Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, June 8, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Boaters weigh in on operational licenses
KOKI FOX 23
However, some boaters said they would like to see some changes to the current policy. "Absolutely they should be taking a test and even need a license at that," said Amy Tidwell. The critique of some lake goers is that inexperience on the water can 


COMO Safe-boating course set for July 1
The Westerly Sun Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:29 AM PDT
The Stonington Community Center, in conjunction with Boat Coach USA, will offer a safe-boating cours
 

 Get Boat-safety Certified on Saturday
The Times-News Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:45 AM PDT
TWIN FALLS ⢠The Twin Falls County Sheriffâs Office in conjunction with Century Boatland is offering a free Boaterâs Safety Course on Saturday at Century Boatland. 


Boating safety courses required July 1
CBS 6 Richmond Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:55 PM PDT
Beginning July 1 anyone who operates a personal watercraft must take a boating safety class and receive certification.
 

 AGFC hosting Free Boating Education class
Heber Springs Sun-Times
By James Jackson The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be hosting a Free Boating Education Class at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 30, 2012. To operate any motorboat (including ...


Boating Safety News:

Slow no-wake boating restriction on St. Croix River
Stillwater Gazette Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:37 AM PDT
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. 


 Starting July 1, new personal watercraft laws go into effect
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:05 PM PDT
Cooling off at the lake, is a great way to spend the summer. 


MInnesota Cuffs & Collars - June 8th, 2012
Outdoor News Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:15 AM PDT
CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) checked anglers and boaters after sunset on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for operating watercraft without lights and insufficient PFDs. Several complaints about nuisance bears were handled.  


 Boating safety: Knowing the law, using proper equipment can keep you safe on ...
Dayton Daily News
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, there were 157 recreational boating accidents in 2010, involving 201 vessels, resulting in 80 injuries and 16 fatalities. “I think safety is underrated in any recreational ...


 OPP reminder boating season and boating safety is back
EMC Almonte/Carleton Place
EMC News - Lanark detachment officers of the Ontario Provincial Police had their marine unit on display at Carleton Place WalMart recently where they delivered their message about safe boating. WalMart teamed up with the OPP for the day to get the 


Colorado River anti-BUI campaign planned
San Jose Mercury News
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is planning a campaign against boating under the influence on the Colorado River. The department says officers will be on the lookout June 22-24 for boat operators whose blood-alcohol content exceeds the
 

 Boat Tip: June 8, 2012
TCPalm
By staff report Boaters should be mindful of cleaning products used to wash boat hulls and decks. Many contain harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients that can pollute water and damage the environment. When possible, remove the boat from the water for ...


Boating Safety
The Daily Leader Fri, 08 Jun 2012 09:30 AM PDT
Jannette Shannon pulls a boat up at the Lake Lincoln launch after fishing Saturday at the lake in northern Lincoln County.
 

Recreational Boating Fatalities Increased Due to Boating Under the Influence
Legal Examiner
According to the United States Coast Guard's report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics, which I previously wrote about, recreational boating fatalities jumped last year to the highest levels they have been at since 1998.


  Boaters reminded to be safe after BWI
WIVB
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - Erie County's Marine Patrol arrested a Clarence man Thursday night, charging him with boating while intoxicated. It is their first BWI of the new boating season and authorities are advising boaters to "think safety.


Hollywood boating-safety program set for Saturday
MiamiHerald.com
By Carli Teproff Learn about boating safety at the city of Hollywood's National Marina Day celebration from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday at the Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk St. Representatives from the US Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation .
 

Fatalities:

Boater dies on Middle Fork of Salmon River float trip
Challis Messenger
Any time the Middle Fork rises above six feet, the Forest Service considers floating an extremely hazardous risk, Middle Fork Ranger Chris Grove told The Challis Messenger a year ago, after another boater died in very similar circumstances.


