Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Boating Safety classes set July 7
Dayton Courier Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:16 AM PDT
The Flotilla 05 and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are sponsoring a one-day boating safety course on July 7 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Serendipity Book Store in Fallon on Main Street. 


Spirit of America boating safety program also helping youths ...
News-Herald.com
Casey Shuttleworth had never been sailing before until he took part of the Spirit of America boating safety summer education program conducted by Lake .


Boating Safety:

 Boating: The art of docking
Beach Bulletin
In effect, you as boaters have a responsibility to boat to more restaurants. Not just for the great food or the enjoyment of being on the water with friends but to ...


 Boat Crash in N.Y. Highlights Dangers of Boating Under the Influence
Insurance Journal Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:22 AM PDT
A fatal boat crash off Long Island, New York, is prompting a safety initiative.The Coast Guard and local law enforcers are part of the renewed effort to target unsafe conditions for boaters and residents off the coast of Long Island 


 15 arrests Made During "Operation Dry Water"
KOMU Columbia Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:45 AM PDT
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced results from "Operation Dry Water" campaign on Wednesday, noting troopers made 15 arrests for boating while intoxicated and issued 44 citations for other safety violations. 182 boaters were contacted during the operation at the Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage and Gasconade rivers on June 23. 


 Operation Dry Water
Gridley Herald Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:53 AM PDT
Gridley, Calif. â Recreational boating fatalities last year jumped to their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence (BUI) was the leading contributing factor, according to the U.S. Coast Guardâs report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics.


 Impaired boaters cited during 'Operation Dry Water'
The Daily Jeffersonian Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:03 AM PDT
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Watercraft participated in Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown to remove impaired boaters from public waterways during the weekend of June 22-24. 


Boat ID checks slated next month
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:08 AM PDT
Because of the number of watercraft hull-identification checks in Steuben County, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will conduct twice-a-week checks at the Pokagon State Park office, 450 Lane 100, near Angola, beginning in July.  


10 arrested during drunken boating crackdown
Green Bay Press Gazette
Ten people were arrested last weekend during a statewide crackdown on drinking while boating.


  National Safe Boating Council encourages boaters to take “Safe ...
Sonoran News
Washington, D.C. – The 4th of July celebration is right around the corner and is a popular time for boaters to get out and enjoy being on the water with family and ...


GEICO encourages boaters to review hurricane insurance options
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, Jun 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Even boat owners with the most ardent hurricane preparedness plans are at risk this hurricane season.
 

Outdoors news: DNR offers tips for safe boating
Savannah Morning News
Savannah Georgia's source for News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, Classifieds, Jobs, Autos, Real Estate and St. Patricks Day from the Savannah Morning
 

Outdoors tip of the week: Bowline knot more than a boater's best friend
Detroit Free Press
Last week a friend untied a line that had been fastened to the bow of his boat for four years. Called a bowline for obvious reasons, it took only seconds and finger pressure to open a knot invented centuries ago by sailors who needed to tie or free a ...
 

Deal: Lower legal blood alcohol limit for boating
WDEF Chattanooga Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:18 AM PDT
ATLANTA (AP) â Governor Nathan Deal is calling for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit levels for boaters and hunters in the wake of a tragedy on Lake Lanier that killed two brothers. Deal says the current blood alcohol limit of .10 is too high. He says when the Legislature convenes in January, he will work with lawmakers to lower the limit to .08 ...
 

Black River boating speed concerns make waves
Jackson County Chronicle Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:03 PM PDT
The city of Black River Falls is investigating how to reduce the incidence of fast-moving watercraft on the Black River that cause shoreline erosion and pose safety concerns. 


Agencies Unite to Fight Boating Under the Influence
LakeLanier.com
Their combined Boating Safety Initiative will allow law enforcement officers to work together to enforce safety concerns and to deal with the serious problem of Boating Under the Influence (BUI). “With limited budgets and personnel numbers, our two ...
  

Fatalities:

Body of missing boater believed to be found
Newsradio 620
Officials say they've recovered a body believed to be that of a man reported missing after he fell from a boat on the Mississippi River in Dubuque.


