Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, May 4, 2012

Boating Safwty And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week

 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25; Safe boating events planned in Ridley Township, Tinicum Township
Ridley Town Talk Thu, 03 May 2012 09:40 AM PDT
The recreational boating season is here and Flotilla 4-2, 5NR of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind boaters that safety on the water will ensure the enjoyment and fun for all onboard. Some suggestions for safe and fun filled trips:

Boater Education:

Boater safety class May 16 -
GAYLORD — A boater safety class will be held in Gaylord May 16.

Learn Boating Safety at PPL's Lake Wallenpaupack
By Anonymous Get a jump start on the boating season from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 19, at PPL's Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve. Bob Plumb of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Meg Welker, PPL education and public outreach manager .

 ODNR to offer power boating skills courses
Daily Sentinel
The first class is a newly developed power boating basics course, providing novice and inexperienced boaters with the basic skills needed to properly and safely operate a power boat. The eight-hour, interactive skills course is open to the public and ...

 Boater safety course aims to make this summer safer
By Jehan Sheikh, Reporter - bio | email As area boaters prepare for some fun in the sun an organization is trying to make sure this summer is a safe one. A group called the United States Power Squadrons encourages boaters to participate in a safety ...

 Wayne County Sheriff Department to offer safe boating course May 19
Wayne Post
By Sara Glafcke The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Recreation Safety Division will offer the New York State Safe Boating Course from 8:30 am to 4 pm May 19. The course is required for those who will be operating a personal watercraft or for anyone ages ...

  Make Plans to Take a Boater Safety Course at for National Safe Boating Week
PRWeb Fri, 04 May 2012 11:35 AM PDT
National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2012, is a great time for boaters to get their education certificate or boating license by taking a boating safety course at . (PRWeb May 04, 2012) Read the full story at

 Boating education classes held in Nashua and Windham
Merrimack Journal Fri, 04 May 2012 05:52 AM PDT
The Department of Safety, Boating Education, is offering the boating education course to the public in the following local towns. NASHUA: One-day classes offered 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 19, May 26, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21 and July 28. A two-day class will be held 6-9:30 p.m. May 22 and 23.

 Boating Safety News:

Safety lessons learned before an emergency
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By BETSY WILLIAMS After 30 years on the water, veteran boaters Fred and BJ Hannon know that safety is of the utmost importance. On Saturday, the couple brought all of their flares that had expiration dates on them to the Vessel Safety Day demonstration ..

  Event teaches students about law enforcement
Watertown Daily Times
Timothy Steinbach of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department taught children about the department's use of watercraft and boater safety Tuesday during Jefferson County Law Day outside the sheriff's department and courthouse in Jefferson. by Steve ...

Many options to paddle your kayak or canoe in Berks County
Reading Eagle
First, a life jacket that fits properly should be worn by every boater. Another dose of reality concerns water levels, especially on the rivers. With the unusually dry spring we've had, levels in the upper part of the Schuylkill River, for instance, ...

General Dynamics Awarded $176 Million from U.S. Coast Guard for Support of the Rescue 21 System
Defence Professionals Thu, 03 May 2012 09:24 AM PDT
TAUNTON, Mass. | General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide ongoing sustainment services for the national...

Paddleboarders should take boating safety precautions
"Stand-up paddleboards are classified by the US Coast Guard as a vessel," wrote Brian Rehwinkel, the FWC's boating and safety awareness coordinator. "The only exception would be if these paddleboards were used in a swimming, surfing or bathing area.

Free boat safety inspections offered
Daily Sentinel
COLUMBUS — Staying safe on the water and enjoying the recreational boating experience makes getting a free boat safety inspection a great idea. In observance of National Safe Boating Week, and to mark the traditional start of the summer boating season ...

 Vessel safety a priority for Toro Park's Bill Dodson
The Salinas Californian Fri, 04 May 2012 06:34 AM PDT
Catamaran owner Bill Dodson is a firm believer in boating safety, and he does more than just talk about it. As the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Commander of District 11 Northern Region, Division 6, Flotilla 4, Dodson conducts vessel safety checks to make sure local boaters' equipment is up to par. 

Corps encourages boating safety on Lanier Fri, 04 May 2012 07:46 AM PDT
GAINESVILLE - Just in time for boating season, the lower level of Lake Lanier is prompting a safety call from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tim Rainey, Operations Project Manager for the lake, said it's a stark difference from this time last year. 


