Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, June 4, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

 Hernando County classes
St. Petersburg Times Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:02 AM PDT
Times staff Saturday, June 2, 2012 BOATING CLASSES OFFERED: Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, will offer these classes: ⢠"How to Use Your Radio," 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $10. ⢠"Suddenly in Command," 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 19. This is for passengers, who should know what to do in an emergency. The cost is $10. ⢠"How to Read a Nautical Chart," 9 a

Outdoor calendar: Week of June 3
The Oregonian Sat, 02 Jun 2012 06:18 AM PDT
All programs free, unless noted. Boating  Boater Safety Course: Boater card class and exam. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 16. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, Delta Park. $10. 503-629-2026 Fishing   Columbia River Summer Chinook Techniques: Bonneville to Davis Bar, with Fisherman's Pro.

Mississippi Outdoors: June 3, 2012
DeSoto Appeal
The students who previously completed the Mississippi Boater Education class were given the opportunity to operate sailboats, jon boats, canoes, kayaks and power boats. Spirit of America is spearheaded by the Corps' Arkabutla Lake in cooperation with .

 Boating education classes held in Nashua and Windham
Hollis Brookline Journal Sun, 03 Jun 2012 02:46 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. 

 Mississippi Outdoors: June 3, 2012
Memphis Commercial Appeal Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:00 PM PDT
Anchors way: Seven students from Hernando and Strayhorn (Sarah, Miss.) middle schools recently received their certificates for completing the Spirit of America Youth Boating Program at Arkabutla Lake. The program spanned three Saturdays of learning and fun for McKenzie Berry, Daniel Owen, Manuel Washington, Zachary Grimm, Dustin Fraley, Kristina Brown and Daniel Pilgrim. 

Hunterdon Sailing Club event is June 12
Hunterdon County Democrat -
Experienced sailors Susan Mallows and Doug Brown will present an introduction to sailboats, learning to sail and the fun of sailboat racing and cruising at the park on Van Syckel's Road. It will be in the stone house building, located at the first ...

Free boater safety training, pizza party in Leoni Township
The Jackson Citizen Patriot Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:38 AM PDT
The one-day training course is open to anyone who uses a boat or personal watercraft and children are encouraged to attend. 

 Take boating class, get required ID
By Robert Nolin, Sun Sentinel The Coast Guard Auxiliary's Plantation Flotilla is offering an 8-hour safe boating class Saturday starting at 8 am at the Plantation Community Outreach Center. The center is at the north entrance of Westfield, formerly the ...

 Boating Safety Education Course Offered
Community Common
The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered June 9, 1012 at Shawnee State Park Marina Meeting Room, US Highway 52, Stout, Ohio 45684, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The fee for the course is $5 which

Boating Safety News:

 Boat Talk: See how Michigan's rules have changed for teens on jet skis
The Muskegon Chronicle Sat, 02 Jun 2012 05:01 AM PDT
At 14 years old, teens are too young to drive a car alone. But for the last several years, with a boating-safety certificate, they still could slide into the seat of a jet ski and take off through the waves for some fun on a hot day. 

 Game wardens crack down on intoxicated boaters
Huntsville Item
A boater cam become fatigued quicker than drivers due to prolonged exposure to the sun which can inhibit the boater's coordination, judgment and reaction time, and is heightened further when under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

 Boating 101: how to stay safe on the water
The search for the missing boater at Skagway Reservoir is a reminder to the most experienced boaters of the necessary precautions to stay safe on the water. At the top water safety is life jackets. Colorado State law says kids 12 and under need to be .

 Use magic depth curves to keep clear of danger!
Sail World
Imagine that you and your sailing partner are on your small sailboat, surfing down the waves on a broad reach. Ahead in the distance lies your destination, a tiny cove on the northwestern side of an island. What simple sailing navigation technique ...

 Life vests given to kids Saturday
The Daily Triplicate Sat, 02 Jun 2012 01:10 AM PDT
First-come, first-served Kids dont float, said Bev Noll of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 8-11. Because kids donât float, we have our annual life vest giveaway. Free life vests for infants and children 12 and younger will be handed out first-come, first-served starting at 10 a.m. Saturday near the small boat ramp next to Chart Room restaurant in the Crescent City Harbor. Free safety checks for ... 

