by Your MET Staff
| Thursday, February 19, 2015 |
On February 5th, the USCG’s Office of
the Auxiliary and Boating Safety officially launched a re-designed Boating
Safety website, providing simpler navigation for recreational boaters, safety
partners and manufacturers to find necessary information.
According to Capt. F. Thomas Boross, Chief of
the Auxiliary and Boating Safety at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, "The
newly redesigned website has a fresh look that is aligned with our strategic
partners' visions for what is important to the recreational boating public. This new design is our first enhancement in
over five years."
The re-designed site gives users from
manufacturers to boating safety partners to recreational boaters, a more
easy-to-use, streamlined tool to rapidly find information and content they need
with minimal keystrokes.
The three primary sections of the site focus on
information with specific relevance to product manufacturers, boaters and
boating safety partners. There are
drop-down menus for product defects, regulations, statistics and safety
recalls, and other divisions provide links to broader data selections, grant
information, laws and image libraries on the site. Also available is information on the USCG’s
Federal Advisory Committee, the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.
Said Boross, "The Coast Guard's Boating
Safety website has long been one of the most heavily-visited websites in the
United States for data and information concerning recreational boating safety. We
strive for and will continue to provide a premier compendium of information
assistance to the boating community."
Given the sheer volume of traffic that has
historically visited the website on a daily basis, this re-design is guaranteed
to benefit large number of users and administrators alike.
To view the new website and take advantage of
all the new and improved features on the site, visit www.uscgboating.org.