Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Seattle to houseboats: Follow rules, or leave
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 08:27 AM PST
The city of Seattle says this large Lake Union houseboat is likely illegal, because it resembles a floating home, but doesn't follow floating-home codes on size and environmental practices. The owner has said the house is a "vessel" that doesn't have to follow floating-home rules, the city said. 

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating safety class offered Jan. 19
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 05:41 AM PST
MAUMEE  The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-16 is offering a NASBLA-approved About Boating Safe class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at American Legion Post 320, 204 Illinois Ave. in Maumee. 

READER SUBMITTED: Public Boating Course Offered
Hartford Courant
A public boating course leading to a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and a Personal Watercraft license will be offered by the Meriden Power Squadron, a local chapter of the United States Power Squadron, starting on Jan. 8. The course will take .


Boating  Safety News:

 Answer Man: motor boating and stop signs
Asheville Citizen-Times
Also, in North Carolina, anyone younger than 26 operating a vessel of 10 horsepower or greater “must have successfully completed an approved boating education safety course or otherwise be in compliance with boating safety laws,” Cantrell said ..


Civilian boating crew rescues distressed boaters
WCSH-TV
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A civilian boating crew is being thanked by the U.S. coast guard in Portland for their work in saving the lives of some distressed boaters. On Wednesday, two Canadian boaters who were trying to get to the West Indies ...


 Cold weather boating
northwestohio.com
CLEVELAND Ohio -- With winter officially starting Friday, the Coast Guard is issuing its cold-weather warning for any boaters who are venturing out on the Great Lakes or even on frozen ponds and streams and rivers. It's very important to take cold ...


Collision important reminder for jet ski safety
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 08:06 PM PST
A collision between a power boat and a jet ski in the Waikato region last Friday has highlighted the need for people to take care on the waterways this summer, says the Western Bay of Plenty harbour master, Jennifer Roberts.  


Fire Department to Buy $54K Rescue Boat
Patch.com
The 19-foot, commercial-grade Boston Whaler boat would increase the public safety coverage in town, allowing impact fees to be used, Salem Fire Chief Kevin Breen said at Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting. Breen said the boat includes a door that ...


Hunters need to practice boating and hunting safety
Jefferson Post
The Home from the Hunt™ campaign of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning


Boating Fatalities:

Body Of Man Missing Near Mare Island Found
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 12:53 PM PST
The Contra Costa County coronerĂ¢€™s office says the body of boater missing for over a week has been found.  



81-year-old woman dies after falling off boat near Clearwater Beach
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 12:33 PM PST
By Mike Brassfield, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, December 18, 2012 CLEARWATER Ă¢€” An 81-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon after she fell out of a small boat in some mangroves at the northern end of Clearwater Beach, officials said. Authorities got a 911 call from a boater on a cell phone shortly after 12:30 p.m. Clearwater Fire and Rescue began to search for the boat. It took rescue workers ...

 Jay Middle School principal faces trial in death of boater
NewsOK.com
Jay Middle School principal faces trial in death of boater. Roger Shane Carroll, 39, of Eucha, is charged in Delaware County District Court with first-degree manslaughter, a felony, and reckless operation of a vessel, a misdemeanor. BY SHEILA STOGSDILL ...


Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Rescue after jet ski flips
Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 08:36 AM PST
Three Aucklanders visiting Queenstown found themselves stranded in deep cool water on Saturday after capsizing a hired jet ski on Lake Wakatipu before being rescued by commercial operators. read more

 Ship Rescues 5 Jamaican Boaters From Small Boat
ABC News
Five Jamaicans who said they had been drifting on a small boat in the Caribbean for three weeks were rescued Monday by a cruise ship, authorities said. The Island Princess ship brought the group on board, Princess Cruises spokeswoman Susanne Ferrull ...


Yacht Burns in Parham Harbour
Caribarena Antigua
Yacht Burns in Parham Harbour Antigua St. John's - A yacht caught fire shortly after 1pm on Sunday just off Parham Harbour. Reports reaching Caribarena suggest that the vessel was anchored just over 150 feet away from shore and was unreachable to .


Boat owner praises Sheriff's Office for saving his crew, boat
St. Augustine Record
Upon hearing of the accident, Ray said he drove down from Atlanta, where he lives, and immediately hired a company to remove all of the fuel and oil from the boat, as well as the water in the bilge, to prevent any environmental impact. “We definitely


 Couple wakes up in sinking boat at Kirkland marina
Kirkland Reporter
Mike Iszley, left, woke up on his boat to the lights of rescue vehicles Monday morning, as two other boats in the Kirkland marina sank due to high winds and being moored improperly. By MATT PHELPS Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor December ...


Two Louisiana men cited for duck hunting violations
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 09:43 AM PST
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish on Dec. 16.  



Newport-based yacht runs aground in Fla.
Turn to 10
Salvage crews in St. Augustine, Fla., are trying to float a yacht that ran aground over the weekend. The 64-foot Ray's The Bar is homeported in Newport. The Coast Guard said a mother-daughter crew was on board when the vessel hit grou


 Three rescued after boat hits OB jetty
U-T San Diego
OCEAN BEACH — San Diego lifeguards rescued three people Tuesday night after their fishing boat hit the Ocean Beach jetty. The three were using hoop nets to fish for lobsters when one of the net lines tangled in the boat motor about 9:30 p.m., a ..


 Police charge Dwyer with drunken boating in crash
CapitalGazette.com
Don Dwyer was charged with drunken boating today for his role in an August crash that fractured the skull of a young girl, injured several others and left the Pasadena Republican temporarily in a wheelchair, Natural Resources Police said. After a 

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