Boating Safety Classes
Boat safety course coming July 28
The course helps a boater obtain the state Boater
Safety ID Card, required by Florida law for anyone born after January
1, 1988. The flotilla serves the St. Johns River's waterways from the
Buckman Bridge to the Shands Bridge out of Green Cove Springs.
Boating safety classes offered
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer a free boating safety class on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Boating Safety News:
Improving Yacht Club Safety - Interview with US Sailing's Dan Cooney
As the Associate Executive Director of US Sailing and Rear Commodore of the Beverly Yacht
Club (BYC), Dan Cooney sees safety issues through multiple lenses –
what more can US Sailing do to help clubs and sailors become more
educated about the
Boaters & swimmers get too close for comfort
park admission, jet skis and swimming outside the designated areas are
some of the problems park officials are up against at Gardner Lake.
Concerned residents say more supervision is needed at the lake in Salem
Summer Water Days Still Need to be Safe
Most deaths among boaters are caused by falls overboard and capsizing, says Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp. In a small boat, a boater has to resist the urge to stand up. Those who must move around should keep their weight low and close to the ...
Florida again leads nation in boating accidents
St. Petersburg Times
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:08 PM PDT
Florida has done it again. The state leads the country once more in the number of boating accidents and fatalities, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Idaho Power stresses continued safety around water
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:31 AM PDT
ONTARIO â Idaho Power wants to remind the public to play it safe in
the water this summer. Keeping a safe distance from the dams while
fishing, swimming or boating will prevent contact with strong
currents and sudden changes in water levels. Also, pay attention to any
warning signs posted and follow all state boating and recreation safety laws. Learn more about summer safety by visiting www ...
OUR VIEWS: No wake not clear
Grand Haven Tribune
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:09 AM PDT
The rules on no-wake zones are crystal clear on Michigan's inland
lakes, where any water within 100 feet of shore, docks and swimmers are
off-limits to high-speed boating. read more
Harper government strengthens commitment to boating safety
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:55 AM PDT
OTTAWA, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced additional
funding for the Boating Safety Class Contribution Program. The renewed program, now called the Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP), will...
Rescues prompt call for caution
Cheboygan Daily Tribune
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:11 AM PDT
The third rescue this month of teenage girls on rafts or other non-motorized watercraft
has prompted Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont to issue a warning
for those inclined to have fun on the water with boating equipment that
is often unsuitable for the Great Lakes
Dry spell prompts warnings to NY boaters, campers
Wall Street Journal
ALBANY, N.Y. — State officials are warning campers and boaters about a high fire danger and low water levels due to hot weather and a lack of rain over the past 10 days.
DUI boating arrests up seven fold in N. Indiana
we recognize that we were going to ruffle this many feathers?” said Lt.
John Karris, with the DNR, “I really didn't recognize that,
Set course toward safer Lanier
Atlanta Journal Constitution
vernacular, “setting a course” means to plot one's journey before
raising the sails in hopes of arriving at one's destination safely.
Annual boat event draws scrutiny one year after accident
plan to tie their vessels together for an annual gathering on Lake
Norman Saturday where a 25-year-old Charlotte woman was critically
injured when the inexperienced driver of a rental boat ran over her last summer. Organizers insist the event .
Calgary fire advises against boating on the Bow
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:19 AM PDT
The Calgary Fire Department is reinstating the boating
advisory for the Bow River because of an increase in water being
released from a dam west of Calgary and a change in the weather forecast
for the weekend.
Boating fatality report targets life jackets
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:48 PM PDT
There were 14 fatalities on Queensland waterways last year, according
to a state government report out this week, which calls for boaties to
wear life jackets.
How to stay safe while boating
LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. - Bright sun, warm temperatures, boaters
live for days like this. While fun is top of mind, safety should be
too. Lake and pool water has taken more than two dozen victims this
year. That's more drownings than any other year in
Georgia Lawmakers Taking Closer Look at Lowering Alcohol Limit for Boaters
Boating is a popular way for many people to spend a day off. But Georgia leaders are looking to crack down on those who are boating under the influence.
Mom of Capsized Boat Victim Believed Cabin Safe
WNYC New York Public Radio
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:16 AM PDT
The mother of one of three children who died inside the cabin of a yacht
that capsized on the Fourth of July believed it was the safest place
for her daughter. Lisa Gaines, fighting back tears, appeared on NBC's
"Today" show with her husband, Paul, and their lawyer on Friday. The
tragedy, which occurred in Oyster Bay, Long Island, claimed the lives of
their 7-year-old daughter, Victoria; David ...
