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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspired by his own survival story, Scott Smiles developed Life Cell, a revolutionary floating safety device. So confident in its ability to save lives, the very organization that rescued him endorses it. Two hours into a fishing trip five miles east of Sydney, Australia, Smiles noticed smoke coming from the exhaust of his new 42'

tags: Safety, Accessories, Electronics

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Marinas throughout the state have taken steps to keep Ohio’s bodies of water clean and healthy for recreational and environmental purposes. Seventy-one marinas in Ohio have been certified as Ohio Clean Marinas, and an additional 45 marinas have committed to meet the program’s certification standards, according to the Ohio

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Ditch Kit® offers peace of mind on unpredictable waters. There’s good reason they’re called the Great Lakes. Covering more than 90,000 square miles of surface area, the Great Lakes are not only immense, history has proven they can be unforgiving as well. That’s why boaters need to be prepared—just in

tags: Safety

Monday, August 15, 2016

If you need to borrow a kid’s life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap. The website list is “the nation’s largest single source of life jacket loaner sites” according to BoatUS. It

tags: Safety

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Ditch Kit® offers peace of mind on unpredictable waters. There’s good reason they’re called the Great Lakes. Covering more than 90,000 square miles of surface area, the Great Lakes are not only immense, history has proven they can be unforgiving as well. That’s why boaters need to be prepared—just in

tags: Safety

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

With their crystal blue waters and stunning scenery, Grand Traverse Bay and nearby Torch Lake are Northern Michigan boating Meccas, with many hundreds of local boats at private docks and marinas and scores of visiting boats exploring what some call one of the finest fresh water cruising areas in the world. Life got easier for all

tags: Safety

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Captain Dennis Bailey, the owner of TowBoatUS Drummond Island, a 24-hour on water towing service for recreational vessels, has been helping boaters since he was a child. His parents, Glen and Gert Bailey, opened Drummond Island Yacht Haven in the 1940s, and Denny and his sisters grew up in the business, now the largest full-service

tags: Destination, Safety

Monday, May 23, 2016

It’s a message that can’t be shared enough--wearing a life jacket is critical to keep Ohioans safe while boating. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, by holding five “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events. The events are

tags: Events, Safety

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

An insightful guide to Coast Guard agencies worldwide – available at now in paperback at Amazon.com and anywhere books are sold. Author and Entrepreneur Gaspare J. Marturano is proud to announce the official publication of World Coast Guards: Global Sea Guardians, an insightful guide to Coast Guard agencies worldwide. "Coast

tags: Safety

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A maritime VHF-FM radio is one of the most critical pieces of safety equipment a boater can own. It’s also probably the least expensive equipment you’ll ever purchase, with a waterproof, handheld unit retailing for less than the cost of a new smartphone. So, why do so many boat owners sail without one? Many figure they can

tags: Electronics, Safety