Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, May 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week  May 19-25

National Safe Boating Week
KATC 3 Lafayette Wed, 23 May 2012 07:54 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 19-25, 2012, is an initiative aimed at improving boater behavior through education, awareness and training to make recreational boating a safe and enjoyable experience by reducing boating accidents. The campaign encourages all boaters to wear a properly-fitted personal floatation device when out on the water. Throughout NSBW, the Coast Guard ...


Free safety checks, info for Safe Boating Week
The York Dispatch Wed, 23 May 2012 07:25 AM PDT
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary District 5NR Safe Boating Week campaign kicks off Saturday, May 26, with local Coast Guard Auxiliary units promoting recreational boating safety.
 

 National Safe Boating Week: May 19 to 25, 2012
CBS 6 Richmond Wed, 23 May 2012 08:24 AM PDT
Enjoy time on Virginia's waterways safely! 


National Safe Boating Week
KATC 3 Lafayette Wed, 23 May 2012 07:54 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 19-25, 2012, is an initiative aimed at improving boater behavior through education, awareness and training to make recreational boating a safe and enjoyable experience by reducing boating accidents. The campaign encourages all boaters to wear a properly-fitted personal floatation device when out on the water. Throughout NSBW, the Coast Guard ...



Boaters urged to be safe during big boating weekend
First Coast News
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is the kickoff to the boating season and law enforcement wants boaters to know they will be out enforcing boating laws during this busy weekend on the water. This holiday weekend is one of the three biggest boating


 National Boating Safety Week
The Clarion
“I want to share the following boating statistics about our area that came from Mendy Moore, Office Manager Administrative Services at the Alabama Marine Police office in Montgomery, Ala.,” said Lynn Miles, USCG Auxiliary.


Wear It! Oswego campaign in full swing during Safe Boating Week
Syracuse.com
By Debra J. Groom / The Post-Standard The Wear It! Oswego campaign is celebrating National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, by placing 'Life Jackets Save Lives' banners throughout Oswego and at the Oswego County Public Safety Building.



Life jackets save lives
South Hill Enterprise
National Safe Boating Week this year is May 19- 25, and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is reminding all boaters to remember some important safety tips this boating season. One of the best ways for boaters to stay safe is to always ...


 Boat safety stressed over Memorial Day Weekend
WWSB ABC 7
While the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office wants you to have a good time, they also want you and other boaters to stay safe. It's a holiday weekend and Suncoast waters are going to be extremely busy with everything from powerboats and jet skis, ...


 Officials urge safety on the water
Peninsula Clarion Thu, 24 May 2012 09:48 AM PDT
For the past two weeks, volunteer mariners have conducted free boat examinations on the Central Peninsula, marking the approach of Memorial Day weekend and boating season. Members of the Kenai Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary have examined various personal-use boats to determine if the boats meet federal and state requirements. "We look for valid registration, personal


Boater Education:

New Boater Education classes offered
Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering new mandated boater education classes at Gander Mountain in Corsicana. The courses will be offered May 26, June 23, and July 28. New education regulations are now in effect in Texas for boat ...


Online Boating Safety Course Available on Mobile Devices
WBOY-TV
An online boating safety course is now available on any mobile device. An online boating safety course is now available on any mobile device. The 48th annual Webster County Woodchopping Festival will be held May 23 through May 27 in Webster Springs.
 

Vineall Ambulance hosting boater's safety class June 9
The Oneida Daily Dispatch Wed, 23 May 2012 14:07 PM PDT
ONEIDA â Vineall Ambulance will host a NYS boaterâs safety class free to the public to promote summer boating safety. The class will be held Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 317 Sconondoa St. in the Vineall Ambulance Building. Lunch will be provided. 


  Get Boat-safety Certified at Upcoming Class
The Times-News Wed, 23 May 2012 00:15 AM PDT
TWIN FALLS The Twin Falls County Sheriffs Office in conjunction with Century Boatland is offering a free Boaters Safety Course on June 9 at Century Boatland. 


Local Hazards boating seminar repeat in Marblehead
North Shore Sunday Thu, 24 May 2012 10:52 AM PDT
Another chance to catch, Marblehead Sail and Power Squadronâs popular, long running seminar "Local Hazards," which will be presented Thursday, June 7, 7 -9 p.m. at the Marblehead Community Center, 1 Humphrey St. This seminar was presented on May 16, and was filled to capacity so donât miss it this time. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required by June 6. This free two-hour Local ...
 

