Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Expanding boater education classes needed to improve safety on Oklahoma's ...
NewsOK.com
Expanding boater education classes and beefing up alcohol regulations to make Oklahoma's waterways safer should be tried before taking more aggressive steps such as requiring life jackets be worn at all times in boats and outlawing the consumption of ...


 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Sun, 09 Sep 2012 04:47 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.


Boating Safety News:

Coast guard in call for help as numbers dry up
The Border Mail Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:22 AM PDT
HELP is urgently needed to keep people safe on the water at Lake Hume as the weather starts to warm up. 


Sea Cadets participate in orientation
The St. Augustine Record Sat, 08 Sep 2012 21:00 PM PDT
Sea Cadets of the St. Augustine Navy League were recent guests of the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) at Jacksonville's Cecil Commerce Center, formerly NAS Cecil Field. 


Boating: Knowing the right knot crucial to securing your vessel
The News-Press Sat, 08 Sep 2012 22:35 PM PDT
If you are going to put a boat into the water, tied up to a dock or a slip, you will need to know how to make the boat secure using lines (rope) on... 


 Lock and dam closures will make Chattahoochee River more difficult for boaters
Dothan Eagle
Boating up and down the Chattahoochee is the life for Haddock and his friends. They plan social events and family outings around it. But pretty soon that way of life may be over. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to soon reduce service at selected ...


 Solano County Sheriff's Office boat patrol deputies stress safety
TheReporter.com
Solano County Sheriff s patrol boat deputy Brady Graham, conducts a random watercraft safety equipment inspection with two fishermen in the Carquinez Straits, Wednesday. (Rick Roach/RRoach@TheReporter.com). When it comes to keeping Solano safe,


Boating News:

 Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $5 Billion US Boat Building Industry
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
The US boat building industry includes about 1,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $5 billion. Major companies include Brunswick, Marine Products, Trinity Yacht, and Viking Yacht. The industry is concentrated: the largest 50 companies .


Dad Kidnapped Kids, Stole Yacht, Cops Say
ABC News
Two young children are safe now after their father allegedly took them from their mother's home and attempted to flee in a stolen yacht. Christopher Maffei, of South San Francisco, allegedly took his children from their mother's home Sept. 4 while the


2 tots rescued after slow-speed chase of stolen yacht
CBS News
The Coast Guard, FBI and South San Francisco police had been tracking the 40-foot yacht Unleashed, which was sailed from a harbor in Alameda on Tuesday. Police said earlier that day that Christopher Maffei had removed his 3-year-old daughter and ...


$200K Bail For NorCal Dad Who Alledgedly Took Abducted Kids On Stolen Yacht
CBS Local
MONTEREY (CBS / AP) — A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail, authorities said.


 Rising gas prices won't keep boaters down
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Fuel costs may be high, but despite that making it a pricier boating season, it hasn't exactly sunk boaters' enthusiasm. They're still flocking to waterways. They're just not heading so far out. Hurricane Isaac caused a spike in prices at the pump, for ...


 Boating tax cap deserves study
Baltimore Sun
No one benefits more than members of the boating industry and the boating communities from a well-funded and robust Waterway Improvement Fund. That is why our continued goal is to partner with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to increase ...


Rising mileage standards could impact boaters
Tbo.com
It could be bad news for boaters, though – especially those who enjoy anything larger than a canoe or kayak. Tow vehicles capable of pulling even flats boats that get that kind of mileage do not exist – and possibly never will. It's true that past ...


Derelict vessels create headaches on NW waters
The Seattle Times
The Port did this even though it feared the boat would show up on "the evening news with our name attached," one email obtained under the state's open-records act said. And that wasn't anywhere near the state's worst derelict-vessel disaster. The 430 ...


Port of Port Angeles moorage rates too much, some boat owners say
Peninsula Daily
Port of Port Angeles moorage rates too much, some boat owners say. Click here to zoom... Port Angeles Boat Haven tenant Bill Spring is an organizer of a meeting of fellow boat owners on pending Port of Port Angeles moorage fee increases. -- Photo by ...


BIAA leads ground-breaking study on value of Australian Boating
Sail World
The scope and value of Australian boating will be the focus of the BIAA's ground-breaking study – the first of its kind in this country – which will begin in November 2012 and aims to demonstrate the importance of boating, both economically and socially.


Boating Fatalities:
 
Video captures tourist's fatal mistake
Adelaide Now Sat, 08 Sep 2012 19:30 PM PDT
US police have released video of the moment an Australian tourist on a jet ski in Hawaii ploughed into a 16-year-old girl.
 

Missing boater Piechocki finally recovered from Lake Ellen
WTAQ
TOWN OF LYNDON, WI (WTAQ) - A missing boater on Lake Ellen has been recovered, after nearly two weeks of searching. The body of James Piechocki was recovered just before 8 a.m. Saturday. Piechocki disappeared on Lake Ellen in Sheboygan County 


 Des Moines boater found dead Saturday
DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)
A Des Moines man was pronounced dead after he was found floating face down in the water near Roberts Creek Park in Marion County Saturday evening. The man was identified as Dean Allen Hoganson, according to a press release from the Marion County ...


