(NC)—Knowing the rules of the waterways is essential to safe
boating. Knowing how to spot danger and how to react are just as important. Taking a course can
give you the tools to help yourself, as well as others, if faced with a dangerous situation on the
You'll learn basic boating safety such as laws
and regulations that apply to boaters, preparing for a trip, how to share waterways with others,
and what do in an emergency.
You could be detained, fined or worse…you or
someone you love could die from your lack of knowledge. Passing a test to get your Pleasure Craft
Operator Card may be mandatory but it's not enough; take a safe boating course.
A list of providers who offer accredited
courses and more information on getting your card are available at http://www.boatingsafety.gc.ca or call toll-free 1-800-267-6687.
- News Canada www.newscanada.com
a person is competent to operate a pleasure craft if the
person had successfully completed a boating safety course in Canada before April 1, 1999 and has a
Boating Safety Course Completion Card or other written proof of that completion;
Some acceptable courses are CPS Boating and Sail Canada Basic
Cruising or Basic Powerboating.
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