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Accident Avoidance

Accident Avoidance

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A recent BoatUS study on collisions at sea noted that most accidents happen for three reasons: (1) inattention (the U.S. Coast Guard calls that “situational awareness”), (2) blind spots (“failure to keep a good look-out” in USCG-speak), and (3) speed (which everyone recognizes as dangerous). Inattention may be failing to heed the weather. You go […]

What Follows “Mayday”

What Follows “Mayday”

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When a Mayday! cry comes in from a boater in peril, many layers of experience, planning, and technology come together as rescuers spring into action. Search and Rescue (SAR) is the most recognizable and time-honored task of any mariner, especially that of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Having saved over one million lives since its […]