Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

Have a safe Memorial day. Save aside some time to think about those who have died for their country, our veterans, and those who are currently serving. God bless them all.

Wear your life jacket
Hood County News Sun, 30 May 2010 10:45 AM PDT
"It's too hot!" "It doesn't look cool." "I know how to swim." "Nothing is going to happen to me." These are just some of the many reasons people claim that they do not wear their life jackets, according to Rachel Burkholder, spokesman for the National Safe Boating Council. "With approximately 700 people drowning each year from recreational boating accidents, it is imperative for you to wear your ...


Last chances to take the Louisiana required Boating Safety Course
ABC 26 New Orleans Sat, 29 May 2010 18:30 PM PDT
Instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 42 (Northlake) will conduct an "About Boating Safely" course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Madisonville Town Hall on Saturday, June 5, 2010 and at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Cost for the class is $30.00 at the door or $25.00 if registered before the class date. 


Boaters Urged To Be Safe This Weekend
KIMT
Murphy says boater safety is more important than normal when it's crowded on the water. "Oh heck yes, you have to stay away from other boats, ...

Boaters, swimmers urged to play it safe on Dallas-Fort Worth lakes
Dallas Morning News
Bieler attributed that to vigilant boaters who are "fed up with the wildness" that has taken place on the lake. "The message is getting across you can come ...

Boaters think safety as they ready for long weekend
LaSalle News Tribune
With sunny weather forecast for the weekend, the Illinois River will likely be filled with boaters. With warm, sunny weather forecast throughout Memorial ...

Game Warden's get ready for boozing boaters this weekend
KXXV News Channel 25
by John Cuoco BELL COUNTY- With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, Game Wardens across the state will be out cracking down on boaters boozing it up on ...

Sheriff's Office marine unit to patrol waterways
Tampa Tribune
A float plan gives law enforcement and the US Coast Guard a place to search if a boater does not return and can save lives. "You never know when you can ...

LCRA sends safety crew to area lakes
KVUE-TV Austin Sat, 29 May 2010 11:02 AM PDT
The Lower Colorado River Authority is making sure everyone is safe on area lakes this holiday weekend. On busy boating days, the LCRA's "Nobody's Waterproof" team heads to area lakes. The mission is to interact with as many boaters as possible. They check for safety features and remind people when and how to use them. "We're not the police. We're just out here for fun. Wear your lifejacket, use ..


Radio 2 Ross helps out in sea drama
The Press Association
A boat skipper who blocked an international distress channel led to an appeal this morning on Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 show. Dover coastguard discovered the ...

Missouri family survives overnight gas leak while boating
KMOV St. Louis Sun, 30 May 2010 13:45 PM PDT
(KMOV) -- A mother and her two children are recovering from a holiday accident that nearly left all three dead. Police said he Belle, Mo., family was spending the night on the boat on the Mississippi river near St. Charles and the Woodland Marina. They woke up overcome by carbon monoxide. Police think the gas came from the generator running the boat's air conditioner. The father woke up to find ... 


Boater pulls man from Grand River
Grand Haven Tribune
AP Breaking News Video A boater walking along the Grand River likely saved a man's life Friday morning when he pulled a man experiencing a medical condition ...

Yacht Setantii Abandoned during Atlantic Rally to Europe
All At Sea
The crew of the yacht Setantii, a 2004 Sweden 42 en route to Horta, Azores were successfully evacuated this morning (28 May 2010), following a collision ...

Lifeboat saves exhausted sailor
BBC Lincolnshire Sat, 29 May 2010 08:33 AM PDT
A lifeboat crew from Skegness is called to help a sailor struggling off the Lincolnshire coast in his yacht.


Coast Guard saves 4 from sinking boat
Port Clinton News Herald
Rescuers from the United States Coast Guard Station in Marblehead rescued four people from a sinking boat early Friday evening, according to a Coast Guard ...

Three people missing, two injured after a boating crash
WBXH
Entertainment News from AP MAUREPAS, LA (WAFB) - Three people are missing and two injured after a boating crash on Lake Maurepas Saturday afternoon. ...

