Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Class to be held on Saturday
Fernley Leader Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:11 AM PDT
FERNLEY--The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a Boating Safety Class on Saturday (Oct. 3) at 8:30 a.m. at the IGT Building at 9295 Prototype Way in Reno.

SALISBURY NEWS: Power Squadron to hold boater safety course
The Daily Times Wed, 30 Sep 2009 08:31 AM PDT
SALISBURY â The Salisbury Power Squadron will hold its âSafe Boating Classesâ beginning Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Gander Mountain.


IDNR Reminds Boaters/Outdoor Enthusiasts of Carbon Monoxide ...
IGNN (press release)
“Just as they are recommended in your home, it's always a good idea to have a carbon monoxide detector on your boat or in your camper. ...

Coast Guard Marine Safety: Promoting Safe Operations—recreational ...
By USCG Proceedings of the MSSC
Although the majority of recreational boating safety enforcement is covered by state governments, the U.S. Coast Guard remains an active partner for recreational boating safety on the Western Rivers. From fielding search and rescue ...
Coast Guard Marine Safety - http://cgmarinesafety.blogspot.com/


Be a safe boater
Independent and Free Press
If you are a boater you know by now that the Ministry of Transportation deadline to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) was Sept. 15. ...


What is “phase separation?”
Working Waterfront
Information also came from Professional Boatbuilding Magazine (particularly an article by Aaron Porter), the Maine DEP Web site, several proprietary Web ...

';Crazy behavior' by boaters prompts Southwick committee to seek ...
The Republican - MassLive.com
By David Vallette SOUTHWICK – What is being called “crazy behavior” by boaters on Congamond Lakes this summer, and especially during the Labor Day weekend, ...


35 drown as boat sinks in Kerala lake
Gulf Times
By Ashraf Padanna/Thiruvananthapuram At least 35 people, including foreigners, drowned when an overcrowded boat carrying 76 tourists sank on a lake inside a ...

18 dead in Thekkady boat accident
Central Chronicle
Eighteen people were killed when a tourist boat carrying nearly 80 passengers capsized in Thekkady Lake at Manakavala in the wild life sanctuary near here ...

Charges filed in deadly Lake Tapps boating crash
TheNewsTribune.com
41-year-old Neil Larsen of Bonney Lake was charged with five crimes connected with last Monday night's Lake Tapps deadly boating accident in Judge Lisa ...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

National Safe Boating Council Announces Winner of the 'Float Yourself' Online Photo Contest
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Tue, 29 Sep 2009 04:00 AM PDT
The National Safe Boating Council is pleased to announce the winner of its "Float Yourself" online photo contest, an online contest that allows users to add their face to humorous photos featuring characters wearing life jackets.

Wayne County Resident Joins Boating Advisory Board
SYS-CON Media (press release)
29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward Rendell has appointed a Wayne County resident as the newest member to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat ...


Boating safety bouyed in Cowichan Lake
Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Tue, 29 Sep 2009 06:03 AM PDT
others also read... The Lake Cowichan RCMP, along with the town and Cowichan Lake Marina, have put out six buoys on the east end of Cowichan Lake to help control boating traffic in that busy area.


One person in water after boat capsizes on Oneida Lake
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com
By Douglass Dowty Brewerton, NY -- One person was in the water after a sailboat capsized this afternoon on Oneida Lake, authorities said. ...

Restaurant workers rescue boaters off Rockport coast
WHDH-TV
Two restaurant workers rushed to rescue three people after their sailboat capsized off the coast of Rockport. Brothers Henry and Byron Valesquez were


Death called 'freak accident'
SunHerald.com (registration)
AMANDA mccoy/SUN HERALD An ambulance arrives on the scene at Causeway Boulevard in Biloxi as a search continues for a man missing following a boating ...

Float Coats Are Pricey, But Worth the Investment - Best of Boating
By Bob Gonsalves
Summer is officially over and the air temp here in the South is already noticeably cooler. But there's still plenty of boating yet to do when you have the right gear on hand.
Best of Boating - http://www.bestofboating.com/

Four girls rescued from river after bridge snags boat
Pottstown Mercury
Police said that they responded at 2:10 pm to a call for a boat in the river behind Lewis Enviromental, which is located at 155 Railroad Plaza, Royersford. ...

