Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, July 7, 2017

Boating Safety News


... safety of their passengers, Michael Baron, recreational boating and water safety specialist for the Ninth Coast Guard District, said in a news release.
 
 
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and was established under the ...
 
 
Attempts on the part of many App-based boat ride services to avoid using licensed captains will not be allowed, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
  United States Coast Guard Safety Video: Rip Currents
Following a rash of rip current-related deaths along the mid-Atlantic coast in June, 2017, the Coast Guard and U.S. Lifesaving Association team up to ...
 
 
The Coast Guard says more than 160 hoax calls have been made across the Great Lakes so far this year. That's nearly triple the number they had at ...
 
She originally planned to be out of town that day and the boating safety class was planned for a different day, but she stayed in town and the class was ...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Boating Safety News


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan law enforcement plan increased enforcement of boating safety laws as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.
 
A Glenwood City woman has been confirmed dead after authorities conducted a welfare search for three boaters on the St. Croix River Sunday.
 
 
SCDNR officers will perform quick but thorough inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Those who are not ...
 
 
To avoid putting themselves, their passengers and other boaters at risk, boat operators are urged to stay sober, follow safe boating practices and plan ...
 
Buzzards Bay Sail and Power Squadron is offering the America's Boating Course, which is instruction in the fundamentals of safe boating.
 
From Friday through Sunday, wildlife officers will increase safety enforcement on the waterways, conduct sobriety checkpoints and help spread public ...
 
Unfortunately, without proper safety precautions these water activities can have bad outcomes ... Everyone in a boat should wear approved life jackets.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Boating Safety News


The funds will support boat patrols, boat safety inspections, boating education classes, officer boat certification classes and much more according to a ...
 
 
The Prime Minister has announced a review into emergency response systems and boat safety in the Solomon Islands following last week's boat ...
 
Take a boating safety education course. 71 percent of deaths nationwide occurred on boats where the operator had not received boating safety ...
 
Pilbara boat owners have been officially warned: children must be supervised ... under 16 were operating vessels found to be deficient in safety gear.
 
 
In an enforcement operation called “Operation Dry Water,” Connecticut and Long Island Coast Guard units and partner agencies are increasing their ...
 
The 6,334-acre lake has a high volume of high-speed boat traffic every ... This is a proven safety device to stop the boat's engine should the operator ...
 
 
4-year-old girl killed, father hurt when struck by boat on Texas lake ... Police say the boat struck both Katlyn and her 37-year-old father Friday evening at .... For safety reasons movie theater employees stayed at a safe distance. Safety ...
 

Boating Safety News

The USCG is seeking comments from the public and boat manufacturers on ;


Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, and Collections of Information
 We are seeking comments on Coast Guard regulations, guidance documents, and interpretative documents that you believe should be repealed, replaced, or modified. Also, we welcome your comments on our approved collections of information, regardless of whether the collection is associated with a regulation. We are taking this action in response to Executive Orders 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda; and 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. We plan to use your comments to assist us in our work with the Department of Homeland Security's Regulatory Reform Task Force.
DATES:

Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 10, 2017.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Boating Safety News


MANASSAS, Va., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Fourth of July holiday is the highest-boating traffic weekend of the summer. The National ...
 
 
DULUTH, Minn. – A new boating safety law was expected to be in effect right now in Minnesota, but there's been a hold up. Sophia's Law was passed ...
 
 
The boating safety packet provides tips to protect manatees as well as information on regulatory signs. The packet contains a weatherproof boat decal ...
 
 

Kayaking safety tips as summer gets started ... advice he can offer kayakers of all experience levels is to wear a life vest, not just keep one in the boat
 
  ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21, 2017 — Boat Owners Association of The ... and electronics inventory list that includes manufacturer and serial number, 

The Pensacola Sale & Power Squadron will present a boating safety class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11,13,18 and 20 (four evenings) from ...
 
 
It also can result in the loss of boating privileges for at least one year. ... Boaters are advised to boat sober, wear life jackets and take boating safety ...
 
 
Local news reports said the girl died when she touched an electrified boat lift. ... people need to be made aware of the dangers of bad dock wiring practices and the key to electrical safety around the water is ground-fault protection.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Boating Safety News


"Watch the weather, make sure it is not too windy because that can help capsize your boat and keep a good range from other boats," said 13 year-old ...
 
 
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985, that wants to operate a power boat or personal watercraft must complete a boating safety class and carry the ...
 
According to the PA Fish & Boat Commission, 80 percent of all boating related deaths could been ... The safety device should be snug but not too tight.
 
 
Summer is here, the water is getting warm, and the boating season is in full swing. Our boating safety classes have been well attended. The goal of ...
 
 
Two of the girls touched the rail to a metal boat lift, and "electric current .... cause paralysis and drowning, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation.
 
 
Sophia's Law requires that any boat with an enclosed accommodation ... CO detector system installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
 
As Operation Dry Water weekend (June 30-July 2) and the July 4th weekend approaches, law enforcement and recreational boating safety volunteers ...
 
 
(Photo by MARY MALONE) Mick Adams, a captain with Selkirk Fire, Rescue and EMS, gets the rear water cannons, or fire monitors, going during a ...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Boating Safety News


PORTLAND (WGME) -- During Boat Safety Day, hands-on safety demonstrations were available to help boaters get ready for worst-case scenarios.
 
  Despite annual safety campaigns, boating fatalities showed a sharp increase nationally in 2016. This has to be disappointing for those agencies which .
 
 
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — A report by the U.S. Coast Guard shows that fatal recreational-boating accidents in Alaska have doubled over the last year.
 
 
ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a recreational boating safety class to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Port ...
 
 
The National Maritime Safety Authority has warned small boat owners and operators to be more responsible and practise sea safety, especially during ...
 
 
In addition, law enforcement officers made contact with over 131,054 boaters concerning BWI or boating safety enforcement and awareness. United ...
 
 
There will be two online study boating safety courses in North Platte and one in Ogallala for those needing to complete the course before the July 4 ...
 
 
The Transportation Safety Board is making three recommendations to improve passenger safety, following its investigation into the 2015 ...
 
 
BRANSON, Mo – A new Missouri boating bill would relax some safety measures, making it legal for passengers to sit on the bow of certain boats while ...
 
 
As the July 4 holiday approaches, law enforcement will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence.
 
 
Take a boating safety education course. In cases where an operator's level of instruction was known, 77 percent of deaths occurred on boats where ...