Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boating Safety and Accident News

My heart and my prayers go out to the people of Boston and all the participants and spectators, especially those who were injured or killed.  As a life long runner I am very aware of the importance of the Boston Marathon.  This is a heinous crime and I am convinced that all of the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation will find and prosecute the responsible parties.  Anyone who was there and took photos or video should submit copies to the task force working on this.  But as happened at 9/11  we the people proved that we cannot be deterred by terrorism. Hundreds of first responders and volunteers, runners and participants stopped what they were doing and ran to the assistance of those injured despite the danger. We as a people are strong and we care about each other. We refuse to be cowed by senseless violence. Let this be a lesson to those who will try to terrorize us.  You will not succeed!

Boating News:
Ohio program turns plastic wrap that protects boats over the winter into ...
The Republic
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — A state-run program is helping Ohio's boaters recycle the plastic shrink wrap that they use to protect their boats during the winter. The director of the Ohio Clean Marinas Program says the program saves marinas and boaters the .

Oregon boat registration renewal notices are in the mail
Statesman Journal (blog)
Boat registration renewal notices went out in the mail today to about 34,000 boaters whose registrations expired on Dec. 31. The fee is a flat $3 a foot, rounded to the highest foot and is valid for two calendar years. A $5 surcharge is added to the ...

Boating Safety Education:

 Boating: First mate should be able to take over
The News-Press
Get started by you and your first mate taking America's Boating Course offered by the Cape Coral Power Squadron. Come by, call or visit our website for details. The Cape Coral Power Squadron, 917 SE 47th Terrace, 549-9754,, ..

Erie MetroParks offers Classroom Kayaking today
Sandusky Register (blog)
Take your kayak/canoe into water you can stand and practice dumping out of your boat and getting back in. When I tried this I found a problem with my kayak that would have made recovery very difficult should I had gone in while paddling in open water.

Boater safety course offered this spring
Fond du Lac Reporter
All boater safety students will now be required to obtain a Wisconsin DNR Customer ID number as part of the criteria to graduate from any recreational safety class. Students will also be asked to provide their Wisconsin DNR customer ID number to their .

Chemung County Sheriff's Office to host Boater Safety Course May 18
Corning Leader
The Chemung County Sheriff's Office will host a New York State Boater Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Southport Fire Department, 1001 Carl St., Elmira. There is no charge for the course and registration is required. 

 Boater safety class offered
Niagara Frontier Publications
Beaver Island State Park will be offering a safe boating course from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the lower level of the Beaver Island Clubhouse. This course is for ages 10 and up and is recommended for recreational boaters and paddlers.

CCC offers boating safety class
Auburn Citizen
Cayuga Community College is hosting a boating safety course for anyone 10 and older, taught by Gene Stiver, to help people receive their registration in boating safety and standards. Offered on April 21 and April 28 at the Auburn campus, students must ...
Boating Safety Seminar at Garvies Point
“Too many people take their boats out onto the water without proper preparation,” said a statement from Mangano. “The boating safety tips offered at this free course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the ...
Boat safely in Boca Raton
The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boca Raton will offer a one-day class, "About Boating Safely," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Spanish River Park headquarters building, 3939 N. Ocean Blvd. Everyone who completes the class is given a certificate and ...
 Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron hosts Felicity Ann Project update April 16
Port Townsend Leader
Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron, the local branch of the nationwide US Power Squadrons, is an informal group of sailors, rowers, paddlers, fishermen, and cruisers dedicated to providing public boating education, improving boating skills and ...

Boating Safety News:

When it comes to sailing safety, I find it easy to overlook those things that you often do not see heavily marketed in sailing magazines. We all have read about what...
Boat's wave takes out women on dock
Emirates 24/7
These women are innocently standing on a dock when a passing boat does its best to soak them solid. Despite their efforts to step back and away from the approaching waves, the force of the water shakes the dock and ensures that no one stays dry.

Stokes: We are responsible for boating safety
Hilton Head Island Packet
Only 11 percent of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction. And only 7 percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction from an approved course provider.

DNR to hold boat inspection training
Aitkin Independent Age
The Department of Natural Resources will conduct boat inspection training from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Hazelton Town Hall. Beginning last year, the DNR required all previously certified boat inspection volunteers to be recertified every ..

