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Public Service Announcements - Boating Safety Minute

Below are links to our Boating Safety Minutes airing in rotation on FM 107.1 throughout the boating season! 

"That's Great Mark!  Spot on for RBS.  Great use of media to reach people during the lockdown with so many rules affecting how we operate and reducing our contact to get the message out." --Jeff Perkins, Division Commander, USCG Aux 

"Excellent work – I love these minutes – there must be a way for us to play them more often." --Sue Hamann, Flotilla Commander, USCG Aux 

"Sounds really good for me."  --Jose Prandoni, IPVFC

"At 1945 last night I went to pick up pizza and turned the car radio on. 107.1 and heard our Auxiliary 'blurb.'  Good job!"  --the late Vern Scott, FSO-VE 

"Nicely done!  Bravo Zulu!"  --Bill Mauney, FSO-MT 

"Thank you for doing these, your voice delivery is perfect."  --Don Cleveland, FSO-PE 

"Excellent information!  Thanks for putting the Boating Safety Minute on the Flotilla’s WEB Page."  --Dave Tolley, IPFSO-PB

"Great PA."  --Fil Pagano, DCDR Division 20 

"Excellent!! Nice use of public media."  --Glenn Baxter, VCDR Division 20  

"Hi Mark, this is Karl Rauschenberg, FSO-PA for 20-10; I think your weekly message to the radio station is a fantastic idea."

"I listened to your minute & it sounded great! Well Done."  --Russell Vreeland, FSO-MT 054-12-02 
On helping Flotilla 054-12-02 with their BSM: 
"Oh BTW – I think you are a doing a terrific job with this! One of our better announcers already."  --Russell Vreeland

"Hey Captain Mark! That is really neat!...Thank you sir!"  --Jeffrey B. West, Superintendent, Cape Lookout National Seashore 

"I LOVE your radio boating safety minute!  Great job!!  Very well done and peppy.  So informative!  I will be sharing this for sure.  Captain Mark, you do a great job with your boat safety and ethical angler segments.  Full of information and fun to listen to.  I wish there were more segments like this on the radio."  --Ana Shellem, NC Marine Fisheries Commissioner

"It's Awesome!" --Professor Scott Leahy, Carteret Community College, Marine Training and Education Center 

"I love the boater's minutes! What a fabulous idea that is! I wish we could spread a little of your compassion on to a few others! You are remarkable!" -- Amy W.

"Capt. Mark's marine minute is uplifting, and his weekly nautical tidings are fun and interesting.  The cadence is snappy and I enjoy the bits of information.  Capt. Mark keeps us seafarers on the right 'tack.'" --Kim I. Murray

Thanks Mark, that was great!  Talk to you again next February."  --Jerry Phillips, 054-12-02

Don’t drink & boat: Operation Dry Water focuses on safe, sober boating over the July Fourth holiday: An Interview featuring Mark Sonder, IPFC.  First aired 30JUN22

For National Boating Safety Week Mark Sonder, IPFC was interviewed WNCT TV's Caitlin Richards.  It was first aired on 23MAY2022 on the evening news. CLICK HERE to view.  

April 2024
- Why Boats Sink https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/BoatSink12APR24.mp3
- Spring Checkup https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/SpringCheckup05APR24.mp3

March 2024
- Prep for Weather https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/Prep4Weather29MAR24.mp3
- Trailer Checklist https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/TrailerChecklist22MAR24.mp3
- Equipment in Colder Water https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/Equipment15MAR24.mp3

February 2024
 for Flotilla 054-12-02
- Boat Alterations https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/PainterAlterations022624.mp3
- Boat Propulsion https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/PainterPropulsion0219.mp3
- Hull Material https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2024/HullMaterial0541202.mp3

October 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Final 2023 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Final202313OCT23.mp3
- Seeking Shelter https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/SeekingShelter06OCT23.mp3

September 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Cost of Ownership https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/CostOfOwning29SEP23.mp3
- First Aid Kit https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/FirstAidKit22SEP23.mp3
- Rendering Assistance  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/RenderingAssistance15SEP23.mp3
- Storm Changes  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/StormChanges08SEP23.mp3
- Entanglement  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Entanglement01SEP23.mp3

August 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Single Handling  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/SingleHanded25AUG23.mp3
- VSCPassFail  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/VSCPassFail18AUG23.mp3
- Vessel Safety Checks  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/VSC11AUG23.mp3
- Weather Online  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/WeatherOnline05AUG23B.mp3 

July 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Turtle Strike  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/TurtleStrike28JUL23.mp3
- Just Look Up  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/JustLookUp21JUL23.mp3
- ENCs  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/ENC14JUL23.mp3
- Safe Harbors  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/SafeHarbors07JUL23.mp3

June 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Fishing Line Recycling  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/FishingLine30JUN.mp3
- Ethical Angler 2  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/EthicalAnglerPart223JUN23.mp3
- Ethical Angler  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/EthicalAnglerPart116JUN23.mp3
- Gassing Up  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/GassingUp09JUN23.mp3
- Tips 4 Boaters  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/TipsForBoaters02JUN23.mp3

May 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Vessel Safety Check  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/VSC26MAY23.mp3
- National Safe Boating Week  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/NSBW19MAY23.mp3
- An Educated Boater  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/CCC12MAY23.mp3
- Rip Currents  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/RipCurrents05MAY23.mp3 

