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boating safety

Ready to pop the bubbly? Here’s some good advice to follow the next time you find yourself sipping champagne on board a mega yacht. The moment has finally come: you’re on boat! Surrounded by your closest friends and family, it’s time to celebrate, whether it’s a major life milestone or just the thrilling fact that…

A few years ago, my brother was cruising in our family boat along the shoreline of an island in the St. Lawrence River. Over the years, all of us have run the boat through the same area without incident. But this time, my brother heard the sickening thud of our outboard’s lower unit being sheared…

I’ll always remember one particular tuna fishing trip out of Ocean City, Maryland, not for the sushi, but for the effort it took to bring it home. We’d run around 25 miles offshore to catch a few, and on the way back in, the weather started to turn. I remember how the feeling of relief…

As with any day out on the water, safety is the primary concern. This goes for your pets, too! We want to make sure that everyone, even those with four legs, have a fun and safe day on the boat. So while you are getting ready to snap that awesome photo to share, keep these…

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), launched the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize competition that seeks boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water. When a person is…

Boating season is just around the corner, but the water can still be pretty cold. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive. While many boaters have traditional flotation-filled life jackets, more and more people have switched to the more modern inflatable life jackets,...