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Posted 3/31/2011

Release no. 11-011


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Lisa A. Parker
251-690-2505
lisa.a.parker@usace.army.mil

MOBILE, Ala.--The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake, will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Project Management Office on April 19 and 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  This course will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws.

Participants will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources upon completion of this course.  For Alabama residents, this certificate will exempt them from taking the written exam when obtaining an Alabama boating license.  This course meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons age 12 -15 who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision. 

There is a $15 fee to attend this class which will be collected during the first night. A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to be a held and a maximum of 40 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first come, first served basis.  Pre-registration is necessary and can be done by calling the West Point Project Management Office at 706-645-2937.