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Clearwater Recognizes National Safe Boating Week: May 16-22

Post Date:05/15/2020 12:26 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2020

Clearwater Recognizes National Safe Boating Week: May 16-22

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It is important now more than ever to practice boating safety with so many people out on their boats enjoying the beautiful weather. National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22. Take a moment to review some of the most important boating safety tips and the critical importance of always wearing a life jacket on the water.

Follow these safe boating tips:

  • Wear a life jacket
  • Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast Guard approved
  • Know state boating laws
  • Take a boating safety course
  • Make sure your boat is prepared
  • Be sure to know your boat's capacity
  • Check the weather, including the water temperature.
  • Dress properly
  • Always file a float plan
  • Always follow navigation rules. Know the "rules of the road"
  • Don't drink while you boat
  • Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Keep in touch

If you plan to launch your boat from the Seminole Boat Ramp this weekend, be sure to check the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office Beach Dashboard at https://pcsoweb.com/beachcapacity for the current capacity at the ramp. If you do go, park in a legal parking spot.

For questions about boating in Clearwater, call the city’s Marine and Aviation Department at (727) 562-4955, ext. 2.

 

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