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U.S. Coast Guard Boarding Team Discovers 27 Bales of Cocaine

Two small boat teams from the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) intercept a vessel on the Caribbean Sea that they suspect of engaging in illegal activity on Jan. 6, 2021. A Coast Guard boarding team found 27 bales of cocaine aboard, each weighing approximately 65 pounds.

Illegal Charters Abound

The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter of the 63-foot yacht, Hello0000 near Miami Beach Marina. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding of the vessel with 11 people aboard: nine were passengers for hire, including two children, and two crew members operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire vessel.

Coast Guard Reminds Us of Hidden Cold Water Boating Dangers

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report of eight people aboard a recreational vessel who were unconscious near Garrison Bight. It was reported an exhaust fan in the bilge compartment allowed potential carbon monoxide to accumulate to high enough levels to impair the occupants.

In Loving Memory: Karen Angela Dunne-Maxim

Karen Angela Dunne-Maxim, 80, a former long-time resident of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday December 30, 2020 in Arlington, VA.

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Happy Holidays, 15% Off Walsh Marine Products, 15% off NSBC Store, NSBC Training, 2021 National Safe Boating Week, and more.

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Welcome New NSBC Board Members, 15% Off Walsh Marine Products, Discounts from ACR Artex, NSBC Training, 2021 National Safe Boating Week, and more.

Instructor Update Newsletter

Details and updates on how to maintain your instructor certification. Thank you for being part of a network of NSBC Certified Instructors dedicated to cultivating a safer recreational boating experience by training responsible boaters!

Request for Proposals: Boat On Course

The NSBC is seeking skilled marketers, website developers, and a video production team to create four new videos and quizzes, and improve site visitor experience.

National Safe Boating Council Welcomes New Board Members

The National Safe Boating Council has announced the nomination of three new members to its Board of Directors to expand its leadership from state and philanthropic communities. Please welcome Lisa Dugan, Grant Brown, and Kate Neubauer to the NSBC Board of Directors.

Anchorline

You don’t want to miss Fall 2020 issue of Anchorline, the National Safe Boating Council’s quarterly newsletter sponsored by Rolyan® Buoys! IN THIS ISSUE: Keep Your Waterways Safe All Year, Fall Boating, The Roaring Twenties: A Surge in Boating,  New Educational Brochures and Resources, NSBC On-Water Training, IBWSS 2021 Update, Q&A with NSBC Program Coordinator, NSBC member exclusive discounts, and more!

NSBC On-Water Training

Our on-water training is gearing back up after a COVID hiatus. With the increase in boating this summer, on-water boat control training is in high demand. The National Safe Boating Council has two on-water courses; both have successfully completed the third-party conformity assessment to verify the courses meet the American National Standards for power.

NSBC Member Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: New NSBC Instructors, Fall Boating, 15% Off Walsh Marine Products, Meet NSBC’s Alexis Webb, Discounts from ACR Artex, and more.

Request for Proposals: Waves of Hope

The NSBC’s Waves of Hope coalition is a group of forever-changed families and friends impacted by boating and open water tragedies, seeking to share their stories in order to educate others about boating and water safety.

Sea Tow Automated Radio Check System No Longer Available

For several years, Sea Tow operated an Automated Radio Check System, which was available on VHF Channels 24 to 28 for the benefit of mariners in over 130 locations. However, on October 2nd, 2020 that service was discontinued. The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued MSIB 20-20 to inform mariners of the proper procedure for performing a VHF radio check.

Request for Proposals: IBWSS

The NSBC is seeking a skilled marketers and video production services to bring to life a conference experience in a virtual format.