Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Tips:

  Be Aware of Unapproved USCG PFDs in Marketplace
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 12:50 PM PDT
As Louisiana's busy boating season approaches, many boaters are getting their boats in working order including purchasing the required equipment to keep on board.  Part of the required equipment includes choosing the correct personal flotation device (PFD).

Boating Safety Education Classes:

  GAB: Auxiliary offers boating course
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 08:56 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a boating safety course on Saturday

What’s Going On
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 04:06 AM PDT
There will be a Boating Education Class from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Clinton Fire Department on Highway 65B. Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985, is required to have a Boating Education Certificate before operating a boat in Arkansas. This class is free.

Boating safety course is offered on April 5 in West Caldwell TownshipWEST CALDWELL TWP. – Northern New Jersey Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will offer the New Jersey State Police approved boating safety course from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

 Boating Safety News:

Naukati students thrilled with boating safety
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 11:14 AM PDT
"In high school, as I struggled to maintain my attendance and grades, he showed me that there's a purpose for me in this world. 

Senate boating bill one step closer to becoming law
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 06:25 AM PDT
A Senate bill that would lower the allowable blood alcohol level for boaters is one step closer to becoming a law.

Alliance for Safe Navigation Shares Spring Commissioning Resources
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 12:44 AM PDT
Boating industry leaders join forces to encourage boaters to use updated navigational tools. (PRWeb March 13, 2013) Read the full story at

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Investigators looking for witnesses in missing boater's case
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 06:24 PM PDT
Multiple law enforcement agencies are looking into where a man was during the time he was believed t

  Missing boater claims he was kidnapped, source says
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 03:00 PM PDT
A boater who went missing in New Smyrna Beach and reappeared last week said he was kidnapped.

  $1.3M spent to find boater who resurfaced without explanation
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 12:46 PM PDT
In the four days that Apopka boater Enrique Bernardo Hernandez was thought to be missing in New Smyrna Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard spent more than $1.3 million on the search efforts. 

Man drowns in Vic boating accident
Thu, 14 Mar, 2013 02:06 PM PDT
A man has died after being swept off a yacht in the south-west Victoria.
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Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Coast Guard rescues two kayakers stranded near Galveston
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013 09:30 AM PDT
A Coast Guard rescue boat crew saved two kayakers that were stranded south of Galveston Tuesday.

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