Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Online boating safety course approved for Texas boaters
Sail World
Legislation passed last September now requires all Texas boaters born on or after September 1, 1993, and operating personal watercraft, motor vessels with fifteen or more horsepower or wind-powered vessels greater than fourteen feet, to have mandatory ..

Safety & survival training for Cape fishermen
Provincetown Banner Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:38 AM PDT
A free survival training for commercial fishermen will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at Stage Harbor in Chatham from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hands-on training is sponsored by the Fishing Partnership and is conducted by Coast Guard-certified fishing vessel safety instructors. 

 Clay BoatSmart Course offered
The Florida Times-Union Tue, 09 Oct 2012 07:42 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-5 is offering its their last free BoatSmart course of the year in Clay County on Oct. 27.

 Richardson's hoping to broaden sailors' horizons with 'boating bible'
Royal Gazette
'The Bermuda Boater: A Comprehensive Guide to Piloting and Seamanship for Boaters around the Waters of Bermuda' was first released in 1992. The guide, now commonly referred to as the “Bermuda Boating Bible” has since gone through two editions and ...

Squadron's Final Safe Boating Class Dec. 1
The Ledger
Students who complete the course will receive their Florida Boater ID card, which is required for boat operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1988. Some insurance companies offer discounted rates for boaters with proof of a safety class. Kelly Recreation ...

 Inside a safe boating course
It was the first session of a four-night, eight-hour United States Coast Guard Auxiliary basic safe boating course at Northport High School recently, and the first item on the syllabus was boating terminology. As slides flashed on the blackboard with ..

Boating Safety News:

NOAA satellites -- helping save lives for 30 years; October 1982 marks first U.S. life saved by satellite assist
Science Daily Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:36 AM PDT
Thirty years ago, about 300 miles off the coast of New England, a barrage of towering, 25-foot waves battered a catamaran sailboat, causing it to begin sinking. A satellite, orbiting in space, detected the signal from an emergency beacon onboard the boat. A short while later, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter pulled the three passengers to safety. 

Revolution Marine Finance Cites National Marine Safety Committee Report, Offers Stats and Tips on Boating Safety
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:57 AM PDT
Boat finance firm implores Australian boaters to heed report, and practice marine safety at all times.Australia (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 In a recent post on their website, Revolution Marine Finance noted the second anniversary of the ground-breaking report by the National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) on boat use and incidents. 

 Boating safety law record bodes well for NY
In the 26 states requiring some or all adults to take a safety class before operating a motorized boat, the number of accidents declined an average of 6 percent between 2007 and 2011,... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Newsday digital ...

 Suffolk Poised to Enact Boater Safety Law
People left in a hurry [July 4],” said Gaines, who along with ex-husband Paul, has fought to enact boating legislation in the three months since. “If these laws were in place and people were required to take courses on an ongoing basis, it would have ...

 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist receives prestigious award
STUART — Pat Kalinowski of Stuart recently received the Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Device at a recent Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 meeting, which was presented by the new commander of the Fort Pierce Coast Guard Station, BOSN Ryan.

Boating News:
Mexico Arrests Suspect in American's Jet Ski Murder
Fox News Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:49 AM PDT
Salvador Escobedo arrested in killing of David Hartley while he was boating on Mexico/US border lake Zetas Chief Lazcano's Body Stolen from Funeral Home in Mexico   

Ballot Question Could Change Boating Taxes
WIBW Topeka Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:49 AM PDT
TOPEKA, Kan.  On November 6, Kansans will have an opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow the Kansas Legislature to change the way watercraft are taxed for property tax purposes. 

NPS to shut down all boat ramps to Lake Mohave temporarily
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Low water in Lake Mohave will force the National Park Service to temporarily close all six boat ramps along the Nevada-Arizona border later this month. The agency announced Wednesday that the ramps at Willow Beach, Cottonwood Cove, Katherine ..

Boating Fatalities:

Missing boater, 22, found dead
Local 10 Miami Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:14 PM PDT
The Coast Guard and local agencies suspend the search for a missing 22-year-old man after his body was found a half mile east of Haulover Beach about 4 p.m. Monday. The body of Angel Bello was found after the boat he was on capsized in the Haulover Inlet. His family identified the body. Jonathan Rodriguez, 32, told Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers that he and Bello were heading ..

