Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, October 29, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Coast Guard Hosts Boater Safety Class
9&10 News Cadillac Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:45 PM PDT
Whether it is on a pontoon, speedboat, or canoe, many of us get caught up in having fun out on the water and forget the basic safety rules that come along with boating. The Coast Guard Auxiliary hosted

 New Site Helps Finding Boating Courses Plain Sailing
#SAIL TRAINING - A new website designed to help make it easier and quicker to find boating training courses across the UK, US, Europe and worldwide has just been launched. The Boating Hub is aimed at both beginners and more experienced boating ...

Boating News:

The Willamette River is not up for grabs, even by the (potentially)
The state Land Board was correct recently to amend its rules to limit a transient boater's stay in once place to 30 days. That might seem generous, given the rule now requires that a noncommercial boater move every two weeks -- except a few feet is al 

Free program for discarding old boating equipment available Friday-Sunday
Bluffton Today
The Clean Marine Event is intended to help prevent boating and fishing equipment from becoming derelict or discarded into coastal waterways and marshes. Each year, abandoned boats, old fishing gear, discarded equipment and building materials become .. 

Boat registration renewal reminders coming soon
Statesman Journal (blog)
Boaters with registration decals that expire at the end of the year will be getting their courtesy registration renewal notice in the mail. The Marine Board is mailing approximately 82,055 notices on Thursday. “Renewing online is quick and easy and ... 

Boating Safety News:

Boaters urged to slow after rare sea turtle spotted in Bay
KTVU San Francisco
A rare sea turtle was been spotted and photographed in the Berkeley Marina Saturday morning during a routine patrol and a warning has gone out to boaters urging them to slow down. Berekely Harbor Master Dominic Moreno saw the creature swimming ...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu
ABC 2 Baltimore Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:27 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has set port conditions to Zulu for the coastal waters of Marylandâs eastern shore and Virginia Saturday as Hurricane Sandy approaches. 

 USCG warns boaters before Sandy arrives
WPRI Providence Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:06 AM PDT
The United States Coast Guard wants boaters to prepare and be safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches Southern New England. 

 Bamfield training centre to simulate rescues at sea
Victoria Times Colonist Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:50 AM PDT
A new Canadian Coast Guard training facility in Bamfield will provide trainees with state-of-the-art simulators, allowing them to deal with dangerous situations before heading out onto the sometimes wild West Coast waters. 

 Number of boating deaths in Oregon in 2012 may be highest in 15 years
Salem Statesman Journal Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:11 AM PDT
Even though the weather has turned cold and many Oregonians have tucked away their boats for the season, state officials are still worried about river and lake safety. 

 Vt. warns cold-weather boaters of flotation need
WCAX-TV Vermont Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:33 AM PDT
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning boaters of the need to wear personal flotation devices when boating on the New York side of Lake Champlain during the cold-weather months. 

 Boating: Navigational rules were written to prevent collisions
The News-Press Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:10 PM PDT
In previous columns I have discussed the operator's responsibilities in piloting a boat. 

Unterman leads caucus on Lake Lanier issues, including safety
Gwinnett Daily Post Sat, 27 Oct 2012 19:33 PM PDT
Unterman: Lowering boating under the influence threshold "a given"  

 Veterans Park public boat ramp closed to motorized boats
Boston Globe Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:31 PM PDT
The spread of an invasive plant in Naticook Lake has led to the closing of the public boat ramp at Veterans Park to motorized watercraft.

Belle Haven Boaters Prep for Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy is coming, and boaters across Northern Virginia are preparing for the worst. At the Belle Haven Marina along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, dozens of boaters cast off for Tantallon Marina, which is near Fort Washington, Md.

 Someone Is Sending Fake Distress Calls Off the OC Coast
LAist Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:57 AM PDT
It's the nautical version of swatting : Someone has been sending fake distress calls of the Orange County coast, and the U.S. Coast Guard is not pleased

Coast Guard: O.C. Man Making Bogus Distress Calls
KTLA-TV Los Angeles Sun, 28 Oct 2012 22:53 PM PDT
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A Southern California boating community is outraged after the U.S. Coast Guard reported receiving many fake distress calls regarding sinking ships.

Boating Fatalities:

 14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC
Boston Globe Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:08 AM PDT
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) â The Coast Guard is using a helicopter and an airplane to search for two crew members who are missing from a replica tall ship that has sank in rough seas off the North Carolina coast. 

 Sandy forces crew to abandon HMS Bounty replica
The New Zealand Herald Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:04 AM PDT
A monster hurricane off the US coast forced the 17-member crew of the HMS Bounty to abandon the famed three-mast tall ship and lower lifeboats into stormy seas, a Coast Guard statement said.The crew donned cold water survival suits...

Search for missing skipper called off for the night
Isle of Wight Radio
A search for a missing skipper, whose yacht was found washed ashore near Brighstone with its engine still running, has been called off for the evening. It follows an extensive air, land and sea search lasting nearly five hours and covering an area from ...

Dead man found on anchored sailboat in FloridaSan Francisco Chronicle
The man's body was discovered Saturday morning on the Halifax River. Police tell The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) that a passing boater spotted the roughly 60-year-old man lying over the railing of the 27-foot sailboat. Police .

Police Search For Missing Lake Arthur Boater
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are searching for a man who went missing in Moraine State Park Friday night. The man, 52-year-old Brian Cornetti of Prospect, was last seen Friday around 10 p.m. when he took his boat out on Lake Arthur. Cornetti was ...

 Football player drowns in duck hunting boating accident
FOX 9 News Twin Cities Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:33 PM PDT
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School played their Saturday night playoff football game in honor of one of their players after the teen drowned after his boat capsized on Lake Elysian.

Mystery yachtsman search called off
Belfast Telegraph Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:36 PM PDT
A large-scale air, land and sea search for the skipper of a yacht found beached with its engine still running but with no one on board has been called off. Related Stories Economy 'shows signs of progress' Man hurt on nightclub noose prop Glitter released by Savile police Search for yacht skipper called off Chelsea probes match steward injury  

 Search continues for missing boater in W. Pa. park
San Francisco Chronicle
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Crews have continued their search of a lake at a state park in western Pennsylvania for a boater who has been missing since Monday. Officials at Moraine State Park, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh, say 52-year-old Brian ...

Boating Accidents:

  Boater saved by Smyrna police speaks out - WSMV Channel 4
It's a whopper of a fishing tale, not about a big catch, but a story of survival. A Murfreesboro man is lucky to be alive after almost drowning when his boat started ...

Millville rescues diabetic boater caught out on Maurice River
Rescue requested that the boater shoot a flare in order to make visual contact. "The rescue initially requested that because there was some trouble making visual contact," Hess said. "But once rescuers got beyond the bend, visual was made." The man was 

 Gueydan boater rescued on Cypress Lake
The Gueydan Journal
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents were notified at 9 p.m. on Oct. 26 about two overdue boaters in the Grand Lake and Lake Arthur areas. LDWF agents immediately coordinated a search effort throughout the ...

Workers trying to save yacht from Lake Michigan waves
South Bend Tribune Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:25 PM PDT
NEW BUFFALO ¿ Waves on an already churned up Lake Michigan were building today as crews worked feverishly to rescue a 56-foot yacht that ran aground in New Buffalo. 

Hurricane Sandy 2012: Passengers Of Boat Reported Missing In Caribbean Found
Huffington Post
The rigid-hulled inflatable boat was supposed to have left the island of Dominican on Sunday for the nearby French island of Martinique but never reached its destination, authorities said. On board were four men and two women, all French citizens, who ..

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