 Fish achieves senior navigator certification
Parkersburg News
The United States Power Squadrons is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Members are boating families who contribute to their 

 York Co. emergency director gives tips for surviving the river this spring
The Herald |
After a woman kayaking on the Catawba River managed to make it back on shore safely although her kayak flipped over Sunday afternoon, Cotton Howell, the county's emergency management director, offered several tips for residents planning to make use ...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla to host Safety Day on May 4
Cleveland Daily Banner
Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer Tim Hooker said, “We encourage boaters to bring their boats to Safety Day 2013. You'd be surprised how many folks start the boating season without ever checking to see if they have enough life jackets or if ...

 Coast Guard Issues Tips with Boating Season Near
Coast Guard officials say as people bring their boats out for the season, they should remember to dress for the water temperature and check all safety equipment to make sure it's in working order. Boaters are also reminded to have Coast Guard-approved 

 OPP take to the water, arrest drinking boater
Windsor Star (blog)
After arresting an allegedly drunk boater on the weekend, provincial police are reminding people gearing up for the warm weather that there are rules on the water. The Essex County OPP marine unit and RCMP were doing a joint patrol Saturday when they ...

 RIVERSIDE: State Boating and Waterways Commission honors resident
Darrell A.Sausser, of Riverside, has been given a Distinguished Public Service Award by the California Boating and Waterways Commission for his outstanding contribution to the boating community. The award was presented to Sausser at the Spring ...

York Co. emergency director gives tips for surviving the river this spring
He added that people often go kayaking and canoeing without knowing how to maneuver to safety if the kayak or canoe flips over. "That's 4-H Club and Boy Scouts 101," he said. "And, of course, alcohol and water...are not going to mix." Last August

Free boat inspections offered Saturday in Keizer
Statesman Journal (blog)
Prep for summer boating season on Saturday when the Marion County sheriff's office and volunteers with the Oregon State Marine Board will offer free boat safety inspections in Keizer. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to Round Table ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Bloomington Man Injured After Being Thrown From Boat
At approximately 7:30 am Saturday, Gilliland and his fishing partner were motoring across the water near Hook's Point Marina on the east side of Monroe Reservoir. Witnesses stated, Gilliland's 2008 Ranger Bass boat was plowing through the water when it ... 

Woman injured as boat runs aground
Royal Gazette
A woman is being treated in hospital for injuries received when the boat she was on ran aground in Hamilton Harbour. The 23ft Wellcraft Sea Lion, ran aground on the southeastern side of Saltus Island early this morning. Bermuda Maritime Operations ...

1 air-lifted to hospital following boat crash in Huntersville
Authorities say the driver of the boat was working on it and took it out on the lake. He somehow got distracted and ran the boat onto the shoreline and into the woods. The driver of the boat was seriously hurt and airlifted to CMC Main. Officials say

 Storm-Battered Irish Yacht Spotted Adrift
The storm-battered Irish yacht which prompted a US Coast Guard rescue mission south of Bermuda in February did not sink in the rough seas which caused its crew to abandon the vessel. The on-line “Afloat” yachting and marine magazine today [Apr. 14] 

 Three in hospital after dramatic high-seas rescue
Northern Star
Three of those people are now in Ballina Hospital after the Marine Rescue boat capsized while trying to save a yacht, leaving them stuck on the vessel's hull for about an hour while a one stayed in an air pocket under the boat, Jet Boat spokesman Elton ...

• Bloomington man hurt in boating accident on Lake Monroe
Times-Mail (subscription)
Indiana Conservation Officers responded to Lake Monroe for a report of a boating accident about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Gilliland and his fishing partner were motoring across the water in Gilliland's 2008 Ranger bass boat near Hook's Point Marina on the ..

No injuries in jet ski accident in West Palm Beach on Saturday
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Two people were in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday afternoon in West Palm Beach, said Captain Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The first crews to arrive said two Jet Skis struck each other on the ...

 Homicide victims remembered at support group picnic
Live 5 News
The US Coast Guard has rescued three people after a boat accident in the Charleston Harbor. Coast Guard officials said a 34-foot Naval patrol boat ran across jetties, causing the accident. OfficialsMore >>. The US Coast Guard has rescued three people .

 Trio on lake boat taken to hospital
Bedfordshire News
A spokeswoman for Liverpool Coastguard said lake wardens found the Bayliner cabin cruiser at a mooring with two adults and two children on board. The family, who had borrowed the boat from a friend, was transferred to a waiting ambulance. The incident 

 Diver rescued after boat overturns
Hilton Head Island Packet
It was the second rescue call the group received over the weekend after two women reported their boat was taking on water in the Broad River on Saturday afternoon, Jennnings said. In that case, rescuers towed the boat, which had stalled about a mile ...

