For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON - With boating season in full swing, Pepco reminds boaters to be alert and watch for electrical equipment. Both underwater cables and overhead power lines, in particular, can pose a potentially life-threatening situation to unprepared boaters.
"Boat masts, spars, outriggers and antennas that extend into the air, or that are raised into the air, can contact power lines and cause serious injury," said Michael J. Nappi, Manager, Pepco Safety Services. "Whether you're moving your boat through a marina or loading supplies at a bait and tackle store, be aware of your surroundings."
Pepco advises boaters and their passengers to pay attention to possible hazards and offers the following safe boating tips:
You can get more electrical safety information at Pepco's Web site (www.pepco.com).
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 750,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.