Local Boaters Recognize the Importance of National Safe Boating Week. NSBW May 20th – 26, 2023

Submitted By: Daniel Eaton

National Safe Boating Week is an important annual campaign that aims to raise awareness about safe boating practices and the importance of wearing life jackets while boating. By participating in this campaign, you can help spread awareness about the dangers of boating and promote safe boating practices in your community.

Boating accidents can be very dangerous and even fatal, and many of these accidents can be prevented by following proper safety protocols. By wearing a life jacket and practicing safe boating habits, you can help prevent accidents and ensure that everyone on board stays safe.

Furthermore, participating in National Safe Boating Week can help you become a better, more responsible boater. You can learn about new safety techniques, refresh your knowledge of boating regulations, and connect with other boaters who share your commitment to safe boating.

So, whether you are an experienced boater or just starting out, participating in National Safe Boating Week is an excellent way to help promote safe boating practices and ensure that everyone on the water stays safe.

National Safe Boating Week activities by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 91 Fort Myers Beach include attending Military Appreciation Day at Hammond Stadium, offering Free Vessel Safety Checks, promoting wear your life jacket to work day, meet the Coast Guard Breakfast and the Boat America class on responsible boating.  Watch the units Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/AUX91FMB for NSBW event updates.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is the lead agency in recreational boating safety, protecting America’s seaward frontier. Created by Congress in 1939, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard, supporting the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. Every day, vessels and aircraft deploy across the U.S. to aid or save countless boaters and dollars in property damage.

For additional information about boating safely or to register for a class, contact Kevin McTaggart, Public Education Officer,  at 239-690-6780 option 1, cgaux91education@gmail.com, or www.Aux91FMB.org/Safeboating.

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