Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, April 6, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

News Item of the Day:

 Coast Guard updates rules on recreational boating accident requirements
Recreational boating accidents will be reported in a new way. The Coast Guard has changed its rules for reporting such mishaps, effective April 27. The Coast Guard is updating reporting requirements to reflect new technology in ways that it thinks will ...

Boating News:

Shallow harbors are sinking Great Lakes tourism
Detroit Free Press
Lack of regular maintenance could leave recreational boaters in search of a safe harbor or unable to get boats across a sand-filled harbor entrance. Even if boaters aren't in peril, they tend to avoid shallow harbors where the depth is uncertain,

 TowBoatUS location opens in Tennessee
Trade Only Today
His boat, a 21-foot Stratos with a 225-hp Mercury outboard, is fully equipped for most any kind of boater assistance. The new TowBoatUS port will provide service to boaters on Fort Loudon Lake from Knoxville, Tenn., to Fort Loudon Dam, all of Tellico

 Arizona Game & Fish offering grants to improve public boating facilities
Mohave Daily News Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:35 AM PDT
PHOENIX â The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering $660,000 in federal grant money to enhance and improve public boating facilities at Arizona lakes and waterways. 

 Republican National Convention in Tampa to affect boaters in August
Bay News 9
But if you're considering boating into downtown while it's going on you'll want to change those plans. The US Coast Guard says it will prohibit boats from entering the waterways around Tampa from August 25th to August 31st as a security measure.

State boating-fishery conference returns after six years
Gasparilla Gazette Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:28 AM PDT
The statewide boating and waterway management conference "From Stem to Stern" returns May 15-17 in Clearwater Beach after a six-year hiatus. 

Federal boating grant program changes are proposed
Trade Only Today
The US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changes in the regulations governing the administration of the national Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported. The proposed rule will clarify current ...

Boating Safety News:

 Mailbag: Motors on Waldo Lake
Albany Democrat Herald
Another issue is safety: Because Waldo is huge and high up, it is very susceptible to sudden thunderstorms. In 2008 my sailboat was capsized there by a sudden thunderstorm. I was rescued by a sailboat that was powered by a 4-cycle outboard.

 What do I need to know to stay safe in the water?
Stoneham Sun Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:19 AM PDT
The Department of Conservation and Recreation has many pools, ponds and beaches that will attract people throughout the state, and as the temperature is rising people are sure to enjoy the swimming and boating opportunities available to them. 

 Waterfronts: Boaters team to fight governor's proposal
Ventura County Star
By Stan Whisenhunt Local boaters are being asked by the Recreational Boaters of California to oppose Gov. Brown's efforts to eliminate the Department of Boating and Waterways. Brown proposes to eliminate the Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) and the 

 US Coast Guard to begin use of new boater warning device
The Star-Ledger -
By Andre Malok/The Star-Ledger The LA-51 is a boater warning device being used in support of the Coast Guard's coastal security mission when other methods fail to get the attention of boaters in violation of laws or regulations.

 New Towing Service Ready to Help Boaters in East Tennessee Lakes - TowBoatUS ...
Jeff Walters has spent most of his life boating and fishing in the lakes of the Tennessee River system. “Boating has always been my pleasure activity,” the 69-year-old mechanical engineer said, “so when I retired from industry, I decided to make ...

 “Orange Beach Flotilla promotes boating safety at boat show
Gulf Coast News Today
Mac Hughes of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is shown clarifying a boating safety issue to Clay and Amy and Clay McCoy and their children Riley Cate and Jackson. ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- The Gulf Coast Boat show in Orange Beach at The Wharf is one of the .

The Sailing GPS understands tacking ... and lots more (required reading if you ...
By Mike Hanlon One of the problems of using GPS chartplotters on a sailboat is that it is extremely difficult to calculate accurate arrival times given the amount of tacking often involved. Now there's a purpose-built Sailing GPS that not only accounts ...

Boating lights are essential this Easter
Express Advocate Gosford
Maritime director Tony Middleton said as part of Operation Lights On Maritime boating safety officers would conduct random checks of lighting on powered, sail and paddle craft. “Vessels that operate from sunset to sunrise, whether at anchor or underway ...

Boater Education:

 Auxiliary offers boating safety course
Delmarva Daily Times
This course is both for the beginning boater who needs to understand the fundamentals of boating and for the experienced boater who needs a refresher course. The course covers subjects such as basic boat handling, safety equipment, weather, ...