Danger on the high skis: Fatalities bring renewed calls for personal watercraft safety
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 05:58 AM PDT
At speeds of up to 85 miles per hour, Jet Skis and their cousins,
waverunners, can bring thrills, as well as danger. (AP) Kristin Beale,
of Richmond, Va., endured countless hours of physical therapy since Aug.
28, 2005, when she was struck by another Jet Ski while she riding one
with a friend on Lake Gaston in North Carolina.
Boater Drowns in Bay of Green Bay
WBAY Green Bay
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:18 PM PDT
The victim fell in the water as their boat took on water off Bayshore County Park.
Still no sign of a boater who went missing in Florence Lake
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:58 PM PDT
Searchers say the man and a friend were in a boat on the
Langford-area lake when the craft flipped. The friend got to shore but
the man, from of a nearby trailer park, hasn't been seen since.
Delaware River boater charged in death of Lane Alden - UPDATE
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:55 AM PDT
Alden, 57, of Harmony Township, was ejected from a boat driven by Donald Jessamine, 61, of Phillipsburg, authorities said.
Man Found Dead Inside Houseboat Near Lake Mead
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:22 PM PDT
The National Park Service and the Clark County coroner's office are
investigating the death of an adult male found decaying in a houseboat in the Boulder Basin area of Lake Mead, a park service spokesman said Friday. Park rangers discovered the body after
Boater dies in crash near Tangier Island
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 08:40 AM PDT
BALTIMORE The Coast Guard says a man died after a boat he was aboard collided with a beacon in the Chesapeake Bay near Virginia's Tangier Island. The Coast Guard
says officials were contacted at about 10:15 p.m. Friday. A 37-year-old
man reported that he had collided with an object in the water and that
he and another man aboard were injured.
One dead in boating accident
body has been recovered from the Pascagoula River according to Jackson
County Sheriff Mike Byrd. It is believed 38-year-old Gene Tanner of
Vancleave was traveling in a boat around 3am Saturday when
British powerboat racer killed in Gabon
A British powerboat racer has been killed after his boat
flipped over and "barrel rolled" while travelling at speeds of 120
miles an hour. British powerboat racer William Nocker. Image 1 of 2.
British powerboat racer William Nocker, who was killed in a ..
Alameda police rescue sailor from the estuary
San Jose Mercury News
Two Alameda police officers on Jet Skis rescued a sailor after his sailboat
capsized in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary on July 4. The sailor, who was
wearing an improperly fitted life jacket, appeared physically exhausted
from making numerous attempts to ..
8 Rescued After Boating Accident Off IR Inlet
Around 4:15 this morning, the Coast Guard received a call for a collision between a sport fishing boat and a sailboat
about seven and a half miles southeast of the Indian River Inlet. The
Coast Guard says the fishing boat has sunk but it stuck inside ...
Coast Guard helps boat taking on water off Newport
ABC 6 Providence
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:22 AM PDT
rescue crews helped bail out a 43-foot sailboat that had started to
take on water Thursday about 10 miles off the coast of Newport.
Witnesses: Man thrown "bridge high" after explosion on Lake Wylie
WIS News 10 Columbia
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:30 PM PDT
A man is in the hospital after investigators say his watercraft exploded on Lake Wylie Friday afternoon.
Boat speeds through group of floaters on St. Clair River
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:37 AM PDT
St. Clair County Sheriff's Marine Division deputies are looking for a
blue and white boat with the name "Sinbad" or "Cinbad" lettered on its
hull. The boat has eluded authorities who are searching for a watercraft that could have killed four young adults rafting on the St. Clair River over the holidays.
Three rescued after boat catches fire on Oneida Lake
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:58 PM PDT
A passing boater used a fire extinguisher until the Sylvan Beach fire/rescue boat arrived to finish putting out the fire.
Man injured in jet ski explosion on Lake Wylie
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:17 PM PDT
LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- One man is in the hospital after a jet ski explosion on Lake Wylie Friday afternoon. Emergency officials said that shortly after 12:30 p.m. a jet ski
exploded on the lake near the Buster Boyd Bridge. According to the York
County Sheriff's Office, the Waxhaw man's Sea Doo stalled near the
bridge and when he tried to crank it back up, it exploded. Witnesses
said that he was
8 rescued after boats collide off Delaware coast
Coast Guard rescued eight people off the Delaware coast early Friday
after a predawn collision between a large motorboat and a sailboat, officials said. Six of those rescued were aboard the motorboat, the Line Item, which took on water and sank ...
Family rescued from sinking yacht
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 05:06 AM PDT
A family is rescued from their yacht after it starts to sink at sea off the Dorset coast.
Driver flips hydroplane boat at Detroit River Gold Cup race, but walks away ...
DETROIT — A hydroplane boat racer said Saturday that he is fortunate to have escaped serious injury after flipping his boat on the Detroit River.