Crews search for missing Zeeland boater in Lake Michigan
The Holland Sentinel Sat, 29 May 2010 18:54 PM PDT
Police believe a Zeeland man who fell from his boat drowned in Lake Michigan Saturday.   Thomas Anzivino, 55, fell out of his 24-foot, 1984 Tiara Pursuit boat around 12:30 p.m. while about five miles out near Port Sheldon Township, between Grand Haven and Holland, according to police. 


Macomb Twp. Man Dies In Lake St. Clair
WWJ
The Wayne County Sheriff's Department says initial information had the man swimming behind his 42-foot yacht just before 5 pm when he disappeared. ..

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat in PR
The Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The US Coast Guard has rescued two people found floating in a life raft after their sailboat sank off Puerto Rico. ...

French castaway rescued at sea, hospitalized in Savannah
Savannah Morning News Sun, 30 May 2010 07:36 AM PDT
A castaway and his dog were rescued after being located by customs and Coast Guard members, officials said Saturday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Coast Guard boarded the vessel after being contacted by the shipâs master May 26. Jean Linyns, a French citizen, and his dog were rescued after spending 8 hours in a life raft. 


Four people hurt in boating accident in Columbia River
NorthWest Cable News Sun, 30 May 2010 11:08 AM PDT
PORTLAND â Four people are recovering after a boat accident along the Columbia River Saturday night. Rescuers said the boaters hit something in the water around 9'30 p.m. near the Salpar Bay Marina, which is located close to the I-5 Bridge, at the east end of Hayden Island. The impact tossed the boaters around and at least one of them suffered broken bones, but rescuers said none of their ... 


Nova Scotia man dead after boating accident in Quarry Island area
Times & Transcript Sun, 30 May 2010 08:14 AM PDT
RCMP say a 50-year-old man from Nova Scotia's Pictou County is dead after a boating accident.


Children hurt in Keys boating mishap
Sun-Sentinel Sun, 30 May 2010 06:21 AM PDT
Airlifted to hospital Two young children were airlifted to Miami Saturday after suffering severe injuries in a boating accident offshore from Pennekamp State Park. A third person was transported to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. The accident was being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Becky Herrin, a spokesperson for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department ... 


6 hurt in Kankakee boat crash
Chicago Tribune Sun, 30 May 2010 05:34 AM PDT
Six people were injured, one critically, in a boating accident Saturday night on the Kankakee River in Kankakee. According to Kankakee Fire Department Capt. Bob Lergner , shortly before midnight, two boats collided in the water near the 400 block of East Water Street. 


Man dies in Keowee boating accident
Greenville News
By Clark Brooks • STAFF WRITER • May 30, 2010 A 32-year-old Anderson man who died from injuries he suffered while boating and tubing in Lake Keowee was ...

Boater dies in crash on Millerton Lake
San Jose Mercury News
An afternoon of boating on a lake in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada turned tragic when a man was killed when his boat crashed. ...

Deadly boating accident at Millerton Lake
KFSN-TV Fresno Sat, 29 May 2010 20:07 PM PDT
A boater has died at Millerton Lake
 

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours.



Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote boating safety during Memorial Day weekend
Kern Valley Sun Fri, 28 May 2010 09:45 AM PDT
The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on Isabella Lake to promote boating safety and awareness. 


Coast Guard urges safety over holiday weekend
Ipswich Chronicle Fri, 28 May 2010 09:44 AM PDT
In the wake of six drowning deaths in the Northeast, including the death of a 22 year-old woman off Plum Island Tuesday, May 25, the Coast Guard offers some water safety tips for the holiday weekend. 


Army Corps of Engineers Stresses Memorial Day Safety
KEZI 9 Eugene Fri, 28 May 2010 11:31 AM PDT
Memorial Day Weekend is a popular weekend for boating and outdoor activities. The Oregon Army Corps of Engineers is stressing the safety of those taking to the water. read more 


Reel news for May 28, 2010
Daytona Beach News-Journal Thu, 27 May 2010 22:43 PM PDT
New online boater exam Quick! The buoy ahead is marked with a diamond with crossed lines inside of it. What do you do, captain? Hopefully you know that symbol means boats are prohibited in the area. A new online... 


