Thursday, August 7, 2008

Plan Ahead For Safe Boating

Ahoy, captains! The CCSO has the following tips to help you stay safe on the water:

* Always have a designated boat operator who is not consuming alcohol. It is unlawful to have a blood alcohol level above 0.08 while operating a boat.

* Make sure you have enough life jackets for everyone on board.

* Know and follow all Florida boating laws.

* Always watch out for swimmers who may be near your boat.

* Tell someone ashore where you’ll be boating and when you plan to return.

*Test lights and other safety equipment before pulling away from the dock.