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Safety Tips to Prevent and Fight Fishing Boat Fires

One of the last places you want to be when a fire breaks out is confined to a boat. You could become trapped, have to abandon ship or be the victim of an explosion if the fire reaches your vessel’s fuel supply. Therefore, for anyone who spends much time on the water, whether for business or pleasure, learning how to prevent and fight boat fires is extremely important. How to Prevent a Fishing Boat Fire Sport Fishing magazine published a few tips for fighting and preventing fires on boats: Add Breakers and Fuses – Fuses and breakers add an extra layer of protection to help lower the risk of an electrical fire. These devices absorb power surges and cut circuits to prevent fires from resulting due to electrical problems. Make sure that you have breakers and fuses installed on your boat. Trust Your Nose – If something smells odd, such…
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Did Duck Boat Safety Issues Lead to the Boston Super Tours Shutdown?

The list of duck boat companies in Boston just got a little bit shorter. According to Boston magazine, Boston Super Tours closed its doors for good on October 30th. Boston Super Tours is the company behind Upper Deck Trolley Tours as well as Super Duck Tours, which was a competitor of Boston Duck Tours. However, unlike Boston Duck Tours, Super Duck Tours had yet to be involved in any incidents that raised questions about duck boat safety. Why Did Boston Super Tours Close? Super Duck Tours never had any major duck boat accidents, while Boston Duck Tours has had multiple incidents, including: A collision between a Boston Duck Tours boat and a scooter that claimed a 29-year-old woman’s life A Boston Duck Tours accident in Back Bay left a woman injured In addition to avoiding such safety problems, Super Duck Tours boats were more like buses than Boston Duck Tours…
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These Boating Tips Could Save a Life

According to a report from the United States Coast Guard, more than 4,000 recreational boating accidents occur every year that kill more than 600 people, which does not include those who disappear. The disappearance of two boys, in particular, brought recent national attention to boating safety from both the public and lawmakers. The US Coast Guard recommends more boat operators take a boating education course to keep both themselves and their passengers safe. Captain with Years of Experience Provides Boating Tips A journalist from the Baltimore Sun recently interviewed a Captain, who has spent his life boating and fishing, about his thoughts on boating safety. The captain gave the following tips: When allowing passengers to board a boat of any size, it is important to review any and all safety items inside the boat. Make sure each passenger knows how a VHF radio and, if you have one, an Emergency…
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