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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 reflectorsTips to Survive a Fall into Cold Water – "It takes some skill for anyone to survive a fall into cold water and knowing more about these techniques could help save your life. Wearing a life jacket drastically increases your chances of survival in cold water…" Read more.


United States Coast GuardDon’t Forget about Gangways and Ladders! – "Recently, a vessel pilot died while boarding a vessel when its gangway separated, causing two persons to fall into the water. This casualty serves as a reminder that equipment can quickly become a hazard…" Read more.


National Safe Boating CouncilLet Us Enlighten You about LED Lighting! – "The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports regarding poor reception on VHF frequencies used for radiotelephone, digital selective calling and automatic identification systems when in the vicinity of light emitting diode (LED) lighting on-board ships…" Read more.

Featured Resource

2018 Boating Safety Calendar

Boating Safety Tips Prepare before you go on the water!

This fact sheet shares important information about how to enjoy a safe day on the water.

These tips are available online from the Safe Boating Campaign.



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