Texas boating deaths decrease last year
The Bay Area Citizen Thu, 27 May 2010 22:58 PM PDT
Deaths from boating accidents on Texas public waters decreased last year compared with the year before and Texas game wardens, boater education proponents and others hope to keep the numbers trending downward. 


Arizona ranks poorly for boating safety
Arizona Republic
Arizona is one of a handful of states that do not have a requirement for boater-safety education, Huntsman said. Neighboring Nevada, for example, ...

Canoe, Kayak seminar set for June 4, 5 in Flushing's Riverview Park
The Flint Journal Fri, 28 May 2010 16:09 PM PDT
FLUSHING, Michigan â A basic seminar will take place for beginning canoers and kayakers on June 4 and 5 at Flushing Riverview Park.


DNR to conduct boat inspections along Grand Strand, Pee Dee
South Carolina Now
The courtesy inspections are being offered to ensure that all boaters have the required safety equipment on-board their vessel before they launch their boat ...

Safety tips
The Post and Courier Fri, 28 May 2010 21:14 PM PDT
--Don't just bring life jackets; wear them. About 90 percent of recreational boating drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. --Never drive a boat while drunk. If you're going to drink, pick an experienced boater to be the designated driver. --Check to make sure your flare...



Lake Law Enforcement Looking for Drunk Boat Drivers on Memorial Day Weekend
KTEN
POTTSBORO, TX--This may look like someone's kitchen--furnished with a flat screen TV--but it's actually a boat. Hundreds of them will be on Lake Texoma, ...

Boat fire at Lower Township marina
Shore News Today
Upon arrival, the Erma Fire Chief reported a working boat fire in the water at the Marina's “D” Dock. The firefighters, who fought the boat fire during the ...

Body of missing boater found after nearly five days
Great Bend Tribune Thu, 27 May 2010 21:04 PM PDT
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR â The body of a 33-year-old Claflin man missing for nearly five days in the waters of Cedar Bluff Reservoir was recovered Thursday morning after the drowning victim had been spotted by fishermen in an area of the lake authorities had searched since he disappeared Sunday.  


Yacht towed to shore in Rye after outboard motor falls off
The Argus.co.uk
By Ruth Lumley » A yacht had to be towed back to the coast after its outboard motor fell off into the sea. The two people who were on board the boat off the ...

Drunken boater gets jail time for negligent homicide
Baltimore Sun (blog)
So far this year, three boaters have died on the state's waterways, two in Somerset County and one in St. Mary's County. All comments must be approved by .

Body found in Lake Pontchartrain near Mandeville; authorities cannot yet confirm it is missing boater
New Orleans Times-Picayune Fri, 28 May 2010 09:47 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard crew recovered a man's body from Lake Pontchartrain near Mandeville Friday morning but have not yet confirmed it is the 33-year-old who was thrown from a boat yesterday. The body was recovered by state Wildlife and Fisheries... 


Crew rescued from sinking ARC Europe yacht
Yachting Monthly Fri, 28 May 2010 07:03 AM PDT
The crew of an ARC Europe yacht en route to the Azores has had to be rescued after a collision with a submerged object 600 nautical miles west of the Atlantic archipelago. 


Two Pulled from River in Dramatic Rescue
WXIA-TV Atlanta Thu, 27 May 2010 20:12 PM PDT
It started as a pleasant rafting trip down the Chattahoochee river, but for 5 teens in one raft on Thursday afternoon, it quickly became a dangerous adventure. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

From My friends at Safeboater.com

Hi -

In case you haven't heard of a "Darwin Award" before, it is basically an award given to people who "do a service to Humanity by removing themselves from the gene pool" and these 9 boaters should each be given one.  This article features 9 zany stories of boating accidents and the tips that can save readers from becoming a victim to these accidents.  Our goal with this piece is to highlight the perils of unsafe boating and deliver safety tips to everyone as boating season begins!