 Boat swamped, 5 rescued from Rogue River rocks
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man and four boys in a fiberglass boat that got swamped in the strong, spring current of the Rogue River in Southern Oregon were rescued after they were stranded on rocks. A Jackson County fire official says it took about two .

 Five hospitalized after Lake Murray boat crash
Investigators say they were anchored near Spence Island when the cubby-cabin boat hit them. The ages of the kids on the boat ranged from 3 to 8 years old. One of the children suffered a broken arm. The other two children and the grandfather were ..

 Crews rescue unconscious man from canoe
HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — Emergency crews have rescued a man who was unconscious in a canoe on the Merrimack River in the New Hampshire town of Hudson. Firefighters say water rescue companies used a boat on Monday afternoon to rescue the victim

Wapakoneta man flips canoe in Bresler Reservoir
Lima Ohio
LIMA - A Wapakoneta man flipped his canoe in Bresler Reservoir on Sunday afternoon, prompting rescue crews to come out and assist him. American Township and Lima fire departments were dispatched around 4:20 p.m. Sunday to the Bresler Reservoir,

Kayaker rescued from Missouri River
A kayaker had to be rescued after being separated from his kayak, shortly after 4:30p.m. between Howell Island and St. Louis County. Fire officials say the kayak flipped, throwing the kayaker into the river. Some people saw what happened and called for ..

 Rescue underway after boat capsizes
Seven people have been rescued following a boat capsize off Ponui Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Police received a call at 11.50am to say that a metal runabout has overturned and seven people were in the water. The police helicopter and launch are at the ..

 Impaired boating charge laid
Windsor Star
The Essex County OPP marine unit and RCMP were doing a joint patrol Saturday when they came across a boat around 6: 40 p.m. They stopped the 16foot Crestliner aluminum boat just north of Fighting Island. Police said the boat operator "exhibited signs ...

 Kayaker rescued after boat overturns near Nice
Lake County News
NICE, Calif. – A kayaker was pulled from Clear Lake on Monday afternoon after his boat overturned several hundred yards from shore. Northshore Fire Protection District personnel were dispatched to the 3800 block of Lakeshore Boulevard and Hudson in ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing:
Boating accident leaves father dead, sons stranded
KPRC Houston
It was a tragic day of boating for a father and his two young sons on Lake Houston on Saturday. Investigators said the family's boat started to malfunction and when the dad tried to fix it, he fell into the water and died. "They said part of the boat ...

Boat capsizes: Four women drowned in Bihar
Patna : At least four women drowned and one was missing Sunday after a boat carrying them capsized in the Gandak river in Bihar, officials said. The boat capsized near Barhara village under Areraj block in East Champaran district. "Search is on to 

Boater missing in the Susquehanna River
A nearby boater was able to pull the woman to safety, but could not find the man. More than 20 emergency boats responded to search for the missing man. The woman was taken to the hosptial with non life threatening injuries. Patrolman Jesse Blank with

 Man found dead in Perdido Key waters
Pensacola News Journal
The Escambia County Sheriff's Department responded to a call at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday saying that a man had been found floating in about a foot of water with one leg in a kayak, Fish & Wildlife said. The cause of Hall's death is not yet known. Lt ...

 One drowns in fishing boat accident
One person has drowned after a fishing vessel rolled while coming over the bar in Greymouth. Rescuers have plucked another two people from the sea. Emergency services, including rescue boats and a helicopter, went to the scene after the incident was .

Crews rescue 2 kayakers from Green River
KIRO Seattle
One of two kayakers pulled out of the Green River Sunday afternoon has died, the King County Sheriff's Office said. The kayaker who was killed, a 45-year-old woman, fell out of her kayak about 1:30 p.m. near Black Diamond and drifted downstream.

 Four students feared drowned
Press Trust of India
Rishikesh, Apr 12 (PTI) Four students were feared drowned today as they went rafting in River Ganga, off Neem beach in Uttarakhand's Tehri district. The students, all in their twenties, seem to have been swept away by the strong currents of the river ..

 Rescue officials: Man drowns after falling from boat
WYFF Greenville
Oconee County fire and rescue officials said the man had fallen from a boat shortly after 4 p.m. in the Fall Creek area of the lake, south of the Highway 11 Bridge. Responding crews said the body of the man was located in in about 40 feet of water in

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