Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week May 18-24
The squadron will conduct a basic safe boating class at the VBPS facility, which is next to the Barber Bridge (301 Acacia Road). The class will be held on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn boat handling, aids to navigation, navigation rules, how to ...

 Boating News:

 Boston Whaler puts Boston boat fund over $50K mark
Boating Industry
Boater David Henneberry's unexpectedly found himself in the news last week when Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used his boat as a hiding place. After the boat was severely damaged during Tsarnaev's capture, a fundraising effort ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Time for Boating
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a Boater Education Course at the Lake Red Rock Visitor Center on Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class is open to beginners as well as experienced boaters of all ages, and it also fulfills ..

 Ohio offers required boating course May 11
Toledo Blade
DEFIANCE, Ohio — An Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered next week to help local boaters comply with state law that requires completion of such a course to operate most engine-powered boats. The May 11 class will begin at 9 a.m. at Five Span ..

Steamboat briefs: Safe boating exams offered through Parks and Wildlife
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer three safe boating exams during May and June at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Wildlife office, 925 Weiss Drive. The course is designed for teens 14 and older as well as adults who are interested in earning their ...

Youth Powerboat Courses At Howth Yacht Club In May - Afloat
#HowthYC - Howth Yacht Club will soon be hosting an ISA-sanctioned powerboating course for beginner youths in mid-May ahead of a certification course at the end of the month. The 'introduction to powerboat' course runs on the weekend of 18-19 May and ...

Third Annual 'Boating Education Lagniappe Day' slated for May 11
The Calcasieu Parish Chapter Whitetails Unlimited has joined the list of sponsors for the third annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" slated for May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center in Lake Charles. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office ...

Boating Safety News:

 Vote for Life Jacket Loaner program in Parker!
Parker Live
Unfortunately many boaters don't have life jackets for their children, or put them in life jackets much too big or too small. Having free children's vests available will not only provide immediate protection for the child, but in cases where the boater

 Xcel Energy urges safety near dams
(XCEL ENERGY NEWS RELEASE) – The high flows that have occurred on Wisconsin rivers due to the recent snow melt are a reminder of how powerful the forces of nature can be and how important it is to stay safe when boating, canoeing, kayaking or ...

Coast Guard Reports Spike In Number Of Bay Area Search And Rescue Cases
The San Francisco Appeal
The U.S. Coast Guard is asking boardsport and kayak enthusiasts to exercise safe and responsible practices when sporting on San Francisco Bay. According to the Coast Guard, Bay Area emergency agencies responded to more than 250 search and rescue ...

 After An Increase in Boater Deaths in Florida, A Look At Boating Regulations
NBC 6 South Florida
After An Increase in Boater Deaths in Florida, A Look At Boating Regulations. Lax regulations on safety equipment and few mandates for formal boating safety education have made the Sunshine State's world-famous waters hazardous.

 Post-Sandy Waters Dangerous for Boaters
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Email. |. Print. As crews continue to search for a missing boater, officials are warning those who venture. - Ted Greenberg. As crews continue to search for a missing boater, officials are warning those who venture out into the Jersey Shore seas.

 New boat speed zones in Flagler take effect May 1
Daytona Beach News-Journal
In keeping with the boater safety theme, Palm Coast residents who live along saltwater canals also are being asked to post their addresses on docks and seawalls to assist emergency responders. The city requires the posting of street addresses on new .

Kent Commissioners back safe boating
My Eastern Shore
The annual safety week is sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Gary Lambour and Barbara Anthony were present to receive the proclamation. Contact the Auxiliary at 410-778-5117 for information on safe-boating classes and free vessel safety checks.

 Mayday planning a safe boating must
Marco Island Sun Times
A working radio will be your communication tool in the event of a serious boating problem. Always perform a radio check by calling channel 27 (for Marco Island) prior to leaving your dock. It will confirm that your radio is functioning. Check it again ...

Our View: Bill targets drunk boaters
Northwest Herald
Or should sharper teeth be added to the law to curb their enthusiasm for tipsy boating? State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, and Pam Althoff, a McHenry Republican, favors the latter approach. A bill sponsored by Morrison and Althoff, which ...

 Visualized: Boating Accidents in Florida, 2011
In the map below, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting compiled data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of boating accidents reported in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available. The data includes the ..

