Coast Guard Auxiliary Passes Resolution Urging Madatory Boating Safety Education

February 2007 News

In their continuing effort to help save lives, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary recently passed a resolution urging state legislatures to require mandatory boating safety education, regardless of age.  The non-binding resolution, which was passed unanimously at the Auxiliary National Training Conference in St. Louis,  supplements a resolution passed in 2003.  That resolution suggested that boating safety education be required for anyone under the age of sixteen operating  a power boat or personal watercraft.