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Safety First
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 76% of annual boating deaths occur due to drowning. Of the victims, almost 85% were not wearing a life jacket, two-thirds of whom were considered strong swimmers. 

The U.S. Coast Guard requires that all boats have approved, wearable life jackets ON BOARD for every person on the boat. Safety advocates, however, recommend that everyone onboard WEARS a life jacket at all times. Accidents happen quickly, and time spent finding stowed life jackets and putting them on can mean the difference between life and death.

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Safety at Sea

BoatUS suggests acting on these four, easy tips for a safe boating season. Prepare now to help make your time on the water worry-free.
  1. Get a free vessel check.
  2. Register your DCH-VHF radio to receive a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number.
  3. Inspect and prepare life jackets.
  4. Take a boating safety course.

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