Boater education course offered locally June 18

Staff Report

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries boater education course taught by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ross Mire will be held June 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Patterson Area Civic Center.
To register for the free class, visit www.register-ed.com/events/view/82828. The link also can be found on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website under Boater Education.
According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, those born after Jan. 1, 1984, must complete a boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries courses include information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements, many navigation rules, navigation charts, trailering, sailboats and related subjects that include canoeing, personal watercraft and more.
Those who complete the course will be issued a vessel operators certification card.
For more information or questions, contact Mire at the sheriff's office in Morgan City at 985-384-1622.

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