Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year:  Goodby 2013, hello 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Yamaha Announces Guaranteed Buyback Program for WaveRunners Best of Boating KENNESAW, GA – Just in time for the official kickoff of the 2014 boat show season that begins in January, Yamaha WaterCraft today announced the ..

Registration For Personal Watercraft Coming In New Year Afloat
#Jetskiing - Registration for Jetskis, or personal watercraft, is on the cards in an effort to cut down on antisocial behaviour by 'boy racer' elements that ...
Coast Guard: Keep away from humpback whales Colorado Springs Gazette
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding the public to maintain a safe distance from humpback whales that are migrating to the ...
Boating Safety news:

Recreational Boating Life Saving Awards Presented to Good ... Saugerties Post Star
The awards were presented in recognition of a rescue of two boaters from the Rondout Creek in Ulster County that Mr. Gust made on October 27.
  New Year's Resolution for Boaters Kansas City infoZine Kansas City, MO - infoZine - The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers the following suggestions for recreational boaters in meeting this worthwhile resolution
  MCC offering Nebraska Boater Safety Option B tests McCook Daily Gazette
31, 1985, to complete a boating safety course and be in possession of a course certificate when operating the boat. Option B tests are being offered at ...
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating class in Ruskin The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating skills and seamanship course from 7 to 9 p.m. once a week from Jan. 7 to April 8 at the Banquet .. 
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers paddleboat safety class Siuslaw News The Coast Guard Auxiliary is sponsoring a “SmartStart for Paddlers” class today, Dec. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, ..
   Winter boating safety courses happening in February The Seattle Times (blog)
Boaters and anglers are required in Washington to possess a valid State Boaters Card while on the waters across the state, and the USCG Auxiliary ...
   Rec boat users targeted for new on-the-spot fines ABC Online
The NT Transport Department has moved closer to introducing on-the-spot fines for recreational boat users. At the moment, those who commit ...
Do you know the rules for when you're on a jet ski? ABC Online (blog)
Apparently more and more of us are getting jet skis, but the waterways aren't getting any bigger. Lucas Young is from Gold Coast Water Police:.
Boating safety education course Jan. 11 Logan Daily News
11, 2014 at The Scioto County Field Office in Franklin Furnace, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The fee ...
Boat fires and Explosions:
  Boat explosion at Eppalock Bendigo Advertiser
UPDATE, 11.45am: Leading Senior Constable Darren Scherger was at the scene and said a 36-year-old man from Melbourne was attempting to start ...
Police say boat explosion is a timely warning Bendigo Advertiser
A 36-year-old Melbourne man was attempting to start an inboard boat when the vapours ignited causing what police have described as a petrol ...

3 men pulled from water after boat catches fire near Sunshine ... First Coast News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Three men were pulled out of the water about five miles from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge after their boat caught fire Friday ...
   Woman burned by speed boat motor explosion at Cadell Herald Sun
The 51-year-old was taken by ambulance to the Waikerie Hospital after the speed boat's motor exploded at molo Rd about 6.45pm. She suffered burns ...
Boating Fatalities:
Missing man's body found in Goulburn's Pejar Dam after canoe ... The Canberra Times Police have found the body of the 21-year-old man who went missing when his vessel overturned on Thursday night while canoeing on Pejar Dam, . 
   Boating death, DCS oversight top crime news in 2013 Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Several tragic events shook the community in 2013, with the most dramatic being the death of a woman and severe injury of a friend in a boating ...

  Tragedy: Boat mishap claims 30 in Benue Osun Defender
SATURDAY INDEPENDENT – No fewer than 30 persons may have lost their lives in a boat mishap at a crossing point of River Katsina-Ala, Buruku in ...
Two boaters reported missing on Lake Tarpon Bay News 9 Deputies are searching for two Plant City men who went missing while boating on Lake Tarpon Saturday night. According to the Pinellas County .. 
   Fisherman's body recovered near Point Lobos Monterey County Herald
The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a man who apparently fell out of his boat Saturday while fishing near Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
Boating accident led to massive search for trio Coshocton Tribune First responders prepare boats for the water in this July file photo. Mark Walters died while boating on the Muskingum River. His body was found ..
  Coast Guard searching for missing men KETK Corpus Christi (KETK) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two men aboard an overdue sailboat off the Texas coast. Crews began searching .

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Westfield State University plans boating safety course WESTFIELD – The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University will be offering a boating safety course on Tuesday .

