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13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98174

Boating Safety

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Mission:  The Coast Guard's Recreational Boating Safety mission is: 
     To minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventative means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public. 


Goals:  Four basic goals have been articulated to support this mission: 

    triangle Goal 1:  Improve the demonstrated knowledge, skills abilites and behaviors of boaters. 
    triangle Goal 2:  Improve the safety of boats and their associated equipment. 
    triangle Goal 3:  Improve the physical and operational boating environment. 
    triangle Goal 4:  Improve intermodal and interagency cooperation, coordination and assistance.
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Last Modified 7/2/2013