Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, May 11, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week May 19-25

National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25; Safe boating events planned in Ridley Township, Tinicum Township
Ridley Town Talk Wed, 09 May 2012 11:25 AM PDT
The recreational boating season is here and Flotilla 4-2, 5NR of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind boaters that safety on the water will ensure the enjoyment and fun for all onboard. Some suggestions for safe and fun filled trips:  

 FIELD GUIDE: Safe Boating Week begins May 19
Green Bay Press Gazette
May 19-25 is National Safe Boating Week. Learn five key boating safety tips at Anyone who has never taken a safety course is encouraged to do so. Check the options available at es/enforcement/safety/ ..

Boating Education:

Safe boating class set for Saturday
Midland Daily News Wed, 09 May 2012 10:15 AM PDT
A one day boating safety class, "About Boating Safely," will be taught on Saturday at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River.

Wild Wednesday: Boating
KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville Wed, 09 May 2012 05:37 AM PDT
Chad Lowe with the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center discusses boating classes and boating safety. 

 Be safe on Lake Anna, take a boating safety course
The Central Virginian Wed, 09 May 2012 12:26 PM PDT
The third phase of the Virginia mandatory boating safety law requires all personal watercraft (PWC) operators age 14 and older as well persons age 30 and under operating a boat powered by a 10 HP motor or greater to have successfully completed an approved boating safety course by July 1. Any boater who is stopped by law enforcement and found to be not in compliance with the law may be subject to ... 

Safe boating class set for Saturday
Midland Daily News
A one day boating safety class, "About Boating Safely," will be taught on Saturday at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River. The class will run from 8 am until approximately 5 pm, with a mid-day lunch break on your own. The class will be taught by 

Boater education course set for May 19 at Lake Red Rock
Newton Daily News Thu, 10 May 2012 10:41 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a boater education course at the Lake Red Rock Visitor Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

Boating Safety News:

 Boating after dark has hazards, Coast Guard warns
As a part of its annual summer boating safety campaign, the US Coast Guard has recently issued several PSAs for recreational boaters that unquestionably apply to those in Hawaii who venture offshore. The first of these is directed at those who are ...

Boating safety is key this summer
So Md News
Last year, the number of people who died in boating accidents in Maryland was double the average of each of the previous 10 years. This statistic is being attributed to the warmer weather and additional months with summer-like temperatures we had last ...

  Water Safety
Statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of death in more than 70 percent of all boating accidents each year. The US Coast Guard requires each recreational boat be equipped with an appropriate life jacket for each person on board.

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers free vessel safety inspections
Escanaba Daily Press
By Keith Shelton - Staff Writer , Daily Press ESCANABA - Lake Michigan can be a boater's paradise with its vast waters and ample fishing opportunities. However, if unprepared, it can also be unforgiving. That's why Ray Smits, with the United States ...

  'Boat rage' on the rise
Sentinel and Enterprise
A Westford boater was arraigned in Ayer District Court last week for an incident last June on an area lake. He is accused of deliberately running his boat into a couple on a Jet Ski in retaliation for being cut off, according to court document

Bay Area's Tradewinds Sailing School and Club Offers Safety Seminar
PR Web (press release)
Tradewinds Sailing School and Club, a Bay Area sailing club near Sacramento that offers sailing lessons, sailboat rentals and charter boats, is hosting a sailing safety seminar on May 17 at the West Marine store in Richmond. The seminar, titled “What's ..

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 70 years of service
The Standard-Times Thu, 10 May 2012 08:27 AM PDT
FAIRHAVEN â On May 14, 1942, the "New Bedford Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1N-0605" was formed by a small group of local boating enthusiasts. Records from the earliest days tell us there were 17 charter members. 

Grant funds boating patrols
Fremont News-Messenger Thu, 10 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT
FREMONT -- Sandusky County boaters should be aware the sheriff's office will be on the water more this year.  

 Life jackets - to wear or not to wear, that is the question
Garner News
Even though the numbers of the boaters seem to be declining due to the price of fuel and the general decline of the economy, there is still a need to be aware of boating safety. The US Coast Guard and its Auxiliary are on the water and at the launching ...


Body Found in Ocean Identified as Missing Yacht Skipper
Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO -- A body found near the Coronado Islands on Sunday has been identified as 'Aegean' yacht skipper, 49-year-old Theo Mavromatis. The Redondo Beach resident and three other men were taking part in an annual Newport-to-Ensenada race when the

 ID of body found in river Saturday released
Stillwater Gazette Wed, 09 May 2012 11:02 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

 Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal Boat Crash
Guilford Courier Wed, 09 May 2012 07:44 AM PDT
A man accused of drunken boating in an accident that killed a passenger in Guilford in 2009 has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and other charges and agreed to serve 3½ years in

 Search on for missing Camp Far West boater
Appeal-Democrat Thu, 10 May 2012 10:22 AM PDT
A major search is going on for a missing fisherman at Camp Far West Lake after other boaters discovered his boat capsized early this morning, according to the Yuba County Sheriff's Department. Just after noon today, Yuba County Sgt. Greig Sizelove said the entire shoreline has been searched..

Boating Accidents:

Man falls from sailboat, found after spending several hours in Clear Lake
Lake County News
An elderly Lakeport man had to be flown to a regional trauma center for treatment Tuesday night after falling from his sailboat and spending several hours in Clear Lake. The 77-year-old man, whose name was not released, was found by paramedics in tules ...

Two rescued after sailboat runs aground
Nova News Now
Two men on a sailing trip from New Hampshire to PEI had to be plucked from a life raft after their sailboat Paper Moon ran aground near the approaches to Shelburne Harbour Wednesday night. After issuing a Mayday call, the two sailors got into a life

 Dog dies in Agate Passage boat fire Thursday morning
The Kitsap Sun Thu, 10 May 2012 18:48 PM PDT
A man who moors his 30-foot motor vessel at the Brownsville Marina was saved by a passing boater, according to North Kitsap Fire and Rescue.

1 comment:

  1. Awareness when sailing is important to know because we can't sure the movements of the water. Safety is a priority whatever we want to do.


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