Tag Archives: Safe Boating

BoatUS says separation isn’t just about safe distancing

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters? “Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,” says BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of Boating Safety Ted Sensenbrenner. The nonprofit boating safety and clean water arm of BoatUS shares ...

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NMMA encourages 4th of July boaters to wear masks

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With millions of Americans expected to take to the water during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, NMMA is calling on all boaters to recreate responsibly and abide by health and social distancing guidelines. Based on guidance from federal, state and local health officials, NMMA is strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask in appropriate areas, including when entering or ...

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‘Operation Dry Water’ gears up

Operation Dry Water launches

Operation Dry Water (ODW), a nationwide campaign addressing boating under the influence (BUI), will take place July 3 – 5. The U.S. Coast Guard, local and state law enforcement agencies, recreational boating safety advocates and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are gearing up to help raise awareness and prevent incidents related to boating under the influence. ...

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Sea Tow Foundation adds 87 new life jacket stations

The Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – announced that it has partnered with an additional 87 organizations and agencies to add new or restock existing Life Jacket Loaner Stations for the 2020 Summer boating season. With more than 650 Life Jacket Loaner Stations already located throughout the United States, the Sea Tow ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association launches safe boating website

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) has launched a new website — Open For Boating — to help Northwest boaters find the latest information about boating and fishing during COVID-19 restrictions. Governor Inslee announced a partial reopening of outdoor recreation on May 5, 2020, but there are many restrictions and guidelines boaters need to be aware of. Open For Boating is aimed ...

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