Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Boating column: Safe boating course starts Monday night
SILive.com
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-06's "About Boating Safely" course will be held this Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at ...


Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of June 17
The Oregonian Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:05 AM PDT
All programs free, unless noted. Boating Boating class: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary class leading to boater education card. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7. Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, Astoria. $15. Fishing  Clackamas Fly Fishers monthly meeting: Chris Allen of ODFW... 


 Flotilla 62 offers boater safety class
Southside Sentinel Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:42 PM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 62 of Deltaville, is offering an âAbout Boating Safety Classâ at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Center, 83 Ball Park Rd., Deltaville, on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Boating Safety News:

Boating safety offices next in the line for federal government cuts
CKNW News Talk 980 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:48 PM PDT
The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees says the federal government is closing boating safety offices in BC.  Pacific Region director Dave Clark  says the offices supply safety courses, licences, and safe operation advice.  "Boating safety is actually going off to Ottawa I guess this is one more of their bringing boating safety bringing rescue centres to Ottawa off the ocean."  Sources ..


Transport Canada denies boating safety offices will be shuttered
CKNW News Talk 980
Transport Canada says contrary to what the union is claiming boating safety offices in BC won't be closing. In an emailed statement Transport Canada admits 14 ...
 

Education Coordinator from Alaska Named Boating Safety Educator of the Year by the Western States Boating ...
PRWeb Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:07 PM PDT
Joe McCullough, education coordinator with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, was named the Western States Boating Administrators Association boating safety educator of the year. (PRWeb June 14, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9603005.htm


Boating Safety Emphasized by Game, Fish and Parks
Chamberlain Oacoma Sun
PIERRE, S.D. – Water temperatures are warming in South Dakota, and boaters typically begin to take to the water in greater numbers as the July Fourth holiday ...
 

 Free boat safety checks available
Fremont News-Messenger Sat, 16 Jun 2012 07:48 AM PDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Start the summer boating season with a Vessel Safety Check, a complementary safety inspection of a recreational boat done by a trained and certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron Vessel Examiner. A VSC helps to ensure your vessel meets current federal safety standards, according to a news release. 


 Cass County Sheriffâs Office to loan free life jackets to kids this boating season
The Pilot-Independent Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:08 AM PDT
The Cass County Sheriffâs Office is continuing to help keep kids safe this year while on the water by participating in the Boat U.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids. 


 Drunk boating arrests up in Iowa
cbs4qc.com
If you plan on taking your boat out this weekend, listen up. Drunk boating arrests are up this year. Iowa DNA conservation officers said so far they've made 19 ...


 Eric Sharp: Learning boating rules could be lifesaver
Detroit Free Press Sun, 17 Jun 2012 01:39 AM PDT
Years ago I won a bet from a friend as we were returning to the harbor at Charleston, S.C., after dark and spotted a rotating amber light moving low across the water. He said, "What the heck is that? I've never seen it before." I said, "Submarine." 


 Officials Preach Boating Safety
Jamestown Post Journal
Along with warm weather, the summer months in Chautauqua County bring several other things to the table — barbecues, beaches and boating.


 Boating enthusiasts, retailer to hand out safety kits
The State
A boating club and retail store will team up this week to offer boaters and others out on the lake this summer free glow sticks and other safety items.


Fatalities:

Boater dies after falling overboard at Tsehum Harbour
Vancouverite
SIDNEY, B.C. – A 55-year-old boater died last week when he fell overboard while docking his vessel at Tsehum Harbour. The dead man from North Saanich.


Boater drowns in Lake Independence
Independence Press & News Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:14 PM PDT
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim from Lake Independence in mid afternoon, Friday, June 8.


Body of Missing Boater Found on Lake Pepin Shore
WSAW Wausau Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:00 PM PDT
MAIDEN ROCK, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have recovered the body of a Wisconsin man missing since he fell from a boat into Lake Pepin. 



Boating Incident in Lake St. John Results in Fatality
KATC 3 Lafayette Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:13 AM PDT
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents responded to a boating incident on Lake St. John that left one man dead and possibly another at 12:15 a.m. this morning, June 16. Bruce Pickle, 50, was found in the water by some onlookers after they witnessed him crash into a pier on Lake St. John with his bass boat around midnight. Pickle was ejected from the 


 Men arrested over boating tragedy
Nassau Guardian
Five men were arrested yesterday in connection with a boating tragedy off Abaco that left at least 11 people dead this week, Assistant Commissioner of Police ..


Two drown in Delta after boat capsizes
Stockton Record
Authorities urge boaters to wear life preservers ... The age and gender of the three boaters was unknown late Saturday; they are believed to be residents of the ..


Missing:

Yacht wrecks near Tongan island; 2 aboard missing
Fox News
Rescuers are searching for a Englishman and his Australian sailing companion after finding the wreck of their yacht near a Tongan island.


 Gatineau man missing after boating mishap
The Ottawa Sun Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:30 AM PDT
Police divers are looking for a 39-year-old Gatineau man who went missing after a boating accident in Western Quebec Saturday evening.


Boating Accidents:
 

Handicapped Palmer River boater identified
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
REHOBOTH — Local police have identified the handicapped fisherman who prompted an intensive search around the Palmer River Wednesday night as Brian


  Boater rescued after Lake Nokomis accident
WSAU
BRADLEY, Wis. (WSAU) – A Wausau man fell out of his boat into Lake Nokomis this afternoon. A witness saw the accident and used his boat to rescue


 Coast Guard rescues wind surfer in trouble in SF Bay
KTVU Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:16 PM PDT
San Francisco firefighters rescued a stranded kite surfer from the Bay early Thursday evening, a fire department spokeswoman said. The fire department received a report at 4:51 p.m. that there was a hang glider stuck in the water and drifting east toward Alcatraz, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. She said firefighters responded on personal watercraft and in a fireboat, and located the ..


 US Coast Guard rescues Sacramento man at sea after boat hit by ...
First Coast News
MCCLELLAN AIR FIELD, Calif. -- A Sacramento man was rescued at sea and has a whale of a tale to tell. Max Young almost lost his life after what he believes ..


FWC: Luring gators puts entire boat in danger
NBC2 News
Witnesses say that boat captain Wally Weatherholt was trying to feed an alligator before his hand was bitton off. The NBC2 Investigators found out his employer ...



USA. Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 boaters in Lake Erie
BYM News (press release)
A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, and a nearby boater rescued three people in Lake Erie Friday morning when their 23-foot 


 Selsey RNLI crew assist yacht
Chichester Observer Sat, 16 Jun 2012 03:08 AM PDT
Selsey lifeboat crew were called out to assist a seven-metre yacht after it suffered from an engine failure. 


 Two Hurt In Lake Crash, Boater Arrested
WOWT Omaha Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:26 PM PDT
A boating accident Saturday morning at Ginger Cove near Valley, Nebraska landed a couple in the hospital and a man in jail. 


8 teachers rescued at sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:47 PM PDT
Eight public school teachers were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard Friday night after the engine of their boat conked out under heavy rain in rough seas churned up by Tropical Storm Butchoy.



2 Injured In Monongahela River Boating Accident
CBS Pittsburgh Sun, 17 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT
Two people were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after a Wave Runner and a boat collided on the Monongahela River Saturday night. 


Two Injured in Boat Crash
KIII Corpus Christi Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:38 PM PDT
According to witnesses two men were boating here in the Nueces Bay.  The driver wasn't paying attention and hit a pole. The boat flipped -- tossed the two fisherman out. They were transported to the hospital 



Medical helicopters rescue girls hit by watercraft in Discovery Bay
KTVU Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:55 PM PDT
Two girls playing in the water in Discovery Bay were injured Saturday morning when a hydrofoil broke apart and hit them, a Discovery Bay Yacht harbor master said. Sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. the watercraft broke apart while a man was riding it and hit one girl in the head and the other in the shoulder in the Fast Water area of Discovery Bay, the harbor master said. Two helicopters ...


Boating News:

 Boat Party in Jeopardy
The Sag Harbor Express
The boat party, which drew some 150 to 200 vessels last year, has been in existence for around two decades. Every year, boats and their owners have ...


Cities, counties try to net navigation funds
The Bay Bulletin Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:32 AM PDT
Matt Culver, Brevard County's boating and waterways coordinator, stands at Griffis Landing at Blue Crab Cove on Merritt Island. The county is asking for money from the navigation district to refurbish the area. 



New Boating Law Enforced
WROC-TV
There's a new law that takes effect Saturday to help curb loud parties happening near homes along Lake Ontario. The enforcement has drawn some mixed ...


 Boat owners on notice after sinkings at Augusta marina
The Augusta Chronicle
Augusta marina officials said they are putting owners of poorly maintained boats on notice after having two boats sink at the dock last week.Mike Stacy, who ...


 officials checking boat for invasive species
MyNorthwest.com
Wash. officials checking boat for invasive species - AP State News at MyNorthwest.com.

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