Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

In Florida, boat safety can't be optional
Tampabay.com
In 2008, the commission reports, there were 77 fatal boating accidents in Florida, and in 93 percent of them the boater had not passed the safety course. ...


Boating: Avoiding danger the best way to stay safe on boats
The News-Press
Your judgment is one of the first things you lose when you drink. Learn to be safe boater. Take a course at the Cape Coral Power Squadron. Call 549-9754 


 Boater Safety Class -- Events Salem MomsLikeMe.com
Certified instructors will teach the class and administer the test, successful completion of which earns a certificate for the state-mandated Boater ..
 
  Young Boater Safety training for deaf youth | theithacajournal.com ...
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industry Association of Upstate New York are partnering with AURORA OF CNY to offer deaf youth boater safety training in ..

  Oswego County Today» Community » Young Boater Safety Training Set ...
New York Sea Grant Recreation & Tourism Specialist Dave White says, “In addition to the Young Boater Safety Training traditionally offered at the Central ..

FWC promotes boating safety, conservation at Super Bowl events
Chipley Bugle Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:56 AM PST
Be smart and safe outdoors. Thatâs the message the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will promote at 2010 South Florida Super Bowl celebrations. 


Outdoor fun begins with indoor kayak class
Great Falls Tribune
That's why the City of Great Falls Parks and Recreation, Malmstrom Air Force Base and veteran boater Eric Vincent teamed up three years ago to provide ...


COMMUNITY CALENDAR
The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star Sat, 30 Jan 2010 22:28 PM PST
CLASSES/SEMINARS/EVENTS Boating Class sponsored by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87, Lake Anna, Saturday , 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Louisa County Library, State Routes 22 and 208. Free. Reservations by Feb. 3 at 571/236-5247 or Email: jeanmccor@aol.com .


BOATING CALENDAR
The Capital Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:39 PM PST
SEVERNA PARK COURSE: The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 22, Flotilla 10 will be conducting a "boating skills and seamanship" course, beginning Feb. 10, 7 p.m., at Severna Park High School. Contact David Bourdon, 410-384-7753, mooringsdmi@comcast.net.

 Campaign to lower boating injuries
Northern Star Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:12 AM PST
Pimlico resident Barry Glass helped save the life of a Tweed man badly injured after being struck by a propeller in a boating accident at Mobbs Bay in Ballina on December 30.


Boat capsizes in Godavari, 30 feared dead
Indian Express
At least 30 passengers are feared dead after a boat capsized in the Godavari river in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday morning. ...


8 Egyptians reported dead in Libya boat sinking | Bikya Masr
By Bikya Masr Staff
CAIRO: An Egyptian security official has confirmed to Bikya Masr that at least 8 Egyptian fishermen have drowned after their boat capsized off the Libyan coast.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

In my last post I talked about the cold water and the need to be careful.  Well, the unfortunate happened as can be seen in the following post.  Neither person were wearing a PFD. One man is fortunate, he will live thanks to the fast action of a nearby firefighter and police officer. But the other one hasn't been found and probably won't be until the water warms up.


Please be careful out there.  Take you safety gear. Wear your lifejacket!  Take a boating course.

Search for missing canoeist in lake near Bellingham

KING5 Seattle – Fri Jan 29, 6:29 pm ET  
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A cell phone call from a man walking around Lake Padden alerted police of two people who had capsized and were calling for help. Bellingham Police found an overturned canoe and two men in the water. They also found a friend – an off-duty firefighter - in the parking lot. Both the firefighter and a police officer paddled out to the struggling swimmers in an attempt to get them ...

Boating class set at Redstone
Hartselle Enquirer Thu, 28 Jan 2010 02:42 AM PST
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Redstone is offering five sessions of a comprehensive boating safety class called âBoating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S). The classes are taught on Redstone Arsenal at the Garrison Safety Office, Building 3687. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. and normally run to 9 p.m. every Thursday night of the scheduled session. 
 
Coast Guard plans class in boating skills
Marin Independent Journal Wed, 27 Jan 2010 22:21 PM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 14 of central Marin, will offer a course in boating skills and seamanship starting next month in San Rafael
 
Learn To Safely Navigate Your Way On The Water
Clearwater Gazette Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:35 PM PST
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is presenting a "GPS and Chart Reading" Program the evenings of Feb. 8th & 9th. Subjects include GPS Fundamentals, and Chart Tools & Plotting. The "About Boating Safely" (ABS) Program will be offered the weekend of Feb. 27 & 28th. 


