Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

 Free boater safety training, pizza party in Leoni Township
The Jackson Citizen Patriot -
By Lisa Satayut Citizen Patriot file photoA completion certificate will be given to those who participate in the free boater safety training class in Leoni Township this Saturday. MICHIGAN CENTER, MI — The Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public 

 Sheriff's office sponsoring boater safety courses
Auburn Citizen
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office will be sponsoring free boater safety courses at various locations throughout Cayuga County. The first course is scheduled for 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 9 at Town of Summerhill offices, 13606 State Route 90, Locke.

 New boating requirements for Washington State this year
All boaters 40 years of age and younger are required to have a boaters education card this year. CLARKSTON, WA - With summer time fast approaching and patrols out on the river, it's important to know the rules of the water and avoid getting a ticket ...

Safe boating class set for June 16 in Green Cove Springs
Florida Times-Union
By Dan Scanlan The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla14-5 offers a free safe boating class to learn the latest boating regulations and earn a Florida Boater Safety ID Card from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, June 16, at the auxiliary headquarters 

Mattapoisett Power Squadron offering paddle safety course
Wicked Local
By Anonymous In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the Mattapoisett Power Squadron encourages boaters to attend “Paddle Smart,” a paddle boat safety seminar, which will be presented at 1 pm June 9 at the Bass Pro Shop, .

Boating Safety News:

 Volunteers sought for Northeast boater survey
Trade Only Today
The survey will document saltwater boating routes and define boaters' contribution to state and regional economies. In May, 68000 randomly selected boat owners from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York were to 

Lake George Enthusiast Releases iOS App for Boaters
prMac (press release)
"I took the NYS boater's safety class 30 years ago in the Bolton Landing Veteran's Memorial Park and have been boating on the lake ever since. I thought I knew the lake like the back of my hand." Perplexed, Mastrianni did what most folks do when ...

 Boating safety tips for summertime
Santa Rosa Press Gazette Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:11 AM PDT
These boating tips were submitted by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit. The sun is shining, the fish are biting and many residents are ready to hitch up the boat and trailer and head to the back bays, the rivers and the gulf. As... 

 Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation donates life jackets, whistles for Lake boaters
Orlando Sentinel
The items will go to three Lake loaner stations — Fisherman's Cove in Tavares, Venetian Cove Marina in Leesburg and Mount Dora Marina and Boating Center in Mount Dora — where boaters needing life jackets can borrow them for free.

 Boating Tips to Stay Safe on Lake Lanier
The summer season is upon us and Lake Lanier is active with residents and visitors, stay safe on the lake by following these boating tips. By Patch Staff The summer season is upon us and Lake Lanier is active with residents and visitors, .

 Volunteers keep boaters, waterways safe
Spending time on lakes near where he grew up in Minnesota sparked a lifelong love for boating. The Mukilteo resident and his wife, Lee, now enjoy taking summer cruises on their 40-foot Bayliner and volunteering their time to help others responsibly ...

 Lifesaving Awards: Stories of 11 Lives Saved by Sheriff's Deputies Throughout ...
On May 16, 2010, Deputies Bryan White and Matthew Schwabe, assigned to Marina del Rey Station, responded to a medical aid call for a 76-year-old man who had collapsed while piloting a sailboat during a regatta. They were advised that the man was ...



Man dies in boating incident
Victoria Times Colonist
The man and his wife were on their sailboat as they arrived at the harbour around 2 pm when he was knocked into the water by a piece of equipment, said Sidney/North Saanich RCMP spokesman Cpl. Chris Swain. His wife and several nearby boaters worked to ...

 Boat crash victims identified
Fort Frances Times Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:21 AM PDT
The Kenora OPP is continuing its investigation into a boating mishap Saturday that claimed the lives of two U.S. The victims were identified as Robert Foster, 71, of Frankfort, Mich. and 71-year-old James Seney of Sylvania, Ohio. A 62-year-old Kenora man remained in hospital in Winnipeg in stable condition. read more 

Crossett Woman Dies After Boat Collision On Ouachita Sunday
Ashley County Ledger Tue, 05 Jun 2012 06:57 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. 

Boater's body found in Lake Pontchartrain near Slidell
News Banner
Tate's body was recovered by the LDWF Tuesday after going overboard during a boating outing on Lake Pontchartrain. (St. Tammany News Sports archives) Search crews found the body of a boater that went missing as of 3:30 am Tuesday morning in the waters .

Boating Accidents:

11 Chinese, British sailors rescued in Philippines after yacht sinks in ...
Washington Post
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters. They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the ...

