Boaters should be aware of on-the-water training in Commencement Bay
OLYMPIA – April 17, 2017 –The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Boating Program is hosting two marine law enforcement training courses next month in Tacoma. Some of the training will take place on Commencement Bay.
The first training, Boat Operator for Search and Rescue, takes place May 1 to 5 and will focus on search-and-rescue techniques for marine law enforcement officers. The Boating Program partners with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators to provide this annual training, which takes place in a classroom and on the water. Training includes:
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission administers the state’s Boating Program, which provides leadership in boating safety and environmental education and outreach. The goal of the program is to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of Washington waterways, and keep recreational boating a safe, accessible and enjoyable pastime. For more information on the Boating Program, visit: www.washingtonstateparks.us/Boating
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