Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater safety courses scheduled

Evening Observer - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Chautauqua County Office of the Sheriff will be holding four boater safety courses this spring. There is no pre-registration required to attend any of these courses.

Northern Michigan Outdoors: Boater Safety Courses For Spring

Traverse - ‎Mar 29, 2013‎
Northern Michigan Outdoors: Now is the time to take a boating safety course The Michigan Department of Resources reminds anyone who plans on operating a watercraft this year to take a boating safety course.

DNR offers boater education course, registration online

Newsbug.info - ‎Mar 28, 2013‎
This year, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will provide an easier way to register for boater education courses.

Marine police to offer boater license, skills courses

The Alexander City Outlook - ‎Mar 21, 2013‎
Mark your calendar now to update your boating skills for the summer season. Alabama Marine Police next month will conduct a boater license course at Wind Creek State Park and will assist with a Women on Lake Martin course at River North Marina. Women ...

Boater certification courses offered now

Cassville Democrat - ‎Mar 27, 2013‎
1, 1984, to have successfully passed a Missouri boater education course before operating any motorized watercraft on any of the state's lakes

Boater safety to be discussed in North Platte

KTIC - ‎Mar 25, 2013‎
Boating season is a ways away, but it's never too early to take a boater safety course. Nebraska Boa...Read Article» · Dubas talks Broadband Pilot program · $3.8-million waiting for Nebraska residents · Official says Neb.

Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts boating safety class

NBC40 - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Accidents and fatalities don't just happen on the roads…boating is a way of life for many people and staying safe on the water means knowing how to navigate your boat.
Keeping Safe on the Water this Spring

Boating safety course April 13

Lincoln City News Guard - ‎Mar 29, 2013‎
NEWPORT - Yaquina Bay Flotilla 54 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety course on April 13 from 8 a.m.

Get ready to meet new boating regulations with ABC

Riverhead LOCAL - ‎Mar 29, 2013‎
The Peconic Bay Power Squadron will present “America's Boating Course®” (ABC), beginning at 6:00 p.m. on 8 May 2013 at the Riverhead Moose Lodge in Riverhead.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary teaching Boating Class

Chicago Tribune - ‎Mar 27, 2013‎
US Coast Guard Auxiliary teaching. Boating Class In Highland Park Highland Park -- Volunteers from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach an introductory boating class on Saturday, April 13. About Boating Safely is a one-day class for teenagers and ...
Boating Safety News:
  
Muskegon Sail and Power Squadron is Michigan's top boat check group, three ...
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com - ‎Mar 29, 2013‎
Boat owners interested in getting a free vessel safety inspection may log on to www.muskegonpowersquadron.org for a schedule of dates and times that the inspections will occur at area marinas.

"Paddle Safe" featured at Boat Show

WABI - ‎1 hour ago‎
The annual Boat Show continued this weekend. Attendees got a head start on summer looking at all the new boats for 2013. Paddle Safe was also there showing people how to have fun and be safe on the water.

Michigan lawmakers consider changing drinking while boating law

ABC 57 News
2 hours ago

Written by
Daryl Bjoraas

"He's worried law enforcement might use it as an excuse to look for other violations. "It's all the same," James Mendel, who likes the bill, said.

National Boating Safety Advisory Council plans three subcommittee meetings

Examiner.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council has canceled its planned three-day meeting for April 12-14. In place of what would have been its 91st meeting, the council scheduled a series of subcommittee webinars for mid- and late April, it is ...

Meeting Monday on motorized watercraft for Snake River

Teton Valley News - ‎Mar 25, 2013‎
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department seeks input on motorized watercraft regulations for the Snake River between Grand Teton National Park and the West Table boat ramp in the Snake River Canyon.
 
Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Sheriff's office launches search of Utah Lake after empty boat found

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The Utah County Sheriff's Office has launched a search and rescue effort at Utah Lake after a man's empty boat was found floating in the water.
Pensacola News Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
With the bow of the remains of a speed boat involved in a one boat accident shown in the foreground Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers Steve Holmes and Howard Jones remove more wreckage recovered from the accident site from .

Body of missing boater found at Blackwater Sound

KeysNet - ‎12 hours ago‎
The U.S. Coast Guard says a body found Tuesday floating in Key Largo waters is that of an Iowa man who went missing March 22 after heading out on his sailboat.

