Posted: May 23, 2012 9:32 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
Updated: May 23, 2012 9:34 AM
National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 19-25, 2012, is an initiative aimed at improving boater behavior through education, awareness and training to make recreational boating a safe and enjoyable experience by reducing boating accidents.
The campaign encourages all boaters to wear a properly-fitted personal floatation device when out on the water. Throughout NSBW, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer safe-boating classes and free vessel safety checks. In addition to wearing life jackets, the Coast Guard encourages all boaters to file a float plan with a friend or family, have distress signalling devices and check weather conditions prior to embarking on a trip.
To find the location of the nearest Auxiliary flotilla and a schedule of safe-boating classes, please visit their Web site at www.cgaux.org.
For more info visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating