Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Troopers Warn of Boating Hazards, Catalog Recovered Vessels After Hurricane ...
WEST TRENTON — New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau is advising boaters of myriad new hazards on the waters, and attempting to reunite owners with their lost vessels in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy. The record breaking .

 Fiscal cliff will hurt Pennsylvania fishing and boating
M any Pennsylvanians do not realize that their purchase of fishing and boating equipment and motorboat fuel directly supports aquatic resources in the commonwealth. They also do not realize that this long-standing and highly successful 

 NASBLA calls for proposed revisions to National Boating Education Standards
Boating Industry
15, 2012) Originally adopted in 1999, the National Boating Education Standards prescribe the minimum body of knowledge to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable recreational boating. These Standards continue to serve as the basis for boating education ...

Mike Bleech: Cold water boating safety is nothing to take casually
Fortunately, I saw floating items that I recognized to be the result of a boating accident. They refused to be taken to a hospital, and though we got them warm and dry, one of them, I heard later, died from pneumonia. Cold-water shock can occur any ...

Port Jefferson Weekend Guide: Go Green, Get Safe and Gobble Pancakes
What: Recently enacted Suffolk County Law requires all boaters operating a pleasure vessel in Suffolk County Waterways to complete an approved boating safety course and possess and display their safety course certificate while boating. This course ...

Boating Fatalities:

  Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Salisbury
North Shore Sunday Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:41 PM PST
The Coast Guard is searching for a missing sailor after his 35-foot sailing vessel was found dragging anchor on the Merrimack River, Friday. Missing is Norbert Decker, a white male with long hair who is described to be in his 50s, 5 feet 11 inches and 170 pounds. 

 Two dead after boat capsizes near Waiheke
New Zealand Herald
A seasick passenger moving to the back of a boat caused it to capsize, throwing all seven aboard into the water and killing two of them, police say. The small aluminium boat carrying seven Pacific Islander men, all family or friends aged between 25 and 

Boater's death investigated | The Daily Times |
State Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers are investigating the death of a man who was fishing Thursday in Indian River Inlet. Sgt. Gregory Rhodes ...

 Two dead after boat capsizes in Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake Tribune
"We've got boat crews going out to that location to determine if these are in fact the two missing individuals and what their conditions might be." The Great Salt Lake Marina harbor master rescued a third man from the water near Saltair. The trio of 

 Authorities search for fisherman after 42-foot scallop boat sinks near ...
The “Twinlights” vessel capsized at about 11:30 a.m. in an area where water depths reach about 190 feet, United States Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Simpson said Sunday afternoon. The boat is believed to have become entangled in fishing gear ...

Boating Accident News:

Electrical Fire Damages Boat At Fishermen's Terminal « CBS Seattle
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The fire that broke out early Friday morning on a 50-foot commercial fishing boat moored at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle was caused by a faulty electrical outlet in the galley.

Mystery sailboat sinks off Cape Sable Island
A team of divers is searching for answers after a mysterious sailboat sunk off Cape Sable Island Friday. RCMP Sgt. MJ Deluco said the 10-metre boat was first spotted from the shore Thursday evening. Police were called Friday when locals noticed it was ...

 A pair of boaters were rescued from Shallotte Inlet early Sunday afternoon ... (blog)
A fellow boater reported seeing two people in the water wearing life jackets, and the Coast Guard immediately diverted a response boat from Oak Island to help. The crew arrived a short while later and retrieved the people, who were beginning to show ...

Hurricane Sandy:

Boating column: Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
boats.jpg Hurricane Sandy left the boating community devastated. This aerial photo taken near Great Kills Harbor shows boats scattered about people's property. Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons. With all the storm damage on Staten Island, the boating ...

1 comment:

  1. It is too dangerous to go boating all alone. We can never tell how devastating a storm is or that is might just appear out of nowhere. Better to have company and be prepared for whatever thing that may happpen during the journey.


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