Recreational boating safety remains a constant concern for regulators, including the United States Coast Guard. Two of the most significant events for boating safety improvement each year are the meetings of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC). These Committee meetings are open to the public and are held by teleconference due to the pandemic. The upcoming NBSAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., (Eastern Standard Time).
The agenda will include discussion of the boating incident reporting policy, strategic planning, new fire protection regulations for recreational vessels, updated throwable PFD exemptions, and other topics.
If you work in the pleasure boating industry or are are creational boater, you may be interested in attending this Committee meeting. More details are available here.
The NBSAC, formerly the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, was created by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. The law requires the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard to consult with the Committee in order to bolster Federal regulations and boating safety. NBSAC holds two meetings a year—both open to the public.
Pleasure boating maims and kills unexpecting victims every year. While the efforts of NBSAC and the Coast Guard continue to improve safety on the water, accidents still happen. If you or a loved one was injured in a boating incident, contact a maritime attorney at Mariner Law, PLLC. The firm represents boating injury victims in Washington, Oregon, New York, Connecticut, Alaska, and nationwide. Call today for a free consultation: (253) 600-2531. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.