Presentation on theme: "Peter Garapick Superintendent MCTS C&A Region Canadian Safe Boating Council 2012 Symposium - Gravenhurst."— Presentation transcript:
Peter Garapick Superintendent MCTS C&A Region Canadian Safe Boating Council 2012 Symposium - Gravenhurst
1. Tutorial - how do boaters & the CCG interact? 2. Training - how has it influenced the boater? 3. Technology - what is the boater using? 4. Troubles - how is the boater getting into/out of it? 5. Tidbits - other factors impacting boaters / boating Future Boating - Scanning the Horizon
Ice Breaking Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
Environmental Response Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
Aids to Navigation Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
Marine Communications & Traffic Services Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
Search and Rescue (SAR) Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
Mandated Waters Oceans – the three (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic) Lakes – the Great ones (Erie, Huron, Superior..) Rivers – the big ones (St Lawrence, Mackenzie…) Not Mandated but have a Presence Great Slave Lake, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Simcoe Not Mandated Inland lakes and rivers - Lake Muskoka, etc. Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
All types of boater but we only see /interact with the Boater with a Problem – or – the Problem Boaters on the Oceans, Great Lakes & connecting waterways. Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
What Trends do we see out there? 1.Training 2.Technology 3.Troubles 4.Tidbits Canadian Coast Guard Perspective
Premise: Stats show that most boaters have the card. Regardless of how they got it, they had to think. On the way to the boat, safety light bulb comes on: –“be safe”; or –“don’t get dinged by the police” Training – has the PCOC made a difference?
Results: Boaters are dealing with issues themselves due to having the safety gear onboard and knowledge to self rescue More boaters wearing their PFDs Older boaters still have bad habits, younger boaters learning from the new / current boating environment CCG responding to fewer simple incidents, responding to the more critical situations Training – has the PCOC made a difference?
Future Challenge: Paddle Sports, evolving boating activities Maintaining relevancy: –Content - as boating environment changes –Delivery – keeping up with the times –Enforcement - resources available to be on the water Training – has the PCOC made a difference?
Premise: Boaters are no different than landlubbers and have exported technology onto the water whether it was designed to be there or not. Technology – what is the boater using?
Results: Smart phones with apps used in place of traditional nautical devices (compass, VHF radio, charts) Laptops, e-Charts, VHF DSC, GPS… Safety gear becoming part of the day on the water: –PLBs becoming more common –PFD wear rate up Technology – what is the boater using?
Challenge: Limitations of electronic devices or using them –reliable or backup power source –cell phone range –linking devices together to have them work correctly Isolationism of the self contained boater –not using VHF radio in case of emergency –heads down navigation Keeping up with Technology –should CCG Tweet the weather, MARBs, NOTSHIPs –do we need (as many) aids to navigation Technology – what is the boater using?
Premise: CCG is responding to fewer simple incidents Boaters that much more cognizant of costs of getting into trouble on the water: –Repairs –Response –Fines Troubles – how is the boater getting help?
Results: Boaters not driving around without a spare Private (US and Canadian) response agencies operating on Canadian waters “CAA” like arrangements for boaters Boaters helping boaters (MARB) Troubles – how is the boater getting help?
Challenge: Some things don’t change: –Alcohol –Testosterone –The old canoe behind the shed Troubles – how is the boater getting help?
First Nations –Engagement nearby and further afield Arctic Boating –Training requirements –Response capabilities Climate Change –Longer season, more messaging / resources –Earlier seasons cold water Economy –older boats /lower maintenance / safety second priority Tidbits – other items to think about ?