Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, July 30, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education/Classes:

 BLNR approves safety course for boaters
Maui News
HONOLULU - A controversial new rule that requires boat operators to complete a safety course to operate power-driven vessels in state waters was approved Friday by the Board of Land and Natural Resources. "There are more of us in the ocean today," said ...

Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of July 29
Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class & exam, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 18. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor – Delta Park, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Dr. Cost: $10. 503-629-2026 or Fishing Buoy 10 Salmon Clinic: With guide ...

Boating Safety News:

 Boat Talk: What responsibility do you have to help other boaters in distress?
“In serious medical situations, certainly you would have to assess and determine your ability to assist someone,” says Jennings. “You would certainly not want to exceed your abilities.” But it's not beyond any boater to make an emergency call summoning the ...

 Boaters beware, water levels dropping
LA CROSSE (WEAU)- Boaters need to beware of lower water levels. The Mississippi water level has been dropping considerably the last couple days. The shallow waters can ruin a boat if you're not being careful. Boater Spencer Neibur found that out the

 US Coast Guard honors man who saved 4 from capsized boat
KABC-TV Los Angeles Sat, 28 Jul 2012 05:40 AM PDT
Coast Guard officials gave a well-deserved commendation Thursday to a man they say helped save four lives. 

 Pilings create dangerous boating conditions in Va.
The Daily Times Sat, 28 Jul 2012 02:28 AM PDT
CEDAR ISLAND, Va. -- Dozens of homes built on Cedar Island in past decades have washed away as the barrier island off Wachapreague shifted -- leaving in some cases dangerous remnants that endanger today's boaters

 Our view: Lax boating, drinking law
Northwest Herald
Drinking and boating also don't mix, but the laws aren't nearly as tough. That may be one reason for an increase in the number of boating deaths linked to alcohol on state rivers, streams and lakes. The Chicago Tribune reported that such deaths have been .

Officials approve ban on alcohol at Oahu sandbar
Ventura County Star
The amendment to boating rules, approved Friday, bans alcohol, drugs and disorderly conduct at the Kaneohe sandbar on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported Saturday ( ). The ban ...

  Channel Markers Installed at Lake Lanier Islands
“The markers are an effort to assist the boating public in accessing the cove in a more organized fashion, while providing improved entry to the cove by first responders in case of an emergency,” said Bill Donohue, Lake Lanier Island Development Authority's ...

 Boaters Reminded Of New Connecticut Law On Inspections
The bill also requires that safe boating courses approved by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection should have instructions on how to identify and dispose of invasive species. State law formerly required boaters to conduct these inspections, 

 Help is on the way
Anacortes American Sun, 29 Jul 2012 06:01 AM PDT
The dozen members of Skagit Bay Search and Rescue come from all walks of life and are all ages. Thereâs an airline pilot, a retired executive, a boat manufacturer and even a local ferry captain. 

Watchful Eyes
Jamestown Post Journal
Keeping boaters safe on Chautauqua Lake is a family affair for Greg and David Paterniti. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies are brothers who have served a combined total of more than 60 years with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. During the ..

Come sail away with boating tips for Western New York
Everyone who will be involved with boating should learn the proper regulations and safety precautions, as well as any model-specific features or operational specifications. Most states require operators to pass boater safety requirements and display their


Aegean Crew Sober at Time of Death, ME Rules
“While it is possible that the decedent's body may have incurred injuries from a boat strike as it was floating following his death, the injuries are consistent with both the sailboat accident and the injuries of the other sailboat occupants,” Craig Nelson, deputy ...

St. Augustine man dies in boating accident
First Coast News Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:55 PM PDT
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- One man has died after he and another man were ejected from a boat on Salt Run on Thursday night. 

 Autopsy: Drowning victim was drunk
The Daily Advance Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:02 PM PDT
CAMDEN â A 49-year-old Virginia boater had more than 3 1/2 times the legal limit of alcohol in his body when he died after falling into the Pasquotank River in Camden County this spring, autopsy results show.

Man Drowns in Lake Desiard
NBC 10 - FOX 14 Monroe Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:13 PM PDT
A local doctor drowns in Lake Desiard in Monroe after falling off his jet ski

Man Falls To His Death From Sailboat
KGTV San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- What was supposed to be a day of fun aboard the sailboat "La Paloma" ended in tragedy Saturday afternoon. Around 4:15 p.m., authorities say "La Paloma" was sailing near the Naval Base San Diego when something went wrong. The 55 year ...

