Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating deaths down 6 from 2008 to 2009
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans Wed, 28 Apr 2010 07:12 AM PDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) â Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 32 people died last year in boating wrecks in Louisiana, six fewer than in 2008.

State safety course vital for boaters
Poughkeepsie Journal
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office will conduct the state Safe Boating Course at the sheriff's headquarters, 150 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. ...

US Coast Guard Auxiliary to host boating safety course
BY AARON CRESPO Leave a comment The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a boating safety and certification course 9 am to 4:30 pm May 15 at New Hope ...

Boating Safety class scheduled | | Fond du Lac ...
JUNEAU — A Wisconsin Boating Safety class is being offered by the Dodge County Sheriff's Department.

Boater safety course offered Sat. through Community Ed
The Weatherford Democrat Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:31 AM PDT
Weatherford ISD Community Education is offering a certified Boater Education Course Saturday.

NYS approved boater safety course offered this spring
Massapequa Post (subscription)
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering an approved boater safety course at The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., Massapequa Park. ...

Maryland boating law now requires children to wear life jackets
The Delaware Business Ledger Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:59 AM PDT
A new state law adopted by the General Assembly earlier in April now requires all children 13 and younger to wear life jackets while on a moving boat. 

Coast Guard: Overnight rescue highlights need for safety equipment
More information on mandatory and recommended lifesaving equipment is available from the Coast Guard's Boating Safety website at

FWC Moves Forward With Changes To Boating Rules
WCTV Tallahassee Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT
The proposed rule will implement a process for the Commission to review and approve some local boating ordinances before they take effect 

Spring Into Boating With Simple Checklist
Best of Boating (blog)
For boaters, spring cleaning is a necessary annual tradition to ensure the protection and safety of every boater on the water. ...

Injured boater rescued
New Bern Sun Journal Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:40 AM PDT
An injured 65-year-old man whose boat went aground in the Bay River in Pamlico County was evacuated to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern Monday evening. 

Man dies after boat capsizes
Hattiesburg American
A 78-year-old Hattiesburg man died at Wesley Medical Center Tuesday night after his boat capsized in Lake Serene earlier that evening. ...

Coast Guard rescues boaters west of Port Angeles
Sequim Gazette
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a capsized boat near Port Angeles, Wash., Wednesday. The Coast Guard received a call from a person on ...

Crew OK after fishing boat hit by lightning
Myrtle Beach Sun News
It was the first time anyone had heard from the boat since Sunday. "I feel a lot better than not knowing anything," Schwuchow's father, Buddy Schwuchow, ...
Boats, building destroyed by predawn blaze Sunday at Jensen's Shipyard
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By JOURNAL OF THE SAN JUANS About a half-dozen boats were completely destroyed or heavily damaged Sunday as a predawn blaze leveled a building where vintage ...

Burning yacht could not be saved
Cumberland Courier Newspapers
MARINE police could not save a luxury yacht, which was found burning in open water in Middle Harbour this morning. The 13-meter motor cruiser was located by ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

May 22-28 declared Safe Boating Week
Lake Sun Leader Mon, 26 Apr 2010 06:26 AM PDT
Boaters urged to practice safe boating habits and remember the slogan, Boat Smart. Boat Safe. Wear It 

Boating safety course
Pensacola News Journal
The course, offered by the Perdido Power Squadron, meets all current Alabama boating license requirements. Alabama law requires that motorized vessel .

Boating Calendar
The Capital Sat, 24 Apr 2010 21:42 PM PDT
ASPS COURSE: The Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron will offer boating safety, May 8 and 15, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; review and test, May 17, 6 p.m. at Eastport-Annapolis Annapolis Neck Branch. 

Boater Safety Classes
WLKM Radio
The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department has announced the schedule of Boater Safety Classes to be held this year. The classes reflect the fact that ...

(Neb.)-Boating Safety Course Scheduled for Alliance
A boating safety course is scheduled for May 8 in Alliance, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The session is from 1-7:30 pm at the ...

State Required Boating Class
KATC 3 Lafayette Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:50 AM PDT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Boat operators should be planning on taking one of the state-sponsored safe boating classes, if they haven't done so recently. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has a large number of safe boating classes on tap for boating enthusiasts who have not completed a course. Since the spread of salvania continues to be a problem on a number of venues, hopefully .

