Sirius Signal’s “SOS Distress Light” Receives Innovation Award At Miami Boat Show

The “SOS Distress Light” Receives Innovation Award At Miami Boat Show February 26, 2016, Annapolis, MD — Weems & Plath announces receipt of the prestigious Innovation Award recognizing excellence in Consumer Safety Equipment from the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA) and the Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. […]

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The Real Cost of Improper Flare Disposal

Do you know that 30 million flares will expire in the next 3 years? Do you know that, of these 30 million flares, only 9% are disposed of properly, with the rest being illegally set off, thrown in household garbage or even tossed directly into the very waters on which we boat (research provided by […]

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How Flares Contaminate Ground Water with Perchlorate

The improper disposal of flares contaminates groundwater with a toxic chemical called perchlorate. When people are exposed to high levels of perchlorate, the chemical can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb iodine and therefore has a negative impact on thyroid function. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate a person’s metabolism including heart rate, […]

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