Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boater Education:

 US boating experts agree to skill-based standards for powerboaters   US boating experts agree to skill-based standards for powerboaters
Power Boat - World

For the very first time in United States maritime history, a diverse group of subject matter experts (SMEs) have agreed to an initial set of 37 On-Water, skill-based standards that recreational powerboat operators should be able to demonstrate at the entry level.

With support from a United States Coast Guard grant US Sailing/US Powerboating has engaged a professional facilitator to assist the SMEs in achieving national consensus on the development of On-Water skill-based Standards. The Grant Oversight Committee is now seeking public validation of this initial version of powerboat standards through a national survey targeting recreational boating educators across the US. 

Individuals involved in the recreational boating education community and especially those with experience in on-water or experientially based teaching or training are urged to participate in a short on-line survey designed to collect feedback on the content of the power standards. You can access the survey by clicking here 

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US boating experts agree to skill-based standards for powerboaters
Power Boat - World

Local groups offer boater safety courses
Charlotte Observer
By Gus Gustafson It has been almost two years since the mandatory boater education law became effective. The law requires that no person younger than 26 can operate a vessel with 10 horsepower or greater on the waters of North Carolina unless the

Outdoors Calendar: April 13, 2012
Completion certifies recipient for Florida Boater's Identification Card. Cost: $75 for materials. Reservations suggested. Information 772-344-8227. Saturday: Hook Kids on Fishing free fishing clinic for kids from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Capt.

  Ohio boating course offered
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Boater education is required for any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, who operates a powerboat of more than 10 horsepower. The course is recommended for anyone 12 years old or older, and anyone who operates or is interested in boating in Ohio.

 Learn safe boating skills
Register-Star Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:56 AM PDT
The Dutchess County Sheriffâs Office will be conducting the NYS Safe Boating Course at the Sheriffâs headquarters located at 150 N. Hamilton St. in the city of Poughkeepsie. Two separate sessions of this eight-hour state certified course will be conducted. 

 Local children learn safe boating in lakes country
“There's no better reminder than a child reminding a parent,” he said of kids telling their parents the safety regulations for boating. Some of the topics Bouchie will speak about include boat and safety regulations, how many lifejackets are needed, ...

 Allegan County Sheriff's Office announces Boater Safety class schedule
The Kalamazoo Gazette Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:54 AM PDT
Boater's Safety Certificates are required for persons 12-15 years of age who wish to operate a motorboat in Michigan without restrictions.

 Outdoors calendar: Week of April 15
The Oregonian Sat, 14 Apr 2012 06:11 AM PDT
All programs free, unless noted. Boating Boating Skills and Seamanship: For experienced and novice boaters. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through April 26. $40. Portland Water Pollution Lab, 6543 N. Burlington. $40. 971-270-0706 or Boater Safety Course: Boater card class and... 

 Sheriff's Office Offers Free Boating Class
Centralia Chronicle
If you're not 40 or older, a boating safety card is now required to operate motorboat or any vessel with an engine of 15 horsepower or greater. On May 5, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office is hosting a boating safety education class on dry land.

Boating News:

Zebra Mussels Impact Residents and Boaters at Lake Winnebago
The Department of Natural Resources says the zebra mussel population is "extremely high" right now, and that's causing problems for area boaters and residents. People who come to the lake regularly near Oshkosh are noticing a changing look the beaches.

 Parks Canada puts communities and boaters at risk
CNW Group via Yahoo! Canada Finance Fri, 13 Apr 2012 06:18 AM PDT
OTTAWA , April 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Parks Canada announced plans to reduce the length of its season and hours of operation to "periods of highest requirements" for the boating season and the associated .

Irondequoit's boating proposal makes waves
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Town of Irondequoit is considering changing its boating laws, disallowing boaters to anchor their boats together in part of Lake Ontario. Home owners in Irondequoit on the lake have been struggling to keep boaters from trespassing on private ..

