Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week May 19-25

 All eyes on safety for National Safe Boating Week
San Francisco Chronicle
National Safe Boating Week runs next Saturday to May 25. Coming on the heels of sailing race deaths off the California coast in recent weeks, it has sparked impassioned debate on the safety of boating - as well as some great seminars around Northern ...

 BOATsmart! Awareness Week May 14-18
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With boating season just around the corner, BOATsmart! is urging Canadians to boat with confidence this year by getting their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) before taking to the water.

All eyes on safety for National Safe Boating Week
San Francisco Chronicle Sat, 12 May 2012 00:22 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Week runs next Saturday to May 25. Coming on the heels of sailing race deaths off the California coast in recent weeks, it has sparked impassioned debate on the safety of boating - as well as some... 

Boater Education:

Boater Safety Courses Being Offered
Jamestown Post Journal
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office will be holding two boater safety courses this spring. There is no pre-registration fee required and the courses are free to everyone under the age of 18. Those attendees 18 and over will have to pay a $10 fee to ...

 Community news
Charlotte Observer
Boating class: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Lake Norman Flotilla 26-01 will hold the “About Boating Safety” boater safety class from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm May 19, June 16 and Aug. 11 at Shepherd's Volunteer Fire Department, 2014 Charlotte Highway, 

 News: Steuben sheriff to offer safe boating class
Press & Sun-Bulletin Fri, 11 May 2012 11:08 AM PDT
Federal environmental regulators say testing of scores of drinking-water wells in a northeastern... - 1:26 pm

Born after 1993? You need a certificate to drive a boat
Your Houston News
And while they will be doing everything they can to make it a safe one, wardens could use a little help from boaters. “Last year we had 32 boating fatalities across the state,” said Jeff Parrish, assistant chief for marine law enforcement.

BOATsmart! Awareness Week May 14-18
Marketwire Fri, 11 May 2012 14:56 PM PDT
Educating Canadians from Coast-To-Coast on the Importance of Safe Boating

Boating Safety News:

 Boating column: Keep the channels clear
Boaters should keep a lookout for large ships at all times and clear the area to allow the large ships to safely travel our waterways. When you hear five blasts on the water (danger signal) you are in the path of another vessel and must move.

 BELLEVILLE: Canton Coast Guard to use Horizon Park to attempt life jacket record
The Belleville View Fri, 11 May 2012 09:53 AM PDT
Representatives of Cantons U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary met with Belleville City Council officials at its regular meeting May 7. They obtained the councils permission to use Horizon Park 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, to take a group photo of people wearing Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs, known commonly as life jackets. 

 Warm weekend equals potential danger on the water
NorthWest Cable News Fri, 11 May 2012 08:38 AM PDT
With temperatures expected to reach the 80s this Motherâs Day weekend, people will be tempted to hit the water. But the Coast Guard and state health officials say those waters are still very cold and can be dangerous. "We love to be on the water here in Washington," said State Health Officer Dr. Maxine Hayes. "But we may forget that, unless you're practicing kayak moves at the local indoor pool ..

 Young students learn about boating safety
TV 7&4 Traverse City Fri, 11 May 2012 05:51 AM PDT
Some young students in Benzie County were able to get a close look at what it takes to be a member of the U.S. Coast Guard

State May Eliminate Department of Boating and Waterways
Jerry Brown has proposed eliminating the Department of Boating and Waterways, which provides grants for boating law enforcement, marina construction and abandoned vessel removal. In an effort to cut costs, Gov. Brown wants to reduce the number of state ..

Safety first at boating facilities in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation areas
Times of India
PUNE: Visitors at the three boating facilities in Pimpri-Chinchwad wore life jackets on Friday, a day after the incident at Katraj in which a man from Wadarwadi fell into the lake and was feared drowned. Managers running all three facilities at ...

 Boating accident a reminder to stay safe
A boating accident sent several people to the hospital. Hitting the waves and spending a weekend on the lake can be a great way to get away, but while you're out soaking up the sun and surf, boaters say you still have a responsibility to keep yourself ...

 TWRA reminds boaters to be safe this summer
Also, make sure if you were born after January 1, 1989 to have a boater identification card. They want to remind boaters that drinking and boating do not mix and to make sure you have a sober driver. District 41 Boating Officer, Jeff Roberson, said, ...

 New TowBoatUS Service Opens on Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee, to Help Boaters in ...
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 11, 2012, 03:55 PM EDT Boaters on Old Hickory Lake near Nashville, Tenn., have a new and low-cost way to get help if they run aground, run out of fuel or have a mechanical breakdown. Capt. Shane O'Neal, who runs TowBoatUS ..

 Keeping safe on the Sound
(WTNH) -- The US Coast Guard -- ever-present and ever-prepared -- is the go-to force for boaters in trouble. And it's easy to see why. We've seen the dramatic images again and again, from overturned kayaks to sinking fishing vessels.