 18 sailors reach remote Norfolk Island after yacht badly damaged during South ...
Washington Post
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen sailors whose yacht was badly damaged during a race from New Zealand to New Caledonia have reached the safety of remote Norfolk Island. The crew on the 24-meter (79-foot) vessel Beau Geste contacted rescue teams

 Unmanned Sailboat Causes Delays at Logan Airport
But what about sailboats? An unmanned 37-foot sailboat broke free from its Winthrop mooring and ran aground off Runway 27, resulting in a closure of Runway 9 for departures. As a result, planes are taking off and landing on Runway 4R and flights ...

 Sailors rescued near Cape Hatteras coast
WWAY 3 Wilmington Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:26 AM PDT
CAPE HATTERAS (WWAY) -- Two sailors were rescued Monday morning 30 miles east off the coast of Cape Hatteras after their yacht began to flood. It happened around 3 a.m. Monday morning. A crew member aboard the vessel contacted the Coast Guard to report that they were in need of assistance. Several North Carolina Coast Guard crews helped to first rescue the sailors, and then stop the flooding ..

 Charges filed in boat accident that critically injured Clovis woman
KOB 4 Albuquerque Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:19 AM PDT
State Police say felony charges will be filed against a number of people in connection with a boating accident that critically injured a woman at Ute Lake State Park over the Memorial Day weekend. 

 Sturgeon knocks woman out of boat on Suwannee River
The Gainesville Sun Tue, 05 Jun 2012 08:37 AM PDT
A 32-year-old Chiefland woman boating on the Suwannee River was hit by a 60- to 70-pound jumping sturgeon on Saturday, knocking her unconscious and out of the boat. 

 UK pair rescued after yacht sinks
Belfast Telegraph Tue, 05 Jun 2012 06:55 AM PDT
Two British and nine Chinese sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters, the Philippine coastguard has said. Related Stories Euro 2012 human smuggling targeted Obama sends 'heartfelt' best wishes Crash airline licence suspended Platters founder member Reed dies Mubarak health 'deteriorating' 

 Boater found safe after abandoned kayak is found
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:10 PM PDT
KITTY HAWK -- A kayaker is safe, but authorities had feared he was in distress after finding an abandoned kayak washed upon the shore of Kitty Hawk. Coast Guard members say the kayak containing fishing gear was spotted about 9:00 Tuesday morning.  Crews searched for the boater. They found a fishing license in the kayak that belonged to Matthew Cornelison of Virginia Beach. Officials were able to .

 11 foreigners rescued off Batanes after yacht sinks
GMA News
Eleven foreigners were rescued after their Hong Kong-registered yacht capsized and sank off Batanes last Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard said Tuesday. Chinese Embassy personnel (right) welcome the nine Chinese and two British nationals whose yacht ...

 Local boaters rescued at sea
7Online WSVN-TV
OFF RHODE ISLAND (WSVN) -- A pair of South Florida boaters were rescued after steering into trouble in Rhode Island. The boaters' vessel ran out of fuel before drifting into the rocks along the shore. One of them fell into the rough seas during the ..

 Boating accident leaves three hospitalized
Your Houston News
LAKE CONROE – A boating accident that injured three New Waverly residents on Lake Conroe late Monday night could serve as a reminder of the hazards associated with boating after dark. Units from the North Montgomery County Fire Department, ...

 NYAC Boat Fire Ruled Accidental; Cause Unknown
New Rochelle fire officials have closed their investigation into a boat fire that took place at the New York Athletic Club on May 18. By Rasheed Oluwa New Rochelle Fire Chief Louis DiMeglio said firefighters were able to determine that the May 18 fire

Boating News:

 Bickering boaters raise a ruckus
PRUDENCE ISLAND — Portsmouth Police and the Coast Guard were called to Prudence Island's Potter's Cove late Saturday, May 26, after neighboring boaters got into an argument. The 11:30 pm fracas started when one boater asked another on a nearby mooring ...

 Sailor vows to fight mooring rule
St. Augustine Record
Michael MacDougall has lived on his 30-foot sailboat off Riberia Street in St. Augustine for 11 years. He is fighting the city's attempts to get him to move the boat. By PETER WILLOTT, By Douglas Jordan A local sailor ...

 NM Police: Alcohol a factor in Memorial Day boating accident powered by KVII
by Brandon Carpenter QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO -- Felony charges are being filed against three under-aged drinking adults and others who were involved in a Memorial Day boating accident that left one woman critically injured. New Mexico State Police say ...

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