Boating Safety Education/Classes:
Boat-handling classes at PSP Southampton Boat Show
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:48 AM PDT
This year's PSP Southampton Boat Show, running from 14-23 September, will feature a new practical area giving classes in boat-handling.
Sailing camp for students
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 04:02 AM PDT
Adventure n Nature and Royal Madras Yacht Club will be hosting
a sailing coaching camp over five weekends from August 18 to September
16 in commemoration with the 373 year of the arrival of the Br..
Water Guard protects through education
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
As boating season begins to wind down, a group of 12 members of the Water Guard has been busy educating boaters
about preventing the spread of invasive species throughout the state.
Water Guard Warden Jonathan Kaiser is assigned to the southwest ..
Boating Safety News:
Letter: Too many boaters display irresponsibility on Jackson-area lakes
It seemed in the story as though blame was trying to be pushed on alcohol, even though the boater was under the legal limit to operate a vessel. I can't help but notice the number of ignorant boaters is staggering. On a weekly basis, I see multiple .
Plan to shield lakes draws fire
Minneapolis Star Tribune
and anglersfought Thursday to defendtheir longstanding unfetteredaccess
to Minnesota lakesin light of controversial measures urged by lakeshore
homeowners that would push regulation of public boat launches to a new
level. The tense clash ...
Teens learn to save lives at police youth leadership camp
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:23 AM PDT
NEWPORT NEWS -- A group of 27 lucky teens will participate in a
police youth leadership camp starting Friday. The camp, hosted by the
Newport News Police Department, Coast guard, and local
Boys and Girls Club will teach the teens different life-saving skills.
The program includes firefighter and shipboard damage control training.
Opting-in to wearing a PFD dramatically improves safety on the water
Dearborn Press & Guide
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:00 AM PDT
Michigan is blessed with outstanding water resources, and where you
have water, you have boats. Unfortunately, where you have boats, you
also have boating accidents. But just a few common-sense precautions could make boating much safer in Michigan.
K-Kids hand out boating safety brochures
Bowling Green K-Kids took to the Wantagh Park boat launch ramp early
last Saturday to distribute safety brochures in honor of their fellow
K-Kid Harlie Treanor. Treanor, 11, was among three children who were
tragically killed on July 4 when the
Boat safety inspections will be performed Sunday in Norco
The U.S. States Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Eighth District, will perform boat safety inspections as well as staffing a water safety booth on Sunday at the Bonnet Carre' Spillway in Norco. The program is
Boat Talk: See what authorities have to say about safe towing practices
courtesy photo/ Michigan Boater
Safety HandbookThis image demonstrates the proper positioning of a
spotter on a boat. MICHIGAN -- Taking off on waterskis on a warm summer
day can stir a rush of adrenaline many crave. But as we're out on the
water this ...
Coast Guard warns of illegal passenger vessel operators
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 02:17 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is advising boat passengers along the
North Coast to be wary of illegal passenger vessel operators. Although
no reports of illegal operators have been confirmed in the Eureka area,
Chief Warrant Officer Billy Gartmen said Coast
55 arrested for drunken boating this year
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office water patrol has arrested 55 people so far this year for boating
while intoxicated. That's down from the 68 in 2011 but up from the 53
in 2010. "Intoxicated boat operators are a serious hazard," Sheriff Rich
Nassau steps up BWI patrols this weekend
The Nassau County Police Department will be cracking down on drunken boating this weekend. The department will have extra officers on the water as part of a county Boating While Intoxicated Enforcement Initiative. "Boaters are warned to arrange for a
EDITORIAL: Await facts before imposing boating regs
Kingston Daily Freeman
The couple is advocating for mandatory training of all boaters,
capacity limits on all recreational vehicles, and regulation of mass
gatherings of vessels, such as at a fireworks display in this incident.
