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Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Safety Outreach Directorate. We work with numerous partner organizations to promote safe boating across the nation.

Check here for the latest boating safety news. Follow the links above for valuable safety information, or visit the Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety for more resources.

If your organization wishes to collaborate with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and promote boating safety, visit our partnerships wiki, and see what we can do together.

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Boating Safety News

RBS Job One Newsletter

Paddle tip reflectorsHazards of Parasail & Watersport Passenger Transfers – "Recently, passengers on uninspected parasail vessels were seriously injured during underway transfer from the vessel to an inflatable raft that was being towed alongside…" Read more.

United States Coast GuardA PFD that’s Unwearable Makes an Emergency Situation Unbearable! – "During several inspections, Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number of unwearable PFDs. Owners and operators are reminded that regulations require PFDs onboard vessels to be wearable and in serviceable condition…" Read more.

National Safe Boating CouncilIt’s just a Slide. What could go wrong? – "This safety alert stems from two separate casualties. At issue [are] water slides onboard vessels. In both events, passengers using the slide contacted the vessel’s aft rail and sustained severe bone fractures…" Read more.

Featured Resource

2018 Boating Safety Calendar

2018 Boating Safety Calendar Mark your calendar for 2018 events!

The 2018 Boating Safety Calendar gives yearlong tips on safe boating behaviors, and a reminder for upcoming safe boating events.

The calendar is available online from the Safe Boating Campaign.

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