April 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Safety Gear  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/SafetyGear28APR23.mp3
- Performing a Sea Trial  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/SeaTrial21APR23.mp3
- Location Beacons  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/EPIRB14APR.mp3 
- MOB at Night  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/MOBatNight07APR.mp3 

March 2023 with musical enhancement by NYC film composer Kenneth L. Weissman
- Distress Call  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/DistressCall31MAR.mp3
- Docking  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Docking24MAR23.mp3
- Cold Water  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/ColdWater17MAR23d.mp3

February 2023 for Flotilla 054-12-02
- A Review https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Flotilla12-02Finale27FEB23.mp3
- Incoming Sea https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Flotilla12-02IncomingSeaFEB20b.mp3
- Heavy Following Seas https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Flotilla12-02FollowingSeasCFeb13.mp3
- Leaving the Dock https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2023/Flotilla12-02LeavingDockb06Feb.mp3

October 2022
- Final 2022 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Final2022.mp3

September 2022
- Knots vs. MPH https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/KnotsvMPH.mp3
- Radar for Weather https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/RadarForWeather.mp3
- Barometers https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Barometers.mp3
- Education https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Education.mp3
- Thunder https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Thunder.mp3

August 2022
- Wind Part 2 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/WindPart2.mp3
- Wind Part 1 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/WindPart1.mp3
- Clouds https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Clouds.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Clouds.m4a
- Wear It! https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/WearIt.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/WearIt.m4a

July 2022

- Channel 16 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Channel16.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Channel16.m4a
- Dolphins https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Dolphins.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Dolphins.m4a
- Aquatic Nuisances https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AquaticNuisance.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AquaticNuisance.m4a
- Hailers https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Hailers.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Hailers.m4a
- Operation Dry Water https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/OperationDryWater.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/OperationDryWater.m4a

June 2022
- AIS Collision https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AISCollision.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AISCollision.m4a
- Radar https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Radar.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Radar.m4a
- Avoid Collision https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AvoidCollision.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AvoidCollision.m4a
- Trifecta https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Trifecta.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Trifecta.m4a

May 2022
- Knots https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Knots.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Knots.m4a
- NSBW ECOS https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/NSBWecos.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/NSBWecos.m4a
- Boat Wash https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/BoatWash.mp3 or
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/BoatWash.m4a
- Fueling https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Fueling.mp3 or 
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Fueling.m4a

April 2022
- CGRBS https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/CGRBS.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/CGRBS.m4a
- Docking https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Docking.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Docking.m4a
- Kayaking https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Kayaking.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Kayaking.m4a
- Beginning Season https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/BeginningSeason.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/BeginningSeason.m4a

March 2022
- Diversity Concert https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/DiversityConcert.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/DiversityConcert.m4a
- AIS  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AIS.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/AIS.m4a
- Hypothermia  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Intro2022.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/Intro2022.m4a 

February 2022 for Flotilla 054-12-02
Weight Distribution https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/12-02WeightDistribution.m4a
- Capacity Placard Bottom Line 2 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/12-02CapPlacardBottomLine2.m4a
- Capacity Placard https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/12-02CapPlacard2.m4a
- Capacity https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/12-02Capacity.m4a

January 2022 for Flotilla 054-12-02
Courses https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2022/12-02Courses.m4a

October 2021
- Final 2021 https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Final2021.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Final2021.m4a
- File a Float Plan https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/FileFloatPlan.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/FileFloatPlan.m4a

September
- 2020 Safety Stats https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2020SafetyStats.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/2020SafetyStats.m4a
- Boat America Class https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/BoatAmericaClass.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/BoatAmericaClass.m4a
- Courses https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Courses.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Courses.m4a
- Labor Day https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/LaborDay.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/LaborDay.m4a 

August
- Questions https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Questions.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Questions.m4a
- Your Ship https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/YourShip.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/YourShip.m4a
- Collisions https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Collisions.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Collisions.m4a
- Boat America Class https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Class.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Class.m4a

July
- USCG Gear https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/USCGgear.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/USCGgear.m4a
- ColRegs https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/COLREGS.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/COLREGS.m4a
- Weather Talk https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Weather.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Weather.m4a
- Pre-Departure Talk https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Predeparture.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Predeparture.m4a
- July 4th https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/July4.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/July4.m4a 

June
- Float Plans https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/FloatPlan.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/FloatPlan.m4a
- Emergency Beacons https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/EmergencyBeacons.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/EmergencyBeacons.m4a
- Navigation https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Navigation.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Navigation.m4a
- Communications https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/VHF.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/VFH.m4a 

May
- Drinking https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Drinking.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Drinking.m4a
- NBSW https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/NBSW.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/NBSW.m4a
- PWC https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/PWC.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/PWC.m4a
- Compasses https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Compass.mp3 or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Compass.m4a  
- Sailors 
https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Sailors.m4a

April
- RRR https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/RRR.mp3  or https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/RRR.m4a
- Hulls https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Hulls.m4a
- Lights https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Lights.m4a
- Emergency Cut Off Switch Law  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/ECOS.m4a

March
- Cold Water  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Cold%20Water.m4a 
- Vessel Safety Checks  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/FREE%20VSC.m4a 
- Women and Boat America  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/Boat%20America.m4a 
- Safe Speed  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/PSA%20Safe%20Speed.m4a

February
- Right Whale Migration  https://h2ocaptain.com/media/BSM/PSA%20Right%20Whales.m4a