Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Saturday Events In The CSRA
There's a Safe Boating Course at The Boathouse on Riverfront Drive. That begins at 8am and ends around 3pm. The cost is $40 and you'll learn safe boating skills from the United States Power Squadrons Certified Instructors. 

Boating course Sept. 29 in Fort Mill
Lake Wylie Pilot
FORT MILL Catawba Power Squadron will offer America's Boating Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Driving 911, 2000 S.C. 160, near Towne Tavern. The course covers safeboating techniques, knots, what is required and rules, useful hints,

Boating Safety:

The Future of Boating Safety Is Here - Born Out of The Aviation Industry - A First In Boating Safety
PRWeb Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:20 AM PDT
NauticalCheck announces the worldâs first multi-page, waterproof, pocket checklist, giving boaters immediate access to both critical safety information as well as the most comprehensive checklist available. NauticalCheck is unlike anything ever published in the boating industry. Our boating safety publication/media format is so revolutionary that we expect to receive a U.S. Patent.

Boating Safety Program employee wins national "Educator of the Year" award
Juneau Empire Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:02 AM PDT
ANCHORAGE - Joe McCullough, boating education and training coordinator with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, recently won the National Boating Safety Educator of the Year award.

Boating column: Use common sense to avoid poisoning
With common sense and knowledge this problem can be avoided. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and sickens and even kills many boaters every year. Early symptoms are irritated eyes, headache, nausea, weakness and dizziness.

Coast Guard: Fire Island inlet too shallow for rescue boat
Stars and Stripes Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:26 AM PDT
The Coast Guard will no longer allow a specialized 47-foot rescue boat to use Fire Island (N.Y.) Inlet because it's become dangerously shallow, but some charter fishing boat operators said Friday they're not letting the shoaling stop them.

Likely tsunami debris prompts alert to Hawaii boaters
Stars and Stripes Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:26 AM PDT
A warning to mariners has been issued by the Coast Guard about a large cement floating dock drifting in Hawaii waters â possibly debris from the 2011 Japa­nese tsunami.


Pineview 911 call, photos can be used at trial in fatal boating accident
The Salt Lake Tribune Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:40 AM PDT
Pineview 911 call, photos can be used at trial in fatal boating accident By jessica miller The Salt Lake Tribune Published Sep 21, 2012 11:13AM MDT Ogden » A dramatic 911 call from a man who tried to rescue a dying swimmer hit by a motor boat last year in Pineview Reservoir can be presented to a jury, a 2nd District Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Ernie Jones also will allow two photos of the .
Rescue crews search for missing Monroe boater in Ouachita River
Amite Tangy Digest
MONROE--Search and rescue crews are currently searching for a missing boater on the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office deputies are ...
Missing boater's body found in Ouachita River
Wildlife agents say the body of a missing boater on the Ouachita River has been found. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the body of Charles Trascher, 64, of Monroe, was found on the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish Saturday 
Man dies in Alsea Bay boating accident
Newport News Times
One man who tried to jump aboard the runaway boat from another boat fell into the water but was rescued by fellow boaters. Members of the Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue's water rescue team successfully boarded the empty boat after it snagged a crab

Rough weather a factor in boating death, RCMP say
One man is dead and another man is recovering from exposure following a boatingmishap Friday on Fishing Lake, RCMP say. According to police, the pair found themselves in trouble around 5 p.m. CT when the motor on their boat stalled. The weather ...
Maine man dies in boating accident
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Marine Patrol says a 63-year-old Brunswick man has been killed in a boat collision off Little John Island in Yarmouth. The Portland Press Herald ( says the victim, whose name was not released, was

Boating Accidents:
4 rescued after boat sinks in Alaska
Sacramento Bee
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard has rescued four men whose 19-foot aluminum boatswamped in heavy seas as they were returning from a hunting trip northwest of Cordova, Alaska. The men sent a distress call Thursday before abandoning their ..
One man hospitalized after boat capsizes off Jones Beach
New York Post Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:57 AM PDT
A boat carrying six people capsized this morning just two miles off Jones Beach â sending one man to the hospital in serious condition. NYPD and the Coast Guard responded to the overturned vessel at about 10:45 a.m. after passengers sent out an emergency call. Radio reports said that
Seven rescued in September boating incidents
The Apalachicola Times Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:22 AM PDT
The use of personal flotation devices, presence of mind and a knowledgeable and alert network of guardians all helped seven distressed boaters to survive boating accidents in September. On Saturday, Sept. 8, Officer Percy Cook of the Florida Fish and..
Man rescued from blaze off Cork coast
Western People Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:32 AM PDT
A man has been rescued off the Cork coast after his motor cruiser went on fire. He abandoned ship when the incident happened off the old Head of Kinsale just after 2pm this afternoon, and was recovered by a nearbyyacht.

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