Coast Guard releases safety alert for parasailing operations

Coast Guard releases safety alert for parasailing operations
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard has issued a safety alert for parasailing operations entitled “Know Your Ropes,” which highlights safety factors associated with previous parasailing incidents. The findings of past parasail investigations have several common factors, and the Coast Guard has developed the mnemonic ROPES to remind operators of the important safety issues that may help prevent...

Coast Guard issues marine safety alert for parasailing operations

Coast Guard issues marine safety alert for parasailing operations
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Monday issued a marine safety alert regarding parasailing operations due to 11 passenger deaths and 52 passengers injured related to parasailing activities since 2006. “The Coast Guard expects licensed mariners to follow all regulations regarding safe vessel operations and has an expectation of parasail operators to follow established standards,” said...