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'Operation Dry Water' takes place nationwide deterring impaired boating

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 1 Jul 10:37 PDT 3-5 July 2020
Operation Dry Water © Melissa McGaw

Operation Dry Water (ODW), a nationwide campaign addressing boating under the influence (BUI), will take place July 3 - 5, over the July fourth holiday. The U.S. Coast Guard, local and state law enforcement agencies, recreational boating safety advocates and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are gearing up to help raise awareness and prevent incidents related to boating under the influence.

"The decision on whether or not to boat under the influence is a choice each boater is faced with," says Cody Jones, NASBLA Chair. "The mission of the Operation Dry Water campaign and the agencies who participate is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related deaths on the water. Incidents and fatalities that are a result of boating under the influence are 100% preventable. Those involved in Operation Dry Water, including participating law enforcement agencies and our boating safety partners, urge every boater keep themselves and others safe by choosing to stay sober while boating."

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