Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Boating Safety News


RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds waterfowl hunters to take basic safety precautions while hunting from a vessel. “Hypothermia causes more hunter fatalities than firearm accidents,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state's boating safety ...

... this weekend. The class at the squadron's headquarters covers knowing your boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and other topics. ... Passing the test earns you a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card, which the state requires for every person born after Jan. 1, 1988 ..

What happens if during a boating excursion the person driving the boat becomes injured or incapacitated? Learn what to do by taking the “Partner in Command” safe boating course presented by the St. Lucie River Power Squadron. The course provides instruction including emergency procedures, ..

FRESNO, Calif. - Starting next year, there will be changes on exactly who can drive a boat. According to the State Parks Division of Boating and Waterway, anyone under the age 20 will have to take a boater safety test and get a boat driving license. By the year 2025, everyone regardless of age will have ..

The traditional model of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supplementing Coast Guard services by conducting safety patrols, vessel safety checks, public education and other independent flotilla missions continues. The 26,000 members of the auxiliary contribute 3.8 million hours annually in support of the ...

Whether it's because a vessel has an unlawful registration tag or is ill-equipped with life jackets or other safety equipment, Browning said he wants to teach — through citation or not — captains and their passengers about why he pulled them over. “I like to educate people…Hopefully, someone takes 

Four inches of solid ice is usually safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. However, ice thickness can vary on waterbodies and even within the same waterbody. Anglers should be particularly wary of areas of moving water and around boat docks and houses where bubblers may be installed to reduce ice ...

With boating safety a top priority, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is doing its part to keep boaters safe on area waterways. That is why the Louisiana Department and Wildlife Fisheries has scheduled several boating education courses throughout the area in 2018. All persons born after ...

Ocean Safety will be hosting open days in February where yacht owners can see demonstrations of essential safety equipment and bring their own on-board serviceable items including life rafts and lifejackets for inspection by Ocean Safety's team of experts. Ocean Safety will open its doors to customers 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Boating Safety News


Now the tour operator, Canyonlands by Night, and the boat's owner have filed court papers seeking to restrain potential claims from injured passengers, arguing the mishap was the result of an “unforeseeable and unpreventable mechanical failure.” The boat's pilot, Courtney Atwood, lost steerage when ...

Johns praised the new boater safety program for the reduction in accidents. “It's one of the safest years on the lake,” he said. Anecdotally, the patrol also saw fewer utterly incompetent boaters on the lake. In previous years, officers had to escort four to five renters back to their boat's marina and take the ..

“The use for the vessel will be supporting our primary mission, which is water safety, boating safety, and also fisheries enforcement,” said Robert Farrell, state Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement chief. The state Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is responsible for ...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is accepting applications for the California Boater Card, which verifies that its holder has successfully taken and passed an approved boater safety education course. Once issued, the California Boater Card remains valid for an operator's lifetime.

However, rowers with a safety boat do not have to. He noted the Canterbury Regional Council had recently changed its bylaws and now required all boats to be registered, so accidents could be more easily reported. All lakes in the Waitaki area fall under CRC jurisdiction. For those heading off the coast, ...

... it develop proposals that reflect boat owners' expectations and concerns. Among the rivers managed by the EA are the Medway, Thames, Wye, River Stour and Great Ouse. Legally, all boat owners who use or keep their vessels on EA waterways have to register them. Boat insurance and a Boat Safety ...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Boating safetyNews


More than a year and a half after a duck boat fatally struck a 28-year-old woman on Beacon Hill, the Suffolk district attorney's office has announced it will not pursue charges against the tour company or driver involved in the collision, so long as certain safety measures are met. Under the terms of the ...
“We're hoping to have the injuries and deaths reduced by anything that we can put out there through education and hopefully get the safety through that,” said Shasta County Sheriff's Office boating safety unit sergeant Rob Sandbloom.. Starting the first of the year, boaters 16 to 20 years of age will be .

RMS director Angus Mitchell said boating safety officers are involved in a special operation with NSW Police to carry out random breath tests of boat skippers. "The operation coincides with the start of summer and the party season when more people go boating,” he said. "For the safety of everyone on ...

DESTIN — The Destin City Council on Monday approved the adoption of an ordinance to establish an idle-speed/no-wake boating safety zone immediately next to the city-owned Joe's Bayou Recreation Area Boat Ramp and Kayak Launch. City officials say the bayou during the warmer months is often ...

"We just wanted to let you know that the police Maritime Unit will be out every day on the water, and we will be checking boats and educating our community about the importance of making sure everyone on board has a life jacket and the right equipment to keep you safe, such as a cellphone or VHF ..

A bag of essential items incase of an emergency while on the water, whether you have to leave the boat due to fire or sinking, or stuck on the boat, adrift at sea. This should be on the boat at all times, and stored in a safe spot with easy access to it at all times. The saying “hope for the best, prepare for the ...

