Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

What's Afloat

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety will be offering Alaska Water Wise on April 9, 2016 in room 102 of the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska from 9-5:30 p.m. This eight-hour course designed for Alaskans is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. The course satisfies most states boating safety education requirements and may qualify boaters for boat insurance discounts. The course is free but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register contact Joe McCullough at (907) 269-8704 or Joe McCullough
  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety offers Kids Don't Float classes and pool sessions for schools and other groups statewide. To schedule a class or pool session, contact Kelli Toth at (907) 269-6042 or Kelli Toth

-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 of those who died were adult males   -  5 of 6 experience a capsize or fall overboard into Alaska's cold water   -  3 of 4 involve powerboats   -  Half are in salt water, half in fresh water   -  9 of 10 involve boats under 26 feet in length

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