Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boater Education:

 Power Squadron offers two-day boating course
Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:42 AM PDT
PORT CLINTON -- The Port Clinton Power Squadron is offering a two-day ABC3 Public Boating course from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 and 12 at the Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 East Harbor Road. 


Boating safety class offered
Eastern Shore News Sat, 28 Apr 2012 01:42 AM PDT
MACHIPONGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02 will be teaching a boat safety course on Monday, April 30, Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo.  


Marblehead Sail & Power Squadron: Avoid boating hazards
Marblehead Reporter Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Here's an opportunity for boaters to expand their knowledge of local waters.
 

 Boating safety class offered
Delmarva Daily Times
The course is designed for the average boater and will cover such topics as: the various types and features of boats; trailering, safe fueling and basic maintenance; the rules of navigation and finding your way on the water; loading, operating, ...


 Dutchess County Sheriff's Department offering boater safety courses
YNN Hudson Valley
For those looking to refresh on boating basics or to learn them in the first place, the Dutchess County Sheriff's office is holding a series of New York State boater's safety courses. The course is mandated for jet skiers age fourteen and up, ...


Boating Safety News:

Yacht racing off Californian coast suspended
Telegraph.co.uk
Yacht racing off the coast of northern California has been suspended by the US Coast Guard following an accident that killed five people west of San Francisco earlier this month. Laura Munoz, executive director of the Yacht Racing Association of San


 Soapbox: Safe boating on Monterey Bay depends on knowledge
The Salinas Californian
The purpose of this week is to remind the public of boating's inherent dangers and that there is much that the individual boater can do to minimize the danger. The reality is that anyone can buy a boat. And, anyone can take a boat out onto the water 


 Safe fun on the water
Burlington Hawk Eye
Preventing, or at least managing, those on-the-water moments often is a matter of following well-established guidelines, as well as boating laws, said Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator in the law enforcement bureau of 


 Three safety tips for the spring fishing and boating season
Smith Mountain Eagle
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's three easy safety tips from BoatUS.com/foundation that will help you get safely through the spring ...


 Jet-ski service a real lifesaver in Kingston
Leader Community Newspapers Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:36 PM PDT
THE Kingston Rescue Water Craft service, which patrolled Mentone and Frankston this season, saved 22 lives. 


Boating Deaths Rose Significantly in 2011
Southern Maryland Online
Normally, most accidents, injuries and fatalities occur during the summer months, often peaking in July, when the water is warm and there are many more recreational boaters. But accidents can occur at all times of the year, and last year's warmer than ...



Maryland Boating Deaths Rose Significantly in 2011
The Chestertown Spy
Boating deaths in Maryland last year were nearly double the average annual number recorded by the Department of Natural Resources in the past decade, and unusually warm weather could be a major reason for the jump. From 2001 to 2010, the average number ...


Fatalities:

 ID of body found in river Saturday released
Stillwater Gazette Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:48 AM PDT
The identity of a White Bear Lake man who died in an apparent boating accident on the St. Croix River over the weekend was released Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. 


 Hebron man dies after boating accident
Journal Inquirer Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:42 AM PDT
A Hebron man died Wednesday from injuries he received during a boating accident in Union on Saturday, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said. 


Man's body found in Stockton Harbor
Bangor Daily News
The owner of a sailboat moored in Stockton Harbor in Stockton Springs was found dead on the shore early Friday morning. The man, whose name is not being released, is believed to have fallen into the water Thursday night while climbing from a skiff into ...







Boating Accidents:
 

 91-foot tour boat burns at Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal
KBOI-TV Boise Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:33 AM PDT
A 91-foot tour boat went up in flames early Friday at Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal. The Coast Guard says no one was injured, and Seattle firefighters prevented flames from spreading to other vessels. 


Two boats destroyed by fire off Captiva
CaptivaSanibel.com Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:44 PM PDT
Two boats that caught fire off Captiva Saturday evening are a total loss, according to Capitva Fire District reports on the incident. One of the vessels, a houseboat, sank about 500 feet offshore. The second, a powerboat, drifted into mangroves where it remains awaiting to be towed away.  


 Danger and damages high in houseboat fire
Lake Powell Chronicle Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:30 PM PDT
PAGE â The Page Fire Department was dispatched to the All Seasons Boat and Mini Storage at 9:15 a.m. April 18. Fire officials said they could see black smoke reaching about 300 feet into the air from the station. 


 Missing boater rescued from Taunton River, headed to hospital
Fall River Herald News
By Anonymous Emergency workers pulled a man from the Taunton River Friday evening near Bicentennial Park after a boating mishap. Police and fire personnel had been searching for the man for about 45 minutes. He was initially in the water north of ...


 Missing river kayaker is found safe
Lancaster Online Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:51 PM PDT
Rescue workers from Lancaster and York counties searched the Susquehanna River for a missing kayaker Friday night. They found the boater safe and sound. According to radio dispatches, a woman called 911 around 9 p.m. to report that her sister was missing. The two had been kayaking together, the woma...


 Feedback: Fort Drum Soldier Saves Boater's Life
WWNY - WNYF Watertown Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:15 PM PDT
A Fort Drum soldier was in the right place at the right time and saved the life of a boater in Redwood earlier this month. 


Archusa Boating Accident
WTOK-TV Meridian Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:12 AM PDT
A Saturday morning boating accident has reportedly resulted in serious injuries. 



Portland man who injured two people with out-of-control watercraft gets 45 days in jail
The Oregonian Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:16 PM PDT
Didur, 21, was riding the watercraft dangerously close to shore at North Fork Reservoir on the Clackamas River when the vehicle became airborne, hit a woman sitting on a dock and injured a 12-year-old girl. 


 Boat accident injures four
Baltimore Sun
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun A 34-foot boat carrying 10 people hit an unlit channel marker in the Severn River near the Route 450 bridge about 3 am Saturday, injuring four, police said. Cpl. Steve Stauffer of the Maryland Department of Natural ...


 Charter boat runs aground, six assisted
WAVY-TV
HATTERAS, NC (WAVY) - The Coast Guard assisted six people off a 46-foot charter boat that ran aground in Hatteras Inlet Saturday morning. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report of an aground vessel, the Nancy K, around 6:45 am that had eight


Boating News:


Compromises on boat laws sought in Irondequoit
RocNow
Town officials met Thursday with boaters and residents to work toward a compromise on proposed boating laws that have put those groups at odds. “There's clearly a problem, and we want to address it,” said Councilman Paul Marasco.


 State fines 3 watercraft guides
Key West Citizen Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:13 PM PDT
State wildlife officers cited tour guides with three watersports companies this week after allegedly catching them conducting personal watercraft tours in federal wildlife refuges, which is... read more 


Invasive-species boating bill advances
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The bill affecting boaters gives the Department of Natural Resources authority to establish inspection stations near water accesses; boat inspections would be mandatory at those sites. Minnesota's 800000 boaters would be required to pass a course on .



California man makes deal to keep antique boat in yard
Fox News
A Southern California man who's been restoring a 72-foot antique boat in his side yard has reached a settlement with Newport Beach, just as the city's nuisance suit was set to go to trial Monday. Dennis Holland said Saturday that city officials agreed ...

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