Texas Coast Guard Conducts Safety Checks at Lake Texoma

September 16, 2009

The Coast Guard this month will being doing voluntary commercial passenger vessel safety checks at tourist-popular Lake Texoma.

The lake, on the Red River, is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. A statement from the Coast Guard says it is working with lawmakers from both states to examine ways to improve safety on Lake Texoma.

Coast Guard personnel will be at the lake for five days, beginning Monday, to make sure that sightseeing cruises, fishing charters and party boats abide by federal safety regulations.

The voluntary safety check is described as a “no blame, no penalty & no fault” review.

Commercial vessel owners are encouraged to contact the Coast
Guard to schedule the voluntary examination.

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