Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Boating Safety News


Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minnesota's July 4th boating bacchanalia — and death — should sober state
While overall boating safety numbers are improving, the weekend call numbers and tragic death should prompt Minnesotans to want to do better.
 
 

Asheville Citizen-Times
Three killed in NC boating accidents July 4 weekend
In North Carolina, a driver or boat operator with a blood-alcohol ... lakes and coastal waterways and instruct certified boating safety education courses.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Boating Safety News

Coast Guard explains how it spends it boating safety money
The contractor sends inspectors to visit manufacturers, dealers and boat shows to make sure they are complying with safety rules. In FY 14, they ...
 
Boat Responsibly, High-Boating Traffic Expected This July 4th Holiday
MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2015) - High-boating traffic is expected this ... Wear It! encourages boaters to take the Boating Safety Pledge.
 
Coast Guard warns against making fake distress calls
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- As if the Coast Guard didn't already have enough to do, saving more than 1.1 million lives since 1790, they must also ...
 
  US Coast Guard Auxiliary to form area detachment
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is forming the Lower Colorado River Detachment, which will initially operate on the Colorado River and backwater ...
 
  Mass. State & Environmental Police water and boating safety conference
Massachusetts State and Environmental Police held their annual water and boating safety conference Tuesday on the Quabbin Reservoir in ...
 

WGEM
Dangers of electrocution near boat docks
"People in a responsible position need to understand that this protection needs to be in place and needs to be monitored for the safety of the people ...
 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Boating Safety News

Bonner County Sheriff's Officer offers Boat Idaho Course June 20
Water enthusiasts can learn about basic boating laws and safety through a free Boat Idaho Course offered by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office.
 
  State police encourage boating safety
1, 1974, must have a boating safety certification before operating any motor boat on Vermont's waters, he said. With certificate in hand, Vermonters are ...
 
Why the US Coast Guard has a new boating safety app
The father of a murdered US Coast Guard auxiliarist is honoring his son by funding the Coast Guard's first-ever public boater safety and emergency ...
 
  MarineMax Offers Boating Safety Classes Every first Saturday of the month, MarineMax in Panama City offers boating safety classes. For a fee students are taught the ins and outs of staying 

Malloy signs “Emily's Law” safe-boat/towing legislation
It prohibits children under-16 from piloting watercraft towing skiers or tubers and requires a related safety course. Here's a summary of the legislation:.
 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Boating Safety News

US Coast Guard Aux offering boating safely classes
It is required by state law for all persons operating a watercraft, born after January 1, 1982, to take a safe boating class. US Coast Guard Auxiliary ...
 
DNR offering boating safety class July 13 in Lowcountry
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Virtual Boating Trainer is a unique educational tool that allows the operator to maneuver a Pioneer boat in ...
 
  Boating courses set for June
GLENS FALLS | The Lake George 15-10 Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering public boating safety classes beginning this month.
 
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course Offered in Manahawkin
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating course provides instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. The class is taught ...

Deadly Bear Lake accident a boat-safety wake-up call

The accident that claimed the lives of four boaters at Bear Lake late Monday during a storm should be a wake-up call for boaters to make certain they are ready for the coming season.  http://www.sltrib.com/news/2579912-155/deadly-bear-lake-accident-a-boat-safety

 

Berkeley Independent
Boating safety class announced by DNR
All successful participants in the boating safety course will receive a Boating Education Certification card as well as the experience of the Boating ...
 

 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Boating Accident News

A sterling example of doing everything wrong.  This one should become a case study in boating accident investigation training  and in boating safety classes

 Lawyer pleads not guilty to drunken boating; woman loses arm

 An attorney who specializes in defending people charged with drunken driving pleaded not guilty Monday to operating a boat while drunk after a passenger went overboard and lost her arm in the propeller.  http://news.yahoo.com/man-pleads-not-guilty-drunken-boating-woman-loses-165549681.html