Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week May 19-25

National Safe Boating Week launching Saturday
Willows Journal Tue, 15 May 2012 11:30 AM PDT
As the weather starts to warm up, many families and friends gather together to enjoy the outdoors, travel on vacation and spend time on the water - boating, fishing, sailing, and more. It's important to remember the safety precautions to take during... 

 A better way to boat
Santa Rosa Press Gazette Tue, 15 May 2012 10:58 AM PDT
This Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will kick off National Safe Boating Week along the Blackwater River. Members of Flotilla 01-08 "Guardians of the Blackwater" along with others will participate in the event that will kick off at 9 a.m. "We... 

Life Jacket Wear Is Simple Life-Saving Strategy for Safe Recreational Boating
Marketwire Tue, 15 May 2012 07:31 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Week Launches With Reminder for Boaters to 'Wear It!' 

National Safe Boating Week-Guam: May 19-26
Pacific News Center
Guam - May 19 through 26, 2012 marks National Safe Boating Week. Kicking off early this year, a Proclamation was issued on Monday by Governor Eddie Baza Calvo as well as a Legislative Resolution sponsored by Senator Rory Respicio, announcing Guam Safe ...

 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25; USCG Station Destin celebrates with ...
Destin Log
US Coast Guard Station Destin and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4 Destin remind everyone that May 19-25 is National Safe Boating Week. In 2011, drowning was the reported cause of death in almost 75 percent of all boating fatalities.

 Coast Guard Station Kicks Off National Safe Boating Week
Alan Pearlman The Eaton's Neck Coast Guard Station will be kicking off National Safe Boating Week Saturday with an open house at its Coast Guard station. Activities will include demonstration of emergency boating equipment, knot tying, radio protocol, ...

 Coast Guard to mark Safe Boating Week
Pacific Daily News Wed, 16 May 2012 10:19 AM PDT
Next week marks National Safe Boating Week and Guam has several events and activities planned to promote safe boating practices.

 Groups promote boat safety
Branson Tri-Lakes News Wed, 16 May 2012 07:01 AM PDT
With National Safe Boating Week around the corner, the folks at Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation are increasing efforts to promote boating safety.

National Safe Boating Week May 22-28: Tips for boating safely this summer
LUCIE — Now's a good time to review these 5 tips from the US Coast Guard's Boating Safety Resource Center. 1. Take a Boating Safety Course: Operator errors account for 70 percent of boating accidents. Many boating safety courses are offered throughout ...

Safe Boating Week is under way
VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach Power Squadron is ready for Safe Boating Week (May 19 to 25). The group has been talking about National Safe Boating week since January. Numerous discussions have taken place during the Friday Night Socials (every Friday ..

Boater Education:

Allegan County Sheriff's Office adds additional boater's safety course
By Ryan Sweikert The Allegan County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Lake Doster Lake Association and the Lake Doster Golf Club, will offer a Boater's Safety Course from 9 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, July 14. This course is available for anyone age 12 

 Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens stress boater education
The Longview News-Journal Tue, 15 May 2012 13:40 PM PDT
With many Texas lakes holding more water than they did this time last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens are anticipating a busy boating season. And while they will be doing everything they can to make it a safe one, wardens could use a little help from boaters

Online Boating Safety Course Now Available on Any Device at
PR Web (press release)
Those seeking a boating license can get certified by taking an online boater safety course on any device at the newly revamped Students who must receive a boater education certificate or boating license now can take their 

Boating Safety News:

 Manchester Police/Fire: Boater, paddle boarders clash
Gloucester Daily Times
By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer MANCHESTER — Police received a report at 5:43 pm Sunday of a boater harassing paddle boarders in the town's harbor. The boat, police said, was "doing doughnuts" around the boarders and creating waves

 Hundreds Certified in Boating Safety
KATC 3 Lafayette Tue, 15 May 2012 11:23 AM PDT
229 boaters are now certified by the the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries after their second annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 12. The event occurred across eight different locations across the state, at the same time. "We are extremely pleased with the turnout as more than 200 boaters will now be safer when boating on Louisiana waterways," said LDWF Lt. Col. Jeff ... 

