Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, July 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Classes:

What a Weekend in Martin County: July 20-22
Stuart News Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:00 AM PDT
With the summer boating season in full swing, it's the perfect time to learn seafaring fundamentals from the experts at a safe boating course beginning at 9 a.m. July 21 at the Coast Guard Flotilla 59 facility in Sandsprit Partk, 3443 S.E. St. Lucie Blvd. in Stuart. You've got to be 16 or older. Cost is $40. Call 772-342-0971 for information. 

Boating Safety News:

 NY legislators urge changes in drunken boater laws
Long Island Business News Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:17 AM PDT
Several New York officials are urging stricter laws and enforcement when it comes to drunken boating. State Sen. Charles Fuschillo and Assemblyman David McDonough say they are introducing several bills in the state Legislature. They were joined at a press conference Thursday on Long Island by the family of a man recently killed in an

 Ossining drowning victim's mom joins call for tougher boating regulations
The Journal News Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:50 AM PDT
The boat Sheila Lilley's son, Bryan Johnson, was on the night he died, did not have life jackets, flares or a radio on board, she said. 'There wasn't even a first aid kit or a spotlight,' Lilley said. 

 Fuschillo Calls for Stronger Boating Safety Laws
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, consoles Michelle Mannino of West Islip after she spoke at a press conference in Wantagh Thursday morning about the need for stronger boating under the influence laws after losing her husband in a boat accident last 

 Boating This Summer? Remember These Safety Supplies
Houston Chronicle
In the current drought, millions of Americans are escaping the heat out on the water. Boating can be a fun and exciting way to keep cool in the summer, but also offers certain risks. To keep safe while cruising the lake, river, bay, or ocean, make sure to have ...

 Boating safety: a life-or-death matter
Lightning flashed across the night sky on the Fourth of July, and wakes from nearby boats rolled across what were relatively calm waters only minutes earlier. All at once, a 34-foot cabin cruiser named Kandi Won tipped and capsized into Oyster Bay Harbor.

 Crackdown on drunken boating planned for northwest Missouri
Kansas City Star
The Missouri Highway Patrol's Water Patrol Division will have a special enforcement operation focusing on drunken boating in northwest Missouri next month. The highway patrol will have a saturation patrol sometime during August to detect impaired boaters ...


Boater dies after vessel capsizes
Bowling Green Daily News
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Sgt. Garry Clark said two men, who were experienced boaters, had launched their vessel Tuesday morning to fish near the wickets of Dam 53. He says they were pulled into the structure as they tried to pull up ...

Reno man, 41, killed in Jet Ski accident at Boca Reservoir
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza Thu, 19 Jul 2012 03:48 AM PDT
TRUCKEE, Calif. â A 41-year-old Reno man was killed in a Jet Ski accident Sunday afternoon at Boca Reservoir, an official has confirmed.

Suspects in fatal boating incident appear in court
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
OGDEN, Utah — The men suspected in the boating death of a University of Utah researcher appeared in an Ogden courtroom Thursday for preliminary hearings. 49-year-old Esther Fujimoto, a lab specialist at the University of Utah, was swimming in open ...

Pineview boaters ordered to stand trial in death of swimmer
Salt Lake Tribune
Colton Raines, Robert Cole Boyer and Skyler Shepherd are accused in a fatal hit and run boating accident last August. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner). Pineview boaters ordered to stand trial in death of swimmer. 911 call » Rescuer unable to save ..

Boating Accidents:

Fire damages yacht in Provincetown
Wicked Local
Fire broke out on a luxury yacht in Provincetown sometime after 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to Cabral's Marina at Fisherman's Wharf. The fire appeared contained to a compartment in the rear of the approximately 60-foot vessel, ...

 Coast Guard says boater had no life vest
Coast Guard says boater had no life vest. July 19, 2012. E-mail|; Print|. Text size – +. E-mail. E-mail this article. To: Invalid E-mail address. Add a personal message:(80 character limit). Your E-mail: Invalid E-mail address. Sending your article. Your article has ...

Boater found unharmed after overnight search
Turn to
The people who likely saved the life of a Westerly boater spoke about the ordeal Wednesday. The man's boat came ashore in South Kingstown, but he wasn't on it. "The engine was still running and at full throttle. The propeller broke into pieces and shattered 

3 injured in jet ski crash
North Platte Telegraph Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:50 PM PDT
Three teenagers were sent to the hospital following a watercraft collision south of Brady this week. A total of five teens were involved in the accident and all were from Gothenburg. 

 Police responding to sailboat crash in Park Township
Park Township —. A 64-year-old woman sustained shoulder and rib injuries in a sailboat crash in Park Township this evening, according to scanner traffic. Police and medics are responding to the crash at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, 2157 South Shore Drive.

 Firefighters say man was struck by lightning during severe storms
WHAS TV11 Louisville Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:01 PM PDT
OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) â On Thursday night a boater, in Oldham County, was rushed to University Hospital after firefighters say he was hit by lightning while in the middle of the river with four friends during the severe weather at about 5:30 p.m. The North Oldham assistant fire chief tells WHAS11 that the other passengers were able to get the boat over to the shoreline at Harmony Landing ...

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