Safe Boating Week 2006

 

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STAY AWAY FROM NAVAL VESSELS
North Strand Sail and Power Squadron

 
 

...STAY AWAY FROM NAVAL VESSELS...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NORTH STRAND SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON

The world we boat in has become more complicated since September 11, 2001. Boaters must now comply with Homeland Security measures that require keeping a safe, prescribed distance from Navy and commercial ships. Do not approach within 100 yards of a U. S. Naval vessel. If you need to do that to ensure a safe passage you must contact the naval vessel or its Coast Guard escort on VHF channel 16. Do not proceed without clearance. You must operate at minimum speed within 500 yards of a U. S. naval vessel and proceed as directed by it or its patrol.

Violation of this Naval Protection Zone is a felony, inviting a quick and severe response. You could be boarded, face a $250,000 fine, and time in prison. Learn where security zones are and avoid them. Avoid commercial port operations areas, especially those with military, cruise line, or petroleum facilities. Also avoid restricted areas near dams and power plants.

To learn more about North Strand or to take a boating course, call (843) 399-1342.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...

THE NORTH STRAND SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON

 ...YOU'RE IN COMMAND. BOAT RESPONSIBLY!...

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