Boating Safety Links

The purpose of this page is to provide a variety of resources to improve the safety of your boating experience.  This includes links for emergency preparedness and planning and well as other resources.

We will continue to update this page as other useful links become available.

NOAA/NWS/FEMA Hurricane Preparedness Website - This site was created by the NOAA, the National Weather Service and FEMA to provide a variety of information related to hurricane preparedness.  Of particular interest for mariners is the link for marine safety.

FEMA Virtual Library & Electronic Reading Room - This site maintained by FEMA has a variety of documents related to preparation and planning.  There are entire sections related to hurricane, flood, and tornado.

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety - The official website of the Office of Boating Safety where you will find a variety of information related to this topic.

United States Power Squadrons - Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - Established by Congress in 1939, the CGAUX was created to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety.

Vessel Safety Check - One of the best ways to ensure your safety on the water is to have your vessel examined by a certified vessel examiner.  The Vessel Safety Check program is conducted in cooperation with the United States Power Squadrons and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. 

Document & Link Availability - Many of the documents and links reference sources outside of our control.  We make every effort to ensure all links are accessible at all time; however, factors outside of our control may prevent access at times.

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