Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, April 26, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Coast Guard Conducting 'Operation Mayday' at Maryland Marinas
“The Coast Guard is asking for the public to be vigilant, to help identify those individuals responsible for false distress calls, and (we're) counting on those with information to come forward,” said Harris. “No bit of information, no matter how ...

Boating News:

Vintage Outboard Motors Sets Up New Online Store
SBWire (press release)
Based in Denham Springs, La, Vintage Outboard Motors has everything the vintage enthusiast needs to keep their outboard in tip-top running order. Parts, restoration, repair and sales are what Vintage Outboard Motors is all about. “Basically, if it went .

Boating Safety Education Classes:
Boater Saftey Course
In conjunction with the NYS Safe Boating Week, the Chenango County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a NYS Boater Safety Course and “Ready, Set, Wear it” event. “Ready, Set, Wear It” is a program set to encourage all boaters to wear life jackets while ...

 Free boater education class May 4
Anderson Independent Mail
All resident and non-resident boaters under 16 years of age must successfully complete a boater education course that is approved by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources before operating without supervision a personal watercraft or a boat powered ...

 Highway Patrol announces boating safety classes
Captain Gregory D. Kindle, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, announces a boating safety certification course will be offered to the public. The course will be held at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F Headquarters, 2920 N. Shamrock ...

 Middle School Boating Safety Program offered
Wicked Local
A Middle School Boating Safety Program is being offered for children enrolled in Hingham Public Schools, who will attain age 12 or over by July 1, 2013. Parents and Guardians should be aware that, Massachusetts General Laws prohibit the operation of ...

 Coast Guard offers boating safety course in Milford May 4
Milford Mirror
Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It also will cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this eight-hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut ...

NCWRC to offer boating safety course
The Sylva Herald
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be offering a free boating safety course, Monday and Tuesday, May 6 and 7, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Cullowhee Recreation Center. Participants must register for the class online at

Boating Safety News:

Gov. Deal signs boater safety bill
The Kyle Glover Education law section of the bill requires a boater safety education course for those operating motorized vessels that were born since January 1, 1998, for R&B artist Usher's stepson who also died last year after a personal watercraft ...

Whatcom council reluctantly adopts Bellingham boat inspections
BELLINGHAM - Council and members of the public were not pleased with the decision, but Whatcom County's governing body agreed to adopt mandatory boat inspections and boater fees, to try to prevent an infestation of invasive shellfish in Lake Whatcom ...

Suffolk County Boaters Have Fact Sheet Available on New Boating Safety Law
Suffolk County boaters have new boating safety education requirements affecting all county residents 18 and older who operate motorized vessels. Starting November 6, 2013, county residents must take an approved boating safety course, pass an exam, and .

Proposed Pinellas County Boating Safety Zones
Florida Sportsman Magazine
From the FWC: On Thursday, April 18, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved staff recommendations for potential revisions to boating safety zones in Pinellas county. The proposals amend Florida Administrative Code rules ...

 State Parks seeks Boating Safety Advisory Council member
The Washington State Parks and payday loans el cajon ca Recreation Commission is seeking an experienced hunter or angler who uses a boat in their sport to serve on the Boating Safety Advisory Council. The deadline for submitting applications is May 8.

 The American Boat & Yacht Council Surveys Vessels In Efforts To Lower Boating ...
Eye On Annapolis
American-Boat-and-Yacht-Council According to the Maryland Natural Resources Police 2011 Recreational Boating Accident Statistic Report, nine percent of boating accidents were related to equipment. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) aims to ...

  Blood-alcohol content lowered for GA boaters
(WTVM) -. Georgia governor Nathan Deal has signed a boating safety law following a deadly summer on the water in north Georgia. The bill lowers the blood-alcohol limit for boaters to 0.08 to match the driving limit. Deal says too many tragedies have ..

 Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi rivers closed to recreational boating
LOUIS (KSDK) - The U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers has closed recreational boating on the Missouri, Illinois, and upper Mississippi rivers. Coast Guard officials cite debris, fast currents, unmarked submerged objects, and generally ..

 List: 20 Fla. counties with the most boating accidents
WESH Orlando
NEXT STORY. 4 devices cleared in Orange County. Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text; ALarge Text. Boat Accident. Florida leads the nation with 922,491 registered boating vessels, but which county leads the state in reportable boating accidents? FWC ...