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 offers boating safety class (blog) A class on boating safety will be given by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 and will qualify those who take it for a license to operate a boat in ..

Police to target dangerous jet ski riders The Age Jet ski incidents such as hooning — speeding or behaving in a dangerous manner — have become a daily occurrence, spokeswoman Kate Millar said ..

Five Things About Boating: Don't forget about safety for the holidays Lehigh Acres News Star
Small-craft boaters need to be especially careful of having someone falling overboard when out for a fun trip on the boat. Most boating fatalities occur ...
   Rules of the Waterway: Learn from others Valley morning Star
The best way to learn about boating safety, besides books and training, is from mistakes make by other boaters. Some people insist that learning from ...
Cian Williams: Boat propellers must be fitted with guards Daily Post North Wales
A teenager who nearly lost his leg in a boat's propeller has criticised the Government for not making it compulsory for them to be fitted with guards.

Boating Fatalities:

Canoeist missing at NSW dam
Police said the 21-year-old was one of three young men thrown into the water when the canoe tipped over on the Pejar Dam at Crookwell at about ...
   Caribbean Boat Capsizes And Kills 17
/AFPAT least 17 people have died and dozens more were rescued after their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean on ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Merry Christmas

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard advises holiday season boating safety Quad-Cities Online
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise safe boating practices this holiday season as changing weather presents hazards ...
  Coast Guard Seeks Assistance in Identifying Hoax Caller Southern Maryland News Net
Coast Guard The Coast Guard is asking for assistance with locating a hoax caller after they received 11 false distress calls between October 19 and ...
Boating competency class offered The Darien News The coastal boating competence course will be presented by members of the Darien Sail and Power Squadron beginning Feb. 5. "We are presenting .. 
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 offers boating safety class (blog)
A class on boating safety will be given by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 and will qualify those who take it for a license to operate a boat in ...
Know your boat to head off problems Delmarva Now It doesn't matter if you have a 12-foot rowboat or a 120-foot yacht, boat maintenance goes hand-in-hand with boat ownership. If you have a boat, .. 

Boating Fatalities:

1 dies in jet ski collision in Mamzar Lake, Sharjah Emirates 24/7
Major Al Kay urged beachgoers to follow instructions to avoid fatal accidents. He advised jet ski users to wear life jackets. Swimmers must also avoid ...
   Six drown, lone survivor as boat capsizes off Portugal WTVQ
Antunes said Sunday that investigators examining the boat, a fiberglass recreational boat equipped for fishing, have found a large hole in its hull.
Kansas lawyer killed in water scooter crash Naples Daily News
People on a nearby sailboat helped rescue the injured. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gary Morse says the cause of the crash is under investigation.
   Boat found but man still missing (registration)
The Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center has been searching for a man in Niles Channel after his nephew called in to the Monroe County ...
Boat capsizes, man dies Eyewitness News Boat capsizes, man dies. A 29-year-old man died and three others were injured after their boat capsized near Schulphoek. ANC grieves for Priscilla .. 
  Kansas duck hunter drowns after boat capsizes
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A northeast Kansas sheriff says a man has drowned at Milford Lake after his boat capsized while duck hunting.
Man dead in Cape boat accident Independent Online Cape Town - One man died and three others were injured when their boat capsized near Hermanus in the Western Cape on Tuesday, the National 
Jet Ski rider dies after colliding with boat in Englewood NBC2 News
There were four people in the boat and one person on the Jet Ski during the crash. After the boat crashed into the Jet Ski, everyone on the boat was ...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety News:
Coastal navigation course Wicked Local
The Woods Hole Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a 10-week Advanced Coastal Navigation (ACN) course beginning Wednesday, ...
Boating safety course in Chatham Wicked Local
The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 11-1 in Chatham will offer a five-week Public Boating Safety Course. The courses will be held at the Chatham ...