With boating season comes risk of cold water shock
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Boating season opens this weekend and the weather forecast predicts mostly clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70s. The warming temperatures have authorities concerned about water safety and the potential for deadly drowning incidents. Last year ...

 Annapolis Coast Guard station open house focuses on boating safety
In an effort to help promote boating safety, the Coast Guard Station Annapolis will hold the open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at 3425 Thomas Point Road. All local emergency response services will be present, with their equipment on display.

 LDWF urges residents to get life jackets approved
Tri Parish Times
With boating season about to kick off, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is urging boaters to double check and make sure that all personal flotation devices on board are U.S. Coast Guard approved before hitting the water. “Recently

 Modern Outdoor Water Safety Gear Made Possible by Plastics
Wall Street Journal (press release)
According to The Royal Lifesaving Society 80% of boaters who drowned were not wearing a lifejacket/PFD (Canadian laws vary, so check with your local boating law administrator or the Canadian Coast Guard for specific requirements.) -- Life jackets have ..

 Spotlight on Lights
Florida Sportsman Magazine
There are minimum lighting standards for boating in Florida waters— in fact all U.S. coastal and inland waters, outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters. Knowing the basics for the majority of boats you .

Richmond Search and Rescue team recruits volunteers
Richmond News
But what's different from other units is that the RCMSAR Station 10 volunteers do approximately five times the prevention, boating safety and community work than any other unit along the coast, according to coxswain Brian Hobbs. “It's something we've .

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Boater who drowned identified by Yolo coroner
Sacramento Bee (blog)
The Yolo County coroner's office has released the name of a boater who fell overboard in the Sacramento River on Sunday. He was identified as Joua Kao Lor, 55, of Sacramento. West Sacramento Fire Department personnel were dispatched at 3:48 p.m.

 Body of second boater found in Mississippi River
Workers clearing debris from the area around an anchored barge in Cape Girardeau on Sunday found the body of a boater who has been missing when his boat capsized near Alton on April 8. The body of Wendell P. Robinson, 45, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, 

Missing Boater David McAuliffe Was Not On Retrieved Boat Cape Hatteras
A boater who went missing last week remains missing following the recovery and search of the boat he went missing in, Sea Tow Services International announced late Monday afternoon, April 29. David McAuliffe, 34, of Egg Harbor Township, remains ...

 Man who drowned off Fort Pierce identified
Palm Beach Post
Castanon and a friend were struggling with the current, when a boater spotted them in the water. The boater, who was interviewed by police, said he threw a rope at Castanon three or four times. Initially, Castanon grabbed the rope and the boater tried ...

 Search on for Wyo. fisherman at Flaming Gorge; boat found partially underwater ...
The Republic
MANILA, Utah — A search is underway for a fisherman whose boat was found partially underwater in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Deputies from Daggett County, Utah, say they've called in their search and rescue team to look for the fisherman after his boat .

 Police: San Francisco sheriff's deputy missing from boat near Vallejo marina
San Jose Mercury News
Authorities are searching the waters near the Vallejo Municipal Marina for a missing boater, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. The search began after a pleasure craft was found unoccupied and adrift near the marina around 6:45 a.m., Coast Guard Lt.

 Drunken boater admits killing other boater
Glenn Riegelsberger admitted Monday that he had been intoxicated while piloting the boat that slammed into Jeffrey Foster's boat and killed him. Riegelsberger, 54, of Riverside, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated .

 1 rescued, one still missing from sailboat in Pacific
CBS News
HONOLULU A U.S. Coast Guard plane from Hawaii and a Navy warship diverted from its journey home searched a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man many hours after he was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat.

 Aberdeen coastguard appeal over missing Dutch boat
ABERDEEN Coastguard today issued an urgent appeal for information about a Dutch boat, with three of a crew on board, which has failed to arrive in Norway after setting sail from the Aberdeenshire coast two weeks ago. The Warnow, a former pilot boat .

 Coast Guard helicopter assists in Upper Michigan rescue
According to the Coast Guard, a 20-year-old man was lost on the Firesteel River. The Michigan State Police contacted the Coast Guard at around 10 p.m. to request helicopter assistants to search for the man that had been kayaking or canoeing on the river.

