Month: September 2021

COLD WEATHER BOATING

The new “COLD WEATHER BOATING” video covers special considerations that should be given when boating in cold weather. Viewers will learn about mechanical issues and special gear to bring along. Also featured are tips for encountering bad weather. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

BASIC MARINE COMMUNICATIONS

The new “BASIC MARINE COMMUNICATIONS” video covers the evolution of boat-to-boat and boat-to-shore communications. Viewers will learn about VHF-DSC marine radios. EPIRBs, PLBs, and the new I-911 system. Also featured are tips for best practices. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER STANDARDS

The new “FIRE EXTINGUISHER STANDARDS” video covers new classifications and carriage requirements for marine fire extinguishers. Viewers will learn how to use PASS. Also featured are tips for placing and servicing fire extinguishers. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

NEW LABEL BENEFITS

The new “NEW LABEL BENEFITS” video covers advantages of the new life jacket labeling system for recreational boaters. Viewers will learn how to interpret prominently featured label icons. Also featured are tips for selecting particular life jackets for various boating activities. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

BUI FATALITIES

The new “BUI FATALITIES” video covers the most fundamental reason for not boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Viewers will learn of additional associated risks. Also featured are tips for avoiding BUI, including with a designated sober operator. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

COLLISION AVOIDANCE

The new “COLLISION AVOIDANCE” video covers the most basic and essential of Navigation Rules. Viewers will learn how to determine stand-on and give-way vessels in various circumstances. Also featured are tips for steering clear of potentially dangerous situations. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS

The new “CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS” video covers one of the most dangerous threats to operators and passengers on powerboats. Viewers will learn the typical sources of CO emissions on boats and how to mitigate them. Also featured are how to recognize CO poisoning and steps to help victims. Learn more

INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS

The new “INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS” video covers the advantages and disadvantages of inflatable versus foam-filled life jackets. Viewers will learn about manual and manual-automatic types of inflatables and their prescribed uses. Also featured are how to care for inflatable life jackets and how to re-arm them after discharge. Learn more

WEAR AN ECOS

The new “WEAR AN ECOS” video covers federal regulations governing the use of engine cut-off switches (ECOS) on recreational vessels. Viewers will also learn about “circle-of-death” dangers from runaway boats. Also featured are new wireless systems as well as traditional lanyard-type ECOS. Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.

KNOWLEDGE VERSUS SKILLS

The new “KNOWLEDGE VERSUS SKILLS” video covers differences between boating knowledge and boating skills and why it matters. Viewers will also learn approaches to take to improve their boating abilities. Also featured are pitfalls to avoid in boater education Learn more at bit.ly/BoatingEd. Join USPS at bit.ly/JoinUSPS.