Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, August 17, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Coast Guard: Boater may face fine for entering protected killer-whale zone
Seattle Times Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:09 PM PDT
Fines could be imposed on the owner of a vessel that breached the 200-yard exclusion zone for endangered killer whales near Orcas Island on Wednesday. The Coast Guard says a witness reported a 25-foot leisure boat inside the exclusion zone around a group of orcas at about 5 p.m. The crew of Coast Guard s Cuttyhunk

 Boater charged after dumping group on island
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
EDMONTON - A northeastern Alberta man is facing impaired boating charges after leaving a group of people stranded on an island, Mounties said. Lac La Biche RCMP say the group had set out on the water north of the hamlet July 14 for a day of recreation.

Boating Safety Education/Clases:

 LNSPS offers last 2012 boater safety class Sat. (blog)
The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron holds its last public boater safety training session of the 2012 season this Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Duke Energy Environmental Center. The one-day, 8-hour class meets all North Carolina, USCG, and NASBLA ...

 Learn boating skills and seamanship
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Designed for both experienced and novice boaters, the course will cover topics including boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely, legal requirements, weather, lines and knots, radio ...

 Boating column: Safety course on tap for Saturday
This one-day course will be held at Coast Guard Station New York (10 Search Lane -- Classroom Building -- Staten Island, N.Y 10305) off Bay Street. The course covers the fundamentals of safe boating with a boat or a personal watercraft (PWC). A final ..

Four Seasons: Course on powerboating is aimed at novice skippers
The Canton Repository Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:54 AM PDT
ODNRs Division of Watercraft will conduct Power Boating Basics, providing novice and untrained boaters with the basic skills to properly and safely operate a boat Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at West Branch State Park. 

Boating Safety News:

 History close at hand: Staying safe on the water
Port Times Record
At 2:45 pm, passing boaters found the young child bobbing in the water in a life jacket just north of the river's mouth in Smithtown Bay. There was no sign of the father until the next day, when a boater noticed the body of the deceased floating in the

Olympia police seek harbor patrol volunteers
The Olympian
Priorities are search and rescue, assistance to boaters in need, boater safety education and boating law enforcement. Boat, training and uniforms provided. Preferred qualities are boating experience and an interest in helping boaters. All applicants 

Coast Guard caution exposed river sand bars unsafe
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:00 AM PDT
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard advises residents to exercise caution regarding sand bars exposed by the extremely low water levels on the Mississippi River.

Letters: Teach boating saftey classes
I have a captain's license and master certification from the U.S. Coast Guard and have spent many hours training in boating safety. I strongly support the proposed Safer Waterways Act and urge the Suffolk County Legislature to pass it without delay.

Preparation and Moderation Make for Safer Boating
Einnews Portugal
Last year Georgia boaters were involved in 121 accidents that left 77 people injured and 15 dead, according to Department of Natural Resources statistics. Excessive Alcohol and Boating Don't Mix Well. In the Lake Lanier incident, an intoxicated 44 year

 Essential Emergency Gear For Anglers And Fishermen
The Westbury Times Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:10 PM PDT
Weather is always the subtext for a safe boating trip Anglers down in the Gulf remember this tragic event: three friends, two of them NFL players, lost after their boat capsized during a fishing trip in March 2009. A fourth was rescued after clinging to the hull in 63-degree water for almost two days. As an offshore angler, you would never want to find yourself unprepared in such a desperate ... 

 Remote-controlled lifeguard called 'EMILY' makes water rescues safer, easier, faster
Brandon Sun Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:20 PM PDT
WESTERLY, R.I. - Think of a lifeguard and you might conjure up images of sunburned teenagers working a summer job. A new and relatively inexpensive lifesaving device could change that. Meet EMILY, a remote-controlled lifeguard. It looks like a buoy, but it's a small watercraft fitted with a 

 Politicians, boating experts talk water safety
State senators and assemblymen representing Long Island are looking to adopt new boating laws to create safer waterways and establish uniform rules in cooperation with neighboring states. At a public hearing in Oyster Bay on Aug. 8, concerned citizens ...