2 confirmed dead in Rend Lake boating accident
KSDK St. Louis Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:12 AM PDT
Two people are confirmed dead following Tuesday's boating accident on Rend Lake in Franklin County.


Two killed in high-speed boat crash
WPSD Local 6 Paducah Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:03 PM PDT
Wednesday morning dive teams found the body of that boater who'd been missing since Tuesday afternoon. We also learned another woman injured in the crash died. 



Stillwater River claims boaters life
Laurel Outlook Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:46 AM PDT
A Billings man drowned this weekend, June 23, when he became trapped beneath the water while boating on the Stillwater River.



Body of Griffin Prince found at Lake Lanier
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Paul Bennett, who was driving the fishing vessel that collided with the Prince family's pontoon boat, already has been charged with boating under the influence ..


Body of missing boater recovered from Lake Minnetonka
Pioneer Press Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:18 PM PDT
Authorities have recovered the body of a young man who drowned in Lake Minnetonka.



Police investigation continues in Auke Lake death
Juneau Empire Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:04 AM PDT
The Juneau Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed Saturday's fatal jet ski and inner tube collision at Auke Lake to call police if they haven't already. Lt. 


 Filer man dies, 2 injured in boating accident
KIVI Boise Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:51 AM PDT
ROGERSON, Idaho (AP) -- Twin Falls County officials say a Filer man was killed and two others were injured when the boat they were traveling in hit a rock wall at Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir in south-central Idaho. 


Missing:

 Boater missing on Rose Lake
Cadillac News Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:15 PM PDT
OSCEOLA COUNTY â Law enforcement officers searched Rose Lake for a missing boater Wednesday night. Emergency workers responded to Rose Lake Wednesday after a 52-year-old man reportedly fell from a boat and disappeared under the water, said Osceola County Undersheriff Justin Halladay.



Boating Accidents:

 Local resident helps rescue stranded boaters in Indian River
Florida Today
Four boaters were rescued from the Indian River today with help from a local resident after their boat capsized due to an approaching storm.


Sailing Instructor Rescues 8 Children Adrift on Sakonnet River
Patch.com
In a dramatic rescue Tuesday, eight children were saved after their sailboats were blown off course on the Sakonnet River.


Disaster strikes Newport Bermuda yachts on their way home
YACHTe.com.au
Hamilton Bermuda: The Bermuda Race Organising Committee learned from Bermuda Harbour Radio on Tuesday local time that two boats returning from the .


  Norwegian Star Rescues 6 from Stranded Sailboat
Cruise Fever
Norwegian Cruise Line has reported that the Norwegian Star cruise ship rescued six stranded on a sailboat Tuesday afternoon. Captain Kenneth Harstrom ..


 PHOTOS: See a Charred Couch from This Morning's Houseboat Fire on Westlake Avenue
Seattle Weekly Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:08 PM PDT
Many of us have probably fantasized about owning a houseboat. Far fewer have likely fantasized about battling an early-morning fire on said houseboat. But that's exactly what Seattle Fire Department i 


 Man struck by boat propeller in Millerton accident
KFSN-TV Fresno Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:21 AM PDT
A man had to be airlifted to a Fresno hospital Tuesday after a boating accident on Millerton Lake. Even after the victim was taken from the scene, investigators had a tough time finding the boat involved in the accident. 


 Boat builder stranded alone at sea for 50 DAYS after mast snapped as he crossed the Atlantic in friend's boat
Daily Mail Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:44 AM PDT
Instead of calling for emergency help, the stubborn boat builder from Cornwall risked his life to repair the vessel, before rescuers finally found him. 


 Coast Guard rescues kayakers in Hilton Head
Live 5 News Charleston Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:19 AM PDT
The Coast Guard responded to a 911-relay call around 9:14 p.m. on Wednesday saying that three kayakers were stranded in mud in Hilton Head. Local agencies were unable to rescue them on their own. 


Boating News:

 Boaters beware: Bigger fines, more scrutiny to thwart invasive species
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:37 AM PDT
Just in time for ramped-up Fourth of July watercraft activity, conservation officials are mobilizing around the state and alerting the boating public Thursday that fines double starting Sunday for violations of Minnesota's aquatic invasive species laws.

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