Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, June 1, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Paddlesports Safety Course set
Fenceviewer Thu, 31 May 2012 05:40 AM PDT
SOUTHWEST HARBOR  A Paddle Sport America course is scheduled to be held at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Southwest Harbor on Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. The safety course will be geared toward canoeists, kayakers and other paddle boaters as a four-hour course that presents five chapters of safety information. Topics will include: basic knowledge of the canoe and kayak craft itself ... 


PCCUA offering boating safety classes June 9
Stuttgart Daily Leader Thu, 31 May 2012 10:41 AM PDT
Stuttgart, Ark. â The Arkansas Game and Fish Commissionâs Mandatory Boating Education Regulation classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Saturday, June 9, in the seminar room of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Stuttgart campus. 


 Mariners voice concerns over proposed safety requirements
KITV Honolulu Thu, 31 May 2012 10:12 AM PDT
Dozens of mariners voiced their concerns Wednesday night over a newly proposed boating safety rule. 


North Shore boaters urged to attend free boating safety lessons
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary's state-approved boating safely course will be taught Saturday, June 9 at the Flotilla Office from 8 am until about 4:30 pm The office is located at 2101 N. Hwy 190, Suite 200 in Covington in the Tammany Home Center.


Boating Safety News:

Inflate your knowledge on life jackets
UpNorthLive.com
As the summer season slowly gets underway in northern Michigan, 7&4 News wants to help boater's brush-up on boating safety, specially the laws required for wearing life jackets. In the State of Michigan, there are two requirements that apply when it ...


Boaters reminded about dangers during hurricane season
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads Thu, 31 May 2012 05:47 AM PDT
PORTSMOUTH-Hurricane season doesnât officially start until Friday, June 1, but the East Coast has already felt the effects of two storms.   The damaging storms can be devastating on land and on the water. During Tropical Storm Beryl this week, the Coast Guard in southern North Carolina warned boaters of the threat of gale force winds. The service is marking the start of the season with a ... 


 125 Boaters Converge for Lifejacket World Record Day
Patch.com
The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, served as the kick-off to National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2012 North American Safe Boating Campaign.


 Friday's letters: Reduce speed for night boating
Tampabay.com
Hopefully he and the readers came away with this lifesaving lesson: When boating at night near shore, stay in the marked channels and reduce your speed. I have been boating for about 30 years, 12 here in the Tampa Bay area.


11 drunken boaters caught over holiday
WANE
INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that conservation officers patrolling seven counties issued a total of 220 tickets over the Memorial Day weekend including 11 boating while intoxicated arrests.


  Boating safely urged as summer season gears up
NorthFulton.com
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office along with the Department of Natural Resources urge people who are enjoying Lake Lanier and any other water activities, to be safe and know the boating laws. "We are encouraging boat operators to stay sober and alert and ...


 TWRA: No boating fatalities over Memorial Day weekend
WBIR-TV
According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there were no boating-related fatalities reported over the 2012 holiday weekend. However, there were eight reported boating accidents. Five of the accidents resulted in injuries and the other three ...


 Man charged with boating under the influence
Lake County Record-Bee
By staff reports GLENHAVEN -- A Fairfield man was arrested Tuesday by Lake County Sheriff's Marine Patrol deputies for allegedly operating a boat while under the influence. Lake County Sheriff's Office (LSCO) Marine Patrol deputies responded to a ...


 Slow no-wake boating restriction on St. Croix River
Stillwater Gazette
One of the wettest Mays on record has caused water levels on the St. Croix River to rise to the point where boaters will be required to operate at slow no-wake speeds to minimize shoreline erosion between Taylors Falls, Minn., and Prescott, Wis.


 Collier judge hears arguments in battle over Naples Bay boat speed law
Naples Daily News
By ERIC STAATS NAPLES — Lawyers sparred in a Collier County courtroom Thursday over the constitutionality of Naples Bay boat speed zones, but a judge didn't immediately rule in the case. The fate of the speed zones has been at issue since charter boat ...


 Collision Avoidance 101
Boating World
It is every boater's responsibility to know the rules, yet we still see operator inattention, operation at an unsafe speed and failure to post a proper lookout contributing to collisions on the water. If you find yourself in imminent danger of a ..


 Kitsilano coast guard closure draws crowd
CBC British Columbia Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:55 AM PDT
About 100 fishermen, recreational boaters and others worried about the planned closure of the Canadian Coast Guard base on Vancouver's waterfront packed a meeting to voice their concerns. 


Officials urge New River swimmers, boaters to use caution following 3 recent ...
The Republic
The deaths have occurred since May 16 and include two boaters and a swimmer — all Fayette County residents. "We've got all that shoreline on both sides of the river," Jeff West, chief ranger for the New River Gorge National River, ...



