Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, August 15, 2016

Boating Safety News

My good friend and colleague, and a giant of the boating world, has passed at age 90.  I will miss her terribly. The entire boating community owes her a large debt of gratitude for her significant contributions to boating safety.  She is not only one of the most remarkable women I have met in my lifetime, she is one of the most remarkable persons I have had the privilege to know and work with. God Bless her and may she rest in peace knowing the vital contributions she has made to her fellow man.

 








Bolling Fortson Douglas passed away on August 3, 2016 at age 90 at Cannon Wood Village in Tiger GA She was born on July 7, 1926 to a life on the water. Bolling was a remarkable woman, who lived her years to the fullest, accomplishing many firsts as a woman in the marine industry. 
Contributions may be made in her name to the ABYC Foundation or the U. S. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Fund.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Boating Safety News


The Lake George Park Commission operating budget supports 12 seasonal marine patrol officers, and boating and public-safety programs comprise .


Among the offences were safety gear deficiencies, no fishing licence, no lifejackets and failure to produce the vessel registration. In some cases, boats .

 
Lessons learned from a carbon monoxide boating tragedy on the Norfolk ... It is essential to fit alarms following the manufacturer's guidance, to test

 
The U.S. Coast Guard in Michigan City says they're always looking out for your safety. “We've got a boat crew of about 4 people so we've always got .

 
On August 13 law enforcement agencies in Northern Coconino County will be conducting an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and boating safety ...
 
 
In March 2015, the boat Richard Ohrn had rented was found off the coast of Boca Raton with patches of blood and a pair of broken eyeglasses.
 
Experts explain how to stay safe while boating on Lake Hartwell. UPDATED 3:18 PM EDT Aug 10, 2016. Next Video: Meth lab found under Walmart ...
  ST. GEORGE — In an effort to reduce the number of people killed or injured in alcohol- or drug-related boat collisions, law enforcement agencies will ..
 
 
... laws on licences for boats and operators and stipulates all necessary safety equipment ... During the patrols, some fishing boats were also checked.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Boating Safety News


The distraught partner of one of the men urged Australians to be more aware of boat safety and spoke of the difficulty she had facing life without her ...
 
The Perdido Bay Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, is offering the premier boating safety education class, America's ...
 
 
MANISTEE, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) — With the growing popularity of paddle sports, like kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards, the U.S. Coast ...
 
A pontoon boat passes by the cruise ship Horicon on Lake George in this file photo from July 2011. Despite New York's numerous waterways, very few ...
 
The About Boating Safety Course will be held at the Thomaston Fire House, located at ... The course will also cover safe personal watercraft operation.
 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Boating Safety News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY U S COAST GUARD

 226 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE NATION!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Boating Safety News


This week's tragedy on the lake prompted Pasanen to reach out to the region's state legislators to urge them to change the law and require boat safety ...
 
  The Canadian Safe Boating Council has launched a life-jacket campaign that estimates that if every boater wore a life-jacket, it could save 100 lives a ..
 
 
Mayday is the international hailing in distress signal and should only be used in dire emergencies, but the U.S. Coast Guard says others are using it ...
 
 
RMS boating safety officer Shane Murtagh in the skipper's chair on board ... This new 8.5m vessel with twin 250hp Suzuki motors on the back has a ...
 
OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian ...
 
OPP are joining the Canadian Safe Boating Council to launch Operation Dry Water, an education and enforcement initiative aimed at discouraging ...
  I see the guy most years up in Saskatchewan towing a Yar-Craft boat, and he usually stops by the cabin for a visit. His name is Taylor, he lives in ..
In partnership with other agencies, the port authority maintains safety in local waters by ensuring shipping lanes are clear of small vessel traffic.
 
Coast Guard Station Toledo is calling on people to wear life jackets every time they are on a paddle craft. “This is becoming a huge safety issue within ...
  The long weekend provides an opportunity for boaters to get out on the water and police and boating safety advocates want to remind people not to 

Sims said this particular fire was not at fault of the boat operator. However, he does recommend always doing a routine maintenance check before ...
 
 
WINNIPEG BEACH, MAN. — Hitting the lake for the long weekend? Do you know all the rules, regulations and tips to stay safe out there on the water?
 
Ted Sensenbrenner, BOATUS Foundation assistant director of boating safety, said, “Kayaks weighted with a lot of gear can lose buoyancy. No matter ...
  RCM-SAR (Shuswap) also provides boating safety education for children and adults throughout the Shuswap. They are active participants in Shuswap .

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Boating Safety News


When we think of boating safety we think of wearing a life preserver, knowing the aids to navigation, and keeping a lookout, but your family could also ..

 
Operating a boat while drinking alcohol is a dangerous combination. "We want everyone to have fun on the water, but safety is the primary concern,"

 
United States Recreational Boating Safety grant is providing the money for the life jackets. A self service station is near the east gate to the park,


Outdated wiring and a lack of proper safety equipment and routine maintenance on docks and boats can cause such situations where electricity ...
 
Whether fishing, swimming, skiing or just boating with family and friends, a lot people enjoy themselves on area lakes during the summer months.
 
 
At the four-day camp, commonly called "Zac camp," children were instructed by local first responders and took lessons on boat safety taught by Ed ...
 
 

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The US Coast Guard has appealed to the public to help catch the person responsible for broadcasting false 'mayday' distress calls on the marine ...
 
 
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - As the popularity of paddle sports surges, the Coast Guard is kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders to be prepared ...
  Dan Higgins, who's a Vessel Safety Examiner for Coast Guard Auxiliary, walks around on lakes and beaches and makes sure PFD's are properly ..
 
 
Norwegian police boat cruising up the Drøbak Sound in the Oslo Fjord. (Wikipedia/Krister Brandser/public domain) ...
 
  “Boaters fail vessel safety checks for various reasons, and the most common include incorrect placement of registration numbers on the hull of the boat ..
 
  During the summer months more people are out on the water, and boating accidents go up, but by taking a little extra time and reviewing a few rules, ..
 
 
Offering boating safety classes for women, the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club and Bertha Boatworks sponsored Women at the Helm classes on July 8th ...
 
 
CO2 warning stickers are for boats with small resting areas, and should be in ... Boating safety courses will also be required to give information on the ...
 
To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related boating deaths, MADD Canada is joining the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) in its "Operation ...
 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Boating Safety News


The 40-member Flotilla 7-5 is there to make sure boaters stay safe in the western end of the Long Island Sound, from the Throgs Neck Bridge to the .


The inquest heard that Emily had been wearing an outsized life vest which led to her death when it became snagged beneath the hull of the boat.
 
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The waters may be a little safer in Twin Falls after a free boat safety course offered on Saturday. This class was .


Coast Guard officers are: Andrew Reyes, left; Christopher Azzollini, second from right, and Henry Plante, right. Members of the city's Marine Unite are

 
Wardens conduct random boating safety inspections. Game and Fish Public Information Specialist Janet Milek said the most common violation they ..

 
Everyone who heads out onto the water in a vessel is urged to wear an ... that they have the proper safety equipment and that there is no alcohol on .

 
A boating safety course is required in New York State for anyone 14 years old and older who operates a personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski), which this ...
 
At least 80 youth will meet at the Savannah Lakes Marina beach for instruction on personal flotation devices, boat and water safety, followed by an on ..