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Promoting Safety on the Waters of Lake Gaston

Emergency Radio Call Procedures

Maritime VHF radio is recommended for emergency communication with USCG, NC Wildlife, VA DGIF, county law enforcement and LGWSC equipped monitoring stations.

Procedures

  1. MAKE SURE YOUR RADIO IS ONBoating Emergency Channel 16
  2. SELECT CHANNEL 16
  3. PRESS/HOLD THE TRANSMIT BUTTON
  4. CLEARLY SAY: MAYDAY  MAYDAY  MAYDAY
  5. PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    • VESSEL NAME AND/OR DESCRIPTION
    • POSITION AND/OR LOCATION
    • NATURE OF EMERGENCY
    • NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON BOARD
  6. RELEASE TRANSMIT BUTTON
  7. WAIT FOR 10 SECONDS - IF NO RESPONSE REPEAT MAYDAY CALL

Contact Info

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council
PO Box 207
Henrico, NC 27842

info@lakegastonwatersafetycouncil.com

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Life Jacket Safety

Life Jacket Loaner Program

Life jacket safety is extremely important - especially when it comes to our children. Lake Gaston property owners often have visits from friends and family, only to find they don't have enough or the right size life jackets to accommodate all.

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