Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

 CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:44 AM PDT
HYDABURG - Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a one day Emergency Drill Conductor course on May 5 at the Hydaburg School. The course begins at 8 a.m. This course meets the Coast Guard requirements for commercial fishing vessels. 


 Sturgeon Bay: Coast Guard offering boat safety classes
Door County Advocate Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:08 AM PDT
The local Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla will have three Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource boating safety classes this spring on Saturday in Luxemburg, on May 5 in Sturgeon Bay and on June 9 in Sister Bay. The course materials cover boating terminology and safe boat handling including personal watercraft, paddling sports, federal and state regulations and aids to navigation. A DNR warden .


 Waterman offers boating safety course
Press & Sun-Bulletin Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:11 AM PDT
The Press & Sun-Bulletin is offering free access to its eNewspaper through 6 a.m. - 7:29 am


Safe boating course slated
Shreveport Times
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sgt. Travis Huval conducts a safe boating class in Baton Rouge last year. A similar class will be held May 12 at the Bossier City Academy Sports + Outdoors store. / Special to The Times In celebration of ...


Boating Safety News:

Law enforcement tip of the week
Newport News-Times Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:11 PM PDT
Beginning in 2010, it became mandatory for all Oregon boaters 12-15 years of age to possess a boater education card when operating power boats greater than 10 horsepower. This law went into effect in 1999 and was implemented in phases over the following decade. 


 Coast Guard boating safety lessons at Bucksport underscored by recent tragedies
Bangor Daily News
Jewett Elementary School kindergartners (from left) Elizabeth Rainey, Maureen Tyne, Tristan Davis and Guinevere Berry get to sit behind the controls of a 26-foot US Coast Guard boat on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, as part of a boating safety


 Boaters, keep an eye out for saltwater survey
Wire
This May, 60000 boat owners in the Northeast will receive invitations to participate in a boat season survey that will document popular recreational saltwater boating routes and activities, including boaters' contribution to state economies.


 Yacht accident survivor wants more focus on safety
Seattle Post Intelligencer
A girl tosses flowers from a boat into the water, during a memorial flotilla for five sailors who were killed in a yacht race last weekend, in Belvedere, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2012. Nearly a hundred boats from throughout the Bay area took part in .


 ACE Marine Facilities Group Offers New Electrical Safety Tips for Marina ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PHILADELPHIA, Apr 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the 2012 boating season at full speed or in preparation for upcoming activity in many parts of the country, it's essential for marina and yacht club owners and operators to recognize the importance of ...


 Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather SportsBoating Safety
Your Hometown Lima Stations Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:35 PM PDT
Boating season came a little early due to the nice weather so far this year and the Division of Watercraft wants to make sure everyone is safe on the waterways in Ohio. There are a few reminders for boaters that get out on state park waters. 


 Three Spring Boating Safety Tips
WFN: World Fishing Network
In many parts of the country, anglers and boaters are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, but some may be forgetting that cold waters still lurk beneath the keel. Here are three easy safety tips from BoatUS that will help get you safely


Fatalities:

Wardens find body of missing boater in northern Aroostook County
Bangor Daily News Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:45 PM PDT
Cpl. Mike Joy (left) and Wardens Bruce Loring and Mike Pierre (in the water) during Tuesday's Blake Lake search. 



Tiburon survivor gives account of yacht tragedy
San Jose Mercury News
By Will Jason, Marin Independent Journal The wave that struck the yacht Low Speed Chase near the Farallon Islands and ultimately killed five crew members was "unlike anything I've ever seen outside of big-wave surf videos," survivor Bryan Chong said ...


No criminal negligence in fatal grounding of yacht on island off San Francisco ...
Washington Post
The 38-foot sailboat was hit by waves while rounding the island during a race on April 14. Seven of the Low Speed Chase's eight crew members fell into the chilly Pacific Ocean. One was found dead later that day and four remain missing at sea.



Rescue Officials Find Body of Pasadena Boater
Patch.com
By Kaitlyn Carr The Anne Arundel County Fire Department along with the US Coast Guard found the body of Pasadena boater. Maya T. Prabhu The body of a 43-year-old Pasadena boater was found late Tuesday night by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department ...


 Maurice man indicted in White Lake fisherman's death
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:21 PM PDT
A Maurice man is in jail after a grand jury issued a murder indictment in the case of a boater who was found dead after a three-day search of White Lake last year. 


