Safe Boating Week 2006

 

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BOAT OPERATOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES
Cape Fear Power Squadron

 
 

...BOAT OPERATOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE CAPE FEAR POWER SQUADRON

Your water fun depends upon you, your equipment and other people who, like yourself, enjoy spending leisure time around the water. Let’s take a look at your responsibilities: Make sure the boat is in top operating condition. Have safety equipment on board, and know how to use these devices. File a float plan. Have a complete knowledge of the operations and handling characteristics of your boat. Know your position and know where you are going. Maintain a safe speed at all times to avoid collision.

Keep an eye out for changing weather conditions and act accordingly. Know and practice the Navigation “Rules of the Road”. Know and obey Federal and State regulations and waterway markers. Maintain a clear, unobstructed view forward at all times. Scan the water back and forth; avoid tunnel vision. ( Most boating collisions are caused by inattention.) YOU ARE THE KEY TO WATER SAFETY!

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...

THE CAPE FEAR POWER SQUADRON

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

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