 Body of missing boater found
AM770 CHQR Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:28 PM PDT
The body of a missing Calgary boater has been found in the Pine Coulee Reservoir. The Lethbridge Dive team along with both the Brooks and Stavely Fire Department's discovered the man's body at about 2 o'clock this afternoon. A pair of Calgary men were boating on Saturday when their vessel was capsized by strong winds. One of the men was able to swin to shore safely - the other man drowned. The .

 Missing boater's body found in Alberta reservoir
CBC Calgary Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:46 PM PDT
Search and rescue teams have found the body of man who went missing after falling out of a fishing boat near Stavely, Alta. 

 Seward Man Killed in Boating Incident near 20 mile River
Sewardcity News
The three men were boating up 20 Mile River when the boat overturned about 4.5 miles upriver from the Seward Highway. The 16-foot aluminum boat became stuck on a log and the rear of the boat filled with water, and sunk the boat, according to a troopers ..

 Sterling Man Presumed Dead After Portage Lake Boating Accident
Sterling Man Presumed Dead After Portage Lake Boating Accident. Email · print. Comments. 0. Topics · Lakes and Ponds · Canoeing and Kayaking · Hypothermia. By Chris Klint Channel 2 News KTUU. 5:10 p.m. AKDT, October 9, 2012. ANCHORAGE, Alaska ...

This one happened literally in my back yard.  I was out on American Lake fishing when it occurred but was not anywhere near it.   I wish I had been, maybe it wouldn't have happened.

Man drowns in American Lake while boating with brother
The search for a 63-year-old missing man presumed drowned in American Lake has been called off, authorities said. According to officials with West Pierce Fire & Rescue, rescue teams called off the search around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakewood lake after ..

 Boat Tragedy Claims 6 Lives Off Mayotte Coast
Voice of America
A second boat accident in the Indian Ocean in the span of four weeks has claimed the lives of six people. The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said a group of 24 people were traveling from the Comoros to the French territory of Mayotte when the 

 Two boats capsize drowning 5 students
Times of India
In another incident that took place in the Bholokaguri area, two other school students, including a girl drowned. The boat, carrying six students of Bholokaguri M E School capsized at around 8 am. The two victims were Sobibur Rahman and Akhtara Begum.

 CG suspends search for missing boaters
FOX 43 TV Hampton Roads Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:44 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has suspending its search along the coast of the Eastern Shore for two missing boaters who did not arrive in Chincoteague as expected Saturday evening. 

 Two Die In Separate Southcentral Boating Accidents
Alaska Public Radio Network Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:08 AM PDT
Two men died in separate boating accidents in Southcentral Alaska on Monday. According to State Trooper reports, at around 5 p.m. on Monday three men were boating up Twenty Mile River when the prop hit a log and the aluminum boat was pushed into a log jam. 

1 dies in boat capsize, another missing
Times of India
GUWAHATI: A school student died when a country boat capsized in a flooded waterbody at Hirajani area in Kamrup (rural) district, at least 25km away from the city on Wednesday morning. Locals said a man aboard the boat is believed to be missing, but .

Boating Accident:

 Police & Fire: Boater fined in crash that killed dog
Battle Creek Enquirer
MAN SENTENCED: Nick Benson, 30, of Eaton Rapids was fined Monday and ordered to pay medical bills for an injured dog after pleading guilty to hitting a boat on Duck Lake in eastern Calhoun County Aug. 6. Benson pleaded guilty Aug. 20 to reckless ...

 Coast Guard rescues three people off the coast of Cape May
NBC40 South Jersey Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:14 PM PDT
CAPE MAY -- Coast Guard crews have helped rescue three people from a fishing vessel that was sinking off the southern New Jersey coast. 

 Brisbane boat crash prompts manslaughter charge
San Jose Mercury News
REDWOOD CITY -- A Santa Cruz man faces misdemeanor charges for a boat crash off Brisbane last year that led to the drowning death of a San Francisco fisherman, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Phillip Larson, 76, is due back Friday in San Mateo County .

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