Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, May 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

 Education, enforcement boost boater safety in NH
The Union Leader
By DAN SEUFERT GILFORD — Here's some reassuring news for Memorial Day visitors to the Lakes Region: Statistics on boater activity in the state show a steady, substantial decline in the number of boating accidents and fatalities in the state in the

 Boating safety course available on mobile devices
The Fayette Tribune Sun, 27 May 2012 21:05 PM PDT
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986 must successfully complete a boating safety education course before operating a motorboat or personal watercraft upon the waters of West Virginia.

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 Iowa DNR urges boater safety this weekend
"We try to watch for other boaters, watch for debris in the water: ropes, logs, whatever it may be, keep our eyes open for the other guy." He said he and his wife ensure is six- and two-year-old kids are in their life jackets even before they hit the 

 State needs boating leaders on our waterways | State Parks
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
With boating season here, recreational boaters need to lead by example and demonstrate the right way to boat safely while enjoying some of the finest boating in the nation. “Educated boaters are less likely to be involved in a boating accident or

 Holiday weekend: Play it safe!
Daily Commercial
Most boat ramps have some access, even with the very low water levels, but boaters should use caution while launching, Hill said. "In lakes Kerr and Weir in Marion County, lake levels are so low that may be only a foot of water in areas that boaters ...

Safety begins with boaters, passengers
Stratford Star
Help quickly responded, and in this case both the distressed boater and her companion knew exactly what to do. In this case it was a demonstration, held Monday, May 21, as Stratford launched its observance of Safe Boating Week.

  Boating, alcohol do not mix, DNR says
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Garrison and Jennifer Lancaster, DNR law enforcement supervisor for northeast Iowa, praised the Legislature for reducing the legal blood-alcohol limit for boaters from 0.10 to 0.08 last year, making that threshold consistent with the legal limit for 

Summit brings NH boating groups together to chart course
Boater safety was the theme of the summit, which marked the end of National Safe Boating Week. Marine Patrol Lt. Tim Dunleavy said the Marine Patrol contacted several boating groups around the state, which he called key partners in keeping the state's

Increase in Boating and Drinking Arrests
WLTX-TV Columbia Sun, 27 May 2012 11:53 AM PDT
Columbia, SC (WLTX)In the last few years the number of boating deaths caused by drunk boaters has increased and law enforcement is stepping up patrols to try to bring those numbers down. 

 Boating Safety
NBC 10 Providence Sun, 27 May 2012 11:41 AM PDT
The State's Department of Environmental Management spoke Sunday about boating season the Memorial Day weekend continues. 

 Officials pushing boating safety
Providence Eyewitness News
Officials have a zero-tolerance policy for 'boating under the influence,' and patrols will be stepped up in order to prevent tragedies. "Know your environment, know your capabilities, and know your boat," said Lieutenant Joseph Poccia of the state's .

 Boating Safety Made Easy
But as boats and watercraft of all shapes, sizes and speeds take to waterways around the country, the increased boating traffic can be especially hazardous for those not keeping safety in mind. “With the start of this year's boating season, .

TWRA preaches boater safety as summer approaches
WBIR-TV Knoxville Sun, 27 May 2012 20:54 PM PDT
TWRA is encouraging East Tennessee boaters to use caution on the state's lakes and rivers as the summer season approaches.

Added Patrols Keep Lakes Safe For Holiday Weekend
KTBS Shreveport Sun, 27 May 2012 21:02 PM PDT
It's Memorial Day weekend and while it's a time to celebrate our veterans, it's also a time to enjoy a little fun in the sun.  Hundreds of people packed the area lakes, by boat or jet ski. They weren't the only ones out on the lake though. 

 Boaters still not getting the message about life-jackets, police say in wake ...
Edmonton Journal
Despite the ongoing search, the lake was dotted with boaters eager to get out on the water on a sunny spring day. They said the accident drove home the importance of boater safety. Tamara Wiesner was sitting in her boat, waiting for the motor to start ...


