Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, October 19, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boaters invited to free law enforcement seminar in Pontiac
The Oakland Press Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:45 AM PDT
The Birmingham Power Squadron is offering its Law Enforcement and Boating Regulations Seminar free of charge to the public at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. 

Boating safety class set for Saturday at Contact Point
Today's News-Herald Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:10 AM PDT
Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting a boating safety course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Contact Point Water Safety Center in Lake Havasu City. The venue is at 1801 State Route 95, on the lakeside of the highway about one mile south of Mulberry Boulevard. 

 Boat ramp education day in western Bay of Plenty on Saturday Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:45 PM PDT
A boat ramp education day is being held throughout the Western Bay of Plenty this Saturday (weather permitting). Tauranga Harbour Master Jennifer Roberts said the day is an opportunity to speak to people at the beginning of the busy summer boating ..

Boating safety class at Bass Pro
Sentinel-Tribune (blog)
1, 1982 to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety course if they operate watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. To register contact the Maumee Bay Watercraft Office at 419-836-6003 or ...

Boating Safety News:

Not necessarily boating safety but used by many boaters:
Banana Boat recalls sunscreen over fire risk
2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) —
The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling some half-million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with an open flame.

Yacht crew honoured for saving colleagues
ABC Online
A Melbourne yacht crew has won a national search and rescue award for saving the lives of six men stranded in rough waters off Port Campbell. Six sailors were thrown overboard as their boat sank during a yacht race between Queenscliff and Port Fairy in ...

 Coast Guard creates rescue swim training in NC
Erie Times-News Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:12 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has dedicated a $24 million center in Elizabeth City to train rescue swimmers. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported ( ) that the center that was dedicated Wednesday will replace a 68-year-old swimming pool that officials say was too small and too shallow to simulate actual missions. 

 NH Marine Patrol seeking 2013 officers
Boston Globe Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:53 AM PDT
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) รข The New Hampshire Marine Patrol is recruiting for full-time officers for the 2013 boating season. 

 New Safety Certificate Required
East Hampton Star
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone last week signed into a law a requirement that all recreational boaters living in Suffolk obtain a state safe-boating certificate. The law was passed unanimously by the County Legislature after a spate of fatal ...

NDOW: Invasive Species decal required in 2013
Reno Gazette-Journal
As boaters put equipment, boats and life jackets away for the winter, they should be aware of big boating changes coming up next year. On Jan. 1, 2013, boaters will be required to purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species decal from the Nevada Department of ...

Safe Boating Who goes where on the water?
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Knowing which vessel is “stand on” and which is “give way” is essential to be a safe boater, so how does one know which is which? This determination is made by the way every boat is “sectored” into green, red, and white sectors. The sectors are

 Safe boating
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:14 PM PDT
The recent sinking of a boat on Eagle Mountain Lake was a terrible accident that apparently cost a man his life. (See: "Man, 51, is missing after boat sinks," Tuesday) 

 Undocumented migrants found on US yacht
The Courier Mail Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:00 PM PDT
US authorities say they have discovered undocumented immigrants hiding in the hull of a pleasure craft. 

Fla. boating ramps, facilities to be improved with $5.2 million grants
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the recipients for the 2012-2013 Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP) grants. Twenty-seven different grants, totaling $5.2 million, will be awarded throughout the state.

Boating Fatalities:

 Police: Man who lived aboard sailboat drowned
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
James LaRive had previously described himself as homeless and was staying aboard a boat anchored in the city-owned anchorage at Island Park, near where his body was recovered Sunday morning. Release of his information was delayed until his ..

 3 die in coast guard boat capsizing
UPI Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:49 AM PDT
JEJU, South Korea, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A South Korean coast guard boat capsized Thursday while carrying out a rescue mission, resulting in the deaths of three sailors, officials said. 

Omaha man faces charges in fatal boating accident
Fremont Tribune Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:32 AM PDT
A 22-year-old Omaha man has been charged with manslaughter following an investigation into a July boating accident where a young woman was killed at Woodcliff Lake.  

Dead airman struck by boat while survival training
(AP) -- Military officials say an Air Force officer died after he was struck by a boat during ocean survival training at a Panhandle Navy Base. The Air Force told the Northwest Florida Daily News ( ) on Thursday that Maj. Garrett ...

Safety message comes from tragedy
The New Zealand Herald Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:26 PM PDT
For the first time since the death of his cousin, Rico Maaka took to the water to help launch a jet ski safety campaign.Seventeen-year-old Bishop Thompson died after being flung from a jet ski being driven by Mr Maaka and then being..

Boating Accidents:

 Coast Guard rescues boater and his dog
Houston Chronicle
A New Orleans mariner and his pet dog were rescued after the boater could not control the intake of water crashing into his 12-foot flat boat Tuesday evening. Tom Wells and his dog were in the boat near Lake Pontchartrain around 6:12 p.m.. After an ...

 Team Oracle USA's $8M racing sailboat damaged; owner Larry Ellison spotted ...
Pacific Business News (blog)
Oracle Team USA's $8 million, high-tech catamaran racing sailboat was returned to its San Francisco base Wednesday morning after flipping off the St. Francis Yacht Club near the Golden Gate Bridge, while team owner Larry Ellison has been spotted in .

 TOWARF rescues grounded sailboat off Bronte
The Town of Oakville Water Air Rescue Force (TOWARF) had to do just that earlier this month when it was called out onto Lake Ontario in heavy fog after a sailboat became grounded just off Bronte Harbour. The volunteer team received the call from Joint ...

 Coast Guard Rescues Boaters Stranded at Sea
NBC San Diego Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:55 AM PDT
A wave knocked two people from a boat into the Pacific Ocean Thursday forcing a U.S. Coast Guard rescue off Point Loma. Photo Credit: AP 

 Officials Investigating Boating Hit & Run at SML
ABC 13 Lynchburg Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:20 AM PDT
Smith Mountain Lake, VA - An investigation is underway at Smith Mountain Lake after authorities say someone left the scene of a boating accident. 

Arrest made in hit and run boating accident
A Roanoke man is behind bars tonight - charged with a hit and run boating accident. A citizen's tip led police to arrest Terry Ray Richards Senior Friday. He's charged with reckless operation of a motorboat and failure to report an accident. Police say 

 Boater safely escapes explosion, fire on Estacada Lake
Boater safely escapes explosion, fire on Estacada Lake. Rick Bella, The Oregonian By Rick Bella, The Oregonian The Oregonian on October 18, 2012 at 2:09 PM, updated October 18, 2012 at 2:13 PM. Email | Print. Brought to you by. ESTACADA -- A man .

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