Appeal over 'missing' Dutch boat
BBC News
Coastguards have appealed for sightings of a Dutch boat which has not been heard from for two weeks, since it left Stonehaven. The Warnow left the Kincardinshire port on 15 April with three crew and was due in Norway on 22 April. Aberdeen Coastguard  

Crews search for 2 men who disappeared canoeing in Wisconsin
Fox News
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Crews are searching the Chippewa River in Eau Claire for two men seen hanging on to a canoe in the water. Authorities were called to the river at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. An Eau Claire police spokesman says a kayaker saw two men in the ..

US Coast Guard says owner, crew of fishing boat negligent in deaths of 8 Calif ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Coast Guard says the owner and crew of a fishing boat that sank in the Sea of Cortez two years ago and killed eight California men were negligent. The Contra Costa Times ( ) reported on Tuesday that ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

 Coast Guard gives ticket for operating under the influence after towing boat ...
Bay City Times
The boater's blood alcohol content was determined to be above the legal BAC is .08 percent, according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Detroit initiated the process to give the boater a federal ticket. "Boating under the influence is just as ...

Propeller cuts off part of California man's leg in Lake Havasu boating accident
The Republic
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona — Authorities say a California man lost part of a leg in a weekend boating accident on Lake Havasu on the Colorado River in western Arizona. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Stuart Boeg of Placentia fell ...

 Eastbourne lifeboat called out after yacht engine failures
Eastbourne Herald
A lifeboat crewman was put aboard the 35-foot yacht which had four people on board and towed to the safety of the marina locks at Sovereign Harbour. Later in the day, the lifeboat was called to help a 32-foot yacht which had suffered engine failure. A ...

 Yacht carrying 3 Dutch nationals missing in the North Sea
STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A boat carrying three Dutch crew members has been reported missing after failing to arrive in Norway after departing Scotland's northeastern coast earlier this month, British officials said on Monday, just weeks ...

Yachties save sinking rowers
Two nearby yachts Union Jack and Not Negotiable were preparing for the Mount Maunganui Yacht Club's Winter Series opening day race to start at midday when they spotted the troubled rowers. The race start was halted while the yachties made their way to ..

 Four rescued from burning boat off of Candlestick Point
San Francisco Examiner
The U.S. Coast Guard, police and fire officials responded at about 9:55 a.m. on a report that four men were on a burning boat that was about a half mile out in San Francisco Bay from Candlestick Point, fire department Lt. Robert Lopez said. The men ...

 Dozens of boats damaged by fire at NH marina
Chief Steve Heath said some explosions were heard during the fire; they might have been boats that had fuel and were ready to go. It was very hot, and some brush on the other side of the river ignited, and we sent some units over there to control that 

 2 rescued in Betty's Bay boat drama
Independent Online
The alarm was raised at 2.47pm when another boat's skipper, Paul Fourie, reported finding their empty boat going around in circles at full throttle off-shore of Betty's Bay. He managed to stop the boat and alerted the NSRI. He also found one cellphone ..

 Boater arrested for allegedly operating boat under influence - The Signal
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
A Pyramid Lake boater was arrested for allegedly boating under the influence of alcohol, sheriff's officials reported Monday. A deputy with the Parks Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was patrolling Pyramid Lake Sunday afternoon ...

 Angry cabin owner fined, banned for drunk boating
The Crown said the cabin owner was reportedly waving a finger at boaters and eventually got in his boat on Little Shuswap Lake, near Little River, to confront them. When Reschke was seen to be driving erratically on the water, another boater pulled up ...

 Yacht towed after electrical fault outside Christchurch Harbour
Dorset Echo
12:00pm Tuesday 30th April 2013 in News. A lifeboat towed a yacht back to harbour. Portland Coastguard was called by the skipper of the yacht Maleesh which had an electrical fault and was anchored just outside Christchurch harbour. Email · Print this .

 2 boaters, dog rescued after canoe capsizes
Idaho Press-Tribune
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Authorities rescued two people and a dog from Lake Pend Oreille after their canoe capsized. Bonner County Sheriff's Lt. Ror Lakewold says a third person managed to swim to shore while the two others clung to U.S. Highway 95 .