27 die after boats capsize during Indian festival
The Associated Press
PATNA, India — Two boats capsized in flooded rivers in eastern India's Bihar state during a major Hindu festival, killing at least 27 people and leaving ...

Nine dead, many missing after Congo boat accident
Reuters
KINSHASA, Sept 29 (Reuters) - At least nine people died and many more were feared dead after an overloaded boat capsized on a remote stretch of river in ..

Boat loses chunk of bow in rough seas
Philadelphia Inquirer
AP ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Passengers aboard a dolphin-sighting boat along the Jersey shore put on lifejackets after rough seas tore a chunk out of the front of ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Lessons: Cold Weather BoatingAbout - News & Issues (blog)Fall is upon us, but that doesn't have to mean the end to boating. Depending upon where you live, boating may be possible year round with mild temps. ...

Drownings, Boating Deaths Down for the Year on Misssouri WaterwaysKansas City InfoZine Mon, 28 Sep 2009 06:36 AM PDTLess boating traffic, due to cooler temperatures, may have played a role

N.C. to require boating safety education next yearJacksonville Daily News Mon, 28 Sep 2009 03:56 AM PDTA new state law, initiated by the boating community, is going to affect some boaters beginning next year. The N.C. General Assembly recently enacted a law requiring boaters under age 26 to pass a boater safety course to operate a vessel.

Considering boat insurance optionsFOX Providence Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:02 AM PDTIf you're in the market for your own boat â or if you just purchased your first boat last weekend at the International Boat Show in Newport â remember that it's also a good time to consider your boat insurance options.

All yachts should carry an AED – maybe two – to save livesThe Triton (press release)... is the owner of The CPR School, a CPR, AED and first-aid training company that provides onboard training for yacht captains and crew. ...

Charges pending in weekend boating accident on Carrabelle RiverTallahassee Democrat Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:39 AM PDTAn 18-year-old Carrabelle man is recovering from a head injury he sustained Saturday night while boating on the Carrabelle River.

Two British tourists killed in Vietnam boating accidentDaily Telegraph Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:16 PM PDTTwo British tourists in their twenties drowned in a boating accident in Vietnam after their vessel overturned during a storm the Foreign Office confirmed last night.

Louisville Man Dies After Rafting Accident In West VirginiaLEX 18 Lexington Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:21 PM PDTA Louisville man has died after a rafting accident in West Virginia. Officials with the National Park Service said 32-year-old Eric L. Hampton was on a commercially guided raft trip when the boat he was in flipped while navigating the class 5 "Pillow Rock" rapid on the upper Gauley River. We're told Hampton swam through part of the rapid and was able to get back into the raft with his guide and ...

Three dead in boat capsize in Bihar Sindh Today - Online NewsBy SindhToday Patna, Sep 28 (IANS) At least three people drowned when a boat carrying over 60 people capsized in Bihar's Khagaria district Monday night, an official said. Only 15 of the passengers managed to swim to safety and a search was on for the ...Sindh Today - Online News - http://www.sindhtoday.net/

Passing boater rescues two after vessel capsizesFlorida Today Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:07 PM PDTSEBASTIAN INLET â Two boaters tossed into the ocean when their vessel capsized were picked up by a Good Samaritan on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Argyll News: Another yacht rescue for Oban Lifeboat :Argyll,Argyll ...
By newsroom
Oban's RNLI lifeboat launched this evening (26thSeptember) at 17.26 to assist the 46 foot yacht Wheal-go with 5 persons aboard. The yacht - which was on an anti-clockwise circuit of the British Isles - had lost her propeller just West ...
For Argyll - http://forargyll.com/

Kayaker Rescued Off Waters Of Nantasket Beach
WBZ Boston Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:17 AM PDT
Coast guard crews helped pull a man out of the water at Nantasket Beach in Hull early Sunday morning after falling out of his kayak.

2 boats swamped by waves towed to safety
Erie Times-News Sun, 27 Sep 2009 02:39 AM PDT
Two bass boats had to be towed to safety Saturday after they started filling with water because of high waves. The U.S. Coast Guard said the boats were in Lake Erie off Presque Isle State Park's Gull Point about 11 a.m. when one began filling with water.

