Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, November 26, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Search ends for boy swept to sea as parents killed in attempt to rescue family dog in Calif
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:00 AM PST
EUREKA, Calif. - The Coast Guard has ended a search for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful surf in Northern California.

 This is a very tragic accident, but it is also one that didn't have to happen. In my 34 years with the USCG I have seen numerous cases that are very similar.  Almost always the pet survives with no assistance whatsoever while the rescuers die.  Do not go in after a pet in the water.  Call for assistance.  Let the professionals do the rescue if it is needed.  Dogs especially seem to have an innate ability to survive these types of incidents.  Recently a dog swept to sea by the Tsunami in Japan was rescued after 3 weeks. 

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating: Can you answer these boat queries?
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 10:12 PM PST
See if you can answer a few basic questions that are part of Cape Coral Power Squadron's boating course. 1. 

Boating Safety News:

State's anglers, boaters stand to lose nearly $1 million in federal funding ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
MANY 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 user pays/public ...

 Sea Scouts looking for a few good sailing students
The Missoulian
Sea Scout Ship 102, SSS Melita Island, has several boats available to teach young people boating safety, powerboat operation, and how to sail. Boyce says they have sailboats ranging from 12 to 25 feet, and motorboats, including a 26-footer powered by ...

 Woman Arrested After Riding Manatee In Florida; Tampa Police Say 'Take A Jet-Ski'
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 10:47 AM PST
Florida police have arrested a woman who was photographed two months ago riding a manatee. Witnesses took pictures of Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, as she swam with the endangered animals during a visit to the beach on Sept. 30. Gutierrez was arrested while working at her job at Sears department store in Tampa. Prosecutors were initially hesitant to press charges because police did not .

  Southampton Airport
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 08:51 AM PST
Over 50 volunteers from across the country were recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating last week (23 November 2012), when they were presented with an RYA Volunteer Award by HRH The Princess Royal.

  Safe Cold-weather Boating
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 06:20 AM PST
Boating during the winter requires added precautions to ensure safety

  New personal watercraft regulations issued for Lake Powell
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:35 AM PST
A new Personal Watercraft regulation will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 which requires personal watercraft operating on Lake Powell to meet 2006 emission standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 Coast Guard suggests boat safety gifts for holiday shoppers
Amite Tangy Digest
NEW ORLEANS--The U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging holiday shoppers to remember the boaters on their holiday gift lists and to take advantage of discounts various outfitters and marine retailers are offering on life-saving equipment. Some gift ideas ...

 Advisory - Additional Banana Boat Sun Care Products Recalled Due to Fire Risk
Sacramento Bee
Energizer Personal Care has expanded its recall of continuous spray sun care products (see list below) in Canada because there is a possibility that these sunscreens could ignite on the skin if the consumer comes into contact with an open flame or ...

Boating Fatality:

 Warrnambool couple die in boat tragedy
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 11:53 AM PST
A couple from Warrnambool in south-west Victoria died in a boating tragedy at Port Fairy on Sunday.

 Mosquito Lake: Missing boater found dead
Mosquito Lake: Missing boater found dead. 11:46 PM, Nov 24, 2012 | comments · Tweet; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google buzz; · Digg · Reddit; Newsvine; Buzz up! Fark it · Email. Print; - A A A + ...

 2 Juneau brothers drown in boating accident
San Francisco Chronicle
Troopers say the brothers and a third man — 20-year-old Jim Brown Jr. of Juneau — were in an 18-foot skiff Friday when a wave washed over the stern, causing the boat to sink. Brown made it to shore and was treated for non-life threatening injuries ...

  Body found floating at San Pedro marina
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 04:29 PM PST
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a man found dead in the water at a San Pedro marina owned a boat that was kept nearby. Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield says a boater spotted the body of the white male, possibly in his 40s or 50s, at the California Yacht Marina late Sunday morning. Firefighters and paramedics pulled the body from the water about 30 minutes later. Police found

  Kayak accident man dies in hospital
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:45 AM PST
A kayaker who made his way back to shore after his vessel capsized on a loch died the following day. The 26-year-old was boating on Loch Fyne with another man when the 15ft kayak overturned between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday.

Boating Accidents:

Three rescued from burning 80-foot yacht (registration)
The 80-foot motor yacht Bliss was engulfed in flames as three people aboard jumped into the water and were safely rescued by Coast Guard crews. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. Photo. Upload and share your own. You can share ...

British yacht found in search for Kiribati fishermen
Radio Australia
A New Zealand Air Force plane heading to the central Pacific to search for three missing Kiribati fisherman has found a damaged British yacht in a remote area of the ocean, officials said on Sunday. A New Zealand Air Force plane heading to the central ...

  Two men rescued after their jet ski capsized
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 04:37 PM PST
TWO men have been airlifted to hospital after spending over two hours in the water when their jet ski capsized. 

Coast Guard Rescues Man From Water in Florida
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:12 AM PST
Coast Guard personnel rescued a man from the water north east of Cape Florida, Florida, Monday morning. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Miami received a report from the City of Miami Fire Rescue this morning of a man in the water holding on to a cooler screaming for help. Coast Guard Air Station Miami launched a MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew, and Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla 

  2 rescued after boat capsizes in Fort Pierce Inlet
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 08:17 AM PST
FORT PIERCE — Two people were rescued unharmed after their 18-foot boat capsized in the Fort Pierce Inlet about 10 a.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and St. Lucie County Fire Rescue.

Thames island houseboat sunk by fire damage
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 09:31 AM PST
ONE boat was sunk and another was left seriously damaged after a fire broke out at an island on the River Thames close to East Molesey. 

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, dogs and other pets seem to have greater survival instincts compared to human beings because they can easily adapt to the situation unlike some people who easily panic. It is very important to know therefore about the things to do when a problem at the ocean occurs.


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