 Learn power boating basics
Port Clinton News Herald Thu, 24 May 2012 05:43 AM PDT
SANDUSKY -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is offering a Power Boating Basics Course that provides novice and untrained boaters basic skills.


Boating Safety News:

Inspection key at start of boating season
Cheboygan Daily Tribune
“A US Coast Guard-approved life jacket is a boater's most important piece of personal safety equipment,” said Frank Jennings Jr., recreational boating and water safety program manager for the 9th Coast Guard District, based in Cleveland.


Coast Guard conducts drills ahead of Memorial Day weekend
WINK TV Southwest Florida Wed, 23 May 2012 10:00 AM PDT
There was a dramatic rescue off the coast of Bonita Beach Wednesday morning, as a Coast Guard swimmer pulled a man out of the Gulf. The good news is, it was all a drill ahead of one of the most dangerous weekends on the water. 



Councillors join fight to save Kitsilano coast guard station
CBC British Columbia Wed, 23 May 2012 07:42 AM PDT
A Vancouver city councillor says he and his colleagues will do everything they can to keep open a Canadian Coast Guard station slated for closure under federal budget cuts. 


 Top 5 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe During Summer Boat Trips
Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports Wed, 23 May 2012 11:47 AM PDT
Are you thinking about taking your children boating this summer? If so, you may want to check out my tips for keeping kids safe during boating trips. Here they are:


 Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Wed, 23 May 2012 11:33 AM PDT
Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner. 


 Pennsylvania's Fish & Boat Commission Cracks Down on Boating Safety as Memorial Day Nears
FOX 43 Harrisburg Wed, 23 May 2012 11:32 AM PDT
350 boats per day are expected at Long Level Marina in Lancaster County this Memorial Day weekend. Pennsylvaniaâs Fish and Boat Commission is already preparing for the crowd and is encouraging everyone to be safe. Patrollers will be on the water all weekend, completing compliance checks. They advise all boats must have on board a U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable life jacket per occupant. While ... 


 Free food, fishing set for National Fishing Day
The Longview News-Journal Wed, 23 May 2012 09:24 AM PDT
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week June 2 by making a family fishing trip affordable with free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family. 


Some Personal Watercraft Banned On Lake Austin This Weekend
KEYE TV Austin Wed, 23 May 2012 13:20 PM PDT
The City of Austin is temporarily banning certain types of boats on Lake Austin this Memorial Day weekend. Starting Friday night and ending Tuesday morning, police will be enforcing the ban against small gas-powered craft like jet skis and wet bikes. 


Life jacket and boating safety reminders
WALB-TV
APD says 19-year-old Henry Nixx III climbed through her window at 1414 Gillespie Avenue,More >> Many of you will be boating on south Georgia lakes and rivers this Memorial Day weekend. Remember, Georgia law requires a wearable personal flotation device ...



Practice safety when swimming and boating at area lakes
Elizabethton Star
State wildlife officials are urging boaters planning on spending their Memorial Day weekend on the water to be safe and be responsible with alcoholic beverages. Officials say seven people have died in boating incidents in Tennessee so far this year.


Drinking and boating regs are much like auto rules
Mail Tribune
What are the laws regarding drinking and boating in Oregon? I understand they differ from laws regarding drinking and driving. Your loyal subscriber of 18 years. With the weather getting better (aside from the smoke and rain of the past few days) and ...



Connecticut boating deaths linked to alcohol exceed US rate
New Haven Register
Drunken boaters run a much higher risk of crashing, capsizing or falling overboard, officials warn. Alcohol can impair both operators and passengers, affecting judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. Sun, wind, noise, and even vibrations on the .


 Lake Murray Association receives safety grant
Columbia Star Thu, 24 May 2012 10:53 AM PDT
Contributed by LMA The Lake Murray Association ( LMA) Lake Murray Safety Consortium based in Lake Murray and surrounding counties has received a Grassroots Grant from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water. read more


Safety, ramp etiquette vital
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Thu, 24 May 2012 10:12 AM PDT
Not only does t his coming holiday weekend represent the time we pay homage to our loved ones, both military and civilian, it also marks the start of the summer boating season. The campgrounds will be overflowing. The lakes will be crowded with skiers, fishermen and pleasure-boaters and can become quite dangerous at times.  


 Boating safety should start before hitting water
Fort Leavenworth Lamp Thu, 24 May 2012 10:07 AM PDT
Fort Rucker, Ala.  Whether you're fishing, swimming, tubing or just cruising along taking in the scenery, spending a day on the water is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the uninitiated or unprepared, however, the water can be deadly. 