 Two seriously hurt in watercraft accidents
Mohave Valley News
The three passengers, who were not wearing lifejackets, onboard the vessel were ejected and rescued by another passing watercraft. One boater complained of shoulder pain but refused further medical attention. No other injuries were reported at the scene.

 Sinking speed boat crew rescued
BBC News
Falmouth Coastguard said the "pretty lucky" men, both in their 20s and local to the South West, were shaken, but unharmed. "The sea is really quite cold at this time of year - March and April are probably the coldest months for water temperature - so

Boating Safety And Accident News

What is a Small Craft Advisory?
 A small craft advisory (SCA) is issued by the National Weather Service whenever conditions in the coastal waters or Great Lakes meet specific thresholds that are defined locally and can include wind, waves and sometimes ice.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes

 Boat Safety Course Will Satisfy NJ Regulations
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 67 on Lake Hopatcong, will conduct a safety boating class Monday and Tuesday. The course will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. each night and taught by United States Coast Guard certified instructors licensed by the ...

Boating Safety news
Memorial Day Weekend could give boaters fits
Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
Like a football game “kick-off,” boaters will work to a frenzy to get their boats in the water by the May 27 goal line. But what is different this time of year, report officials with the Boat Owners Association of The United States, is that both the .

 Head of Prince family investigation is awarded with Boating Officer of the Year
Gainesville Times
Cpl. Shawn Elmore was at Lake Lanier within a few hours of being assigned as lead investigator of a double fatality accident last summer. Elmore, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, has now been named 2012 Georgia Boating Officer of Year ...

St. Louis River anglers will face new challenges this summer
Duluth News Tribune
As winter loosens its grasp on the St. Louis River, recreational boaters and anglers will face a new problem. Namely, how to navigate a river channel changed by last summer's flooding without the aid of navigational buoys upriver from Spirit Lake. The ..

Proposed watercraft regulations would close Snake River to motorized craft ...
County 10
(Jackson, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be holding a public meeting to gather input on two proposed motorized watercraft regulations for the Snake River and proposed changes for area fishing regulations. The meeting will be 6 p.m.

 Experts: Don't attempt to save swept-away pets
This image provided by Pamela J. Boehland shows public service poster created by the U.S. Coast Guard advising swimmers not to attempt to rescue their dogs who get swept away into surf. Experts say the average dog is a better swimmer than the average ...

Sticker program for kayaks, paddleboards designed for safety
The Salem News
Ken Yuszkus/Staff photo Phil Karwowski of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, holds an identification sticker for unregistered watercraft. The Coast Guard has started a new program asking people to put identifying stickers on their kayaks, canoes ..

 Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol NH lakes
The Union Leader
"Their mission is to promote boater safety, to assist those boaters who might be in distress for any reasons and to make themselves available for courtesy boat inspections and general safe boating practices." Skillings, who lives in Milton, said the ...

 Drunk boating in Salem
Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents involving the USA's 12.4 million registered boats, the U.S. Coast Guard says. There were 126 fatalities and 293 injuries in 330 alcohol-related boating accidents in the USA in 2010 ...

 DNR urges caution with warm weather, cold water
NEW ULM - Boaters, canoeists and kayakers anxious to hit newly-thawed rivers and lakes across the southern part of the state should consider the potential danger of cold waters, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 Black Hills Paddlers talk kayak safety - Rapid City Journal
Rapid City Journal
Andrew, who was born and raised in Rapid City, is a kayaking instructor. He helped the Black Hills Paddlers on Saturday at Canyon Lake instill an important message in enthusiasts of a booming sport in the Black Hills: "Engage your brain before engaging ...

 Y teaches water safety
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
Hank Elchert of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary taught tips on boat safety. He said the most important thing to know about being in a boat is to wear the proper life-preserving device. Bob Stover, YMCA scuba instructor also was in attendance, giving an ...

