District 13 (Prevention) Recreational Boating Safety Program
Welcome to the D13 Prevention Directorate. The mission of the Recreational Boating Safety Program is to ensure that the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable recreational boating experience through implementing programs designed to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage in cooperation with environmental and national security efforts.
This plan presents the key performance goals of the program: to reduce fatalities and injuries via objectives and strategies within each department judged by set goals. The District 13 Prevention Directorate drafted the goals.
The plans allow adequate time for analysis of these options and recognize that the benefits of such actions, if taken, will probably not occur during the planning horizon. However, opportunities to accelerate progress on initiatives with long lead times—and save additional lives—will be sought.
Among the various characteristics of a robust safety culture (e.g., flexible, adaptive, reporting, learning, and informed) is that the system should have strong reporting and learning components.
The architects of District Thirteen’s plans are convinced that the overall plan is sound—it involves the “right things.” The goals for fatalities are believed to be realistic.
Finally, it should be noted that the success of District 13 depends upon many factors not under the direct control of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, District 13.
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