Boating Safety Is For Life

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) รข€” 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.

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