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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Classes

Boat safety course coming July 28
Florida Times-Union
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 (blog)
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
Sail World
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
Free 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
Legal Examiner
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
Argus Observer Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:31 AM PDT
ONTARIO รข 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
PR Newswire 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
Did 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
In boating 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
Charlotte Observer
Boaters 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
660 News 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
Bayside Bulletin 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
Fox News 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
News 1130 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
The Express-Times 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
The Virginian-Pilot 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
A 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 ..

Boating Accidents:

 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
WGMD Radio
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
Coast Guard 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
The Voice 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
The Post-Standard 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
WCNC Charlotte 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
Philadelphia Inquirer
The 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
BBC Dorset 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 ...
Washington Post
DETROIT — A hydroplane boat racer said Saturday that he is fortunate to have escaped serious injury after flipping his boat on the Detroit River.

1 comment:

  1. Your source list is very informative. I think you got all the links to news, or trainings or tips on safe boating. Boating is just one of the fun things to do especially during the summer. However, a lot of this activity results to accidents. Safety is really an essential part of anything that we do. Let us all be more responsible of our actions so that we would not also involve other innocent people.


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