Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, April 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

 Boater safety class offered
Fond du Lac Reporter
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office will conduct a Boater Safety Course to be held at the Emergency Government Center, 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac. Entrance will be from the north parking lot located off Second Street.

 ODNR class offered for novice boaters
Fremont News Messenger
SANDUSKY -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft is offering a new Power Boating Basics Course that provides novice and untrained boaters the basic skills needed to properly and safely operate a power boat.

 Jacksonville Journal: Holocaust program
Florida Times-Union
The Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla14-5 will offer a free safe boating class to learn the latest boating regulations and earn a Florida Boater Safety ID Card from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, April 28, at its headquarters at 910 Roland Ave. in Green Cove ...

LA boaters urged to attend free safety classes
Louisiana boaters are urged to attend the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' 2nd annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day." The free event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at eight different locations across the state. Between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, ...

Boater's Safety Course to be held on Saturday, April 21st
Clarksville Online
By Tim Cash | April 19, 2012 | The Montgomery County Conservation Club is pleased to announce a Boating Safety Course presented by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be giving a boater's safety class Saturday April 21st, 2012, ...

 Free Boating Safety Courses Offered in Hingham Next Week
The Hingham Deputy Harbormaster believes the state should mandate these classes in order for boaters to operate a vessel. By Tony Catinella Hingham boaters as young as 12 years-old are invited to take free boating safety courses this Spring at the ...

 Free Arkansas boater safety class scheduled for April 28 in Winthrop
Texarkana Gazette Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:55 PM PDT
A free boating safety class will be held April 28 at Winthrop Baptist Church in Winthrop, Ark. The class, which is approved by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 

 Boater safety program
WLKM Radio
The St. Joseph County Sheriff' Department has announced it is accepting reservations for its next boater safety program. Participants must be 14 years of age or older. The first class is 9 am to 3 pm June 2 and will take place at the Colon Fire ...

 Nautilus Sailing Launches Courses in the Sea of Cortez
PR Web (press release)
Participants spend a week living onboard a sailboat with an instructor, exploring a spectacular sailing location. Over the course of the week, students go from no experience to competent sailors, learning everything from sail trim to operating the many ...

Boating safety course set for McCook Community College
McCook Daily Gazette
McCOOK, Nebraska -- A boating safety course will be held at the McCook Community College Hormel Center on Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26. According to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska ...

Free boating safety class to be April 28
Quad-Cities Online
Today is Saturday, April 21, the 112th day of 2012. There are 254 days left in the year. 1862 -- 150 years ago: We shall next week commence the publication of the new state constitution and complete it within two weeks.

Boating Safety:

Concerns Over Yacht Safety
New York Times
NICE — When the award-winning luxury motor yacht Yogi sank off a Greek island on Feb. 17, the yachting community was shocked. Built last year at the Turkish shipyard Proteksan-Turquoise, the 60-meter, or 197-foot, Camper & Nicholsons boat won the 

 Boaters Should Use Caution
By Valerie Engler Three Rivers Park District is asking boaters to use caution when launching boats. Warm temperatures have folks hitting the lakes a bit early this year. However, due to a lack of spring runoff and dry conditions so far this spring, ..

 Franklinville VFW, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 35 to provide free boat inspections
Gloucester County Times Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:10 AM PDT
FRANKLIN TWP. â U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 35 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2071 will provide state-required annual watercraft safety inspections at the post May 5. 

 Boating Louisiana waters
Louisiana Sportsman
By Keith LaCaze April in the South heralds spring and the beginning of boating season. It is that time of year when Louisiana's 320000 registered boats are on our waterways, serving as platforms for all sorts of recreational and commercial activity. 

Boaters need to watch for debris
Fort Morgan Times
Due to early season conditions, boaters must keep a lookout for possible floating debris and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. If debris or hazards are discovered, please notify the park staff. Before boating, check that your vessel has ...

 Marine Patrol Funding Cut from FY2013 Budget
“That's the most registered boaters in [one county in] the state of Virginia.” The marine patrol operates in educational, enforcement and outreach capacities, Perez said. “Our pleasure boater community grows on the weekends and on the holidays,” he ...

 Coast Guard Reminds Boaters of Hypothermia Water Safety
Officials said there have already been five non-motorized boating fatalities since March 17 this year. By Gig Harbor Patch Staff Information courtesy of the United States Coast Guard. Washington is expected to see its third warm weekend in a row, ...

 TWRA Names 2011 Boating Officers Of The Year
The Chattanoogan
Pam McDonald has been named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2011 Boating Officer of the Year while Allen Herald is the Part-Time Boating Officer of the Year for the second time in as many years. The winners of the two awards were announced by ...


 Death of man who fell off yacht near Vinoy ruled a drowning
PETERSBURG — The death of a man who fell into the bay while stepping off a yacht in January has been ruled a drowning, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office. A police investigation has been closed, said St. Petersburg police ..

Cruise Ship Didn't Aid Drifting Boat, Passengers Say
by Greg Allen Bird-watcher Jeff Gilligan snapped this photograph of a small boat in distress. Gilligan and others say the cruise ship he was traveling on did not stop to help the stricken craft. Bird-watcher Jeff Gilligan snapped this photograph of a .

Boating Accidents:

 Boater rescued from Lake Michigan -- 2nd time in year
Peter Kovats' sailboat overturned in Lake Michigan for the second time in less than a year. By Dick Johnson, A sailor and a friend were rescued from the waters of Lake Michigan Wednesday afternoon near Chicago, nearly a year after after 

 Trial begins July 23 in impaired boating case against Jets' Byfuglien
The Globe and Mail Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:45 AM PDT
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien faces a July trial in a drunken boating case in Minnesota. 

 Sailboat Runs Aground At Silver Strand State Beach
Coronado Eagle and Journal
Moonstone may have been a fine sailboat at one time, but she is about to become landfill. The unmanned boat ran aground over the weekend at Silver Strand State Beach. High winds and scattered rainstorms provided a bit of excitement to normally serene ...

Boating News:

 Chiquita Boat Lock may stay open for boaters
Hundreds of boaters in Cape Coral could soon get what they've been asking for. The city wants to leave the Chiquita Boat Lock, on the southwest side of the city, open during certain times of the day. City engineers have been doing testing to make sure ...

 Area boaters say they're undeterred by high fuel prices
Northwest Herald
This sentiment toward the Chain O' Lakes and Fox River is echoed by many boaters and, some say, they won't be brought down by worries about gas prices. According to the US Energy Information Administration, regular gasoline retail prices are predicted ...

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