If you're interested, we would love for you to share this list with your readers and if you'd like to link to it here is the URL to the article: http://www.safeboater.com/articles/darwin-boating-safety-tips.asp

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours.

  National Safe Boating Week observed May 22-28
Rockport Pilot
If a boater has an emergency, the information will be available to local authorities and the Coast Guard. This step can save valuable time if a search and ...


Boat Safety Course offered on Thursday
Portage Daily Graphic Thu, 27 May 2010 06:19 AM PDT
Portage la Prairie and area residents who will be out on their boats during the summer will want to ensure they have the proper skills for boating safely. On Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.[...] 


Governor Rell signs bill strengthening investigations in drunken boating cases
Connecticut Plus
By Governor Rell's office Governor M. Jodi Rell today signed a bill into law that gives prosecutors more tools and more time to investigate drunken boating ...

Think of it as a boating licence
North Shore News Wed, 26 May 2010 11:45 AM PDT
Dougal Purdie (right) explains the newly implemented boat licensing rules to Jeremie Coulombe at West Van Yacht Club. Go to  


Make boating fun, not fatal
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Chicago Tribune photo by Cheryl A. Guerrero) May 28 marks the end of National Safe Boating Week, but your safe boating practices shouldn't end then. ...


Boating safety always a top priority
Liberty Vindicator
By Jerry Michalsky, Sports Editor Deaths from boating accidents on Texas public waters decreased last year compared with the year before and Texas game ...


High Rock Lake Drownings Lead To Boating Safety Push
WFMY News 2
It's designed to remind people to wear life jackets any time they boat. The campaign comes after four recent drownings in high rock lake. ...


Things to remember before you go boating
KSDK
One third of boating deaths are alcohol related so don't drink and drive and be aware of boater's fatigue. The wind, noise, heat and vibration of the boat ...


Agencies aim to cut summer boat accidents
Knoxville News Sentinel
Jake, 12, was pulled over for a safety equipment check as part of an increased effort by multiple area law enforcement agencies to prevent boating accidents ...


Hook, line & sinker: State issues boat safety reminders
Bloomington Pantagraph
Anyone under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket while aboard watercraft less than 26 feet long whenever a boat is underway unless they're below deck in ...


Boater Safety Urged
WMDT Salisbury Wed, 26 May 2010 04:27 AM PDT
WMDT 47 News - With the unofficial start of summer comes higher patrols on the water! This weekend Maryland and Delaware Natural Resources Police... Visit WMDT.com for the full story 


Virginia Boat License Required This Year - Boating Safety Course Available Online at BoaterExam.com
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 26 May 2010 00:00 AM PDT
Virginia is phasing in mandatory boater safety education for everyone until the year 2016. The BoaterExam Virginia Safe Boating Course & Boat License Test meets the state's safe boating requirements and allows boaters to get certified online. Boating safety legislation is expected to reduce the number of boating-related fatalities. 


Oregon launches boat inspections
OregonLive.com
By Bill Monroe, Special to The Oregonian Oregon's boat inspection program kicks off this weekend (it began Wednesday) as four new mobile inspection teams ...

2 Ways to Tack Your Sailboat Quickly and Smoothly
Boosh News (press release) (blog)
There are two ways to tack a sailboat: by tacking the mainsail or tacking the jib. Knowing how to do each will help you enjoy quick and smooth sailing. .


Glen Burnie man gets 90 days for boating death
The Washington DC Examiner Thu, 27 May 2010 11:46 AM PDT
ANNAPOLIS, MD. â Maryland Natural Resources Police say a Glen Burnie man was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the drunken boating death last summer of another Glen Burnie man.

Mass. man charged in RI nighttime boating deaths
The Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, RI — A Massachusetts man has been charged with five felonies, including being drunk behind the wheel of a boat, in a crash that killed two ...