Boating courses and vessel safety checks
Massapequa Post (subscription)
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more, from America's Boating Club®, the United States Power Squadrons®. With 18 squadrons around Long ..


Boating classes in January? - Nebraska Fish and Game Association
By Scott Eveland
seriously, who thinks about boating classes in January... I do. While there aren't any scheduled for January, they start up next month, with.
Nebraska Fish and Game Association - http://www.nefga.org/forum/


FWC promotes boating safety, conservation at Super Bowl events
Chipley Bugle Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:47 AM PST
Be smart and safe outdoors. Thats the message the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will promote at 2010 South Florida Super Bowl celebrations. 


Staten Island boating: Don't neglect your boat in winter
SILive.com
By Frank Ferraiuolo Your boat needs to be checked often during the offseason. The cover ties should be checked to see if they are still holding. ...


Applicants sought for Pennsylvania Board of Fish & Boat Commissioners
PennLive.com (blog)
An applicant must be a resident of the district and be well informed on the subjects of conservation, restoration, fish and fishing, and boats and boating. ...

Mystery Flare Search Off Coast Costs $208,000
WFTV 9 Orlando Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:14 AM PST
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- The Coast Guard has launched another search for a possible boater in distress off the Central Florida coast. This one started because of flares spotted off the Flagler County coast.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Recently the weather has been mild here in Washington state and as I look out at the lake I see boats out on the water, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, even a water skier.  But it is still winter and the water here is very cold.  Falling in can been extremely dangerous.  Cold water saps your body heat rapidly and hypothermia can set in, in a matter of minutes.  In the upper left corner of my Blog is a link to the Cold Water Boot Camp. If you haven't watched this video on youtube.com, or seen their web site  I strongly recommend that you do.  This is very valuable information, and is not just for the winter or for northern waters.  Hypothermia can be a problem even in warmer areas such as Florida or the Gulf Coast.  Wear your lifejacket, even if you lose the ability to keep yourself afloat, the lifejacket will.  

Safe Boating is for life!


Local knowledge, life jackets best to travel Treasure Coast inlets
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
Checking the weather conditions is something every boater should do before leaving home or the dock, Danti said. There are web cams of many inlets and ...


Coast Guard issues hunter safety advisory
Harwich Oracle Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:25 AM PST
The Coast Guard is issuing a hunter safety advisory for migratory bird, goose and duck hunters on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeastâs First Coast Guard District. Nationwide, in the past month the Coast Guard has rescued close to 20 hunters and there have been 5 fatalities resulting from capsizing or falling overboard.

Six boater safety classes are offered this winter, spring ...
This is the year that everyone 12 and older who operates a powerboat of 10 hp or more must have the mandatory Boater Education Card.

Marine Patrol rescues three in Solano County
TheReporter.com
While waiting for a response, officials said, they saw twin red flares fired from a 40-foot sailboat near the Califor-nia Maritime Academy and headed over. ...



Holiday horror: Mother fell to her death under the propellers of narrowboat as her children looked on
Daily Mail: World News Tue, 26 Jan 2010 04:51 AM PST
Amanda Chapell, 47, was at the tiller negotiating a lock when she tumbled into the water at a picturesque boating spot in Oxfordshire and was fatally injured. 


Missing boaters swim safely to shore
FOX 35 Orlando Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:52 PM PST
Two missing boaters involved in a single boating accident in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Port St. John's Boat Ramp, were located in Cocoa. 


Jacksonville man, young son injured in boating accident
The Florida Times-Union Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:01 AM PST
A Jacksonville man and his 4-year-old son are recovering from injuries suffered last night when their boat ran into a dock at Pottsburg Creek, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

 It is plain to see by the number of classes offered in this posting, that this is a good time of the year to take a course. Taking a course makes good sense, not just for the beginner but for the experienced boater as well. Laws have changed, or you may have moved to a new area, and it makes a good refresher. It's winter, in many states it's just too cold to go boating, so go to school instead. Most courses are free or have a nominal fee. Many states are now requiring some evidence of having taken a boating safety course. Washington State is now requiring a boater have a card from the state showing that you've at least passed the on-line test.  Besides, what else are you doing besides getting ready for the super bowl?  Take a class.  You may learn something new.  Cold Water is a real killer and info about hypothermia and how to survive it may save your life. Rules of the road is always a good thing to take a refresher on.  Rules for Personal Watercraft have multiplied in recent years and you may need to get up to date on them.  Noise limits have been imposed in some states and if you have a go fast boat you should be aware of these new laws.  There are lots of reasons for taking a course but the most important one is it may save your life or that of someone close to you.  

