RALEIGH, NC, December 20, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) announces the debut of its streaming media video focused on docking in its Digital Media Library (DML) online at http://www.uspsdml.org and as a free mobile app.
The new “Docking” video shows viewers how to bring their boats to predetermined points by using a stopping procedure – giving consideration to wind, current, and boat traffic – and coming to a full, safe stop within twelve inches of their points of contact on the dock or slip.
Viewers will also learn four techniques to apply to bring their boats dock-side or into the slip depending upon the predominant wind or current in their given circumstances.
Also featured are special tips such as which conditions pose the greatest challenges for docking, what side of the boat is most favorable to put closest to the dock, optimal angles for approaching, and the sequence for dispatching lines under various docking conditions,
Along with the new video, the USPS DML is adding a related boater education slideshow on Partner in Command as well as several new safe boating images.
The USPS DML is also distributing its “Docking” video through popular social media including Facebook and YouTube. All digital media in the library is offered at no charge.
The USPS Digital Media Library is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the US Coast Guard.
The United States Power Squadrons is the premier boating organization dedicated to “Safe Boating through Education” since 1914.
The USPS DML has as its partner BoatUS and is cosponsored by Discover Boating with a contribution from Weems & Plath.
As a USPS DML Partner, the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) has been looking after the interests of recreational boaters since its founding in 1966.
BoatUs is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners, with over half a million dues-paying members.
BoatUS provides a diverse offering of marine services for the recreational boater.
As a USPS DML Sponsor, Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry.
Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability, and accessibility of the boating lifestyle.
As a USPS DML Contributor, Weems & Plath offers the SOS Distress Light, an LED visual distress signal Device that meets US Coast Guard requirements to replace traditional pyrotechnic flares.
USPS Digital Media Library Website: http://www.uspsdml.org
United States Power Squadrons Website: http://www.USPS.org
US Coast Guard Website: http://www.uscgboating.org
BoatUS Website: boatus.com
Discover Boating Website: discoverboating.com
Weems & Plath Website: weems-plath.com