... National safe boating week continues through may 24th...
The National Weather Service and the National safe boating Council
are partnering for National safe boating week, may 18th through the
24th. The week will highlight relevant weather and safety specific
information for the recreational boating public.
The topic for Sunday is vessel safety check. This boating season,
make sure that you take advantage of the vessel safety check
program... a free no risk service provided in our area by the
United States Coast Guard auxiliary and the United States 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 vessel's overall condition. Even
if you pay careful attention to safety, dangerous mechanical
problems can crop up on the best-maintained boat. That's why the
U.S. Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boats (including
personal watercraft) get a free vessel safety check each year.
Again, National safe boating week continues through may 24th. Monday's
topic will deal with the use of emergency position indicating