Saturday, May 21, 2011

National Safe Boating Week 2011

WEAR IT !!  -- Chris with fellow passenger Ken in Bartolome, Galapagos


Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day

Boating safety educators, the general boating public gather to demonstrate importance of life jacket wear, set world record on May 21

Bristow, VA (March 21, 2011) – It’s time to join efforts to once again bringing an important boating safety issue – life jacket wear – to the forefront and setting a world record along the way. The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) invites boating safety professionals, the boating community and the media to participate in the “Ready, Set, Inflate!” event on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Participants will gather in cities around the globe to heighten awareness of inflatable life jackets. This year, the NSBC and CSBC will tally not only the number of participants who inflate their inflatable life jackets during the event, but also those who wear an inherently buoyant life jacket.

North America Safe Boating Campaign

Ready Set

NWS National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Council

USCG Boating Safety Resource Center

USCG Boat Rental Safety

Ready, Set, Inflate - Post Your Pics on our Facebook Page

Safety is a primary concern in the cruise industry.  One of the first things you'll do once you are onboard the ship is a mandatory safety drill which includes locating your life jackets and proceeding to a muster station for further instructions.

When you put your life jacket back away in your stateroom, that doesn't mean you forget about safety for the rest of the cruise.   Instead, that is the start of paying attention to safety.    You may participate in some shore excursions that include water sports, sailing on small boats, etc.    Be sure to wear your life jacket during these excursions.

We thought it would be fun to post some of your pictures in life jacket attire, so I've started a Safe  Boating Photo Album that you can add your pics to.  Even if you don't send us one of your pics, check out the photos that are posted. 

National Weather Service Marine Forecasts

National Safe Boating Week May 21 - 27, 2011 

NOAA Encourages Safe Boating
2011 Safe Boating Week : May 21 - 27
Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
Under the
Inflatable Life Jackets Wind and
in Fog

Click on one of the days above to view the safety message that will air on NOAA Weather Radio during Safe Boating Week. In addition, you can download audio and several video clips of the PSAs through these links.

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