Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, January 14, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 This is one of the most important navigation rules.  The whole point of the NAV Rules is prevent collisions.  All means should be taken to prevent and avoid collisions.
Rule 7 - Risk of Collision Return to the top of the page

(a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist.

(b) Proper use shall be made of radar equipment if fitted and operational, including long-range scanning to obtain early warning of risk of collision and radar plotting or equivalent systematic observation of detected objects.

(c) Assumptions shall not be made on the basis of scanty information, especially scanty radar information.

(d) In determining if risk of collision exists the following considerations shall be among those taken into account:
(i) Such risk shall be deemed to exist if the compass bearing of an approaching vessel does not appreciably change.
(ii) Such risk may sometimes exist even when an appreciable bearing change is evident, particularly when approaching a very large vessel or a tow or when approaching a vessel at close range.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

U.S. Coast Guard offers boat safety class in Georgetown Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 05:52 PM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a boating class on Jan. 26 with hopes to increase boater safety. 

Coast guard auxiliary offers boating classes
Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 11:03 AM PST
The Santa Cruz and Capitola flotillas of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer three boating safety classes this winter to promote safety in the Monterey Bay.

Boating Safety News:

More than 200 attend Corps hearing on boating restrictions near dams
Evansville Courier & Press
GRAND RIVERS, Ky. — The first public meeting to gather comments about a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restrict access to water near dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries attracted more than 200 concerned fishermen and ...

  LHMA begins quagga mussel sticker program
Sun, 13 Jan, 2013 11:09 PM PST
Lake Havasu Marine Association’s next big push is for educating boaters about quagga mussels — and things are expected to get sticky. LHMA introduces its new sticker campaign that is based on educating front-liners in the boating industry in order to, ultimately, reach the boater.

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a 59-year-old man who disappeared near Cape Canaveral on Wednesday. Patrick Cornelius of Delaware contacted the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville at 8 a.m. on Wednesday to ...

 Wreckage found from missing Mass. fishing boat
Sat, 12 Jan, 2013 07:41 AM PST
The Coast Guard said it has confirmed the discovery of submerged wreckage of a Gloucester-based fishing vessel that disappeared in December.  The Coast Guard said the 45-foot Foxy Lady II was found Friday by its investigators and the Massachusetts Environmental Police in an area between Provincetown and Cape Ann after getting reports that fishing trawls were getting entangled. The wreckage ... 

 Man found not guilty in boating death
IDAHO FALLS -- An eastern Idaho jury has found not guilty a man charged with negligence and gross negligence while operating a boat after the 14-year-old girl he was pulling on a tube behind his boat died when the tube collided with another boat. The ...

Woman Boater Dies In Crash On MacArthur Causeway
Sat, 12 Jan, 2013 03:54 PM PST
A woman died Saturday after the boat she was on crashed into a bridge on the MacArthur Causeway.

 Investigators to determine cause of fatal MacArthur Causeway boating accident (registration)
Investigators on Sunday were looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman killed after the boat she was passenger in slammed into concrete pilings underneath the MacArthur Causeway bridge. Janette Africano, 35, of Hialeah, suffered ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Sunken Boat Found On Sacramento River; No Sign Of Boaters In Distress
CBS Local
SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – Police say no one needed to be rescued after a boat was found almost fully submerged on the Sacramento River. The boat was discovered at around 8:30 Friday morning in the area of 6585 Garden Highway. When police ...

Sat, 12 Jan, 2013 10:48 AM PST
Byline: Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescued eight people in their first call outs of 2013. Page Content: Lifeboats from the station were called out shortly after midday today (12 January) following a distress call from a yacht with a suspected fire on board. The incident took place shortly after mid-day while a second call for a kite-surfer in difficulty was received soon afterwards. The yacht had been ...

  Seven rescued from burning yacht off Dun Laoghaire
Sat, 12 Jan, 2013 05:12 AM PST
Seven people have been rescued from a burning yacht off Dun Laoghaire in Dublin.

 Boat catches fire; no injuries
7Online WSVN-TV
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to some smoke on the water Saturday morning. Smoke was seen coming out of a boat at 811 Southeast 13th Court in Pompano Beach. A Channel 7 viewer sent us images of the 

2 rescued from boat in Charleston harbor
Authorities were able to rescue two people clinging to an overturned jon boat in Charleston Harbor despite dense fog. Assistant Fire Chief Raymond Lloyd says the city's new fireboat was able to get to the victims early Saturday. Rescuers first used a ...

Western NY duck hunter rescued from Lake Erie
Sun, 13 Jan, 2013 12:59 PM PST
HANOVER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities used a personal watercraft to rescue a duck hunter whose kayak had overturned in Lake Erie. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a report of a man in the water in Hanford Bay in the town of Hanover shortly after 9:30 Saturday morning.  

Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 04:05 AM PST
Byline: Criccieth RNLI lifeboat is launched twice over the weekend Page Content: The RNLI inshore lifeboat from Criccieth launched on both days of the weekend – first to recover a motorboat which had hit rocks, and then to assist a broken down jet-ski. A motorboat with a female adult, young girl and a dog from Poynton in Cheshire was rescued on Saturday (17 April) after hitting a submerged rock ...

Houseboat flips at Lake Oroville
Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 12:17 AM PST
Workers from Bidwell Canyon Marina assess a houseboat, measuring approximately 50 feet long, that flipped over Sunday morning in Lake Oroville near Bidwell Canyon Marina

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