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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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Coast Guard Foundation prepares for hurricane, fire seasons

Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation announced it is preparing for the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts will once again be above average. Similarly, wildfire experts predict a potentially devastating summer and fall due to a severe drought, an abundance of excess combustible vegetation, and other factors. This follows 2020’s record breaking hurricane ...

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America’s Boating Club partners with West Marine for National Safe Boating Week

Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. With more boats and new boaters on the water—many without any boating education—boating accidents and fatalities have been rising around the country.  The nation’s largest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, America’s Boating Club has partnered with marine retailer, West Marine, to ...

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National Safe Boating Campaign offers resources for Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week May 22- 28, 2021

National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, 2021, and the National Safe Boating Council is encouraging the industry to help share information about responsible boating through digital outreach, launch point reminders, outreach events, vessel safety checks, and more. The Safe Boating Campaign offers several free resources to support outreach efforts. Downloadable Resources: Browse our resources and take advantage of a FREE library of downloadable posters, ...

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TowBoatUS opens Comox location

TowBoatUS Comox BC Canada Mathews Opens Photo 4_07_21

Local charter fishing guide Capt. Peter Mathews, who as child grew up working in the region’s nascent sailing charter industry, says he cannot remember not being on the water. The Canadian Coast Guard-licensed Mathews is now owner of Vancouver Island-based TowBoatUS Comox, bringing 24-hour on-water towing and assistance to recreational boaters and anglers in the northern Georgia Strait. This brings ...

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Malibu celebrates safety milestone

Malibu Boats logo

Malibu Boats announced it has proudly achieved over five million safe man hours worked at its Loudon, Tenn. facility. Five million man hours without a lost time injury means the production facility worked for more than 1,680 days or well over four years without incident, making this an extraordinarily rare and prestigious milestone. The achievement exemplifies Malibu’s dedication to the ...

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Sea Tow Foundation appoints new Sober Skipper council members

The Sea Tow Foundation has appointed seven new marine industry stakeholders to serve on its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council which was established in 2019. This new slate joins a dozen inaugural council members and will collaborate on a variety of strategies and tactics to promote greater awareness and adoption of boating safety initiatives and messages both within the ...

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Cobalt celebrates manufacturing safety milestone

Cobalt Boats has announced that in 2019 it achieved the distinction of compiling more than one million hours worked without a lost-time injury. Cobalt’s approximately 708 employees at its factory in Neodesha, Kansas, reached the million-hour milestone just before Christmas, providing further confirmation of the company’s commitment to workplace safety. This is a first in Cobalt’s long history. To mark ...

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Sea Tow Foundation promotes life jacket use at MIBS 2020

When more than 100,000 individuals visited this year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to see the new boats and boating gear, the Sea Tow Foundation made sure that the attendees received a quick course in the importance of wearing life jackets when on or around the water. As a result of the show’s captive audience, tens of thousands of boating enthusiasts  interacted with ...

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Sea-Fire debuts new engineered fire system

Sea-Fire Marine has introduced its first US Coast Guard-approved 3M™ Novec™ 1230 engineered fire suppression system available at 725 psi (50 bar). The new fully customizable MN-Series provides greater flexibility when designing or retrofitting a vessel's fire suppression system and is ideal for commercial or recreational vessels up to 300-feet. The MN-Series debuts at the International WorkBoat Show, Dec. 4–6, ...

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