Boating Fatalities:

Boaters spot 2 bodies in Erie County lake, bay
Toledo Blade
SANDUSKY — Warmer weather leading to more boats on the water might have contributed to the recovery Friday of the bodies of father-daughter kayakers missing for almost three weeks. A boater reported spotting a girl's body at about 11:15 a.m. Friday in 

 Memorial set for Tempe Town Lake icon -
O'Connor, as Tempe's boating-programs coordinator for the past nine years, was at Town Lake last Saturday, as he was most Saturdays. On Saturdays, the lake buzzes with people paddleboarding, kayaking, boating and rowing. But last Saturday, shortly 

Father-son duo drowns as boat capsizes
Press Trust of India
Rajnandgaon, Apr 28 (PTI) A man and his one-and-half year-old son drowned when their boat capsized in Sheonath river in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh today, a senior police official said. Gayatri Prasad Sahu (42) was returning after visiting a ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues: 

Accused drunken Salem boater wants evidence tossed overboard
The Salem News
Accused drunken Salem boater wants evidence tossed overboard. BY JULIE MANGANIS STAFF WRITER The Salem News Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:30 AM EDT. SALEM — Prosecutors say it was a rescue off a boat that may have been about to sink. But Bradford ..

SoCal man loses leg in boating accident on Lake Havasu
Today's News-Herald
A 52-year-old Placentia, Calif., man had his right leg amputated below the knee in a boating accident with a propeller Saturday afternoon at Lake Havasu State Park. He was later listed in critical condition. The emergency call came in at 2:34 p.m. from ..

Sailboat catches fire at West Bay Marina in Olympia
A sailboat caught fire at West Bay Marina in Olympia Friday night, causing an estimated $75,000 in damage, according to a news release. Olympia firefighters were called to 2100 West Bay Drive Northeast at 5:41 p.m. to find a 26-foot sailboat on fire .

  Yacht gets stuck on Indented Head reef
Geelong Advertiser
Drysdale Sergeant Grant Langmaid said the captain from St Kilda Yacht Club was involved in a race around the bay and had probably tried to take a shortcut. ``They've gone on the wrong side of Governor Reef and got stuck,'' Sgt Langmaid said. ``They had ...

 Man rescued from upturned canoe in Loch Leven
BBC News
A man has been airlifted to hospital after his canoe capsized on a Highland loch. The RNLI Oban lifeboat was called to Loch Leven where a member of the public had reported an upturned canoe two miles from Kinlochleven at 14:30. Rescue teams from Fort ...

 Eight people and a puppy rescued by coastguard after being stranded by tide
Scottish Daily Record
The RNLI Oban lifeboat was called to Loch Leven in the Highlands where a member of the public had reported an over-turned canoe two miles from Kinlochleven at 2.30pm. Coast rescue teams from Fort William in the Highlands and Appin in Argyll and Bute 

Kayak capsizes in P-town; no one injured
PROVINCETOWN – Three people were taken ashore Friday evening after rescue crews responded to a report of a capsized kayak nearby, according to Provincetown police. Crews responded to the west end breakwater in Provincetown around 5 p.m. and .

 Stranded boaters rescued in NW Montana
KXLH Helena News
Agents patrolling the lake spotted the trio and coordinated the rescue using "specialized riverine patrol watercraft," according to a news release. The boat was eventually towed safely to the Rexford, Montana, boat launch. (photo courtesy U.S. Customs) ...

 Four rescued from burning boat on bay
San Francisco Chronicle
(04-27) 12:47 PDT San Francisco -- Four fishermen were rescued from a burning boat a quarter mile off Candlestick Point Saturday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. Lt. Heather Lampert said the vessel was taking on water and leaking gas ...

Fisherman rescued after falling from his boat in Round Pond in Haverhill
HAVERHILL — Roland Soucy planned to fish at Plug Pond yesterday. Instead, the 70-year-old Bradford resident cast his line in Round Pond, and helped save someone's life. Soucy arrived around 7:50 for a morning of fishing near the boat ramp on Stanley ...

 Man cited for sinking boat in Moses Lake
Columbia Basin Herald
MOSES LAKE - The operator of a boat that capsized in Moses Lake was found to be drinking at the time of the incident, but was later found to be under the legal limit for alcohol during a breath test. Capt. Chris Anderson, with the state Fish and 

Trio cling to rocks before rescue
Meanwhile, police issued a call to all vessels after a yacht became stranded with mechanical failure about 8km off Cape Palliser, across Wellington Harbour on Wairarapa's isolated south coast. Mr Hart said a man was stranded and there was concern for ...

  Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Reservoir
Richard Morrissey of Lynn said he was in the front of the canoe and his brother Kevin, of Peabody, was in the back when the boat started to take on water. Both men eventually ended up in the water. A bystander and Danvers firefighters helped get the

4 plucked from sea off Diamond Head after kayaks overturn
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Coast Guard and the fire department rescued a group of six kayakers off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki Saturday morning. Someone in the group contacted the Honolulu Fire Department at about 8 a.m., saying some of their kayaks had overturned, the Coast ...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 News Item Of The Day:

US tourists swim for nearly 14 hours after boat sinks near St. Lucia
Washington Post
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The fishing trip off the rugged north coast of St. Lucia was supposed to last all day, but about four hours into the journey, the boat's electric system crackled and popped. Dan Suski, a 30-year-old business owner and ...

They were very, very, lucky.  If at all possible it is always best to stay with the boat, if it is floating, or near where it went down.  Debris floats loose, there may be slicks, all which are far more visible than you in the water.  There may be things you can use as flotation, such as a cooler.  In addition staying together as a group also increases your chance of early rescue.  Statistics show that those who try to swim for it almost always drown. 

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater Safety Class Offered by US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Oswego Daily News
These men and women can be found on the nation's waterways and in the air performing Maritime Domain Awareness and safety patrols, in classrooms teaching boater safety, and on the docks performing vessel safety checks. We also do watch standing at ...

Sailors ahoy: Boating seminars begin
n May 30 -- Boating on Rivers, Lakes and Locks. Learn about special navigation rules on rivers, river currents, how to read a river, using locks, and how to communicate with lock masters and bridge tenders. Contact Jim West at to register.

Online boating safety course offered
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Online boating safety course offered. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:30 am. Online boating safety course offered. BRIDGEPORT — A boating ...

 Boat Safety Course Will Satisfy NJ Regulations
The course will cover all the subjects to satisfy requirements for the mandatory New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate needed by all powerboat operators in the state. Sponsored by the Lake Hopatcong Marina, the course will take place at that location ...

 Outdoors Calendar
Bend Bulletin
Kayak Roll Sessions: Class every Sunday through end of May; 4:15-6 p.m.; $12 per boat for in-district residents and $16 for out-of-district residents; Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend; preregistration is available the Monday prior to each session at 

 Safe boating class offered in Madeira
Tampa Bay Newspapers
The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices. Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, 

 MSHP Water Patrol Division to hold free boating safety course
Lake Expo
Every boater can learn something about safety. For younger boaters, a safety course is mandatory before taking the helm. So, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is holding a free boater safety course from 5-9 p.m., June 3 and 4, at the Missouri State ...

 'Boating Education Lagniappe Day' set for May 11
Alexandria Town Talk
A boater makes sure that his children and their friends all are wearing life vests and are sitting down as he gets ready to head out on the water at Buhlow Lake. / Town Talk file photo. Written by. Town Talk staff. Filed Under. Features · Alexandria ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary schedules boating classes - The World
Coos Bay World
The boating safety education course will be held in Charleston, and covers the basics of boating safety, rules of the road and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their mandatory Boater Education Card ...

Kids thrown in the deep end
The Bay of Plenty Times
Designed to put children through their paces, the course covers theory and practical aspects of boating safety, such as treading water and experiencing being in deep water fully clothed. They also become familiar with using life jackets and were taught ...

Boating Safety news:

Captain Pauley: The Parts Quandary
Lake Expo
As most of you who regularly read my columns, I work in a boat store. Among a great many other things, we sell a variety of engine parts, such as starters, alternators and fuel filters. It will come as no shock to any of us boaters that prices always ...

 At the Helm: Be prepared to be boarded
Valley morning Star
With the busy summer months fast approaching both Texas Parks & Wildlife and the U. S. Coast Guard will most likely be ramping up boardings and inspections of recreational boaters and fishermen. As a rule, these are courtesy inspections primarily for .

 Officials warn boaters about water temperature
Jamestown Press
With freshwater fishing season here, the state Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers that even on a warm day, water temperatures can hover in the low to mid 50s. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a boating accident is five times more ..

