ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The July 4th holiday weekend is recreational boating's busiest time of the year, and BoatU.S. is urging all boaters to prepare, have patience and operate with care as they head out for fireworks displays and holiday fun.
"We forecast that nearly 6,000 boaters will need some type of non-emergency help over the holiday period,” said Jerry Cardarelli, vice president of towing services for BoatU.S. “Our 24-hour TowBoatU.S. and Pacific Vessel Assist on-the-water assistance call centers will experience the highest call volume of the year on Sunday as everyone takes in the fireworks displays. Monday's waterway traffic will also be high as many boaters return to home port after a weekend of fun.”