Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, August 31, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Safe boating class to be held at Marblehead High School
Marblehead Reporter Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:10 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliaryâs âBoating Skills and Seamanshipâ course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course, now in its 13th edition, consists of eight core two-hour lessons, plus final, presented on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. starting Sept. 11, at Marblehead High School, 2 Humphrey St. 

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:16 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE 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.

Boating Safety News:

 Life Jackets Save Four Boaters
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Life jackets are getting the credit for saving the lives of boaters who got into trouble in two separate incidents off Wasaga Beach. The first call came just after 3 PM on Tuesday when a fourteen foot sailboat overturned about a kilometre into the bay ...

 Exercise Caution While Boating This Labor Day Weekend
Highland Community News Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:01 AM PDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) asks boaters to exercise caution on the water during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. 

The California Department of Boating and Waterways Launches Digital Boating Facility Locator
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:22 AM PDT
New digital boating app provides powerful searching capabilities and highlights facility amenities(PRWEB) August 30, 2012 The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) launches the first-ever digital Boating Facility Locator, providing directions, weather and news for more than 1,400 boating facilities throughout California. Created by full-service advertising firm, Glass Agency, the ...

APD: "No-Refusal" For Labor Day Weekend; Personal Watercraft Banned On Lake Austin
KEYE TV Austin Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:44 PM PDT
The Austin Police Department says they will be out this Labor Day weekend  enforcing a "No-Refusal" DWI initiative. Certain types of boats will also be banned on Lake Austin over the holiday weekend. APD says the DWI initiative will start Friday at 9 p. ...

 Boaters beware of water police
Got Labor Day weekend plans? A lot of people will hit the water for one last weekend of boating or swimming fun. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Boat Patrol will work to make sure the busy weekend is a safe one. Ending the summer with a bang on Labor Day 

 State creates boating safety checklist
Sacramento Bee
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state has created a boating safety checklist following many fatalities this year. KTUU ( reports that the Alaska Office of Boating Safety has developed the checklist, which includes safety messages ...

Whitehead: Be wary of strong currents in the harbor
Daily Pilot
This summer has been great for boating with mild temperatures, only a few hurricane swells reaching our waters and a moderate wind blowing in the afternoons for the rag boaters. However, the surf will build this weekend and boaters should be cautious ...

  First responders risk their lives saving others
The Biloxi Sun Herald Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:37 PM PDT
BILOXI -- Police Sgt. Darrell Montiforte was headed to work Wednesday when he heard a police dispatcher send out a distress call about a stranded boater in Biloxi's Back Bay at the Popp's Ferry Bridge.

 For DNR Police, shaky eyes are the best indicators
The Daily Record Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:18 PM PDT
" When Department of Natural Resources Police Cpl. Robert Martin or Officer Steven Hunter pulls someone over, he pays attention to whether he can smell alcohol, if the boaters speech is slurred and if the boater has color in his face. The officers also keep an eye out for unusual behavior. " 

Gloucester Coast Guardâs three-hour search fails to find kayak owner
North Shore Sunday Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:46 AM PDT
After a three-hour search that failed to turn up a distressed kayaker or the owner of an unmanned kayak, the U.S. Coast Guard reminds boaters to affix contact information to small boats to prevent unnecessary searches.

Police Cracking Down On Drunken Driving, Boating For Labor Day Weekend
CBS New York Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:19 AM PDT
Police are trying to keep the roads and waterways safe for Long Islanders this Labor Day weekend. 

Mariners, think safety, and be ready for bad weather
The Star-Ledger Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:13 PM PDT
Autumn is a fine time for boating, with many days of pleasant temperatures, clear skies and fair winds. But as news accounts from the Gulf about Isaac have been reminding us, itâs also hurricane season. Hopefully big storms will spare... 

County Cracks Down on Drunken Boating
Wall Street Journal
County police set up boater checkpoints for the first time last weekend and will have them up again over the Labor Day holiday. Police Commissioner Edward Webber said his department has made 15 boating while intoxicated arrests this year, more than in ...

 Boating safety emphasis this weekend
The Spokesman Review (blog)
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office will be on patrol on area lakes and rivers over the Labor Day weekend for an emphasis on boater safety. Boats will be inspected on the water and at ramps, so make sure you have all the required safety equipment ...

Boaters beware: Lake levels, crowds a dangerous mix
Daily Tribune News
As Labor Day approaches and a long weekend calls boaters to the water to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, water levels at Lake Allatoona will add a level of danger to what should be a fun-filled day on the lake. To ensure this Labor Day is

  Boating safety is always a front-burner topic
Lake County News Sun
Boating safety is always a front-burner topic. August 31, 2012 5:08PM. Reprints. Story Image. This collage of pictures was provided by pro angler Theresa Meade of Ingleside, who took the photos at her sixth annual Chain O' Lakes Youth Tournament that .

Boating Fatalities:

 Aegean Sailboat Wreckage Discovered
San Diego 6 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:53 PM PDT
A San Diego lifeguard and a boater captured video they believe shows the wreckage of a sailboat that ran aground on one of the Coronado Islands, killing four people, during a race in April 

El Capitan boater found dead
KUSI News San Diego Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:45 AM PDT
ALPINE (CNS) - 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.  

Search continues for lost boater
The Southern Illinoisan Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:30 AM PDT
Crews continued their search of the Ohio River on Tuesday for Robbie Goins, 40, of Villa Ridge. Goins boat was seen Monday circling in the water with nobody onboard.

 Miami boating death trial begins
MIAMI, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade prosecutors said a boat-owner was criminally reckless in the death of a passenger, but defense attorneys countered it was a tragic accident. Prosecutors say Eulices Alvarez Barrios tossed an inebriated passenger off ...

 Body Of Missing Boater Recovered; Man Identified
CBS Baltimore Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:57 PM PDT
The search for a missing boater in Middle River came to an end Thursday morning after his body was found near Frog Mortar Creek. 

 One crewman missing after fishing boat sinks near Alaska
The Oregonian Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:55 AM PDT
Three crewmen of the Advantage are rescued and being treated for hypothermia as the U.S. Coast Guard continues its search for the missing crew member.

 Dozens feared dead in Guinea boat accident
CONAKRY Aug 31 (Reuters) - At least eight people were confirmed to have drowned and dozens more were feared dead after a boat carrying about 45 passengers capsized off the Guinean capital Conakry on Friday evening, authorities said. "We do not ..


Volunteers search for Marshall boater
Anchorage Daily News
He was last seen taking his boat up the Yukon River. His boat was found Aug. 20 on a river bank. Troopers and volunteers searched for six days with no results. However, volunteers are continuing the effort. Marshall Tribal Administrator Nick Andrew Jr ...

Boating Accidents:

Boater rescued on his boat in Biloxi Bay
WLOX-TV Biloxi Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:41 PM PDT
A boater who refused to evacuate and tried to ride out Isaac on his boat on Biloxi Bay needed rescuing Wednesday. 

 Two rescued after yacht capsizes off Padstow
BBC News
Two rescued after yacht capsizes off Padstow. Two men have been taken to hospital after their yacht capsized in squally conditions off Cornwall. The 30ft (9m) yacht was about half-a-mile (800m) off Trevose Head, near Padstow, when it got into 

 Couple rescued after sailboat capsizes in Sebago Lake
SEBAGO LAKE – A vacationing couple is lucky to be alive after their boat capsized Tuesday in Sebago Lake, according to the man who towed the 16-foot rented sailboat to safety. Paul Bourque, a Frye Island resident and owner of TowBoatU.S./Sebago Lake ...

Simon Cowell Rescues 9 From Sinking Yacht
The Insider via omg! Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:05 PM PDT
Simon Cowell turned into a real life superhero last night when he saved nine people from a sinking yacht in St. Tropez.  

Hunstanton lifeboat called to rescue yacht at Brancaster Staithe
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:56 AM PDT
Two people were rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat this afternoon after their yacht was caught in a gale.

 Essex Police/Fire: Sailboat freed after running aground
Gloucester Daily Times
ESSEX — A 37-foot sailboat ran aground at the mouth of Essex River Wednesday about 2:22 p.m., according to police. Police received a call about the distressed boaters, and passed it to the Gloucester harbormaster and the U.S. Coast Guard, who have ...

 Coast Guard rescues boaters in Sheboygan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:47 AM PDT
Two people who fell into Lake Michigan in Sheboygan after the boat they were on crashed into a breakwall on Thursday were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Boating News:

 Boat fees proposed for Saratoga Lake: Local marinas opposed
The Saratogian
Boaters and a kayaker enjoy Saratoga Lake Thursday. Ed Burke 8/30/12. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Non-resident boaters on Saratoga Lake might be assessed an annual registration fee ranging from $30 to $75 depending on boat size. However, the proposal ...

 Boaters asked to help fight the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels
Lake County News Fri, 31 Aug 2012 04:27 AM PDT
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. â State and local agencies battling the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels are asking boaters to be especially vigilant over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are non-native freshwater mussels that multiply quickly and can encrust watercraft and infrastructure. They also can compete for food with more desirable species The mussels spread ...

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