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ABYC and USCG Introduce Online Risk Mitigation Event

The initial event of the new, joint online conference program will focus on regulations and electrification in the marine realm.
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How to mitigate risk in designing and building recreational boats is the topic of the upcoming U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat and Yacht Council series of events.

“This collaboration with the Coast Guard allows us to discuss trends and safety issues in an open and inclusive forum,” John Adey, president of ABYC, said in a statement. “When the Coast Guard approached us about this, we did not hesitate.”

The first joint virtual event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9, and will focus on the transition to electric systems in recreational boats, including propulsion and battery power bank alternatives to generators.

“The Coast Guard is excited to host this forum and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from industry stakeholders about safety and regulatory compliance issues related to the transition to electric power for recreational boats,” said Jeff Ludwig, chief, recreational boating product assurance branch of the USCG’s office of auxiliary & boating safety.

The USCG Risk Mitigation Series is designed to be a regular event with interactive and in-depth discussions related to one general topic. 

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