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Posted 3/18/2013

Release no. 13-006

Lance D. Davis


Public Affairs Office

MOBILE, Ala. – The US. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course scheduled at the West Point Project Management Office in West Point, Ga. March 19 – 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST. This course provides information on legal requirements; navigation rules; preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents; and new boating laws.

Participants receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources after completion of this course. For Alabama residents, the GADNR certificate exempts 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 people who are between the ages of 12 - 15 wishing to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.

There is a $15 fee to attend this class and it will be collected March 19 on site during the first session of class. A maximum of 40 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required and can be done by contacting the West Point Project Management Office at 706-645-2937.