Keep all hands safe on the water


Follow some simple boating safety tips, then relax and enjoy your time on the water.

As you bring your boat out of storage and head to the lakes and waterways for the summer, now is a good time to review some basic boating safety tips.

First, make sure everyone who drives your boat knows the basic rules about right of way, speed limits, ski restrictions and equipment condition.

Improve operating skills by completing a course. Contact the department of natural resources in your state to find boating classes, or contact the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron. For information about vessel safety and other boating resources, visit the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Resource Center>.

Keep in mind:

  • Half of all personal watercraft accidents involve Read More