...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
COMMAND. BOAT RESPONSIBLY!...
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