Latest North American Safe Boating Campaign Stories

2012-05-04 23:01:42

National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2012, is a great time for boaters to get their education certificate or boating license by taking a boating safety course at http://www.boat-ed.com. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2012, is a great time to reflect on the fact that the United States has seen a steady decline in boating fatalities since President Eisenhower proclaimed the week in 1958. It´s also an opportunity to help boaters learn...

2011-05-18 00:01:29

The National Safe Boating Council and NOAA's National Weather Service Work Together to bring weather and safety messaging to boaters Bristow, VA (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 Once again, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) have partnered to create relevant, weather and safety-specific Public Service Announcements for National Safe Boating Week. In preparation for National Safe Boating Week 2011 (May...

2010-05-20 16:47:00

Time to Remember Life Jackets Save Lives RICHMOND, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, this year, making right now the time to remind boaters to be safe on the water. First and foremost, boaters need to think about life jackets and plan to wear them. A significant number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year would be alive today had they worn their life jackets. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is...

2010-05-10 07:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of boating season in Michigan. On this weekend, many of Michigan's more than 900,000 registered boats will be launched and families all around the state will start their summer fun. Needless to say, this is a very important time for Michigan's $3.9 billion boating industry as marinas and dealers are busy selling boats, prepping boats and launching boats for those who plan to enjoy Michigan's...

2010-05-10 07:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of April 1, 2009, the Secretary of State reports Michigan has more than 921,773 registered boats on file and Michigan State University estimates there are another 200,000 - 300,000 legally unregistered boats in the state. With more than one million recreational boats on Michigan lakes and rivers, it is clear that boating is a popular pastime. Annual boating statistics show that recreational boating is also a very safe activity....

2010-04-27 08:50:00

BRISTOW, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM PDT, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) invites boating safety professionals, the boating community, and the media to participate in this year's "Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Inflation Day!" Throughout North America, participants will simultaneously inflate their life jackets to set an unprecedented world record. This World Record Day...

2009-09-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safe Boating Council is pleased to announce the winner of its "Float Yourself" online photo contest, an online contest that allows users to add their face to humorous photos featuring characters wearing life jackets. The online photo contest is aimed at promoting life jacket safety and overall safe boating practices. The winning entry, "Sea Vester the Viking," was submitted by J. Brian Becker and received 8,714 votes. "I love to water...

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