BUI: Don’t be that guy

No one thinks twice these days about drinking and driving – why should drinking and boating be any different? As the weather warms and boating season kicks off, every boater needs to know and understand the risks of consuming alcohol while boating.

Filing a float plan

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Float plans

Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple… there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation.

'Wear it!'

‘Wear It!’: Life jackets save lives

“If you’re going to be boating, always wear your lifejacket and require the same of all your passengers,” said Joe Carro, a Coast Guard boating safety specialist. “Life jackets save lives.”

Ready, Set, Inflate

Earlier today, Coast Guard headquarters personnel participated in Ready, Set, Inflate – a joint effort by the National Safe Boating Council and the Canadian Safe Boating Council. The event was part of the kick-off for Safe Boating Week 2010 and an […]

Be a part of record kick-off to Safe Boating Week

Thousands are expected to simultaneously inflate life jackets across North America on May 20 at 11 a.m. in an effort to set a world record and raise awareness of Safe Boating Week 2010. Ready, Set, Inflate is a joint effort […]