Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, October 22, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education:

Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of Oct. 21
Boater Education Class: With USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 76. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Wholesale Sports, 9401 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland. $20. Registration: 971-270-0706. Fishing Oregon Bass & Panfish Club: Program will include "Online Atlas of Oregon Lakes" .

Boating Safety News:

Yacht crew wins bravery award
BigPond News Sat, 20 Oct 2012 07:00 AM PDT
The crew of a yacht who risked their lives to rescue sailors from have been recognised for their bravery.

Local Charity Provides Free Recreational Boating
Stephen Cull is the Founder of CharterAbility: A dream he has turned into reality – Fully accessible boating for persons of all ages with disabilities! CharterAbility's sponsors, supporters and volunteers were invited to visit their beautiful  

Boating: Lightning a danger for your vessel
The News-Press Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:17 PM PDT
Thunderstorms are among the most violent forces of nature. They often develop so fast that they catch the unwary by surprise. 

  Banana Boat recalls sunscreen due to fire risk
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen is shown in the sand near the Newport Beach pier in Newport Beach, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling some of its spray-on products after reports that a handful of people ...


Boat accident victim to be buried
Eyewitness News
Rescued passengers were treated in this building after the boat they were travelling on capsized in Hout Bay, Cape Town, on 13 October 2012. 34 people were on the boat. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN.

Boating accident kills 2 men
Quad City Times
Two men on their way to go duck hunting Saturday morning were killed when their boat hit a buoy on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, Rock Island County officials said. County Coroner Brian Gustafson did not release the names or ages of the ...

 Jay principal charged in fatal boating accident
San Francisco Chronicle
JAY, Okla. (AP) — A Jay Middle School principal is charged with manslaughter for a boating accident on Grand Lake that killed a family friend during the summer. Officials say 39-year-old Roger Shane Carroll of Eucha was charged Friday in Delaware ...

Hurlburt Field Airman Dies in Florida Boating Accident
NBC 15 Mobile Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:26 AM PDT
Authorities say an airman from Hurlburt Field has been found dead after a boating accident in the Florida Panhandle. 

 Body of Ferriday boater found in Mississippi River
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:17 PM PDT
The family of 80-year-old Harold Short declined an autopsy because relatives believe he fell overboard and drowned. 

 Body of missing boater found on Eagle Mountain Lake
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:14 AM PDT
The 51-year-old captain had been aboard a boat that capsized near the Fort Worth Boat Club last Sunday.

Boating Accidents:

 Smyrna officers rescue boater
The Daily News Journal
“Carrying a life preserver that Officer Schoon had in his vehicle, both officers swam approximately 75 yards to the distressed boater and effected a rescue before the boat sank completely,” Arnold said. “Officers then swam back, hauling the individual ...

 Boater injured in crash at Bay St. Louis bridge
A boater was injured Friday afternoon when a 21-foot vessel struck a piling at the Bay St. Louis Bridge, authorities said. The injured man was the only person on board and was rescued by good Samaritans and taken to the Washington Street pier, said ...

 Jet boater gets caught in Kawarau rapids
The Press
A Christchurch man was rescued yesterday after his jet boat got into grief in a fast-flowing section of the Kawarau River. Police, rescue volunteers and St John were called to the gorge near Muddy Creek at a section of the river known as the Chinese ...

 Sailboat crew rescued off Plum Island - 0 Minutes Ago
The Daily News of Newburyport
PLUM ISLAND -- A pair of sailboat crewmen were rescued last night when their boat went aground off Plum Island. Steve Dombrowski of Dracut was fishing in the Parker River Wildlife Refuge at around 5:30 p.m. Friday night when he noticed a sailboat ..

 Coast Guard: 13 rescued off Batanes
GMA News Online Sat, 20 Oct 2012 03:33 AM PDT
At least 13 people were rescued after their motor boat encountered engine trouble off Itbayat town in Batanes province early Saturday

 Smith Mountain Lake boating crash suspect arrested -
Roanoke Times Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:07 PM PDT
Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on Friday arrested a Roanoke man in a Smith Mountain Lake hit-and-run boating crash case, authorities said. Capt. A.B. Fisher said the arrest of Terry Ray Richards, 54, came after authorities received several tips. 

 Coast Guard rescues 7 off Nantucket
Boston Herald Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:28 AM PDT
Seven fishermen sinking in their boat south of Nantucket were rescued by Coast Guard crews early Saturday morning. The...

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