Boating Briefs

The Water Sports Industry Association has become an advocacy partner of Boating United, a national community of boating businesses, enthusiasts and supporters. Boating United helps shape government policy that affects the boating industry and related activities. Through this partnership, the WSIA can assist with towed water sports initiatives, benefitting from the power and great resources […]

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Boating Briefs

On May 4, 2015, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft held the inaugural Ohio Boating Summit in Columbus, Ohio. Designed to bring boaters and anglers together with retailers and tourism members, the event provided the opportunity to learn about current boating topics from industry and research leaders.

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Gruson
Boating Briefs

For the past 41 years, Kerry Gruson of Miami, Florida has been wheelchair-bound, and while she has lost the ability to manipulate most of her body, the one thing she hasn’t lost is her passion for the water. Gruson, a veteran journalist who spent time with the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times and […]

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Boating Briefs

The National Transportation Safety Board released its Safer Seas 2014: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations report. The 43-page report contains a summary and the probable causes for 23 major marine accidents and features lessons learned from each of the accidents in an easy-to-use summary document. Safer Seas 2014 focuses on issues including understanding vessel […]

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Tunisia 65 PR
Boating Briefs

NASBLA Mission Partner SAFE Boats International recently completed an order for two SAFE 65’ full cabin inboard boats for the Tunisian Navy. These new vessels will provide the Tunisian Navy with enhanced capability to conduct search and rescue operations and extended offshore patrols. “We are extremely honored to be a continuing part of the Tunisian […]

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Boating Briefs

The state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) honored two N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission employees earlier this year at its annual awards banquet. The MADD Hero award was presented to Wildlife Officer Scott Strickland, and a “Heart of MADD” award was presented to Public Information Officer Geoff Cantrell. The Hero award honors officers for […]

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