Maryland boating law now requires children to wear life jackets
The Delaware Business Ledger Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:16 AM PDT
A new state law adopted by the General Assembly earlier in April now requires all children 13 and younger to wear life jackets while on a moving boat

Illinois Boaters Urged To Wear Life Jackets
CBS2 Chicago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) ― The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging boaters to wear life jackets as the spring and summer boating season begins ...

Our Say: Safety enhances boating season
The Capital Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:08 AM PDT
We're coming to the most pleasant time of the year in the land of pleasant living - the one in which the Chesapeake Bay is flecked by pleasure boats. The season could be still more enjoyable if more boaters would pay attention to basic safety rules. 

As boating season begins, police urge caution
Annapolis Capital
As one boater who was stopped by police now knows, flares expire. Windemuth also reminded boaters to beware of drinking and boating. .

Group urges life jacket use in spring boating
Boston Globe Sun, 25 Apr 2010 06:51 AM PDT
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is urging springtime kayakers and canoeists to wear their life jackets to combat danger as they paddle.

Keeping it safe on the river
"Anyone under the age of 30 this year, 30 or younger has to actually have with them a boater safety card when they are operating," said Hally. ...

Groups seek safety changes for boaters
Greenwich Time Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:15 AM PDT
You can't legislate common sense, an old saying goes, but requiring kayakers and canoeists to wear life preservers year round could save so many lives that boating officials want to try. 

Coastguard Volunteers Encouraged by New Stats Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:18 PM PDT
Coastguard New Zealand has released its rescue statistics for the end of summer 2010 and is relieved to see a lower number of boating fatalities this year, despite what is believed to be a very busy season on the water

Coast Guard Auxiliary keeps seas safer
Florida Today
The group of volunteers who make up the auxiliary has in recent years increased their duties and presence on water patrols, public education and boating ...

 Boat Fires

Officials: Battery charger sparked boat fires
That boat and the others were stored closely together in a parking lot, which caused the fire to spread rapidly.

Two rescued in Ponsharden Boatyard yacht fire
BBC News
A man was taken to hospital with burns after a fire started on a yacht in Ponsharden Boatyard. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the ...

Other Accidents

One man dead after boating accident
Herald Sun
A 28-year-old man has died and two people are in hospital after a boating accident off the coast of Perth. A volunteer marine rescue team conducting a ...

Fisherman dies in Mass. after falling overboard
Boston Herald
But the men began drifting away from the 60-foot boat, which couldn't reach them because it was disabled after a hose got tangled in a propeller. ..

Tampa man drowns when canoe sinks
ABC Action News
A nearby boater assisted one of the men to shore but was unable to help Jenkins who disappeared beneath the surface of the water. ...

Guilford Man Dies in Watercraft-Related Incident
WABI Bangor Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT
61-year-old Harold Jones Sr.of Guilford died Saturday night, April 24, while boating on Onawa Lake in Elliotsville Township. Officials from the Maine Warden Service say Jones told family he was going to try out a watercraft. They say when Jones did not return family and friends b . 

Boat goes vertical into lakeside gazebo
WCNC Charlotte Sun, 25 Apr 2010 16:41 PM PDT
SHERRILLS FORD, N.C.-- A rude awakening for a family Sunday morning as a boater strikes a lakeside gazebo, leaving the boat vertical inside along with the driver. All of the sudden there was this really loud noise. Right away everyone got out of bed. What's going on?" says Brad Houseknecht.   It was Houseknecht's parents  gazebo the boat hit.   Neighbors say its one of the strangest 

4 rescued from grounded sailboat
Family Badge
JAMAICA BEACH - At 7:30 Sunday evening the Jamaica Beach Fire Department received notification from the US Coast Guard Station Galveston of boaters in ...

Boat crash on Lake Wylie causes injuries
The Rock Hill Herald Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:23 AM PDT
A boating accident on Lake Wylie that sent a woman and a Fort Mill man to a Charlotte hospital remai 

Man drowns in unusual boating accident
Investigators say 50 year old Jimmy Jackson of Harleton was loading a boat at Little Cypress Creek on Saturday. Witnesses say Jackson slipped, hit his head, ...

Capsized yacht helped by ferry
Isle of Wight County Press Tue, 27 Apr 2010 05:24 AM PDT
A FERRY came to the aid of a capsized yacht this afternoon (Tuesday). The yacht was spotted by the crew of the 12.35pm Yarmouth-to-Lymington Wightlink ferry. 

