Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Power Squadron lists boater education classes for 2013 (blog)
on the lake button The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron (LNS&PS) will offer five day-long boater education classes during 2013. The one-sessions classes start in March and graduates will be eligible for a free navigation class to be offered in September

Coast Guard offering boater safety class |
U.S. Coast Guard boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the ... 9, with the opportunity to earn the State of Florida Boater Safety ID Card.

  Boating class ready to launch
Wed, 30 Jan, 2013 06:41 AM PST
To avoid the summer rush and get ready for a safe and fun boating season this summer, you can earn your New York State Safe Boating Certificate and satisfy the new Suffolk County Safe Boating Law requirements, by attending a one day, eight hour class.

US Coast Guard boating class
Marinscope Community Newspapers
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Boating course offered; call Cambridge Watercraft Office
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013 10:04 AM PST
An Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Broken Timbers Outdoors in the AGI Complex in Hannibal. The fee for the course is $5, which...

Boating Safety News:

Barnegat Bay cleanup target: Storm-tossed boats
Wed, 30 Jan, 2013 03:20 AM PST
For boaters who have not yet brought home their wayward vessels lost in superstorm Sandy, now would be a good time. State Police and the state Department of Environmental Protection have dramatically stepped up the pace of collecting unclaimed boats scattered by the Oct. 29 storm surge, as the state aims to clear Barnegat Bay and other major waterways in time for the summer boating season. 

Oregon Inlet Task Force created to tackle crisis
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 11:19 PM PST
On Jan. 15 the Dare County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting with representatives from the Oregon Inlet Users Association (OIUA) and others employed in the commercial fishing, charter boat and boat building industries on the Outer Banks to discuss the inlet's "state of emergency" and what can be done about the crisis.

 Lawsuit filed against county over past boat taxes
Martin Mann filed a suit in Fairfax County Circuit Court earlier this month arguing he is not liable for four year's worth of personal property taxes because his boat was assessed in a neighboring county, and he paid taxes there. A Stafford county

Boating Fatalities And Missing Persons:

Search for missing Bradenton boater called off
The Coast Guard has called off the search for a missing Bradenton boater, whose craft was recovered Monday at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Patrick Mullins, the media specialist at Palmetto High School, had left a note for his wife Sunday telling her was

  Search of Grand Lake continues for missing Missouri boater
The search continues Wednesday for a Missouri boater who went missing Sunday in Grand Lake. In a press release issued Tuesday, Grand River Dam Authority officials said they found the boat Monday afternoon of 40-year-old Michael Chapman, of Joplin,

Yachtie killed in boating accident in Thailand
Wed, 30 Jan, 2013 08:05 AM PST
The body of a former Hamilton man is due to return from Thailand next week after a boating accident in Phuket.  

Inquiry told missing door cost lives
Wed, 30 Jan, 2013 03:28 PM PST
Naval architect Tony Armstrong told the continuing inquiry into the sinking of launch Lamma IV that many lives were lost needlessly because of a missing watertight door.

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Skipper, 4 passengers rescued as yacht drifts off Palawan
MANILA, Philippines—Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard station in Coron in northern Palawan rescued on Monday the captain and four passengers of the motor yacht Palawan Princess, which drifted after having engine trouble off Dibatoc Island, ...

 Overturned boat in Saginaw River prompts emergency response
The Saginaw News
SAGINAW, MI — A report of an overturned boat in the Saginaw River prompted a response from the Saginaw Fire Department and Saginaw County dive team, but rescue workers were called off with a report that the vessel had been flipped for an hour and no ...

 Crews responding to sailboat stuck in pluff mud near City Marina
Live 5 News
According to Charleston Fire Department Fire Marshal Mike Julazadeh, rescue crews are having a difficult time reaching the bogged down sailboat due to shallow conditions. Julazadeh said the boater attempted to exit the boat but also became stuck in the ...

 Boater Rescued From Skookumchuck River at Pearl Street Bridge
Centralia Chronicle
Boater Rescued From Skookumchuck River at Pearl Street Bridge By The Chronicle The Chronicle | 0 comments. Emergency responders rescued a Centralia boater stuck on the north bank of the Skookumchuck River near the Pearl Street bridge this morning.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety And Education Classes:

Mile Markers
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 10:20 PM PST
SUGARLOAF KEY Boating safety class offered A three-week Boating Skills and Seamanship class will be offered starting Feb. 25 at the Sugarloaf Fire Department, 17175 Overseas... read more 

Daily Five: Boating Safety Courses Start Saturday
1. The U.S. Coast Guard's boating safety class begins on Feb. 2. The classes will be taught twice-a-month on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and will allow beginner boaters to qualify to obtain a Connecticut Boating license. Advanced registration is ...

