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The "Ten Commandments" of Boating Safety from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary... 06/01/11
by Vincent Pica Chief of Staff, First District, Southern Region United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
The United States Coast Guard characterizes their Auxiliary corps as a “force multiplier”, enabling the active-duty and reserves corps to do more with the budgeted dollars allocated by the US Congress. USCG Auxiliarists donate 100% of their time to the tasks authorized by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. And no task is more important than promulgating and expanding the safety of life at sea. This column is about that.
The Ten Commandments Well, that might be a bit of an over-statement (these are hardly divinely inspired) and an understatement (there are a lot more than 10 things you can do to enhance safety for you and your crew.) However, the numbers associated with these 10 steps that any skipper can do, or insist is done, are compelling.