Manatees can hear boats, so why are they getting hit?
Bay News 9
The information could be useful in helping to reduce injuries the marine mammals sustain from boat propellers. By Eric Sollman, Reporter A new study on Manatee hearing shows the giant marine mammals can sense a wide range of pitches, including the ...

Boating Safety News:

 Law Enforcement Day this weekend
The Shreveport Times Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:24 AM PDT
Visitors can tour the area's only floating substation, receive boating and water safety information, have their boats checked by deputies for safety and compliance with state and local laws, and view demonstrations by the sheriff's office Dive Team. 

Boater safety, awareness important at Stuart Sailfish Regatta April 14, 15
STUART — Boater safety and environmental awareness is a top priority this weekend April 14 and 15 at the Stuart Sailfish Regatta that benefits the US Sailing Center, the Maritime & Classic Boat Museum and the Children's Museum. Hydroplane boats will ...

Guam Based USCG Cutter Sequoia Conducts Boater Safety Training in FSM
Pacific News Center
Guam - Ulithi Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): USCGC SEQUOIA conducted basic Search and Rescue (SAR) and Boater Safety training to the residents of Ulithi Atoll on Thursday with the ultimate goal of preventing SAR cases in the .

 Boating prep starts early
Northwest Herald
By JOSEPH BUSTOS - At the Fox 14 Marina in Fox River Grove, people have been bringing in their boats for pre-boating season maintenance and repairs. A lot sooner than usual, workers are charging batteries, checking fluids,


 Friend says sailboat tragedy traumatic for father
One of Dan Risland's closest friends said he was a good father and believes he's being unfairly criticized in the sailboat accident that critically injured one of his sons and killed two younger ones. The Risland brothers, Zechariah, top left, Jacob, ...

 Man to be tried in November in boating deaths
WDEF Chattanooga Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:33 AM PDT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) â A man charged in a boating accident that killed his stepson and the young man's friend will stand trial in November in Chattanooga. Bradley Crain will be tried on charges of criminally negligent homicide and drunken boating. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press ( ), the defense attorney and a prosecutor declined comment after a hearing

Md. man likely to avoid jail time in boating death
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
SNOW HILL, Md. (WTW) — A Maryland man involved in a fatal boating accident is poised to avoid jail time provided he seeks alcohol counseling. Robert Stanley Holmes, of Arbutus, was sentenced in Worcester County on Friday to a year in jail in the ...


 Missing boater: Rescuers looking for lost canoeist on Wekiva River
Rescuers are searching for the man near the Wekiva Marina, near the Orange-Seminole County line. Please check back for more on this breaking-news story. Currently there are no comments. Be the first to comment! Gunshots echo through buildings that ...

Boating Accidents:

 Yacht grounded in Screven County
WTOC 11 Savannah Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:20 PM PDT
Friday the 13th was unlucky for a boat owner whose yacht sank in an unlikely spot. 

Two injured after personal watercraft collide
WTSP-TV Tampa Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:09 AM PDT
Officials say a man and a child were hurt when their personal watercraft collided near the Carlouel Yacht Club on Friday morning.

 Boat explodes, sinks in Charleston Harbor: Is it a hazard?
After a boat explodes and sinks, officials try to find out if it is a hazard in the harbor. What's next for the boat at the bottom of Charleston Harbor? (more) Thursday, four people narrowly escaped a burning boat only minutes before it exploded and 

 Missing boater: Rescuers find man who called for help on Wekiva River
Orlando Sentinel Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:32 PM PDT
A boater reported missing has been found, authorities said

 Boats up on jetty rocks in Fort Pierce
WPTV West Palm Beach Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:59 AM PDT
A 37-foot sailboat that lost its steering on the Atlantic Ocean and a Fort Pierce commercial towing vessel that went to rescue it were both broken up on the rocks of Fort Pierce Inlet's south jetty Saturday morning, the nearby U.S. Coast Guard station reports.

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