 Coroner calls for jet ski licensing
Stuff Mon, 14 May 2012 23:57 PM PDT
A coroner has renewed his call for sweeping changes to maritime law, including requiring anyone operating a powered boat or jet ski to have a licence and registration, as they would a motor vehicle. 

 LeBlanc: Boating safety over Memorial Day weekend
Your Houston News
Reckless boating out on the water; they will be looking for the folks who have delved a little too deeply into the German soda pop and are driving boats or land vehicles. So folks I ask two thing things of you on this coming Memorial Day weekend: ...

 Groups promote boat safety
Branson Tri-Lakes news
“Please be a courteous boater, and make sure your boat and you are ready. Get a life jacket and wear it.” Boaters can contact the patrol using *55 if they need assistance or observe another boater operating a vessel in an unsafe manner.

Marina Hosts Boating Safety Day
Saturday, May 19, is the fifth annual event to kick off the 2012 boating season; Brewer's Cove Haven Marina in Barrington hosts the event. By William Rupp Harbormasters in Barrington and East Providence present their fifth annual Boating Safety Day on ...


 Sanctioning body US Sailing to probe fatal crash of Aegean yacht
Contra Costa Times
By Douglas Morino Staff Writer A recent sailing crash that claimed the lives of four crewman aboard a Redondo Beach-based racing yacht will be investigated by US Sailing, the sport's sanctioning body. The Aegean, a 37-foot Hunter sailboat, ...

 Boater presumed drowned off Everett marina
Northwest Cable News
Meanwhile, the two people who managed to rescue the other boater said they were at the right place at the right time. "I heard shouting. That's what drew my attention was shouting," said Brent, who helped rescue the man. The man had managed to stay 

 Authorities recover sailboat in lake
Bemidji Pioneer
BAGLEY – More than a month after a fatal sailboat accident, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office has recovered a 10-foot fiberglass sailboat that sunk with four people aboard. Clearwater County Sheriff Sgt. Ryan Solee examines the 10-foot fiberglass ...

 Deadly Boating Accident
KX TV North Dakota Mon, 14 May 2012 20:04 PM PDT
A 55 year old New Town area man died as a result of a jet ski accident this weekend near Van Hook.The Mountrail County Sheriff's Department reports that the man, who had a woman passenger, tried to make 

 'Swamp People' Star Mitchell Guist Dies in Boating Accident
The Ledger
AP PIERRE PART, La. | A cast member of the reality TV show “Swamp People” died Monday, a Louisiana sheriff said. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Mitchell Guist was pronounced dead at a hospital. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the ...

 River Avon boat accident girl 'out of immediate danger'
BBC News
The family's rowing boat capsized near the weir in Barford, Warwickshire on Saturday. The bodies of Julian Mynott, 42, and his son Freddie, were recovered from the river. The six-year-old girl, who is understood to be called Florence, is in a serious ..

 Man missing on Lake Manitoba after winds overturn boat
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News Tue, 15 May 2012 14:12 PM PDT
The search continues for a Lake Manitoba boater who went missing after the boat he was in capsized in a windstorm Monday night. 

 Coast Guard locates body of boater in Buzzards Bay
My Fox Boston
BUZZARDS BAY (FOX 25 / – The Coast Guard has located the body of a missing boater and his vessel in Buzzards Bay. The 29-foot tow boat called the "Triple J" had just completed a job when the operator of the boat placed that call to the ..

 St. John authorities investigating death of boater who fell overboard in Reserve
New Orleans Times-Picayune Wed, 16 May 2012 14:07 PM PDT
The state department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating the death of a boater who apparently fell overboard Tuesday night in the Reserve Canal in St. John the Baptist Parish.Wildlife and Fisheries Capt. Chuck Comeaux said William G. Simon, no.


 Overturned sailboat found off coast of Murrells Inlet
by Victoria Spechko In 1998 Victoria was named Assistant News Director/Reporter for the Myrtle Beach bureau and in 1999 became News Director. An overturned catamaran located about a mile off the coast of Murrells Inlet that later washed up to shore in ...

Boating Accident:

Solomon Lew sued over US luxury yacht bump
Sydney Morning Herald
RETAIL magnate Solomon Lew has become embroiled in a legal stoush with a fellow billionaire after their luxury super yachts collided in a Florida shipyard, causing damage estimated at $US500,000. The resulting US court case against Mr Lew and his .

