He stated that “boating safety can’t be over-emphasized. It is so extremely important that every boater be familiar with their equipment and know their limitations on the water. They not only need to make sure all safety equipment is on board and working properly, but to have every person wearing a life jacket. We encourage everyone to safely enjoy their boating experiences, that includes kayaking, canoeing, fishing and jet skiing.”
Commencing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, at Skippers Marine Facility on U.S. #68 Canton, just east of the bridge, a team of experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists will be on-site to conduct a Boating Safety Course for both experienced and non-experienced boaters.
According to Ken Culwell, Safe Boating Officer, “this eight  hour course will cover the following topics including Safe Boating Laws, Safety Equipment, Navigation, Potential Boating Problems, Trailering and proper uses for hunting, fishing and water skiing excursions.”
Adjournment is scheduled for 5 p.m. and includes a one-hour lunch break. Costs for this course are $20 per person, plus $5 for additional family members, for materials and textbooks.
We encourage every boater and their family members in this area, as well as guest and visitors, to attend our 1-day Safe Boating Class. Please call 270-924-0903, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Roger Humbert, Waterway Watch Officer wants to remind everyone that the U.S Department of Homeland Security is requesting everyone’s assistance in maintaining the public safety on our waterways. “I encourage all area boaters to report suspicious behavior to the National Response Center at 800-424-8802, or call 911.” For more information, visit www.americaswaterwaywatch.org.
This press release was submitted by Roger Humbert, U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Barkley Flotilla No. 87.