News Item Of The Day:
US tourists swim for nearly 14 hours after boat sinks near St. Lucia
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Online boating safety course offered
Scottsbluff Star Herald
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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 ...
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
MSHP Water Patrol Division to hold free boating safety course
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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
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 - Philly.com
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
CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — 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
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 ...
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
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
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 - WPTV.com
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
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.