Alford man's body recovered after canoe accident early Saturday

Berkshire Eagle - ‎6 hours ago‎
STOCKBRIDGE -- After a massive overnight search and rescue effort by at least 60 public safety officers that extended to midday, the body of an Alford man was recovered on Saturday following a canoe accident on the Housatonic River in the Glendale ...
Man drowns after canoe capsizes on the Housatonic River
Body found in Housatonic after canoe overturns

Rafting guide drowns after saving six

Times of India - ‎Mar 29, 2013‎
DEHRADUN: A rafting guide drowned in the Ganga near Rishikesh after saving six tourists, all residents of Delhi, when the raft carrying them turned turtle on Friday, police said. The mishap took place at about 1.30pm at Shivpuri under Muni Ki Reti ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Park Police Hoist Boater to Safety on Potomac River

NBC4 Washington - ‎5 hours ago‎
Montgomery County Fire/Rescue and U.S. Park Police were called into action Saturday afternoon to make a dramatic rescue of a boater on the Potomac River. Authorities say the boater's craft had overturned prior to the whitewater section of the river .

Four injured in Chambers County boating accident

Houston Chronicle
Mar 29, 2013

Written by
Nick Anderson

A collision between two boats left four people injured Friday afternoon in Chambers County, according to multiple media reports. KHOU reported the accident happened about 3 p.m.

Coast Guard: 8 rescued as 'colorum' motor boat capsizes off Batangas

GMA News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Eight people, four of them children, were rescued off Batangas last Maundy Thursday after their unregistered (colorum) motor boat capsized after encountering big waves, the Philippine Coast Guard said Saturday. The Coast Guard said the incident ... 

Father, daughter injured in jet ski collision

Gulf Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
SHARJAH: A 39-year-old Saudi national and his 15-year-old daughter were injured when their jet ski collided with another driven by a Pakistani national in the Al Mamzar area.

Man injured in traumatic watercraft accident in Tequesta

WPTV - ‎Mar 28, 2013‎
A male was injured in a traumatic personal watercraft accident after hitting a sandbar in the Intracoastal near 19000 Beach Road in Tequesta, according to Peter Allen, spokesman for Tequesta Fire Rescue
 

Speedboat owned by Aga Muhlach explodes

gulfnews.com - ‎17 hours ago‎
Muhlach and his family were reported safe as they were not aboard the watercraft when it exploded, but the boat's unnamed pilot sustained serious injuries.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:
  
From the Boathouse: Seeking support for abandoned boat law
Daily Pilot - ‎10 hours ago‎
Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 716 (introduced by Joe Canciamilla, D-Pittsburg), legislation that will allow law enforcement agencies to remove abandoned vessels from waterways, protecting California waters from deserted boat hazards after Jan.
 
Boating Safety News:

Safe boating means use life jackets, don't boat drunk

News-Reporter - ‎11 hours ago‎
Wear a life jacket, stay sober, and know the laws when operating a boat, urges conservation rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. 

Doug Holt: Aid for vets, boating safety on the House floor last week

newtoncitizen - ‎Mar 26, 2013‎
Nathan Deal, in part intended as a response to the rash of tragic boating accidents in recent years. Inquiry into these incidents has revealed common themes of young children and drunken individuals piloting watercraft, all compounded by increased ...

Cpl. Shawn Elmore: DNR Boating Officer of the Year

LakeLanier.com - ‎Mar 27, 2013‎
Cpl. Shawn Elmore earned the title of 2012 Georgia Boating Officer of the Year for his outstanding performance as a boating safety officer for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Cpl. Elmore went beyond the general ...
 


Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater certification courses offered now

Cassville Democrat - ‎Mar 27, 2013‎
1, 1984, to have successfully passed a Missouri boater education course before operating any motorized watercraft on any of the state's lakes.