 Free boating safety courses offered [10:40 am]
Farmington Daily Times
FARMINGTON — The state environment department is offering free boating safety courses this spring and summer. All motorboat operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course, spokeswoman Jodi McGinnis Porter said in a ...

 Boater Safety Course In Ocean Pines
WMDT Salisbury Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:34 PM PDT
OCEAN PINES, Md. - With summer right around the corner, its time to get that boaters licence. Ocean Pines will be hosting three separate two-day boater safety courses. 

 Boater safety course being offered this weekend
The Missouri Highway and Water Patrol is offering a boater safety certification course to the public on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Troop D Headquarters, 3131 East Kearney Street, Springfield. The class will begin at 9 am and conclude at ...

 A Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational ...
By Bruce Johnson DIR-B
Demand for the Coast Guard publication, A Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats, has been very heavy this spring and the supply in the Auxiliary National Supply Center (ANSC) has been exhausted.
CGAUX: Recreational Boating Safety...


 Emergency crews search for fisherman overboard out of Moss Landing
San Jose Mercury News Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:23 AM PDT
MOSS LANDING -- A 42-year-old Salinas man who fell off a commercial fishing boat was not found during a Coast Guard search that spanned miles of the Monterey Bay on Tuesday. 

Rescuers Search Mud Lake After Boating Accident
By Staff Writer One person, Mark Weaver, 46, of Hamer, who has been a deputy with the Corrections Division of the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office for six years, was recovered from the water. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, ...

Sheriff: Boater In Bayport Died From Drowning
CBS Minnesota Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:11 AM PDT
A man found dead in the St. Croix River near Bayport on Saturday drowned while fishing, according to the Washington County Sheriffâs Office. - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:48 AM PDT
Two brothers from Hamilton County were involved in a tragic jet ski accident at Lake Guntersville in Alabama on Tuesday. Officials said Colin King Dowler, a fifth grader at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School, was killed when the jet ski struck a dock. 

 Four killed in yacht accident on Taihu Lake
China Daily
By Shi Yingying in Shanghai (China Daily) Four college students - half of the passengers on a yacht on Taihu Lake, Jiangsu province, on Wednesday - were killed after the vessel carrying them hit a cable connecting two cargo ships.

 Man dies, teen missing after boat capsize
A search for a missing teenager will continue at sunrise after rough seas caused his boat to capsize and killed a fellow boater. One man is dead and the 17-year-old is missing after the boat capsized near Venus Bay, on South Australia's west coast.


 Russian sailing expedition 'missing' in Antarctic
The Scorpius sailboat went missing on April 6 as it was approaching the South Shetlands. A Russian-Ukrainian crew that set sail in September on an historic expedition around the South and North Poles went missing in the Antarctic on Friday after ...

Boating Accidents:

65-foot sailboat catches fire off Mailbu
Contra Costa Times
MALIBU - Firefighters early Wednesday extinguished a fire aboard a 65-foot sailboat anchored off the coast of Malibu, authorities said. One man was aboard the vessel when it caught fire around 11:20 pm Tuesday, said Los Angeles County Fire Department ..

MyFOXChattanoogaEarly Boating Leads to Crash
FOX 61 Chattanooga Wed, 04 Apr 2012 07:17 AM PDT
Crews were on the scene of a boat accident down the stream from Island Cove Marina on Monday night. The crash happened near Pinky's Point. Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officials say two men were on the boat when it collided with a sand bar. 

 Boater Rescues Capsized Canoers on Utah Lake
ABC 4 Salt Lake City Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:30 PM PDT
PROVO, Utah - A boater made a rescue on Utah Lake Wednesday night after a canoe got capsized in strong winds. 

 Child airlifted to hospital after boating accident near Cape Canaveral
The Bay Bulletin Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:02 AM PDT
The captain alerted Brevard County Fire-Rescue and the sheriffâs office and brought the boat back to a dock at Port Canaveral in the 500 block of Glen Cheek Drive at Port Canaveral, an area where several fishing charter boats are based. 

 Sailboat capsizes on big lake; 2 men rescued
The Laconia Daily Sun
By Roger Amsden GILFORD — A double-hulled sailboat capsized off the west side of Diamond Island on Lake Winnipesaukee around 5:15 pm yesterday afternoon but neither of the two men aboard the boat required hospitalization despite being in the choppy 43 ...

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