 MP: Skipper was 'directed to his death' by yacht boss
This is Cornwall
An experienced skipper from the Westcountry was "directed to his death" by the boss of a yacht delivery company, Parliament has been told. John Anstess, from Plymouth, Dave Rodman and Richard Beckman, died in December 2006 when their catamaran was .

 Bodies of two missing boaters found in east Charlotte pond
WSOC Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police first received a call about that two boaters were missing in a pond east of Albemarle Road and WT Harris. Charlotte Fire rescue boats found one of the men around 10:30 pm Saturday night. Police found the second boater's ..

 Boater feared missing near Fort Dix
BORDENTOWN, NJ - May 26, 2012 (WPVI) -- Fort Dix officials are investigating the discovery of a grounded boat, which has sparked concerns of a possible missing boater. Authorities were called at 5:30 pm Saturday with the report of a grounded boat on 

 Canoeist Missing in Bowdoinham River
WABI Bangor Sun, 27 May 2012 07:45 AM PDT
The Coast Guard says a search was being conducted for a missing canoeist in the Cathance River in Bowdoinham. The Coast Guard says one of its helicopters was used Saturday evening in the search. Authorities say the effort was expected to resume Sunday with other agencies, including the Maine Mari . 

 Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in NY's Lake Ontario
News 10 NBC Rochester Sun, 27 May 2012 07:03 AM PDT
A U.S. Coast Guard crew has rescued two men from a boat that was taking on water in New York's Lake Ontario... 

 No serious injuries as boat hits Clearwater Pass jetty
St. Petersburg Times Sun, 27 May 2012 05:58 AM PDT
Times staff Sunday, May 27, 2012 CLEARWATER â A speed boat with nine people aboard struck the jetty at Clearwater Pass early Sunday morning, but no one was seriously injured, authorities said. A report that the 21-foot recreational vessel ran aground came into Clearwater Fire and Rescue and the United States Coast Guard about 3 a.m. A passerby reported that the pleasure craft had struck the .

 Man dies after falling into Lake Shasta in houseboat to housboat jump
Chico Enterprise-Record Sun, 27 May 2012 00:30 AM PDT
A man died early Saturday after he slipped while trying to jump from the roof of a houseboat to another Friday night on Lake Shasta

OHP: Woman missing after Lake Murray boating accident
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City Sun, 27 May 2012 11:48 AM PDT
One person is missing after an accident on Lake Murray, troopers said

Officials probe fatal boat accident on Ark. lake
WXVT 15 Greenville Sun, 27 May 2012 09:54 AM PDT
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman in a boating accident at a southwest Arkansas lake. Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson told KLRT-TV ( ) that a woman was boating with friends about 4:45 p.m. Saturday at DeGray Lake when she jumped into the water and was hit by another boat that was part of her friends' group. 

 Hebron Boater Killed in Kent Narrows Crash
Carol Haskell of Grasonville has been boating for over 40 years. She says out on the water it's easy to become distracted. "Most of these people that have accidents like that are not paying attention in a lot of cases to hit a jetty," said Haskell

 Search continues in Columbia River boating accident
The Columbian
Two of the subjects were rescued by another recreational boater. Two subjects remain outstanding and missing. Units from USCG boat and helicopter, Portland Fire, MCSO River Patrol, Port of Camas and the Clark County Marine Patrol and SWORD SW

 Man Dies After Boating Accident
But the offbeat vessels' marginal seaworthiness A Fayette County man has died in a boating accident on a family camping trip. The 60-year-old man and his son were bringing camping gear across the New River in a small boat Saturday evening.

Boating Accidents:

 2 Teens Critically Hurt In Jet Ski Collision At El Dorado Lake
KAKE Wichita Sat, 26 May 2012 12:04 PM PDT
It happened around 10:20 a.m. Officials with the El Dorado Police Department say two girls, between the ages of 13 and 15, were riding jet skis and collided. 

