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National Safe Boating Week 2015: Float plans

Filing 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.

7 tips to keep you safe on the water this winter

Winter safety tips

If you plan to participate in any water activity this winter – know what will keep you safe! Planning and preparation are key to any safe outing on the water, but also knowing some basic safety and cold-water immersion tips can help save your life. Here are 7 tips to help keep you safe on the water this winter.

No life jacket? No excuses!

life jacket

There are many excuses to why you can’t wear your life jacket, but are they worth your life or the life of a loved one? You want to get some sun, you’ll get too hot or it is too bulky and uncomfortable. But whether you’re going boating or going kayaking on a lake, there’s never an excuse not to wear a life jacket.

National Safe Boating Week 2013

Life jacket

National Safe Boating Week 2013 is here! It is no coincidence this week, focused on educating boaters about the latest safe boating practices, takes place in the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the recreational boating season. Many Americans will be visiting our nation’s lakes, rivers and coasts for the first time in months and should keep safety at the forefront of their plans.

10 safe boating gifts for Cyber Monday

Life Jacket

If you’re taking advantage of today’s Cyber Monday bargains, why not embrace the spirit of giving and turn your holiday gift into something that makes your loved one safe all year round? The holidays are a perfect time to remind your friends and family to boat responsibly and arm them with safe boating essentials. Whether they are a first-time boater or a sailor with decades on the water, it is important to encourage your loved ones to boat responsibly.

12 tips for 12 weeks of summer

12 tips for 12 weeks of summer

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L Silverstein, 7th Coast Guard District Public Affairs. National Safe Boating Week is officially over, but we’re providing 12 tips to highlight the importance of safe boating throughout the 12 weeks of summer. If you see something missing from this list, add it in the comments to ensure

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Saved by the jacket: John Pine

Saved by the jacket

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week 2012 we will be featuring first-person accounts of those who survived an accident on the water. Today’s story comes from a sailor who fell off his sailboat not once, but twice. We are sharing his story here at Compass in the hopes you will always “wear it!” Heroes

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Saved by the jacket: Holly S.

Station Safewater

One day, my family and I went on our boat in the river. When we got to the beach, my little cousin, Malcom, wouldn’t’ put on his life jacket. He always made jokes like that so we thought he was kidding. As we were about to get into the boat, he did not put on his jacket. We had to beg him to put on his life jacket for a while when we were in the boat, and he would not put it on, but he finally did.