Saturday, May 19, 2012

National Safe Boating Week 2012

National Safe Boating Week May 19 - 25, 2012 

The National Weather Service has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council to help promote safe boating practices. During Safe Boating Week NWS will disseminate a Public Information Statement and broadcast public service announcements on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
2012 Safe Boating Week : May 19 - 25
Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
Hypothermia Life Jackets Thunderstorm Safety Boating Under the Influence Marine Forecast Wind and Waves EPIRBs
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.

Approximately 500 people drown each year from recreational boating accidents, so we've teamed up with NOAA and the National Safe Boating Council to remind you to  "Wear It!"  when you are on the water.   Here are some links for you to learn additional information about boating safety.

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 we'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. 

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