Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Boating Safety and Accident News

Man swept to sea in California trying to save dog
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 08:04 AM PST
POINT REYES, CA - A man has been swept to sea and drowned while trying to save his dog hit by a rogue wave on a Northern California beach. The Coast Guard says the man and his wife were walking on the beach near Point Reyes on New Year's Day when a wave overtook the dog.

Again, the Dog survived just fine.  Stay out of the surf!


Tip:  From the Navigation Rules

Rule 5 - Lookout Return to the top of the page
Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.

Boating News:

Kansas 'Watercraft Taxation Amendment' passes
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 03:42 PM PST
Press release from the State of Kansas

Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 12:11 AM PST
LAUGHLIN  After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercraft on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines. 

 Boater fees increase in California
Trade Only Today
Californians face higher sales taxes and increased boater registration fees that took effect with the new year. The passage of Proposition 30 in November raises California's sales tax by a quarter-cent. The higher rate will remain in effect through Dec ..


Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating Course Begins
Voices News
OAKVILLE — The Basic Sail and Power Safe Boating Course will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at Polk Elementary School, 435 Buckingham St. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate ...


 Safe Boating Course
Newsday
Holtsville, NY 11742 Price: $75 Description:Safe boating course open to adult and young boaters ages 10 and older, runs for 7 classes ending on Feb. 13, held in the cafeteria, register Categories: Children's events, Events, Community, Local Event ...


2013 Women's Sailing Convention Set for Feb. 2
The Log Newspaper
The convention, which has been directed and organized by Southern California sailor Gail Hine since 1989, brings sailors of different generations and backgrounds together to share their boating knowledge and skills. Attendees of all experience levels ...


  Boat safety course this weekend in Lake Park
npc-news.palmbeachpost.com Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 05:00 AM PST
The Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron will host its monthly boating course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p. 


  PCCUA offering boating safety classes June 9
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 07:07 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.

  ODNR offers ice safety tips
Fri, 04 Jan, 2013 10:17 AM PST
OHIO — Northeast Ohio, and the Portage Lakes in particular, is a popular location for ice fishing and across-water snowmobiling, but the following tips from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft are useful for anyone who plays on water when it is frozen.

  Safe boating course starts this month
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013 08:53 AM PST
A basic coastal boating course starts on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Middlesex Middle School in Darien. Registration and information are available at www.dsps.darien.org.

 Boating Fatalities:

Jackson 'shocked' by death
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 08:30 AM PST
Director Peter Jackson has paid tribute to his longtime collaborator Mike Hopkins, the Oscar-winning sound editor who drowned in a boating accident in New Zealand over the weekend.

  Suspects In Burlington Boat Deaths Plead Not Guilty
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 07:07 AM PST
Two Burlington, Iowa men will go to trial in May on charges related to a fatal boating accident that occurred in the early hours of May 19, 2012. Court reports say 22-year-old Douglas Metcalf and 21-year-old

Search team finds body of missing boater
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 07:31 PM PST
Seminole County rescue workers find the body of one of two men who were reported missing on Lake Jesup on Saturday morning

Settlement reached in boating crash on Chippewa River
WQOW TV News 18
Chippewa County (WQOW) - A settlement of nearly $1.3 million has been reached for the family of one of four men who died in a boat crash on the Chippewa River. WQOW News 18 has details on the settlement involving the crash that killed three members of ...


Search continues for missing boater
7Online WSVN-TV
ELLIOTT KEY, Fla. (WSVN) -- The search continues for a man who went missing after Christmas Day. Coast Guard crews combed the waters off Elliott Key after a sailboat ran aground with no one on board. Officials believe the boat belongs to 62-year-old  


  Body of 2nd missing boater found in central Florida
Fri, 04 Jan, 2013 05:58 PM PST
OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they've found the body of the second boater who went missing this past weekend on Lake Jesup in central Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 26-year-old Charles T. Jackson's body was found floating in the lake Friday about halfway between Black Hammock and Bird Island in about 6 feet of water. ... 


 Man sentenced to probation for boating deaths
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — A Wood River man has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for a boating accident that killed two North Carolina teens. The Grant Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/UqP7lU) that 41-year-old Brian Packer was sentenced Friday in Sherman ..


Boating Accidents and Rescues:

River rider caught skiing while on drugs
yahoo Tue, 01 Jan, 2013 11:29 PM PST
A jet ski rider has been caught travelling along the River Murray while under the influence of methamphetamines, South Australian police say.

  Three rescued from boat in St. Johns County
Tue, 01 Jan, 2013 04:51 PM PST
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- St. Johns County Fire Rescue saved three people after a boating accident Tuesday afternoon.

 Teen hospitalized after personal watercraft accident
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013 02:06 PM PST
A teenager was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a personal watercraft accident.

 Coast Guard evacuates 63-year-old off boat 44 miles off St. Augustine
Florida Times-Union
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 63-year-old man who may have broken his legs aboard a fishing boat Wednesday when the vessel took on a large wave about 44 miles off the St. Augustine coast. According to the Coast Guard, Curtis Deal's son contacted the 


 Yacht sinks in Auckland's Upper Harbour
3News NZ
3 News viewer Owen Blackburn was on the MV Hogwash in Auckland this afternoon, an 80-person Red Boats vessel, when a sailor was spotted in the water atop a submerged yacht. He says none of the passengers objected to the captain staying alongside ...


 Boater treated after St. Mary rescue
GoErie.com
A boater had to be treated for hypothermia after he was rescued from a sandbar during a search launched by St. Mary Parish authorities. The St. Mary Sheriff's office says 22-year-old Justin Price of Morgan City had been hunting when his boat was stuck ...


 Missing boater found safe
WAFB.com
A boater who was considered missing for a few hours Thursday night is recovering in the hospital after being found. Someone called the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office around 8:30 p.m. to report Justin Price, 22, of Morgan City missing after his boat ...


 Dover man cited after boat swamps in Little Creek
newszap.com
DOVER – A 27-year-old Dover man was cited for negligent operation of a vessel after Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control agents responded to a Dec. 29 report of a swamped vessel, officials said. According to DNREC, Fish ..


  One person injured in Belle Glade boating accident
npc-news.palmbeachpost.com Sat, 05 Jan, 2013 07:18 AM PST
A patient was transported to Lakeside Medical Center after a boating acident this morning at Paul Rardin Park in the 4600 State Rd 715, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Captain Albert Borroto.

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