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Video: America’s Waterway Watch – BoatOnCourse.com

Boat On Course, educational boating safety videos from the National Safe Boating Council, teach the basic navigation rules of boating. In this video, boaters will learn about America’s Waterway Watch, a nationally driven security program developed by the U.S. Coast Guard to educate the maritime industry and recreational boating public to recognize suspicious behavior on the water and report it. The program is similar to a neighborhood watch except there are no community meetings or membership required.

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Operation Dry Water

Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. Operation Dry Water’s heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend takes place annually around July fourth, a holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating, and deadly incidents.

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Video: Pro Wakeboarder Shaun Murray Shares his Most Important Boating Tip

This video reminds boaters that alcohol and boating don’t mix. In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard 2019 Boating Accident Report Data shows that alcohol is the leading contributing factor to boating deaths. Ride Dry, Drive Dry!

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Photos: USCG Navigation Rules Book

Photos showing the US Coast Guard Navigation Rules Book in use on a boat

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Your Life Jacket Only Works If You Wear It

One doesn’t look foolish in a life jacket. One looks responsible.

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Life Jacket Extras

There are many ways beyond flotation in which your life jacket can become your best friend.

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Photos: Cell Phone with USCG Mobile App Screen Open

Photos showing a mobile device with the US Coast Guard app screen open

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New Coast Guard Recreational Boating Stats Show a Reduction in Boating Deaths for Third Straight Year

The United States Coast Guard has released its 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics report revealing a decline in American boating deaths for the third straight year.

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WSF’s Jim Emmons to Chair USCG National Boating Safety Advisory Council

Jim Emmons, a 31-year career marine industry veteran and current non-profit outreach grants director for the Water Sports Foundation was recently appointed as the USCG NBSAC Chairman.

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