10-year-old riding inner tube killed in boat crash
Chicago Sun-Times
The boy, identified as Anthony Borcia of the 1100 block of Jessica Lane, was on an inner tube and was being pulled by a boat when another boat struck him around 4:30 p.m., according to Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Brett Scroggins. “It was pretty

Missing boater's body found on Grand Lake
The other boaters' names and addresses were not released. Two were flown by helicopter to Tulsa hospitals and a third was taken to Integris Grove General Hospital and then to a Tulsa hospital. GRDA police said none of the boaters were wearing life jackets, ...

 UPDATE: Fatal Jet Ski accident on Croton Pond
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:48 PM PDT
An Aero Med rescue helicopter has been called in to respond to a Jet Ski accident on Croton Dam Pond. 

 Man dies in southern Alberta boating accident
CBC Calgary Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:22 AM PDT
A Pincher Creek man was pronounced dead at a local hospital after a boating accident on the Oldman Dam in southern Alberta Sunday.

Boating Accidents:

Authorities searching for man involved in Jet Ski accident
The Star-Ledger Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:17 PM PDT
Shortly before 7 p.m., a Jet Ski operator lost control of the vehicle and a passenger went into the water off the coast of North Wildwood, authorities said.

Utah boater critical after Lake Powell explosion
Daily Herald
Utah boater critical after Lake Powell explosion. Print Email. 2012-07-27T16:55:23Z 2012-07-27T20:05:57Z Utah boater critical after Lake Powell explosionThe Associated Press The Associated Press. 3 hours ago. (0) Comments. A retired Salt Lake City .

Millville fire and rescue respond to boater distress call
MILLVILLE — Millville fire and rescue personnel responded to a boater distress call shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday on the Maurice River near the Fowser Road boat ramp. Six people, including two men and four children, were stranded on the river after dark

  Three boaters rescued when sailboat flips over (subscription)
VIRGINIA BEACH-- A 16 foot sailboat capsized near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Friday night just before the storm moved through the city. Three friends were taking a ride off Chicks Beach when the boat flipped. The boaters were in the water for about 

 Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat catches fire near Spieden Island
A man was hoisted aboard a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from shallow water near his grounded burning sailboat Tuesday, July 24. The man did not sustain serious injuries. The vessel burned to the water line. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound ..

 Boat carrying 9 people sinks off Ocean City coast
WBAL-TV Baltimore Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:53 AM PDT
A boat with nine people aboard sank about 46 miles east of Ocean City, the U.S. Coast Guard said

 Seminole County teens hurt during jet-ski accident
WFTV 9 Orlando Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:36 PM PDT
Two teenagers were taken to the hospital after a jet-ski accident in Seminole County, Saturday evening. The jet-skis collided on Lake Howell, in Casselberry, just before 6:00 p.m. A wildlife commission lieutenant told WFTV that both teens were wearing life jackets, at the time of the incident. He also said that they were far from the shore, and received help from a passing boater. âThey did need ...

Repairman flees burning boat
The boat caught fire just east of Rivertowne Marina in the East End shortly before 1 p.m. The only person aboard was picked up by a passing boater and was not injured, said Cincinnati District Chief Dave Greve. The cause has not been determined, he said.

Fire erupts aboard sailboat
Daily News - Galveston County
CLEAR LAKE SHORES — An electrical malfunction was likely the cause of a Saturday fire that heavily damaged a sailboat docked at Watergate Marina, a fire official said. Kemah firefighters, along with help from League City and Seabrook, arrived at .

 Man OK after suffering head injury on sailboat
Cape Breton Post
PETER'S — A 31-year-old Head of St. Margaret's Bay man who suffered a head injury while aboard a sailboat in the Bras d'Or Lake Saturday is thanking emergency responders for their quick assistance. Topics : Strait Richmond Hospital , Antigonish ...

 Missing sailor found alive near Picton
New Zealand Herald
Picton police found 26-year-old Sean D'Epagnier on his sailboat Alexandra in Waikawa Bay, northeast of Picton, about 8pm Saturday. Police launched a search last week after his family contacted the United States Embassy because they had not heard from ..

Four injured in boating collision near Westham Island
Business Examiner Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:57 AM PDT
Coast Guard deploys hovercraft to rescue group Sunday night 

Boating News:

Tugboat operator sues yacht owner for rescue payment
Albany Times Union
RENSSELAER — The Troy tugboat operator who pulled a more than 100-foot-long luxury yacht floating on the Hudson River to safety following Tropical Storm Irene last summer is seeking a $60000 award under the ancient maritime rules of salvage.

 Boat Thefts in the US - 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its latest report on boat theft and recoveries in the United States. The report examines watercraft* reported stolen between January 1 and December 31, 2011. The report draws from data contained ...

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