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National Safe Boating Week

National Safety Boating Council and National Weather Service say Wear IT! (picture of Life Jacket)

The National Weather Service has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council to help promote safe boating practices. During Safe Boating Week, NWS will disseminate a Public Information Statement and broadcast public service announcements on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.

2014 Safe Boating Week : May 17 - 23
Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
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Thunderstorm Safety Life
Love The Life
- Wear It!
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Click on one of the days above to view the safety message that will air on NOAA Weather Radio during Safe Boating Week. In addition, you can download audio and several video clips of the PSAs through these links.

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Wear It Logo Visit the Safe Boating Campaign website to learn all about boating safety and receive resources for your own boating safety efforts including PSAs, press releases, and other materials.

Statistics The United States Coast Guard's boating statistics show on average that 80% of all reported fatalities occur on boats where the operator has not received safety training. Learn about boating accident statistics.

Life Jacket Types There are a variety of life jackets and they are designed for different uses. Many drownings could have been prevented if life jackets were used. Learn more about life jackets and how to properly use them by visiting the Life Jacket Resource website. When out on the water - WEAR A LIFE JACKET!

Weather Definitions Did you ever want to know what a Gale Warning or Small Craft Advisory means? Take some time to learn about various meteorological terminology at the online NWS Weather Glossary.

NWS Forecasts The National Weather Service issues over 730,000 forecasts each year, including thousands of marine and surf zone forecasts. Point and Click Forecasts can be accessed at any location in the United States, and boaters can get Marine Forecasts for areas across the adjacent oceans and Great Lakes.

USCG Boating Safety Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know. Visit the United States Coast Guard Boating Safety website.

National Weather Service Partners...

National Safe Boating Council United States Coast Guard Auxiliary United States Power Squadron United States Coast Guard

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Last modified: May 16, 2014
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