Safe Boating is for life!


Want to drive a boat? New law may force you to take a class
KREM.com Spokane Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:00 PM PST
SPOKANE -- This year, everyone 30 years old and under must take a mandatory class in order to drive a boat.  The law now requires everyone to have a boater card. Boaters may take an approved boater education course in the classroom/hands-on, online or at home.  Prices and requirements vary depending on the type of course taken. In order to receive your boater card at the end of the class, you ...


New law asks more of young boaters
Shelby Star
Boaters younger than 26 will need to get some education to keep afloat of a new state law. The law requires those under 26 operating a vessel with at least ...

Coast Guard issues guidelines for hunters
Providence Journal
Life jackets are required for all boaters and paddlers in New York on all vessels shorter than 21 feet through the first of May. A boater or paddler who ...


Rains prompt warning against Potomac boating
The Frederick News-Post Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:42 AM PST
ANNAPOLIS  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says boating and other recreational uses of the upper Potomac River should be avoided because of heavy rains that have led to hazardous river levels

Outdoors calendar
OregonLive.com
Boater safety course: Skills and seamanship; 9:30 am-4:30 pm Feb. 20; Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive. Cost: $10. ...


Boating Calendar
The Capital Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:19 PM PST
SEVERNA PARK COURSE: The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 22, Flotilla 10 will be conducting a "boating skills and seamanship" course, beginning Feb. 2, 7 p.m., at Severna Park High School.


Boating courses
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
By Charles Zusman The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-07 is sponsoring an “About Boating Safely” course on Saturday, January 30, ...


USCG Safe Boating Course at East Providence High School ...
Find info about USCG Safe Boating Course, happening on January 25 at East Providence High School. USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship Classes East ...

Local group offers safe boating course
Anderson Independent-Mail Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:22 AM PST
The Lake Hartwell chapter of the United States Power Squadron announces that it is offering Americas Boating Course, a nationally and South Carolina accredited course.Americas Boating Course teaches safe boat handling, required equipment, anchoring, navigation aids, state and federal regulations, docking, VHF radio, and on the water emergencies.âIt is ideal for boat or jet-ski owners, spouses ...


Boating course launches Tuesday
Daily Breeze Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:03 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering its Boating Skills and Seamanship course at the Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, starting Tuesday and continuing weekly through March 16. 


Boating safety courses offered in Clay County
The Florida Times-Union Mon, 25 Jan 2010 07:28 AM PST
Beginning this week, the Clay County Sheriffs Office Marine Unit and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will partner on a series of boating safety courses


Boating education class set for Feb. 8-9 locally
The Toledo Blade Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:29 AM PST
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft plans to offer a boating education course in two sessions Feb. 8 and 9 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 1320 South Holland Sylvania Rd., Springfield Township. The course covers state and federal laws, navigational rules of the road, and basic boating safety practices. The class, which meets Ohios boating education ..

Boating: Distress-signal items need care
The News-Press
Visual distress signals are part of your boat's safety equipment. But their care and maintenance aboard small boats is often neglected. ...


Boaters, dog pulled from Humboldt Bay
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Boaters should wear floatation vests and bring a two-way marine radio to transmit a distress signal in case of an emergency, Duncan said.


Arundel Digest
Annapolis Capital
Crews found a 40-foot sailboat ablaze. The boat's owner, Leroy White, had discovered the fire. He and marina staff used portable fire extinguishers to 


Ocala man injured after being run over by boat
Ocala
By Cindy Swirko and Lise Fisher A Marion County man severely damaged his leg Sunday morning when he fell out of a boat on Lake Lochloosa and was run over, ...


Fishermen escape injury when boat sinks in Maine
WGME
The fishermen were picked up by another fishing boat and safely taken to shore. Coast Guard officials say they are monitoring the wreck for signs of ...


Fishing crew rescued after boat runs aground
KTUU
by AP KODIAK, Alaska -- A US Coast Guard crew rescued three fishermen whose boat had run aground in southeast Alaska Friday. Coast Guard officials say the .