Marine police to offer boater license, skills courses

The Alexander City Outlook - ‎Mar 21, 2013‎
Mark your calendar now to update your boating skills for the summer season. Alabama Marine Police next month will conduct a boater license course at Wind Creek State Park and will assist with a Women on Lake Martin course at River North Marina. Women ... 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary teaching Boating Class

Chicago Tribune - ‎Mar 27, 2013‎
US Coast Guard Auxiliary teaching. Boating Class In Highland Park Highland Park -- Volunteers from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach an introductory boating class on Saturday, April 13. About Boating Safely is a one-day class for teenagers and ...
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety course
Classes teach safe boating practices

Boating safety classes encouraged

Manisteenews - ‎6 hours ago‎
LANSING - The Michigan Department of Resources reminds anyone who plans on operating a watercraft this year to take a boating safety course. Classroom and online options are available and boating safety is required for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1978 ..
 

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Jay principal not guilty of manslaughter in boat accident, jury finds

NewsOK.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Price and Carroll had been friends since they were children and were among four people on a passenger boat that hit a breakwater structure near Arrowhead South Marina about 2 a.m.
Patch.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
The body of a Campbell man was recovered from a bay in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Wednesday a day after he plunged off of a boat during a Spring Break celebration, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.
  
World Socialist Web Site - ‎21 hours ago‎
Despite the dark conditions at night, and apparently without any contact being made by Australian officials with those on board the vessel, Customs and Border Protection authorities decided that the boat was not in distress and so did not intervene.

Missing QC boater's body found

Quad City Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Sheriff's officials have said his wife, Karla, told them he wasn't an experienced boater but insisted on going out on their sailboat.
Body found in Florida identified as missing Davenport man
Iowa man found dead after boat trip in Fla. Keys

Suspects in Pineview boating death get maximum sentence

fox13now.com - ‎Mar 27, 2013‎
An Ogden judge threw the book at two defendants for their role in the boating death of a University of Utah researcher. Esther Fujimoto was killed when a boat propeller hit her while swimming in Pineview Reservoir in August of 2011.
 
Investigators: Boater throttled engine before being tossed into river
wtvr.com - ‎Mar 26, 2013‎
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Richmond police and fire crews rescued a man from the James River Tuesday morning. Crews were at the 4700 block of Old Main Street, near the Boathouse restaurant.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:
  
Boater safety to be discussed in North Platte
KTIC - ‎12 hours ago‎
Boating season is a ways away, but it's never too early to take a boater safety course. Nebraska Boa...Read Article» · Dubas talks Broadband Pilot program · $3.8-million waiting for Nebraska residents · Official says Neb.
  
Marine police to offer boater license, skills courses
The Alexander City Outlook - ‎Mar 21, 2013‎
Mark your calendar now to update your boating skills for the summer season. Alabama Marine Police next month will conduct a boater license course at Wind Creek State Park and will assist with a Women on Lake Martin course at River North Marina. Women .

Boater certification courses offered now

Monett Times - ‎Mar 21, 2013‎
1, 1984, to have passed a Missouri boater education course before operating any motorized watercraft on any of the state's lakes.
  
Safe Boating Class starts Tuesday
Sun-Sentinel - ‎8 hours ago‎
An eight-week Safe Boating Class, where students will learn about seamanship, marine radio, docking, boat handling, anchoring, introductory piloting and introductory charting, starts at 7 p.m.


Boating Safety News:
  
City Council wrestles with cost of boat inspections at Lake Whatcom
Bellingham Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
BELLINGHAM - City Council members still hope to avoid a taxpayer subsidy of the boat inspection plan for Lake Whatcom, but they have yet to reach agreement with the Whatcom County Council on how much boaters will pay for a legally required inspection .
  
American Boating Congress brings prominent policymakers, industry voices to ...
Boating Industry - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 25, 2013 - The 2013 American Boating Congress (ABC) announced today its lineup of speakers, featuring an influential group of policy specialists and industry authorities, as well as legislative and regulatory officials ...
  
Boating course offered by Darien Sail & Power Squadron April 3
The Darien News - ‎Mar 23, 2013‎
Boating course offered by Darien Sail & Power Squadron April 3. Published 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 23, 2013. The Darien Sail & Power Squadron is hosting a safe-boating course starting April 3 at Middlesex Middle School. Photo: Contributed Photo . 

"Boat NJ" course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in Pequannock
NorthJersey.com (press release) - ‎11 hours ago‎
The "Boat NJ" course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators for a basic overview of boat and PWC operation.
 