 GEMS medics returning to police boats
Greenwich Time Sat, 02 Jun 2012 07:06 AM PDT
Apparently, it is safe to go back in the water. Paramedics will once again be embedded on police boats starting this weekend in Greenwich. Greenwich Emergency Medical Service Inc. announced Friday that it purchased a rider to bridge the insurance gap that was created when its workers' compensation carrier said it would no longer cover boating activities. 

 USA. National Fishing and Boating Week 2012 kicks off June 2
BYM News (press release)
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Take Me Fishing™ campaign is encouraging families, kids and outdoor adventurers alike to experience the joys of boating and fishing right in their own backyard during National Fishing and Boating ...

Arkansas Fire Boat School
The drills include responding to emergencies like flooded buildings, people stranded in the water, live electrical wires, gas leaks, as well as other challenging situations. Nearly 50 boats participated in the training exercises.

USCG rescues rafters, reminds public of tidal currents
ABC News 4 Charleston Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:20 AM PDT
Officials with the US Coast Guard have confirmed a rescue is in progress of what is believed to be two people in a raft.


 Body of Missing Boater Discovered in Mississippi
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Two weeks after a boater went overboard in the Mississippi river, search crews have found his body. Ralph Andring, 57, was with a friend went he went into the river near Winona. Search crews have been looking for him since.

 Searchers comb lake for boater
Our Colorado News
Teams from Teller County Search and Rescue and divers from the Colorado Springs Fire Department spent two days searching for a man who fell overboard May 31 in Skaguay Reservoir near Victor. Crews halted the search around 6 pm and resumed at 10 am ..

Dinghy tragedy: Miracle boy clings to Dad's twin
The New Zealand Herald Sat, 02 Jun 2012 11:09 AM PDT
Little So'saia Junior Paasi was released from hospital just in time to attend the funerals of his father and brother.The 2-year-old barely survived the boating tragedy on Manukau Harbour that claimed the lives of his dad So'saia... 

2 missing after boating accident
(AP) Authorities are looking for two men missing after a boating accident on Long Lake. The Post reports ( ) that divers and officials with the Warren County Sheriff's Department and Vicksburg police and fire departments have been ...

 Two search and rescue volunteers dead following a boating accident near Sechelt
Vancouver Sun
A boating accident near Sechelt left two female members of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue dead this afternoon when the vessel they were in capsized, said Capt. Justin Olsen of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria.

 Lake of the Woods boating accident kills two American visitors
CJOB News First Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:04 PM PDT
Ontario Provincial Police say two American men died in a boating accident on Lake of the Woods Saturday. The two men, from Michigan and Ohio were fishing Saturday evening with their guide from a Kenora area resort. 

 North Saanich man dies in waters off Sidney
Peninsula News Review Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:15 AM PDT
Man fell overboard while boating with his wife on Sunday, June 3 

 Crossett Woman Dies After Boat Collision On Ouachita Sunday
Ashley County Ledger Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT
A Crossett woman died of injuries sustained following a two vessel boating accident on the Ouachita River between the five and 10 mile sandbar Sunday afternoon, according to Ashley County Coroner Steve Hartshorn. The corner said that the accident happened at 5:07 p.m. 

 Teen dies after boating accident
BigPond News Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:22 AM PDT
A teenage boy has died after a boating accident near Brisbane. 

News-in-brief: Houseboats 2012 yields one death
The California Aggie Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:23 AM PDT
On May 26, 22-year-old UC Santa Cruz graduate Trevor Krieg died at the Memorial Day weekend Houseboats 2012 event on Lake Shasta. At around 8:40 p.m. on May 25, Krieg attempted to jump from one houseboat roof to another. In the process, Krieg slipped, hit his head and fell into the water. Krieg was taken [...] 