Small boat overturns in Stuart, two men pulled from water, one dies
Sun-Sentinel
STUART — An Indiantown man died when the 20-foot boat he was in overturned near the mouth of the St. Lucie Inlet. James Mason, 50, and Richard Cozzi, 65, ...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Some good info here and lessons learned for Kayakers, and all boaters 

We launched onto calm seas, so confident of the weather that we didn’t bother to check the forecast or pack our safety gear — the extra paddles, whistles, radio and flares. But half a mile from shore, we learned why no one else was out.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/magazine/24lives-t.html?ref=magazine

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Young Boater Safety training for deaf youth
Ithaca Journal
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industry Association of Upstate New York are partnering with AURORA OF CNY to offer deaf youth boater safety training in ...


Free safe-boating class
Sausalito Marin Scope Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:53 AM PST
A free U.S. Coast Guard-approved safe-boating class will be offered by the Marin Power and Sail Squadron at the Kell Educational Center in Novato. Classes are Jan. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a final exam on Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 924-2712


Safe boating classes offered in February
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:42 AM PST
Mathews U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66, Mathews, has several boating classes scheduled, starting with Boating Skills and Seamanship on Feb. 2. 


Spring dates for Safe Boating Course set
Clay Today Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:44 AM PST
GREEN COVE SPRINGS The Clay County Sheriffâs Office and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are partnering to offer free boating safety classes. 




U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating skills and seamanship course
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Useful to both novice and experienced power- and sail-boaters, some of the topics that will be covered include boat trailering, handling and powering, ...


Coast Guard urges duck hunters to 'plan on not drowning' - Projo 7 ...
By Donita Naylor
A boater or paddler who hasn't taken an approved boater education course can do that during the winter, Johnson said. Courses are available through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons or with state, private or Internet ...
Projo 7 to 7 News Blog - http://newsblog.projo.com/

New rules govern boat safety
The Gaston Gazette Wed, 20 Jan 2010 08:46 AM PST
Boaters younger than 26 will need to get some education to keep afloat of a new state law. The law requires those under 26 operating a vessel with at least a 10-horsepower motor on public waterways to take a boating safety education course............


Toledo man ordered to pay $112,735 for false calls
The Toledo Blade Sat, 23 Jan 2010 03:58 AM PST
A Toledo man who pleaded guilty to making false distress calls to the Coast Guard was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $112,735 in restitution. Cory Crockett, 20, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transmitting several false distress calls claiming that a vessel was taking on water near the Anthony Wayne Bridge and people were in the water. The Coast Guard ..

Yacht catches fire on Percy Priest Lake
Daily News Journal Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:45 PM PST
MOUNT JULIET -- Emergency crews were battling a large fire on a 45-foot yacht at the Fate Sanders Marina on Percy Priest Lake Wednesday morning, according to a Channel 4 News report. 


3 safe after rafting mishap
The Daily Triplicate Wed, 20 Jan 2010 06:41 AM PST
Three local fishermen made it to shore safely after their raft capsized on the South Fork of the Smith River Monday. Not without the help of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, however. Clayton Horn, Jim Rogers and an unidentified friend were floating the South Fork while fishing for steelhead, when their raft flipped going over South Fork Falls. âIâve floated this section 15 to 20 times before ... 


Delta Duckhunters Rescued From Sinking Boat
KTVU.com
DIXON -- The US Coast Guard rescued two duck hunters from a sinking boat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on Tuesday morning. ...


Deputies rescue capsized boaters in Newport Harbor
Los Angeles Times
Orange County sheriff's deputies rescued six men after their boat capsized this afternoon in Newport Harbor. The men were in an outrigger vessel about 4:20 ...


Rescuers Pluck Man From Central Texas Lake After Boat Sinks
KWTX
BELL COUNTY (January 22, 2010)—Rescuers aboard a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boat pulled a boater from the chilly waters of Lake Belton Friday .


Yacht sinks after collision in race at Point Cook
Herald Sun
A YACHT has sunk off Point Cook following a collision with another yacht about 11am this morning. The two yachts, Ten Too and Magic Bullet collided 4 ...


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Six boater safety classes are offered this winter, spring
Statesman Journal
This is the year that everyone 12 and older who operates a powerboat of 10 hp or more must have the mandatory Boater Education Card. ...


Winter early bird safe boating class offered by coast guard
Anderson Valley Post Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:25 AM PST
A one-day boating safety class will be offered Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Yuba Street in Redding.Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Redding Flotilla 39, will be offering the new ABOUT BOATING SAFELY class, formerly America's Boating Course from 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m. 


