Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, September 28, 2015

Boating Safety News

Do you have the right to boat while drunk?
... on Saylorville Lake that year, The Des Moines Register archives show. ... water can be more dangerous for boat drivers and passengers, she wrote.

And the answer is........NO!


  Malloy to sign Emily's Law on Friday

... she was being towed on a raft by a boat operated by one of her friends. ... and require any boat operator to complete a safety course on safe towing.
Best safety strategy in water is supervising children If you plan to spend time on a boat, a boating safety course is recommend. Also teach children not to go near the water without an adult, and choose .

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Boating Safety News

Boating Safety for Year-Round Boaters
RICHLAND COUNTY (WOLO)-- Just because Monday marks the official end of boating season doesn't mean the end of boating on Lake Murray.
  Coast Guard developing Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting public comment through Nov. 19 as part of its Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual update. Photo by .
  Boater Safety Course Set For Oct. 10
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A boater safety certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Troop F ...
Coastguard urges boat owners to carry distress beacons in wake of Kilmore tragedy
The Coast Guard is advising anyone putting to sea in a small boat to take distress beacons with them which can be activated in an emergency.
  Whitman County Sheriff's Office to conduct boat education class set in Colfax this week
The course will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in room A in the Whitman County Public Service Building, 310 Main St., Colfax.
  Boating safety class scheduled
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plans an “About Boating Safety Class” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Ben Franklin Transit, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, ...
BoatUS life jacket design competition winners announced Sponsored by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA), ..

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Boating Safety News

  Feds add charges to man who allegedly shot at Coast Guard crew

A Key Largo liveaboard accused of firing gunshots at a U.S. Coast Guard crew now faces state and federal charges that could lead to 20 years in ...
  Phony distress call to Coast Guard leads to 1-year prison sentence
PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man whose phony mayday call led to a seven-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard was sentenced Thursday to a year in ...

Safety precautions for taking your pet on board a boat
It is summer and hot, which makes it perfect weather for boating. What safety precautions should you do if you take your pet on board a boat?
  Safety Tips for Stand-up Paddlers When Boats Are Around
When is a paddleboard a boat? According to the US Coast Guard an SUP is considered a “vessel,” so it's important to understand certain boating ...
USCG Plans to Up Passenger Boat Enforcement
... public to check safety requirements before paying for any boating services. ... Whenever a passenger pays to be on board a boat someone else is ..
  Labor Day is not the end of boating season: Boat Safe, Boat Smart, wear a life jacket
Much like a helmet is to a biker or skate boarder, life jackets are an essential part of your boating safety equipment and should be worn at all times ...

Inattention is the leading cause of boat accidents
That allows for even the more experienced boaters to get a refresher course on the latest boating laws and safety standards while their children can ...
  PUBLIC SAFETY NOTEBOOK Wear lifejackets, check forecast, plan ahead to stay safe on the water
I was recently invited to take a boat ride with members of the Newport News Fire Department's Marine Incident Response Team. I took them up on the ...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Boating Safety News

Boating safety tips from the U.S. Coast Guard
“It's the common stuff boating safety. Just want to make sure you have life jackets on the boat for everybody on board. Kids under 14 should be ...
Brewer: Boating safety is a must
Wayne Brewer is the president of the New York State Outdoor Writers Association. His outdoor column is published the first Sunday of each month in ...
  Interest in boating classes rises after disappearance of two Tequesta teens
The disappearance of two Tequesta boys boating near the Jupiter Inlet has many ... Before Austin and Perry's boat capsized waters were rough. ... right now and that's one of the reasons I wanted my kids to do the safety class.".
Photo of children on boat raises safety concerns The photo shows five small children sitting on the bow of a speed boat. They are not in proper seats and are dangling their legs over the edge of the ..
  Operator attention is key to boating safety
PHOENIX — Arizona waterways are teeming with activity and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all boaters to ensure a safe boating ...
  Be serious on boat safety: take beacon, life jackets
THE weekend boating tragedy in which a man drowned after a fishing mishap off Moreton Island is a reminder of how quickly a day on the ocean can ...
  Boating safety top concern for rescue squads
The deaths of a father and son who fell into Lake Guntersville after their canoe capsized have put a spotlight back on the importance of boating safety ... 
  Red Cross to host safety workshop at Gander Lake
Boating safety officers with the Canadian Red Cross will be hosting an event on Gander Lake on Aug. 20 in partnership with the Qalipu Mi'kmaq Band.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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 ...

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 ...