Vegas Men Killed Rafting On Virgin River
FOX 5 Las Vegas Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:03 AM PDT
A Zion National Park official said two Las Vegas men whose bodies were pulled from the Virgin River died trying to navigate swift water on a self-made log raft

Woman injured in boat crash at Disney
Orlando Sentinel
By Anika Myers Palm, Orlando Sentinel A woman was injured in a boating accident on Thursday at Walt Disney World near the Treehouse Villas. ...

At least five dead after boat capsizes in Congo lake
Press Trust of India
Kinshasa, Apr 27 (AP) A boat captain says at least five people have died after a passenger boat capsized on a lake in eastern Congo. ...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

If this fella has sense enough to wear his lifejacket, why don't you?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Safety Courses To Be Held
Jamestown Post Journal
There is no pre-registration required for the courses, which are free to everyone younger than 18 years of age. Those older than 18 must pay $10 to New York ...

Boating Safety class scheduled
Fond du Lac Reporter Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:30 AM PDT
JUNEAU A Wisconsin Boating Safety class is being offered by the Dodge County Sheriffs Department. 

State boating courses offered
The Buckeye Lake Beacon
BUCKEYE LAKE – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is offering an 8-hour Ohio Boating Education Course on Saturday, ...

Boating safety course offered
Stevens Point Journal Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:48 AM PDT
The Portage County Sheriffs Department is offering a Boating Safety course beginning June 2. Classes will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 2, 7, and 9 in the Training Room at the Portage County Sheriffs Department. The cost of the course is $10 and is open to boating operators 10 years of age and older. Those born on or after January 1, 1989 must take the boater safety class to operate. To ...

Your Hub Treasure Coast
We are hoping for another great year of training operators in safe boating rules and practices with the added benefits of the convenience of one day ... 

Boater Safety Course
Utica Daily News Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:33 AM PDT
HERKIMER, April 23, 2010 â Herkimer County Community College is offering a Boater Safety Course. 

Boating: The Law of the Sea
It's scary to find out that almost half the boaters on the water don't know that there are laws governing boat handling. And of those that do, most can't recite more than two or three navigation rules. For some reason, some people think ...
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Campaign highlights importance of life jackets
Bureau County Republican Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:45 AM PDT
SPRINGFIELD â A safe outing for boaters in Illinois starts with wearing life jackets, as well as staying sober and being alert to others on the water with the busy spring and summer boating season underway. 

Deputies, agents patrolling for boating violations - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 PST
The Spokesman-Review Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:31 AM PDT
Lowland lakes in Washington are expected to be busy this weekend with the opening of trout fishing season on Saturday, and Spokane sheriffâs deputies said they will be on patrol for boating violations.

Authorities: 'Freezing spring waters a danger for boaters'
Hornell Evening Tribune
1 to May 1 — when water temperatures are at their coldest — in an effort to lower the number of fatalities involving off-season boaters. ...

Boating safety begins on the highway
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
To be fair, the trailer in my “flashback” was not a boat, in fact, it was a farm implement pulled in the very same manner. ...

New boating law preparations
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald Thu, 22 Apr 2010 03:36 AM PDT
Even though the weather is already conducive to having fun on Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake, there is an additional requirement you will need to operate a boat in North Carolina

llinois boaters urged to wear life jackets
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:28 AM PDT
Statistics from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Law Enforcement show 102 boating accidents on Illinois waters last year. Those accidents resulted in 25 fatalities and 71 injuries. 

Boater: Cape man drowned after whales flipped canoe
Boston Herald Wed, 21 Apr 2010 21:20 PM PDT
PROVINCETOWN - Authorities are investigating a report that a cavorting pilot whale flipped a canoe yesterday in..

Man injured after falling overboard
7 News Miami Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:10 AM PDT
HAULOVER BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida boater is recovering from minor injuries after he fell overboard Friday morning. At around 7:02 a.m., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded near Haulover Park Marina to calls of an injured boater

Rescue team helps yacht in distress
Cairns Post
GUSTY winds tore holes in a yacht's sails and cut power onboard as it drifted dangerously in the shipping channel off Cairns yesterday. ...

One man dead after boating accident Sat, 24 Apr 2010 05:25 AM PDT
A 28-year-old man has died and two people are in hospital after a boating accident off the coast of Perth.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

USPS Boating Safety Course offered in Waddington on Apr. 24
North Country Now
WADDINGTON -- A free 3 day Boating Safety Course sponsored by the United States Power Squadron, will be offered April 24, May 1, and 8 from 9 am to 1 pm in ...