Six Boats Burn in Fire
FOX 9 News Twin Cities Sat, 26 Sep 2009 14:00 PM PDT
A motorized houseboat burst into flames Saturday afternoon at a small marina along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights. The fire then spread quickly, destroying several vessels before the blaze was extinguished.

British tourists killed in Vietnam boating accident
Times Online Sat, 26 Sep 2009 23:41 PM PDT
Two Britons and a Frenchman were killed when a pleasure boat carrying foreign tourists overturned during a storm in Vietnam's picturesque Halong Bay last week.

American's boating accident: will soldier be charged?
Trinidad Express Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:25 PM PDT
There is still no word on whether he will be criminally charged, but the soldier who was piloting a boat which struck the boat in which 13-year-old American citizen Paige Welch was travelling, causing her to lose part of her arm last month, has had his boat returned to him by the police.

Boat Explodes in Inver Grove Heights
KSTP.com
A boat exploded at River Grove Marina in Inver Grove Heights Saturday, destroying several others. Police say a man filled his house boat with 40 gallons of ...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Safety primarily boaters' duty
Omaha World-Herald
It's as clear as the misplaced registration numbers Herb Angell often spots on boats: Many boaters fail to follow the Nebraska Boating Guide, the one that's ...


Tips For Safe Boating With Pets
By Syndicated Pet Articles
Before hitting the high seas with your pet, be sure to take necessary provisions. These are a few tips to ensure that your pet's trip is a happy and safe one.
Cool Pet Sites - http://www.coolpetsites.com/


Police Search For Missing Boater Near Shawnee Lookout
The Kentucky Post Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:46 PM PDT
Police in Hamilton County are searching for a missing boater. Just after 7 p.m. Hamilton County dispatchers received a call from a man that his boat had a hole in it and that it was sinking.

Three sailors pulled from sea off Bearskin Neck
Gloucester Daily Times
By Andrea Holbrook ROCKPORT — A 19-foot sailboat capsized in front crowds of diners and visitors early last night, dumping three men into heavy surf. ...


2 boats collide on Edo River; 3 college students injured
Japan Today
Three Nihon University students were injured Saturday when their boat collided with another boat carrying Gakushuin University students while both craft ...

House Boat Fire
FOX 9 News
Fire Fighters are on the scene of a house boat and boat fire along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights. Just after 2:30 pm on Saturday a house boat ...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating safety course will be held in Brick
Brick Township Bulletin Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:52 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-05 of Brick will present "About Boating Safely" 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Brick Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road. It will be the last class offered this year.

A GPS isn't enough to keep boaters safe in a heavy fog
Northumberland Today
And speaking of fog, here's a little reminder to all boaters. One day this week I was at the boat launch at 7 am, ready to hit the water for some walleye ...


Ala. high court upholds large boat ban at 3 lakes
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a law that bans houseboats, cigarette boats and some other large boats from three lakes in east Alabama. ...

Jet boat runs aground at Rooster Rock
Gresham Outlook
By Mara Stine About 15 people on a Columbia River cruise got more than they bargained for when their 40-foot jet boat ran aground near Rooster Rock State ...

Man falls from underway boat, drowns in lake
Mcalester News Capital
By James Beaty Eddie J. Edler, 62, fell overboard around 1:50 pm on Thursday while standing up in a 22-foot Voyager pontoon boat, the Oklahoma Highway ...


Boater rescued in Lake Erie
NBC 24 Toledo Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:55 AM PDT
One man is in the hospital after his boat sank in Lake Erie.

Man rescued from Ohio River
FOX 19 Cincinnati Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:53 AM PDT
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Firefighters and police from both Kentucky and Ohio had to help a stranded boater on the Ohio River overnight. Ernest Sutton said he was out on the river when the fog rolled in around midnight.


Couple stranded on homemade houseboat rescued
Northwest Florida Daily News Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:21 PM PDT
A Milton couple was stranded for two days on their homemade houseboat before they were able to call for help, according to Freeport Fire Chief Ben Greenslait. The 26-foot houseboat had set sail Tuesday at Black Water Creek when the boat had engine


Mayor pleads no contest
Jackson County Floridan Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:41 AM PDT
Marianna Mayor Paul Donofro Jr. has entered a no contest plea to charges of boating under the influence and resisting arrest without violence, according to court records.


