Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Boating Safety News

Agency probing crash that killed Jose Fernandez walks back initial statements

 On Monday, as the agency delved deeper into what Fernandez and friends were doing, where they were going and the evidence generated during the violent crash, a different spokesman confirmed that the “Kaught Looking,” the boat involved in the crash, did indeed belong to Fernandez. And that isn’t the only detail the agency is seeking to clarify.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boating Safety News

A boater safety course would have explained the danger, he added. "Those blue lights are supposed to be on at the dock to make the boat look pretty, ...
“If you follow your chart, you're not going to hit them,” said Richard Pfenniger, an officer with the U.S. Power Squadron boat-safety group.
SANDY HOOK - The U.S. Coast Guard is offering safety tips to boaters in the wake of an accident off Sandy Hook coast and the one that killed Florida ...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Boating Safety News

Here is a great resource provided by BoatUS Foundation to help boaters check for required safety gear for their sized vessel. Just select your size and

The fine for failing to carry prescribed safety equipment is $248. ... Cdr Fleming said boats should log on and off with Brisbane Coast Guard, and check ...
(WLUC) - While boating season may be winding down some are headed out to get in one last day on the lake, but they are thinking about safety first.
The biennial task of renewing state boat registration will require some ... The new rules are designed to "improve boating safety efforts, enhance law ...
  Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes safety on the ICW ... Coxswain John Polomarenko and Stephen Brooks assist a stranded boat on the ICW by towing it ..
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 wants to make sure boaters are educated before they go out in the water. Members are holding a ...
The Navigation Safety Bylaw 2016 – which will come into force on 10 ... boating information such as the location of boat ramps and service centres.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Boating Safety News

Avoid boat fires

How to prevent a fire on your boat

Fire extinguisher basics
Unattended portable electric heaters are one of the top causes of boat fires in cooler months. Other causes include improper electrical wiring, incorrectly stored combustible products and galley fires.
What can you do to prevent a fire?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Boating Safety News

Some key tips Westfall stressed include: "take a safe boating course, wear life ... Boaters should check to make sure they have all the proper safety ..

Have a Safe Labor Day Weekend.

Troopers arrested 22 people for boating while intoxicated during last year's counting period. In an effort to increase safety on our state's waters, ...
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary eight-hour boating safety education course begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in Charleston. The course covers the ...
Life jackets just being one of the many safety rules for a day on the water. ... This [the kill switch] would pop and would kill the motor and the boat .
  The sheriff's boating safety unit will also have additional officers and an extra boat on duty. Joe Natale from Norcal Jetovator says they have a high .
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is reminding folks to stay safe if they plan to head out on the water this Labor Day weekend.

They do not have all the safety equipment,” the small (and legal) charter boat operator stated, adding some illegal passenger-for-hire operators also ..

Entering a boat share scheme can have important legal consequences. ... The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) considers a boat sharing ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Boating Safety News

She held positions in a number of marine-related organizations and councils – The American Boat and Yacht Council Inc., the National Boating Safety ...
Most owners of large boats have taken boating classes and upgrade their ... the small crafts can be driven offshore and wind up in building wave heights. ... If you buy a very small boat (some kayaks are even sold as inflatables), ...
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Renewed concerns over boating safety on Lake George after another collision on the water. The New York State ...
The Water Sports Foundation (WSF) hosted its second paddle sports safety ..., and the paddle sports boat manufacturers – nine in total.
Both boats had been rented, and neither boater had taken the safety course, which state law does not require for boaters older than 20 years old.
  Massachusetts man admits hoax distress calls to Coast Guard
BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to making hoax radio distress calls to the Coast Guard that prompted fruitless searches that ...
22 people were arrested for boating while intoxicated during 2015's counting period. In an effort to increase safety on Missouri's waters, all available ...
OCEAN CITY — After a run of serious boating accidents in the resort involving rented vessels, including a fatal propeller strike two weeks ago that ...
(WBKO) -- We're just a few days away from the last big boating weekend of the summer. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife have some safety tips for people ...
This holiday is among the busiest times of the year for South Carolina lakes and waterways, and boating safety is highly encouraged in hopes of ...
Boaters are always encouraged to pay close attention to the seriousness of the storm and take the necessary safety precautions,” said Lt. Jarrod A.

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.