Bartlett Boater Indicted In Petite Lake Fatal
CBS Chicago Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:49 AM PDT
A Lake County grand jury approved reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges Wednesday for the Bartlett man accused of being high on cocaine and under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly ran over a 10-year-old boy with his boat.


Flathead Lake swimmer killed by boat identified
The Missoulian
The accident is still under investigation but it is believed Darrah was struck by the boat that was traveling west and had with mulitple occupants. Boat passengers attempted to “render aid,” to Darrah, but the efforts were unsuccessful, and Darrah was .


 Boater dies in race in Taunton
Turn to 10.com
A boater has died after a crash in Taunton. It happened over the weekend at an annual racing competition. The crash occurred during the 33rd annual Memorial Race for the American Power Boat Association. NBC 10 captured the scene on Watson's Pond in ...


 2003 Danville graduate dies in boating accident
The Daily Item Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:05 PM PDT
A 2003 graduate of Danville High School died Sept. 3 after he fell overboard while boating on the Chesapeake Bay, north of Gibson Island, with family and friends. 


Captain charged with 'boating under the influence'
WOKV
Kenneth Thomas, 27, is charged with resisting an officer without violence, boating under the influence, leaving the scene of a boating accident, disorderly intoxication and breach of the peace. By Gene Wexler. ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. —. Boating under the  


 Lake Hopatcong boating trip goes bad with 1 hospitalized, 1 arrested
Dailyrecord.com
Orchard then grabbed the driver of the boat and tried to throw him in the lake but one of the boaters said they were calling the police and Orchard then ran up the stairs onto Maxim Drive, Kmetz said. Police arrived a short time later and found Curtin ..


Boat was carrying donated groceries before fatal accident
Anchorage Daily News
Published: September 10th, 2012 01:14 PM Last Modified: September 10th, 2012 01:15 PM. The bodies of two men have been recovered following a boating accident in Goodnews Bay on Friday and the search for a third passenger on the boat continues.


Missing:

 Coast Guard looking for missing kayaker in Mass.
Boston Globe Sun, 09 Sep 2012 10:04 AM PDT
Coast Guard officials say they're looking for a 23-year-old man who went missing during a kayak fishing trip near Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott.


Boating Accidents:

  Coast Guard Rescues Nine Boaters in Lake St. Clair
Patch.com
“It was great to see fellow boaters come to the aid of another boater, one boater called the Coast Guard and another assisted them on location,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Luedtke in a release. Luedtke, coxswain of the 33-foot SPC-LE vessel ...


 Hadley police rescue grandfather, grandson, from Connecticut River
MassLive.com
Police were taken out on the river by a boater at the marina. As they approached a boat on the Northampton side of the river, a 53-year-old woman from Chicopee inside it signaled to them about the person in distress. The officers then saw the 3-year .


 Watercraft explodes at marina on Maine lake
Boston Globe Sun, 09 Sep 2012 09:04 AM PDT
Maine officials are investigating a personal watercraft explosion that launched a man 20 feet through the air and sent the engine covering flying more than 60 feet. 


 Boater seriously injured at river festival
WHIO Dayton
The driver of a boat that crashed into a river bank during a festival this weekend is improving. The crash occurred Saturday along the Great Miami River in Hamilton during the Great Miami River Days festival. The boat was part of a drag racing event ...


 COHASSET POLICE: Small sailboat capsized
Wicked Local
An officer on patrol in the Sandy Beach area spotted a small sailboat capsized off the shore with two people hanging on around 2:08 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 30). The harbormaster was notified but by the time help arrived, the boaters had righted the ...


 Dramatic Sailboat Rescue
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Two people had to be rescued after their large sailboat grounded out on a shoal off Baptist Harbour on Saturday night. Bruce Peninsula OPP, the Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire Department and the Coast Guard from Trenton were all called after 9 PM.


Coast Guard Helps Rescue Boat In Canadian Waters
WWNY - WNYF Watertown Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:03 AM PDT
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Alexandria Bay has helped its Canadian counterparts rescue four people aboard a boat that was taking on water on the St. Lawrence River
 

Woman Airlifted After Personal Watercraft Accident in Quiogue
The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:00 PM PDT
A 28-year-old woman was airlifted by Suffolk County helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital at about 3 p.m. on Monday following a personal watercraft accident off Hobart Lane in Quiogue severed her hand, according to Rita Wyatt, chief of the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance Association.
 

 Port Authority boat sinks off Breezy Point as officers practice water rescue
New York Post
A Port Authority boat carrying 10 cops suddenly sank off Breezy Point yesterday — in the midst of a water-rescue exercise. Seven of the officers were already in the chilly, choppy seas training for their water-rescue certification when the 37-foot ..

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