Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education/Classes:

Boat-handling classes at PSP Southampton Boat Show
Yachting Monthly 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
The Hindu 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
Angry boaters 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
The 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 (blog)
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
Eureka Times-Standard 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 Stanek 

 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 surface after...

 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
Canberra Times 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
Greenwich Time 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
Boaters 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 who fell overboard while fishing 
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.  Illinois Conservation Police say 29-year-old John ..

Family of missing man hoping for answers
KING5 Seattle Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:21 PM PDT
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. -- It's been three weeks since a Mercer Island man's boat washed up on the shores of Lake Washington without him on it.  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.   On the morning of July 20, Sweezey left the Queen City Yacht Club in his boat to do some .

Boating Accidents:

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 Spokane 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.  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.  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
TVNZ 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 ...

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