Vessel Safety Check
Come on down for your Vessel Safety Check!
Group Commander Remarks:
"The bottom line is these Paddle Smart stickers can save lives" says Captain Chris Martino, Commander, Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay. "By enabling the Coast Guard to rapidly link abandoned or drifting paddle craft to their owners, these stickers help rescuers to determine if a mariner is truly in distress and, in many cases, the best search area. Considering the harsh Pacific Northwest environment, minutes can often make all the difference.
Even if it is determined that the owner is not in distress, these stickers can ensure that valuable property gets back to its rightful owner. It's remarkable that something as small and insignificant as a Paddle Smart sticker can provide such an overwhelming benefit to the boating public.
I have one on my kayak."