Save Your Boat, Save Yourself - Boat Safely
United Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater announced its 2010 Free Vessel Safety Check Program. Voluntary Vessel Checks will be performed at the Seminole Boat Ramp in Downtown Clearwater and at the soon to be opened Belleair Boat Ramp. Each month on various Saturdays Boat Safety Checks will be conducted at both boat ramps. The first safety check is scheduled for Saturday January 16th from 9 a.m. to Noon at Seminole Boat Ramp. You can also call to schedule a Vessel Safety Check at your boat dock.
Life jackets, fire extinguishers, and distress signals are just some of the items that are required by federal and Florida regulations. The Coast Guard also suggests boaters equip their vessels with a marine VHF radio, GPS device, and EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon).
For Vessel Safety Check information: contact Dale Folsom, Staff Officer-Vessel Examiner: email@example.com, 813-600-9319 or visit the Clearwater Auxiliary web site: http://a0701101.uscgaux.info. In addition monthly boating safety classes are held at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center with topics including: Boating Emergencies, Navigating, Operating Safely and much more contact: Ann Bennett, Staff Officer-Public Education: firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-469-8895.
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