Just Some Boating Tips!
Recently, the number of people who have been struck by propellers has increased. As some have accidentally fell in the water, the propeller blades on the boat which is going back to pick up the individual can strike them.
In fact between 185 and 265 accidents occur each year because of propeller strikes; 28 to 47 turn out to be fatal. Just last summer a 10 year old boy was fatally injured at Atlantic Beach in Long Island was struck in the leg while he was swimming.
Talk to your guests when they first board the boat; making them aware of the dangers associated with propellers.
Here are some tips to keep you and your guest safe:
Safety Devices that can be used to decrease the possibility of Propeller strikes:
Taking precautions can allow for a beautiful day on the water to play out as it is supposed to,
Safe boating to all and be aware of the propellers.
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