 Outdoors news and notes: Exercise caution on the water this holiday weekend
St. Petersburg Times Thu, 24 May 2012 15:14 PM PDT
By Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors-Fitness Editor Thursday, May 24, 2012 Making news E xercise caution on the water If you head out on your boat this Memorial Day weekend, watch for other boats, personal watercraft, kayaks and paddleboarders. The state's waterways will be congested, and marine law enforcement agencies will be out in force. So far this year, 10 people have died in boating-related ... 


Coast Guard launches safety campaign as Chicagoans launch their boats
Medill Reports: Chicago
758 people died in boating accidents in the US last year - 84 percent were not wearing life jackets. by Nolan Peterson As Chicagoans head into the unofficial launch of the boating season during the Memorial Day weekend, the Coast Guard and other ...


  Boater Safety
The Daily Sentinel Thu, 24 May 2012 22:25 PM PDT
City water utility employees, from left, Juan Martinez, Matt Watson and David Shires ride to the site for the next buoy in the Nacogdoches Police Department boat with Lake Patrol Officer David Smith on Thursday at Lake Nacogdoches.



Fatalities:

Leamington boater 'sacrificed himself' to save his son, wife says
Windsor Star
By Sarah Sacheli, The Windsor Star May 23, 2012 6:31 AM LEAMINGTON, Ont. -- Lake Erie was like a sheet of beautiful blue glass Monday afternoon when Gregory Gulko and his 28-year-old son set sail from the family cottage near Point Pele


Search for Missing Boater Continues
WXOW.com
Winona, MN (WXOW)-- Authorities continue the search for 57-year-old Ralph Andring who fell off a boat into the water near the Highway 43 bridge around 4 PM last Thursday. He was not wearing a life vest. Twenty one different agencies and volunteers


 Editorial: Tragedy can strike at any time on the water
The Suffolk Times Thu, 24 May 2012 06:19 AM PDT
A Middle Island family with a part-time North Fork residence experienced an unthinkable tragedy Sunday when 14-year-old Dominic Trionfo died in a Jet Ski accident on Peconic Bay. It started out as a day of family togetherness on Dominics grandfatherâs boat â a day Dominic had been looking forward to for a while. The teen 


Missing boater's body found
Brandon Sun Thu, 24 May 2012 08:18 AM PDT
RCMP have found the body of a 22-year-old male boater who went missing when his boat capsized on Lake Manitoba on May 14.


Boating Accidents: 


Minnesota Couple Found After Night Missing in Ontario
WDIO Duluth Wed, 23 May 2012 09:24 AM PDT
Authorities have located an elderly Minnesota couple who spent more than 24 hours missing on a lake northwest of Thunder Bay. The couple went boating on Lac Des Milles Lacs at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and did not return to their campsite at Pine Point Resort. 


Tipping point
Business Examiner Thu, 24 May 2012 09:13 AM PDT
A grounded sailboat sent members of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit 5 to the Nicomekl River Friday morning. 



Boating News:

Opinions of Maine Boaters Needed
Down East
Everyone wants to know more about Maine boaters. Both the state and federal governments are surveying Maine boaters. The feds want to know where you go, what you do in your boat, and what you want and need in the future. A total of 68000 boaters in the ...


 Officials prepare to enforce new boating laws
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Boaters just off shore from property owners' beaches along Lake Ontario in Irondequoit in July 2010. A new Irondequoit Town Boating Law has been passed and will limit boaters' access to the beach. / photo provided by an Irondequoit property owner In
 

 High and Dry: In Burlington, Boaters Wait Years for a Place to Park
Seven Days
Malaspina now has a mooring, but no sailboat to occupy it. He owns a motorboat, which he docked for many years in Malletts Bay, before he caught the sailing bug about five years ago. Now that he's got the spot for a wind-powered vessel,


 Manatee speed zone enforcement begins this weekend
St. Augustine Record
By MORRIS NEWS SERVICE Speed through a manatee zone on Northeast Florida's waterways this Memorial Day weekend, and a boater might risk more than injuring the endangered marine mammal. Fines ranging from $125 to $25000 and/or six months' imprisonment .


 The Battle Against Aquatic Invasive Species Intensifies
Flathead Beacon Thu, 24 May 2012 15:08 PM PDT
The battle against aquatic invasive species continues in Montana, where wildlife officials are constantly trying to prevent milfoil, mussels and other nonnative species from contaminating local lakes and rivers. These species are transported mainly on recreational watercraft that are not properly cleaned. History has shown aquatic invasive species are a major threat to waterways and can ...

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