Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Boater safety course offered
Stevens Point Journal Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Portage County Sheriffs Office is offering a boating safety course t the Portage County Sheriffs Office at 1500 Strongs Ave. The course will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 29, 31, and June 4, 2012. Cost of the course, which is open to boat operators 10 years of age and older. Boat operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1989 must take boater safety class to operate. To register, please call ...  

 Boater safety class offered
The Daily Telegram Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:15 AM PDT
The Lenawee County Sheriffâs Department will offer a free boater safety class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the sheriffâs department, 405 N. Winter St., Adrian.

 Coniston launches boat for disabled people
West Moreland Gazette Tue, 01 May 2012 08:20 AM PDT
A NEW boat will help disabled youngsters take up sailing and develop their boating skills. 

 Boating Safety class set
The Hillsdale Daily News Tue, 01 May 2012 05:21 AM PDT
Boating is on the mind as warm weather persists, and the Hillsdale County Sheriffâs Department (HCSD) wants to help boaters stay safe on the water. 

 Boating Safety Class set for May 12
Fernley Leader Wed, 02 May 2012 01:50 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be sponsoring a Boating Safety Class on May 12 at 8 a.m. at Serendipity Book Store on Maine Street in Fallon. Boaters who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1983, are required by law to take a boating class if you boat in Nevada, California or Arizona waters. 

 Free boating safety classes offered
Delmarva Now
MELFA -- As of July 1, all boaters 30 and younger operating motorboats and personal watercraft are required to have completed a boating education course. To help ensure that boaters on the Eastern Shore meet this requirement, the Virginia Department of ..

 Boater's Lagniappe Day set for May 12
Tri Parish Times
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host a Boating Education Lagniappe Day Saturday, May 12 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Larose Civic Center. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host a Boating Education Lagniappe Day

 Boating safety classes offered in Kenosha
Walworth County Today
By STAFF Wednesday, May 2, 2012 KENOSHA — The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a 9-hour course called “About Boating Safety” (ABS) from 6-9 pm on May 10, 17 and 24 at Gander Mountain, 6801 120th Ave., Kenosha. The cost, which includes class ...

Boating Safety News:

 Casting a greener light on Puget Sound
KING5 Seattle Tue, 01 May 2012 09:34 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is replacing traditional bulbs on navigational markers with more efficient LED bulbs. 

 Feds turn security focus on Lake Koocanusa
KAJ Flathead Tue, 01 May 2012 06:22 AM PDT
EUREKA- Boaters on the vast waters of Lake Koocanusa may have been surprised last summer to run into the U.S. Coast Guard in Montana, but with the Department of Homeland Security beefing up patrols on the Canadian border, it's an example of a new level of teamwork between federal agencies. 

 Life vest use encouraged
The Jacksonville Daily News Tue, 01 May 2012 06:33 AM PDT
If you are heading out for a day on the water, donât forget the life vest. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is joining with the National Safe Boating Council to promote the importance of wearing a life vest in observance of National Safe... 

 DNR: Boating Related Deaths In Maryland Double
The Department of Natural Resources reports that boating deaths in the state in 2011 were nearly double the average annual number recorded in the past decade. From 2001 to 2010, the average number of deaths per year was about 12.7.

 Yacht deaths are sobering reminder of sailing's dangers
He would prefer racing organizers do more to enforce existing safety requirements and emphasize to skippers the dangers any race might pose, rather than implement new safety requirements, such as creating an exclusion zone to keep racing yachts further

Boaters urged to be cautious near Clarksville Marina construction
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
I am asking everyone to take all precaution as you are boating and swimming in the area as construction continues,” the Mayor said. “The area has been declared a 'no wake' area from the mouth of the basin through the dock area,” added Jeremy Odom of ...

Summer drive against boozing boaters set
Charlotte Observer
“We can't arrest our way out of the problem of impaired driving and boating. This is a high visibility campaign, being very much about awareness and personal responsibility,” said Lt. Todd Radabaugh with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.


 Yacht deaths: one drowned, others died from blunt-force trauma
Los Angeles Times
Two of the four crewman who were lost when a 37-foot sailboat was destroyed during the annual Newport to Ensenada boat race died of blunt-force trauma, while a third drowned. The body of the fourth crewman, identified by race organizers as skipper Theo ...

Sailboat in fatal crash off California may have hit rocks, not a ship
FOX 4 News
SAN DIEGO -- The 37-foot (11m) sailboat that crashed during a race near Mexico's Coronado Islands, leaving four dead, may have hit rocks -- not a larger ship, as initially believed. The boat, called the Aegean, was reported missing last Saturday 

Victim of fatal jet ski accident identified as Stell Middle School student
KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:03 AM PDT
The victim in a fatal jet ski accident has been identified as a student of Stell Middle School in Brownsville.

 Coast Guard calls off two-day search for missing paddleboarder
St. Petersburg Times Tue, 01 May 2012 04:52 AM PDT
By Danny Valentine, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, May 1, 2012 The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a two-day search Monday night for a missing 50-year-old paddleboarder whose board washed up at the north entrance of the Manatee River on Saturday evening. Authorities performed a total of 23 searches and spent a combined 55 hours searching, covering an area roughly the size of Pinellas County. Jeffrey .

19-year-old missing after boating mishap
WNEM TV 5 Mid-Michigan Wed, 02 May 2012 02:49 AM PDT
Authorities in Genesee County are searching for a 19-year-old man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized in Mott Lake.

New Video of Philadelphia Fatal Duck Boat Crash Released
ABC News (blog)
Newly released video of the 2010 deadly duck boat accident along the Delaware River that killed two passengers shows one of the ship's crew members jumping off the vessel seconds before it crashed, and possibly texting on his cellphone moments before.

Boating Accidents:

Busted raw water line may have caused boat to sink in Gulf Sunday
Mobile Press-Register Tue, 01 May 2012 08:50 AM PDT
A ruptured raw water line may have caused a 32-foot boat to sink in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. 

 Commissioner Saves Boater
On Monday night, the Itasca County Sheriff Office received a call to respond to Pokegama Lake near Grand Rapids for a motorboat out of control doing circles and one party in the water. It was also learned that a sunset plane ride for three Grand Rapids ...

 Sailboat captain's dream gets shipwrecked on Singer Island
Bill was motoring his 36-foot sailboat "Delight" from Fort Pierce when the motor died during Monday evening's heavy surf. The winds and waves brought the big boat crashing onto the beach in front of the Palm Beach Shores Club on Singer Island.

Boating News:

Survey invites boat owners to inform Northeast ocean management
Marblehead Reporter Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:43 PM PDT
Starting this spring, SeaPlan is partnering with the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, the boating industry, the University of Massachusetts and state coastal management programs to conduct the 2012 Northeast Recreational Boater Survey, which will document saltwater recreational boating routes and define boatersâ contribution to state and regional economies. 

Boating Georgian Bay Announces Updated Marina Directory
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Tue, 01 May 2012 00:29 AM PDT
Boating Georgian Bay, a comprehensive online guide to Georgian Bay Ontario boating, announces that they have updated the Marine Directory data base on the Georgian Bay boating directory.Midland, Ontario (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Boating Georgian Bay http://www.BoatingGeorgianBay. ... 

Utah parks trains employees to detect mussels
Deseret News Wed, 02 May 2012 09:42 AM PDT
Employees at Utah's state parks will be conducting inspections on boats and other watercraft to prevent the spread of...

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