For Immediate Release
SALISBURY , Md. - With boating season in full swing, Delmarva Power 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 are raised into the air, can contact power lines and cause serious injury," said Robert Gregory, Delmarva Power Safety Coordinator. "Whether you're moving your boat through a marina or loading supplies at a bait and tackle store, be aware of your surroundings."
Delmarva Power 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 Delmarva Power's Web site (www.delmarva.com).
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .