Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Boating Safety And Accidet News

Boater Education:

Bay Area's Tradewinds Sailing School and Club's Group Sailing Adventures Sell Out (press release)
Featuring premier sailing lessons and sailboat rentals and charters throughout Sacramento and the Bay Area, Tradewinds Sailing School and Club has already sold out of availability for two of its three upcoming group sailing adventures to the San Juan ...

 Oudoor calendar: Week of June 10
The Oregonian Sat, 09 Jun 2012 06:12 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 McLoughlin Steelheaders Chapter Meeting: With Bob Toman. 7 p.m. June 12. Round...

 Boating safety courses required starting in July
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. 

 Boating safety class
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-7 in Lighthouse Point has a one-day About Boating Safety Course starting at 8 am June 30 at the Dixon Ahl Recreation Center, 2200 NE 38th St., Lighthouse Point. Topics include navigational aids, elementary boat ...

 Oudoor calendar: Week of June 10
By Oregonian Sports Boater Safety Course: Boater card class and exam. 9:30 am-4:30 pm June 16. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, Delta Park. $10. 503-629-2026 McLoughlin Steelheaders Chapter Meeting: With Bob Toman. 7 pm June 12.

Youth, Adult Sailing Classes Offered
Oswego Daily News
Introduction To Youth Community Boating will be offered June 27-28 and July 23-24, in am and pm sessions. This introductory 5 hour, two-day course focuses on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine their interest in

 Oudoor calendar: Week of June 10
The Oregonian Sat, 09 Jun 2012 06:12 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  McLoughlin Steelheaders Chapter Meeting: With Bob Toman. 7 p.m. June 12. Round.

Boating Safety News:

Trashing speed buoys makes waters more dangerous
Philadelphia Inquirer
Seeing a cautionary buoy in the water is a signal to a pleasure boater to slow down on New Jersey's crowded back bays. Buoys are like speed bumps on busy residential streets. Just like roads in its densely populated towns, New Jersey's waterways are ...

Recreational Boating Fatalities Increased Due to Boating Under the Influence
Injury Board Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:14 PM PDT
According to the United States Coast Guardâs 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. This alarming statistic highlights the need for greater awareness of safety risks with recreational boating, and the need for increased enforcement of various violations that ... 

 USA. City Officials, US Coast Guard and Boating Industry Stakeholders promote ...
BYM News (press release)
Boating and water recreation safety on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River is a priority of the City of Chicago. The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago ..

 New boating rules come into effect in Va. soon
WTOP Radio Washington, DC Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:17 AM PDT
There will be new requirements for some Virginia boaters and Jet Skiers starting in just a few weeks. 

 Boaters reminded to stay safe
Peoria Journal Star Sat, 09 Jun 2012 21:16 PM PDT
With the summer boating season under way, central Illinois residents are flocking to the Illinois River. While Asian Carp pose a threat to some boaters, a more preventable problem persists - passengers without life jackets. 

 Drownings prompt lesson in boating safety
KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville Sat, 09 Jun 2012 17:03 PM PDT
Four drownings in four weeks prompt officials to say it's time for a lesson in boating safety. 

 Safe Boating And Fishing Festival Offers Something New
The 7th Annual North Central Ohio Safe Boating and Fishing Festival featured something new this year. This past weekend the event was held at Pleasant Hill Lake Marina in Perrysville featuring a water safety trailer. The trailer acts as a boat,

 Boating season means stay safe out there
Lake Country Calendar
By Contributed - Lake Country Calendar Boating season is upon us and the RCMP remind boaters to drive responsibly and stay safe on the water. Before heading out onto any lake, ensure that all of the required equipment is available and in working order.

 Arkansas House: Please practice safe boating on waterways
We continue to update our laws concerning boating safety in an effort to save lives. In 1995, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 517 which made it mandatory that everyone under the age of 12 must wear a life jacket when they are in a moving boat.


Officials search for possible missing Jet Skier in Mississippi River
KMOV St. Louis Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:56 AM PDT
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) Authorities were trying to search for a person who reportedly fell into the Mississippi River on Friday. Officials said the person may have fallen off their Jet Ski near the intersection of I-270 and Riverview around 1 p.m. It was unknown if the victim suffered any injuries. The details surrounding the incident are still not clear. We'll be sure to update this story as more ...

 Search on at W. Hennepin County lake for missing boater
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Authorities searching since Thursday for a boater on a western Hennepin County lake found his body Friday afternoon, authorities said. Authorities searching since Thursday for a boater on a western Hennepin County lake found his body Friday afternoon,

Boater found dead at Lake Sam Rayburn
By Jeff Awtrey - email The four-day search for a boater reported missing on Monday ended Friday morning when authorities found his body near where he first went missing on Lake Same Rayburn. Sheriff Mitchell Newman said Evadale volunteer firefighters 

Rescuers search Lake Mitchell for drowning victim
Cadillac News Sat, 09 Jun 2012 05:09 AM PDT
CADILLAC â Search crews from five counties converged on Lake Mitchell Friday afternoon to aid in the search of a man who had apparently drowned. 

 Man jailed until sentencing
Bedford Times-Mail Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:39 PM PDT
BLOOMINGTON â Winston Wood, convicted Thursday of leaving the scene of a fatal Lake Monroe boating accident, will remain in Monroe County Jail until his sentencing, prosecuto ... 

 DNR investigating deadly jet ski crash
WIS News 10 Columbia Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:49 AM PDT
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating a crash that killed a man on a personal watercraft on Lake Murray

 Trial of Stephen Morse, accused in boating death of Augustus Adamopoulos of ...
By Fred Contrada, The Republican NORTHAMPTON - As his father tried frantically to revive him on the shore of Lake Norwich, a badly injured Augustus Adamopoulos told him, "Let me die," a prosecutor said Friday. Northwestern Assistant District Attorney

 VA FATAL: Coast Guard: Boater dies after rescue off Va. Beach
Eastern Shore News Sat, 09 Jun 2012 18:39 PM PDT
PORTSMOUTH  The Coast Guard says it is investigating the death of a Virginia Beach man who was medevaced from a commercial diving ship about 10 miles off the Virginia coast. 

 Body of missing boater found in west metro lake
KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul Sat, 09 Jun 2012 07:19 AM PDT
Authorities say the body of a man missing on a west metro lake has been found.

Boating Accidents:

Lifeboat crew airlifted after flooding sweeps away rescue vessel in caravan ...
"They launched the life boat to get people but the force of the water swept the lifeboat into one of the buildings. The last people to be rescued were the lifeboat crew. "The lifeboat was swept into our gas compound and now there are gas bottles

Boater missing in Lake Erie, boat found on rocks
Plain Dealer
Boaters reported Mol's 27-foot sport boat stuck on the rocks near Burke Lakefront Airport with no one aboard around 8:30 pm Friday. It was reported that the vessel's radio was on, and it was taking on water. The Coast Guard and a boat crew from the ...

 Overturned sailboat on Cooper River
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Overturned boat on Cooper River: A sailboat capsized on the Cooper River near Cooper River Yacht Club on Friday afternoon. A sailboat capsized on the Cooper River near Cooper River Yacht Club on Friday afternoon. Sailboat instructor Mary Morgan helped

 Clarence man accused of boating while intoxicated
The Buffalo News Sat, 09 Jun 2012 04:10 AM PDT
A Clarence man was arrested for boating while intoxicated Thursday night in the Buffalo Harbor, the Erie County Sheriffâs Office reported. The sheriffs marine unit stopped James M. Craven, 46, of Clarence shortly after 10 p.m. for operating his boat without his lights. 

 USA. Coast Guard assists 2 men aboard boat taking on water in Lake Michigan
BYM News (press release)
The boaters and the RB-S crew located a hole in the boat's transom, determined to be the cause of the flooding. "We always respond as if it is a worst-case scenario, and today was no different," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Wright, the coxswain,

 Second British rower, Charlie Martell, rescued from Pacific
The Guardian
Charlie Martell, a Royal Engineer Commando serving with the Territorial ArHe was plucked from the ocean about 700 miles off the coast of, sent out a mayday call on Thursday morning after his boat was damaged by 50ft seas during a tropical storm.

 Coast Guard rescues boater in Green Bay
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sat, 09 Jun 2012 19:51 PM PDT
The Coast Guard Station in Green Bay rescued a boater whose small sailing vessel capsized Saturday 


 Boater and his two dogs go over dam on Mississippi River
Buffalo County (WQOW) - A very scary situation for a Buffalo County boater, as he goes over a dam on the Mississippi River. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Department says someone reported that a boat went through the dam in Alma. The caller reported that ...

 Authorities rescue six people in Great Lakes; one in Green Bay
The rescue operation on Green Bay came after a small sailboat capsized Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard was called at 4 pm when another boater saw the accident. Authorities said a man wearing a life jacket was in the water a couple miles east of the ...

 Two women rescued from Lake St. Clair
Windsor Star (blog)
Two women who fell off a sailboat into Lake St. Clair were rescued Saturday by a US Coast Guard vessel. The US Coast Guard received a 911 call around 6:20 pm from a passenger aboard a sailboat, said Galen Witham, operations specialist first class

 Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters from Lake Ontario
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Sun, 10 Jun 2012 09:35 AM PDT
One of the individuals showed signs of hypothermia and was taken to a hospital. 

 Coast Guard, Samaritans rescue 10 off Va.
NBC 12 Richmond Sun, 10 Jun 2012 07:16 AM PDT
Ten people were plucked from waters off Cape Charles by the Coast Guard and good Samaritans after their 24-foot boat capsized

 Woman injured on personal watercraft
7 News Miami Sat, 09 Jun 2012 20:19 PM PDT
HAULOVER BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- An accident offshore left one woman injured, Saturday. A 7News viewer sent in photos of the woman on a stretcher at Haulover Beach Marina.

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