 Missing boaters body recovered
ABC2 News
Crews at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore command center received a call at about 6:30 pm, Tuesday, from someone reporting a boater overdue aboard a 14-foot sailboat. The report said that the boater usually makes local sailing trips returning before sunset 


 Hebron man dies in boating accident
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:05 AM PDT
A Hebron man has died from injuries he sustained during a boating accident on Mashapaug Pond over the weekend. 


 Body of missing rafter found in Salmon River
KXLY-TV Spokane Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:28 AM PDT
The body of a central Idaho man who went missing in a weekend rafting accident on the Salmon River has been recovered more than 6 miles downstream from where the raft struck a submerged log.


Settlement reached in drowning rescue suit in NH
Boston.com
CONCORD, NH—The children of a Vermont woman who drowned while being transported by a New Hampshire-based airboat rescue squad have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the squad, the boat's manufacturer and the town of Springfield,


Missing:

 Coast Guard searches for missing Mt. Pleasant boater
Florence Morning News Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:43 PM PDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater 16-miles east of Charleston, Tuesday. Missing is Ronald Fowler, 36 from Mt. Pleasant. 


Search for boater off Newport coast
FOX Providence Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:34 PM PDT
Officials believe the 48-year-old man fell off the Boston bound tugboat around about nine miles off the coast of Newport. 



Boater reported missing on Lake Shasta
Record-Searchlight
By Record Searchlight staff The Shasta County Sheriff's Boating Safety Unit is looking for a missing boater on Lake Shasta this morning. The person missing is described as a 61-year-old white man who was last seen in a 13-foot-aluminum fishing boat, ..


Boating Accidents:

 Firefighters Rescue Boater At Eastern Point Beach
Patch.com
Acting Fire Captain Ray Hart said an emergency call came in at about 8 pm about a boater in distress. Hart said the boater was drifting, came within about 50 feet of the rocks and called for help from his cell phone. The original plan was to have the ...


 Two Boys Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes
WBAL Radio
Steve Fermier and AP The Coast Guard has rescued two boys after their 14-foot sailboat capsized off the coast of Little Cove Point near Lusby. A crew from the Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes responded after seeing the capsized boat about 4 pm Tuesday.


Couple and grandaughter rescued after boat capsizes
KVAL Eugene Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:04 PM PDT
The Lane County Sheriff's Office was called out to Monday night to search for a Springfield area couple and their granddaughter who went missing while boating on the McKenzie river.  


 Quick response contains boat fire on Lake Union
KOMO News
Fire crews responded to the scene, in the 2400 block of Westlake Ave North, at about 1:05 am after receiving 911 calls reporting flames the back end of a sailboat moored on Lake Union. The first units on the scene found flames shooting from a 45-foot ...


 Coast Guard Helps to Free Sailboat
9&10 News Cadillac Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:58 AM PDT
The Coast Guard helped to free a sailboat and her crew after they became stuck in the St. Mary's River. It happened last night, the boat ran aground around midnight near Johnson's Point. The crew sent 


Yacht ran aground
Isle of Wight County Press Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:19 AM PDT
AN RNLI lifeboat was called out yesterday (Wednesday) to help a yacht stuck in the mud. 



Boating News:

 New invasive species sticker required on all Minn. boats
Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 25 Apr 2012 03:56 AM PDT
There's one more item on the to-do list for Minnesota boaters as they prepare to head to the lakes and rivers - a new law requires all watercraft to have a sticker listing the rules for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. 


 Reminder To Boaters To Check For Mussels
KJCT8.com
Boaters who live in, or are traveling through, Denver, Grand Junction or Hot Sulphur Springs have access to advance inspections and decontamination facilities. Parks officials say it is important for boaters to take responsibility and get their boats 


 Abundant waters create boating opportunities
RocNow
And when it comes to boating in the Rochester region, one merely needs to pick his or her head up to bump into water and some form of floating recreation. Boating was once the transportation mode that enabled exploration and development of upstate New ...


 'Boating Community' Gets Waiver from Local Law
Patch.com
By Timothy Rath Fifteen-year West Bloomfield resident Kathleen Budka said Tuesday that the Riding Club Home Owners Association is a "boating community." Residents of a self-described boating community that claimed they needed to be exempt from township ...

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed very unfortunate that there are a lot of boating accidents being recorded daily. The ones that you have shared are just a few. It is very important to strictly observe safety measures while on board so that tragic incidents like these can be avoided.

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