Category Archives: Safety on the water

Man Overboard! Can You Get Him Back On Board?

Wow, over 25 of us came together for a valuable experience – learning what it takes to get someone back on board after they’ve fallen in the water. This experience got us all thinking about how to prepare ourselves and … Continue reading

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Mustang PFD Recall

Maggie Murphy alerted us to a life jacket recall. Here’s the information: MUSTANG SURVIVAL ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL NOTICE ON MD2010 & MD2012 model 22LB INFLATABLE PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES http://www.usps.org/national/safety/PFD_Recall_Mustang_2011.pdf Also, Check out Pamela Benson’s informative comment (click on Comment below) … Continue reading

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Receive News Releases from Coast Guard Dist. 13

Hey Gals, Because I write for boating magazines, I signed up to receive regular news releases from Coast Guard District 13. The latest one has some good information about winter preparations for boaters, going out or hunkering down, and for folks … Continue reading

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Wary of the Locks?

For one of our past meetings we had a personalized tour of the Hiram Chittenden Locks. Just a reminder, these lock tours are very informative and are held for the public. Here is a link to their website. http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=lwsc&pagename=visitorcenter

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How to Recognize If Someone is Drowning

As many of you will be spending time on the water this summer, Vivian just shared a very valuable article (link is below) on how to recognize if someone is drowning. Important, as the article mentions one has only about 30 … Continue reading

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Helpful Resources from the U.S. Coast Guard

DATE: May 6, 2011 10:34:13 AM PDT News Release: USCG promotes safe boating as the Pacific Northwest kicks off the 2011 boating season SEATTLE – As the Pacific Northwest prepares to kick off the 2011 boating season, the Thirteenth Coast … Continue reading

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