Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, October 1, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

My apologies to my followers.  I have not posted since the Sept 27 due to a serious problem with my ISP.  Because of this my ability to get online was limited. Thanks for your patience.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Outdoor Calendar
Allentown Morning Call
SAFE BOATING COURSE, OCT. 6, 13 — 9 a.m. both days at Peters Marine Service, 1402 Union Blvd., Allentown … Free basic boating course required to operate personal watercraft or motorboat of more than 25 horsepower … Successfully passing the test ...

Boating News:

Mercury Marine to launch Ships Log Mobile App
All At Sea
Mercury Marine will launch Ships Log, a free mobile app designed for boaters of all kinds, at the 2012 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference trade show next week in Louisville, Ky. Ships Log provides an easy method of recording and ...

Argument preview: Defining a houseboat â a house or a boat?
SCOTUSblog Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:45 PM PDT
The Supreme Court at 11 a.m. on Monday will hold one hour of oral argument on how to define a âvesselâ for purposes of moving a dispute over a floating structure into the special court that handles maritime commerce. Arguing first in the case of Lozman v. Riviera Beach, Fla. will be Stanford law professor Jeffrey [...] 

Groups report progress in Biscayne Bay talks
Trade Only Today
A coalition of national boating and fishing organizations sent a letter to legislators expressing appreciation for recent steps toward developing a general management plan for Florida's Biscayne National Park, but reiterated concerns about the ...

Youth rowing team needs $30K after boating accident
WWLP 22News
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - An accident on the river has left the Northampton High School Girls Rowing team with no boat to race. The accident happened last weekend during the Paper City Regatta in Holyoke . The Northampton Girls Varsity Crew ..

County Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Dana Point Harbor ...
Dana Point Times
One local boaters' group is concerned that this narrower project will result in fewer slips, a smaller adjustment to slip sizes and resultant growth in the wait list for larger slips, said Bruce Heyman of Boaters for Dana Point Harbor in the .

Boater convicted of harassing orcas in BC's Gulf Islands
Global BC
An endangered southern resident killer whale has given birth to her first calf. According to the Centre for Whale Research, the whale known as J37 of J pod was observed with the calf Monday afternoon in Haro Strait. Photograph by: Centre for Whale ...

Boating means big business for US
Wetumpka Herald
Boating accounts for a $72 billion economic impact in the United States and is responsible for an estimated 350,000 American jobs, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Of course, if you throw in the fishing aspect for a .

 Boat checks to be scaled back in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Boaters, be advised: The invasive species inspectors are cutting back their hours at city lakes starting Monday. With winter approaching, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is ending the increased inspection hours at Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet ...

Boating Safety News:

 Moore stands by federal decision to cut coast guard base
Business Examiner Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:57 AM PDT
Conservative minister accuses Vancouver politicians of failing to 'pick up the phone' 

 Boating column: Trips can be safe and relaxing
Boating in the fall can be really relaxing. A trip up the Hudson River this time of year will afford you a great view of the leaves changing colors. Dark comes earlier NOW so make sure your Navigation Lights (Red – Green – all around white) are working.

 Coast Guard Encourages Boaters to Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies
Alaska Native News
Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Anchorage encourages boaters to prepare for unexpected emergencies after a review of the summer's search and rescue data reveals a preventable trend Thursday.

 Dunedin Flotilla promotes water safety
Tampa Bay Newspapers
From offering vessel checks and boating classes to participating in search and rescue missions, the Dunedin Flotilla, which has about 74 members, was awarded the most outstanding flotilla of its division for 2011 and 2012. Most of the auxiliary members ...

Boat check plan is urged
Albany Times Union
Because the risk of allowing continued unfettered access to the lake by recreational boats is so great, the consultant recommended the park commission impose rules requiring that all motorized or trailered boats be inspected before being allowed into ...

 Work continues, boaters reminded
Worcester Telegram
As construction continues on the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge replacement project, changes to pedestrian and boating traffic patterns are taking effect. According to the state Department of Transportation, the south sidewalk, heading east, has been .

 Safety urged for Columbus Day weekend
In the past 10 years, six people have been killed in boating accidents amid the long weekend of revelry. Park rangers, assisted by officers from other marine law enforcement agencies, will keep extra vigilant for drunken boaters, insufficient safety ...


A boat does not have to be on the water to be dangerous. Be careful when working on your boat and remember  gasoline vapors are explosive. See the following report!

Boat Explosion Leads to Deadly House Fire in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said witnesses saw the father working on his boat when there was an explosion. The father caught fire and sprinted inside the home. His wife went to retrieve a garden hose to put him out, while the son ...

Coast Guard searching for overboard fishermen
Sequim Gazette Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:10 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is searching this morning (Friday, Sept. 28) for fishermen reported in the water off the Quileute Marina-based fishing vessel Maverick, which may have gone down overnight. 

 Scituate man drowns in Cohasset boating accident, police release identities
95.9 WATD-FM (blog)
A fishing trip last night out on a reservoir in Cohasset turned tragic when one of the two men in a canoe who fell overboard drowned in the Aaron River Reservoir, at the end of Beechwood Street. Police tell WATD's Steven Dodrill, the 23 year-old ...

 Boat Found Capsized, No Sign of Norton Sound Couple
Yesterday Alaska State Troopers located the boat that 41-year-old David Slwooko and 48-year-old Debbie Kimoktoak planned to take from Koyuk to Unalakleet on Monday. Family expected them in Unalakleet Monday night and by Tuesday when they had not ..

 Jackson Township teen dead, two others taken to hospital after boating incident
The Massillon Independent Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:53 AM PDT
Rescue workers searched a lake for more than three hours before finding a missing teenager who had apparently drowned. Two other teens who were with him were taken to an area hospital.

Boating Accidents:

Erie Yacht Club, boat owners sued over fatal explosion
Carlisle on Wednesday sued Hertel, Brown and the Erie Yacht Club, where Hertel and Brown's 32-foot boat caught fire and exploded, killing one of the passengers, 25-year-old Erin Carlisle. Ryan Carlisle, 27, who suffered third-degree burns in the ..

Coast Guard rescues four men northwest of Cordova
Cordova Times
The Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was launched from the Coast Guard forward operating location in Cordova and the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island was also diverted to search for the boaters. The four hunters were located on the shoreline within ...

Boater Pulled From Water Along Washington Waterfront
The two were located a short time later. EMS had to perform CPR on one of the individuals who was transported to the hospital. The other did not need treatment. Police say one boater fell in the water and the other then jumped in after him. Stay with ..

 Man rescued off county coast
Lancashire Evening Post Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:13 AM PDT
A man was rescued just before his yacht capsized off the coast of Lytham. 

 Boating Crash Injures Sarasota Woman
A 25-year-old Sarasota woman piloting a personal watercraft suffered serious injuries to her head and face Saturday, when she collided with another personal watercraft driven by her 49-year-old boyfriend, also from Sarasota. Investigators say the pair ...

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