Milwaukee man injured in boating accident on Wolf River
The Oshkosh Northwestern Fri, 25 Sep 2009 02:23 AM PDT
A Milwaukee area man was transported to Theda Clark Medical Center Thursday afternoon after the boat he was operating flipped over on the Wolf River south of Fremont.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Class to be held Oct. 3
Fernley Leader Wed, 23 Sep 2009 02:12 AM PDT
FERNLEY--The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a Boating Safety Class on Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the IGT Building at 9295 Prototype Way in Reno.

Safe Boating Class offered in October at center
Eastern Shore News Wed, 23 Sep 2009 01:54 AM PDT
MACHIPONGO -- Whether you own a boat, borrow a boat or plan on riding in one, a boating safety class is a great idea. Why not sign up the whole family as well? The classes are to be held on Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 14 -Oct. 16, at 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo.


Public boating course Nov. 2 in Mauldin
Greenville News
Public Boating Course – The United States Power Squadron will offer a basic boating course starting November 2 at 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Messiah Lutheran ...


MD Looking At Tougher Boating Laws
ABC 2 Baltimore Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:27 AM PDT
Maryland officials plan to ask legislators to make boating laws stricter as boating deaths in the state reach a seven-year high.


Regulations tightened up, all boaters must have certification now
Victoria News
Most boaters likely know the difference between starboard and port. But do most know a north cardinal buoy from a south cardinal buoy? On Sept. ...

Nominations open for Boating Safety Advisory Council
Tacoma News Tribune Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:27 AM PDT
The State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking nominations to its Boating Safety Advisory Council. The commission is looking for individuals to represent educators, anglers and hunters. The deadline for submitting nominations is Oct. 12.

Inflatable Boat Safety Is Essential
Best Syndication
Knowing and following proper inflatable boat safety protocols is not only a good idea, it is essential to your continued enjoyment of the boat and might ...


Nearly 60 boats vandalized at Ottawa River Yacht Club
The Toledo Blade Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:19 AM PDT
BLADE STAFF More than 55 boats were broken into at the Ottawa River Yacht Club in Point Place, with vandals ransacking several vessels and stealing alcohol, cash, or other belongings, Toledo police said. The break-ins happened sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, and at least six boats at the neighboring Outings Unlimited Club on Edgewater Drive were also entered. Boater Terry ...


Crash In Jetty Sends Two Boaters To Hospital
WPEC
Two boaters were injured after an accident in the south jetty near the Lake Worth Inlet. The Coast Gaurd was called out to a boat high and dry this morning ...

Briefly: September 18, 2009
The Powell River Peak Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:10 AM PDT
Abandons ship Powell River RCMP responded to a report from the Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre that a fishing vessel was on fire approximately 500 metres offshore in front of the Westview marina.

Boat capsizes near Isles of Shoals, 2 rescued
7 News Boston Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:56 AM PDT
NEW CASTLE, N.H. -- A boat carrying two fishermen was hit by a wave and capsized about three miles east of the Isles of Shoals, and a passing boat and the Coast Guard came to their rescue.


Boat catches on fire in Reedsport marina
NRToday.com
A wooden boat caught on fire in the Fred Wall Marina Wednesday evening, fire officials said this morning. The Reedsport Fire Department got a call at 7:07 ...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Effective this week, boaters must have pleasure craft operator card
Lake Cowichan Gazette
After a 10-year federal law phase-in period, boaters are now legally obligated to have a pleasure craft operator card or they risk expensive fines. ...

Boating course set for Sept. 24
Smith Mountain Eagle
By Rob Lyon, Smith Mountain Eagle There's a new law in Virginia requiring boaters to obtain a certificate indicating their successful completion of a safe ...


Flotilla volunteers protect local waters
Greenwich Citizen
"It will make me an even better boater than I am, and give me a chance to learn intensively about charting and navigation." Glenville resident George Guida ...


DNR seeks to raise age limit for life jackets
Baltimore Sun
By Candus Thomson candy.thomson@baltsun.com With boating deaths at a seven-year high, the Department of Natural Resources will be asking the General ...


Boater Hurt After Collision With Boat Driven By Dad
KGTV San Diego Mon, 21 Sep 2009 19:36 PM PDT
An 18-year-old man was severely injured Monday when the motorboat he was piloting on Mission Bay collided at high speed with one being driven by his father, authorities reported.