Boating course set for this weekend in Lake Park Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 11:21 AM PST
The Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron will host its monthly boating course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at squadron head...

Boating certification class scheduled for Feb. 9 Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 07:46 PM PST
Two Rivers YMCA is hosting a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boating safety certification class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The class is free, but space is limited. The class will be held at the Y’s Sylvan Boathouse, 1701 1st Avenue, Moline. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 309-762-6030. 

Boating Safety News:

Lake Tahoe boating fee discussion this week, changes possible
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 09:54 PM PST
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Lake Tahoe boaters aren't likely to see additional fees in 2013 for required inspections for invasive species, but could see shorter hours of operation at area inspection stations.

  Mandatory boat inspections coming to Donner Lake
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 04:27 PM PST
By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee Boats and other watercraft will be subject to inspections before launching in Donner Lake under a Truckee town ordinance intended to protect the lake and other local bodies of water from invasive species. If established in local waters, invasive species such as quagga mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil could degrade aquatic

 Bill would require kids to wear life jackets while boating
The Statehouse File
INDIANAPOLIS –– Children under 13 would be required to wear a life jacket while boating under a bill the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resource committee passed Monday. Senate Bill 434 now moves to the full Senate for consideration. Republican Sen.

  Renmark goes back to one school
Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 10:39 PM PST
Free to ski? Maybe not Plans to restrict boat and jet ski activities at six Riverland sites could be formalised this year, depending on co-operation between local environmentalists and river users.

  Coast guard to Dungeness crabbers: Rest, wear life jackets
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 09:43 AM PST
Fatigue is a leading cause of commercial fishing deaths, Coast Guard Capt. Bruce Jones says.

  As boating sales surge, GEICO offers key advice in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 08:06 AM PST
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It is estimated that Hurricane Sandy destroyed more than 65,000 boats and caused $650 million dollars in losses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut alone according to BoatUS. In the storm’s aftermath, boat owners without insurance now face the financial burden of having to repair or replace their boats on their own. “Hurricane Sandy taught us how critically .

Boating Fatalities And Missing Persons:

Man drowns in boating accident
Yahoo!7 News
Man drowns in boating accident. ABC Updated January 28, 2013, 6:18 pm. A man has drowned and another was taken to hospital after they were thrown out of a motor boat off Christies Beach in Adelaide's south last night. The men, a 65-year-old from ..

Deputies search for missing boater near Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Deputies are searching for a Bradenton man who is missing, along with his 16-foot boat Stump Knocker. The Bradenton Herald ( reports Patrick Mullins was reported missing Sunday night by his wife. She told ..

  Boating death trial begins
Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 06:36 AM PST
Iowa jury selection is scheduled to begin for a 40-year-old man charged with manslaughter in a fatal boating accident.

  Person drowns after dinghy capsizes in Otago Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 10:50 PM PST
Police are currently investigating a boating accident which occurred at Papanui Inlet on the Otago Peninsula, north of Dunedin at about 2.00pm on Tuesday, 29th January 2013. The two occupants of an aluminium dinghy capsized in the inlet, with both being thrown into the water. One of the occupants was able to hold onto a buoy, but the other encountered difficulties while in the water. Assistance ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Firefighters put out boat fire
St. Augustine Record
City firefighters rushed to contain a fully involved boat fire that ignited Sunday afternoon in the engine compartment of an unoccupied 38-foot cabin cruiser docked in a local marina. St. Augustine Fire Capt. James Costeira said an electrical short 

Two children injured in boating accident
7Online WSVN-TV
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A day on the water took a terrifying turn. Two children were rescued after a bad boating accident on Miami Beach. The kids were with their family visiting from New York. They were on the water near 41st and Collins on Sunday after they ...

Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 08:48 AM PST
Byline: Eastbourne lifeboat called to aid of stricken yacht during fishing boat rescue Page Content: Whilst on service to a charter angling vessel which had become entangled in an anchor rope, Eastbourne lifeboat was alerted to another incident involving a yacht in difficulties off Sovereign Harbour. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was launched at 2.15pm on Saturday (16 October) at the request ... 

