U.S. Coast Guard releases long-range plan for boating safety

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WTNH) – The U.S. Coast Guard has released the third in a series of five-year strategic plans to try to keep boaters safer out on the water. The latest phase of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program for 2017 to 2021 were released Wednesday.

“This strategic plan is an important piece of the Coast Guard’s boating safety program,” said Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy. “Over the next five years, the Coast Guard will work closely with representatives of national recreational boating safety organizations to implement the various elements of the plan.”

The plan includes three primary initiatives: improve and expand recreational boating education, training and outreach; update, leverage and enforce policies, regulations and standards; and improve and expand recreational boating data collection and research.

For further information on the current and past strategic plans, go to http://www.uscgboating.org/content/strategic-plan.php

For more information on the Coast Guard’s boating safety program, go to http://www.uscgboating.org.

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