Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, October 15, 2012

Boating News:

Tahoe boaters asked to be patient as divers attack invasive Asian clams near ...
The Republic
RENO, Nev. — Scientists waging a war on an Asian clam infestation at Lake Tahoe are asking for patience on the part of boaters. They say boaters may experience some delays entering Emerald Bay during the next six weeks while divers deploy an ..

 National Sailing Hall of Fame to induct nine members at Southern Yacht Club on ...
Jobson said the Southern Yacht Club has been a symbol of resilience after its clubhouse burned down during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was damaged earlier this year during Hurricane Isaac. 2011 inductee Betsy Alison, who will be on hand for the ...

 Mooring buoys will help boaters and swimmers while protecting reefs
Palm Beach Post (blog)
Stopping a boat to snorkel or fish around Palm Beach County's shallow reefs is going to be easier beginning in late October, when 28 new mooring buoys will be installed on reefs from Boca Raton to Juno Beach. The idea is to protect the reefs from .

 Expanded Boating Season On NYCâs Upstate Reservoirs Deemed A âSuccessâ
CBS New York Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:40 AM PDT
City environmental officials this summer began allowing small boats on the Neversink, Pepacton, Schoharie, and Cannonsville reservoirs as long as the boats were steam cleaned to protect the drinking water. 

 $11 million Delta Science Center debuts in Oakley
Sacramento Bee
A recent study by the Department of Boating and Waterways found that by 2020 there are expected to be 8 million boating-related visitor trips – a 25 percent jump over 2000. Although the Delta Science Center's location on the Big Break Shoreline makes .

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Safe Boating Class
Voices News
OXFORD — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-12 will conduct its last one day Safe Boating Class for the season, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at David S. Miles Post 174 American Legion on Oxford Road. Satisfactory completion of the class ...

 Texas Boaters Can Take No-Cost Boating Safety Course at Home
BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety Course Approved by Texas Parks and ... Photo Caption: Texas boaters have it a little easier meeting the state's new ...

Boating Safety:

Mandatory dockside safety exams coming
News Channel 5 Cleveland Sun, 14 Oct 2012 06:30 AM PDT
The Coast Guard district covering the Great Lakes says a change is coming for commercial fishing vessels operating more than three nautical miles offshore.

 Weigh in on Boater Safety.
Boater safety has been on the minds of many Long Islanders since a tragic July 4th accident in the waters off Oyster Bay killed three children. Suffolk County is trying to prevent future accidents by enacting legislation that will require all boaters

 BoatUS Foundation increases grants size; unique ideas sought
Boating Industry
ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 15, 2012 – After funding over $1 million in local boating safety and clean water projects for the past 21 years, the BoatUS Foundation's Grassroots Grants Program is more than doubling its maximum grant size to $10,000 for 2013.

 Move to licence USA boaters heralds greater safety
Sail World
Great oaks from little acorns grow, and the Suffolk County in New York may be spearheading the push for better sailing safety on USA waterways with their new 'Safer Waterways Act'. The new act came into force this week, only three months after three

Boating Fatalities:

Search for boater now missing person case
The search for a man from the west coast of Newfoundland has been turned over to the RCMP. Richard Crocker, 45, has been missing since late Wednesday. He left Summerside, in the Bay of Islands, in his 8-metre cabin cruiser for a trip that would .

 Search continues for Richard Crocker; family holding out hope
Stephenville Georgian
CORNER BROOK From Meadows to Trout River people are holding on to hope that a missing boater will be found safe. Pieces of Richard Crocker's 24-foot cabin cruiser was found washed up on the shore near Sally's Cove on Friday morning, but there was

 Two bodies recovered after boat capsizes in Hout Bay
Eyewitness News
Victims that were on board a capsized boat in Hout Bay on 13 October 2012 were treated in a building belonging to the City of Cape Town. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN. Forensic pathologists arrive to remove the body of a man who drowned when the ...

 Crewman dies after falling off sailboat
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A crewman aboard a 50-foot sailboat died after he fell overboard near the mouth of the Rappahannock River Friday evening. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Brett Workman said they were notified just after 7 p.m about a man who ...

 earch resumes for boater missing near Ponca State Park
Omaha World-Herald
Rescuers today will resume their search for a boater who fell into the Missouri River near Ponca State Park. Authorities have not released the name of the man, who was last seen Saturday morning when he and a passenger fell overboard downstream from .

 One dead following jet boating incident
Newstalk ZB via Yahoo! New Zealand News Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:21 PM PDT
A police search has found a 65-year-old man dead following a jet boating incident at Lake Wanaka. 

Wreckage of yacht owned by Ona Unwin 'found in cove in Cornwall'
Metro Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:18 AM PDT
Rescue teams searching for 65-year-old solo yachtswoman Ona Unwin, also known as Mary Unwin, have found the wreckage of a vessel in a cove in Cornwall

Boating Accidents:

 22 saved from sinking passenger boat
WABC-TV New York Sat, 13 Oct 2012 08:08 AM PDT
A passenger boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but the U.S. Coast Guard said everyone aboard was safely rescued. 

Coast Guard rescues 3 from wrecked sailboat
PORT MANSFIELD, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued three men after their sailboat ran aground off South Padre Island about 8 miles south of the Port Mansfield Jetties. Three men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew early this morning from ...

Coast Guard rescues stranded boater
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:27 PM PDT
A man whose boat capsized in Murrells Inlet Saturday night is safe after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. 

 Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat on Saginaw Bay
Your Hometown Lima Stations Sun, 14 Oct 2012 09:20 AM PDT
ESSEXVILLE, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews have rescued two people from a sinking boat in Lake Huron. The rescue happened about 5:20 p.m. Saturday, about two miles east of Channel Island in the lake's Saginaw Bay.

Maldon: Yacht towed to safety after broken rudder
Gazette News Sun, 14 Oct 2012 03:57 AM PDT
Coastguards and lifeboats had to tow a 16-foot yacht to safety after it became stuck on the River Blackwater. 

4 men rescued after boat hits reef near Bay St. Louis
Mississippi Press (blog)
A boat, which launched from New Orleans headed toward Biloxi, ran aground on Talyor Key reef seriously injuring 2 of the passengers, according to the Mississippi Department for Marine Resources. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources' Marine

Maldon: Yacht towed to safety after broken rudder
Essex County Standard
The sailing yacht, with one person on-board, ran into difficulties off Osea Island yesterday evening after its rudder broke. The Thames Coastguard, West Mersea RNLI and the South Woodham Coastguard attended at 8.15pm to tow the boat into Maldon.

Firefighters Rescue One Boater Near McNeil Island
The Tacoma Fire Department helped rescue one boater from South Puget Sound on Saturday night. Tacoma firefighters responded to a mutual aid request for assistance with a water rescue off McNeil Island at 6:42 p.m.. Initial reports indicated two people ...

 31-foot sailboat saved 10 miles off Stump Pass
Gasparilla Gazette
A Charlotte County Sheriff's Marine Patrol boat found a 31-foot sailboat 10 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico off Stump Pass after receiving a call at 6:19 a.m. Monday about a lone boat captain in distress. It was taken to Gasparilla Marina for repairs

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