NEW | BASIC SAFETY TRAINING
Who is this training for?
Stay in Bay/Rivers
What is involved?
Half Day of Training
Introduction to Safety
Distress Broadcasting: Sécurité, Pan-Pan, Mayday, and Making a Proper Mayday Call
Signals (Includes Hands-on Flare Demo)
The Importance of Life Jackets and Choosing the Proper One
From the USCG 2016 recreational boating statistics.
In 2016, the Coast Guard counted 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and approximately $49 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
Compared to 2015, the number of accidents increased 7.3%, the number of deaths increased 12%, and the number of injuries increased 11.1%.
Where cause of death was known, 80% of fatal boating accident victims drowned. Of those drowning victims with reported life jacket usage, 83% were not wearing a life jacket.
Eight out of every ten boaters who drowned were using vessels less than 21 feet in length.
Out of all the 2017 recreational boating accidents that occurred in the year 2016, only 371 happened in ocean waters