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Media Coverage of our BARD Training Materials

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We will be announcing the release of our package of BARD training materials on several outlets and encouraging them to spread the word as well. We will be keeping track of some of those announcements below.


Our Basic Announcement

PropellerSafey.com announces the release of a series of nine training videos on use of the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database, BARD.

  • Four videos are introductory
  • Four videos focus on boat builders using BARD to Post Sale monitor accidents involving their boats.
  • One video covers the worksheets, tools, and other aids to assist boat builders in using these methods.

It is our hope boat builders will take this opportunity to identify boat accidents involving their vessels, learn from them, and take action to prevent or mitigate these accidents.

The entire collection of BARD training materials is available from propellersafety.com/propeller/bard


Announcement – Long Version

PropellerSafey.com announces the release of a series of nine training videos on use of the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD).

  • Four videos are introductory
  • Four videos focus on boat builders using BARD to Post Sale monitor accidents involving their boats.
  • One video covers the worksheets, tools, and other aids to assist boat builders in using these methods.

It is our hope boat builders will take this opportunity to identify boat accidents involving their vessels, learn from them, and take action to prevent or mitigate these accidents.

Very basic techniques are provided for searching BARD along with more complex techniques for identifying accidents normal techniques may miss.

Progressively more complex techniques illustrated include:

  • Alphabetical ordering of the boat Manufacturer column for quickly finding some accidents belonging to a specific boat builder.
  • Alphabetical ordering of the Hull Identification Number (HIN) column for viewing MIC codes to find additional accidents involving a specific boat builder.
  • Boolean searching (AND/OR searching) of the boat Manufacturer column in combination with the Hull Identification Number (HIN) column for a specific boat builder.
  • How to identify spelling and other variants of the boat manufacturer’s name, MIC code, popular boat models, and boat name that may lead to identifying additional accidents by a specific boat builder.
  • Incremental searches in which spelling errors and other variants are used to search the boat manufacturer, boat model, boat name, or Hull ID number prefix for additional accidents involving boats built by a specific boat builder.
  • Searching the redacted narrative for possible mention of the boat manufacturer
  • How to simultaneously search Event 1, Event 2, and Event 3 for a specific type of boating accident

Supporting materials include worksheets, a chart showing the process a boat builder can use to Post Sale monitor their boats in the field using BARD and other sources, and a paper on BARD search strategies.

The entire collection of BARD training materials is available from propellersafety.com/propeller/bard


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