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Hands-On ROV Demos Added to In-Water Safety Programs at 2016 Central NY Boat Show

SYRACUSE, NY – New York Sea Grant, the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have announced their in-water safety programs demonstration schedule for the February 18-21 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse.

2016 Central New York Boat Show visitors will learn what boaters and non-boaters can do in an emergency on the water in daily presentations by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant personnel. Left to right: USCGA Auxiliarymen Dale Currier and Gene Little and NYSG Coastal Recreation Educator Dave White. Photo: NYSG
2016 Central New York Boat Show visitors will learn what boaters and non-boaters can do in an emergency on the water in daily presentations by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant personnel. Left to right: USCGA Auxiliarymen Dale Currier and Gene Little and NYSG Coastal Recreation Educator Dave White. Photo: NYSG

A pool in the Horticulture Building simulates the water environment for an introduction to Suddenly In Command, a training program on what boater and non-boaters can do in an emergency on the water.

New in 2016, Central New York Boat Show visitors will be able to watch and try hands-on underwater drone technology in daily ROV, remotely operated vehicle, demonstrations. Students form Chittenango Central Schools will kick off the daily 4 p.m. demonstrations on February 18.

A 7-foot real-time aquatic data sensing buoy from the Great Lakes Research Consortium will be on exhibit at poolside.

The Suddenly In Command and ROV program schedule at the 2016 Central New York Boat Show is:

Thursday, February 18
. 4 p.m.: ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle Demo and Test Drive
. 6:30 p.m.: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water

Friday, February 19
. 4 p.m.: ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle Demo and Test Drive
. 6:30 p.m.: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water

Saturday, February 20
. noon: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water
. 1 p.m.: ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle Demo and Test Drive
. 3 p.m.: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water
. 4 p.m.: ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle Demo and Test Drive
. 6 p.m.: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water

Sunday, February 21
. noon: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water
. 1 p.m.: ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle Demo and Test Drive
. 3 p.m.: Suddenly In Command: What to Do in An Emergency on the Water.

New York Sea Grant and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering the annual free Young Boater Safety Certification training required for youth ages 10 to 17 to legally operate a motorized vessel or watercraft alone on NY waters all on one day in 2016 on February 20.

Contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042 to register.

The 2016 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 18 and 19; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on February 20; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on  February 21.

Admission is $10 per person, 13 and younger are free.

Free parking and shuttles are provided.

Learn more at www.cnyboatshow.com