US Coast Guard Registry

The US Coast Guard Registry and New Year’s Boat Safety

As of this writing, New Year’s Eve is just ahead of us. Are you going out on the water with friends and family? Even if you end up reading this blog long after the holiday has passed, there’s plenty of safety advice that should serve you well for Christmas, the 4th of July, and any other holiday that you’re going to spend out on the water. While the focus of our vessel documentation site is getting you on the US Coast Guard Registry and keeping you there, we always encourage our customers to boat safely, too. 

Dress for the Water, Not the Air

In a perfect world, there’d be no way whatsoever that you could fall off of a boat and into the freezing water. But, in that perfect world, there’d be no boating accidents or emergencies, either. So, we always recommend dressing in layers. That way, you can keep warm but not overheat, no matter what the temperatures are. Hopefully, it’s a warm evening where you are. But, if you’re going out on the water for New Year’s Eve, then odds are it’s quite cold. By dressing in warm lawyers, you’ll be prepared, come what may. 

Rushing and Anchoring 

Seeing all of the boats rush home after a fireworks display on a body of water can be almost as entrancing as a fireworks display, provided you’re watching from the shore. Being in the middle of a bunch of boats rushing to or from one location to another can be harrowing indeed. That’s why you always want to plan ahead, so that you don’t have to deal with such a thing. Speaking of fireworks, while we all want to see them as closely as possible, you don’t want the embers to fall on your vessel. By anchoring a bit further away from where the fireworks are being set off, you can get a great view while also staying out of the rush of traffic. 

Designated Captain and More 

New Year’s Eve is a holiday, a chance for folks to party. That said, whoever operates the vessel should stay sober, without having one drink. That’s for the safety of everyone. The worst way to start any new year is with some kind of accident. By abstaining, you’re ensuring that everyone kicks off 2021 right. 

The US Coast Guard Registry in 2021 and Beyond 

During the winter months, many folks tend to ignore their vessel documentation. However, this can be the perfect time to fill it out. After all, if you’re like many North American vessel owners, you may not be out on your vessels much (or at all). Many of our customers actually find it affirming to take care of their documentation now, as it reminds them that spring and summer will be back around eventually. At our site, you can find the forms that can get you initially on the registry, as well as the renewal documents that can keep you there, and so many more.