Retired Broomfield official dies in boating accident in Tennessee
Broomfield Enterprise Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:45 AM PDT
Former Broomfield Public Health Director John Pickle died Friday in a boating accident in Tennessee.


Coast Guard rescues man in Little Egg Inlet after boat sinks
Press of Atlantic City
A 65-year-old man clinging to a deflated life raft was rescued by the Coast Guard after his boat sank in Little Egg Inlet Monday. The incident was reported ...

Two hurt as boat crashes in North End
Palm Beach Daily News
By DAVID ROGERS Palm Beach police are still investigating the cause of a boat wreck in the North End early Tuesday, said police spokesman Janet Kinsella. ...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating safety class on Saturday
Pensacola News Journal Mon, 21 Sep 2009 00:55 AM PDT
Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron is sponsoring a boating safety class Saturday to educate boat and watercraft owners about rules, laws and regulations.

Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating course
Sand Mountain Reporter
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its boating safely course at the Guntersville Public Library. America's Boating Course course will be presented ...

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary to teach boating safety classes at ...
Hingham Journal
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the following boating safety classes at Hingham High School, 17 Union St. Class 1 - Basic Coastal ...

Whitebaiter falls from boat and dies | Otago Daily Times Online
By Glenn Conway
An elderly Milton whitebaiter died while fishing on the lower Clutha River on Saturday. Police released his name yesterday. He was Jackson Douglas Irvine, aged 73. Sergeant Martin Bull, of Balclutha, said Mr Irvine was in a boat on the ...
Otago Daily Times: - http://www.odt.co.nz/news/regional


Authorities say life jacket saved boater's life
MiamiHerald.com
Another boater nearby, 46-year-old William Dunphy, was able to put Gollobin on his boat and take him to the boat ramp. Gollobin was taken by a helicopter to ...


Coast Guard searching for missing female boater
WTSP-TV Tampa Sun, 20 Sep 2009 21:59 PM PDT
Pasco County, Florida - The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for 45 year old Paula Migliorini. A good samaritan contacted the Coast Guard Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m.


Coast Guard Launches Search For Missing Boater
CBS4 Miami Sun, 20 Sep 2009 21:04 PM PDT
Coast Guard crews are searching for a boater who failed to return from his fishing trip early last week. Dorel Zafiu, 44, sailed from Sombrero Resort in Marathon, Fla., and he was scheduled to be out for a couple of days, Coast Guard officials announced on Sunday.

Boater hurt in fire
Foster's Daily Democrat Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:13 PM PDT
Kathryn Dickinson/Courtesy photo At least one person was injured when a recreational boat caught fire at the "Three Rivers Joint," where the Cocheco and Salmon Falls rivers meet to create the Piscataqua River.

Woman dies after boating accident on river
The Daily Advance Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:03 AM PDT
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating following the death of a woman in a boating accident on the Pasquotank River Sunday.

Irishman dies in Honeymoon raft accident in Laos
Irish Central Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT
An Irishman on his honeymoon in Laos has died in a rafting accident. OâSullivan and James, who is from New Zealand , were married last November, and took a delayed honeymoon break this month in Laos.

Teen injured in Mission Bay boating accident
San Diego Union Tribune
By Angelica Martinez SAN DIEGO – An 18-year-old man was seriously injured Monday after his father lost control of a power boat during a race on Mission Bay ...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

VINELAND: Flotilla 34 offers boating safety class
Daily Journal Sun, 20 Sep 2009 07:02 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 34 will hold a boating safety class from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 23-24, at the Vineland Police Academy, 3360 Mays Landing Road, Vineland.


Clearwater man injured in boating accident
ABC Action News
MADEIRA BEACH, FL -- A Clearwater man was seriously hurt after being ejected from a boat in John's Pass this afternoon. According to the Pinellas Sheriff's ...

7 rescued from boat mishap
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune
Seven people were rescued from a boat that hit some rocks in Lake Michigan about 5100 South this afternoon, police and fire officials said. ...

Man's arm nearly severed by boat propeller
Tampa Tribune
Stephen Schneider, who was operating the boat at the time of the accident, talks with Coast Guard officials. A man's arm was nearly severed this afternoon ...

