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Boating News of the Day

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, May 19, tools for sharpening your boating knowledge and the fascinating story of a new Coast Guard cadet.

May 16, 2012

National Safe Boating Week Starts Saturday
The National Safe Boating Council is kicking off its National Safe Boating Week campaign on Saturday, May 19th. The campaign urges boaters to wear life jackets and use safe boating practices on the water. On Saturday, the organization will attempt to set another global world record for most life jackets worn by people at the same time. Now that you know, throw on a life jacket when you hit the water this weekend.

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Take a Boater’s Education Course on Your iPhone
If you need a boater’s license or to take a safety course, check out boat-ed.com. It has been reformatted to work from a smart phone or tablet device. As National Safe Boating Week approaches, it’s not a bad idea to learn the rules of the road. Go to the site and select your state to register of an approved online course.

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US Coast Guard Boating Safety Tips

Coast Guard Cadet Rescued At Sea as a Boy
Who protects us on the water (keeping in line with Safe Boating Week)? The Coast Guard. And one if its own knows that firsthand. Read the fascinating story of the Coast Guard cadet who was rescued by the Coast Guard as a six-year-old refugee. Makes senses that he wants to do the same for others.

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