It's understandable that the parents want to do
Jet Ski Accident Leads to Drowning in Mecox
The Sag Harbor Express
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 03:37 AM PDT
Until close to 9 p.m. on Sunday night, fire departments from
throughout the region including Sag Harbor, along with Southampton Town
Police, Southampton Bay Constables and Suffolk County Police Aviation
worked against impending darkness and the advance of inclement weather
in an effort to locate a 29-year-old Astoria, Queens man who failed to
Toddler involved in jet ski crash dies
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:54 AM PDT
A 3-year-old boy died at the hospital following the accident. His
mother was listed in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Boat driver silent at inquest
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:19 AM PDT
The driver of a boat involved in a fatal jet-ski crash on the Molonglo River has declined to answer questions at an inquest.
Father of girl killed in jet ski crash cites "gross neglect" from other operator
KHON 2 Honolulu
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:37 PM PDT
The stepfather of Kristen Fonseca says he is angry about what happened, and feels there was gross neglect in how the other jet ski operator was handling his watercraft.
NY police find man's body; pal facing BWI charges
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:10 AM PDT
NEW YORK (AP) â Authorities say a body has been found in the water
off Queens. He is suspected of being a man who disappeared Thursday
while boating with a friend.
Boater dies on Fish Lake
on the lake called RCMP after witnessing a six-year-old boy clinging to
the side of overturned aluminum boat, waving his arms. As the boaters rescued the boy from the capsized boat, they noticed a man submerged under water. When RCMP arrived ..
Coast Guard searching for man whoÂ fell overboard while fishingÂ
New York Daily News
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:37 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is searching for a 57-year-old man who fell overboard while fishing off Queens, authorities said.
Woman found guilty in deadly boat accident
McDonough County Voice
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:27 AM PDT
A western Illinois judge has found a Quincy woman guilty in a deadly
boat collision on the Mississippi River. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports
Judge Chet Vahle fined 30-year-old Carol O'Connell more than $200 on
Thursday. O'Connell was found guilty of careless operation of a watercraft during a bench trial. She waived her right to a jury trial.Â Illinois Conservation Police say 29-year-old John ..
Family of missing man hoping for answers
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:21 PM PDT
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. --Â It's been three weeks since a Mercer Island
man's boat washed up on the shores of Lake Washington without him on it.
Â Since then, the King County Sheriffâs Dive Team and other agencies
spent hours searching the murky and deep water, still they found no
signs of Richard Sweezey. Â On the morning of July 20, Sweezey left the
Queen City Yacht Club in his boat to do some .
Coast Guard tows sailboat back to shore after mast breaks
KTVU San Francisco
Three people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after the mast broke on their sailboat
in San Francisco Bay Thursday afternoon, Coast Guard officials said.
The disabled boat was reported around 3:45 p.m. near Alcatraz, said
Corinne Gaines with the ...
Stuck rafter turns into unusual rescue for firefighters
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:15 AM PDT
NEAR SPOKANE -- A rafting trip down the Little Spokane River
ended with an unusual rescue late Wednesday night.Â Firefighters
arrived to find a woman waist deep in mud. A couple was floating down
the Little Spokane River a few miles west from the Spokane Country Club
when their raft deflated.Â Spokane County Fire District 9 Deputy Chief Jack Cates said the two tried to walk out of the river to ...
Boating accident update
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- We have new information in connection with that 4th of July boating
accident that injured Fargo North Grad Nick Schmit. By: WDAY Staff
Reports, WDAY. Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- We have new information in
connection with that 4th of ...
Family rescued from Lake Michigan
Nappanee Advance News
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:16 AM PDT
MICHIGAN CITY â Indiana Conservation Officers and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) assisted a Wakarusa, family that was thrown from a personal watercraft (PWC) into the waters of Lake Michigan.
Large blaze engulfs yacht in Auckand factory
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:59 AM PDT
A superyacht has been destroyed in a fire in an Auckland boatbuilding factory.
Charges for drinking & boating in Marmora
Quinte News (blog)
Central Hastings OPP responded to a complaint of careless boating near the public launch on Crowe River in Marmora just before 7 o'clock Wednesday night. Charged with careless boating, providing alcohol to someone under 19 years old and having an ...
6 people rescued from sinking boat on Oneida Lake
Utica Observer Dispatch
Six people were rescued from a sinking boat
on Oneida Lake Saturday afternoon, Oneida County sheriff's deputies
said. At about 2 p.m., the Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit responded
to a 911 call of a 20-foot open bow Starcraft vessel taking on ...