How to Avoid “Dock Sins”

By World Wide Marine Training We’ve talked about “passing” etiquette before. That is, not waking the @#$%& out of the boat that you are passing. You have all observed some of our fellow mariners during lapses in courtesy while passing. But, what about dockside etiquette? More to the point, let’s talk about “the seven deadly […]... Read More

Understanding Bridge Lights

By World Wide Marine Training Did you ever wonder what the red and green lights on the underside of highway bridges mean? First of all, they mean nothing to the drivers on the road. Those lights are intended only for mariners. The U.S. Coast Guard regulates the placement of lights and clearance gauges on bridges […]... Read More

Personal Watercraft Safety

The advent of “Personal Watercraft” in recent years has heightened our awareness to the issue of speed on our waterways. In general, PWC are operated at greater speeds than powerboats, and infinitely greater speeds than sailboats. To some degree, speed is essential on a PWC since it is nearly impossible for operators to keep their […]... Read More