Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Okla. lawmaker mulls mandatory boater safety class
KTUL (blog)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker says he is considering introducing a bill requiring new boaters to undergo mandatory training before they are allowed to operate boats on Oklahoma waterways. Ardmore Republican Rep. Pat Ownbey held a .

WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Fri, 07 Sep 2012 04:47 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE â Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boatingcourse his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers.

Safe boaters take courses
Tampa Bay Newspapers
CLEARWATER - United Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering “About BoatingSafely” Program on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 8-9, at the Clearwater Police Department Headquarters, Downtown Clearwater at 645 Pierce St., located on the .

Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of Sept. 9
Boating Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class & exam, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor – Delta Park, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Dr. Cost $10. 503-629-2026 or Fishing McLoughlin Chapter ..

Boating Safety News:

Boaters Always Ready With a Helping Hand
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
There are some informal, unwritten rules with regards to boaters and helping each other. It is customary to help a fellow boater, known or unknown, to leave the dock and return to the dock. Unless the captain or helmsman waves us off, we always help ...

Millions of visitors every year use 15-lake Chain
Lake County News Sun
After the death of 10-year-old Tony Borcia of Libertyville on Petite Lake on July 28, one boater, Terry Doran of McHenry, wondered why not limit water skiing and tubing to just one lake, like Lake Catherine on the northern end of the waterway system.

Great Miami River Days makes splash this weekend
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton Fri, 07 Sep 2012 06:29 AM PDT
The annual Great Miami River Days celebration is known for its awe-inspiring water and land acrobatics while raising awareness about water conservation and safety. In the past, visitors have seen world-champion water skiers and jet ski demonstrations. Now in its eighth year, the GMRR has decided to add a few new attractions, such as the Ohio Flyers, who will launch their Delta kites directly ...
Harper Government Establishes New Coast Guard Search and Rescue Resources on the Great Lakes
Marketwire Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:12 AM PDT
GODERICH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2012) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today officially opened a new Canadian Coast Guard station at Goderich Ontario, and launched the Coast Guard's newest Search and Rescue Lifeboat, CCGS Cape Rescue .
Low water level closes Lahontan boat launch ramps
Mason Valley News Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:36 AM PDT
Very low water levels at Lake Lahontan make boating impossible in some areas. The State Park closed the boating ramps at all locations in the park. Rangers say, however, there is still enough water for fishing and swimming at other areas of the lake.
Life Jacket Loaner Station Opens
La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- A new program to help ensure boater safety launched down at the West Copeland Boat Landing on Friday. The "Loaner Life Jacket Station" is part of a state-wide program called "Kids Don't Float." It's sponsored by the Wisconsin .

Book Review: 'Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat'
Sail World
When starting from scratch to buy and outfit a boat, you just can't get too much advice, and here's some more, concentrating on preparing a boat for offshore cruising by going for a second hand boat.
Report proves closure of Kits base will cost lives: union
Vancouver Sun Sat, 08 Sep 2012 03:00 AM PDT
A confidential report on the risks of closing the Kitsilano coast guardbase shows lives will be in danger if the closure goes ahead.

Boating News:
Insurance Tycoon Allegedly Hatches Bizarre Plot To Destroy His Own Yacht
Huffington Post
Normally captains are paid to pilot a boat safely -- but one captain may have been promised money to sink one. Nicolas Estrella, a 60-year-old insurance tycoon from Miami, has been accused of insurance fraud after his multimillion dollar 85-foot yacht ...
Boaters still failing to comply with invasive species rules
La Crosse Tribune
Conservation warden Henry Bauman points out zebra mussels in the muck attached to the anchor of a boat. A new law designed to limit the spread of invasive species requires boaters to remove all water and vegetation from boats and trailers before ...
Brooklynn And Devin Maffei, Missing Children, Rescued After Boat Race Off ...
Huffington Post
A man accused of abducting his two children and stealing a sailboat was arrested after a slow-speed chase along the Central California coast, and the youngsters were rescued, authorities said. The Coast Guard, FBI and South San Francisco police had ..
Coast Guard: 2 kids rescued after boat chase
KTVU Sat, 08 Sep 2012 07:19 AM PDT
A man accused of abducting his two children and stealing a sailboat was arrested after a slow-speed chase along the Central California coast, and the youngsters were rescued, authorities said. The CoastGuard, FBI and South San Francisco police had been tracking the 40-foot sailboat Unleashed, which was sailed from a harbor in Alameda on Tuesday. Police said earlier that day, Christopher Maffei ...
Boating culture differs between Lake Michigan, Chain
Lake County News Sun
The difference between boating on Lake Michigan and on the Chain O'Lakes and Fox River is almost the difference between night and day. Boaters per acre of water just disappears on the Big Lake, while things can get crowded on the Chain O'Lakes.

Boating Fatalities:

Body of missing Pa. boater found in Md.
Sacramento Bee
BALTIMORE -- Authorities say they have recovered the body of a 27-year-old Pennsylvania boaterwho fell overboard near Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of Jason Wesley Ryman of Philadelphia ...

Cops probe death of boater in Bellport Bay
Police are investigating the death of an East Patchogue boater who was found floating late Thursday morning in Bellport Bay. Homicide detectives are investigating the death of Steven Maichen, 55, but said there appears to be no foul play, police said.

Search resumes for 2nd Lake Billy Chinook boating victim
KTVZ Bend Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:26 AM PDT
Searchers returned to Lake Billy Chinook Friday, looking for a Madras man who apparently drowned when he dove in the water to try to rescue his injured son after a water-skiing mishap. The body of the son, who had suffered a serious head wound, was recovered Thursday.
Judge acquits B.C. man of 2008 boating death
Vancouver Sun Fri, 07 Sep 2012 03:01 AM PDT
A 43-year-old man who crashed a speed boat into an island on Shuswap Lake, killing one of his passengers, has been acquitted of two criminal charges.
Hindering prosecution plea delayed by 2 months
KITV Honolulu Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:37 PM PDT
The young Australian woman whose video captured the fatal moments of a watercraft crash involving her boyfriend -- video she tried to delete -- did not appear in court for her arraignment at District Court on Friday.
Prosecutor: No charges in boating accident that killed boy
Progress Index
PRINCE GEORGE - A prosecutor says no charges will be filed in a July boating accident that killed a 10-year-old boy and left another boy seriously injured. Prince George County Commonwealth's Attorney Jay Paul determined that the July 21 incident was a ..

Castle Rock man charged in death
Castle Rock News-Press Sat, 08 Sep 2012 11:21 AM PDT
A Castle Rock man was arrested by Nebraska officials in the boatingdeath of a grandfather on a family outing with his daughter and two grandchildren. 

Boating Accidents:
Felled trees lead to river boating mishap
Albany Democrat Herald
JEFFERSON — For about an hour following a boating mishap, Fawnette Dunn, 44, of Jefferson clung to a small branch that stuck out of the swift-moving Santiam River downstream from Greens Bridge waiting to be rescued. When no one stopped to help, she ...
Men Saved From Burning Boat
Voice of the Common Man Sat, 08 Sep 2012 02:36 AM PDT
There were some dicey moments for two people when their pleasure boat caught fire and sank in Trinity Bay. The Mayday came from the 48-foot Labrador Freedom late Thursday afternoon and was picked up by the Coast Guard.
dragon boat capsizes in Potomac River
Washington Post (blog)
A crowded boat capsized on the Potomac River on Saturday afternoon, leading to the mass water rescue of 19 people, police said. The group was on board a dragon boat, according to D.C. police spokesman Araz Aladi. They were reportedly paddling near ...

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