Safe boating course to be offered
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer safe boating courses to satisfy the North Carolina state law, effective May 1, requiring boat operators 25 years old ...

Safe boating classes are offered by LDWF
Shreveport Times
That means boat operators should be planning on taking one of the state-sponsored safe boating classes, if they haven't done so recently. ...

Boating: Surviving Capsizing and Swamping
Saving youself in a boating accident. What to do when you capsize.
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Coast Guard flotilla members honored in Milton
Pensacola News Journal
During calendar year 2009 the flotilla accrued 240 hours of operational missions, provided 24 boater assists, conducted 89 courtesy vessel safety ..

FWC Hosts Florida Boating Advisory Council Meeting
The Florida Boating Advisory Council held its semi-annual meeting in Tallahassee April 9. The 18-member council is made up of representatives from various

NRP Urges Safety as Spring Opens Boating Season
Southern Maryland Online
ANNAPOLIS (April 21, 2010) – As warm weather opens the boating season in Maryland, the Natural Resources Police -- the enforcement arm of the Department of ...

US Coast Guard helicopter crashes in Lake Huron
The Bryan-College Station Eagle Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:25 AM PDT
PORT HURON, Mich. -- A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter conducting a nighttime training exercise crashed into southern Lake Huron and the three-member crew safely escaped before the helicopter sank.The Coast Guard says the crash happened around 9:4 ...

NH woman sentenced to 6 months jail in boat crash
Boston Globe Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:47 AM PDT
A New Hampshire woman who was leader of a recreational boating association when she killed her best friend in a speed boat crash after a night of drinking was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail, followed by six months of home confinement

Boat collision in Lake Havasu injures 6 people
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:46 AM PDT
Several people were injured in a serious boating accident at Lake Havasu, near California Cove in Needles. 

Canoeists pluck boater from Lake Nosbonsing
The North Bay Nugget Tue, 20 Apr 2010 02:15 AM PDT
A pair of witnesses rescued a boater from the frigid waters of Lake Nosbonsing, Friday. The OPP says it was called shortly after 4 p.m. about a man in the water.[...] 

Rough seas force rescue of stricken yacht
Herald Sun
A STRICKEN yacht has been towed to safety with an injured person on board after it lost power in rough seas off the Gold Coast. ...

Boater stranded on Fraser Lake
Omenica Express
On Saturday April 17 at 12:45 pm, the Fraser Lake RCMP received a report of a stranded boater on Fraser Lake. A 74-year-old man and his dog had gone out for ...

Suncoast man rescued after falling off boat while fishing
Later he came upon a crab trap and was able to use that to keep himself above water until he waved down another boater nearby. ...

1 dead, 3 survive Alaska fishing boat sinking
Stamford Advocate Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:37 AM PDT
In this image provided by the U. S. Coast Guard the crew of a Coast Guard Kodiak-based rescue helicopter prepares to rescue one of four crewman from the fishing vessel Northern Belle who managed to climb into a life raft dropped by a Coast Guard aircraft from Air Station Kodiak 50 miles south of Monatgue Island in the Gulf of Alaska Tuesday April 20, 2010. The Northern Belle crew issued a mayday ...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Local scout improving youth boater safety with free class
The Maryville Daily Times Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:15 PM PDT
Local Boy Scout Tyler Walker has coordinated with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer a discounted youth boating safety class. Youth, ages 12-21, completing the program and passing the final license test can receive their boater's licenses. 

The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket (VIDEO)
WENY-TV Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:01 PM PDT
WATKINS GLEN -- Rescuers found the body of a missing boater in Canandaigua Lake over the weekend, and the search continues for his roommate, who is presumed to have drowned. 

Seamanship, boating skills to be taught
Chambersburg Public Opinion Mon, 19 Apr 2010 23:17 PM PDT
PLEASANT HALL -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue its presentation of boating skills and seamanship classes on Saturdays through May 22.

Boating Education courses set locally
El Dorado News-Times
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has two Boating Education Courses in El Dorado for those needing to complete the mandatory course, said Laura Rogers, ...

Two boater education classes offered in Bellevue
Bellevue Reporter
Two boater education classes will be offered in Bellevue through the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. They courses will help boaters acquire their ...

New Florida law emphasizes safe boating
The News-Press
1, 1988, must pass an approved boater safety course to operate a vessel powered by more than 10 horsepower. This means that as the population ages, .. 