 Hebron man dies after boating accident
Journal Inquirer Wed, 02 May 2012 22:21 PM PDT
A Hebron man died Wednesday from injuries he received during a boating accident in Union on Saturday, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said.

Boating Accidents:

 Cleveland: Water rescue near Gordon Park
WKYC Cleveland Thu, 03 May 2012 04:00 AM PDT
Cleveland Police, Fire and the U.S. Coast Guard were involved in a water rescue near Gordon Park Thursday morning

 Fishing Opener and Boating Safety
Injury Board Thu, 03 May 2012 06:33 AM PDT
It's an early Fishing Opener tomorrow. It's time to remember to be safe out on the water. I have a couple of times looked at the issues with the increase in drinking while boating charges. Hopefully, we won't see another year of increased numbers. Some ideas to keep in mind: Children in Minnesota 10 and under have to wear a life jacket at all times. And federal law for federal waters it's 12 and ...

Numerous agencies this morning are attempting a water rescue of two men on the ...
Green Bay Press Gazette
One man has been rescued this morning after falling into the bay of Green Bay. An officer said the man is suffering from hypothermia, but should be OK. Authorities are also attempting to rescue another man, who's in a stalled boat.

Water rescue at Split Rock
When police arrived, the Rockaway Twp. Fire Department's Water Rescue Team 3 was already at the scene, conducting rescue operations to recover a stranded boater. The victim told police that the rowboat started to take on water and ultimately capsized.

  Coast Guard: 2 men safe after fishing boat sank in Maui waters
KFVE Honolulu Fri, 04 May 2012 10:06 AM PDT
PAUWELA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men are safe after a fishing boat sank in waters off Maui's north shore. According to the Coast Guard, the boat sank about a mile off of Pauwela just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

 Student rescued after rafting accident
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Thu, 03 May 2012 16:26 PM PDT
A young girl has been winched out of a remote camp on the Thomson River after being injured in a raft accident late yesterday.

Boating News:

New regulations to affect boaters, anglers
Recent changes mean that boaters and anglers who take steps designed to prevent the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels, silver carp and bighead carp won't have to worry about being in violation of state laws prohibiting the possession of .

 Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Managing The Cost of Fuel For Your Power Boat
CBS Local
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Power boaters may feel squeezed by stratospheric fuel prices, but it won't keep them off the water. Just think about a cruising machine that burns 20 gallons of gas an hour, at over $4 a gallon. Many power boats do.

 Celebrity status not required: Four simple tips to get boating
Purcell Register Thu, 03 May 2012 02:59 AM PDT
(ARA) - Flipping through a celebrity magazine, it's easy to spot stars on exotic getaways, enjoying the water aboard a megayacht. But, boating isn't just for the rich and famous - you don't have to be a millionaire to get out on the water

 Cast off and practice your wave; it's Opening Day for boaters
The Seattle Times
The 2012 Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day of Boating Season is Saturday. Ah, nothing like a day devoted to allowing a bunch of rich dudes in the yacht club tie... (May 3, 2012, by CarbonRiver) MORE Crew races, dragon boats and one of the world's largest ...

 Towns ready to go it alone on Lake George boat inspections
Glens Falls Post-Star
LAKE GEORGE -- The chief executives of two lakeside towns said Thursday that they'd locally regulate incoming boat traffic at area launches, requiring mandatory inspections and decontaminations, if the Lake George Park Commission can't get a lakewide ...

 Whale-watching violations soar
Vancouver Sun
A report by US boater education group Soundwatch found that private boaters from both nations were responsible for almost three out of five violations in 2011, or 58 per cent of the total. Canadian commercial operators accounted for 13 per cent of ...

 Boating with Multiple Sclerosis: Tips to a Good Trip
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network – 12 hours ago I have been boating for the last 20 years, and have enjoyed every trip I have been on to date. The reason I have been able to enjoy these trips is that I always use safety tips that I was taught at an early age.

 Lake Tahoe roadside boat inspection stations open at five locations
By Jeff Munson LAKE TAHOE -- Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft are officially open for the 2012 boating season at five locations entering the Lake Tahoe Basin. “Boat inspections are critical to ...

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