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  Counterfeit Fire Extinguisher and Bow Riding warnings issued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

  A widely-used SEACHOICE LED navigation light is illegal.  Click here for more info.

  Paddlecraft are now officially classified as vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard.

  Mustang Survival Issues Voluntary Recall of Inflatable PFDs to correct inflation problem.

  A Boater’s Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats.

  Local Notice to Mariners concerning Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and East Africa.

  Do you know how to tell if someone is drowning?  You could be dead wrong!

  The USCG Has Issued An Alert About Channel Changing On VHF Radios With DSC. 

  Note:  As of February 1, 2010, all Loran coverage in  the U.S. has been terminated. 

  Join the Nixle Community Information Exchange. Receive trusted alerts & advisories from your local police departments, government agencies & schools.

  Good Samaritans in California are now protected from lawsuits under two new laws signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on August 5, 2009.  See details here.

  Rule Change:  Vessels less than 20 Meters (65 feet) in length are no longer required to carry a bell.   See rule 33A on the Navcen Changes page. 

  Note:  As of February 1, 2009, 121.5/243 MHz. EPIRBs are no longer being monitored.  For more information, see this page on EPIRBs.

  If you live in L.A. County and have a cell phone or VOIP line, be sure to register it on the new L.A. County reverse 911 emergency system, Alert LA County.

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