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Memorial Day Weekend 2012 is almost here. This marks the traditional beginning of the summer boating season in Sarasota & Bradenton, but it will also be one of the busiest weekends on the ICW.
Finally, the Marine Patrol continue to stress the importance of boating sober. According to the latest statistics from the United States Coast Guard, alcohol use remains the leading factor in fatal boating accidents, contributing to 19 percent of all 2010 boating fatalities. On a boat, there are many things that can impact an individual – sun, wind, noise, vibration, and motion – and when alcohol is added to the mix, balance, vision and coordination can be negatively impacted. In boating situations, alcohol and water simply do not mix.