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All too often drunk boating accidents end in tragedy. Take for instance a crash that occurred in Ft. Lauderdale. The drunk boat operator slammed the vessel into a piling on a bridge. The crash injured the operator and killed her boyfriend. In another incident, a young man in West Virginia was reportedly using drugs and […]

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Coast Guard Comments

Boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or dangerous drugs – yes, it’s still dangerous and still against the law. Let’s review applicable federal laws and regulations. The law is found in 46 USC 2302(c) along with negligent operation (2302(a), and grossly negligent operation 2302(b). 2302(c) states that an individual who is under the influence […]

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Features

Touted by some as having capabilities that border on miraculous, alcoholic beverages definitely have their share of reputations. Said to have the ability to make people dance, pick a fight with someone twice their size and even make clothes fall off, beverage alcohol, known as ethanol, is the most abused drug in the United States. […]

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Nasbla News

Help shape NASBLA Annual Conference  NASBLA has issued a call for proposals for the 57th NASBLA Annual Conference. We are seeking input on topic ideas and presentations for the event. The deadline for session proposals is May 15. We encourage presentations of all shapes and sizes; there’s no such thing as a crazy idea! We’re […]

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Boating Briefs

The U.S. Coast Guard requests public comments on its draft strategic plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program for 2017-2021. This plan is under development to coordinate efforts of stakeholders to prevent future deaths and injuries of recreational boaters. Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management […]

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