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Stages of Hypothermia and Cold Water Survival

If suffering from hypothermia, the victim’s core body temperature drops below normal levels, resulting in weakened muscular functions, reduced co-ordination and slowing of mental functions. A pers...

Running Aground Emergencies

Running Aground Step 1) Determine whether passengers and the vessel are in danger. Step 2) Immediately shift the motor to neutral. Step 3) Visually and/or verbally confirm that all passengers are pres...

Hypothermia and Cold Water Immersion

Hypothermia Hypothermia is a drop in core body temperature, caused by prolonged exposure to abnormally low temperatures. Hypothermia can be caused by: Immersion in cold water Exposure to cold air and ...

Special Buoys and Flags

Boating Restriction Signs Boating Restriction Signs are framed in orange and the symbol on the sign indicates the type of restriction that applies. If the sign is arrow shaped, the restriction applies...

Boating in Rivers, Canals, and Shipping Lanes

River Navigation Operating a pleasure craft or PWC on a river is different than operating on an open waterway. Boating in rivers presents its own unique hazards and conditions. Some rivers may exhibi...