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New GPS EPIRBS And PLB’s Explained

New GPS EPIRBS And PLB’s Explained

Safety Tips from the United States Coast Guard Advancements in Boating Rescue Technology - New developments expand the capabilities of EPIRBs and PLBs. By Vincent Daniello February 15, 2012 There is no 911 at sea. The premise that boaters must be self-reliant has guided emergency preparedness at...

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Layers of Safety – Man Ejected From Boat

Layers of Safety – Man Ejected From Boat

Paul Bernard, USCG Veteran and administrator of the Facebook Group, U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Safe Boating provides important information on boating safety. I often speak of preparedness and safety in layers. The best approach is to employ as many layers as is practicable. As it relates to...

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At Sea, Color Can Save Your Life – Wear Fluorescent Green to be Seen

At Sea, Color Can Save Your Life – Wear Fluorescent Green to be Seen

What is the most visible color on water? Mustang Survival On-Water Visibility Study This video was recently hilighted by Paul Bernard's Facebook Group,U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Safe Boating. Several of the USCG Safety experts made some very important comments for all of us regarding the color of...

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Boat Watch Presents “Safety At Sea” Punta Gorda Sailing Club

Boat Watch Presents “Safety At Sea” Punta Gorda Sailing Club

This summary of the seminar comes from Commodore of the Punta Gorda Sailing Club Bob Simmons: "If you missed the October meeting, you missed a good one. In addition to taking care of regular club business, we had an outstanding presentation by local resident Eddie Tuttle of BoatWatch.org. Boat...

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Do I Need An FCC Ships Radio License Re A MMSI Number?

Do I Need An FCC Ships Radio License Re A MMSI Number?

FCC Station License/MMSI# Requirement by National Marine Electronics Association 846 Ritchie Highway, L4, Severna Park, MD USA 21146410-975-9425 info@nmea.org This notification only applies to US registered or documented vessels. If your vessel is NOT US registered or documented you must apply for...

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Do I Need An FCC Ships Radio License Re A MMSI Number?

Stop what you are doing and read this! It could save your life.

By Paul Barnard USCG A local boater lost his life yesterday and two more are lucky to be alive. I am still gathering details, but I know enough about that case and so many more to state this with authority. There are three things you MUST do immediately when you get that "OH BLEEP" feeling while...

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