Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Free boater-safety class offered later this month
Lawrence Journal World
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members are offering a boaters safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Jayhawk Room of the Lawrence Fire & Medical Department facility, 1911 Stewart Ave. The course will cover rules and legal requirements of 

Boating class offered
Daily Astorian
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Astoria, in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board, will teach a Mandatory Boater Education Class, leading to a boater education card, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor conference room at ...

Boating-safety class set for Sept. 29
Lawrence Journal World
29 in the Jayhawk Room of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical building, 1911 Stewart Ave. The course will cover rules and legal requirements of handling boatsboat emergencies, responsibilities when dealing with boats and water sports. It also ...

Legislators mandate safe boating courses for county residents
Port Times Record
14, mandates all boaters who are Suffolk County residents operating a pleasure vessel in county waters have a boating safety certificate and keep it aboard the vessel while it is being operated. New York State navigation law defines a pleasure vessel ...
Boater Education/Information Boater Education
To obtain your card, 1) Take an approved boater education classroom course, equivalency exam or on-line 2) Get an application and 3) apply for your card.

Boating News:

Invasive species watercraft sticker to be required
The Laughlin Times Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:14 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN âThe Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced the details of its Aquatic Invasive Species watercraft sticker program, which will help fund efforts to prevent the spread of such invasive species as quagga mussels and milfoil.

Tahoe boat inspections will move back to launch ramps Sept. 20
Sierra Sun
Following a stellar boating season, Thursday, Sept. 20 will be the last day of operations for the Northstar and Homewood boat inspection stations. Boat inspections and decontaminations will still be available at the Alpine, Spooner and Meyers stations ...

Boating Safety News:

Revolution Marine Finance Reminds Boaters to Follow Boating Safety Rules as ...
PR Web (press release)
Revolution Marine Finance reminds boaters to be aware of boating safety rules as the peak boating season approaches. They feel that a review of some basic safety rules is appropriate for all boaters. They are a boat finance firm located in Western ...

Survival Pod Lets You Ride Out a Tsunami in Relative Comfort [Emergencies]
Gizmodo Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:01 AM PDT
# emergencies Inspired by the tragic tsunamis that hit Japan last year, Australian houseboat builder Matt Duncan decided to design and construct the ultimate life jacket. What he came up with was the Tsunami Survival Pod , designed to protect up to four passengers from rushing waters and tons of debris. More
NM revising equipment required for rafts, kayaks
KOB 4 Albuquerque Wed, 19 Sep 2012 07:43 AM PDT
A state agency proposes to change the boating equipment required for canoes, kayaks, rafts and paddleboards in New Mexico.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary seeking members (with video)
The Morning Journal Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:49 PM PDT
LORAIN  The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is seeking members. For those interested in assisting the U.S. Coast Guard at its Lorain Coast Guard Station, 110 Alabama Ave., and in helping theboating community remain safe, the Lorain Flotilla 6-4 will have two introductory meetings this month.
Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:15 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercrafton Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines.
Georgia DNR promotes safe boating, floating on Etowah
Daily Tribune News
Along with the DNR's loaner life jackets and boating information, Floyd also posted a request on the structure for people not to trespass on private property along with river. “We've [also] got [a] sign just mentioning about cleaning up the property ...
FWC Receives National Awards for Boating Safety Efforts
In addition to patrols on the water, FWC staff performs outreach and planning to promote safe and environmentally responsible boating practices.
Fast news: Boaters targeted in safety compliance campaign
North Shore Times Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:13 AM PDT
THE RMS will target boaters at boat ramps to coincide with the start of the new boating season.
Tas drowning stats prompt boat safety call
ABC Online
A rise in the number of drownings in Tasmania has prompted a renewed push for boating safety. In the 2011 to 2012 financial year, 13 people drowned in Tasmanian waterways, one more than the previous year. The majority of victims were male and most ...

Boating Fatalities:

Man Dies After Labor Day Boat Crash on Lake Shasta
KRCR TV Redding Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:33 PM PDT
Shasta CountyA man on a jet ski that crashed into a boat driven by his brother died Monday night. He was in critical condition for two weeks at Mercy Medical Center.

Duluth community leader dies in boating accident in Greece
Duluth News Tribune
Duluth community leader dies in boating accident in Greece. Duluth area business advocate Robin Ongaro was killed in a boating accident in the Mediterranean Sea this week as she and her husband, Frank Ongaro, were vacationing in Greece. By: Mike ...

UPDATE: Penn Valley mother, daughter ID'd as boating victims
BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested in deadly boating accident | sandow, arrested, accident, boat,boating, sheriff, deadly, released, injuring, person.

Grand jury indicts boater
Baytown Sun Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:02 PM PDT
A 24-year-old Baytown man will face charges related to a Memorial Day weekend boating accident that took the life of his friend and seriously injured the friendâs girlfriend.

Boating Accidents:

Passing boater rescues capsized kayaker in Peconic Bay
The Suffolk Times Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:39 AM PDT
A passing boater rescued a Greenport man from the bay Monday night after he fell out of his kayak northwest of Robins Island, police said. The kayaker, Cody Clifford, had managed to fish his cell phone out of his kayak and call police for help just before 7 p.m., but could not get back into

North-east lifeboat crews launched after yacht suffers engine failure twice
STV Local
North-east lifeboat crews were launched into action after a yacht with 14 people onboard suffered engine failure twice in the same day. The Fraserburgh RNLI team were called out at around 12pm on Tuesday to assist the 'Tectona' yacht after its engine 

Coast Guard rescues injured boater near Port Angeles
The Republic
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued an injured boater overnight from a sailboat about 13 miles west of Port Angeles. The Coast Guard says a 53-year-old man was severely injured Tuesday night by the boom on his 40-foot sailboat at ...

NAVFAC Seabee Divers Rescue Capsized Boater off San Nicolas ...
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering Service Center (NAVFAC ESC) Seabee divers rescued a capsized boater who.

Boy Scout rescued after boat capsizes
Tasley Eastern Shore News
KIPTOPEKE — Good Samaritans rescued a 13-year-old Boy Scout after the 16-foot sailboat he was on capsized approximately a half mile from the Kiptopeke State Park in the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles. A good Samaritan aboard a kayak contacted 

Mother and child rescued off Galway coast
Western People Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:50 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.

Georgetown boating accident remains under investigation
Press Herald
Georgetown boating accident remains under investigation. By Dennis Hoey Staff Writer. GEORGETOWN — A Sunday night boat crash on the Sheepscot River in Georgetown that left three people injured remains under investigation 

Hit-and-run boater found
Gulf Islands Driftwood
Pick said the Montague Harbour incident was a close call and a good reminder for boaters to stay alert as the busy summer boating season winds down. The injured boater was released from hospital on Sunday, Sept. 9 and continues to recover from minor .

Inquiry into boat crash involving Dwyer expected in October
Baltimore Sun
A second month will pass before authorities complete the inquiry into the boat collision involving an admittedly drunken state delegate and a vessel carrying children. "Charges will definitely be filed," Sgt. Brian Albert, spokesman for Natural ...

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