Coast Guard rescues kayaker in waters off south NJ
New Jersey Herald Sun, 27 May 2012 10:02 AM PDT
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) - The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a man whose kayak capsized in waters off southern New Jersey. Officials say Thomas McCabe was traveling in the Delaware Bay, about four miles off Cape May Point, when the kayak overturned around 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

  After 5 rescued, crippled vessel runs aground southeast of Cordova
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Sun, 27 May 2012 09:31 AM PDT
KODIAK, Alaska - Hours after the Coast Guard rescued five people from a fishing tender, the crippled vessel ran aground on a remote beach southeast of Cordova. Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Francis... 

Man arrested for boating & drinking
WISH-TV Indianapolis Sun, 27 May 2012 08:13 AM PDT
A Rossville Indiana man was arrested Saturday on Lake Freeman for boating while intoxicated.  Read more at  

 Two Italians rescued as both yacht catches fire Daily News Sun, 27 May 2012 10:58 AM PDT
Two Italians were rescued by an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) launch at around 08:51hrs CEST on Sunday morning after their yacht caught fire and had to be abandoned, nine miles off Marsalforn, Gozo. 

 Wells lifeboat aids crew of stricken yacht
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Sun, 27 May 2012 05:51 AM PDT
The Wells lifeboat crew went to the late-night rescue of a 24ft yacht that had lost her anchor and gone aground while trying to enter harbour, it emerged today. 

 Tukwila family of 3 rescued from Columbia River
KOMO Seattle Sun, 27 May 2012 14:40 PM PDT
A Tukwila family of three was rescued from the Columbia River just as they were on the verge of drowning after they somehow fell off a personal watercraft into the river's frigid waters. 

 Watercraft explodes, injuring two
Jefferson City News Tribune Sun, 27 May 2012 04:41 AM PDT
Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a malfunctioning personal watercraft blew up at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

 Man charged after boat accident in Fox Lake
Chicago Tribune
A Crystal Lake man was charged with operating a boat under the influence after the vessel he was driving Saturday collided with another boat and left a woman seriously injured in Fox Lake, Lake County officials said. Lake County sheriff's marine ..

 2 rescued after explosion starts sailboat fire
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg Sun, 27 May 2012 12:13 PM PDT
HACKS POINT, Md. (AP) â A Pennsylvania man and his 3-year-old son were rescued in a northwest Maryland river by a passing boater after an engine explosion set his sailboat on fire. The 28-foot Columbia Cabin sailboat was traveling on the Bohemia River near Scotchman Creek on Saturday afternoon when the engine stopped. When 52-year-old Douglas Pinnard of Morgantown, Pa., tried to restart the

 Emergency services mobilised to help yacht in thick fog
Berwick Today
COASTGUARDS, lifeboat crew and a search and rescue helicopter were mobilised after reports were made of a sailing yacht in trouble off Newton Haven. Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go the aid of an 8m .

 Alaska Coast Guard rescues 4 from drifting skiff
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Mon, 28 May 2012 10:01 AM PDT
KODIAK, Alaska â The Coast Guard is reporting the rescue of four people from an 18-foot skiff 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden. According to a news release, the vessel ducked into an ice floe to .

Boating News:

Abandoned Yacht Could Sink Into River, Causing Health Hazard
Underneath I-80, along the Sacramento River, an abandoned yacht is leaking fuel. At any moment, Fish and Game officials fear, the boat could sink. “When I came in around 7:30 there was a little bit of sheen; there's still a little bit of diesel smell ...

 National Fishing & Boating Week is June 2-10
Midland Daily News Sun, 27 May 2012 09:00 AM PDT
Memorial Day and the great weather have inspired a lot of boaters to get out early on the water, just in time to prepare for National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 2-10. 

MBIA encourages boaters to drop a line during National Fishing and Boating ...
By Press Release Memorial Day, “official launch weekend,” and the great weather has inspired a lot of boaters to get out early on the water - just in time to prepare for National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 2-10. This week is dedicated to the ...

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