 One man dead after boating accident at Waurika Lake
The Duncan Banner Fri, 11 May 2012 09:10 AM PDT
A Texas man is dead after a boating accident Thursday at Waurika Lake in Jefferson County.

 Newport businessman Denis Manley confirmed dead in Spain
icWales Fri, 11 May 2012 12:28 PM PDT
A NEWPORT businessman was found dead on his yacht near the Costa del Sol, his colleagues have confirmed. 

 Coast Guard Still Searching For Boater Who Abandoned Ship After Hitting A Rock
Madison, Guilford, East Haven, Branford, West Haven fire departments among shoreline emergency response teams that aided in search Friday night after call came in from distressed boater in West Haven. USCG Cutter Chinook still searching. Jet en route.

Henrietta Man Drowns at Lake Waurika
KFDX Wichita Falls Fri, 11 May 2012 16:42 PM PDT
One man is dead after he drowns in a boating accident. 54-year-old Gary Dale Moore Senior of Henrietta was boating Thursday at Lake Waurika.

Boater near Half Moon Bay suffers apparent heart attack
KTVU Sat, 12 May 2012 11:40 AM PDT
A boater off the coast of Half Moon Bay apparently suffered a heart attack Saturday morning, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. The Pillar Point harbormaster responded to a call around 8:40 a.m. that someone onboard a 26-foot yacht was having a heart attack, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Olson. It was unclear how many people were also on the boat when the harbormaster ... 

 Outdoors - Power Squadron helps boaters get ready for the season
Photo by Mike Marsh By Mike Marsh A large white tent left over from a big event offered shade to several dozen boaters waiting their turns at a private marina. Three men in red shirts walked the floating docks at The Tides in lower New Hanover County .

 Safety: Be Careful Boating on the Potomac
Boating while intoxicated is just as dangerous as drinking and driving. The "designated driver" system doesn't work in boating. Everyone is at risk because the boat's motion, coupled with alcohol, increases the chances of losing balance and falling ...

Boating Accidents:

 Men abandon sailboat, row to island
SHELBURNE (CP) — Two men who abandoned their sailboat and rowed a dinghy to an island off the coast of Nova Scotia were rescued late Wednesday by a passing lobster boat. RCMP say the two Canadian men were approaching Shelburne harbour when their ...

 Brazil doctors perform free plastic surgeries on victims of boat scalping accidents
Sun-Sentinel Fri, 11 May 2012 10:24 AM PDT
SAO PAULO (AP) â Doctors are performing free reconstructive surgeries on people who have been scalped in freak boating accidents in Brazil's Amazon region. 

 Luxury boat grounds on Truro beach
Provincetown Banner Fri, 11 May 2012 07:42 AM PDT
Even a vessel named Hercules was unable to withstand last nightâs stiff westerly winds. The 75-foot motor yacht grounded on the sands just north of Great Hollow Beach after its anchor line parted. 

Woman suffers head injuries in Indian River personal watercraft accident
Indian River Press Journal Sat, 12 May 2012 12:20 PM PDT
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY â A woman who was riding a personal watercraft in the Indian River Lagoon in the South County suffered head injuries and was flown to the Lawnwood trauma center Saturday afternoon.  

 Three children pulled from river after boating accident
Three children were dramatically rescued from a fast flowing river last night after a family boating accident. By Edward Malnick The trio were in the small fibreglass craft with a man, thought to be their father, when it capsized near to a weir.

 Man and children recovered after River Avon boat accident
BBC News
A man and three children have been recovered from the River Avon in Warwickshire after a boating accident. Two children were taken to hospital after the incident in strong waters at a weir in the Barford area of Warwick. West Midlands Ambulance Service ...

 Boat Accident on Ohio River
When police A fishing boat on the Ohio River hits a rock Friday night, knocking several people into the water. Wheeling Police say it happened under the I-70 Bridge. Apparently the boat, filled with eight people A sinkhole in the backyard of a Martins ...

Boating News:

 DNR says expect to be checked, cited for aquatic invasive species violations
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Anglers and boaters can expect stepped-up patrols and citations for violating the state's aquatic invasive species (AIS) laws, according to Lt. Col. Rodmen Smith, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ...

 Check those boats
Austin Herald
It is undoubtedly an annoying extra step at the end of a fishing trip, but we hope every boater will take the time this weekend to follow the basic double-checks for invasive species that the DNR posts at every boat landing. It's an easy way to be sure

 Men in boating accident weren't wearing life jackets, DNR says
Herald Times Reporter
Matthew Apgar/HTR MANITOWOC — Two men, hospitalized after their boat overturned on Carstens Lake Thursday, weren't wearing life jackets, said Roy Zellmer, boating law administrator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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