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Sharing the Waterways With Large Vessels

Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Sharing the Waterways With Large Vessels 

A Free Safety Presentation

For All Fishing, Sailing, Motor and Personal Watercraft Boaters

 

Learn how to better protect your vessel and passengers when operating near big ships on the lakes, rivers and narrow channels of the Great Lakes.

Topics Include:

Federal Law and Rules of the Road

Ships Maneuvering Abilities and Limitations

Right of Way and Crossing in Open Lake Channels

Night Time Safety

Open Water Encounters

Large Ships in Small Rivers

Tugs, Barges & Tow Lines

Collision Responses

 

Presented by:

Captain George Haynes, U.S. Registered Pilot

Lakes Pilots Association, Port Huron, MI

Great Lakes Maritime Center

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Financial assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Management Program, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration