Boating is Fun… We’ll show you how.


Shrewsbury Power Squadron Burgee


Shrewsbury Power Squadron         

PO Box 876 Red Bank, NJ 07701

A Unit of the United States Power Squadrons 

Sail and Power Boating

Text Box: A Safe Boating Week Message for Boaters

In the aftermath of the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, it is unclear how many will be boating this season. 

We have been informed that there is still a lot of clean up being done.
Still those of you who do plan to venture out need to be extra careful in 
almost all area waters. Don’t blindly rely on area charts. 

The storm may have shifted shoals. Stay in the channels as much as possible. If possible, post a lookout forward in the boat who can see debris or shoals sooner. Maintain a safe (i.e., slow) speed. 

Watch out for floating objects or objects well below the surface of the water which become dislodged and do damage to your boat.

 The Marine Trades Association of NJ has developed a web site where you can get information on debris cleanup in various waterways. The URL is  Click the “waterways” link on the home page. 

National Safe Boating Week is a great way to kick off what will be a fun and safe summer on the water. 

USPS National is asking boaters to pay extra attention to their boating safety behaviors and to always wear a life jacket. 

Be aware the USCG reported that boating fatalities increased by 12% for 2011, the last year for which full statistics are available. 

From the National Safe Boating Campaign: this includes informing boaters that they have options when it comes to today's life jackets. Such as the new inflatable versions that offer comfort and a complete range of movement. So now, you have NO reason not to wear a life jacket. Enjoy the Summer! 

A message from the District 4 Safety Officer
Lt Bernice Fiorentini