Free safe-boating class
Sausalito Marin Scope Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:02 PM PST
A free U.S. Coast Guard-approved safe-boating class will be offered by the Marin Power and Sail Squadron at the Kell Educational Center in Novato. Classes are Jan. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a final exam on Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 924-2712


Get the Boating Basics
Marlton Telegram
A Boating Basics course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in Marlton, on Jan. 26 and 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Marlton Middle School, ...

Life jacket is a must, says yachting association
New Straits Times
LANGKAWI, Mon: The Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) has always given priority to safety by compelling sailors to wear life jackets during training and ...


Coast Guard Advises Boater Caution
KIONrightnow.com
The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to check the status of mooring and anchor lines, and replace worn lines if necessary. Vessel owners should also ...


Heater's fumes killed boater in sailboat home in eastern New Orleans
NOLA.com
By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune A man who died alongside his dog inside their sailboat home in eastern New Orleans under initially puzzling ...


Man killed in boat collision
Greenville Daily Reflector
A collision on the Tar River killed one boater, and an investigator is waiting to speak to another man injured in the wreck. Leon Hooks Simpkins Jr., 44, ...


Briton dies in Nile yacht accident
MalaysiaNews.net Mon, 18 Jan 2010 08:55 AM PST
A British tourist died when a yacht capsized on the Nile in bad weather. Police said the tourist was with three others on a Nile cruise when the boat overturned in heavy winds. The three others survi... 


Tourist drowns in raft accident
Straits Times Mon, 18 Jan 2010 02:41 AM PST
WELLINGTON (New Zealand) -NEW Zealand police say an American woman has died after becoming pinned under a rock during a family rafting trip on the Mohaka River in New Zealand's North Island.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

From 

Ericka's Powerboating Blog::

Don't Be One of the Ninety

Friday January 8, 2010
Did you know two thirds of all boating accident victims in 2008 drowned, and that in 90 percent of these fatalities the victims weren't wearing life jackets?
I recently had occasion to revisit boating statistics and was disheartened to realize that since 2006, nothing has changed. Back then, ninety percent weren't wearing their life jackets when the accident occurred and ninety percent weren't in 2008.
http://powerboat.about.com/b/2010/01/08/dont-be-one-of-the-ninety.htm
 

 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Free safe-boating class
Sausalito Marin Scope Sun, 17 Jan 2010 09:03 AM PST
A free U.S. Coast Guard-approved safe-boating class will be offered by the Marin Power and Sail Squadron at the Kell Educational Center in Novato. Classes are Jan. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a final exam on Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 924-2712

Golf group wants to lure women
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A boater education class will be held from 9 am to 3 pm Feb. 6 at Memorial Coliseum during the Fort Wayne Boat Show. Students must pre-register for the ...

Boating safety courses to be offered in Neb., Iowa
NTV
(AP) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has announced that classes have been added to the schedule of available boating safety courses. ...

Boat safety training for deaf young boaters being offered at upcoming CNY Boat ...
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog)
New York Sea Grant will teach the course with ASL interpreters from AURORA of CNY signing the Young Boater Safety Certification instruction. ...


Free safe-boating class
Sausalito Marin Scope Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:18 PM PST
A free U.S. Coast Guard-approved safe-boating class will be offered by the Marin Power and Sail Squadron at the Kell Educational Center in Novato. Classes are Jan. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a final exam on Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 924-2712.

Meet Florida's Boater Education Law On-Line
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:23 PM PST
Boaterexam.com offers inter-active on-line boater education course in Florida

Local Power Squadron to conduct year-long boating seminars
Wicked Local Rochester
The marine compass is still the boaters primary navigation tool, and an essential tool when all else fails. This seminar explains how to select, install, ...

Safe boating courses and vessel safety checks offered
Amityville Record (subscription)
Safe boating courses, free vessel safety checks and more are offered by America's Boating Club®, the United States Power Squadrons®. ...

Free safe-boating class
Sausalito Marin Scope Fri, 15 Jan 2010 11:47 AM PST
A free U.S. Coast Guard-approved safe-boating class will be offered by the Marin Power and Sail Squadron at the Kell Educational Center in Novato. Classes are Jan. 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a final exam on Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 924-2712

Local sailor named to top Coast Guard Auxiliary post in state
New Bern Sun Journal
An avid boater, he joined the US Coast Guard Auxiliary 20-25, the Flotilla responsible for waterways between Oriental and New Bern, after retirement and ...


