Congratulations to Capt. James Vaught from Paradise Watersports on being recognized for advancing safety standards throughout the parasail community by the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Panama City, Florida.
This training was crucial in providing baseline training for the new Florida state parasail regulations. Vaught also conducted a round table discussion on the new regulations, which benefitted both law enforcement and operators alike.
Lieutenant Michael Clausen also mentioned in his letter to Vaught, “Your efforts in establishing the partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters and parasail operators on the development of the ASTM standards was crucial, as these standards were adopted and encompassed in the new state regulations that have already resulted in a reduction of marine casualties in the parasailing industry.”