DOUG LEIER: Boaters must share water with others
Grand Forks Herald
With a few exceptions, North Dakota's public fishing waters are also North Dakota's public boating recreation waters, and we're entering the time of year when water recreation starts to increase significantly. I know many anglers who feel their blood .


Learn to control your boat in all conditions
DL-Online
I had also mentioned the importance of boat control, but did not get into some of the specifics about boat control that can make a real difference. The most challenging issues for maintaining a good boat position to effectively fish where and how you ...


Fatalities:

 Accidental drowning killed boater in NC
The Virginian-Pilot
By Patrick Wilson Michael Calabrese, 49, was the sailor who was rescued along with his girlfriend in August when they tried to outrun Hurricane Irene in Norfolk's Willoughby Spit but became stranded. His 42-foot yacht, the Maybe Tomorrow,


 Body found at edge of Madison County
Madisonville Meteor
A boater from Rusk was found deceased Memorial Day in a river at the southeast corner of Madison County. In a press release sent from Sgt. Ryan Poe of the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the body of Clint Edward Pyle, 51, of Rusk, was discovered in ...


 Victim identified in Lake DeGray boating accident
KTHV Little Rock Thu, 31 May 2012 11:42 AM PDT
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says 31-year-old Rebecca Jane Ramos was boating with friends when she jumped into the water and was hit by another boat that was part of a friends' group. She died on scene. 


 Wildwood Woman Dies From Boating Accident Injuries
Patch.com
Reavy family via Schrader Funeral Home Wildwood resident Margaret "Peggy" Reavy sustained blunt-force trauma and severe head injuries in a May 18 boating accident near Osage Beach, MO, as reported in Eureka-Wildwood Patch. She was transported by life ...


 Six die as boat capsizes in Mirzapur
Times of India
VARANASI: Six women were killed while six other persons are said to be missing when an overloaded boat capsized in the midstream of the Ganga in Semra Baisukhia village under Dehat Kotwali police station in Mirzapur district on Thursday.


Missing boater found dead
CBS 42 Birmingham Thu, 31 May 2012 11:56 AM PDT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Wednesday night, Tuscaloosa County deputies responded to the boat landing on Lock 15 Road in Brookwood on a report of a possible missing boater. An abandoned fishing boat had been found on the river in a cove across from Riverview Drive in Brookwood and witnesses advised that the boat had been in the cove since around 2:00pm that same day. A small dog was found alive inside ..


Authorities find 62-year-old boater's body in Black Warrior River
al.com (blog)
A small dog was found alive in the boat and personal belongings of the boater were also in the boat, Baker said. A vehicle belonging to Haywood was located at the Rock Quarry boat landing at around 10 pm Wednesday, Baker said.
 

 Amherstburg man dies from injuries suffered in weekend boating crash
Windsor Star Thu, 31 May 2012 19:27 PM PDT
AMHERSTBURG, Ont. -- A 20-year-old Amherstburg man has died from the critical injuries he suffered on Sunday evening when his personal watercraft and a boat collided on the Livingstone Channel.  


Boating Accidents:

NZ pair rescued after yacht sinks
Stuff.co.nz
Two New Zealanders have been rescued after the yacht they were on sunk off the Fijian port of Savusavu. New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre said it assisted with the rescue of a man and a woman from the 14-metre yacht Touche, which sank after ...


 Boater hurt after canoe overturns in Canandaigua Outlet
MPNnow.com
By Mike Murphy, staff writer A boater was taken to the hospital after a canoe overturned Wednesday in the Canandaigua Outlet. Gerald A. Grabenstatter Jr., 27, of 1662 Lopez Lane, Savannah, Wayne County, was taken to Geneva General Hospital for


 Barnegat Light Inlet fishing boat sinks after Allen Township man is rescued
Lehighvalleylive.com
By Kurt Bresswein | The Express-Times View full sizePhoto courtesy of US Coast GuardThe "Southern Comfort" fishing boat, based in Forked River, NJ, begins to sink this morning off New Jersey's Barnegat Light Inlet. As a guest on a deep-sea fishing trip ...


Investigators looking into suspicious boat fire
Los Angeles Times
"People were on the dock using garden hoses to prevent the fire from spreading to other boats," he said. It took several fire crews, including two from the water, about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported but the boat was


Boating News:

 Hampton Roads communities jockey for recreational boaters
Daily Press
By Robert Brauchle, rbrauchle@dailypress.com | 757-247-2827 Generations of recreational boaters have plied the waters of Hampton Roads, turning to the region's rivers and the bay for a reprieve from the summer heat. But as communities stretch for 


 US Fish & Wildlife Service Celebrates National Fishing & Boating Week
The Chattanoogan
The US Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the National Fishing and Boating Week and Great Outdoors Month on Monday, with the 23rd annual DC National Fishing and Boating Week Youth Fishing Event. On this day, urban school children ...

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