Boating Safety

Recreational Boating Safety Outreach

Information for Boaters  Paddlecraft Safety  Outreach Resources  Boating Safety Partnerships  Our Staff Members

Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boating Safety Outreach Directorate. We work with numerous partner organizations to promote safe boating across the nation.

Check here for the latest boating safety news. Follow the links above for valuable safety information, or visit the Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety for more resources.

If your organization wishes to collaborate with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and promote boating safety, visit our partnerships wiki, and see what we can do together.

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Boating Safety News

RBS Job One Newsletter

Coast Guard News logoCoast Guard reminds boaters not to use flares as part of Fourth of July celebrations – “Fireworks can be mistaken as distress signals, and flares should only be fired to indicate distress in an emergency situation. Lighting flares from vessels will activate a response from Coast Guard personnel…” Read more.

USCG Boating Safety logo2019 Life Jacket Wear Rate Observation Study Report now available – “The Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division releases the results of the 2019 Life Jacket Observation Study. The purpose of the study is to determine the level of life jacket wear of recreational boaters throughout the U.S. …” Read more.

USCG Boating Safety logoNew Paddlecraft Safety Effort Starts at the Water’s Edge – “Canoeists and kayakers may soon see a red safety sign posted at launch ramps and other water access areas across the country. The new safety sign is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of paddle sport fatalities…” Read more.

Featured Resource

2018 Boating Safety Calendar

Boating Safety posters Eye-catching images with important safety messages!

The Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Directorate provides many original posters available for use at any boating safety event!

These posters are hosted with our Outreach and Education Resources. Contact the B-Directorate staff to receive full-size graphics of the posters for print.

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