Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Don't Blame Boaters for Harbor Pollution, Round 2
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
But he like many others are still blaming any pollution in the harbor on the boaters. I have written numerous articles that the boaters are not the ones polluting our waterways, and every landlubber who thinks so should look in the mirror.

U.S. Coast Guard finds three missing children on father James Ray Bryant's ...
Three Montana children, missing since August, were found aboard their father's sailboat approximately 30 miles east of Pompano Beach on Tuesday, according to theU.S. Coast Guard. By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel Three Montana children, missing since ...

Boating Safety News:

National Safe Boating Council Announces Recipients of 2012 “Wear It ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is pleased to announce that 13 groups have been selected to receive “Wear It!” campaign resources and support as part of its “Wear It!” safe boating campaign. This grassroots outreach effort is a new way for the ...

Peel RNLI Issue a Timely Warning to Boat Owners
Manxnet Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:26 AM PDT
Following a rescue on the 25th March of a Personal Water Craft (Jet Ski) Peel RNLI have issued a warning to all boat and water craft owners to make sure that their vessels are fully serviced and seaworthy before putting out to sea. 

 JEFF KNAPP: Boaters should follow launch etiquette
The Indiana Gazette Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:23 AM PDT
For all the relaxation fishing and boating can provide, it's amazing the level of stress often experienced at the launch ramp. Much of the tension can be avoided by simply adhering to a code of boat launch etiquette. 

 AK Boating Safety Program Gains More Permanent Status
Alaska Native News
By Office of Representative Alan Austerman 03/26/2012 10:25:00 (Juneau) - Alaska's program to educate and raise awareness for boating safety won a more permanent footing Friday following Alaska House passage of bill to get rid of its termination date.

 TRENTON: Early boating season prompts reminders
Southgate News Herald
By Scott Held TRENTON — They normally get a few more weeks before their annual reach-out to boaters, but Mother Nature brought the Wayne County Sheriff's Marine Unit out early this year. The unit, with headquarters at the Elizabeth Park Marina, ...

 House panel weighs 'Blizzard' boating bill
The Union Leader
The House Transportation Committee is reviewing Senate Bill 285, which would allow for the suspension or revocation of a driver's license for serious boating offenses, including for operating recklessly or while intoxicated.

 Push to boost state boating safety laws renewed two years after drownings
Springfield News-Leader
Photo courtesy Keese family Two years ago today, a boating trip on Stockton Lake turned into a tragedy for the Keese family. A sailor spotted 36-year-old Brian Keese's capsized jon boat. Neither Keese nor his 8-year-old son, Nathan, had been wearing ...

Upstate Grandfather Starts SC Life Jacket Loan Program After Son, Grandson Drown
News Channel 7
Safe Kids Upstate, Duke Energy, the Keese Foundation, the Friends of Lake Keowee Society and SC Department of Natural Resources have joined together to loan life jackets to the public for use during the day while boating or swimming on Lake Keowee.

Boaters can never be 'too safe' on the water
Today's News-Herald
Boaters should ensure anyone being towed has a properly fitting life jacket that won't ride up over a wearer's head if they take a spill. The rider has very little control over a tube and skiers and boarders need control help, too.

Boater Education:

 Phillips: Please, no more tests
Yakima Herald-Republic
As a way of making boating safer and — I'm only guessing on this one — as another way of scrounging a few more bucks out of us poor Washingtonian boaters and anglers, the state is requiring everyone born after 1954 to have a Washington State Boater ...

New York State Boater Safety Course
By Cindy McNicholl Sheriff Robert Maciol announced today that the Sheriff's Marine Patrol will offer the “New York State Boater Safety Course”. • You operate a personal watercraft and are at least 14 years of age and older. (as of 1/1/09 you must be 14 ..

Free boating safety education courses offered
Las Cruces Sun-News
ELEPHANT BUTTE, NM — Basic safety education courses for boaters will be offered this spring and summer at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Class sizes are limited and students are highly encouraged to register in advance. Courses will be held on April ...

 Boaters warned of hazard at Flaming Geyser State Park
Enumclaw Courier-Herald
King County is alerting Green River boaters of a fallen tree that is spanning the entire channel and creating a potentially hazardous condition along a stretch of the river within Flaming Geyser State Park. For a map of the river stretch and photo of ...


Divers find 2 bodies in Darlington County lake
The Herald |
AP Divers have recovered the bodies of two boaters who disappeared during an outing on a Darlington County lake. Authorities said the body of 27-year-old Casey Lloyd was found Monday afternoon, a day after the body of 30-year-old Andrecia Delaine was ...

Second missing boater's body recovered in Chesterfield county
LAKE ROBINSON, SC - The search that started March 23 in Lake Robinson has ended Monday afternoon with the recovery of the second missing boater. (more) A search that started March 23 in Lake Robinson has ended Monday afternoon with the recovery of the .

Man found in water off West Seattle dies
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says the 25-year-old fell in Puget Sound Monday night as he was using the raft to take supplies to a sailboat near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. Two Seattle fire boats and three divers searched with help ...

Newport News man found not guilty in son's boating accident death
Daily Press Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:49 AM PDT
NEWPORT NEWS รข A judge found a Newport News father not guilty Tuesday in the 2010 death of his 13-year-old son.

 Texas Man Survives Boating Accident That Killed Best Friend
KWTX-TV Waco Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:29 AM PDT
A Texas man survived more than a day in the water after a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed the life of his best friend. 

Yacht accident off Nova Scotia leaves 1 dead, 2 injured Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:10 AM PDT
Rescue workers were facing stormy weather and high seas Tuesday as they searched for three missing sailors after a yacht accident that left one person dead and two others seriously injured off Nova Scotia's Cape Sable Island. 

 Missing Boater's Body Found
ABC 26 New Orleans Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:01 PM PDT
Search crews pulled the body of 22-year-old Dustin Thomassie from the Intercoastal Waterway in Larose. 

 Conroe man who survived tragic boating trip in which his friend died speaks out
Henderson says they talked for hours while treading water and his buddy Coen asked him, among many things, to look after his three daughters, something Henderson plans to do. Conroe man who survived tragic boating trip speaks out.


 Lafourche Sheriff's Office searching for missing boater
Larose -- Dustin Thomassie posted an update on his Facebook page around 4:00 am Sunday. The 22-year old man said he was playing in the marsh. That's the last post he made before disappearing in the Intracoastal Waterway. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's ...

 Mystery boat washes ashore in Palm Beach
WFLX FOX 29 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:03 AM PDT
An empty, 20-foot boat was discovered Tuesday morning after it washed ashore south of the Lake Worth Inlet near the north end of Palm Beach, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.

Boating Accident:

 Three people rescued from sailboat near Norfolk jetty (subscription)
NORFOLK-- The Coast Guard and the Norfolk fire department rescued three people Monday afternoon when they had problems with their sailboat. The call came in for a boat in distress around 4:00 pm at the Little Creek jetty in East Ocean View.

 Boater and daughter rescued by Coast Guard
The boater, whose name was not released by the Coast Guard, used his Marine Band radio to call the Coast Guard for help. By the time a Coast Guard crew arrived from Fairport Harbor, the man had the fire extinguished, the water under control, ...

 Boaters rescued from Middle River
Baltimore Sun (blog)
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun Three boaters were rescued Monday evening from Middle River by Natural Resources Police after their small boat capsized in choppy, wind-swept water, the agency reported. An officer found Dwayne W. Abbott, 28,

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