Boating Safety Is For Life

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.

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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 ...
WPTV
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 ...


  Chattanoogan.com - 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
WCBD
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
NewsChannel5.com
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
Mississauga
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
Patch.com
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.

  Jetski-incident-prompts-Portsmouth-RNLI-lifeboat-launch
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 ...

Castletownbere-RNLI-responds-to-report-of-a-vessel-on-fire-off-the-Cork-coast
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
CapitalGazette.com
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.

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