Drunken boaters could lose their driver's licenses
Chicago Daily Herald
SPRINGFIELD — Drunken boaters could lose their licenses to drive cars under a plan approved by the Illinois Senate Thursday. The plan stems from the death 10-year-old Anthony "Tony" Borcia of Libertyville. Borcia was killed last year when he was ...

 APF rescue team to be deployed at Phewa Lake
POKHARA, April 26: In a bid to prevent recreational boating causalities in the Phewa Lake, a rescue team of Armed Police Force (APF) will soon be deployed to carry out immediate rescue efforts in case of need. A seven-member APF rescue team from Kalika ...

Safety tips for outdoor activities
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Personal flotation devices are required on watercraft (some shops require renters to wear PFDs at all times) and bike shops make helmets easily accessible. Related; Baltimore-area outfitters rent out bikes, canoes, paddleboards and more · 5 backyard ...

 Coast Guard reminds vessel operators in Alaska to maintain proper lookouts
Seward Phoenix Log
The Coast Guard reminds all mariners to maintain a proper lookout at all times while on the open water in Alaska to prevent collisions, groundings and other marine casualties. “Nearly every collision investigated by the Coast Guard has found a failure ...

 Boat Inspections Required Before & After Entering Waterways
KREX News Channel 5
"Every boat that comes onto any state park, and most of the bodies in Colorado, are required to be inspected for aquatic nuisance species," said Alan Martinez manager of Highline Lake. Last year in Colorado, more than 400,000 boats were inspected.

 Boat inspection, decontamination program likely
The Lake George Park Commission adopted a Draft Invasive Species Prevention Plan and Environmental Impact Statement April 23. The plan identifies a “preferred alternative” that calls for a mandatory inspection program for all trailered boats entering ..

 Boater's Safety This Season
The U.S. Coast Guard out of Alpena is speaking out to remind boaters and those pursuing water recreations to keep safety in mind. Each year, the Northeast experience an influx of boaters in our lakes and rivers, due to the many fishing and recreational ...

 Oregon law requires youngsters to wear life jackets, paddlers to have invasive ...
Operators of power boats greater than 10 horsepower, as well as youths (12 is minimum age) operating any powerboat, must attend a safety program and carry a Boater Education Card. Check with the Oregon State Marine Board or boating stores for classes ...

 What you need to know about boating permits for Lake Whatcom, Samish
Bellingham Herald
As new owners Ken and Trish Larson watch, Scott Gilles, right, loads their boat on to a trailer at Bloedel Donovan Park after a tour around Lake Whatcom on Thursday March 8, 2012 in Bellingham. City official are beginning a mandatory inspection program .

 Boating nonprofit celebrates centennial
Brunswick News
The U.S. Power Squadron, an international nonprofit organization with more than 400 units dedicated to safe boating, is marking its 100th anniversary with a year-long observance. That includes the Golden Isles Power Squadron. The Glynn County-based ...

RNLI Lifejacket Check at Dun Laoghaire - Afloat
Leisure boat users are being encouraged to have their life-jackets checked in Dun Laoghaire this weekend when a team of RNLI Sea Safety volunteers hold a free life-jacket clinic in preparation for the main boating season. In a 2010 test from 91 jackets .

 Scouts learn first aid and paddling skills
Shoreline Beacon
Friday, April 26, 2013 1:49:24 EDT PM. Pictured are the Scouts practicing what to do when a canoe has flipped over. They are working as a team to empty the flipped canoe of water by using the other canoe, then getting back into the restored canoe safely.

 Judge: Hudson River Rafting Co. broke the law
The Saratogian
Judge Richard Giardino also upheld state claims that the Hudson River Rafting Co. of North Creek broke the law by shuttling customers to the river with unlicensed drivers. He had ordered the company in October to temporarily halt guided whitewater ...

Pasco sheriff's office plans boat-safety checks
Northwest News and Tribune
Although a boater's license is not required in Florida to operate a boat, Tobin recommends taking a boating course through the Coast Guard to learn about safety, boating laws and basic etiquette. Boat insurance such as Sea Tow, Tobin said, is also ..

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Search to resume Friday for body of missing boater
BARNET, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police say a search for the body of a boater presumed drowned in the Passumpsic River in Barnet is over for the day. Police and rescue crews plan to resume the search for 22-year-old Zachary Florio of Passumpsic on ...

