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Cell phone concerns

Industry News | January 1, 2011 | By:

A recent U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Advisory warns boaters of the dangers in using cell phones and related devices. The advisory primarily addressed texting and inappropriately timed calls while engaged in critical shipboard operations. The report cautioned that “the potential risk associated with improper use of cellular telephones and other devices in the marine environment while navigating or performing other vessel functions should be apparent to vessel owners and operators.”

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