BoatU.S. Foundation offers Web-based learning tool

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has begun offering a new Web-based learning tool called the “Boater’s Toolbox,” which features in-depth information on 10 of the most popular safety and environmental issues affecting today’s boaters, BoatU.S. said in a recent release.

“Boaters are hungry for information on important topics such as carbon monoxide poisoning, how homeland security regulations affect their boating, or which kind of marine sanitation device fits their needs,” said Ruth Wood, president of the BoatU.S. Foundation. “The ‘Toolbox’ takes away the confusion by consolidating all of this essential information in one place so boaters don’t have to chase it down on half a dozen different Web sites.”

The Boater’s Toolbox can be accessed via the Foundation Web site, or by going directly to

The topics featured include:

  • Life Jackets>
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Rules of the Road
  • Homeland Security
  • Hypothermia
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Safe and Clean Fueling
  • Marine Sanitation Devices and Pumpouts
  • Litter Prevention
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