Tag Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Registration opens for ABYC/USCG Risk Mitigation Conference

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Registration is now open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The first in a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats, this first conference will focus on the ...

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Coast Guard names new members to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). The NBSAC was established on December 4, 2018. The NBSAC members are selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: State Boating Safety Programs, Recreational Vessel and Associated Equipment Manufacturers; and National Recreational Boating Organizations and the General Public. ...

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ABYC, USCG debut risk mitigation series

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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announced last month they are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats. The first event, USCG Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification, will be held virtually Tuesday, November 9 and will focus on the transition to electric ...

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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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Profiles in leadership: Jim Emmons

By Wanda Kenton Smith From the time he was a tyke tubing behind his grandfather’s 55-foot houseboat, through combo skiing and carving on a big board as a teen, to surfing the waves in exotic oceans as an adult, Jim Emmons has had a lifelong love affair with the water. In 1989, former college buddy John McEver of World Publications ...

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12 top boating safety tips for the busy summer boating season

By Wanda Kenton Smith With new and used boat sales soaring to record highs in 2020 to first-time boat buyers, boating safety stakeholders are taking extra measures to communicate and promote safe boating practices in advance of the busy summer boating season. “The pandemic literally saw hundreds of thousands of newcomers join the ranks of first-time boat owners, so we’re ...

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USCG Boating Safety Spring Circular now available

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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released the Spring 2021 edition of their Boating Safety Circular (BSC). Click here to view the Spring ediiton on the USCG website. The contents of this BSC edition include: Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch Hiring AnnouncementPersonnel Changes AnnouncementsNew Engine Cut-Off Switch Law AnnouncementFuel Tank & Fuel System Test RequirementsWhen the USCG Buys Your BoatCalendar of EventsBoating Safety ...

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Coast Guard survey offers new boating data

A new report on recreational boating activity in the U.S. is giving policymakers and the boating community the ability to shape smart boating safety policy into the future. Issued recently by the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Recreational Boating Safety Survey looks at boating participation demographics, trends, boat use, at-risk boating populations, boating safety and more. The survey data includes all ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced the 16th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard from our Nation’s Capital, held in a virtual format October 29, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern.  The event committee chair is ADM Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), ...

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