Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Safe boating course in Mount Laurel begins March 6
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 08:21 AM PST
South Jersey boat owners can prepare for a safe boating season by registering for “About Boating Safely,” the official Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety course. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary offering safe boating course in Westport
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 08:20 AM PST
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a seven-week safe boating course this spring starting on March 19.

Chesapeake Marine Training Institute Offers Home Study Programs
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 07:07 AM PST
Professional mariners preparing to sit for a U.S. Coast Guard exam to receive their deck officer or engineering licenses can now enroll in a home study program through Chesapeake Marine Training Institute. (PRWeb March 04, 2013) Read the full story at
Boating license classes are free
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 05:50 AM PST
Two Charlotte County Sheriff's Marine Patrol deputies taught a free boating safety course to 280 Lemon Bay High School students in Englewood. Deputy First Class Greg Sutton and Cpl. 

Gates to host boating safety course
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 12:14 AM PST
The class is for ages 10 and older. 
  Saying goodbye to winter
Sun, 03 Mar, 2013 10:11 PM PST
March 4, 11, 18, 25: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safe boating course, Eagles Club, Alexander Ave, Salisbury Md., 7-9 p.m., contact Barry Vickers at 410-749-7059 to register. 
Colchester offering safe boating course on Saturday
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 03:24 PM PST
Colchester Parks & Recreation is accepting online registration for a one-day safe boating and personal watercraft course.  
Corps offers free boating classes Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 05:17 PM PST
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will offer five opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be March 16 and 30, April 13 and 27 and May 11. Each class will run from 

Boater safety classes offered in Massena
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013 12:00 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 
  Coast Guard Auxiliary holding safe boating course
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013 10:04 PM PST
The sea beckons this time of year. Even on days when the wind has a bite, the water sponsors dreams of running a boat past the Sakonnet Light and heading due south, out to where the shark and tuna play.

Boating Safety News:

State and local agencies in Hampton for Coast Guard search and rescue convention
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013 08:52 AM PST
Don't be alarmed if you see dozens of search and rescue boats in the Hampton River this week -- it's just a test. 
  Greenwood Lake Commission ready to mandate boating fees Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 01:45 PM PST
The 11-member, volunteer Greenwood Lake Commission (GLC) claims that user fees are the law and will be mandatory beginning with the 2013 boating season. Greenwood Lake is a nine-mile long body of water bisected by the New York/New Jersey border. 
NM Senate lessens penalties for boating violation
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013 09:50 AM PST
A proposal heading to the House would lessen the penalties for boaters in New Mexico who fail to wear a life preserver. Read more at

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

  Bodies of two drowned men resurface
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 10:35 AM PST
Search at Navet reservoir ends as... Two days after disappearing in the Navet reservoir while on an illegal boating expedition, the bodies of Anthony Warrick and Basdeo Ramlal resurfaced Monday.

Boater found dead after crashing into pole in Sanford
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 10:28 PM PST
A 66-year-old man was killed when he crashed a boat into a channel marker on Lake Monroe in Sanford on Monday, Fish and Wildlife officials said. 

Body of missing boater found in Sanford lake
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 09:20 PM PST
The body of a man that authorities say fell out of a boat when it hit a channel marker in a Sanford lake has been found, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife officials. Officials said witnesses reported seeing one person in the 16-foot bass boat when it struck channel marker 14 near Palms Island Marina in Lake Monroe at around 4:15 p.m. The man was found just before 6 p.m. The man's identity

Man Finally Arrested For Jet Ski Death Of Singer Usher’s Stepson Kile Glover
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 08:34 AM PST
A man named Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was arrested on Friday morning in Georgia, nearly eight months after the death of singer Usher’s former stepson Kile Glover. Hubbard was indicted on a slew of charges in the death of 11-year-old Glover that include Homicide by Vessel, Serious Injury by Vessel, and Reckless Operation of a Vessel. Kile Glover, the son of Tameka Foster and former stepson of  Usher ..

  Remains of Missing Students Identified
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013 01:54 PM PST
The Maine Medical Examiner's Office says human remains found on an island off Kennebunkport were two boat building school students who went missing in December. Spokesman Mark Belserene said Tuesday that DNA tests confirmed the remains were Zachary Wells, 21, of Burlington, Vt., and Prescott Wri . .

  Body of missing jet skier found floating in ocean
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013 01:50 PM PST
The body of a man who went missing after a jet ski excursion Monday in the Pacific Ocean has been found.
Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Jet-ski wrecked in north Shropshire blaze
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 03:15 AM PST
An investigation has been launched after a trailer and jet ski were completely destroyed by fire.

 Have-a-go hero, 9, jumps into ice-cold canal to rescue boy, 10, she saw fall into the water
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 03:37 AM PST
Caoimhe Preshur (pictured) from Saddleworth, Oldham, was on a canal boating holiday in Sheffield with her family when she saw the 10-year-old boy fall into the ice cold water.

  3 arrested after owner sees stolen yacht on TV
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013 01:38 PM PST
PACIFICA - Police have arrested three people who were trapped on a stolen, 82-foot yacht that ran aground on a Northern California beach.

  Yacht fire in Hillsboro Beach sends worker to hospital
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013 01:06 PM PST
An explosion and fire aboard a yacht docked along the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway sent the vessel's injured captain to the hospital, Hillsboro Beach Police Chief Thomas Nagy said Tuesday.

Fishboat rescue off Point Grey
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013 07:14 AM PST
The Coast Guard has had its first major marine incident in local waters since it closed the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base February 19th. It received a mayday call at 5:15 this morning from two people who were abandoning ship because their 61-foot fishboat was sinking three kilometres west of Point Grey. Coast Guard officer John Milman says, "A commercial tug , the "Island Tugger" and a deep sea ..

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