Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Judges Tout Wikipedia in âJet Skiâ Exclusion Ambiguity
Insurance Journal Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:19 PM PDT
A Utah Court of Appeals ruled the term jet ski to be ambiguous as exclusion in a homeowners policy, and to back up its decision the court used as a reference the popular reference website Wikipedia, calling it a great . The post Judges Tout Wikipedia in Jet Ski Exclusion Ambiguity appeared first on Insurance Journal .  

 Whale Watch Alaska Has Recently Noticed a Number of Whale Watch Accident Rates Climb Over the Last 2 Weeks
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:48 AM PDT
Whale Watch Alaska has recently noticed a number of whale watch accident rates climb over the last 2 weeks in Southeast Alaska, causing the hump back whales to come around to the boats.Juneau, AK (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 Whale Watch Alaska has recently noticed a number of whale watch accident rates climb over the last 2 weeks. Two boating accidents has ended up with whale watchers injured with .

Boating Safety Education/Classes:

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:55 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE â Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boating course his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers. 

 Project Paddle teaches Trenton kids safe boating on the Delaware River
The Trentonian
TRENTON — With the Delaware River bordering Trenton, it's a major asset for the city, yet few residents take advantage of the recreational activities it offers, such as canoeing and boating. CONTRIBUTE. Story Ideas. Send Corrections. For some, the ...

 Pender News & Notes - Application deadline; boating class; Moores Creek ...
TOPSAIL | The Greater Topsail Area Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-09, is presenting About Boating Safely, aneight-hour course that covers the essential topics related to safe boating practices. Students will learn what safety equipment is required ..

Boating Safety News:

Salmon River boating could be affected by dry summer
KIVI Boise Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:02 AM PDT
Potential reductions to Snake River flows below Hells Canyon Dam could impact river users over the next two weeks.

Busy Holiday On The Way For Boaters
Boaters heading out for the Labor Day holiday will likely find busy waterways and low water levels. Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the low water will require boat .

Wildlife Commission Reminds Boaters to Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend
Beach Carolina Magazine
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2012) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding recreational boaters to be safe while having fun this Labor Day weekend, especially if alcohol is involved. “Labor Day weekend is always a busy time on the water,” said 

Coast Guard closes Mississippi to boat traffic
CNN (blog)
Governments, business and residents in New Orleans and the central Gulf coast rushed Tuesday to complete last-minute preparations to bear the brunt of Hurricane Isaac. The storm was expected to make landfall late Tuesday after graduating from tropical .

 sport shorts
Suburban Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:54 PM PDT
All saltwater boaters are invited to go online and map their boating routes this summer to help researchers better understand boating activity in the Northeast. The information gathered from this open online mapping program will supplement the data being collected through the 2012 Northeast Recreational Boater Survey. read more 

Outdoors: Survey offered to Oregon boaters
Herald and News
... Species Council. Aquatic invasive plants and animals negatively impact water resources that boaters use. The goal of the survey is to obtain boater input on invasive species issues, laws, actions to take, and ideas to improve invasive species ...

Police call 9-year-old boy involved in Irondequoit Bay drownings a hero
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:51 AM PDT
Brothers Chantha Nhong Sr., 28, and Keo Nhong, 29, were recovered from the water Tuesday evening. The brothers and four children were on the bay Tuesday, boating and tubing

 Hurricane season means boating safety
Fall River Herald News
If you have a boat and it's in the water, then you're well aware that hurricane season is here and Hurricane Isaac is headed for New Orleans. “If you are a boat owner, you know that preparing your boat for a hurricane is just as important as preparing ...

 Alaska Creates Boating Safety Checklist After Fatalities
The Alaska Office of Boating Safety has created a check list that includes key safety messages addressing the highest risks to boaters in Alaska. In 2012 the state has seen thirteen boating fatalities. Five of those deaths involved rental boats and ...


High school administrator dies in Cherry Creek Reservoir boat accident
Fox 31
DENVER — After a three-day search for a boater who went missing at Cherry Creek Reservoir on Saturday, crews were able to pull a body from the water shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. The victim is Todd Vogel, assistant principal at Chaparral High School 

 Police identify 2 missing boaters recovered from Carlyle Lake
KMOV St. Louis Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:06 AM PDT
CLINTON COUNTY, Ill. (  Authorities have identified two men whose bodies were recovered from Carlyle Lake this week. The men were identified as 31-year-old Michael Septeowski, of Troy, Illinois, and 35-year-old Corey Gruenenfelder of Highland, Illinois. Recovery efforts on the Illinois lake started early Sunday morning after the men went missing following an apparent boating accident ..

