Successful Boating Begins When You Leave Home & Ends When You Safely Return

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NOT ALL BOATING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN ON THE WATER, some boating accidents occur while traveling to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says “a successful boating outing begins when you leave home and ends when you safely return home.” Since the majority of recreational boats in […]

FAQ Friday: What Visual Distress Signals must I carry on my boat?

Friday, May 15, 2015

A: Visual distress signals are required to be carried onboard vessels operating on the Great Lakes, High Seas, Territorial Seas and connecting waters seaward of a point where the entrance exceeds 2 nautical miles, with certain exceptions. Devices carried can include either pyrotechnic devices: orange smoke (day), hand-held red flare (day/night), red parachute flare (day/night), […]