Boater Checklists: Safety Supplies and USCG Rules

Your intrepid reporter with protective glasses, flotation device, hard hat, and sturdy shoes.

Your intrepid reporter with protective glasses, flotation device, hard hat, and sturdy shoes.

Remember when Governor Cuomo signed the Safe Boating Law in September 2013 and the initial boater safety roundtable one month later?

Effective May 1, 2014, anyone born on or after May 1, 1996, must complete an eight-hour boating safety course before operating a mechanically-propelled vessel in the state’s navigable waters. Those born before May 1, 1996, are exempt.

Boaters can find the U.S. Coast Guard’s weekly Local Notice to Mariners excerpted and in its entirety under Boater Safety Information on the bridge project’s website. A LNM primer is here.

This morning the Coast Guard’s District One (where we and the New NY Bridge project are) arrived via email:

The USCG District One Local Notice to Mariners http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm01212016.pdf  (21-2016) is now available for download. This link must be cut and pasted into the web browser.

You can find frequently asked questions about boating here.  This Throwback Thursday picture is from a media boat tour about two years ago (June 2014).

Have fun, stay safe and enjoy the long weekend.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

 

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