|Public Information Statement|
Statement as of 6:00 am EDT on May 19, 2013
... Safe boating week is may 18-24 2013...
The National Weather Service and the National safe boating Council
will partner for National safe boating week may 18-24. This week
will highlight relevant weather and safety specific public service
announcements for the recreational boating public.
Todays topic is vessel safety checks.
This boating season... make sure that you take advantage of the
vessel safety check program... a free no risk service provided in
your area by the U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary and the U.S. Power
squadrons. A qualified vessel examiner will conduct an inspection of
all the required safety equipment carried or installed on a vessel
and certain aspects of the vessels overall condition. Even if you
pay careful attention to safety... dangerous mechanical problems can
crop up on the best-maintained boat. Thats why the U.S. Coast Guard
recommends that all recreational boats... including personal
watercraft... get a free vsc each year.
For more information on hazardous weather and boating safety... visit
the following websites...
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