Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, February 11, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boating education course offered in Ephrata on Feb. 23
iFIBER One News
The 6 to 8 hour class provides an overview of all things related to boating safety, including first aid, basic boat handling, safety equipment, navigational rules and boating emergencies, according to the Grant County Journal. The course includes a

 Sure sign of summer? Boating safety classes set to start Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 11:15 AM PST
The Dane County Sheriff's Office is now accepting registrations for boating safety classes, with the first class starting Feb. 23 in Oregon.

 Clay safe boating class scheduled
Florida Times-Union (blog)
A free one-day Safe Boating Class will be offered March 9 in Green Cove Springs. The U.S. Coast Guard recommends all recreational boaters take a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators-approved safe boating course like this one. To ..

Boating Safety News:

Drinking while boating may become illegal
Drinking while boating may become illegal. Posted at: 02/07/2013 5:09 PM | Updated at: 02/07/2013 5:26 PM By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4. The crime of boating while intoxicated could soon get a lot more serious in the state of New Mexico.

 Council tables boating decision
Fremont News Messenger
FREMONT — The city will wait a little longer to make its decision on whether to ban all gas-powered boat motors on its reservoir. Fremont City Council on Thursday tabled a vote on gas-powered boat motors and a public fishing agreement indefinitely ...

 Life saving measures
Today's News-Herald
Local Vessel Assist boat captain, 24-year-old Sean McKinney, of Lake Havasu City, poses for a photo Wednesday aboard his tow boat moored in Bridgewater Channel while displaying a lifesaving award he recently earned for his heroic actions that saved the ...

Ore. boat checks for invasive species begin early
San Francisco Chronicle
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Boat inspections to keep invasive mussels and other exotic species from choking Oregon's waterways disinfected 51 boats last year, and the inspectors wonder how many they might have missed. So, this year at one checkpoint, the ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Man killed in super-yacht crush
The Daily Telegraph
A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said it appeared the man had been crushed between the yacht and a mooring pillar. Balmain Water Police detectives are also on the scene. A NSW Police spokesman said the man's body was discovered in the water ...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing NC boater
News & Observer
WANCHESE, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a boater missing in Dare County for more than a week. The Coast Guard says 51-year-old Jeffrey Paul McCusker has been missing since Jan. 31. His vehicle had been found at a boat .

Former TVNZ journo dies in Seychelles boating accident
A former TVNZ journalist has been killed in a boating accident off the coast of Africa. Rebecca Davidson, 35, was travelling from Seychelles to a resort on Sainte Anne Island with four other foreign nationals when their vessel collided with another .

 Search continues for missing boater
Central Florida News 13
Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Coast Guard and deputies are continuing the search for Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez on Saturday. The 48-year-old Apopka man left home Wednesday and is believed to ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Alameda Sailboat Catches Fire, Man Burned
NBC Bay Area
Firefighters were called out to the Grand Marina in Alameda about noon on Thursday to help put out a fire on a 30-foot sailboat, where a man was burned and flown to a hospital. Division Chief Doug Long said when firefighters were told by dock workers  

 Alameda: Man badly burned in boat blast
San Francisco Chronicle
Jacob Sailer lives on another boat at the marina on the Oakland Estuary, but wasn't there when the explosion and fire happened on his brother's vessel just before 1 p.m. He said he believed gas from a stove had ignited. Josh Sailer suffered burns that ...

 Three men rescued after boat sinks in Wabash
Terre Haute Tribune Star
The men are identified as Alan M. Phelps of Dana, Ind., Michael A. Miller of Hillsdale, Ind., and Joseph A. High of Chrisman, Ill. While trying to maneuver their boat around a submerged object their portable generator struck an overhanging tree limb ...

 San Mateo County: Two rescued after sailboat overturns in Bay
San Jose Mercury News
SAN MATEO COUNTY: Two people were rescued from an overturned boat in San Francisco Bay east of San Francisco International Airport on Friday afternoon, according to a South San Francisco fire official. The boat, a 21-foot sailboat, was reported ...

 Sailboat malfunction left Tacoma couple stranded in the Atlantic
Bellingham Herald
Frank Balmer writes a note for a former neighbor friend to leave behind on a boat while his wife, Janice, looks around to reminisce at Crow's Nest Marina in Tacoma on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. The Balmers moored their boat at the marina before setting out 

US Fish and Wildlife Boat Sinks in Kodiak Harbor
ABC News
The Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge and the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge refuges took ownership of the boat that year from the General Services Administration and spent $100,000 refurbishing the motors and foredeck, Woods said.

 Irish crew rescued off Bermuda before yacht sinks
Royal Gazette
A group of Irish nationals were rescued from Bermuda's waters this weekend after their yacht lost power. The four crew members of the 48ft sloop Wolfhound were last night safely aboard the M/V Tetian Trader, but their yacht sunk minutes after being ..

  Boaties found after night at sea
Sun, 10 Feb, 2013 05:01 PM PST
A father and son who sparked a search after failing to return from a boating trip in Northland have been found safe and well.

 Woman Rescued from Sinking Boat in Springs
Springs firefighters saved a woman off a house boat that was sinking into the icy waters of Three Mile Harbor in the early morning hours on Monday. "It's the kind of call you expect in the summer, not in the middle of winter after a snow storm ...

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