Alcohol use contributed to fatal Neb. boat crash
KCAU
(AP) - Nebraska officials say the driver was drunk when his boat rammed into the dam at Sherman County Reservoir near Loup City. ..


Boat passenger dies near Grays Harbor, Wash.
Seattle Times
The US Coast Guard says a 70-year-old man who lost consciousness on a charter boat near Grays Harbor, Wash., has died. The Associated Press The US Coast ...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours.

National Safe Boating Week on tap to raise awareness
Topsail Voice Tue, 25 May 2010 06:55 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Campaign is May 22-28. This is a time most families hit the water for the first time this season and a time that is most appropriate for promoting safe boating practices. National Safe Boating Week attempts to raise awareness of the hundreds of boating accident fatalities each year and urge everyone to âWear Itâ â their PFD (Personal flotation device). 



Boaters given safety tips; Agencies push for more use of life vests
FireEngineering.com
A bleacher full of spectators watched Saturday as a Ventura County Sheriff's rescue helicopter hovered over a dismasted, burning sailboat near the US Coast ...


Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote boating safety during Memorial Day weekend
Kern Valley Sun Mon, 24 May 2010 07:55 AM PDT
The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on Isabella Lake to promote boating safety and awareness. 


Boating safely
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-8, “Guardians of the Blackwater”, in partnership with the City of Milton Fire Department, will offer About Boating ...

All Boaters Need a New Jersey Boating License This Year - Boating Safety ...
PR Web (press release)
All boaters in New Jersey must carry a boating license when out on the water. The BoaterExam New Jersey Boating Safety Course allows boaters to study safe ...

Officials urge Memorial Day weekend boaters to be safe
Tampa Tribune
Tom Graef, an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission, conducts a safety check today in St. Petersburg on Lori Luczak's boat. ...

South Carolina Boating Deaths On Rise
Insurance Journal Tue, 25 May 2010 06:45 AM PDT
Boating deaths in South Carolina this year have already surpassed the total in 2009, and safety officials are worried with the Memorial Day weekend approaching. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach ... 


Throttling back on Maryland's deadly boating accidents
Baltimore Sun (blog)
You have to go back to the last century to find a year when boating fatalities were higher than in 2009. Seventeen people died, eight more than in 2008. ...

Tulsa RiverParks Stresses Boater Safety After Monday's Arkansas River Drowning
News On 6
... OK – Despite Monday's drowning in the Arkansas River, Tulsa RiverParks leaders say they're doing everything they can to keep boaters safe. ...

Man without life jacket had âdeath gripâ on cooler
Galveston County Daily News Wed, 26 May 2010 11:48 AM PDT
A man thrown into the dark Gulf during a boating accident was rescued about a half-mile offshore. 


Braintree man charged with operating boat while drunk
Braintree Forum Tue, 25 May 2010 11:58 AM PDT
A Braintree man is facing charges that he was operating his boat while he was intoxicated. Weymouth police received a call on May 22 at about 9:35 p.m. of a boat operating in a suspicious manner near the Wessagusset Yacht Club in North Weymouth. After an investigation, officers arrested Michael Herman, Jr., 28, on charges of operating a boat while under the influence of liquor and not having a ...


$3.5 million yacht destroyed by fire on Fla. coast
MiamiHerald.com
A 71-foot, $3.5 million yacht moored in Daytona Beach has been destroyed by fire. Music industry executive Patrick Armstrong watched helplessly Saturday as ...

  Mexican pirates attack U.S. boaters on Rio Grande reservoir
allvoices
Three such incidents since April 30 led the Texas Department of Public Safety to issue a warning to boaters and fishers who flock to this popular sporting ...

30 Foot Sailboat Found, Up to 3 Believed Missing
KTLA
Up to 3 people are feared missing after this sailboat was found in the surf at Venice Beach. (KTLA-TV / May 23, 2010) VENICE, Calif. ...


Couple die in boating accident off S.F.
San Francisco Chronicle Mon, 24 May 2010 09:53 AM PDT
A married couple died Sunday in a boating accident off the Cliff House in San Francisco, the Coast Guard said today. The couple were in a 30-foot sailboat when patrons at the restaurant reported at 4:46 p.m. that the vessel "appeared to be in distress," Coast..