8 Rescued from Sinking Fishing Boat off Cape May
Cape May County Herald
By Herald Staff CAPE MAY-- A Good Samaritan rescued eight people who were aboard a sinking 48-foot boat 55 miles east of Cape May Saturday.

Boater dies of heart attack off Stratford
Connecticut Post Sat, 19 Sep 2009 19:17 PM PDT
STRATFORD -- A 76-year-old man died of an apparent heart attack Saturday afternoon while sailing off the seawall in the Lordship section of town.Police said the incident happened at about 4 p.

Boater with head injury found on lake
The Oshkosh Northwestern Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:20 AM PDT
An Oshkosh man was taken to the hospital with a head injury after another boater found his disabled boat on Lake Winnebago.

Coast Guard searching for kayaker
FOX 11 Green Bay Sun, 20 Sep 2009 09:40 AM PDT
The Coast Guard and Door County officials are searching for a kayaker believed to have departed from Newport State Park on Friday afternoon, September 18. Click the headline to see the full story.


At least 8 dead in boat wreck between Morocco, Spain
Xinhua
20 (Xinhua) -- At least eight persons were dead and dozens of others missing after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank between Morocco and Spain, ...

Eight rescued from boat sinking east of Cape May
Philadelphia Inquirer
CAPE MAY - Eight crew members aboard a sinking sport-fishing boat were rescued yesterday about 55 miles east of Cape May. A passing boat notified the Coast ...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

New regulations will help improve safety on the water
Canada.com
Neil Williamson, a recreational boater who has sailed out of the Nanaimo harbour for years, said he completed several power squadron boating courses and an ...

Online Boaters Exam – Get your Pleasure Craft Operators' Card ...
By bcsga
September 15th was the deadline for all boat operators (commercial or recreational) to have proof of competency to operate any boat with a motor. You now.
BC Shellfish Growers Association - http://www.bcsga.ca/


Boater safety certification required of those 26 and under
Lumina News
New legislation requires any person under age 26 to complete a certified boater safety education course prior to operating a boat with a 10 horsepower ...


Crackdown finds dozens of boating violations in Suffolk
Newsday Fri, 18 Sep 2009 07:33 AM PDT
The goal? Safe boating. The result of a pre-holiday-weekend crackdown on boaters in Suffolk County waters? A total of 408 recreational vessel inspections, 121 violations and 31 voyages terminated due to "unsafe operation," officials said. All of which had Suffolk County police, U.S. Coast Guard and officials from other agencies Tuesday praising what they called "aggressive enforcement of ...


Boating Alert for Arkansas River
KARK Little Rock Fri, 18 Sep 2009 06:03 AM PDT
The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River from Arthur V. Ormond Lock and Dam at Morrilton downstream. The alert is prompted by recent rains that have pushed flows above safe levels for small craft.


Briefly: September 18, 2009
The Powell River Peak Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:44 AM PDT
Abandons ship Powell River RCMP responded to a report from the Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre that a fishing vessel was on fire approximately 500 metres offshore in front of the Westview marina.


Pricey boat burns to the waterline
Florida Today
BY KEYONNA SUMMERS • FLORIDA TODAY • September 18, 2009 A Cocoa Beach restaurant owner lost his $300000 boat Thursday when it caught fire while he was ...

Grand jury clears boater in tubing death
The Daily Comet Fri, 18 Sep 2009 23:16 PM PDT
Matthew Pleasant Staff Writer HOUMA - A Terrebonne Parish grand jury refused Friday to indict a 27-year-old boater involved with a Gulf Intracoastal Waterway death for either negligent or vehicular homicide.

Boater with head injury found on lake
Oshkosh Northwestern
An Oshkosh man was taken to the hospital with a head injury after another boater found his disabled boat on Lake Winnebago. Jeffrey Labuy, 39, was towed ...

Boat crash victim sues drivers
Lake County News-Sun Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:39 AM PDT
A Palatine woman is suing two men after being injured in a boating accident on Nippersink Lake last month.Just after 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Brenda Schmid, 55, was a passenger on a boat driven by Mark Holmquest of Fox Lake that collided with another boat operated by David Caplan of Glenview. Authorities said that at the time of the collision, both boats were on an intersect course on Nippersink Lake ...