Local Coast Guard, City team up for ‘Safe Boating Week’
National Safe Boating Week is the official launch of the 2019 North American Safe Boating Campaign. The U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary wish to assist ensure the general public has a secure, comfy and exciting boating enjoy this season by bringing interest to critical life-saving guidelines for recreational boaters.
At the May 6 Florence City Council meeting, Safe Boating Partners Mayor Joe Henry and the City of Florence, in an effort to help spread the Safe Boating message, provided a National Safe Boating Week (May eleven-18) proclamation to Team Coast Guard participants from Station Siuslaw River.
Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate (BMCS) Jay Nilles, Officer-in-Charge at Station Siuslaw River, everyday the proclamation.
Both Mayor Henry and Senior Chief Nilles donned existence jackets to hit domestic the essential message.
Mayor Henry additionally shared a recent letter from Rear Admiral David Throop, Commandant of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, officially thanking the network of Florence for its guide for the duration of the partial government shutdown earlier this 12 months.
BMCS Nilles echoed the sentiments of the Admiral, pointing out he had by no means seen a network come collectively just like the residents of Florence to help aid the Coast Guard.
He expressed the support was overwhelming and highly favored. As a small token of appreciation, Senior Chief Nilles offered the Mayor and each town council member with an embossed Heceta Lighthouse/Coast Guard coin.
The proclamation indicates that on common, 650 humans die every year in boating-associated accidents in the U.S. And 76 percentage of these fatalities are because of drowning. A considerable range of boaters who lose their lives via drowning each 12 months could be alive these days had they worn their existence jackets.