Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, March 30, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Missouri boater wins sales-tax dispute
Trade Only Today
The Missouri Supreme Court recently sided with a boater who bought a vessel in Maryland and argued that he should not be subject to local sales tax on an out-of-state boat purchase. Missouri resident Craig Street went to Maryland to buy a Tracker 

Letter: Inlet maintenance should be paid by boaters
TCPalm
A more correct approach is to require an additional "dredging fee" at boater registration renewal for all boats registered in Martin and St. Lucie counties. As an example, boats 20 feet and less could be charged a dollar a foot.

 Upper reservoir at Blenheim-Gilboa to reopen for recreational boaters
Oneonta Daily Star
NORTH BLENHEIM – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will reopen the upper reservoir at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project to recreational boaters on Monday. The project's lower reservoir will also open at that time but with certain


Boating Safety news:

Boat maintenance vitally important
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Windy days on Lake Mead will cause this pump to work overtime to get rid of the water building up below deck. I've been in a boat with a failed bilge pump. Let's just say a boat filled with unwanted water can make one a little nervous.

 Mishaps and Rescues April 2012
Soundings Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT
PARTY CRASHERS: The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission teamed with local law enforcement agencies earlier this year to keep waterways safe during the Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa, Fla. Police made 52 arrests, including eight for boating under the influence, and issued 302 citations for carrying an open container of alcohol. 


 NMMA President Thom Dammrich appointed to US Fish & Wildlife Service's Sport ...
Boating Industry
WASHINGTON, DC – March 29, 2012 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently appointed National Marine Manufacturer Association President, Thom Dammrich to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, a panel created in 1993 to advise the

 Boating Season Prep!
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
This is a good thing, as this year's fishing should be outstanding, but with this early beginning to the boating season, many anglers are over looking important things before they drop their boat in the water. Before you even go pull your boat of


 Springfield preparing for boating season
Akron Leader Publications
By Maria Lindsay This past August, several area residents questioned the lack of patrol of boaters and others on the lake and raised concerns about the safety for all lake users. The issues raised involved excessive speeds and flaunting the posted .


Boater Education:

Tompkins: Hands-on training a boon to boaters
Houston Chronicle
The program is run by the US Power Squadrons, an almost-century-old nonprofit organization of boating enthusiasts focused on making recreational boating more enjoyable and safe by sharing their time and knowledge with other boaters, often through

 Safe boating class set for April 28 in Green Cove Springs
The Florida Times-Union Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:33 AM PDT
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla14-5 offers a free safe boating class to learn the latest boating regulations and earn a Florida Boater Safety ID Card from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the auxiliary headquarters at 910 Roland Ave. in Green Cove Springs


 Safe Boating classes sign-ups
Kingston Reporter Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:39 AM PDT
The Kingston Yacht Club in collaboration with Jesse Marine will hold its annual Safe Boating classes Saturday, April 28 and May 5. 


State Offers Free Boating Safety Courses
Albuquerque Journal Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:48 AM PDT
SANTA FE (AP) รข The State Park Division says free boating safety courses will be offered starting in April at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. State law requires anyone born... Read more» 



Boating & Water Safety instructor training set
NEagle
By Anonymous Learn to be an instructor in boating and water safety. Training is scheduled at Promised Land State Park on Wednesday, June 13 from 9 am to 5 pm and Thursday, June 14 from 10 am to 2 pm The training is free of charge and is open to both

 Free Safe Boating Course
KWQC 6
By Marcia Lense - email The US Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that they will be offering a free boating safety education class. The class will be held on March 31 st 2012. The class will run from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm This 


 Boating safety course coming to Imperial
Imperial Republican
A boating safety course will be held at the Chase County High School in Imperial on April 16 and 17, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course 


 Personal watercraft & boating safety course offered
WRBL Columbus Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:06 AM PDT
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake, will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Project Management Office.


Fatalities:

Yacht survivors' outlook good
TheChronicleHerald.ca
A SAR-Tech is hoisted from the deck of the Coast Guard vessel Sambro during a simulated medical evacuation off Dartmouth in November 2009. A Cormorant helicopter was used in rescue efforts for the Tabasco II off the coast of Cape Sable Island.

 Boating Accident Claims Tire, Retread Leader
Tire Review
A longtime leader in the tire and retread industry, John Olson, 76, died in a boating accident on March 26. He was helping to launch a boat into the Pere Marguette River in Michigan when he was carried away by the river.

 Mark Lane of Lazard Dies at 44 in Boat Mishap
BusinessWeek
By Laura Marcinek on March 29, 2012 Mark Lane, a managing director at Lazard Capital Markets LLC who recently returned to work after a 3 1/2-year hiatus to help raise four young sons, has died after being hit by a boat in Turks and Caicos Islands.

 COAST GUARD RESCUES 1; 1 MAN FOUND DEAD
The Port Lavaca Wave Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:35 PM PDT
The Coast Guard rescued one boater and recovered the body of another after their boat sank 24 miles northeast of the Port Aransas jetties, Friday. 


 Teen perishes in boating accident
Sentinel-Standard
By Press Release Montcalm County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Little White Fish Lake in Pierson Township regarding a boating accident Friday. Information received was that three male teenagers had launched their 14-foot aluminum boat at 


Couple missing after marina fire destroys boats
Fox News
SEATTLE – After a fire destroyed a boathouse and several boats at a marina in northern Washington state, officials were asking: Where are the couple who lived aboard one of the boats? Their boat sank in the Friday morning fire at the Squalicum Harbor

Boating Accidents:

 Coast Guard rescue 2 people overnight off the coast of Morro Bay
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Their sailboat was hit by a rogue wave causing it to do a 360 degree rollover. The boat lost power and its mast was broken. One passenger was thrown into the water, but was able to climb back onboard. The Coast Guard was able to safely reach the 

 

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