Safe Boating Tips that can Save your Life
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http://providenceriverstriperfishing.blogspot.com/ Boating Safety Courses Operator errors account for 70% of boating accidents — take a course. Going Paddling? Know your limits! Visit the American Canoe Association for safety tips on sea-kayaking, standup paddle-boarding, canoeing, or kayaking, check-it-out! Carbon Monoxide Educate yourself about this potentially lethal boating danger. BUI Initiatives The risk is high and the consequences severe — know the dangers and avoid being a victim of BUI. Life Jacket Wear/Wearing your Life Jacket The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. As a boat operator, you're in command of the safety of your passengers. But accidents can, and do happen with terrifying speed on the water. There's rarely time to reach stowed life jackets. The U.S. Coast Guard challenges you and your passengers to wear your life jacket all the time while underway. Float Planning 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. Accident Reporting The U.S. Coast Guard hopes that you're never involved in a boating accident. But Federal Law requires you as the operator to file a boating accident report with your State reporting authority if you are.