Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, October 12, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Bellone signs bill requiring boating classes
Flanked by two women whose daughters died in separate Long Island boating accidents, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Thursday signed into law a bill that will require everyone who drives a motorboat registered in the county to complete a safety ...

Life-Saving Heritage Foundation Explores Local Stations
The Sag Harbor Express Fri, 12 Oct 2012 06:25 AM PDT
The U.S. Life Saving Service Heritage Foundation was founded in 1995 by a group of marine historians, museum directors, veterans and national park service directors interested in the preservation of the history of AmericaĆ¢s fast-vanishing lifesaving and early Coast Guard lifeboat stations. So this week, as the not-for-profit made its way to Sag Harbor for its annual members meeting, visits to .

 Letters: Boating safety courses are overdue
Why should someone who has not taken a boating safety class be permitted to operate a powerful boat that has no brakes and steers from the rear? I have been boating for many years and consider myself a safe boater. I've taken every class from the ...

 Boating safety course offered
Tampa Bay Newspapers
DUNEDIN – “About Boating Safely,” a course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla, will be taught Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., second floor. Register by Oct. 15 ...

Boating News:
 Tahoe Boaters Alerted of Asian Clam Control Project
Boaters heading to Lake Tahoe in the next 6 weeks may experience a short delay when entering Emerald Bay due to an Asian clam control project that will be taking place there. The Asian clam control project is being implemented by a team of partners ...

 From The Boathouse: Marina tideland fee hike would hurt the industry
Daily Pilot
The majority of boaters are not wealthy; rather, they are middle-class, hard-working people who use boating for family recreation and fishing. The average boat size is less than 26 feet with an outboard engine. These boaters will be hit the hardest 

Boating Safety News:

 Time wasted on Passaic River emergency hoax
The Record Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:45 PM PDT
A distressed-boater call on the Passaic River was a hoax, authorities declared Thursday as they ended a lengthy, multi-agency search for a sinking boat mentioned in the brief radio transmission the night before.

 Boating column: Time to winterize your boat
For the majority of boaters the 2012 boating season will soon end. Here are some suggestions that you can follow before you put your boat away for the winter. Make sure you check your owner's manual for specific winterizing instructions for your boat.

Boating Fatalities:

There is a strong lesson here.  Wear a lifejacket! Stay with the boat. 

Divers recover body of drowned boater
KOMO Seattle Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:32 PM PDT
Divers have recovered the body of the missing boater who drowned in American Lake on Tuesday. Family members identified the boater as Franklin R. Harvey, 63, of Tacoma. 

Body of missing boater found east of Bokeelia
WINK TV Southwest Florida Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:46 AM PDT
The Coast Guard and local agencies suspend the search for a missing 88-year-old man after his body was found east of Bokeelia on Northern Pine Island at approximately 9 a.m., Wednesday.

 Yacht not fit for deadly trip
New Zealand Herald
An English sailor's yacht was a mess and in no state for a planned trip across the Tasman when it sank near Cape Reinga, the Coroner's court has been told. Malcolm Waddilove, 77, is presumed to have drowned after his 8m yacht, Boadicea, struck trouble ...

 Body of Lee boater found in Gulf
Naples Daily News
The Pine Island Fire Department confirms that the body of 88-year-old Robert Hodge was found Wednesday after he was reported missing the night before. The U.S. Coast Guard spent the night and morning searching for Hodge after his wife contacted the .

 Boating accidents kill 2 Kenai Peninsula men in 3 days
Alaska Dispatch
The cold waters of fall have proven particularly deadly out near Portage, between the Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges. In three days, one man has been killed and another is missing and presumed dead, both apparent victims in recreational accidents on ...

 Seward man dies in boating accident
Seward Phoenix Log
Harold Moore, 69 of Seward, died in a boating accident Monday at 20 Mile River, according to Alaska State Troopers. Moore, along with Nathan Cone, 29, and Ronald Cone, 55, both of Anchorage were traveling upriver in a 16-foot aluminum boat when the .

 Burnaby RCMP look for possible missing boater
Vancouver Sun Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:57 PM PDT
An empty deflated boat along the Burrard Inlet shoreline has Burnaby RCMP officers wondering what's happened to the owner of the boat.On Oct. 10, 

Giant wave caused capsize deaths
BBC News Fri, 12 Oct 2012 04:39 AM PDT
Two sailors from Essex were killed when their yacht was hit by a 20ft (6m) wave off Portugal. 

Boating Accidents:

Firefighters battle Naples sailboat blaze
NBC2 News
Officials we spoke to say when they arrived, they found a 40-foot sailboat named "Eve" with smoke coming from the vessel. As firefighters were getting the hoses ready, heavy smoke and flames started showing. Though the interior has significant damage, ...

Coast Guard Auxilary Aids Two Boaters; One in Water
The SandPaper
The United States Coast Guard is the nation's smallest armed uniformed force, with just approximately 42,000 active duty personnel. Yet it has numerous missions. The Coast Guard is, of course, responsible for maritime search and rescue. It also has ..

 Marine patrol finds distressed boater
The sheriff's office Marine Patrol Unit found a 31-foot sailboat whose captain issued a distress call early Friday morning. Deputies say the boat was 10 miles off Englewood's Stump Pass when they found it around 7:35 a.m.. The captain, who was alone on ...

 3 men rescued from burning fishing boat off Cannon Beach
The Coast Guard received a mayday call from the crew of the Honolulu-based vessel Havana about 6 a.m. They had reported the 35-foot boat was burning 17 miles west of Cannon Beach. A helicopter crew from Newport responded to the scene along with a .

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