The National Marine Manufacturers Association in Canada is developing a new boating safety initiative with the help of a grant from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat.
NMMA Canada will receive $312,000 during the next three years as part of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund to create a safe-boating application for smartphones to educate boaters and improve safety awareness.
A Government of Canada contribution program, SARNIF provides support for new products or initiatives that help to improve the National Search and Rescue Program. These may include training programs, search and rescue equipment, research and development or awareness campaigns.
“NMMA Canada is dedicated to promoting safe boating practices, and this support from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat through SARNIF will help reach a larger audience with this important information,” NMMA Canada executive director Sara Anghel said in a statement. “An educated boater is a safe boater, and NMMA strongly supports boater education.”