Safe Boating Class Offered Through United States Power Squadrons Southern Maryland News Net
Various types of boating (near shore, off shore, power, sail, paddle), all carry different conditional risks. Bad behavior can occur innocently simply ...
Alcohol and no life jackets factors in drowning deaths of BC teens Nanaimo Daily News
... report into the deaths of Austin Kingsborough and Brendan Wilson, who died this past April when their canoe capsized on a chilly lake near Merritt. 
Boating: Safety more important as traffic increases The News-Press
We have also witnessed boater's rage on the water and at the boat ramps. Some skippers want their boat to be the fastest on the water with no regard ...
Negligent boating law capsizes in Panhandle Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A ruling in the 1st Judicial District that Idaho's negligent boating law is unconstitutionally vague is now final. The state opted not to . 
   2013 in review: Morrison proposes tougher boater penalties after ... Deerfield Review
Anthony Borcia, 10, of the 1100 block of Jessica Lane, Libertyville died of blunt force trauma after a boating accident at Petit Lake in Lake Villa.
Boating Fatalities:

Dominic Porcaro: Boater reported missing; vessel runs aground in ... WPTV
A search is underway for a missing boater who left the Jupiter Inlet on Thursday night. The Coast Guard Station Miami said Friday they received a call ...
Jury convicts Hooksett man in boating death on Northwood Lake Foster's Daily Democrat
Jury convicts Hooksett man in boating death on Northwood Lake ... counts of negligent homicide stemming from a fatal boating accident two summers ...
Fort Pickens boating accident claims one life WEAR
... the shore to the east of the fishing pier on Fort Pickens. FWC is investigating this as a boating accident. Fort Pickens boating accident claims one life.
Fisherman drowns after boat capsizes in Pensacola Bay Pensacola News Journal
A boat carrying two fishermen capsized in rough waters in Pensacola Bay on Thursday afternoon between Fort Pickens and the Navy Point boat ramp.
Man pronounced dead after boat capsizes Pacific Daily News
He drowned after a wave capsized the boat he and two other men were in near the basin, according to Guam Police Department spokesman Officer ...
  Boating accident victim identified WEAR
24-year-old Brett Keller and his friend, Brent Wilson, set off from the Navy Point boat launch Thursday. A wave overturned their twelve-foot John boat ...
   2 boating accident victims identified 7Online WSVN-TV
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities have identified the two victims of a deadly boating accident that rocked a South Florida neighborhood, ...
   Body Of Missing Boater Found KATC Lafayette News
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reporting that the body of the missing boater was found at 8:30am in Bayou Pigeon in Iberia ...
6 drown, 1 survivor as boat capsizes off Portugal
LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese officials say six people have drowned and one survivor was hospitalized with hypothermia after a leisure fishing boat ...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Coast Guard Hero Dies Following Injury During Alaska Rescue WIBX AM 950
Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf, a shipmate serving on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche from Alameda, California, was injured during a ...
Boating Safety News:

Jet ski riders fined for speeding on the River Colne Essex Chronicle
FOUR jet ski riders and one speedboat driver have been prosecuted for travelling three times over the speed limit on the River Colne. Steven Mann ...
   Boating safety course offered Jan. 11 Riverhead LOCAL
The Peconic Bay Power Squadron will present “How to Have Fun, while finding your way on the water” at 1 pm on Jan. 11 at West Marine in ...
Boating safety course in Chatham Wicked Local
The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 11-1 in Chatham will offer a five-week Public Boating Safety Course. The courses will be held at the Chatham ...
Safe boating offered in January Tampa Bay Newspapers
MADEIRA BEACH – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its ...
Complaints about jetskis remain higher than any other water craft Power Boat - World
General Manager of the Maritime Management Centre Howard Glenn said jetskis, also known as personal watercraft (PWC), include makes such as ...
   Low Cost Child/Teen Life Jackets Available For Camps, Schools ...
However, groups that don't currently include safe and clean boating education may also apply if they commit to add these topics to their program.
Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade in New South Wales Sail World They are less cumbersome and easy to wear, and they don't get in the way of your favourite boating activities. With a wide range of slimline styles and .
Boating Fatalities:

Man charged in Okla. boating death waives hearing KTUL A Tulsa man has waived his preliminary hearing on two manslaughter charges in connection with a boating accident that killed two people on Grand ..

Four persons killed, two missing after boat capsizes in Andaman Zee News
Port Blair: Four persons were killed and two others were missing when a boat capsized in the sea at Middle Andaman, officials said today.
Remains found in American Falls reservoir those of boater who went ... The Republic POCATELLO, Idaho — Remains found in the America Falls reservoir in early November have been identified as those of a Pocatello-area man who .

Coast Guard searching for man overboard off Cape Ann Gloucester Daily Times The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman who went overboard from the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya approximately 32 miles southeast of Cape .

woman acquitted in boating death Sault Star Tiffany MacMillan broke out in sobs Thursday as the Blind River woman was acquitted for the second time in a horrific boating accident that left a ..