Couple who died at sea were experienced sailors
San Francisco Chronicle
Jeff Chiu / AP A reporter looks at a sailboat crashed along the rocks near China Beach in San Francisco on Monday. The Coast Guard says a married couple is ...

Coast Guard rescues five from sinking boat near Haulover Inlet
Sun-Sentinel Mon, 24 May 2010 08:31 AM PDT
A Coast Guard crew from Fort Lauderdale rescued five boaters from a sinking 20-foot pleasure craft three miles east of Haulover Inlet early Monday morning, authorities said. 


5-year-old Killed in Boating Accident
KPSP Local 2 Mon, 24 May 2010 11:43 AM PDT
A 5-year-old boy was killed in a Lake Elsinore boating accident this weekend, a sheriff's deputy said. The boy, along with two other people, were apparently thrown from a boat Sunday afternoon when they hit a big wave on the Southern California lake, according to Sergeant Robert Rose of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and coroner's reports. The boy, identified as Lucas Garrison of 


Antioch man killed in collision with boat
Chicago Tribune
AP A 28-year-old Antioch man is dead after the personal watercraft he was riding collided with a boat on Lake Marie in northern Illinois. ...


4-year-old critical after boat capsized
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
By Lisa Watson A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition at St. Louis Children's Hospital on Monday after her family's boat capsized on the Meramec River ...

Firefighters rescue four from Kennebecasis after sailboat capsizes
Telegraph-Journal
ROTHESAY - The Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department rescued four people from the Kennebecasis River on Sunday evening after their sailboat capsized in high ...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Boating Safety And Accident News

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours.

National Safe Boating Week on tap to raise awareness
Topsail Voice Sat, 22 May 2010 10:25 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Campaign is May 22-28. This is a time most families hit the water for the first time this season and a time that is most appropriate for promoting safe boating practices. National Safe Boating Week attempts to raise awareness of the hundreds of boating accident fatalities each year and urge everyone to âWear Itâ â their PFD (Personal flotation device). 


Promoting Boat Safety
WHIZ
Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, which is the unofficial kick-off to summer. It's also a time when more people partake in water recreational sports. ..

Boater card fixes promised: Transport Canada
CBC Saskatchewan Fri, 21 May 2010 11:52 AM PDT
This summer marks the first full boating season that all Canadian motorboat drivers must have a proof of competency card, but a CBC investigation has found widespread cheating and fraud around the testing


Do You Need a Boat License This Year? BoaterExam Encourages all Boaters to Take a Boating Safety Course
PRWeb Fri, 21 May 2010 01:15 AM PDT
Many states have new boating safety legislation for 2010, and 47 states now have some form of mandatory boater safety education. The BoaterExam Online Boat License Test (http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/) is available in close to 40 states - boaters can get certified online by taking the boating safety course and a final exam. (PRWeb May 21, 2010) Read the full story at ...


New York State Parks, the US Coast Guard, the NTSB and Boating Safety Partners ...
ReadMedia (press release)
The NYS Boater Education Program is taken by nearly 20000 boaters annually and is provided today by a network of both volunteer and proprietary instructors ..

Recent deaths underscore boating safety
Ct Post
Unfortunately, kayaking accounts for most of the recreational boating deaths, including all four that have occurred so far this year, commission chairman ...

Coast Guard offers free boat inspections in Grand Haven
WZZM
(WZZM) - As the boating season gets underway, the Grand Haven Coast Guard started its push for boating safety. Saturday, they held an event offering ...

Safe Kids & Safe Boating Week « Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce ...
By CooperstownChamberDirector
Whether it's during vacation or part of an ordinary day, boating can be fun for the entire family – as long as everyone remains safe. In 2005, 21 children ages 12 and under were killed in boating incidents. Of the children who drowned ...
Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce... - http://cooperstownchamber.wordpress.com/

Walk helps boater safety efforts
The Oakland Press Fri, 21 May 2010 19:36 PM PDT
This graduation season marks the six-year anniversary of the loss of Ashleigh Iserman, who was killed while operating a personal watercraft at her friendâs graduation party on Long Lake. 


