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Water Safety

Celebrate National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24

The MPD Harbor Patrol recently installed this sign to help promote National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24, 2013). The message board is located at the end of DC's municipal pier, 550 Water Street, SW, facing the Washington Channel.


Get more information about National Safe Boating Week from these sites:


The Metropolitan Police Department’s Harbor Patrol Unit wants boaters to respect the water and to practice important safety measures. In particular, boaters should know that boating under the influence is strictly prohibited on DC’s waterways. Boat owners and gusts are also reminded of the critical importance of personal flotation devices—or PFDs, for short. The following information should help ensure that everyone can safely and responsibly enjoy time on the water.