Question: I typically I wear a lanyard while underway, I believe it has saved me from serious mishap on several occasions. The USCG and USCGA never recommend wearing the lanyard, does that mean you do not think it is necessary? Should people not wear it?
Answer: In many Public Education programs, safety Lanyards are discussed and endorsed. New electronic proximity devices are also now popular. The USCG always encourages the use of all devices which make boating safer.