2013 radio PSA - al roker is reminding you to boat responsibly

As summer approaches and more people are enjoying America's waterways, TV personality Al Roker is reminding you to boat responsibly.

Recreational Boating Fatality Statistics


Boating Safety Circular Update

2/3/2014 8:51:00 AM

There is an update for more information regarding the follow Items: Release of Propeller Guard Test Procedure Report; Bare Hulls; What Are They; Kit Boat Manufacturers and Coast Guard Safety Standards and Regulations; Sale of Foreign-Built Boats by Importers; Recreational Boat Factory Visit Program; Coast Guard Manufacturer Identification Code Database; Websites of Note and Recalls.

NOAA to Cease Printing Traditional Paper Nautical Charts in 2014

10/28/2013 1:52:00 PM

Effective April 13, 2014, the federal government will no longer print lithographic nautical charts.

U.S. Coast Guard announces release of Propeller Guard Test Procedure report

9/11/2013 2:33:00 PM

The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety Wednesday announced the release of the Propeller Guard Test Procedure report, intended for use by developers of propeller guard devices and independent third party testing entities to test propeller guard products in a consistent and repeatable manner.

National Vessel Documentation Center Update

7/3/2013 11:31:00 AM

Currently the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) is operating with an approximate 4 month backlog on Recreational Vessel Initial and Reissue/Exchanged Certificate of Documentation.

Get NOAA's Nautical Charting Calendar for July 2013

7/1/2013 4:48:00 PM

On the water, safety is priority number one. As part of their preparations, boaters need to make sure that they have the latest NOAA nautical charting calendar on hand to avoid groundings or accidents while navigating along the coast. With modern technological advancements, obtaining the latest charting calendar is easier and more important than ever.

Recreational Boating Survey 2012

National Recreational Boating Safety Program 2012-2016 

This plan presents the key performance goals of the program: to reduce fatalities and injuries via eleven objectives and strategies within each objective judged necessary to attain these goals

Download the Strategic Plan

Download the Report on the Strategic Plan


Media and Marketing Materials

Members of the press, boating safety specialists and advocates, and the general public are invited to utilize any and all of the media and marketing materials in this section.


Photo Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Image Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.


Video Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Video Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.




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