Friday, December 20, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Coastguard unveils new life-saving strategy 3News NZ
Coastguard volunteers are feeling frustrated after two deaths within a month, where boaties have left broken-down vessels and tried to swim ashore only to ...
Boating: Person(s) overboard can take fun out of trip The News-Press
Small-craft boaters need to be especially careful of having someone falling overboard when out for a fun trip on your boat. Most boating fatalities occur in nice ...
State employee praised for leadership in boating safety Santa Fe New
Boating is probably not at the top of your activity list for December. But it's never far from the minds of those whose job it is to ensure optimum safety conditions ...
BoatUS goes to bat for boat owners against ethanol The Daily Iberian
BoatUS called it a small but tide-changing victory for boat owners whose vessels cannot operate with ethanol above a 10 percent blend level without serious ...
Hudson River Rafting Co. ordered to pay $25k for violations The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
ALBANY (AP) - A state judge has fined a whitewater rafting company $25,000 for sending boats down the Hudson River in the Adirondack Mountains ...
   Last Call - Funds available for safe and clean boating projects Sail World
The BoatUS Foundation is looking to fund Grassroots Grants projects that utilize new, innovative approaches to encourage safe and clean boating ...
Falling overboard - just as easy from a dinghy Sail World
Most boating fatalities from small boats occur in nice weather during daylight hours when weather and visibility are good. Fatal accidents typically ...
Sir Graham Henry backs call for boating safety this summer Voxy
"We're so lucky in New Zealand to have stunning coastlines, rivers and lakes to make the most of all year round, and summer boating is something ...
Boating Fatalities:
Boat with govt officials capsizes in Jharkhand, 3 killed Times of India
RANCHI: Three people were killed when a boat with 15 passengers including the additional chief secretary of the tourism department capsized in Ranchi Lake ...
   Tumby Bay man, 21, dies in Royal Adelaide Hospital after jet ski crash Herald Sun A MAN has died after crashing a jet ski near Tumby Bay. The 21-year old Tumby Bay man came off a jet ski at Ski Beach, about three kilometres south of Tumby ..
   Veteran skipper dies after boat crash near Bermuda wflx
Steve Cumming's body washed ashore at Shelly Bay after a boating distress call was sent last week. AuthoritiesMore >>. A veteran skipper from Stuart ...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard conducts ice rescue training, offers winter safety tips The Grand Rapids Press - cg1.jpg Members of Coast Guard response crews from throughout the Great Lakes region prepare for the “self help†segment during ice rescue training ..
   Boating safety a family responsibility for Gympie visitors My Sunshine Coast (press release) Boating safety a family responsibility for Gympie visitors. Gympie boaties have been encouraged to put safety first this holiday season, particularly when water .

At the Helm: Fiberglass versus aluminum saltwater boats Valley morning Star Boating and fishing in South Texas and all along the Texas Gulf Coast is very much alive and well. These areas probably have more boats per capita than .

Out & About The Columbian
Registration is open for a boater safety class beginning at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at the Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations Conference Center, ...

  Would speed and size limits make a safer Lake? CHS students debate Lake Expo
Student debater Derrick Ritchie (left) presents his position that boater education and licensing would contribute to increased boating safety. Student debaters ...
   Bach owners urged to provide lifejackets and safe boating info Voxy
Waikato Regional Council is urging holiday home owners who rent baches with kayaks and other vessels to provide information on lifejackets. "We have some ...
Coast Guard educates public as how to properly identify a flare DVIDS
Coast Guard members conducted a pyrotechnics training and demonstration with local agencies including Monterio Fire Department and Bodega Bay Fire ...
Boating Fatalities:

One Dead, four Missing at Sea The Guardian, Belize
That body, matching the description of the men, was escorted to Belize City by the Coast Guard. It was processed by a medical examiner which certified that the ...
Man killed in boating accident on the Mornington Peninsula ABC Online A man has been killed in a boating incident near Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. Police say the man was in the water near Chinaman's Hat when he wa 
Tulsa Man Pleads Not Guilty for Fatal Boating Accident KTUL
Today a Tulsa man entered a not guilty plea for two first degree manslaughter charges for a boating accident that killed two people in May. John Deselms was ...
   Man dead after boating accident in Auckland TVNZ Police are still trying to confirm the identity of a 54-year-old male who drowned yesterday morning in a boating accident south of Auckland. The man was one of