National Boating Safety Week

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It’s National Safe Boating Week, and governors throughout the country are urging citizens not to take boating safety for granted. Each year, boating claims 709 lives in the United States, 54 of which are weather related.

As Memorial weekend nears, the ceremonial start of boating season begins. Before you set sail, have your boat inspected, check the weather report, get a NOAA Weather Radio make sure all your passengers wear a life jacket, and steer clear of alcohol.

Important facts about boating safety and accidents/casualties

Boating Safety Tips

Before you set sail for a day on the water, be sure to check your local weather and marine forecast from the National Weather Service.

Additional safe boating tips   NOAA logo.