Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, April 16, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Jackson County Sheriff's Office offering boater safety course at beginning of May
The Jackson Citizen Patriot -
By Aaron Aupperlee | JACKSON, MI — Before the boating season revs up, young and inexperienced boaters and people wishing to drive personal watercraft can take a free safety course. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is offering its

 For Philip Jock and Troy Taylor, their fathers really did know best.- 11:13 pm
Port Huron Times Herald
11:24 pm MARINE CITY — The Washington Life Center, 403 N. Mary St. in Marine City, will have a boater's safety course for adults 6-8:30 pm on April 23 and 25. Children 12 and older can attend with a parent or guardian. The boating safety material has ..

 Franklin VFW Post hosts boating safety class for certification
Gloucester County Times Sun, 15 Apr 2012 05:10 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 35, will provide an âAbout Boating Safelyâ course, which results in a certificate for watercraft owners and operators in New Jersey. 

 Darien Sail & Power Squadron to host safe boating course
Darien News-Review Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:10 PM PDT
The Basic Coastal Boating Course starts Monday, April 30, at Noroton Yacht Club. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT Members of the Darien Sail & Power Squadron will host a safe-boating course starting Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. The course, which will take place at the Noroton Yacht Club , will focus on coastal boating skills needed to safely navigate in Long Island Sound. 

 Boating safety courses available
The Daily Advertiser
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries offers a free boating class that lasts between 6 and 8 hours that is usually completed in a day. The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and

 In brief
Times Herald Sun, 15 Apr 2012 03:52 AM PDT
MARINE CITY â The Washington Life Center, 403 N. Mary St. in Marine City, will have a boaterâs safety course for adults 6-8:30 p.m. on April 23 and 25. Children 12 and older can attend with a parent or guardian

 Boating Skills & Seamanship
Anchorage Daily News
The US Coast Guard Anchorage Auxiliary's NASBLA approved Boating Skills and Seamanship is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. This 13th edition features all new, full-color graphics and updated text.

 Division of Watercraft offers Power Boating Skills Course
The Beacon
he 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. The eight-hour course is open ..

Boating Safety News:

  Boat safety inspections in Gig Harbor Saturday
The Olympian
Patrol officers will be able to answer questions about the boater education card. If your boat is on a trailer, just bring it to the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St., Gig Harbor. A marine officer will complete a boat safety inspection and 

 Boating: Law requires assistance
The News-Press Sun, 15 Apr 2012 01:28 AM PDT
At some point, while boating, you may be asked to take another boat in tow. 

Coast Guard Auxilary To Promote Montana Boating Safety
NBC Montana
The purpose of the USCG-Auxiliary is to assist the US Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. Hosting this gathering gives us the opportunity to make the public aware of our existence in western Montana,” said Staff Officer Chris Roberts.

Preparation saves lives
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
“Checking safety gear before leaving the dock saves a boater the potential cost of a civil penalty and more importantly, ensures the necessary lifesaving equipment is available when something goes wrong,” said Frank Jennings Jr., recreational boating ...

North American Press Syndicate
Take a boater safety course—Learn the proper regulations and safety precautions. Most states require operators to pass boater safety requirements and display their safety certificate. 4. Don't drink and boat—According to the US Coast Guard,

 Don't Forget to Update Navigational Charts This Spring: Alliance Website Shows ...
PR Web (press release)
The list stresses the importance of having accurate navigational tools onboard and reminds the boating public that getting chart updates is critical and a very real component of boating safety. “Just as people need to ready their boats for the upcoming ...


1 Dead, 4 Missing in Yacht Race Accident
ABC News
Fifty-two sail boats were registered for the race, running from a yacht club on San Francisco Bay to the islands and back, about 60 miles round trip, Read said. Seas were running high at 10-12 feet when the Low Speed Chase was hit by a larger wave and ...

 Appomattox man dies in James River boating accident
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:16 AM PDT
An Appomattox County man died after the boat he was in capsized on the James River on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Boating Accidents:

 Coast Guard rescues 2 Ga. fishermen near Brunswick
CBS 46 News Atlanta Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:50 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has rescued two men after their fishing boat ran aground at Sapelo Island, Ga. The Coast Guard says it was notified Sunday at 4:30 a.m. that the 49-foot fishing vessel L&M had run aground.

 Missing Guam jet skier found
Saipan Tribune Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:01 AM PDT
APRA HARBOR, Guam-Rescue crews found the missing fisherman approximately 16 miles northwest of Ritidian Point separated from his jet ski. The HSC-25 helicopter aircrew first sighted the abandoned jet ski with no sign of the operator.

Yacht towed to safety
Isle of Wight County Press Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:14 PM PDT
A YACHT which suffered engine failure was towed to safety by Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat.  

 Man injured in accident identified
The Biloxi Sun Herald Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:02 PM PDT
HANCOCK COUNTY -- Jordan Manalla, 22, of Kenner, La., has been identified as the man who suffered injuries Sunday night after his personal watercraft ran into a dock in the Jourdan River near Baffin Street, according to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. 

 Cops: Dave Matthews Tribute Band took swan boat, capsized it in Lake Eola
Orlando Sentinel Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:48 AM PDT
Three members of The Dave Matthews Tribute Band were arrested over the weekend on charges that they commandeered a swan boat on Lake Eola and accidentally capsized the watercraft, Orlando police reported Monday.

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