Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

WYANDOTTE: Spring boating course offers more than just the basics
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 04:55 AM PST
WYANDOTTE — Even though the recent weather has been undeniably winterlike, the opening of the 55th annual Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center in Detroit this week is sure to get boaters thinking of sunnier, warmer days on the water.
  State-sponsored class about boating to be Saturday
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 11:18 AM PST
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is offering a boat safety education class from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Cabela’s conference room in Kansas City, Kan. 
  Try a boating quiz on piloting, dead reckoning
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 10:14 AM PST
In previous columns I have written about the mariner's compass and piloting by deduced reckoning or dead reckoning. 
  Boater safety courses will be at 3 locations in the Ozarks
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 07:13 AM PST
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is offering boating safety certification courses. They will be at the following places: 
  Local parks and rec to offer boating safety courses in March
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013 11:27 AM PST
Effective July 1, the Virginia Boating Safety Education Compliance Requirement law requires all persons age 14 and older that operate a personal watercraft (PWC) and persons age 40 and below operating boats with motors of 10 hp or greater must have successfully completed a boating safety course approved/accepted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). No person under the .
  Boating safety courses scheduled by Missouri State Highway Patrol
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 11:57 AM PST
Springfield, MO - Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, announces boating safety certification courses are being offered to the public at the following locations:
Boating Safety News:
  On the water: Personal watercraft operators must follow laws that apply to powerboats
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 07:55 AM PST
You just bought or are renting a personal watercraft and can't wait to climb on and head out on a fantastic new adventure. 
Boating safety highlights 15th annual Port City Day in Naples Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 08:19 AM PST
The 15th annual Port City Day will be held Friday in Naples. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 93, Naples, will have a recreational boating safety booth on City Dock with boating safety displays, demonstrations, and boating safety pamphlets. A 33-foot utility boat from Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard Station will be there with a crew of four. They will conduct guided tours for the public ... 
Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Stew Leonard Sr. headed to court in boating death
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 01:36 PM PST
Dairy store owner Stew Leonard Sr. will have to defend himself in a lawsuit of causing the death at sea of Robert Speranza, who was killed two years ago when he fell from Leonard’s yacht in the Caribbean.

One dies in boating accident on Rogue River
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 10:33 AM PST
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- One person died after a drift boat overturned on the Rogue River. Around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office received a report that a boat had overturned upstream from the Robertson Bridge Boat Ramp on the Rogue River.

Petite Lake boater wants blood-alcohol tests tossed
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 05:48 PM PST
Defense attorneys are seeking to suppress a boater's blood-alcohol level after he fatally ran over a Libertyville boy last summer.

Seventh day of hearing into Bounty sinking starts
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 06:25 AM PST
The seventh day of the Coast Guard hearings into the sinking of the sailing ship the Bounty has started. Scheduled to testify today are: Anna Sprague, deckhand on the Bounty; Jessica Black, cook on the Bounty; Capt. Dan Moreland, tall ship Picton Castle; Capt. Jan Miles, tall ship Pride of Baltimore II; Capt. Richard Bailey, tall ship Gazella. The captains are scheduled to testify by phone. 

Police continue to search Grand Lake for boater Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 11:52 PM PST
On the eve of the largest televised fishing tournament to hit Grand Lake, Grand River Dam Authority police continue to comb the lake looking for a Missouri man who has been missing and feared drowned for more than three weeks.

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

2 people rescued after boat sinks on ETX lake
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 11:39 AM PST
Two men were rescued by another boater after their boat sunk on Lake Palestine Sunday afternoon.

Fishing vessel takes on water
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 09:23 AM PST
A commercial fishing boat from Maine sprung a leak this morning near the Intershell dock off Commercial Street. The Aaron & Melissa, a 75-foot vessel from Maine, started taking on water, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said. The owner was on board the b 

3 boats damaged in Weehawken marina fire
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 07:29 AM PST
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) - Three boats were damaged Monday morning when a fire broke out at a Weehawken marina. North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Chief Frank Montagne tells The Jersey Journal ( ) the fire broke out between 7 and 7:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club marina, near the Sheraton and the Chart House restaurant.

  Policeman jailed for a year after severely injuring a child with a jet ski Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 08:48 PM PST
A policeman has been sentenced to a year in prison after he left a 10-year-old boy scarred for life when he smashed into him in a jet ski hit-and-run.

  Coast Guard rescues 2 on stranded sailboat off NC
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 09:43 AM PST
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) -- The Coast Guard has rescued two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast.   The Coast Guard says it got a report Saturday night that the 43-foot sailboat Cimarron had lost its rigging and was drifting about 17 miles east of Oregon Inlet.   The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat from Atlantic Beach and a life boat from Oregon Inlet.   The smaller boat ...

  Person rescued from canal in south Fort Myers
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 01:32 PM PST
Emergency crews rescued a person from a canal at the Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club off McGregor Boulevard in south Fort Myers

  Seldovia boater rescued off Port Graham
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 05:16 PM PST
The first sign that Kelly Brennan, 54, of Seldovia was in trouble came about 4:30 p.m. Monday when the motor on his 12-foot skiff quit operating. Brennan was near Dangerous Cape at the time, between Seldovia and Port Graham, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers.

Thu, 21 Feb, 2013 08:48 AM PST
Byline: Margate’s RNLI lifeboat has today provided assistance to a yacht with three people on board after it started taking on water and at risk of sinking eleven miles off the north Kent coast. Page Content: The alarm was raised soon after 8am when the 9m yacht, on passage from Burnham on Crouch to Dover, started taking in water while near the Fisherman’s Gat channel. The crew of the yacht ...

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