Saturday, May 17, 2014

National Safe Boating Week 2014



Life Jackets Save Lives

Explore this interactive image to learn more about the Safe Boating Initiative




Announcements on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

2014 Safe Boating Week : May 17 - 23
Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
Boat
Under the
Influence
Thunderstorm Safety Life
Jackets
Hurricane
Preparedness
Love The Life
- Wear It!
Safe
Navigation
in Fog
Fire
Extinguishers

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 Wear It

NWS National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Council

USCG Boating Safety Resource Center

USCG Boat Rental Safety

Ready, Set, Wear It - 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 on Faacebook 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. You can also share your pics via Twitter.








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