Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Boat-owners warned on low lake water levels
The Irish Times Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:30 PM PDT
BOAT-OWNERS on inland navigations are being warned that low water levels caused by the recent dry spell could place their vessels in danger as the boating season gets under way. 

NJ boating law requires safety certificate
Warren Reporter
By Warren Reporter Take the class “All Hands on Deck” to comply with New Jersey's new boating laws. Classes will be held at Merrill Creek Reservoir Visitor Center, 34 Merrill Creek, Washington on April 14 from 8:30 am to 5 pm The new law applies to all ...

 BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston accepts appointments
Boating Industry
ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 9, 2012 — BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water President Chris Edmonston was recently appointed to several prestigious boating and fishing organizations. Formerly a member-at-large of the National Safe Boating ..

 Coast Guard Rescue At Bodega Bay Leads To Safety Reminder
The trio was spotted on board their disabled vessel by a helicopter and a Coast Guard lifeboat. Boater are urged to let their family members know their time and location of launch, and planned destination before heading out.

 Lake Lowell in Canyon County opens Sunday for boating season
Bellingham Herald
Lake Lowell, the massive irrigation reservoir and waterfowl haven in Canyon County, will open for spring boating on Sunday, April 15. Also on Sunday, the surrounding Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge will reopen the Lower Dam Recreation Area, ..

Boater Education:

Boater Education Course Offered
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Montesano, WA - The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Montesano Fire Department, will offer a boater education course for Washington boaters. This eight hour course provides boaters the basics of safe boating for ...

Junior sailing classes at CYC in Marblehead open to public
Marblehead Reporter Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:32 PM PDT
Sailing classes for young people ages 7 to 14 will be open to both the general public and Corinthian Yacht Club members this summer, the club announced recently. 

 Boater safety course offered by Sullivan Sheriff
Mid-Hudson News
In preparation for this year's season, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a boater safety course for both adults and children. "Many private vendors are charging a lot of money for this course", said Sheriff Michael Schiff".

 Free Boating Class Offered to Women at Tampa Harbour
Tampa Harbour, in conjunction with MarineMax-Clearwater, will host the “Women on Water” boating instruction class on Saturday, April 14, at Tampa Harbour, 5200 W. Tyson Ave. The class, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 am to 

Women on Water Boating Lessons Offered
Naples Daily News
Women on Water (WOW) puts women in the driver's seat of single and dual engine boats for an early afternoon of boating instruction at Naples Harbour on Friday, April 13, 8 am until 12:30 pm The lessons are offered at no charge.


Drunk Driving Blamed For Deadly Yacht Accident In Jiangsu
NANJING, April 9 (Bernama) -- A pilot believed to be responsible for a deadly yacht accident in east China's Jiangsu province was confirmed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, local authorities said Sunday. A blood test from Feng Ke'er showed ...

 Man drowns trying to save family at Florida's Honeymoon Island
Fox News
The family was rescued by a boater, but the man later died at Mease Dunedin Hospital. The incident remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Calls seeking comment early Monday by were not immediately ...

 Minnesota family asks for prayers after sailboat accident
Duluth News Tribune
Family members were asking for prayers Sunday for an 8-year-old boy who remained hospitalized after a sailboat accident that claimed the lives of his two brothers. By: Associated Press report, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Family members were asking

 Teens die in boating accident
Sidney Herald Leader
The following information was released by Sheridan County Coroner Dave Fulkerson, an afternoon outing turned to tragedy for five northeastern Montana teens on Easter Sunday. The five were on a paddle-boat on Medicine Lake; precisely what happened is ..

Boating Accidents:

 Boater Who Floated Aimlessly On Bay Identified
WBAL Radio
Lundvall was spotted by the pilot of a freighter about 2 miles south of the Bay bridge and was rescued by the Coast Guard. His condition at Shock Trauma was not known. Sgt. Windemuth said the boater had failed to file a boating plan and did not have a 

 US Coast Guard rescues 10 from overturned boat
WINK TV Southwest Florida Mon, 09 Apr 2012 08:47 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued 10 people after the boat they were in capsized. 

USCG Manistee helps disabled boat
Ludington Daily News Mon, 09 Apr 2012 08:19 AM PDT
A crew from Coast Guard Station Manistee assisted three boaters aboard a disabled vessel in Lake Michigan Sunday morning, according to the Coast Guard.  

 Two men arrested after houseboat crashes into dam
Peoria Journal Star Sun, 08 Apr 2012 22:16 PM PDT
The Illinois Conservation Police arrested two men Saturday after they apparently crashed a houseboat into an Illinois River dam. 

 Lightning strike causes boat accident Saturday morning
Lake Sun Leader Mon, 09 Apr 2012 08:10 AM PDT
A boater was lucky not to be injured Saturday after he accidentally ran his boat onto a dock during a late morning thunderstorm April 7. 

 Two pulled from boat in no-go zone
The Japan Times Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:40 AM PDT
Two men were rescued from a vessel Tuesday in off-limits waters less than 20 km from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the Japan Coast Guard said. The coast guard said it rescued the men, aged 40 and 34, after it received a mayday saying the 19-ton boat had been swamped by big waves. The crew had steered the boat, which was used as a floating restaurant, into the no-go zone after it was ..

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