Boating Safety Is For Life

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…

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