News Briefs
Belleville Intelligencer Sat, 22 May 2010 09:11 AM PDT
LONG WEEKEND BOATING REMINDER NAPANEE -- The Napanee OPP's Marine Unit is reminding all boaters to be smart and safe on local waterways. Boating and marine safety "is a priority" for OPP during the May long-weekend as many Canadians take to the water.[...] 


Leschper: Safety first: Death tolls on public waters decreased last year
LubbockOnline.com
This precisely is why boater education courses are offered. The most basic of these courses will run you $13 and a half-day of your time but the payoff ...

U.S. Coast Guard Educates Eastern Carolina Boaters
WITN 7 North Carolina Sat, 22 May 2010 16:07 PM PDT
The U.S Coast Guard is spending boater safety week informing boaters on what equipment they should have on their boats and about laws. 


Coast Guard patrols ensure boater safety
News 14 Carolina Sun, 23 May 2010 15:53 PM PDT
The warmer weather, combined with more boaters on the water, has the U.S. Coast Guard making more patrols. Sunday, officers boarded randomly selected boats to make sure boaters have enough life jackets, fire extinguisher and other mandatory equipment. 


Boater rescued from Ottawa River not wearing life-jacket
CTV.ca
Ottawa Police are urging caution on the roads and waterways this Victoria Day weekend, after a boater was rescued from the Ottawa River. ...

Boater injured in accident at Pitch Landing
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence Fri, 21 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT
A boater has been taken to New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington after a boat accident at Pitch Landing in Horry County, that's according to Leslie Yancey with the Horry County Fire Rescue. 



Two Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Toddy Pond
Fenceviewer Fri, 21 May 2010 08:06 AM PDT
ORLAND Two men whose boat capsized on Toddy Pond Thursday afternoon were rescued by another boater after spending about an hour in the water. 


Coast Guard rescues two from burning motor yacht off Los Angeles
Thaindian.com
SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — The US Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning motor yacht off Los Angeles on Friday, the agency said. ...

Yacht Destroyed In Fire
WFTV 9 Orlando Sat, 22 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Investigators in Daytona Beach are searching for clues as to why a yacht at the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club went up in flames. Almost five hours after the fire started, the 71 foot yacht was still smoking and the coast guard was fighting the fire from the water. 


No lifejackets were on board when sailboat capsized
Park Record
Two people on an 18-foot sailboat at Rockport State Park were not wearing safety vests when the boat capsized May 9. A caller told a dispatcher at the ...

One person dead in boating accident
WWMT
(AP) - One person is dead and six people rescued after a boat sank in Manistee. A call about a boat accident came in around 4:45 am Saturday. ...

Darling Harbour jet boat accident injures 9
ABC Online
Nine people have been taken to hospital after a jet boat landed heavily in Sydney's Darling Harbour. It is believed the boat was travelling at high speeds ..

McAlester man drowns in Lake Eufaula after falling from pontoon boat while fishing
KFSM
(AP) — A 23-year-old McAlester man has drowned after falling from a boat while fishing on Lake Eufaula. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Kyle Haskins was ...

Fire sinks yacht worth $3.5M into Halifax
Daytona Beach News-Journal
By ANNE GEGGIS, Staff Writer Daytona Beach firefighters use a chain saw to gain access to the flames consuming the Princess Lauren, a 71-foot yacht at the ...

Boat Capsizes Near Fort Pierce Inlet; 4 Rescued
WPBF West Palm Beach
MIAMI -- Crews rescued four people on Sunday after their 22-foot boat capsized in Fort Pierce Inlet. The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ..

Canoeist found dead in Ashland
Boston Herald Sun, 23 May 2010 21:29 PM PDT
The body of a missing boater was found last night after a nearly three-hour search in Hopkinton State Park in Ashland,...