Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, April 30, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 News Item of the Day: Don't try this at home, or anywhere else!

 Man allegedly tries to flee Coast Guard on Jet Ski-style watercraft at Fort Pierce Inlet
Indian River Press Journal Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:06 AM PDT
FORT PIERCE INLET â Two allegedly reckless watercraft operators put boaters and manatees at risk at the Fort Pierce Inlet on Sunday afternoon, then one led the U.S. Coast Guard on a high-speed chase, according to a police arrest report

Boater Education:

 Boating: What to do if your vessel runs aground
The News-Press
Sign up for America's Boating Course taught monthly by the Cape Coral Power Squadron and become a better and safer boater. The squadron is located at 917 Southeast 49th Terrace. Office hours are 9 am to noon Monday through Saturday.

Boating safety class offered
Eastern Shore News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:44 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. 

Safe boating class offered
Amity Observer Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:39 PM PDT
WEST HAVEN â U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-11 is offering a one-day safe boating and personal watercraft course on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Boating Safety News:

Boating: What to do if your vessel runs aground
The News-Press Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:18 PM PDT
Most boaters have run aground in their boating travels. The waters in Southwest Florida are generally shallow. 

King County to Boaters: Avoid Data Buoys on Lakes Washington
By Patch Staff Mercer Island families enjoy boating and swimming in the inviting waters of Lake Washington. A King County environmental monitoring buoy on Lake Washington had to undergo extensive repairs recently after it was struck by a boat in broad ...

 Town Issues Warning On Boating and Speeding
With summer approaching, the Town of Oyster Bay issued a warning to boaters this week, saying speeding will not be tolerated on town waters. “Speeding is not only a leading cause of serious injury to boaters and personal watercraft operators and ...

 Despite recent tragedies, boat accidents in Pacific Ocean are rare
Los Angeles Times
Two weeks ago, five died when their 38-foot boat was swamped by two waves near the Farallon Islands, 27 miles from San Francisco. And now, four crew members are believed to have been killed when their 37-foot-boat disappeared Saturday on a race between ..

 Coast Guard patrols for security, safety on Koocanusa
KPAX Missoula Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:14 AM PDT
EUREKA- You don't expect to see the Coast Guard in Montana, but as attention to border security and boating safety increases it might become a more frequent sight. 

 Maryland boating deaths rose significantly in 2011
The Frederick News-Post Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:27 AM PDT
ANNAPOLIS - 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 

 Have a Safe Boating Season
Before you head out, don't forget your boat registration card and a fire extinguisher, just in case. The Boating Safety Resource Center says there are about 4600 boating accidents every year in the US, with more than 600 deaths, 3000 injuries, ...

 2012 American Boating Congress a success for recreational boating
Boating Industry
WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2012 –The 2012 American Boating Congress marked another successful year on Capitol Hill for the recreational boating industry. With 165 in attendance, conducting 187 Hill visits, the event highlighted important policy issues


3 dead, 1 missing in mishap during California yacht race
Fox News
April 27, 2012: Boats tack for position before the start of the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's Newport to Ensenada yacht race.AP Three crew members of a sailboat were found dead and a fourth was missing Saturday after their yacht ran into trouble 

Collision suspected in yacht mishap that killed 3
Fox News
LOS ANGELES – A yacht racing off the coasts of California and Mexico apparently collided with a much larger vessel, killing three crew members and leaving one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association was ...

Yacht deaths: Other vessels sought in mishap that killed 4
Los Angeles Times Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:03 PM PDT
Maritime investigators were attempting Monday to track down vessels that were in the waters off San Diego when a 37-foot sloop competing in the Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race disappeared in the dark Saturday. All four sailors aboard the Aegean were lost...

Jet ski accident leaves one teen dead, another injured
The Brownsville Herald Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:26 PM PDT
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND â A 13-year-old boy was killed and his 17-year-old brother injured Saturday evening when the Jet Ski-type watercraft they were on collided with a 19-foot fishing boat, according to an Island press release. 

  Man Dies in Lower Gauley River
WVVA Bluefield Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:53 AM PDT
FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA)--- A man has died while rafting in the Lower New River yesterday afternoon. 45-year-old Darrin Rennee of Chesapeake Virginia fell from a raft in the "Lower Mash" rapid while rafting

 Body of missing Onalaska boater is found
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:49 PM PDT
Eau Claire - Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin have recovered the body of a 50-year-old Onalaska man who had been missing on Red Cedar Lake for more than three weeks.

Boating Accidents:

 Police rescue adrift boater in Richardson Bay
Sausalito police rescued an adrift boater who nearly crashed onto rocks near Belvedere Thursday night, police said. The boater, Michael Lee, told police he had run out of fuel just off of Schoonmaker Point Marina. The strong winds and outgoing tide .

 Woman severely injured in boating accident
The Meridian Star Sun, 29 Apr 2012 04:05 AM PDT
MERIDIAN â A Clarke County woman was in serious condition Saturday after a freak accident on Archusa Lake in Quitman almost severed her arm. 

 Woman almost loses her foot in boating accident
Hemel Gazette
A WOMAN suffered the holiday from hell when a boating accident in Israel left her foot 'hanging off'. Jane Beirne, of Bayford Close in Hemel Hempstead, fell off a pontoon and needed surgery costing thousands to repair the injury.

Coast Guard Rescues 6 Off SE Alabama Coast
WTVY Dothan Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:05 AM PDT
A Coast Guard cutter was launched from Mobile, Ala., about 50 miles to the northwest, while a 45-foot-response boat was dispatched from Pensacola, Fla. 

Fishing boat sinks
LATEST: A search and rescue operation is under way near Doubtful Sound after a boat reportedly sunk. Inspector Lane Todd, of Invercargill police, said it was believed a boat had gone down off Secretary Island, near Doubtful Sound.

Boating News:

  Boater rescues pilot after plane crash
Coast Guard officials say a boater rescued the pilot of an aircraft that crashed into water near Port Canaveral. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dwayne Matthews told Florida Today ( the boater was in the area Saturday afternoon ...

 Nestor Ramos: We call this boating?
I admit that I'm no boater. But I do understand the allure of the open water on a beautiful day and the wind in what's left of my hair. What I don't understand is the apparently powerful desire to tie your boat to several other boats and stand huddled ...

 DEEP: Your Art Could be on the Cover of the 2013 Boaters Guide
By Caitlin Marquis According to the press release, the competition is asking for works featuring "boating or water scenes in Connecticut" that have been completed within the last three years. Digital images of the submissions must be entered online by 

 Soon, Downriver party hot spot Sugar Island will be off-limits to boaters
Detroit Free Press
Boaters used to docking their boats and spreading their towels on the white, sandy beaches of Sugar Island, a 30-acre parcel in the lower Detroit River, will see a surprise there this summer: "No trespassing" signs. The Detroit International Wildlife .

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