 FD: Mattress heating pad caused boat fire
Fire officials said the older 40' catamaran boat was familiar to fire personnel, as it has been utilized as a permanent domicile for its owner for many years and is normally moored in the Housatonic River, across from the town-owned Bond's dock further ...

 26-foot fishing boat blocks coastal highway after crash
The trailer swayed violently from side to side, according to witnesses, before breaking apart and causing the boat to flip and slide across the southbound lanes of Highway 101 near the entrance to Agate Beach Best Western Motel. The SUV spun in a ...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater safety class is Feb. 9 in Keizer
Thu, 24 Jan, 2013 03:29 AM PST
A boater safety class is being offered Feb. 9 in Keizer for anyone who is in need of an Oregon boater safety card.The course with test will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Keizer Fire Station, 661 Chemawa Road NE.

 Boating skills course to be offered in Braintree
The Patriot Ledger
A course on boating skills and seamanship will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 5 at the Braintree Yacht Club, 9 Gordon Road. The 13-lesson comprehensive course is .

 Safe boating classes offered
The Westerly Sun
NEW LONDON – On Feb. 2, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will begin teaching twice-a-month boating safety classes on Saturdays at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for beginner boaters that will qualify students to obtain a Connecticut boating license.

Boating Safety News:

  New Lake Tahoe boating fee structure OK'd
Fri, 25 Jan, 2013 11:08 AM PST
LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency this week approved a slightly modified fee schedule for its 2013 boat inspection. The agency's Governing Board approved the fee schedule at a Wednesday meeting in Kings Beach.

  New law aims to prevent boating tragedies
Thu, 24 Jan, 2013 08:05 PM PST
The bill, named Deviny's Law, aims to prevent boating tragedies like the one that killed 15 year old Deviny Boese . Boese died after the innertube she was riding on slammed into a dock.

 U.S. Power Squadron safe boating tip of the week: Jan. 26
Coos Bay World
registration and boater education card with your when out in your boat. Your boater education card is good. for life, and is valid in any state that requires you to have one. For. help in getting your card, contact your local power squadron or coast

New Lake Tahoe boating fee structure OK'd
Sierra Sun
New Lake Tahoe boating fee structure OK'd. Staff report. Email Print · Copyright 2013 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. January, 25 2013 9:43 am. New Lake Tahoe boating fee 

 Boating accident the impetus for water safety bill
Daily Ardmoreite
This way, individuals who have already been boating for years will not be required to take the course, but for future generations, education will be required for everybody." Christina Watts, sister-in-law of Brooks, said she supports the idea of ..

  Invasive species inspections stay the course
Fri, 25 Jan, 2013 07:21 PM PST
Nearly all boater fees will remain the same and efficiency at watercraft inspection stations around Lake Tahoe will be improved in an effort to keep the $1.4 million Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program in the black, Copyright 2013 Record-Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Record-Courier Invasive species ...

 Boating: Display flag proudly, properly
The News-Press
It would be nice to see every vessel under way flying the Stars and Stripes from the stern staff of the vessel. The proper size of the flag is approximately 1 inch for every foot of length. This equates to 25 feet on the fly for a boat 25 feet long ..

 What Others Say: Tougher boating DUI law needed (The Times-Herald, Newnan)
Online Athens
Gov. Nathan Deal is pushing Georgia lawmakers to pass tougher boating safety laws. Last year, tragic boating accidents on Lake Lanier in North Georgia brought public attention to boating dangers. In one accident two young boys drowned when two boats ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing Persons

 Kiwi dies after fall from yacht
Bangkok Post
A New Zealander has drowned after slipping off his yacht near Chalong Pier in Phuket province, police said. A witness told police that Richard Ernest Spraggs, 59, was on the deck when another large sailboat that was anchored nearby slammed into his ...

5 bodies recovered in Guyana boat collision
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) Five bodies have been recovered from a river in Guyana following a boat collision earlier this week in which nine people went missing. Transport Minister Robeson Benn said rescuers on Friday were searching for the remaining  

Four drown as house boat capsizes
Sat, 26 Jan, 2013 01:44 AM PST
Four tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned as the houseboat they were cruising tilted and capsized at Punnamada lake here today, police said. The boat had 61 tourists and all but the four, including three women and a child, were rescued. They were rushed to a hospital where they were declare dead, sources said. The mishap happened close to the landing point where the tourists were being shifted from . 

 Antioch: Sheriff, Coast Guard finds overturned motor boat floating in Delta
San Jose Mercury News
A Coast Guard vessel and Contra Costa sheriff's office boat and helicopter are circling the 16-foot, white jet boat, which is upside-down, said Coast Guard petty officer 2nd class Pam Boehland. Officials do not know if any passengers remain underneath ...

