Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Yukon boater Wilde appeals conviction to 9th Circuit
Alaska Dispatch
National Park Service rangers thought they'd taught old Jim Wilde a lesson when they took him down along the Yukon River in the fall of 2010, handcuffed him and hauled him off to jail -- a day's journey away in Fairbanks. Obviously, the 71-year-old ..

 Proposal Would Restrict Boats Near Shore
Irondequoit, NY – The town wants to clear out rowdy boaters who hold daylong parties just offshore, angering lakefront property owners. A proposed ordinance would forbid boats from anchoring or tying together within 450 feet of the shore along a 0.4 .

NMMA meets with National Park Service to continue Biscayne Bay debate
Boating Industry
The meeting is the latest in a series of steps NMMA and other boating and fishing organizations have taken to preserve water access the recreational boating and angling community has long enjoyed on Biscayne Bay. The meeting was a result of recent ..

Manatees Get Hit By Boats, But Scientists Hope To Find Out Why
Huffington Post
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Manatees have sensitive hearing, but that doesn't necessarily keep them safe from passing boat propellers, a new study finds. These docile sea cows have no natural predators in their coastal US habitat,

Boating Safety News:

Be responsible on Upstate lakes
Greenville News
1 thing that recreational boaters can do to enhance their chances of surviving an accident on the water: Wear a life jacket whenever you're on the lake or the ocean. Yet many boaters — far too many — forgo wearing this essential piece of safety

 House backs bill tying driving rights to boating offense
The Union Leader
By TED SIEFER CONCORD - A bill prompted by the negligent homicide conviction of boater Erica Blizzard and her subsequent arrest for reckless driving is a step away from becoming law. The House voted Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 285, which would take ...

 Despite sun, 'cold water is a killer' for boaters, anglers
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The deaths of two children last week who succumbed after falling into an icy Minnesota lake underscore the dangers of early-season boating and fishing. "Cold water is a killer,'' said Kim Elverum, Department of Natural Resources boat and water safety ...

US Coast Guard gets vocal on boating safety
Sail World (press release)
The US Coast Guard wants boaters to return home safely and is getting vocal about it. Following a day in which Coast Guard boarding officers issued many notices of violations to boaters and sent them back to the dock for lacking required safety 

Boater Education:

Boating safety class offered in Dodge County
Fond du Lac Reporter Wed, 11 Apr 2012 02:33 AM PDT
JUNEAU Deputy Michael Matoushek of the Dodge County Sheriffs Department is offering a Wisconsin boating safety course. 

Free boating safety education class
Quad-Cities Online
Today is Wednesday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2012. There are 264 days left in the year. 1862 -- 150 years ago: Some errors having been committed by us in publishing returns of the Moline election, we republish Esq. Mape's letter.

 Learn the ropes (lines) in coastal boating course
Wilton Bulletin
The Darien Sail & Power Squadron will offer a Coastal Boating Course beginning April 30.Coastal boating skills needed to safely navigate in Long Island Sound will be the focus of a safe-boating course starting Monday, April 30, at 7:30 pm at Noroton ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary in Oxford offers local classes for boaters and kayakers
Monroe Courier Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:35 AM PDT
Public education courses for boaters and complimentary vessel safety checks will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-12, based in Oxford, throughout the 2012 boating season. 

Several boating safety classes set in Saginaw County
Midland Daily News Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:28 AM PDT
The Saginaw County Sheriffs Office will be teaching boating safety classes at a number of locations. The class is six hours in length and is split into two three-hour sessions.


 Man boating off Wrightsville Beach dies
WWAY 3 Wilmington Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:10 AM PDT
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A 54-year-old man died last night after the Coast Guard medevaced him from a boat off Wrightsville Beach. The Coast Guard says the man's girlfriend called New Hanover county 911, which contacted Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach. The Coast Guard sent a response boat to the 20-foot boat about 150 yards away from Station Wrightsville Beach. Three crewmembers ..

 Missing boater found dead after fishing trip on Lake Livingston
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:13 PM PDT
A man's body pulled from Lake Livingston has been identified as a missing fisherman

 Body of missing boater recovered
Pensacola News Journal
Escambia Search and Rescue and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continue searching along the bluffs of Escambia Bay for missing boater Sam Viviano. The search for the man began Tuesday morning after officials received a report of an .

Boating Accidents:

 Boater Takes Evasive Action to Avoid Rock Dropped from Bridge
Gant Daily
CURWENSVILLE – Swift maneuvering helped a boater avoid a rock that was dropped from a bridge. According to Curwensville Borough police, a fisherman was in his boat, approaching the train tressel near the Howes Leather property. The boater reported to ...

Kayaker is rescued from Salmon River
Newport News-Times Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:10 AM PDT
A 65-year-old manâs kayaking trip on Sunday ended with a rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard after the man ran into trouble and local firefighters discovered they could not reach him.

2 boats sink in Anacortes marina fire, no injuries
Seattle Times Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:42 AM PDT
The Coast Guard says no one was injured when two boats sank during a fire Tuesday night at a marina in Anacortes.

 Peoria lock and damn in working order after collision
WEEK News 25 Central Illinois Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:19 PM PDT
Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers say the Peoria Lock and Dam is up and working properly, after a 26-foot stolen houseboat hit the wickets next to the lock last weekend. 

 Two boaters rescued when mistake lands them in high seas
ABC2 News
POINT LOOKOUT, Md. (WMAR) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and Ridge Volunteer Fire Department personnel rescued two people from a sailboat after being battered around by strong winds and high seas. At about 10:30 pm, Tuesday Robert Weber,

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