Local Division 6 of the USCG Auxiliary inspected more than 400 boats during May - Safe Boating Month - according to Dave Kirk - PA Officer. He said 85 per cent of the initial inspections met both federal and NJ safety regs.
Records show there were eight boating fatalities in NJ and 22 in Pa. last year. Nationally there were 758 deaths with more than 230 alcohol related.
Division 6 will continue to hold inspections during the summer. Boaters should contact Dirk at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an inspection.