Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Babcock and LaFollette Dams Closed For Upgrades
WISC Madison
To increase boater safety and public fishing access in two county parks, Dane County is paying almost $1.5 million to restore two water dams, said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi Friday. Work has already begun Babcock and LaFollette County Parks' ...

 Abandoned boat leads to felony dumping charge
Florida Keys Keynoter Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:08 AM PDT
A former Marathon resident has been charged with felony littering for failing to remove a houseboat that sank while being towed off the Lower Keys last summer. 

Maine wants boaters' input
Kennebec Journal Sun, 01 Apr 2012 09:39 AM PDT
With boating season about to get under way, the state agency that manages and develops Maine's boating facilities is looking for some feedback. 

Boating Safety News:

 TRENTON: Early boating season prompts reminders
The News-Herald Sat, 31 Mar 2012 04:51 AM PDT
TRENTON  They normally get a few more weeks before their annual reach-out to boaters, but Mother Nature brought the Wayne County Sheriffâs Marine Unit out early this year. 

 Police remind boaters they will patrol local waters again
Officials from the Nanaimo RCMP are advising they will be active in local waters again this year to help enforce boating rules. Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong said not only will police be helping the auxiliary Coast Guard and Harbour Watch patrols keep an eye ...

 DUI While Boating (press release)
Although it is not typically illegal for you and your passengers to enjoy alcoholic beverages while on-board your boat, you may be charged with DUI if state or federal authorities find you are over the legal limit. Boating DUIs typically occur when a ...

 Boaters embark, lifejackets, too
Park Rapids Enterprise
Yet boater beware, a consideration for safety should accompany the angler, especially upon the earliest outing. Water temperatures in the lakes are currently very low, nearly at the point of freezing. Those anglers who are banking on an on-the-water ...

 DeWitt: Teaching an old boater new tips
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
I'd just told him that I didn't have to get a boaters license; I already had one. “Well why did you take this course?” he said as we left North River Marine after taking the About Boating Safely course. “Because I wanted to learn more,” I told him.

Boaters urged to be wary of cold water conditions in the spring
Rome Sentinel Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:35 PM PDT
ALBANY â State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation commissioner Rose Harvey has issued a statement reminding boaters of the dangers of sudden unexpected cold water immersion associated with early season recreational boating outings, especially on small boats. 

Muskegon and Ottawa county marine divisions urging vessel inspections before ...
Muskegon Chronicle -
Marine divisions in both Muskegon and Ottawa counties are getting their own vessels prepared for the area's popular boating season as well. “They're out there. There is a lot of activity already, boating and fishing,” said Muskegon County Sheriff Dean .

Boater Education:

 Learn to sail set to start 35th year
Coast Reporter Sat, 31 Mar 2012 00:11 AM PDT
Learn to Sail teaches boating skills, safety, teamwork, and healthy enjoyment to about 100 youth aged eight to 16 each year in our regional community. 

 Jefferson County sheriff sets schedule for boating classes
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has set its spring schedule for New York state safe boating classes. The course is required for all people who plan to use personal water craft, and for powerboat operators ages 10 to 17

 About Boating Safety Class
Anchorage Daily News
The Anchorage Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches a one-day basic boating class. The course is designed to educate new or rusty boaters in skills needed to safety handle and operate a boat in Alaskan waters. Many insurance companies will ...

Delaware Coast Press Sun, 01 Apr 2012 11:03 AM PDT
SALISBURY -- The Salisbury Power Squadron is slated to hold its safe boating classes beginning... - 11:44 am 

 Heard around the trail
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:33 PM PDT
BOATING COURSE ­- Learn the basics of boating at Beltzville State Park on April 9 and 11 from 6 to 10 each night. The course led by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is free. Everyone who operates a personal watercraft must take the course, as mu 

 Boating: Course aids non-skippers
The News-Press
America's Boating Course is a good first step in developing the skills necessary if for some reason a spouse or crew member must take over the operation of the boat. As the first mate's skill develops through further training, reading and hands-on ...

 Safe boating course to be repeated
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Another course for boating safely on Lake Champlain will be offered through two special evening classes Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 and 3. The course, "About Boating Safely," is offered by Flotilla 15-8, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Plattsburgh.


Dead, missing yacht sailors were from Georgia
A military search-and-rescue team hoisted three others —including the man who later died — off the sinking yacht. The sailboat, which wasn't registered, was on its way to Nova Scotia, RCMP said Wednesday. The Canada Border Services Agency confirms it

Boating community 'heartbroken' about friends missing in fire
The Bellingham Herald Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:21 PM PDT
Friends and fellow boaters in Bellingham said they were devastated by an early-morning marina fire F 

Body of boater pulled from St. Croix
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:41 PM PDT
The body of a 46-year-old White Bear Lake man was pulled from the St. Croix River near the Bayport Marina late Saturday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Boating Accidents:

 Two Men Rescued After Sail Boat Hit By Rogue Wave
Morro Bay, CA -- The Coast Guard rescued the two men early yesterday morning after a rogue wave hit their sailboat near Morro Bay shortly after midnight. The sailboat had rolled over south of the harbor entrance. The wave took Paul Bloch and Ken Price .

 Parnevik nearly severs finger
Toronto Sun Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:44 PM PDT
Jesper Parnevik's career is in doubt after he nearly severed his right index finger in a boating accident, the Golf Channel reported Friday. 

 The boat's engine died; it was found adrift in the Pacific some 600 miles away
CNN International
On February 24, they left from Ensenada Beach in the town of San Carlos aboard a small fishing boat." But the following morning came and went without their return, and the Vasquez family started looking for the 18-year-old and his friends.

 Man transported to hospital after boat capsizes
St. George Daily Spectrum
By Brian Ahern BAKER DAM RECREATION AREA — A man was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center Saturday after being rescued from a capsized boat in Baker Reservoir. Brookside Fire Chief Dan Tanasz said the man was stranded in ..

 US Coast Guard launches race yacht rescue
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The US Coast Guard has dispatched a cutter and helicopter to rescue the crew of a yacht that got caught in stormy seas during a race around the world, the race organizer said Sunday. The yacht, the Geraldton Western ...

 Coast Guard Rescues Boat Off Montauk
The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press Sun, 01 Apr 2012 09:25 AM PDT
The fishing vessel Shamrock makes way toward New Bedford, Massachusettes, as it takes on water through heavy seas and strong winds approximately 60 miles southeast of Montauk on Saturday.

 Lake Texoma boating accident sends one to hospital
The Herald Democrat Sun, 01 Apr 2012 05:04 AM PDT
KINGSTON, Okla. â An early morning boating accident Saturday on Lake Texoma in Marshall County sent one Oklahoma man to the hospital

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