Each year hundreds of lives are lost... thousands are injured... and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual can make a difference.
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The USCG Boating Safety App features include:
Accident Reporting --- The U.S. Coast Guard hopes that you’re never involved in a boating accident. But if you are Federal Law requires that you file an accident report.
Boater Education --- Errors account for 70 percent of boating accidents. Learn the rules and your responsibilities before you boat.
Vessel Safety Check --- Learn how a free vessel safety check can help you navigate through problem situations.
Life Jacket Wear/Wearing your Life Jacket --- The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Accidents can and do happen with terrifying speed on the water. There's rarely time to reach stowed life jackets. As the boat operator, you are responsible for the safety of your passengers. The U.S. Coast Guard challenges you and your passengers to wear your life jacket all the time while underway.
Going Paddling Know your limits! --- Whether you are sea-kayaking, standup paddle-boarding, canoeing, or kayaking, check out these safety tips from the American Canoe Association.
File a Float Plan --- Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple... there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation and it is a lot easier to find you if someone tells searchers when and where to look.
Carbon Monoxide --- Educate yourself about this potentially lethal boating danger.
BUI Initiatives --- The risk is high and the consequences severe know the dangers and avoid being a victim of BUI.
Shallow Water Boat Performance - FAQ --- Information about the performance of shallow water boats.
Propeller Safety --- View the BEWARE Boat Propellers... A Hidden Danger.
Overview of Coast Guard mobile application for boating safety
The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the Coast Guard strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users.
The app is self-contained, so personal information is stored on the phone and is not sent to the Coast Guard unless the user chooses to send it. The Coast Guard does not track a user's location, and the app does not track a user's location unless the app is being used.
CLICK HERE for THE U.S. COAST GUARD MOBILE APP and download instructions.Your safe boating needs in one free easy app!
Take the time to share this with others. Whether you own a boat of any type (motorized, sailboat, kayak, etc.) or are a PASSENGER, this app may save a life.
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