Boating And Water Safety – Why Is Safety Such A Hard Sell?

Capt. Ed Huntsman

US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

Member, US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee

Boating And Water SafetyWhy is safety such a hard sell? Why should water and boating safety officials across the country even have to try? Its always interesting that those most interested in the topic are rarely, if ever, those that would most benefit from learning about it and adopting the culture.

As I sit here writing this article, I just finished reading a Coast Guard notification regarding a 65-year-old fisherman who went missing in Texas a few nights back. Numerous county, state and federal resources have deployed to search for him. And still, no results several days later. I’ve no doubt the search will stand down later today and another unnecessary death recorded.   …   More


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