Boating Safety Education Classes:
Course on boating safety set
The Fairfield Citizen
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:14 PM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 77 will conduct a one-day
course "About Boating Safely" on Sunday, Oct. 21, at South Benson
Marina, 236 Turney Road. The course meets the requirements for the
Connecticut Safe Boating certificate, which permits boaters to operate
power boats and personal watercraft, according to a release.
Boating column: Safety class begins next week
The course will cover all boating basics including types of boats; legal and safety requirements; navigating the waters (lights and buoys); operating your boat; boating emergencies; and PWC and other watercraft.There is a small fee for the class and ...
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Boaters To Pack Biscayne Bay Over Columbus Day Weekend
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 07:27 AM PDT
The Columbus Day holiday in South Florida usually means a big boating weekend on the water, if the weather cooperates and that means heavy enforcement on the high seas for boating safety.
Replica release may help police with drownings
Northern Daily Leader
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:45 AM PDT
A REPLICA water release took place from Copeton Dam yesterday of the
same amount that could have contributed to last weekâs tragic boating accident on the Gwydir River.
Recreational boat show, Coast Guard demonstration at Discover Marina del Rey
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 01:33 AM PDT
An air-sea rescue demonstration by the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary will be one of the main activities at the Discover Marina del
Rey event Sunday, Oct. 7 at Burton Chace Park
Boating board rejects parasailing standards
board rejects parasailing standards. Proposal made after two fatal
accidents in Pompano Beach. Email · print. Comments. 0. Parasailing off
Fort Lauderdale. Sky Prince of Las Vegas, NV (left) and Lauren Chubb of
VA, take to the sky on a parasail.
Going boating this Columbus Day weekend? Keep these tips in mind for safety ...
a Personal Flotation Device and have one for each person on board to
wear, too. The agency says around 600 people without them drown in boating accidents each year. Keep a fire extinguisher onboard and check that it's charged and ready to go.
Stay safe while boating on Columbus Day weekend
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:19 AM PDT
Friday, Oct. 5 , 2012 Going boating this Columbus Day weekend? Keep these tips in mind for safety at sea
41 boating deaths in Florida this year
First Coast News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida owns the dubious distinction of having the most boating deaths each year. This year, 41 people have died in boating accidents across Florida. That's down from 49 deaths through the same period last year. Florida's boating ...
OHP Trooper recognized for outstanding service in the area of water safety
The award recognizes Richardson's outstanding public service in the area of boating
and water safety education. Richardson routinely works directly with
corps staff in organizing media campaigns and serving as a spokesperson
for media interviews about ...
Clarington boaters reminded to stay away from generating stations
OPG and OPP promote safe boating. CLARINGTON -- This long weekend, boaters
enjoying one last ride before winter are reminded to stay away from all
hydroelectric dams and generating stations by Ontario Provincial Police
and Ontario Power Generation.
Fatal parasail accidents renew calls for rules
"If you have someone who has never been on a parasail boat
or doesn't know the workings of it, if they're making up rules that
would have little effect on what we do" it wouldn't make sense,
Breitenstein said. "There's definitely things we can do
Boater traffic can resume at the Old Lyme Amtrak bridge
Old Lyme — The Amtrak bridge over the Connecticut River has been repaired, allowing boater
traffic to resume in the area. An Amtrak spokesman said a damaged gear
box forced the bridge to remain in the closed position and was fixed
Tempering Boat Show Fever
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 03:43 AM PDT
Tips before you buy The American Boat & Yacht Council 1. Buy a boat that matches your intended use. 2. If you are
trailing, make sure your vehicle can pull the weight of the boat and
trailer. 3. Buy from a dealer who will educate you on all the
systems on the boat. 4. Test the line of vision from the helm to
make sure you have clear visibility. 5. Check various compartments
Charles de Garmo: Can a house in water be a boat when it has no motor and goes nowhere? A Supreme question
Indian River Press Journal
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 01:00 AM PDT
It's going to be an interesting several weeks in the U.S. Supreme Court. If you're a boater you're going to find out if you own a boat or if it is really a house.
November vote may reduce Kansas boat property taxes
Kansas City Star
owners are registering their craft in Oklahoma and Missouri, amendment
proponents say, to avoid paying property taxes that can be eight times
the rates charged in adjoining states. Currently, boats are classified in the “other” category of
Murder conviction first of its kind for fatal boating crash ...
In what prosecutors believe is the first murder conviction in the country for boating under the influence, Bakersfield resident Justin Mark Ennis was sentenced ...
Body of Second Missing Boater Found on Beach
body of a second man missing from a boat that capsized off the San
Mateo County coast on Sunday was found on a local beach Tuesday
afternoon, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. A large group of family members
had been searching an area of shoreline .
GRDA report outlines details in fatal boating crash
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:55 PM PDT
Alcohol use and excessive speed contributed to the crash of the
almost 22-foot vessel when it struck a breakwater structure near
Arrowhead South Marina on July 29.
One man dies after boating collision near Seattle Sailing Club
The Seattle Times (blog)
One man dies after boating
collision near Seattle Sailing Club. Posted by Alexa Vaughn. One man in
his 60s died after a yacht and fishing boat collided near Seattle
Sailing Club this afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.
A 44-foot ...
Seabee divers, NAWCWD captain rescue boater at sundown
Ventura County Star
Ivan Jureczky, 60, clung to the keel and straddled the hull of his
15-foot capsized sailboat the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 14, praying for
rescue and losing hope 10 miles offshore between the Ventura County
coastline and San Nicolas Island.
Sunken boat closes part of Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire
Part of the Caen Hill section of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire has been closed after a narrow boat
sank in one of the locks. A spokesman for the Canal and River Trust
said it happened at about 18:00 BST on Wednesday but nobody onboard the
Dartmouth yacht dragged by storm force wind
He called coastguards for help from the 46ft (14m) yacht
Sea Brigand, which was anchored off Dart Haven Marina but was being
pulled by storm force winds of up to 50 knots (57mph). The foresail, or
jib, had been unfurled by the wind and was pulling the
2 injured as 2 boats collide off NC coast
The Daily Reflector
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:10 AM PDT
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) â Two people have been injured after
two recreational boats collided off Wrightsville Beach. The Coast Guard says the accident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday in Banks Channel.
Coast Guard investigating fire aboard charter boat
The Wilmington Star-News
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:02 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a Thursday fire aboard a 75-foot charter vessel based in Calabash.
93 passengers stranded in boating accident off Bar Harbor
Portland Press Herald
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:13 PM PDT
The Coast Guard is investigating what happened to the vessel, which was bound for the Celebrity Summit.