Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Boating safety news

The following article is a must read for anyone thinking about buying a boat:

At The Helm: Beware of backyard boat builders

When Miguel decided to buy his new boat and trailer from a backyard boat builder in Brownsville a couple years ago, all he could think of is how much money he was going to be saving by not buying from a regular boat dealer and much fun he was about to have fishing out on the bay every weekend. Unfortunately, like so many others, both the money he thought that he would save and his fishing trips would be very short lived.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Boating Safety news

Looking back at 2014: safety
... which raises some serious safety and design considerations for crew that are ... The incident occurred as the yacht transited the Glebe Island Bridge on 8 ... During this process, a crewmember leaning over the side of the yacht ...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Boating Safety News

Happy Holidays 

To the rescue: what inspires volunteer life-savers?
We ended up lying on top of the boat and kicking our legs for two and a half hours until we reached safety. Thankfully the strong tide had turned,

Keep safe on the water this holiday season
'Roads and Maritime boating safety officers and boating education officers will be out in force during the holidays across NSW waterways to monitor ...
  Newport Coast Guard Station will remain open for another year
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following their repeated calls to ensure the safety of residents in coastal areas, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and ...
Charleston Coast Guard air facility to remain open through 2016
U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today said the Coast Guard's Air Facility Charleston will stay ..

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Boating Safety News

Foundation honors Emily Fedorko
Four months after Emily Fedorko was killed in a boating accident near ... "We see a real need for education in boat safety," said Gary Dell'Abate, ...
Coastguard boating safety initiative rolls out
Coastguard's latest boating safety initiative the 'Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade' campaign which has seen a van laden with brand new lifejackets visiting ...
Boating class set for Saturday
Oregon and Washington boaters and paddlers 12 and older are welcome to learn the basics of boating safety. In 2015, boater operators younger than ...
America's Boating Course set for Jan. 5
It covers required safety equipment, boat handling, rules of the road, navigation aids, anchoring, adverse conditions, communications, trailering, PWC ...

Friday, December 5, 2014

Boating Safety news

Media Alert: Ethanol at Any Cost: Chicago City Council Votes Monday
To Mandate Sale of E15 Fuel at Chicago City Gas Stations

WHAT:  On Monday, December 8, 2014, at 10:00AM the Chicago City Council will vote on Chicago’s E15 Consumer Choice Ordinance 02014-5037. If passed, the proposal would mandate that all City of Chicago gas stations offer E15 fuel or gasoline containing 15% ethanol to all consumers. For safety, reliability and cost concerns, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges Chicago …

Life, business can be forever changed from one bad call
Water, boats and bikinis. That sounds like the business for me. So I pursued my captain's license and got a job with a parasail boat manufacturer, ...
  Safety Still A Must
(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Even though for many the boating season ended weeks ago, OPP officers are still alarmed at the number of people they are ...
  Warm up to these safety tips as frigid water chills and kills
1 priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, and the Corps of Engineers urges everyone to practice boating and water safety this ...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boat licence review fishes for feedback
The paper also proposes that the requirement to complete a boating safety course be removed as a mandatory requirement to get a boat licence.
  Boat-crash survivor, police-chief dad push for tougher water-safety laws
Charles Press remembers the words he said to his daughter just before she nearly lost her life in a boating accident last year: “Be careful. There are a ...
You gotta wear it
This regulation applies while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet ... about water safety visit
  Rail, air and boating safety measures "insufficient": Transportation Safety Board
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is calling on the federal government to step up its oversight of train, boat and air safety.
DNR captain recognized for contributions to boating safety
You have an option to walk or ride a vehicle, an airplane, ATV or boat,” ... Recently, England received the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 ...
Inland Waterways Intensifies Safety Campaign
The fishermen group, the boat owners group, even the women and youth ... we'll support them with safety kits like lifebuoy and even first aid training.