House passes boating safety bill
Gainesville Times - ‎Mar 20, 2013‎
The family of 11-year-old Kile Glover, who died in a boating accident last summer on Lake Lanier, watched as the Georgia House of Representatives passed new boating safety regulations Wednesday. The legislation changes boating under the influence ..


Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Two Dead After Asylum-Seeker Boat Capsizes Off Christmas Island

Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
Australian authorities say two people drowned and two were critically injured Monday when their boat filled with asylum-seekers capsized off Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - ‎5 hours ago‎
The boat was found the next morning. Authorities said there were no obvious signs of foul play onboard. Polaschek's wife told deputies she didn't like boating with him because she was afraid of his “lack of boating skills.” The couple and their 6-year 

Company involved in boat explosion on trial

WSOC Charlotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
The fire marshal says investigators are still not sure what ignited the gas fumes and caused the explosion that killed Coppick as he refueled a pleasure boat. But the owners of Westport Marina where Coppick worked, and the owner of the boat, have both ...
  
Dive Teams Searching for Missing Boater at Lake of the Ozarks
OzarksFirst.com - ‎Mar 18, 2013‎
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Lake Ozark police are searching the lake for a man reported missing Saturday from the Ozark Yacht Club. Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples tells KRCG News that a dive team is trying to locate the man. 
 
News 12 Connecticut - ‎Mar 24, 2013‎
A passenger on Burt Hamilton's boat fell over and drowned when he collided with a dock. (March 24, 2013 7:50 AM). A man has been arrested on charges related to a fatal boating accident that happened in December last year. Burt Hamilton, 54, was ...

Man in kayak that overturned has died

The Seattle Times (blog) - ‎Mar 19, 2013‎
Two men in their late 20s were kayaking in an area called Pitt Passage when their boat overturned Monday evening, Key Peninsula Fire Chief Tom Lique tells The News Tribune.
Crews performing CPR on kayaker pulled from water off McNeil Island
McNeil Island kayaker dies at hospital

Civil lawsuit regarding fatal yacht explosion heard in Lincoln County Superior ...

Lincoln Times-News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Parents of Nate Coppick, 19, of Denver, who died after an 80-foot yacht exploded at Westport Marina in June 2008 while he was refueling the watercraft, filed the suit against company owner and yacht Captain, Cliff Champion, and marina owner Lowery ...

Search continues for man missing off yacht

MSN NZ News - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Police divers are searching the mouth of the Mahurangi River, near Warkworth, for any sign of an elderly man who vanished off his yacht. Donald Ravenscroft, 73, was last heard from about 7.30pm on Sunday, when he rang his wife, telling her he was .
 
Boating Accidents:

Fire Engulfs Occoquan Boat Behind Madigan's (Photos)

Patch.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
"The boat was towed to a local marina and removed from the river to prevent any possible pollutants from the fire or fuel remaining on-board," an OWL VFD statement read.
Occoquan Boat Fire Cause Electrical

Three rescued from boat fire Sunday

U-T San Diego
Mar 24, 2013

Written by
Paul Sisson

Nearby boaters rescued three people from a Mission Bay boat fire Sunday afternoon. The fire ignited about 2:30 p.m. aboard a 22-foot runabout owned by the Paradise Point Resort, said Lt.
3 rescued after boat fire in Mission Bay
Small boat goes up in flames on Mission Bay

Man seriously burned in boat explosion, fire at North Shore Marina in Spring Lake

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Mar 23, 2013

Written by
Stephen Kloosterman

SPRING LAKE, MI - A man suffered serious burns after a boat exploded and caught fire inside a large storage building at North Shore Marina in Spring Lake on Saturday. North Shore Marina fire in Spring Lake March 23, 2013. Enlarge Stephen Kloosterman ..
  
Boater survives being hit by propeller
Daily Commercial - ‎Mar 22, 2013‎
A bass fisherman was okay Thursday after being struck in the head by his boat propellor Wednesday when he ran over a dredge line, authorities said.

Coast Guard rescues 4 kayakers near Maui

KHON2 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coast Guard Station Maui was notified by a vessel operator in the area that four kayakers, one adult and three children, were being blown toward the open sea by approximately 25 miles per hour winds.
Local 10 - ‎Mar 23, 2013‎
Authorities say a man riding on a jet ski was taken to the hospital after it collided with a boat Saturday night in Miami Beach. The crash happened near 23rd Street and Ocean Drive