Cruising & Safety
Safety Alerts and Notices from USCG
Each year hundreds of lives are lost… thousands are injured… and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual can make a difference.
Remember to check in at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)!
Pursuant to 19 CFR 4.2, operators of small pleasure vessels, arriving in the United States from a foreign port or place to include any vessel which has visited a hovering vessel or received merchandise outside the territorial sea, are required to report their arrival to CBP immediately (see 19 U.S.C. 1433).
Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple… there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation. It is a lot easier to find you if someone can tell searchers when and where to look.
Boating Emergency Plan
Do you know what to do if someone goes missing? When should you be worried, who should you contact? View the image below to help! This Plan is page 3 of the USCG Float Plan.
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