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Boating Safety (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-06-19

Duration: 00:06:41

Subjects: Boats and boating | Sailing | SAFETY | United States. Coast Guard | United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary | Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, La.) | Life jackets | Distress signals


  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Editor
  • Howell, Mike Interviewee
  • Nutting, Stephen Interviewee
  • Daugherty, Rachel Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the June 19, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Allegra Nevils Yancey’s visit to the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans to learn about boating safety. She talks to Lieutenant Stephen Nutting of the U.S. Coast Guard about his agency’s role in search and rescue operations on the water, how to send a distress signal, marine radios, and the importance of sharing your “float plan” with other people so that they can contact the Coast Guard if you do not return from your trip as planned. Yancey also speaks to Mike Howell of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary about his agency’s role in providing vessel examinations and teaching safe boating classes. Lastly, she interviews Rachel Daughtery, a sailing instructor at the Southern Yacht Club, about the importance of life jackets and tips for planning a safe boating trip. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford