Boater Safety Information:
North American Safe Boating
The North American Safe Boating Campaign is an international project to
promote boating safety, encourage boater education, and help to save
lives. This annual event occurs during first full week before Memorial
Day weekend, which is considered the start of the boating season in most
areas. The North American Safe Boating Campaign serves as a chance to
remind everyone of the things we can do to make every outing more safe,
to ensure we all can have more fun.
By taking just a few simple steps, you can ensure every boating season
is safe and fun!
Get a Free Vessel Safety Check:
Vessel Safety Checks are performed by Auxiliary members who are trained
to inspect your boat for the proper safety equipment, which can not only
help you avoid tickets and comply with local and federal laws, but, will
also help ensure you are more prepared in an emergency. This inspection
is not for law-enforcement purposes, it is for your education and piece
of mind. You have nothing to lose!
Find a Vessel Examiner near you today!
Vessel Safety Checks
Here are a few tips on what the Vessel Examiners will
be looking for, to help you be sure your boat is ready.
Always check the local Notice to Mariners (updated weekly) give the
boater information on hazards to navigation and other items you should
be aware of in the area you will be boating in. Check out
Notice to Mariners
Find the current weather and the predicted weather for your local area.
Find the current weather and the predicted weather for your areas that
you may be traveling to
National Association Of State Boating Law Administrators
Have a Plan for Emergencies:
Teach all passengers where the radio is, and how to use it to call for
help. Always file a float plan. If something goes awry, this is an
invaluable tool to help rescuers to find you. Visit....
Float Plan Central
Take a boaters safety class, check out the link below to find boater
safety classes near you.
Boating Under the Influence
BUI is just as deadly as drinking and driving!
Did you know:
- A boat operator is likely
to become impaired more quickly than a driver, drink for drink?
- The penalties for BUI can
include large fines, revocation of operator privileges and serious
- The use of alcohol is
involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities?
or call (315) 307-1521