Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week 

National Safe Boating Week kicks off with free inspections
National Safe Boating Week starts Saturday, and DNR officers will be in full force at high-volume marinas and ramps, ready to help people make sure their vessels are ship shape. “This time of year, there are lots of boaters coming out for the first ...

 Safe boating activities planned in Sausalito
Marin Independent-Journal
Flotillas 12 and 14, will co-sponsor various safe boating activities in Sausalito from 9 am to 3 pm Saturday. Circle, Fort Baker. Also, the auxiliary will offer sessions on safe boating Saturday and Sunday; there is a $25 fee, with a text for the ...

 National Safe Boating Week starts Saturday
Trade Only Today
The 2012 National Safe Boating Week campaign starts Saturday with Coast Guard Auxiliary units promoting recreational boating safety around the country. The campaign, which runs through May 25, is dedicated to helping boaters understand the need for ...

National Safe Boating Week
DeSoto Appeal
National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday May 19 and continues through Friday May 25. The US Army Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake would like to remind boaters that practicing safe boating can save lives. During the summer months, our lakes are ...

News Item of The Day:

Baby born on sailboat on Ashley River
The Midence's have lived on the sailboat since they married four years ago. Jack is an excellent spearman and catches most of the food they eat while at sea. The boat is baby-friendly and safe: armed with a net gate all around its border, ..

Boater Education:

 Last call sounds for boaters seeking card
Coos Bay World
CHARLESTON -- The last class until October to obtain the mandatory state Boater Education Card is from 8 am to 3 pm Saturday, May 19, at the Englund Marine parking lot. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct the eight-hour boating safety education ...

 State Game Wardens Stress Boater Education in Water Safety
Liberty Vindicator
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 ..

Boating Safety News

 Members of the Albany Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering boaters a hand
Community News Thu, 17 May 2012 09:21 AM PDT
HALFMOON â National Safe Boating Week starts Saturday. To help make this seasonâs recreational boating experience a safe one, members of the Albany Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering boaters a hand. 

 Boat safely with proper care, preparedness
Farm and Dairy
by Scott Shalaway If you are a recreation boater, May marks the beginning of the most dangerous time of year. The sultry days of summer make cool lakes and rivers an inviting refuge, but they can be deadly. Last year in Pennsylvania, for example, .

 Coast Guard urges safety on the water
One of the first things every boater should do is put on a life jacket. There should be one for every passenger on board. "Not just a life jacket... It needs to be Coast Guard approved. The zippers and fasteners need to work," said Brandon Liesen, 

 Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary- Pacific: BC's Marine Rescuers to Announce New Name and Look at Major Marine Search and ...
Marketwire Thu, 17 May 2012 10:00 AM PDT
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Media are invited to a special marine search and rescue event in West Vancouver, where a new name and look will be announced for hundreds of volunteer marine rescuers in B.C and the Yukon, launching a new chapter in the west coast's 150-year tradition of volunteers saving lives on the water. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary to host boating safety event May 24
Petoskey News-Review Thu, 17 May 2012 07:59 AM PDT
CHARLEVOIX â The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Charlevoix will be promoting boating safety during a special event from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 in Charlevoix's East Park.  

 Coast Guard to hold boating safety event
The Monterey County Herald Thu, 17 May 2012 11:24 AM PDT
The crew of Coast Guard Station Monterey will host various boating safety activities and displays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at San Carlos Beach Park, located between Cannery Row and the city boat launch, across from the Coast Guard rescue station in Monterey. 

 La. Safe Boating Week Set For May 19-25
KATC 3 Lafayette Thu, 17 May 2012 11:23 AM PDT
Louisiana is once again participating in the national "Safe Boating Week" that is scheduled for May 19-25 and signifies the beginning of the spring and summer boating season. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will again be reminding all boaters to be safe, responsible and knowledgeable while on the water during this safe boating week. Safe Boating Week is a time for all 

 Police ready for Safe Boating Week
Mississauga News Thu, 17 May 2012 11:21 AM PDT
The North American Safe Boating Awareness Week Campaign is ramping up for this yearâs boating season, and the Peel Regional Police Marine Unit is reminding boaters of their responsibilities.


 Missing boater found dead inside vessel
WCVB Boston
The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing towboat captain near Buzzards Bay. A response boat and a utility boat from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole were immediately launched to search for the captain. When they arrived at the scene, 

 1 killed in boating accident on Badin Lake
WCNC Charlotte Thu, 17 May 2012 10:02 AM PDT
HARRIS, N.C. -- One person was killed in a boating accident on Badin Lake Thursday afternoon, according to Stanly County EMS. Authorities said the single-boat accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday on Badin Lake near Palmerville and Beach roads in Harris.    EMS said a second victim, the boat's driver, suffered minor injuries during the accident and was taken to Stanly Regional Medical ... 

 Boater missing in Everettâs Port Gardner Bay is IDâd
Seattle Times Thu, 17 May 2012 17:03 PM PDT
The boater missing from a 12-foot dinghy which sank Monday in Port Gardner Bay was identified by Everett Police as Richard L. Irby Jr. Irby, 49, of Everett, went into the water after the dingy sank. A second boater was pulled from the water.


 Boater missing after falling into Mississippi River near Winona
Pioneer Press Thu, 17 May 2012 20:36 PM PDT
WINONA, Minn. -- A Winona man is missing after he fell off a boat into the Mississippi River.

Boating Accidents:

Lifeboat rescues ill man from racing yacht
Irish Examiner
A man is in hospital after a mayday call was issued by a racing yacht off the coast of Co Cork last night. The 21-foot vessel was taking part in the UK Mini Fastnet Race, and had left Plymouth on Sunday. However, one member of the two-man crew was ...

 Boater seriously injured after jet ski flips and crashes off Sandy Hook
The Star-Ledger Wed, 16 May 2012 17:20 PM PDT
The unidentified man was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital after the accident 

Man, 43, rescued from frigid Ottawa River
Ottawa Citizen
By Zev Singer, The Ottawa Citizen May 16, 2012 OTTAWA — A 43-year-old man was rescued from the Ottawa River Monday evening after falling off a sailboat. Just after 7 pm, the 16-foot boat had hit a large wave. As a result, the man was hit by the boom ...

Two Rescues off Labrador Coast
Voice of the Common Man Thu, 17 May 2012 09:14 AM PDT
Two men are safe after being rescued by the Coast Guard in two separate incidents off the coast of Labrador yesterday afternoon. Police say while en route from Makkovik to Hopedale, the RCMP Air Services noticed someone on the sea ice about 19 km from Makkovik, waving for assistance. 

Hilton Head boater rescued from Calibogue Sound after three-hour struggle
The Beaufort Gazette Thu, 17 May 2012 17:43 PM PDT
A Hilton Head Island man who fell from a speeding powerboat into Calibogue Sound Tuesday evening escaped serious injury after a New Jersey couple on Daufuskie Island answered his cries for help.

Boater rescued after hitting breakwall
FOX 11 Green Bay Thu, 17 May 2012 13:18 PM PDT
A boater on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee found himself between a rock and a wet place Thursday.

Boater News:

 TO's Sunderlands put record-setting sailboat up for sale
Thousand Oaks Acorn
The 40-foot racing sailboat was never recovered, and Sunderland and his wife, Marianne, were criticized by some in the press and in the sailing community for allowing Abby to make the journey. After a plan for a reality TV series fell through, 

 Aquatic invasive species inspection stations set up in state
Char-Koosta News Thu, 17 May 2012 15:12 PM PDT
The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program Watercraft Inspection stations will be starting to open on Monday, May 14.

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