 Body of missing Pa. boater found in Susquehanna -
Authorities in central Pennsylvania say they have recovered the body of missing boater in the Susquehanna River. The Lancaster County coroner says 57-year-old Jose Suarez-Lopez was found Thursday in the water near Conestoga Township. The Reading ...

 Encino Man Arrested In Boating Death Of 16-Year-Old Boy
CBS Local
CASTAIC ( — A Encino man has been arrested for vessel manslaughter in the boating death of a 16-year-old boy last summer. Nshan Sogomonyan. 29, was arrested Tuesday. Sogomonyan was driving a boat on Pyramid Lake on July 1, 2012 ...

 Body in Lake Erie likely missing girl kayaking with her dad
Plain Dealer
Ruth Brown, center, is comforted by friends near the Sandusky Bay where the Coast Guard searched for her daughter Viola Francis, 12, and Viola's father, Jonathan Francis, who were reported missing earlier this month. Authorities say they have found ...

 UPDATE: Boat of missing Egg Harbor Twp. tow boat operator found
Shore News Today
Sea Tow took over the boat recovery efforts after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for the Egg Harbor Township resident. McAullife went missing after the Coast Guard received a distress alert Tuesday, April 23 from an emergency ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:
Royal Navy officer's yacht collided with oil tanker after straying into ...
Roland Wilson, a former Royal Navy lieutenant, was accused of negligence yesterday. Mr Wilson and his seven-man crew were on the penultimate leg of the race on the first day of the regatta, when their yacht crashed into the side of the 120,000 ton .

 Family rescued after boat runs aground in Loch Ness
Inverness Courier
The Loch Ness RNLI crew escort the yacht to Dochgarroch. Three family members were rescued by the Loch Ness lifeboat crew when their home-built yacht ran aground in one of the few shallow areas on the famously deep loch. The 36ft yacht - which was on ...

 Man Rescued from Des Plaines River after Kayak Capsizes
Des Plaines firefighters rescued a man from the Des Plaines River after the kayak he was paddling capsized on Friday, according to a report from Fire Chief Alan Wax. A witness reported the man in the river shortly after 11 a.m. on April 19, Wax stated ...

Coast Guard: Spark from cleaning caused Ala. explosion - USA Today
The cause of the explosions remained under investigation, but investigators believe it was likely from a spark caused by a crew cleaning the barges, Coast Guard Lt. Mike Clausen said. Firefighters from Mobile and Coast Guard officials responded to the ...

Firefighters battle boat fire next to West Palm Beach home -
West Palm Beach Fire Rescue crews are battled a boat fire next to a home at 921 Alamanda Road in West Palm Beach. The home is located just east of 95, near Parker Road and Southern Boulevard. A 24-foot boat caught on fire at approximately 11:50 a.m. ..

 Boating accident victims recovering, and no, it's not 'our' Jesse Smith
Boca Beacon
So far, everyone injured in the boating accident in Bull Bay that occurred on April 12 are doing well. Andrew Haines of Pheonix, Ariz., who was airlifted from a local marina after being involved in the accident, has been discharged from Lee Memorial ...

 Barrow lifeboat crew assists stranded yacht
NW Evening Mail
John Falvey, Barrow lifeboat spokesman said, “The yacht was at the mercy of the tide with no engine power, and as there was no wind he was unable to sail. The crew, all volunteers, made an excellent response launching within ten minutes and thanks to

 Helpless family watches as fire destroys their yacht
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
AN EMU Park family of four had to sit on the beach and watch helplessly as fire destroyed their yacht. The 9-metre, steel-hulled yacht Domino was anchored at Considine Beach, North Keppel Island, as the parents and their two sons were enjoying a day at ...

 3 teens take unplanned swim when canoe overturns
BOURNE – Three teenagers took an unintended dip Friday evening when their canoe overturned in Flax Pond. The vessel flipped about 100 feet from the shore just before 5 p.m., said Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Skip Kingsbury.

Coast Guard rescues woman stuck in mud near Anclote River - Bay News 9
Bay News 9
A 49-year-old woman was rescued by the Coast Guard after she became stuck in some mud near the Anclote River. According to reports, the woman called 911 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to report that she had grounded her boat near the mouth of the river.