The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) held its 100th meeting last week at the United State Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. The council is comprised of Coast Guard officials, industry representatives, and members of the boating public and serves to provide invaluable advice to the Coast Guard on a broad range of boating safety matters.
Two new members joined the council during the historic meeting, 2017 Darlene Briggs Award recipient Wanda Kenton Smith and NMMA representative Nicole Vasilaros were sworn in on October 18th by Coast Guard Vice Admiral Dan Abel.
NBSAC typically holds two meetings a year, usually in the spring and fall. Meetings are open to the public, and meeting times, location and agenda are published in the Federal Register. The Director of Inspections & Compliance (CG-5PC) in Coast Guard Headquarters is the Council's Sponsor, and the Chief, Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety (CG-BSX) is NBSAC's Designated Federal Officer (DFO).