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In his latest Ask Mario video, Mario Vittone answers Craig Warner's question: " When would you let one of your crew go into the water to assist someone who is unable to help themselves?"

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VIDEO: Ask Mario: EPIRBs Vs. Satellite Tracking Devices

In this Ask Mario video, Mario Vittone answers Len Thibodeaux's question: Does Mario prefer EPIRBs or Satellite Tracking Devices?

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Lifelines: Ask Mario

For the past year, former US Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone has been teaching Soundings readers how to be safer on the water through his “Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea” blog. He will continue to educate us, but first, he wants to hear from you. READ MORE.

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Tune In, Turn On

Your VHF radio is one of the most important pieces of safety gear on your boat. The problem is that most people rarely turn theirs on.

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VIDEO: New Ask Mario Feature Debuts On Soundingsonline.com

For the past year, Mario Vittone has been writing the Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog for Soundingsonline.com. Now he is undertaking a new venture with Soundings, called Ask Mario, where readers can get answers to their boating safety questions. In this video, Mario answers the question: How often should thru hull fittings be replaced? WATCH

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Boat Like An Airline Pilot To Avoid Human Error

Airline pilots use checklists to ensure they get everyone to their destination safely. Boaters can learn a thing or two from this practice.