Vancouver Island man, 55, dies in boating mishap
Vancouver Sun
A 55-year-old Sidney man is dead after a boating accident in Tsehum Harbour Sunday afternoon. The man and his wife were on their sailboat coming into the harbour around 2 pm when the man was knocked into the water by a piece of equipment on the boat,

Boating Accidents:

Yacht towed by Gravesend RNLI lifeboat
News Shopper
A YACHT had to be towed to Gravesend yesterday after suffering from a fuel problem. At 1.41pm (June 1), whilst on exercise, the Gravesend RNLI lifeboat was requested to go and assist a yacht in Holehaven Creek in Canvey. The lifeboat arrived at the

 Rescue at Carthew Bay
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Orillia and Barrie OPP were called to the area of Lake Simcoe -- south of Orillia -- on Friday afternoon to respond to a distress signal from a sailboat. Sergeant Peter Leon tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the three people on board the sailboat were ..

 Coast Guard: No injuries after canoe overturns at Presque Isle State Park
Erie Times-News Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:27 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard and area firefighters are on scene this morning for reports of an overturned canoe in Misery Bay at Presque Isle State Park, officials said. 

 Dragon Boat races called off after 'Paddlemedics' capsize in harbor
Norwich Bulletin
By ALISON SHEA Dragon Boat racing was cut short at Saturday's Riverfest after choppy waters sent American Ambulance 'Paddlemedics' for a cold swim. The team members were rescued by emergency boats manning the harbor. No one was injured, race organizers 

 Family of 4 rescued after a paddle boat they had rented hits rocks in Potomac
Washington Post
OXON HILL, Md. — A family of four is back on dry land after a scary accident involving a paddle boat they had rented to use on the Potomac River. Fire officials say they were alerted at about 4:30 pm Saturday to a possible water rescue involving a ...

 Live-aboard yacht burns on Lake Union
SEATTLE -- A 40-foot yacht caught fire Saturday evening on Lake Union, causing quite the spectacle around the area and leaving a woman with no place to live. The fire broke out on the live-aboard boat just after 8:30 pm as it sat docked near Northlake .

 Clear Lake boater arrested on DUI charge |
A man found slumped over the steering wheel of a boat slowly circling in Clear Lake has been arrested on suspicion of boating under the influence.

 Two rescued from sailboat off Cape Elizabeth
Kennebec Journal
By Edward D. Murphy CAPE ELIZABETH — Coast Guard crews helped rescue two people who were aboard a sailboat that ran aground just south of Portland Head Light early this morning. The Coast Guard received a radio call for help .

 FWC: Man thrown from personal watercraft rescued in John's Pass
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Sun, 03 Jun 2012 15:22 PM PDT
A man who hit a wave and flipped his personal watercraft was rescued in John's Pass on Sunday aftern 

 Man injured as yacht runs aground
One man was injured after a yacht ran aground on rocks off the Argyll coast at the weekend. Oban lifeboat launched just after 10:30am on Saturday to assist the Pirouette, which was stuck on the ferry rocks just south of Oban with four people on board.

 Coast Guard responds to capsized sailboat near Wilmette
Chicago Tribune
The US Coast Guard is responding to a report of a overturned sailboat one mile off the shore in north suburban Wilmette, officials said. There was no immediate information available about the vessel or its occupants, but officials were investigating

4 rescued after sailboat capsizes near Fort Sheridan
Two men and two children were rescued this afternoon after a sailboat they were on capsized and sent them into the water near Fort Sheridan, officials said. The boaters used a handheld marine radio to call for help after their boat capsized shortly 

35-foot boat explodes at Titusville marina
WFTV 9 Orlando Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:04 AM PDT
A 35-foot boat that was being fueled exploded at the Titusville Municipal Marina fuel dock on Monday, according to authorities. The explosion happened at about 11: 18 a.m., injuring two people. One victim had minor injuries, but the other victim was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center with traumatic injuries, WFTV learned. The U.S. Coast Guard and marina personnel were at the scene 

 Broward men survive Rhode Island boating mishap
Sun-Sentinel Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:18 AM PDT
Authorities have identified the two men recovering from minor injuries after a fishing boat accident in Rhode Island.

Boating News:

 Marc Murrell: Boats, seniors among changes for 2012, '13
Topeka Capital Journal
Personal property taxes on boats are extremely high and grossly out of proportion with other personal property such as vehicles, recreational vehicles and motorhomes. Many Kansans are choosing to register their watercraft in neighboring states to avoid ...

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