Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating Safety Education Course offered
Community Common
Franklin Furnace, Ohio – The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered December 8, 2012 at the Scioto County Watercraft Field Office, Franklin Furnace, Ohio 45629, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The ...

 Boating classes offered
Bellevue Reporter
The Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is offering boating classes and seminars on the Eastside including the ABC 3rd Edition, which qualifies people for the Washington Boaters Card, along with the squadron's On-the-Water training program. In addition to ...

Boating Safety News:

Boating experts call low-water levels a disaster
(WZZM) - Boating experts along the Lakeshore call low-water levels a "disaster", that's getting worse all the time. R.J. Peterson, the owner of Tower Marina in Saugatuck, says low-water levels are causing harbors to disappear in the Saugatuck-Douglas area.

  Corps considering boat restrictions near dams
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012 07:02 AM PST
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering restricting boating near its dams on the Cumberland River. The Paducah Sun ( ) reported officials at the Corps' office in Nashville, Tenn., are not discussing the plan publicly, but said a document on it will be released in the coming months. The newspaper reports the likely restrictions would affect ...

 CCPD seeks additional members for Volunteer Unit
North Fort Myers Neighbor
Whether they help with vacation house checks, educate boaters and make the waters safer or help greet those who visit City Hall, the Cape Coral Police Volunteer Unit is a vital part of the department. More are now needed for their ranks. Applications ...

  New watercraft regulations to go into effect for Lake Powell
Thu, 06 Dec, 2012 10:24 AM PST
GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — A new personal watercraft regulation will go into effect on Jan. 1 that requires...

 FWC Approves Revisions to Okeechobee Boating Safety Zones
Florida Sportsman Magazine
On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved staff's recommendations for revisions to two boating safety zones on the Okeechobee Waterway in Hendry and Martin counties. One change affects the boating safety zone .

 Northwest trade group offers boating grants
Trade Only Today
Since 2003 the Seattle-based NMTA has spent more than $1 million to promote boating in the Pacific Northwest through events, sponsorships and programs. The trade group will award as much as $9,000 to one or more organizations on May 1. Organizations ...

Boating News:

 Punta Gorda: No money for pumpout boat
Punta Gorda city leaders say the state is forcing them to buy something they don't even need. Leaders have until July 2013 to purchase a pumpout boat to collect waste from boats in Charlotte Harbor. The city council says it doesn't have the money and ...

Boating Fatalities:

Coast Guard Shot Gun to Avoid Fatal Crash
Fox News
A smuggler's vessel rammed a small U.S. Coast Guard boat deployed by the cutter Halibut, off the Southern California coast early Sunday Dec. 2, 2012, killing one Coast Guard member and injuring another, authorities said. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard .

 Ship and rescue boat sink off Istanbul; 3 dead
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A cargo ship sank in a severe storm Tuesday in the Black Sea and a rescue boat searching for its missing crew hit nearby rocks and also went down. At least three people were killed and 10 others were missing in the two sinkings, ...

 BREAKING: Dad died trying to save three young children in boating tragedy at Barford, inquest hears
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012 09:59 AM PST
A DAD died trying to save his three young children after a boating tragedy at Barford, Warwickshire, in which he and his three-year-old son perished.

 Broward man sentenced to 10 years for BUI manslaughter
Mandy J. Romeu stood before a judge and apologized Wednesday for causing the May 8, 2010 night boating crash on the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach that killed passenger Christopher Smith, 31. "How I wish I could have traded places with Chris," .

  Jay principal charged in fatal boat accident goes on unpaid leave Wed, 05 Dec, 2012 11:59 PM PST
A Jay Middle School principal charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal boating accident on Grand Lake agreed on Wednesday to be put on unpaid administrative leave until the conclusion of his criminal proceedings.

 Man pleads guilty in river boating accident
Winnipeg Free Press
A Winnipeg man has admitted fault in a deadly boating accident on the Assiniboine River near The Forks. Johnny Roy Petriew, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday to dangerous driving under the Criminal Code. He will be sentenced early next year, upon completio

Boating Accidents:
Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue Locate Overdue Boater Near Sitka, Alaska
The Maritime Executive
Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue Locate Overdue Boater Near Sitka, Alaska. Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The Coast Guard and Sitka Mountain Rescue located a missing boater and safely reunited him with his family in Sitka Sound Tuesday. A Coast ...

 Satellite Beach man crashes boat with daughter aboard into backyard
Florida Today
Indian Harbour Beach police said an intoxicated Satellite Beach man crashed his 19-foot center console boat into a dock on the west side of Grand Canal and fell out. The boat then turned -- with the man's 4-year-old daughter still aboard -- crashed 

  Two charged in Ipswich boating crash
Thu, 06 Dec, 2012 12:07 AM PST
IPSWICH -- Two men have been charged with driving drunk in connection with a July 8 boating accident that left a Salisbury police officer seriously injured, according to the Essex County district attorney's office. Salisbury Patrolman Michael Tuller

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