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Mercury Marine celebrates safety milestone at Juarez facility

Mercury Marine’s Juarez, Mexico plant is celebrating a major milestone this week, reporting two million hours with no lost time injuries dating back to 2017.   In 2014, the Juarez plant achieved more than one million hours without a lost-time incident, earning the plant the 2014 Brunswick Chairman’s Safety Award.   Mercury has owned the Juarez facility for more than 25 years with ...

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New online course helps boaters and marinas survive hurricanes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An online course, “Hurricane Preparation for Boaters,” available from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the United States Power Squadrons, aims to arm boat owner was armed with a specific plan to prepare their boat for an approaching storm. The course is available online for $24.95 and can be taken from a desktop, ...

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U.S. Coast Guard to release boating safety app

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety app Saturday as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the Coast Guard strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating ...

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National Safe Boating Week is May 16 to 22

What are you doing to make sure your boaters are safe this season? Hopefully you are preparing to participate in a local or national initiative for National Safe Boating Week, which is May 16 through 22. According to data from the United States Coast Guard, 398 of the 560 boating-related deaths in 2013 were drowning fatalities, and in 328 of ...

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WSIA touting inflatables safety in new video

The Water Sports Industry Association is looking to get the word out about safe practices when towing inflatables with a safety video (see below). The association is encouraging everyone in the industry to share it with customers, potential boaters and anyone who spends time on the water. You can link to the video here on WSIA's site, view it on ...

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