Passengers rescued from sea mishap
The Freeman Tue, 15 May 2012 09:46 AM PDT
Twenty-six passengers were rescued by the Coast Guard last Saturday, May 12, after the motorboat they were riding conked out off Carmen town. 

2 women burned in Richland boat fire
Seattle Times Tue, 15 May 2012 05:44 AM PDT
Two women were burned when their boat caught fire after refueling Monday evening at the marina at the Richland Yacht Club. 

 Family, friends keep bedside vigil for Port St. Lucie teen hurt in weekend watercraft accident
Indian River Press Journal Tue, 15 May 2012 15:01 PM PDT
FORT PIERCE â Parents of a 16-year-old girl critically injured in a weekend personal watercraft accident near Vero Beach are maintaining a vigil for her at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, praying for her recovery. 

 Operator sought in personal watercraft hit-and-run incident
Chico Enterprise-Record Tue, 15 May 2012 00:29 AM PDT
ELK CREEK â Glenn County sheriff's deputies are looking for the operator of a personal watercraft who allegedly ran into a jet ski on Stony Gorge Reservoir Saturday, badly injuring Cristian Omar Villa, 23, of Williams. 

Lake Havasu Todays News Herald
Today's News-Herald Mon, 14 May 2012 22:25 PM PDT
The Marine Enforcement Unit of San Bernardino County Sheriffâs Department received a report about 3:22 p.m. Sunday pertaining to two personal watercraft operators who collided on the Colorado River about a quarter mile north of the Needles Bridge.  

 Fire damages boat, storage building
Wausau Daily Herald
BOULDER JUNCTION -- A boat was damaged Sunday night after it caught fire inside a storage building, according to the Vilas County Sheriff's Department. Firefighters from Boulder Junction and Presque Isle were called at about 7:55 pm to a report of a ...

 Lake Stevens couple aid in rescue after boat accident
Everett Herald Tue, 15 May 2012 17:07 PM PDT
Brent (left) and Sarah Schilling, of Lake Stevens, ride on a Sheriff's Department boat to verify the location where they rescued a boater in Port Gardner on Monday. 

 Corpus Christi police officer swims into surf, rescues stranded kayaker off Mustang Island
Corpus Christi Caller-Times Tue, 15 May 2012 16:28 PM PDT
A longtime Corpus Christi police officer is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a stranded boater Tuesday off Mustang Island. 

Stranded boater rescued at Buck Creek State Park
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton Wed, 16 May 2012 19:11 PM PDT
A misinterpreted phone call about a boater at Buck Creek State Park brought rescue crews to the Clarence Brown Reservoir on Wednesday night at first believing there may have been a person in the water. As it turned out, the person who needed help was a boater whose engine had died and needed a tow back to the marina. "We received a call that there was somebody in the water yelling for help 

Boating News:

 New Boater-Assistance Service Opens on Lake Superior
Now he has launched his own business, an on-the-water towing service that will be a boon to boaters who need a jumpstart, run out of fuel, have a mechanical breakdown or run aground. His company, Black Warrior Marine, has joined the BoatUS 

 New Rules for Texoma, Lavon Boaters to Contain Zebra Mussels
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
By Catherine Ross The state is taking preventative measures to ensure zebra mussels are not transferred by boaters from lake to lake. The clean, drain and dry rule goes into effect this Thursday. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are urging ...

 Boater's Maritime Festival in Port Jefferson
Port Times Record
By Jessica Grunenberg Antonio Corcella ate 14 raw clams in 15 seconds to qualify for the final round of Saturday's Clam Shucking and Eating Contest at the Port Jefferson Boater's Maritime Festival. "I just really love seafood," Corcella said.

 Captain arrested for fraud after allegedly sinking £1m yacht
Yachting and Boating World Tue, 15 May 2012 04:53 AM PDT
A captain who allegedly sank his own yacht to claim the insurance money has been arrested after his girlfriend turned him in. The Florida man reported the yacht as stolen in May 2009. She was found a day earlier scuttled off the Bahamas.

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