What to Do If Your Boat Runs Aground

What You Can Do to Free Your Boat | Breast Cancer Car Donations

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Beware of the Safety Risks!

A boat runs aground when the water becomes too shallow for it to float, leading to potential damage to its hull, propeller, and other components. In addition to the cost of repairs, getting the vessel towed to safer grounds can be a hassle.

When your boat runs aground, it poses risks of injuries to you and your passengers as well as potential environmental damage such as oil spills, harm to coral reefs, and disruptions in the ecosystem. Furthermore, if your boat gets stuck, it can pose a safety hazard for other vessels plying the area.


What You Can Do to Free Your Boat

Here are the steps you need to take when your boat runs aground:

1. Assess the situation.

Stop the engine immediately and check for injuries. Evaluate the extent of damage by looking for leaks or obvious signs of harm.

2. Attempt to free the boat.

If there are no leaks, try shifting the boat’s weight to get it unstuck. You can also use a paddle or boat hook to push it off the ground. For boats with inboard or outboard engines, consider reversing the engine. In the case of twin engines, alternate them in reverse to rock the boat back and forth, potentially freeing it from the ground.

3. Push from the ground

If the water is shallow enough, try wading ashore and pushing the boat off from the ground.

4. Call for help.

If all else fails, seek assistance. Contact another boater, the Coast Guard, or a commercial towing company if you cannot free the boat on your own.


Consider Making a Charitable Contribution with Your Damaged Boat

If your boat has suffered damage from running aground and you are unable to invest in its repair, rather than letting it deteriorate in storage, you can use it to bring hope and positivity to breast cancer patients in your community.

You can do that by donating that vessel to Breast Cancer Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to enable indigent women in your area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to get the treatment and health care they desperately need.

Our team will take care of fixing your boat before auctioning it off. We will then turn over the proceeds to reputable breast cancer nonprofit organizations that we are in partnership with. These nonprofit organizations hold IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and are committed to providing comprehensive breast health services to individuals who lack the means to afford them.

They offer financial assistance to uninsured and underprivileged breast cancer patients. This assistance covers the costs of treatments, doctor consultations, hospital fees, medications, follow-up care, and other essential healthcare services.

Additionally, our charity partners ensure that disadvantaged individuals have easy access to local healthcare facilities for their free breast cancer screening and diagnosis. They also offer vital follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. Furthermore, the funding they receive supports their breast cancer awareness initiatives, prevention education, and counseling services for the wider public.

That’s the extent of assistance that your boat donation can help provide to women battling breast cancer in your area.

In exchange for your generosity, we’ll have your boat picked up and towed for free wherever you’re located in the United States. Your gift will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, the most gratifying reward you’ll receive is the joy and satisfaction you’ll feel for performing a charitable act that helps save lives.

You can donate not only your unwanted boat but also any other type of vehicle you may have that you want to dispose of, regardless of its age or condition.

Donating to us is quick and easy. Visit this page to learn how convenient it is to donate an unneeded vehicle to Breast Cancer Car Donations.

For more information, please refer to our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or contact us here.

Transform Your Vessel into a Lifesaver Today!

Indeed, your unwanted boat can help save lives. If you’re ready to dispose of it, call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!