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Clearwater Recognizes National Safe Boating Week: May 16-22

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

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 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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