U.S. Coast Guard offering boating safety course in Unionville
The Bay City Times Mon, 19 Apr 2010 06:48 AM PDT
UNIONVILLE â The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Gateway Sportsmanâs Club, 4126 Bay City Forrestville Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is...

Contact us: Have you taken an approved boater safety course?
The News-Press Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:51 AM PDT
Have you taken an approved boater safety course? A recent state law that calls for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to take such a course.

Authorities stress boating safety following drownings
News 14 Carolina Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:54 AM PDT
Authorities stress boating safety following drownings 

Lower water levels for Great Lakes
UPI Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:19 AM PDT
DETROIT, April 20 (UPI) -- Boating season has begun in Michigan but officials are warning water levels in most Great Lakes will be 5 to 10 inches lower than last summer. 

Boating Industry Group Formed to Promote Navigational Safety
Boating industry leaders have joined forces to highlight the importance of keeping both electronic and paper charts up to date. ...

Boating accident on waterway sends one to hospital
By Graeme Moore A boating accident on the intracoastal waterway in Myrtle Beach left one man hospitalized, and authorities describe his condition as "not ...

Several People Rescued From Capsized Boat on Pewaukee Lake
A boat carrying 3 men and a woman capsized at about 8:30 pm Saturday. The people were fishing near the Waterfront Bar when the boat tipped over. ...

Boat collision in Lake Havasu injures 6 people
San Bernardino Sun
Lenny Clem, 39, and James McCarthy, 41, both from Chino, were found trapped inside a large ski boat after it crashed, according to a San Bernardino County ...

Backs propeller boat into victim, manufacturer liable
By Walter Olson
Jacob Brochtrup jumped into the water to retrieve a tow rope, and was gravely injured when the boat's driver, who didn't know he was there, backed the boat up. A Texas federal jury has now found the Brunswick Corp. partly to blame and ...
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Man injured on sailboat rescued off Ore. Coast
(AP) -- The US Coast Guard says crews from its Tillamook station have rescued an injured man from a sailboat about four miles off Cape Lookout. ...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Vessel Safety Checks available free
The Beacon
Those who pass can display this year's Vessel Safety Check decal on their boat. Now is also a great time to take advantage of one of the many boating safety ...
SCMPD offers free boating safety courses
WTOC 11 Savannah Fri, 16 Apr 2010 04:41 AM PDT
Graduates will receive a card and may be eligible for a discount on their insurance.

Hunting, boating safety courses offered at CLASS
Wilmington News Journal, OH
Hunter and boating safety courses are being offered at the Cowan Lake Association of Sportsmen, located at 331 Beechwood Road. The hunter safety course is a ...

Local scout improving youth boater safety with free class
Maryville Daily Times
Youth, ages 12-21, completing the program and passing the final license test can receive their boater's licenses. According to Walker the main objectives ...

Boater safety courses offered
Evening Observer
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office will be holding four boater safety courses this spring. There is no pre-registration required and the courses are ...

Outdoors notes: Free boating classes available around state
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sun, 18 Apr 2010 03:46 AM PDT
They're mandatory for some boaters born after Jan. 1, 1984 

North Carolina Wildlife Officials Warn Boaters
WSOC Charlotte
MECKLENBURG CO., NC -- Wildlife officials in North Carolina are warning boaters to keep life jackets on board after a deadly accident over this weekend. ...

Boating: You're as safe as anchor is strong
The News-Press
The safety of your boat and occupants may literally depend on your anchor and ground tackle. The anchor you choose depends on the size and type of boat. ...
Time to think boating basics
Jamestown Sun
State law requires youngsters ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor to first pass the state's ...
Boating Safety Weekend on Lake Hamilton
KARK Little Rock Fri, 16 Apr 2010 03:07 AM PDT
A new program should save visitors to Hot Springs the inconvenience and financial burden of boating safety equipment violations this summer on Lake Hamilton. 

Hypothermia should concern boaters
As the air and water temperatures stay below 50 degrees, it's wise to be prepared for cold-weather boating. Hypothermia is the lowering of the body's core .

Boaters should know their limits this spring
Othello Outlook
Warm days in April mean it is boating, canoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding and fishing season. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission ...

Volunteers help on the water
Sarnia Observer Sun, 18 Apr 2010 06:11 AM PDT
PAUL MORDEN The Observer An often unnoticed group of local volunteers spring into action when trouble happens on the water. Members of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary put their patrol boat into the water at the Sarnia Yacht Club Saturday and officially began another season of search and [...]