Take a step to save a life: Wear life jackets properly when on the water
Blaine Northern Light
They should not be used as a seat cushion or stored away under a seat. According to “Adventures in Boating Handbook,” provided by the Washington State Parks boating division, all vessels (including non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks, canoes and 

Boating fatalities:

 Vt. police presume missing boater drowned
BARNET, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police are looking for the body of a boater who they presume has drowned on the Passumpsic River in Barnet. Police and rescue crews were called to the river at 2 p.m. Wednesday near the junction of Comerford Dam ...

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies find missing Slidell boater's body
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies found the body of a missing boater in a canal (similar to the one pictured here) in the Lakeshore Estates subdivision near Slidell on April 24, 2013. This canal was photographed in July 2010. ( | The ...

 Search for Missing Boater Off Ocean City Coast Suspended
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Egg Harbor Township boater who went missing on Tuesday. The search was suspended just before 8:30 Wednesday night, April 24. David McAuliffe, 34, was reported missing around 10:45 Tuesday morning.

San Fernando Valley man arrested in boating death last summer - The Signal
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
A 29-year-old man has been charged in the boating death of a young Russian man on Pyramid Lake last summer, court papers show. Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested Nshan Sogomonyan of the San Fernando Valley on ...

 Cottonwood girl dies in Lake Havasu boating accident
Verde Independent
LAKE HAVASU -- An 8-year-old Cottonwood girl was killed in a Lake Havasu boating accident Monday. Sarah Roderick was pronounced dead after she was struck by the propeller of the pontoon boat the family had rented for the day. The girl, three other ...

 New Lawsuit Surfaces in Fatal Boat Explosion Case
Hertel says in his filing - that if Ryan Carlisle, Erin's husband, who sued the Erie Yacht Club, Hertel and his co-worker Michael Brown in September - is able to prove negligence, the fault does not fall on Hertel. Carlisle suggested in his original

Missing teens presumed dead
UPDATE: April 24 - Two teenage boys from Langley who went missing after their canoe overturned in a lake near Merritt are presumed dead, police say. “Because of what we know, and what we've found, our conclusion is that they're missing and they're

 Vt. police say canoe overturned in Barnet; 1 boater presumed drowned, 2 others ...
The Republic
BARNET, Vermont — The Vermont State Police are looking for the body of a boater who they presume has drowned on the Passumpsic River in Barnet. Police and rescue crews were called to the river at 2 p.m. Wednesday near the junction of Comerford Dam ..

 Boat capsizes on Hooghly, 5 missing
Times of India
The boat carrying 35 passengers left for Rajabagan ghat from Pondra ghat at 9.15am on Wednesday. Only a few yards away from Rajabagan, the overloaded boat tilted after getting caught in a high tide. The situation turned worse when the passengers on ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues: 

 Man overboard, woman rescued from sailboat
WJXT Jacksonville
A two-man Fire Rescue personal watercraft brought him back to the sailboat, where a 38-year-old woman was waiting. "The problem was, he couldn't get back to the vessel because of the rough surf," said St. Johns Fire-Rescue spokesman Jeremy Robshaw.

 Weymouth lifeboat rescues crew of yacht lost in fog
... Picasa, or Chrome) to add officialrnli's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Apr 24, 2013. Weymouth RNLI volunteers launched their lifeboat to the rescue of a 9m yacht with communications & navigation failure, lost in .

Teen Taken To Trauma Center After Canoe Overturns
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday a canoe on the Bush River behind Water Park Drive in Belcamp overturned, sending two people into the water, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association wrote in a post to the official ..

 USA. Carolina Skiff, LLC named Americ's number 1 fiberglass boat builder
BYM News (press release)
Carolina Skiff, LLC is pleased to announce that it has become the nation's number-one fiberglass boat builder. This esteemed accomplishment is based on new boat state registrations compiled by Statistical Surveys, Inc. for the year ending December 31, ..

 Boat owner has second-degree burns from explosion
The boat's owner, who he identified as Bart Lopresti, was burned in the explosion. “I told him to go in and take a cold shower to help the skin from melting off,” Fecteau said. Lopresti and his wife Fabi and their four year-old son Chase were visiting ...

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