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Sea Tow Foundation appoints new Boating Safety Advisory Council members

Nine new marine industry stakeholders were recently elected to serve two-year terms beginning June 1, 2022, on the Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council. Established in 2019, the advisory council collaborates on multiple national boating safety initiatives and also judges and selects the most outstanding efforts by marine industry companies promoting recreational boating safety through its annual “National Boating ...

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NASBLA, MADD partner on BUI campaign

Impaired boating continues to be a leading known contributing factor in fatal recreational boating incidents. Operation Dry Water (ODW) is proud to join boating safety advocates nationwide during National Safe Boating Week, May 21 – 27, 2022, to remind boat operators and passengers of the dangers associated with boating under the influence (BUI). As part of the upcoming holiday weekend, boaters from ...

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MasterCraft celebrates safety milestone

MasterCraft Boat Company, a subsidiary of MasterCraft Boat Holdings Inc., has completed a major milestone in workplace safety – over two million safe hours worked without a lost time incident, which continues to accumulate. This achievement took over 450 calendar days, or well over one year, without an incident to attain. Achieving two million safe hours worked without a lost time ...

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WSF reports record number of paddlesports accidents

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Over 37 million participants engaged in paddlesports like kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding during the pandemic according to the latest data (2020) from the Outdoor Foundation. This pandemic surge brought an estimated 2.5 million new paddlers to American waterways. However, it increased accidents to 331 and fatalities to a record high 202 – accounting for more than 26% of all ...

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Sea Tow Foundation seeks nominations for Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Sea Tow Foundation is now accepting nominations for membership in its national Boating Safety Advisory Council, with applications being accepted through April 19. New appointees will be chosen by the current council and executive committee, notified in mid-May and serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2022. The Boating Safety Advisory Council is currently comprised of 20 leaders representing all ...

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Mercury Marine wins Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development honored Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, as one of 10 companies to win this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award. “All companies in Wisconsin utilize a ‘safety first’ approach, but this year’s winners went above and beyond in promoting safety and excellence,” said Wisconsin Safety Council Executive Director ...

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Water safety remains top priority for MN legislative session

The Minnesota House of Representatives Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy convenes Tuesday, March 22, for a hearing on HF3787, legislation which would expand upon the state’s existing youth boater education requirements. The hearing marks the fourth hearing in four weeks’ time for the companion bills SF3392 and HF3787, indicating there is strong support within the legislature for increased boating ...

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Water Sports Foundation reports spike in online boater education

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The Water Sports Foundation reported a major surge in boater education enrollment across the nation, marked by new online delivery trends. As the non-profit educational arm of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA), the Water Sports Foundation attributed the surge to record-setting growth in recreational boating activity and a 35% increase in first-time boat ownership in 2020, brought on by ...

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Milltech announces acquisition

Milltech Marine, a provider in marine safety specializing in Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and communications systems, announced it has been acquired by Jason Young, former Global Sales Director for Vesper Marine, manufacturer of AIS solutions. Young has committed Milltech to continuing its legacy of exceptional customer service, while expanding its reach to small manufacturers looking to move into the American ...

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