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Sirius Signal Releases First USCG-Compliant, Non-Pyrotechnic Flare Alternative

Sirius Signal announces the release of the SOS Distress Light, the nationís first and only U.S. Coast Guard compliant, environmentally safe alternative to marine flares. The device is now available to boat and yacht owners via the Sirius Signal website for a one-time purchase of $99.95.

Sirius Signalís battery-operated SOS Distress Light is safe for users and safe for the environment. The device uses an LED light, eliminating the need for flammable flares. It doesnít expire, is water submersible, buoyant and lightweight. With a visibility of 10 miles and a battery life of 6+ hours, the SOS Distress Light helps you be seen for longer; A crucial feature in an emergency situation. [Read More...}

From BoatSafe...

Operating Your Boat in accordance with Homeland Security Measures

In light of security measures brought about by the events of September 11, 2001, it is critical that all boaters be aware of and comply with homeland security measures set forth by federal, state and local governments. These should include, but are not limited to,

  • keeping a safe prescribed distance from military and commercial ships

  • avoiding commercial port operations areas,

  • observing all security zones,

  • following guidelines for appropriate conduct such as not stopping or anchoring beneath bridges or in a channel, and

  • observing and reporting suspicious activity to proper authorities.

100-Yard-Approach WARNING!

Do not approach within 100 yards of any U.S. naval vessel. If you need to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules, you must contact the U.S. naval vessel or the Coast Guard escort vessel on VHF-FM channel 16.

You must operate at minimum speed within 500 yards of any U.S. naval vessel and proceed as directed by the Commanding Officer or the official patrol.

For the full information please visit BoatSafe...

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