  Search continues for missing Gairloch tragedy dad
The Inverness Courier Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:10 AM PDT
POLICE and coastguards are searching for a third day for missing Beauly man Ewen Beaton, who disappeared following the tragic boating incident which claimed the lives of his two young sons and a young girl. 

 Body of boater recovered in Kansas lake
Hutchinson News Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:05 PM PDT
CAWKER CITY - Rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing boater from a lake in north-central ...

 Body of missing boater found
Channel 8 San Diego Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:57 PM PDT
A 51-year-old man who disappeared after he jumped from a boat in the El Capitan Reservoir over the weekend was found dead Tuesday, sheriff's officials said. 

Miami boating death case goes to trial
Miami boating death case goes to trial. By DAVID OVALLE The Miami Herald. Eulices Barrios was charged with manslaughter, after the drunk passenger he tossed off his boat was later killed by another boat's propellers. Get Adobe Flash player. Loading.

  Boating and Water Related Deaths Continue in Illinois and Missouri
Legal Examiner
This past weekend, two boaters on Carlyle Lake (a Southern Illinois lake) went missing and are presumed drowned according to CBS St. Louis. Authorities searched for the two boaters this weekend and halted the search due to conditions (lack of daylight).


Officials: Missing boater is NJ police officer
Asbury Park Press Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:06 PM PDT
WILDWOOD â The Coast Guard is searching for a decorated southern New Jersey police officer whose boat was discovered unmanned off the coast of Wildwood. 

Search for Missing Man Continues
FOX 40 Binghamton Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:57 PM PDT
The search continued today for the father and boater missing in Cayuga Lake. Sunday morning Daniel Dymock's boat was found in the lake. His 9-year-old son who was wearing a life preserver was discovered nearby. The search is scheduled to continue Tuesday.  

Coast Guard searches Gulf for missing man
WXVT 15 Greenville Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:09 AM PDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida-Alabama state line for a man who failed to return home from a water-scooter trip as then Tropical Storm Isaac was approaching the coast. 

Man cleared in boating death
Queens Chronicle
The Nassau County District Attorney's Office has dropped the single charge brought against the man who was arrested on Aug. 9 following the death of a Ridgewood resident in a boating accident. Janusz Sowa had the charge of operating a vessel under the ...

 Search on for 2 missing from boat in western NY
Wall Street Journal
Authorities say the men in their 20s or 30s were with four children when they either jumped or fell in the water from a boat and weren't seen again. One of the children — a 9-year-old — called 911 at about 2 p.m., touching off the search by divers 

Boating Accident:

 Woman hospitalized after jet ski accident
WTAP Parkersburg Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:59 AM PDT
Belpre woman in fair condition at Ruby Memorial 

 Wausau Woman Cited for OWI Following Jet Ski Crash
WSAW Wausau Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:57 AM PDT
A Wausau woman has been cited for first offense of operating a watercraft while intoxicated after she lost control of a jet ski over the weekend. 

 Yacht hit rocks
Isle of Wight County Press Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:35 AM PDT
A LIFEBOAT was called to assist a yacht that struck underwater rocks off the Isle of Wight yesterday morning (Monday)

 911 call released in boating accident
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A witness to a boat collision told police a boat operated by a lawmaker was "flying" at "what seemed like full throttle" before a collision that injured seven people. The 911 recording of a call made by a witness to last week's ...

Tourists saved after boat sinks off Thai island
The Associated Press
By THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press – 1 minute ago. BANGKOK (AP) — A speed boat carrying dozens of foreign tourists near Thailand's popular resort island of Koh Phi Phi sank in abnormally rough seas, police and witnesses said. All 41 people ...

 Kayaker offering reward after hit & run
FOX Providence Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:03 PM PDT
A Bristol man is offering a reward, after he says a hit and run boater knocked he and a friend off their kayak. 

 Children saved in jet ski drama
BBC News Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:14 PM PDT
Four children are taken to hospital suffering from suspected hypothermia after their jet ski sank off the Anglesey coast. 

 Sailboat capsizes on Sebago Lake
Press Herald
Libby said Standish, Raymond and the Portland Water District all sent boats to the scene around 4 p.m. after receiving reports that a sailboat had capsized between Standish, the Two Mile Limit and Frye Island. Libby said the operator of another ...

 Family rescued from houseboat
WXVT 15 Greenville Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:10 AM PDT
PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man, his wife, a 6-month-old baby, and a dog were rescued by emergency personnel from a houseboat in Pearlington. 

 Single Person Boating Accident in Charlevoix County
9&10 News Cadillac Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:11 AM PDT
Charlevoix County Deputies and the Coast Guard spent several hours this morning searching for the victim of a boating accident. The Coast Guard began searching Oyster Bay, Lake Charlevoix around 1:30

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