Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

US senator wants clearer boater reporting rules from Canadian border agency
Government Security News
The seizure of two boats and a jet ski from American boaters on Lake Ontario has spurred a U.S. senator to call for clearer rules from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on what it expects from American boaters on the lake. Lake Ontario is ...


 Boaters oppose state pilot for Sunset Cove
KeysNet
"There is also strong opposition from the boater groups on this provision," the report says. The FWC board members must approve local ordinances created under the pilot program. The board can amend or overrule its staff recommendation. Monroe County ...


 Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:49 AM PDT
The Take Me Fishing campaign, part of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), which took to Facebook to determine the top eight state parks in the United States that are the best for fishing, boating and water-borne family fun, and Fall Creek Falls was named in the list.


Boating Safety Education/Classes:

Coast Guard Auxiliary holds Safe Boating Course in September and October
The Florida Times-Union Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:35 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-5 hosts a free boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 910 Roland Ave. in the Reynolds Industrial Center off Florida 16 in Green Cove Springs. The course, repeated at the same time on Saturday Oct. 27. 


 Online survey can help better serve boating community
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
While the study initially was aimed at helping officials plan better use of the ocean, "We found that the boating industry was just as hungry for the information" as the state officials, said Stephanie Moura, SeaPlan executive director. Although not


Boating Safety News:

 Coast Guard, National Weather Service Team to Develop Boating Safety WebsiteNewstalk 1450 KBKW
Seattle, WA - The Coast Guard and National Weather Service have collaborated to develop an internet website dedicated to coastal boaters who use weather and Coast Guard observations to evaluate bar restrictions and conditions. The site gives boaters a ... 

See also http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/marine/bars_mover.php

Help Make it a Safe Labor Day Weekend for All, Including Manatees
Holmes County Times Advertiser
If boating is in the plans this long Labor Day weekend, Save the Manatee Club urges practicing “safety first” for the well-being of fellow boaters, endangered manatees, and other aquatic wildlife and natural resources. Collisions with boats continue to ...


24/7 On-The-Water Assistance for Boaters
MarineLink
Moore, a third generation boater, started boating on Lake Erie with his family and taught sailing in high school and college at the largest sailing program on the Great Lakes. Upon graduation from college in 1982, he was attracted to the Dallas/Ft ...


Six boat mishaps in 2 weeks point to apathy
Times of India
MANGALORE: A spate of boat accidents in less than two weeks here has had both the fisheries department and the fishermen's association blame boat owners for lapses in maintenance. Also, many boats are not equipped with state-of-the-art gear like ...


Holiday Weekend Boating Safety
WSAV-TV
“Holiday weekends create a need for increased safety awareness from all boaters,” says Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver. “As always, conservation rangers will strictly enforce all boating laws in an effort to keep everyone safe, but we also encourage people to pay ...


Boating Fatalities:

 Massachusetts couple drowns trying to rescue dog from lake
NBCNews.com (blog)
Witnesses said a boat pulled Patricia out of the water while a jet skier pulled Daniel to the surface so a second boater could take him to shore. Watch US News videos on NBCNews.com. Attempts to resuscitate the two victims were under way when ..


 Jet-ski accused facing sentencing
BigPond News Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:30 AM PDT
An Aussie tourist facing a homicide charge over a jet-ski crash may be sentenced as soon as Friday- lawyer. 


 BWI Charges Dropped in LI Boating Death
NBC New York
Charges have been dropped against a Long Island man who was accused of boating while intoxicated after his friend fell overboard and died two weeks ago, the Nassau County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. Janusz Sowa will be released from the


Local cardiologist killed in boating accident in NY
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Dr. Christopher Tobiasz, a cardiologist for Susquehanna Health, died Monday afternoon in a boating accident while on vacation on the St. Lawrence River near Morristown, N.Y.. Tobiasz, 57, of South Williamsport, had just finished water skiing behind his ...


Man killed in jet ski accident on Lake Tillery
FOX 8 WGHP Thu, 23 Aug 2012 05:56 AM PDT
LAKE TILLERY, N.C.  Deputies said a man died Wednesday evening after the jet ski he was riding flipped on..


Boating Accidents:

 Boater Strikes Span Under Moses Wheeler Bridge
Patch.com
A boater traveling on the Housatonic River Sunday got stuck under the Moses Wheeler Bridge when the vessel was swept away by a fast-moving current, the boater told Stratford police. The incident was the fourth call of distress Stratford police and fire ..


Lost Boaters Rescued
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
The pair was found in the creek behind the Barrie Country Club about two hours later. Searchers were able to use GPS coordinates from the boater's cell phone. They are both okay. Owen Sound , 97.7 The Beach, Wasaga Beach. Previous Page | Print This


 Man enters plea in connection to boat crash
Lincoln Journal Star
A 19-year-old Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to boating under the influence and minor in possession for a May collision with a sailboat at Branched Oak Lake. Kyle Garrett was piloting a Sea Ray motorboat at about 8 p.m. on May 4, a Friday, when he ...


 Coast Guard rescues 4 Wash. boaters near Ilwaco
KTVZ Bend Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:30 AM PDT
ILWACO, Wash. (AP) â The Coast Guard says it rescued four recreational boaters midday Tuesday after their boat started taking on water near the mouth of the Columbia River.


 Boating mishap injury free
Cleburne Times-Review Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:27 AM PDT
Cleburne firefighters responded to a call of people in distress at 1:18 p.m. Monday at Lake Pat Cleburne to find a boat stuck in shallow water on the lakeâs west side. 


 
Mother and child rescued off Galway coast
BreakingNews.ie Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:57 AM PDT
A mother and her child have been rescued from waters off Kinvara in Co Galway after the dingy they were boating in drifted up onto Mulrooney island in strong winds. 


 Boat nearly sinks in Lorain
The Morning Journal Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:53 PM PDT
LORAIN â No one was hurt, but the Ohio Division of Watercraft is investigating a boat that took on water late Saturday and early Sunday in the port of Lorain. 


 Coast Guard rescues 6 from sinking boat near Marblehead
Plain Dealer
Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officers 2nd Class Christopher Smith and Timothy Johnson, both boat crew members from the Marblehead station, pump water from a sinking boat near Marblehead after rescuing six elderly passengers


Boat hits Main Street Bridge; no damage reported
Daytona Beach News-Journal Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:26 AM PDT
DAYTONA BEACH -- A boater lost control of his sailboat this morning and got the vessel wedged into the side of the Main Street Bridge, officials said.Police responding to the bridge said it had no structural damage in the incident...


Three rescued as Manx yacht suffers engine failure
BBC News
Three people have been rescued from a yacht off the north coast of the Isle of Man after its engines failed. Two men and a woman were returning from the UK when they ran into trouble and called the Ramsey harbour office at 12:55 BST on Tuesday.
 

 Del. Donald Dwyer Jr. admits to drinking in Arundel boating accident
Baltimore Sun (blog)
"I think this accident calls attention to rethink some of that," said Paul Sapadaro, president of the Magothy River Association. "We should perhaps reconsider assigning separate areas for tubing, separate from boating activity." There is no weekda


 Connecticut River boat fire in South Hadley forces mariners to abandon ship
MassLive.com
The Republican | Greg Saulmon08.23.2012 | SOUTH HADLEY -- Environmental police officers talk with several men and women who swam to shore after a boat caught fire in the Connecticut River off Titans Pier Road Thursday morning. No injuries were ...

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