  Ala catfish angler drowns at Wilson Dam
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 06:46 AM PST
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — An angler known to friends as "Fish Man" is dead after what authorities are describing as an accidental drowning in the Tennessee River at Muscle Shoals. Alabama Marine Police say the death of 73-year-old Kenneth Harold Green is being treated as a boating accident. He died after apparently falling from his boat near Wilson Dam on Saturday. An avid catfish angler, Green ...

Boating Accidents:

Coast Guard rescues four people and a dog in Southwest Washington today
Fri, 25 Jan, 2013 08:52 AM PST
The Coast Guard rescued four people and their dog in Southwest Washington this morning after their vessel ran aground. Coast Guard officials said they received a mayday shortly after 2:30 a.m. from a 61-foot fishing vessel Genesis A. The boat apparently ran aground on a sand bar near Leadbetter Point, which is at the entrance to Willapa

  Coast Guard rescues Petaluma River fisherman
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 09:18 AM PST
Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 9:02 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 9:02 a.m. A fisherman stranded in a marsh along the Petaluma River was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Saturday evening.

  Tug collides with sailboat in San Francisco Bay, 2 rescued
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 08:58 AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two people have been pulled from the frigid San Francisco Bay water after a tugboat escorting a barge collided with their sailboat. Coast Guard Ensign Corrine Gaines says Saturday afternoon's collision occurred near the Golden Gate Bridge caused the sailboat to sink.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Electric Shock Drowning: An excellent article in the Huffington Post.
When a friend of mine became a fan of the Electric Shock Drowning Facebook page, I clicked on the link expecting to learn about a new alternative band. Instead, I learned about an invisible killer in fresh water that most frequently strikes near boat marinas where a boat or a nearby electrical appliance may be leaking voltage into the water.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

  Safe boating class to be held in Boynton Beach on Saturday Wed, 23 Jan, 2013 06:45 AM PST
The next monthly safe boating class at at the Harvey Oyer Boat Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, is set for 8 a.m. Saturday.

Boating safety class to be offered Feb. 16 in Fairhope
Press-Register - (blog)
The U.S. Coast Guard-approved course, which is taught by certified instructors, covers boating laws, navigation, boat trailering, rules of the road on the water, basic knot tying and boating for hunting, fishing and water skiing. Participants who pass ...

  Boating course coming up at Madison | Mansfield News Journal ...
A public boating course will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Feb. 6 at the Madison Adult Career Center, 600 Esley Lane. The estimated ...

  Oklahoma state rep. files boating safety bill
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013 08:19 PM PST
ARDMORE, OK - A bill filed by State Representative Pat Ownbey Wednesday would require adults to take a boater education course before legally manning a boat on an Oklahoma lake.

Boating Safety News:

Boating issues on KDWPT agenda
Pratt Tribune
Lower boat taxes, longer testing time for boaters under the influence and more boater education are three of the four items the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be supporting for passage in the 2013 Kansas Legislature. The 

  Hearing set for Echo, Abbott and Peterson Lakes’ boating rules
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013 10:23 AM PST
A FWP Commission public hearing will be held on proposed new boating rules for Echo Lake on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., at the Hampton Inn at 1140 Highway 2 west in Kalispell.

FWP Considers No Wake Zone on Echo Lake
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 03:08 PM PST
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is holding a public hearing on Feb. 19 to discuss new boating rules on Echo, Abbott and Peterson lakes. Among the proposed rules is a year round no-wake zone in Causeway Bay on Echo Lake. The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn in Kalispell and start at 7 p.m. The new rules were based on three petitions received from landowners around Echo Lake last fall. For ... 

Lake Tahoe boating fee discussion this week, changes possible
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013 09:08 AM PST
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Lake Tahoe boaters aren't likely to see additional fees in 2013 for required inspections for invasive species, but could see shorter hours of operation at area inspection stations. 

Coastguard Urges Boating to Keep Safe on the Water
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 05:59 PM PST
Coastguard CEO, Patrick Holmes implores boaties to keep safe this weekend. For a large number of Kiwis this coming weekend is a holiday and the weather forecast is looking good. Kiwi’s love to spend time in and on the water and Holmes urges boaties

Delegate Charged In Drunken Boat Crash Speaks Candidly About His Battle ...
CBS Local
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The state lawmaker involved in a drunken boating accident this summer is speaking to WJZ. Delegate Don Dwyer says he can't talk specifically about the accident because he faces legal action. But he did go on the record with Mary 

Speeding boats, high water levels equal shoreline damage
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013 03:35 AM PST
If you’re a boater on Lake Norman, think about slowing down. The abnormally high water level is leading to larger boat wakes and damage to docks and shorelines, officials say.

DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants Thu, 24 Jan, 2013 01:04 PM PST
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boating season.

Clean Water Rules Provide for Safe Whitewater Boating
American Rivers (blog)
I started whitewater canoeing 35 years ago. I've paddled hundreds of rivers over thousands of trips. I can only recall abandoning a planned trip for two reasons, OK three— once I had to carry my boat out in pieces once after shredding it in a rock sieve.

Boating Fatalities:

  Body of missing boater found near Charlestowne Landing
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 11:25 AM PST
The body of Richard Sloane, a boater reported missing on Saturday, has been found in Old Creek, near Charlestowne Landing. 

  Defendant in boating incident trial files motions to suppress BAC level
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 02:20 PM PST
The defense attorney representing the Bartlett man accused of operating a boat while under the influence of cocaine and alcohol filed motions Tuesday to keep evidence about the mans alcohol and cocaine levels suppressed from trial. David Hatyina is charged with aggravated DUI and reckless homicide for allegedly running over 10-year-old Tony Borcia of Libertyville while under the influence .

Shepherd gets 2 one-year sentences in Pineview boating death
OGDEN — Judge Ernie Jones said Skyler Shepherd showed no remorse before delivering two one-year jail sentences, to be served consecutively. A six-member jury found Shepherd guilty of reckless endangerment and obstruction of justice, both class A ...

More bodies recovered following Guyana boating accident
More bodies recovered following Guyana boating accident. 1. Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font. image The accident comes more than a month after six people died in another collision between two boats on the Pomeroon River. GEORGETOWN, Guyana ...

 Body Found Of Six-Year-Old Boy Missing After Boating Accident
The Chattanoogan
Lazarus, along with his seven-year-old sister Helana Alley and their father, Nick Alley, 36, had been missing since a boating accident in Polk County on Jan. 16. The search continues for Helana and Mr. Alley. Three other family members in the boat were ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

  American boy, 10, loses half his face after horrific jet ski accident in Dubai
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013 02:16 AM PST
Daniel Clamens, aged 10 at the time of the incident on Dubai's Al Mamzar beach in June, 2011, was forced to undergo extensive surgery after suffering multiple head injuries.

Man airlifted to hospital after jet ski crash
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 08:26 PM PST
AN Augusta man has taken to Royal Perth Hospital after he was injured in a jet ski crash this morning.

'Parker Lewis' Star Corin Nemec in Boat Accident -- Shattered Leg, Extreme Blood Loss
Thu, 24 Jan, 2013 09:09 AM PST
Corin Nemec -- star of the '90s sitcom "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" -- is recovering from emergency surgery  ... after he shattered his leg and lost TONS of blood in a bad boating accident this weekend. Nemec says he was on board a Coast Guard…

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating course coming up at Madison
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013 03:38 AM PST
A public boating course will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Feb. 6 at the Madison Adult Career Center, 600 Esley Lane. The estimated completion date is April 17.

Mon, 21 Jan, 2013 09:05 PM PST
SYRACUSE — The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant offer Young Boater Safety Certificate Training at the Central New York Boat Show at the state Fairgrounds. The free two-part cou...

Boating Safety News:

NSW releases long-term study on boating incidents
Sail World
Transport for NSW has just published Boating Incidents in NSW – statistical report for the 10-year period ending 30 June 2012. This report shows an in-depth analysis of boating incident statistics for the period 2002-03 to 2011-12. It also examines ..

Online renewal offered for boat registration
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013 08:11 PM PST
Approximately one-third of Ohio’s watercraft registrations will expire March 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ohioans may conveniently register watercraft online, through the mail or in person.

Alcohol levels for Georgia boaters could become stricter
The Augusta Chronicle
An added danger of boating under the influence is that boaters often return to a landing at the end of the day, then drive home. “Physically, if you're out on the water four or five hours, in the sun and wind, it has definite effects,” Padgett said ..