Cal Boating Director Raynor Tsuneyoshi to Leave Post
The Log Newspaper
SACRAMENTO -- California recreational boaters are losing an influential boating advocate, with the announcement of the departure of Raynor Tsuneyoshi, ...

Rules listed for summer 2010 Lake Shelbyville boat rafting
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:16 PM PDT
SHELBYVILLE â In 2007, Lake Shelbyville had more boating accidents than any body of water in Illinois, including the Chicago area of Lake Michigan, and four water-related fatalities. 

Coast Guard recommends labeling unregistered watercraft
The Burlington Free Press Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:12 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is urging New England boaters and paddlers to label their nonmotorized, unregistered boats with contact information to help the Coast Guard and state boating agencies better assist mariners in distress.

Violent storm challenges Coast Guard
Coast Reporter Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:26 AM PDT
The wicked storm that plunged thousands into darkness, knocked down trees and put Easter plans in peril also gave Coast Guard volunteers a run for their money on Friday, April 2. 

Multiple probes into crash
Cornwall Standard Freeholder Sat, 17 Apr 2010 06:23 AM PDT
CORNWALL -- The U.S. Coast Guard doesn't expect the investigation into a collision between one of its boats and a boat run by two Akwesasne men to yield a conclusion anytime soon. On Monday, a 25-foot U.S.[...]

Yacht beached to save skipper
News 24 South Africa Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:19 PM PDT
A woman ran a yacht onto an Eastern Cape beach to save its skipper, who was dangling overboard. 

Divers search for 2 men after boat wreck on Castle Rock Lake
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Sharif Durhams of the Journal Sentinel A recovery team is searching for two men ejected from a boat Thursday during an accident on Castle Rock Lake, .

Two safe after yacht runs aground
Weekend Post
A YACHT which left Port Elizabeth on Thursday, ran aground at Boknes beach near Port Alfred early yesterday. NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon said Brian ...

Kayaker still missing on bay
Huron Daily Tribune Sat, 17 Apr 2010 04:55 AM PDT
TUSCOLA COUNTY â A 27-year-old Unionville man who went kayaking Wednesday evening is still missing despite search efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and friends and family. 

7 rescued as boat capsizes in Batangas Sat, 17 Apr 2010 02:58 AM PDT
BATANGAS Seven people were rescued when their privately-owned speedboat capsized near Matuko Point off Bonito Island in Batangas City, Saturday afternoon, a Coast Guard official said. 

One man dead after Tas boating accident
Sydney Morning Herald
One person is dead and another is in hospital after a dinghy sunk off a beach near Hobart. Locals spotted the sinking dinghy about 200 metres off Lauderdale ...

Man dead, boy saved after boat sinks
Herald Sun
A MAN died and three other people, including a child, needed rescuing after their boat sank in Sydney Harbour. A cruise ship called police after discovering ..

Father, son drown during fishing trip at High Rock Lake
News 14 Carolina Sun, 18 Apr 2010 07:54 AM PDT
A father and his mentally handicapped son drowned in a boating accident over the weekend at High Rock Lake. After dropping a fishing pole in the water, the boy jumped into the water to get it. His father jumped in after him, but neither resurfaced.

Capsized boat, 2 bodies found in E. Wash. lake
Seattle Post Intelligencer
A fisherman found a 10-foot boat capsized and one body floating in the water. Deputies have recovered the bodies of two men, a 53-year-old and a 72-year-old ...

Coast Guard rescues three people aboard boat stranded off Sea Bright
The Star-Ledger Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:04 AM PDT
SEA BRIGHT -- The Coast Guard this morning rescued three people aboard a 17-foot boat that was taking on water and didn't have a radio to call for help. A Good Samaritan reported the boat taking on water at about...

Boat capsizes; 4 rescued from Pewaukee Lake
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Mike Johnson of the Journal Sentinel City of Pewaukee - Four people were rescued from Pewaukee Lake after a boat capsized about 8:30 pm Saturday. ...

Boat Fires 

Two shrimp boats burn, one sinks in Darien
Florida Times-Union
Joseph Pittman sprays down the smoldering deck and equipment of the Amanda Renee, one of two shrimp boats that burned at the dock Thursday night. ...

Boat caught fire in Huntington Harbour
Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol Sgt. John Hollenbeck said the boat caught fire while at the fueling dock and no injures were reported. ...