Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Boating Safety News


MANASSAS, Va., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Fourth of July holiday is the highest-boating traffic weekend of the summer. The National ...
 
 
DULUTH, Minn. – A new boating safety law was expected to be in effect right now in Minnesota, but there's been a hold up. Sophia's Law was passed ...
 
 
The boating safety packet provides tips to protect manatees as well as information on regulatory signs. The packet contains a weatherproof boat decal ...
 
 

Kayaking safety tips as summer gets started ... advice he can offer kayakers of all experience levels is to wear a life vest, not just keep one in the boat
 
  ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21, 2017 — Boat Owners Association of The ... and electronics inventory list that includes manufacturer and serial number, 

The Pensacola Sale & Power Squadron will present a boating safety class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11,13,18 and 20 (four evenings) from ...
 
 
It also can result in the loss of boating privileges for at least one year. ... Boaters are advised to boat sober, wear life jackets and take boating safety ...
 
 
Local news reports said the girl died when she touched an electrified boat lift. ... people need to be made aware of the dangers of bad dock wiring practices and the key to electrical safety around the water is ground-fault protection.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Boating Safety News


"Watch the weather, make sure it is not too windy because that can help capsize your boat and keep a good range from other boats," said 13 year-old ...
 
 
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985, that wants to operate a power boat or personal watercraft must complete a boating safety class and carry the ...
 
According to the PA Fish & Boat Commission, 80 percent of all boating related deaths could been ... The safety device should be snug but not too tight.
 
 
Summer is here, the water is getting warm, and the boating season is in full swing. Our boating safety classes have been well attended. The goal of ...
 
 
Two of the girls touched the rail to a metal boat lift, and "electric current .... cause paralysis and drowning, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation.
 
 
Sophia's Law requires that any boat with an enclosed accommodation ... CO detector system installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
 
As Operation Dry Water weekend (June 30-July 2) and the July 4th weekend approaches, law enforcement and recreational boating safety volunteers ...
 
 
(Photo by MARY MALONE) Mick Adams, a captain with Selkirk Fire, Rescue and EMS, gets the rear water cannons, or fire monitors, going during a ...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Boating Safety News


PORTLAND (WGME) -- During Boat Safety Day, hands-on safety demonstrations were available to help boaters get ready for worst-case scenarios.
 
  Despite annual safety campaigns, boating fatalities showed a sharp increase nationally in 2016. This has to be disappointing for those agencies which .
 
 
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — A report by the U.S. Coast Guard shows that fatal recreational-boating accidents in Alaska have doubled over the last year.
 
 
ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a recreational boating safety class to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Port ...
 
 
The National Maritime Safety Authority has warned small boat owners and operators to be more responsible and practise sea safety, especially during ...
 
 
In addition, law enforcement officers made contact with over 131,054 boaters concerning BWI or boating safety enforcement and awareness. United ...
 
 
There will be two online study boating safety courses in North Platte and one in Ogallala for those needing to complete the course before the July 4 ...
 
 
The Transportation Safety Board is making three recommendations to improve passenger safety, following its investigation into the 2015 ...
 
 
BRANSON, Mo – A new Missouri boating bill would relax some safety measures, making it legal for passengers to sit on the bow of certain boats while ...
 
 
As the July 4 holiday approaches, law enforcement will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence.
 
 
Take a boating safety education course. In cases where an operator's level of instruction was known, 77 percent of deaths occurred on boats where ...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Boating Safety News


Already this boating season, Baldwin County has experienced two lake fatalities, emphasizing the constant need for boating and water safety ...
 
The ABYC Foundation has announced a vessel donation program, accepting new and used powerboats, sailboats and personal watercrafts. Donors ...
 
  Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries instructors Tony Russo, Nancy Williams, Twy Williams, Ray Reuter, Tom Linville and Wayne Corey ..
 
  SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Conservation Police officers are reminding boaters that safety on the water in Illinois starts with boat operators staying ..
 
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says this new standardization is to improve boating safety, enhance law enforcement and promote maritime security.
 
 
And with that, boat safety comes to mind. Though it's been stressed time and time again, another gentle reminder about the potential dangers of open ...
 
Wisconsin (WQOW) - Do you know how to properly secure your boat, camper or trailer before hitting the road? The Wisconsin State Patrol said before ...
 
 
Boating is a fun thing to do and an expensive one too, especially if you want to own your own boat. The most common trap that most first time boat ...
 
 
Safe boating courses save lives on the water. According to the U.S. Coast Guard's 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there was a 12 percent ...
 
 

The Canadian Safe Boating Council would like to remind boaters that lifejackets are like their lucky fishing hat; they only work when they're worn.
 
 
But with that passion for the open water, the Coast Guard is warning everyone to be safe, including sharing the water and yielding to larger boats.
 
  For more information about boat laws and safety visit www.azgfd.com/Boating/Regulations or stop by any Arizona Game and Fish Regional office to ..
 
Ark. teen shares story of boating accident in hopes she can save lives ... that purpose is to share her story and spread awareness for boating safety.
 
PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Coast Guard Auxiliary of Casco Bay is made up of all volunteers. "If I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't do it," Steven Shane, ...
 
 
A class to explain Colorado-boating regulations and overall water safety will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 and July 22 at the Durango Fire ...

Boating Safety News


National Sailing Skills Standard Now Available (free!)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Boating Safety News


Boaters enjoy a day on Lake Murray. Last year, South Carolina had 23 boating fatalities, its most since 2013, according to a U.S. Coast Guard report, ...
 
 
Jim Mathias on their efforts to get bow riding on a boat deemed illegal and ... boat, have the employee continue repeating the importance of safety.
 
... here are some safety tips and advice you should know before renting a boat. ... It's officially boating season in East Tennessee, and if you're getting ...
 
 
Perhaps the best way of all to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week is to do just that: Go ... Share your boating safety knowledge with them.
 
 

Safety, you need to know what to do if the boat all of a sudden stops running, you better know how to anchor it so you don't end up on a rock, you ...
 
 
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Boating Safety News

Some things to not do on/in your boat.

Never swim off your boat when the engine or the generator is running!

Never swim in a marina!

Never bow ride while the boat is in motion! 

Never ride on the gunwales (the sides) or transom of the boat!

Never operate your boat around swimmers!

Never run the engine or any electrical equipment when fueling your boat!