Lake Tahoe boating fee discussion this week, changes possible
Tahoe Daily Tribune
“Staff feels that given the significant salary savings, the reduction in operating hours and resulting minor inconvenience to the boating public is justified,” the report stated. The Governing Board meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the

  Boating issues on KDWPT agenda
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 06:59 AM PST
Lower boat taxes, longer testing time for boaters under the influence and more boater education are three of the four items the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be supporting for passage in the 2013 Kansas Legislature. The department will also promote a bill for more non-resident deer hunting permits for wounded solders, said Ron Kaufman, KDWPT public information officer. In ...

Boating Fatalities:

 Commercial fisherman killed, 3 others pulled to safety, after boat capsizes ...
A local fisherman, John Summers, 72, saved the lives of three men floating in the water after their boat capsized near the St. Lucie Inlet Saturday afternoon. Photographer: WPTV Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may ... - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013 05:33 PM PST
Nick Alley, 36, and two of his children have been identified as the three who went overboard and whose bodies have not been found from a boating accident in Polk County on Wednesday.

 Body of missing boater found near Charlestowne Landing
The body of Richard Sloane, a boater reported missing on Saturday, has been found in Old Creek, near Charlestowne Landing. Police say an employee of Charlestowne Landing saw the body floating in the water. Charleston Police had been searching for ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

 Men Rescued From Boating Disaster
MCMINVILLE, Tenn.- Two brothers are happy to be on dry land after teetering at the edge of a dam for hours. Garry Cherry and his brother Greg Cherry from McMinville were out fishing Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. when the motor on their fishing boat .

 Fire engulfs yacht in Port Credit marina
Fire engulfs yacht in Port Credit marina. Emergency crews were called to Port Credit marina Saturday night (Jan. 19) after a fire broke out on a boat moored at the harbour. Fire trucks responded to an emergency call reporting a large blaze aboard a 

  Jet ski breaks down outside Shute Harbour
Sun, 20 Jan, 2013 08:18 PM PST
A JET ski rider found himself in hot water after breaking down just outside Shute Harbour, 10 kilometres east of Airlie Beach, at 11.30am.

  Humble hero rescues child from shark-infested waters
yahoo Sun, 20 Jan, 2013 08:54 PM PST
A Melbourne man has heroically saved the life of a three-year-old boy after a horrifying boating accident in crocodile and shark-infested waters in the Northern Territory.

 Fishing boat plucks 4 and dog from Gulf
Houston Chronicle
GALVESTON - A fishing boat rescued four people and a dog Monday from a capsized vessel in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles southeast of Galveston, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The captain of the Galveston-based Blackjack informed the Coast Guard ..

 Duck Hunters Rescued After Boat Capsizes
One hunter was in the water holding on to the boat and the other was sitting on top of the over turned vessel. When the Northport Fire Department arrived, they pulled the hunters in the rescue boat and transported them to the Sound View boat ramp where ...

  3 people rescued by passing boater
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013 11:22 AM PST
Three people were rescued by a passing boater when their small craft capsized in rough seas in Ponce Inlet over the weekend.

Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 01:17 AM PST
Byline: Jetski incident prompts Portsmouth RNLI lifeboat launch Page Content: Portsmouth RNLI lifeboat was launched on Sunday evening after reports that a young man had fallen off a jet ski in the nearby harbour. The station's Atlantic 75 lifeboat, CSMA Frizzell , was launched just after 8pm on Sunday (August 29) after the Coastguard received three seperate 999 calls reporting that a man had ...

Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 12:51 AM PST
Byline: Castletownbere RNLI responds to report of a vessel on fire off the Cork coast Page Content: Lifeboat crew with Castletownbere RNLI responded to a callout out this evening (Monday 16 August 2010) to a 25-foot cruiser on fire seven miles off the coast of Castletownbere, off Adrigole Harbour in Bantry Bay. The Coast Guard helicopter was on scene and recovered four casualties from the water ... 

It's a miracle, says rescued sailor
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013 07:34 AM PST
The French yachtsman rescued by an Australian ship from the Southern Ocean says it's a miracle he's been given a second chance at life. Alain Delord, pictured, spent three days in a life raft before being rescued by the cruise ship Orion on Sunday night about 500 nautical miles south-east of Tasmania after his yacht Tchouk Tchouk Nougat was dismasted on a round-the-world voyage. ''It's a second ...

Anne Arundel firefighters called to boat fire in Mayo
Firefighters responded to a boat fire Tuesday afternoon in the 1000 block of Old Turkey Point Road in Mayo, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman said. A 30-foot boat on a trailer was fully engulfed, said Lt. Jack Beall, department spokesman.