Peter Garapick
Superintendent MCTS C&A Region
Canadian Safe Boating Council
2012 Symposium - Gravenhurst
Future Boating - Scanning the Horizon
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
Tutorial - who is the Canadian Coast Guard?
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.
Canadian Coast Guard Perspective
What Trends do we see out there?
1.Training
2.Technology
3.Troubles
4.Tidbits
Training – has the PCOC made a difference?
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
Technology – what is the boater using?
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
Troubles – how is the boater getting help?
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
Tidbits – other items to think about?
• 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
Future Boating – Scnning the Horizon
Thoughts?
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Peter Garapick, Superintendent, Marine Communications and Traffic