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U.S. Coast Guard strives for boater safety with new website

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Feb 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-06 10:37:19-05

Washington, D.C.- The U.S. Coast Guard Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety has officially put in motion its redesigned Boating Safety website to equip recreational boaters with easier navigation to locate the information they need.

Coast Guard Headquarters public affairs says that the redesign offers users, including manufacturers, boating safety partners, and recreational boaters a smoother way to quickly navigate the site and locate content within a minimum number of keystrokes.

Captain F. Thomas Boross, a chief of the Office of the auxiliary and Boating Safety at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters says “the newly redesigned website has a fresh look that is aligned with our strategic partners’ visions for what is important to the recreational boating public,” and that ” this new design is our first enhancement in over five years.”

There are three main sections which focus on intelligence central to recreational boaters, product manufacturers, and boating safety partners alike. Information is also included on the Coast Guard’s Federal Advisory Committee, and the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee. Additionally, Drop down menus for regulations, product defects, safety recalls, and other divisions provide a pipeline to broader data selections, laws, grant information, and imagery libraries on the website itself.

Thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard, the new website will prove to be very helpful in advancing the knowledge and safety of all boaters.

-Meghan Puryear