 Boater Missing After 2 Rescued in Lake Hendry
The Lakeland Ledger Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:04 PM PDT
Two boaters were rescued and a third person was still missing late Wednesday night after their boat filled with water and sank about 7:30 p.m. in Lake Hendry, east of Fort Meade, Polk County Sheriff's deputies said. 

 Boater drowns after fishing boat sinks in Polk County
Orlando Sentinel
Polk County Sheriff's divers found the body of a boater who missing after the vessel he was fishing in with two other men took on water and sunk in a lake, officials said. Detectives have not released the name of the dead man. Marine deputies searched ...

Body of Missing Boater Found in Fort Meade Lake
The Ledger
Deputies have found the body of a boater who disappeared Wednesday in a Fort Meade lake, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The man was among three people fishing on Lake Hendry when their 10-foot boat began filling with water and sank ...

 Bartlett man charged in fatal boating crash on Petite Lake had previous DUI conviction
Daily Herald Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:47 AM PDT
David Hatyina of Bartlett was back in bond court Thursday after Lake County prosecutors discovered a previous conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol while boating on the Chain O' Lakes in 1996. Hatyina, who remains free on $1 million bail, faces DUI-related charges in a July 28 fatal boating accident on Petite Lake. 

Lehighton area man, 25, found dead on Beltzville Lake
Pocono Record
Linda Wiley said she and her husband, Ken, of Lehigh Township, were boating on the lake when another boater asked them to use their cell phone to call 911. She said the other boater told them he realized the man was dead because he had not moved ...

 Yacht found but man missing at sea
ABC Online
The search is continuing for a 76-year old man missing at sea off Busselton. Water police found his yacht late yesterday but there was no sign of the owner. The man set off for a four hour sail from the Port Geographe Marina just after midday and last ...

 Vancouver fisherman drowns in Swift Reservoir
The Wenatchee World Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:23 AM PDT
STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) â A Vancouver man drowned in a boating accident on the Swift Reservoir in southwest Washington. The Skamania County sheriff's office says 49-year-old Grant Kelly and his brother were thrown into the water Wednesday afternoon when their boat made a sharp turn as they returned from a fishing trip 

 1 Lake MI boater found dead; 2nd lost
Coast Guard told 24 Hour News 8 crews have found the bodies of two boaters who disappeared while boating in Lake Michigan. Senior Chief Petty Officer Shaun Cross in Ludington says a search began Thursday night after two people who went fishing in a .

Boating Accidents:

Sailboat runs aground at sandbar
Milford Mirror
A damaged sailboat has been hauled from the waters off Charles Island after getting stuck on the sandbar around midday Wednesday. At around 2 p.m, the overturned boat sat nearly atop the sandbar, looking, from a distance, like a beached whale.

 Air rescue saved woman badly hurt in Knightsen boat wreck
Contra Costa Times Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:21 PM PDT
The most severely injured of the five people involved in a weekend boating accident in Knightsen is expected to survive only because the speed with which a helicopter got her to a hospital, a East County Fire District official said Wednesday. 

 Royal Navy makes epic rescue in perilous seas
Ministry of Defence Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:21 AM PDT
A team of Royal Navy aviators rescued an injured man from his yacht yesterday evening in very difficult conditions - a Sea State of 8 and a 40-foot (12m) swell. 

 3 Rescued After Sailboat Overturns
Three boaters were rescued after a sailboat off Sixth Street Beach in Greenport overturned on Thursday evening, according to chatter on emergency frequencies. The Southold Town police and a fire department boat responded to the scene, and volunteers ...

 Paddle boaters help after NY watercraft mishap
Greenwich Time Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:25 AM PDT
CROTON -ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) â Two paddle boaters are credited with helping to rescue two girls from the Hudson River after a personal watercraft mishap.

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