Looking to advance your awareness of basic navigation rules? Today, the National Safe Boating Council reveals major updates and additions to its popular Basic Navigation Rules Awareness website, BoatOnCourse.com. The website introduces recreational boaters to basic navigation rules, while getting them excited about learning more about boating safety and creating a greater awareness for the need to take a boating safety course.
Boating Law Administrators, nonprofit partners, and boating safety professionals from across the United
States gathered for this year’s National Association of State Boating
Law Administrators (NASBLA) Award Luncheon. The Boating Safety
Award, sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council, was awarded
this year to Captain Mike England, Georgia’s boating education
A survey of recreational boaters found the North American Safe Boating Campaign continues to have a positive impact on boater behavior. The yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket
wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It!
It has been an exciting year for the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and agency partner Paul Werth Associates, who recently clinched eight awards for its integrated communications efforts on behalf of the North American Safe Boating
Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It!
The mission of the National Safe Boating Council is clear: to promote safer boating through education, outreach, and training. Much of that work revolves around life jacket awareness.
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announces its collaboration in creating the first Spanish/English Boating Safety Sidekicks activity book for children. The Boating Safety Sidekicks “Color-a-Fish” book is designed to educate kids about different fish through a fun hands-on approach.
Thousands of boating enthusiasts set a new world record for life jacket wear during the fifth annual ‘Ready, Set, Wear It!’ Life Jacket World Record Day. At 175 events around the globe, 6,973 participants inflated their life jacket or wore an inherently buoyant life jacket, breaking the world record for life jacket wear on May 17, 2014.
As you prepare for this year’s boating season, do you have everything you need to have a fun, safe time on the water? In addition to key boating safety equipment, don’t forget that proper boat shoes or water sport shoes are an important part of a great day on the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics recently, revealing that boating fatalities decreased to 560, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. This news comes just one year after the previous record low was recorded in 2012, with 651 recreational boating fatalities. From 2012 to 2013, deaths in boating related accidents decreased by 14 percent.
With warmer weather right around the corner, millions of Americans will enjoy boating with friends and family this year. The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service (NWS) are proud to announce their ongoing partnership to support boating safety by creating new, weather and safety-specific public service announcements (PSAs) for National Safe Boating Week, held from May 17-23, 2014.
On Saturday, May 17, participants in cities around the globe will gather to set a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated on the fifth annual ‘Ready, Set, Wear It!’ Life Jacket World Record Day. The National Safe Boating Council and Canadian Safe Boating Council have again partnered to support this one-day event.
The 2014 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), held in Nashville, Tenn., closed its final day of sessions with the announcement of this year’s Media Contest winners. In total, 112 submissions were reviewed by the judging panel – a new record for entries.
At the 2014 International Boating and Water Safety Summit, held in Nashville, Tenn., Marty Law was inducted in the Boating Safety Hall of Fame. Marty Law has been involved in boating safety for more than 33 years.
Each year, the National Safe Boating Council carefully reviews and selects those individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the interest of boating safety. Dr. Daniel Maxim is no exception and it is because of this that Dan is being inducted into the Boating Safety Hall of Fame.