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Boating Safety Tips for a Safe Fourth of July Celebration

29 Jun 2024 14:19 | Anonymous

According to the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing fleet, the busiest time for America’s recreational boat owners is the Fourth of July holiday period. Boaters spend the day on the water at anchor, enjoying fireworks shows, fishing holes, and raft-ups. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers four essential tips to ensure a safe celebration. First, be anchor smart by checking your anchoring gear and showing courtesy in crowded areas. Second, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by not running the generator near swimmers. Third, manage stressors like noise and sun exposure to prevent fatigue. Lastly, ensure a safe return by waiting for everyone aboard before turning on the engine and being cautious when departing crowded areas or after dark. Stay safe and enjoy the festivities responsibly!

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