- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II ship docked on the Hudson River at Albany will serve as one of the locations for a worldwide effort to promote the use of life jackets while boating.

The state parks office’s Marine Services Bureau is teaming up with the USS Slater to host Saturday’s sixth annual Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the 1940s destroyer escort that serves as a floating museum.

Participants are asked to show up with a life jacket to help break the world record for the number of people who inflated their inflatable life jacket or wore an inherently buoyant life jacket.

The record was set last year when nearly 7,000 people gathered at 175 events held around the world to promote boating safety.


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