Boater Safety Certification Course To Be Offered At Long Branch Lake

Boater Safety Certification Course To Be Offered At Long Branch Lake

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces a boater safety certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Long Branch Lake Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, 30174 Visitor Center Road, Macon, Missouri.  There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited.  Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or sack lunch to the training.  For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov.  A Boat Safety Education & Certification link can be found on the left side of the Patrol’s home page under “Training.”

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes.  Participants who successfully pass the course will be eligible to order a boater safety certification card for $15.

For further information please call Corporal Darren P. Mueller at (660) 385-2132.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgement, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives.  Wear It!!

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