Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

PCCUA offering boating safety classes June 9
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 06:31 PM PST
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Mandatory Boating Education Regulation classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Saturday, June 9, in the seminar room of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Stuttgart campus. 

  Sea cadets learn sailing skills
npc-news.staugustine.com Sat, 29 Dec, 2012 02:48 PM PST
The St. Augustine Yacht Club on Salt Run was the recent setting for training 13 U.S. Naval Sea Cadets in the fundamentals of sailing.

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard saved 161 lives during 2012
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 07:38 AM PST
The Irish Coast Guard saved 161 lives during the past year. Responding to almost 2,000 incidents, it was the busiest year since the search and rescue service was formed in 1822.

Make safe boating resolutions
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 06:06 AM PST
Many resolutions are made on New Year's Day, but only a few are kept. 

Safe boating instructor honored
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 05:02 AM PST
Of the hundreds of first responders who waited outside in the snow and shuffled through the halls... - 11:29 pm

Alcohol warning after woman's boating death
Yahoo!7 News
Police have warned revellers that boating and alcohol do not mix after the death of a woman in Sydney harbour overnight. A body found near the sea wall at Rose Bay this morning is believed to be that of a woman who went missing from a boat nearby.


Boating News:

William Rossberger, 1930-2012
Chicago Tribune
"He worked with local agencies — the Coast Guard and the Chicago Police Department marine unit — to promote safe boating and boater education programs," Baumgartner said. He also was an early member of the Chicago Maritime Society and had ...


 Boating Fatalities:

Search for missing students now a recovery effort
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 09:55 AM PST
The search for two Maine students who went missing last week is now a recovery effort. Twenty-one-year-old Zachery Wells of Burlington, Vt., and 23-year-old Prescott Wright of Barnstable, Mass., were last seen drinking with friends a week ago at Wells' home near the Cape Porpoise pier. Both are students at The Landing School, a boat building and yacht design school in Arundel. Police have .

One dead after boating tragedy on Waiohine River
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 12:07 AM PST
Wairarapa Police have rescued two people after a boat capsized on the Waiohine River. Tragically, a man in his 50s has now been confirmed as dead.

 oating accident victim recovered
Sat, 29 Dec, 2012 06:21 PM PST
BISBEE — Authorities recovered the body of a Sierra Vista man who was involved in a boating accident earlier this month in Sonora, Mexico, according to Proyeccion newspaper in Cananea. Charles K. Taylor, 74, of Sierra Vista, went missing Dec. 13 in a lake called El Novillo. His body was found Dec. 18. Leonard Peter Stoutjesdyk, 55, of Kingman, also died and his body was found Dec. 13. They had 

Oscar-winning sound editor Mike Hopkins dies
Mon, 31 Dec, 2012 07:17 AM PST
Oscar-winning sound editor MIKE HOPKINS has died after a boating accident in New Zealand. He was 53.

  Trial set in May for two men charged in Mississippi River boating deaths
Tue, 01 Jan, 2013 11:37 AM PST
A trial date has been scheduled for two men who were charged with involuntary manslaughter and boating while intoxicated after two boats collided on the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, killing four.

Carbon Monoxide Fatalities:

  One man dead, another hospitalized in Sunshine Coast boating incident
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 11:17 PM PST
One man is dead and a second person in hospital after an incident aboard a boat in the Sunshine Coast Sunday.

Missing:

Lake Jessup searched for 2 missing Volusia boaters
Sat, 29 Dec, 2012 06:23 PM PST
The search continues for two Volusia County men missing in what appears to be a boating accident on Lake Jessup, state wildlife officials said Saturday night. 

Boaters missing after Central Florida bachelor party
Mon, 31 Dec, 2012 04:55 AM PST
Jason Cobb, 30 and Charlie Jackson, 26, may have been "ejected" from their boat, wildlife officials said. From the parking lot of the Lazy Gator Bar, Bill Jackson scanned the black, cold waters of Lake Jesup about two hours after Seminole County deputies and state wildlife officers called off a search Sunday night for his son, Charlie, and another missing boater, Jason Cobb.

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Jet-skiers rescue capsized kids
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 03:56 PM PST
Six children and three adults have been rescued from the ocean by passing jet-ski riders, police say. 

Boat Fire Deftly Extinguished By Heroic Passing Boat [Video]
The Inquisitr
Pop quiz: What do you do when a boat is on fire and you don't have a fire extinguisher on you? There are two options, really. Stand there gawking like the people who captured this viral video, or heroically intervene like some kind of cigar chomping


  Jet ski rider hits rocks 'at 70km/h'
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 02:57 PM PST
A 45-year-old man suffered serious chest injuries when he crashed a jet ski into the rocks at a South Canterbury lake.

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