Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, February 12, 2016

Boating Safety News

In order to take a boat out on the water in Virginia, the boat operator must be in ... This course meets the requirements of Virginia boating safety laws.

The Miles River Sail and Power Squadron is offering a boating safety course starting March 1 in Easton. Pictured is squadron member Capt.
  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Law enforcement officers would need "reasonable suspicion" to stop and inspect boats sporting state safety 

The 8-hour Young Boater Safety Certification training course required for ages 10 to 17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft on NY waters ...
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two-day boating safety courses from 6-10 p.m. March 1 and 3, April 4 and 6 and May 2 and 4 at the Delaware State ...
  1, 1978, to legally operate a boat on Delaware waters. ... The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two-day boating safety courses from 6-10 p.m. March 1 ..
The course offers useful materials and information about many boating safety topics. These include boat handling, piloting skills, navigational charts ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boating Safety Alert

LED Navigation Lights Marine Safety Alert!

Are your nav lights, or other lighting, creating danger?
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USCG Nav LIGHTS Improper LED and ROPE light_1

Courtesy USCG
The LED rope lighting beneath the rubrail obscures the green sidelight. Also, the green LED light itself may not be USCG approved--look for documentation when buying a new boat or replacing lights on older boats.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Boating Safety News

Going for a boat ride may not be at the top of your to do list this time of year, but for some it's the perfect opportunity to learn about boating safety.
Motorboat operators have until July 1 to complete a state-mandated Virginia Boating Safety Education class or risk paying a $100 fine. Boaters have ...
Luckily, a good Samaritan boat was in the vicinity and could rescue the ... In February, Christopherson will teach a boating safety class, and later in the ...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Boating Safety News

Boating safety classes are being offered throughout the New River Valley during the next five months as water enthusiasts prepare for the summer ...
The sheriff's office is putting on a Boat Idaho class at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12, at the Gem County Emergency Medical Services building next to th
  South Australian transport and infrastructure minister Stephen Mullighan reminded boat operators to navigate the safer course by making sure all their .

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Boating Safety News

Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron is offering a nine-hour boating seamanship and safety course on three Thursday nights in February at the .

Beginning on July 1, all personal watercraft (PWC) operators must have a boating safety course completion card on their person at all times while ...
McCornick will also cover pool rules and lifeguard qualifications, along with boat safety, including what do do in a capsize, safety and weather checks.
If that happens, the consequences can be deadly. This week's Boating Fail subject came close to learning that lesson firsthand without the safety that a ...
  The measures by Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta, and Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, are aimed at encouraging boaters to buy an emergency .
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer spring boating safety courses from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 1 and 3, March 1 and 3, April 4 and 6 and May 2 and 4 at the ...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Boating Safety News

With the latest technical advances in recreational boat lights – both for ... Some manufacturers are selling navigation lights that don't meet regulations.
Maritime safety authorities are urging boat users to wear a lifejacket even if they don't legally have to, after an elderly man and his dog were rescued .
  Boating class set for February at boat school in Hadlock ... Thursday nights in February at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 Water St., .

Monday, January 11, 2016

Boating Safety News

"Problem we have during hunting season is usually people forget about boating safety. They're always thinking about it in the summertime. And it's .

Under state law FWC officers can conduct boating safety inspections and marine fisheries inspections “when it is apparent that the boat occupants ...
  In sounding a warning of the requirement, Ryan Walt, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's boating and watercraft safety manager, said, “Life