Continuing education courses are another opportunity to experiment
Heber Springs Sun-Times
The Boater's Safety course will be offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in March and May. Either the AARP Driver Safety Program or the Southwest ...

Moko reportedly injured by irate boater
NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:32 PM PST
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is investigating reports that Moko the dolphin was injured when he was hit with an oar by an irate woman in a waka in the Bay of Plenty


World yacht Brits saved
Mirror.co.uk
Nine British and five Irish sailors were among 16 people rescued from a sinking yacht taking part in a round-the-world race. The Cork Clipper hit rocks in ...


Men from Miss., Ala. die in Ark. when boat sinks
WXVT
... Ark. (AP) - The Monroe County sheriff's office says two duck hunters - one from Mississippi, the other from Alabama - are dead after a boat took on ...


  Pitt County Man Dies After Boats Collide In The Tar River
WITN
A Pitt County man is dead after a boating accident in the Tar River east of Seine Beach and Grimesland Bridge Road. It happened around 4:30pm on Saturday. ..


1 killed, 5 injured as suspected smuggling boat capsizes
Los Angeles Times
Ten other apparent illegal immigrants are taken into custody after being tossed from a 30-foot fishing boat into the chilly waters off Torrey Pines state .


Teacher and student drown, four missing after dragon boat mishap
Malaysia Star
GEORGE TOWN: A dragon boat training session involving Chung Ling High School students ended in tragedy when a teacher and a student drowned after the vessel ...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

City gets $17,206 grant for boating safety
This Week Gahanna Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:21 AM PST
Gahanna is receiving a $17,206 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to begin its first boating safety program.


No Fluke: Sharpen your boating skills, fishing license veto overridden
Warwick Beacon
by Captain Dave Monti Students sharpen boating skills and learn about such topics as navigation, seamanship and safety at North Star in Warwick, .


Boating School and Seamanship
By admin
Fortunately, today, instead of spending many years being apprenticed at sea, sailors can attend boating school and qualify in seamanship in a relatively short time. As the field of seamanship is extremely broad, the available training ...
Boating School Information - http://www.boating-school.com/


Coast Guard offering boating classes
Jacksonville Daily News Thu, 14 Jan 2010 04:25 AM PST
Registration is now being accepted for two upcoming recreational boating safety courses. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-10 is offering the courses.


Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe-boating class in February
Sussex Countian
By Submission Visitors to and residents of Sussex alike anticipate the arrival of warmer weather and the boating season. The time for brushing up on boating ...

Lorance: During cold weather, follow these boating precautions
Daily News Journal Thu, 14 Jan 2010 01:37 AM PST
There are several things fishermen need to do during this cold weather. First is to be sure that your boat batteries are full of water and fully charged. 


Eight-week boating skills course offered at Del Rey Yacht Club
The Argonaut Thu, 14 Jan 2010 01:16 AM PST
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a boating skills and seamanship course at the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey beginning Tuesday, January 26th and ending March 16th.

Man dies in boating accident
Perth Now Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:01 PM PST
A FISHERMAN has died and his companion was rescued from an upturned dinghy following a boating accident off Geraldton.


Yacht stranded on rocks in Marlborough Sounds
NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:17 PM PST
Police have gone to the aid of a yacht which hit rocks near the entrance to Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds this morning.  


Boater dies on sailboat
WPTV West Palm Beach Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:34 AM PST
Investigators are trying to determine if the person was poisoned by carbon monoxide


Boat lost after wrong turn made
Daily Examiner
AN EARLY morning boating accident off Evans Head yesterday led to a dramatic sea rescue which left one of the rescuers in hospital. ...


Fire destroys boat at Everett Marina
Seattle Times
Three Everett firefighters fell into the water but were unhurt last night while battling a boat fire at the Port of Everett's South Marina. ...


Fire destroys live-aboard boat in Tarpons Springs
Tampabay.com
By Andy Boyle, Times Staff Writer TARPON SPRINGS — A man and his dog are safe after a boat they lived on was destroyed by a fire Thursday, authorities said. ...

Crew rescued from sinking yacht
The Press Association
Five Britons and eight Irish people were rescued from a sinking racing yacht after it struck rocks in Indonesian waters, the UK coastguard has said. ...


Dinius files claim against Lake County
Lake County News Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:41 AM PST
LAKE COUNTY A man acquitted last summer of felony boating under the influence has filed an administrative claim against the county of Lake.