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Boater Safety Information:

North American Safe Boating Campaign

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.

Keep Informed:
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. Weather
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.  Classes

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 jail terms?
  • The use of alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities?

For more information  or call (315) 307-1521



Last Updated: 09 December, 2012
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