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Power Line Safety Tips for Boaters

BGE offers some safety tips to boaters of Maryland for increased safety for all.

  • Make sure you know how much overhead space your boat requires and check the clearances listed on nautical charts as you approach overhead power lines.
  • Be sure to avoid power lines when you are towing or storing your boat.
  • Don’t forget to check the clearance before you raise or lower your mast.
  • Look for warning signs that indicate underwater electrical cables and never anchor your boat near them.
  • Take caution as you launch and use a spotter to make sure you clear obstacles, including any lines.
  • Even on land, your boat can get caught in overhead power lines. Approach all power lines with caution, and make sure flags and antennas are folded down.
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