Tag Archives: boating safety

STF National Boating Industry Safety Awards deadline approaching

The Sea Tow Foundation and its Boating Safety Advisory Council reminds for-profit companies within the recreational boating industry of its forthcoming deadline October 8, 2021 for the 2021 National Boating Industry Safety Awards, sponsored by KICKER Marine Audio.    “We appreciate all the tremendous work being done to promote boating safety throughout the marine industry and look forward to shining the ...

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Discover Boating launches new state-by-state safety map

Discover Boating launched a new interactive state-by-state safety map, providing boaters an easy-to-use tool to find everything they need to know about boating safety, life jacket and education course requirements, and licenses needed in their state before getting on the water. Help promote safe and responsible boating practices as many take advantage of the final days of the boating season for ...

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Sea Tow Foundation issues entry call for 2021 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation in cooperation with its newly rebranded Boating Safety Advisory Council (formerly North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council) has issued the official call for entry for its 2021 “National Boating Industry Safety Awards.” Now in its third year, the contest features 10 categories of entry, all of which recognize top boating safety programs and campaigns within the ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches new life jacket loaner stations

The Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – announced today that it will be working with 154 organizations and agencies to establish new Life Jacket LoanerStations and restock existing stations for the 2021 summer boating season, as part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to keep boaters safe. With more ...

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U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Report shows some ways the pandemic impacted boating

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were significantly up over the prior year. While still under review, the Coast Guard believes that the primary driving factor for the significant increase in deaths was the significant increase in boating activity. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water looks ...

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New owner takes over TowBoatUS Anacortes

Capt. Chris Justice, a former hired on-water towing captain with TowBoatUS Tacoma, has chosen to strike out on his own and is the new owner of TowBoatUS Anacortes. “I knew I wanted to go out on my own, so when I heard about the opportunity, I immediately jumped on it, packed up my bags, and moved to Anacortes," said Justice. Asked ...

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Boating BC collaborates on new boater education

Representatives from Boating BC, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BC Ferries have announced a new collaboration aimed at educating recreational boaters and small commercial vessel operators about how to share the waterways with deep sea vessel traffic. The initiative, which will include a province-wide advertising campaign is made possible through a grant from Transport Canada and addresses increasing near ...

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Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida brings law enforcement and marine businesses together

boating safety forum

With the dramatic increase in boating traffic, the Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay (MIA) joined with the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND), the Venice Police Department, and the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit to host a forum that brought 15 law enforcement and government agencies together along with 30 marine industry representatives to discuss boating ...

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Boating tips to safely navigate busy Fourth of July waters

By the Water Sports Foundation All over the country this upcoming holiday weekend, boaters will be cruising to popular gathering spots for watersports, to raft up, drop anchor and swim, enjoy barbecues and cap off festivities with spectacular fireworks celebrations.  “After a year of Covid restrictions, boaters are out on the water in force, soaking up plenty of sun and ...

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New owner takes over TowBoatUS Naples, Marco Island

After spending years working as a part time on-water towboat captain on the waters off Southern California, Capt. Todd Dillman knew one day he wanted to have his own recreational boat towing business. The question was only where and when. “When I was out there, I fell in love with helping boaters get home safely and knew it was something ...

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