 A body found off the Everett waterfront has been identified
KAPS
(EVERETT)– Authorities say a body found off the Everett waterfront last week was that of boater missing since May 14 th . 49-year-old Richard L. Irby Jr. was on a boat that capsized near Jetty Island. Another man in the boat was rescued but required


 2 Korean nationals missing in Zambales
WN Philippines Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:27 AM PDT
MANILA -- Two Korean nationals were reported missing when the raft they were riding on capsized in a river in Botolan, Zambales, the Philippine Coast Guard (OCG) said on Thursday. PCG said that its Special Operations Group has..


 ID of body found in river Saturday released
Stillwater Gazette Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:43 AM PDT
The identity of a White Bear Lake man who died in an apparent boating accident on the St. Croix River over the weekend was released Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. 


 Mendota man dies in pond
The Ottawa Times Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:16 AM PDT
A Mendota man died after his boat capsized in a pond Wednesday near Mendota. A 911 call was placed at 9:42 a.m. reporting a boating accident in a private pond east of Interstate 39 and south of North 44th 


 Two die in Chattahoochee River boat crash
Dothan Eagle Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:57 AM PDT
Two people are dead after a boating incident Wednesday night on the Chattahoochee River, according to Corporal Mitch Oliver with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 


 Investigation shows boater inexperience, speed cause of fatal boating accident
Orlando Sentinel
By Erica Rodriguez, Orlando Sentinel A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation into one of two deadly March boating accidents in Tavares determined that inexperience and the boater's speed was what caused one boater to die.


 Fishermen drown after boat overturns at Uchee Creek
WALB-TV
By Barbara Gauthier - bio | email Divers are at the Bluff Creek boat ramp preparing to resume search efforts for a missing man who was reportedly thrown into the waters, along with two others, after a boat overturned. Search crews arrived on the scene ...


 Bloomington boater guilty in Lake Monroe deaths
The Indianapolis Star Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:08 PM PDT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A southern Indiana jury has found a Bloomington man guilty of three charges in a boating crash on Lake Monroe that killed a woman and her young grandson.


 Jamaican man's body found in Indiana lake
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Fri, 08 Jun 2012 07:14 AM PDT
MONTICELLO â A Jamaican man who vanished during a boating excursion on Lake Shafer has been found dead in the northern Indiana lake


Boating Accidents:

 Orient Fire Department Treats Injured Boater Near Gull Island
Patch.com
By Erin Schultz Members of the Orient Fire Department responded to a report of an injured man who'd fallen into a charter boat Tuesday night. Stephen Muto, 46, of Cold Spring Harbor was boarding the boat docked at Fishers Island when he fell into the ...


AMVER aids rescue of sailboat off Massachusetts
Trade Only Today
Coast Guard crews coordinated a rescue earlier this week for a sailboat about 1250 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass. Watchstanders from the 1st District Command Center received a distress signal from a personal locator beacon at about 8:30 am Monday ...



Yacht sails away from skipper
Sail World
The worst of all nightmares for a solo sailor is being in the water and watching the yacht sail away. The skipper of a sailing boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Houston, Texas, has just had that experience when he dived overboard to free a fouled rudder.


Gloucester Police/Fire: Sailboat stuck beneath bridge freed by police
Gloucester Daily Times
By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer Officers found the boat lodged sideways in the canal, and had to remove it with the police boat. The incident kept the bridge up for several minutes, with traffic backed up on both sides of Western Avenue until officers ...


  Japan rescues British rower hit in Pacific storm
Washington Examiner Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:02 AM PDT
CORRECTS MONTH TO JUNE - In this photo released by Japan Coast Guard, British adventurer Sarah Outen, facing camera, stands in a boat after she was rescued by Japan Coast Guard in the Pacific Ocean off the northeastern coast of Japan on Friday, June 8, 2012. Outen's blog said she was hit by a storm during her attempted journey around the world, and that her boat rolled over and was damaged.

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