Soundings contributor Mario Vittone explains why "Always Wear Your Life Jacket" is terrible advice, in order to actually get you to wear your life jacket more.
Plus, Chris Parker's 'Weather 101' Is Now Accepting Students
Unregulated AIS fishing beacons are most likely illegal and pose a hazard to navigation
A great article from Mario Vittone's Sounding Magazine Lifeline Blog on the best device for being found.
Understanding how your EPIRB works and how to operate it is better to do before disaster strikes.
Mention drowning and we all tend to envision a person in the water waving his hands, splashing and screaming for help. That’s not even remotely close to what a drowning person looks like, writes Mario Vittone in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.
An important Seamanship article from our friends at Soundings Magazine regarding COLREGS Rule 5.