Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, April 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

 Last Chance: Sign Up for Boater Safety Course
For new boaters, an eight-hour course is being held on Saturday morning. Find out how to sign up here. By Joseph Pinciaro Boaters anchored outside of Port Jefferson harbor for some fishing. New boaters out there - need to get your safety certificate?

Boating Safety news:

 Sheriff's office offering free boat inspections at Keizer Station
Statesman Journal (blog)
Boats on trailers will be given a free inspection, and skippers will be able to take the boater's education test, required by the Oregon State Marine Board for some motorized boats. To pass the safety inspection, boats must have the mandatory Oregon

 Free inspections to check boaters' safety
Charlotte Observer
By Meghan Cooke The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold free vessel safety checks in the Lake Norman area next month as warmer weather entices boaters to local waters. The Auxiliary, the civilian component of the US Coast Guard dedicated to promoting ...

Boat practice turns into real-life rescue at Hagg Lake
By Christian Gaston EMTs practicing maneuvers with Gaston Rural Fire district's rescue boat put the craft into service Saturday afternoon, reviving a man who was suffering from cardiac arrest. The boat, purchased this winter, hasn't officially been 

Virginia Marine Police push boating safety ahead of spring season
Daily Press
Paul Thurkettle was enjoying a sunny day boating with his son Liam and his son's friend Chad along the Back River in Hampton. The boys had on wetsuits, and were taking turns going tubing as he piloted the boat. But then they noticed something ...


 Search Continues for Missing Boater
A large scale search is under way on Lake Ontario following a boating accident Saturday morning. The US Coast Guard says a boat capsized about a half mile north of Stony Point in Henderson. Buck Stockman was found clinging to the side of the boat, ...

 One Dead After Boating Incident
One man is dead and another is being treated for injuries after a boating incident on the Nanticoke River, according to officials. Representatives of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department say they received a call around 9:15 am on Saturday for a water ...

 Man jumps off yacht to avoid police at Shute Harbour and dies
Courier Mail
A MAN has died after jumping from a yacht when police came to question him about a minor assault. The man was on board a yacht at Shute Harbour Marina, near Airlie Beach, about 9:20am when police tried to coax him to come to shore from the beach

Coast Guard finds body in water
The Sault Star Sun, 22 Apr 2012 09:08 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard has found the body of a 43-year-old man near his overturned canoe Saturday night in Omena Bay, Mich. Omena Bay, Mich. is about three hours drive south of the International Bridge.[...]  

 New Brunswick man dead after boat capsized near Perth Amboy, other boaters treated and released
The Star-Ledger Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:31 AM PDT
The New York Police Department Harbor Unit is investigating the boating accident that took place between Perth Amboy and Staten Island 

 Boats collide on Lake Lanier; one man killed
CBS 46 News Atlanta Sun, 22 Apr 2012 06:28 AM PDT
A man was killed, and a woman was hospitalized in serious condition after a boating collision on Lake Sydney Lanier early Sunday morning.

 Waimakariri boating tragedy
Senior Sergeant Mike McRandle, of Rangiora Police, said Stirling had gone into the Waimakariri river on Sunday morning with his brother at Woodstock, upstream from Oxford. "During the afternoon it appears the boat has become stuck in shallower water ...

Boating Accidents:

 Wildlife officers locate lost jet skier
FOX 13 Tampa Bay Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:01 PM PDT
A 28-year-old Ohio woman who got lost while riding a personal watercraft on Tampa Bay was rescued by officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Saturday night. Kristin L. Miller was not hurt but was shaken up when she was located near the mouth of the Alafia River at approximately 8:30 pm.

 4 people rescued along Lake St. Clair after boat began sinking
Detroit Free Press
4 people rescued along Lake St. Clair after boat began sinking By Joe Rossiter Four people were rescued Sunday along Lake St. Clair by members of the US Coast Guard after they reported their boat was taking on water and beginning to sink.

Boating News;

Conn. House passes bill expanding boater's responsibility to inspect for ...
The Republic
With the summer months approaching, the Connecticut House of Representatives has passed a bill expanding boaters' responsibility to check their vessels and trailers for invasive species and vegetation before transporting them in the state.

 Dam rebuilt to be fish and boater friendly
Grand Junction Sentinel
Once a fearsome diversion that forced boaters off the Gunnison River near the Cory bridge on Colorado Highway 65, this view of a rebuilt Hartland Dam is what now greets boaters heading downstream on the Gunnison River. By Dave Buchanan Anglers and ...

 Waterfront showers good for community, boaters
The Daily Advance
Plans include putting in storage and meeting space and also public restrooms and showers for use by visiting boaters. The project has many benefits and financially is sound. Adding showers will attract more visitors and build on the city's reputation .

 Wilmington's harbor `live-aboards' face eviction
Long Beach Press-Telegram
By Art Marroquin, Staff Writer Boaters with slips at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage in Wilmington are being evicted May 1 because the operator has failed to pay rent to the Port of Los Angeles and have since declared bankruptcy.

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