Getting a new boat can take anywhere from 6-14 weeks, depending on the manufacturer, if it is ordered special. Fiberglass boats involve a longer process to be built due to molds, curing and process time but aluminum manufacturers are in the same quandary. They can only build so many per day, per ...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Boating Safety News


Some Yamahas also come with a “Y Cop” system that would force the thieves to go to the engine manufacturer to reboot it, making it easy to trace. “It disables the main brain of the engine if the motor is disconnected from the boat without it properly done. The motor will never start again,” Murphy said.

“California Boater Cards are needed to enhance public safety on the state's waterways and minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage. Requiring boaters to pass a safety exam will save lives and decrease the number of boating accidents in California,” stated Senator Monning.

As the Christmas party boat season gets into full swing, water safety campaigners are sounding a note of caution for revellers heading out on the high seas. Hundreds of festive engagements are booked with charter boats over the coming weeks, with many licensed to serve booze any time between 8am ..

SAFETY: Marine Safety officer Hank Swalue said now was the time for recreational boat users to make sure they were familiar with the new life jacket rules and had the right boat safety equipment on board. AT the beginning of this month new South Australian lifejacket rules – which makes wearing a life ...

The nation's largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boatersBoat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), cautions used boat buyers that some boats affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are beginning to hit the market, and that getting a prepurchase survey (called a ...

Learn what to do by taking the “Partner in Command” safe boating course presented by the St. Lucie River Power Squadron. The course provides proactive response in essential and emergency on-board situations. Instruction includes emergency procedures, marine radio operation and such safety ...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Boating Safety News


When storing small boats like a 14-foot aluminum one, I like to flip the boat over and place wooden blocks under the stern and bow to keep the boat off the ground. Basic motor winterization calls for draining old lubricant from the lower unit and refilling the unit with a fresh, manufacturer-recommended 

Coast Guard command centers in North Carolina and Virginia experienced an increase in suspected hoax distress calls in November. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington and Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth typically notice a spike in the amount of traffic on VHF-FM ...

FAIRFIELD — The state Division of Boating and Waterways is accepting applications for the California Boater Card, which verifies the holder has passed an approved boater safety education course. A 2014 law prohibits the operation of motorized vessels without a valid boater card, which remains valid ...

The Vero Beach Power Squadron, one of several organizations on the Treasure Coast providing instructional training for boating safely, released its course schedule dates for 2018. The squadron will host six classes for America's Boating Course, which enables all who successfully complete it to obtain ...

"Wearing life jackets, taking two forms of communication and telling people your plans are as close to boat safety 101 as you can get and none of these guys were following any of these fundamentals. While it's great that no-one ended up in trouble, it would be much better if they didn't put themselves in ...

“Most boaters are preparing their boats for winter storage, so this is a good time to check the fire extinguisher to see if it's been recalled,” said Col. Corey Britcher, director of the commission's Bureau of Law Enforcement. “Fire extinguishers are critical safety equipment. It is imperative that boaters make ...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is now accepting applications for the California Boater Card, required by state law as of January 1. The card verifies that its holder has successfully taken and passed an approved boater safety education course. Once issued, the California Boater ...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Boating Safety News


Bannister Law is taking registrations against Edgewell Personal Care Australia, the manufacturer of popular sunscreen brand Banana Boat, after laboratory tests of its SPF50+ sunscreen sprays averaged ratings of SPF20 or less. "All seven aerosol varieties we tested fell well short of the marketed SPF ...
 
 
If you haven't already done so, now is the time to winterize your boat to insure that it will start in the spring and to prevent damage to your engine that may run into ... Clean and lubricate all the linkages found on the motor and the steering components, using the manufacturer's recommended lubricants.
 
 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard and state officials in Connecticut and New York are urging boaters to winterize their vessels within the next few weeks to guard against hazards from cold weather conditions and storms.
 
Chris Huebner, the state's boating safety coordinator. “It's important to be prepared and dress appropriately while hunting from a boat in cold weather. Wear clothing made of wool or other synthetic materials instead of cotton. And, as always, wear a personal floatation device. These simple practices can ...
  California is beginning the rollout of a comprehensive program that will require every person operating a motorized vessel on state waterways, including powered sailboats and paddlecraft, to take a safety education course and have a California Boater Card. The requirement will be phased-in gradually .
 
 
“Wearing lifejackets, taking two forms of communication and telling people your plans are as close to boat safety 101 as you can get and none of these guys were following any of these fundamentals. While it's great that no one ended up in trouble, it would be much better if they didn't put themselves in ...
 
 
The deaths of four Newfoundland cod fishermen in rough weather last summer has prompted a new call for improved fishing-industry safety regulations. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Monday big changes are needed following its investigation into the capsizing of a small boat off Cape ...

Monday, November 27, 2017

Boating Safety News


To make sure you're ready, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends all watercraft users to take a boating safety course. Most of the ...
 
City harbormaster staff is helping the USCG Auxiliary team conduct their free vessel safety inspections by ferrying them to the mooring of the boat ...
 
 
Trained volunteers perform boat safety inspections, patrol the docks, serve as harbor liaisons and help in any way needed. Their service frees up time ...