Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Game Wardens Stress School Not Out for Teen Boaters
Brownwood News (blog)
State Game Wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education. While the new law became effective last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement ...

BADD Deters Drunk Boaters
Legal Examiner
One organization fighting to improve boating laws is Boaters Against Drunk Driving (BADD), an anti-drinking and boating advocacy group based in Battle Creek, Michigan. BADD was founded in 1989 by Jim Carlin, a former law enforcement officer and avid ..

 Mind Click and The Royal Yachting Association Develop Commercial Endorsement Course
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:08 AM PDT
As the national body for all forms of boating, the Royal Yachting Association provides a wide range of training courses and professional qualifications. Working alongside governing departments, the RYA sets standards for statutory certification of commercial yacht skippers, and issues certificates on behalf the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. .

 Discover Clean & Safe Sailboat to visit antique boat show
Skaneateles Press Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:05 AM PDT
The educational vessel for the 2012 Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign, which educates boaters about legal, safe and environmentally-friendly boating on New Yorkâs waters, will visit the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show this weekend.

 Edmond City Council to vote on new rules for personal watercraft
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:37 PM PDT
Personal watercraft owners could soon have more room to ride at an Edmond lake. 

National Safe Boating Council Identifies States With Highest Number of Boating ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, DC, Jul 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Following safe and responsible boating practices, including wearing a life jacket, being alert and aware while on the water, and obeying navigation rules, can make each time you are on the

BLNR to consider boater licensing rule Friday
West Hawaii Today Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:33 PM PDT
The Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider adoption of a new rule that would require boat operators to complete a boating safety course to operate a power-driven vessel in state waters.


Meriden man dies after Middletown boat accident
The Record-Journal Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:52 PM PDT
MIDDLETOWN - A 34-year-old Meriden man died Monday from injuries he sustained when his Jet Ski collided with a boat on the Connecticut River in Middletown. 

Autopsy results show father, sons drowned in Oneida Lake boating accident; speed and inattention to blame
Rome Observer Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:40 AM PDT
SYLVAN BEACH -- Autopsy results show that the father and two sons who died after their boat crashed and capsized in Oneida Lake drowned.  

 Keith Morris: Boat struck 100 feet from breakwater's end
The Journal News Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:49 AM PDT
Loading Photo Galleries ... Keith Morris, a New Rochelle firefighter, was killed while boating in Stamford Conn. on July 22, 2012. Photo: New Rochelle Fire Dept. 

 Steamboat resident dies in boating accident
The Steamboat Pilot & Today Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:33 AM PDT
The driver of the boat, a 21-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of operating the boat while intoxicated. The accident occurred Saturday night in Wisconsin. 

Boater charged in death
Cleveland Daily Banner
Davis and Misty Rymer Thompson, 32, were boating on the Hiwassee River on the evening of Aug. 10, 2011, when Thompson was killed, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Ben Davis. The TWRA's Davis reported investigators learned ...

Boater dies in Everglades
Florida Keys Keynoter Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:17 PM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of man who was last seen diving into the water to retrieve a fishing boat that broke loose from a house boat he had rented. Officials say the body of 66-year-old William Crick was found Sunday, hours after he went missing in the Shark River on the west end of Everglades National Park.

Boating Accidents:

Boater Runs Into Dauphin Island Airport, Four Hospitalized
WPMI Local 15 News
(DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala.) - William Harper is used to hearing planes and helicopters landing and leaving at nearby Dauphin Island Airport. But Saturday night, "We heard some ambulances and fire trucks and everything going by our house," he said. "And it ...

Coast Guard tows sailboat with broken rudder
Sacramento Bee
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Coast Guard cutter is towing a sailboat and its two British sailors to Dutch Harbor after the ship's rudder broke. Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley says the crewmembers of the Nkhovazi reported the rudder broke Friday and ...

A Sea Bright couple is asking for the public's help in finding the boater who smashed into their prized sailboat while it was moored in the Navesink River off Red Bank this weekend. Wendie Elovich and her husband, Tim Slaight, believe their 22-foot Nonsuch

 LSV-7 crew saves man's life off California coast
Ventura County Star
On the afternoon of July 9, Harris found himself 20 miles off the California coast fighting a sudden squall in his 28.5-foot sailboat, the Nacht Vlinder (Night Butterfly). His plan was to sail to Catalina from Ventura Harbor. “That storm came up out of nowhere,” 

 Seven saved in two weekend boating incidents
The crew of the sailboat then called Victoria's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, which sent military search and rescue technicians in a Cormorant helicopter. The rescuers jumped into the water and swam to the sailboat where they confirmed the men were in .

 Several thrown into water after boat flips near Statue of Liberty
Daily Mail Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:53 AM PDT
Several people were rescued from New York Harbour after a boat overturned, the Coast Guard said. The boat was near Liberty Island off the southern tip of Manhattan when it flipped over. 

5 boaters, including 2 children, rescued from Lake Huron after boat capsized ...
The Saginaw News -
Deputies arrested the 29-year-old man from Bad Axe, who was operating the boat, for boating while intoxicated. Sheriff Kelly Hanson said "vessel overloading, windy conditions and alcohol are believed to be factors in this incident." Contact Erica Perdue

  8 rescued after boat sinks off Cape Cod
Coast Guard officials say they pulled eight people from waters off Cape Cod after their boat sank about 2 miles east of Dennis. No one was injured. The Coast Guard says it received a distress call at about 1 p.m. Tuesday from people who said their 21-foot

'Missing' boater found safe
Daytona Beach News-Journal Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:40 PM PDT
A boater thought to be missing Tuesday night in the Ponce Inlet area was found safe in his home, officials said. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    i have a new boat and boat only on the lake. What is the proper distance to maintain when passing another boat as far as safety and etiquette? Any good links for boating safety?
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