Be a Life Jacket Safety Leader!Be a Life Jacket Safety Leader!
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Fill in the online form (below) or select the PDF float plan (button above), print it, and leave with a reliable person before you leave on your boating trip.
Let others know before you go.
A float plan should be filled out and left with a reliable person before you leave on all boating trips. The plan lets other know where you are going, when you expect to return, who is going with you, and what emergency measures or rescue organization should be notified in the event you do not return as scheduled. Remember to contact the person you left the float plan with when you return. This float plan is from the Coast Guard's Federal Requirements & Safety Tips for Recreational Boats booklet.

Please make sure to include as much information as possible.

1. Who you're leaving the float plan with and YOU:

a. Person reporting overdue (person you are leaving the float plan with)
Name
Phone number
Address
City or town and zip code
Email

b. Person completing float plan (your information)
Name
Phone number
Address
City or town and zip code
Email

2. Description of the boat
Name
Registration/Documentation number
Length Make
Type Hull color Trim color
Fuel capacity Engine type Number of engines
Distinguishing features

3. Operator of Boat
Name Age
Health Phone
Address
City or town and zip code
Email
Operator experience

4. Survival equipment (check all that apply)
Life jacket for each person on the boat (Wear them while boating.)
Smoke Signals
Paddles
Raft of dinghy
Flares
Flashlight
Drinking water
Mirror (to signal for help)
Food
Anchor
EPIRB (EPIRB stands for Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An EPIRB is meant to help rescuers locate you in an emergency situation.)

Other equipment:

5. Marine Radio Yes No
Type
Frequencies
Digital Selective Calliing (DSC)
Yes No
6. Trip Expectations
Depart from
Departure date
Departure time
Going to
Arrival date
Arrival time
If operator has not arrived/returned by: Date Time
Call the Coast Guard or local emergency force at the following number:
7. Vehicle Description
License number
Make
Model
Color
Where is vehicle parked?
8. Persons on Boat Trip (on board boat)
Include each person's name, age, phone number, and medical condition:

9. Additional Information

Also check out: Float Plan Central