Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Gastro outbreak sparks call for boat dumping controls
ABC Online
Tasmania's chief health officer wants the disposal of waste from boats regulated after human waste contaminated oysters in the state's south, causing a gastroenteritis outbreak. Health authorities do not know how the Barilla Bay oysters became ...

 Lawmakers send boat tax cut to governor
TOPEKA — The property tax on boats and other watercraft will be cut from 30 percent of appraised value to 11.5 percent next year if Gov. Sam Brownback signs a bill the House and Senate approved Wednesday. Boat taxes would be phased down to 5 ..

Journalist will be missed by boating community
Whitsunday Times
THE Whitsundays boating community lost a great friend and supporter on Friday with the death of long time sailing journalist Ian "Stripey" Grant. Stripey has been covering Hamilton Island Race Week and Airlie Beach Race Week since the events started.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

The National Safe Boating Council educating children on boat safety
Lone Star Outdoor News
aalifevest The best way to educate children about boat safety is to break it down into a language they can understand and present it to them in a fun way. The National Safe Boating Council found that way. In 1999, the National Safe Boating Council ...

 About Boating Safely class April 20 at OB Community Center
“About Boating Safely” is a popular 8-hour course presented by experts from Team Coast Guard. It is designed for recreational boaters and PWC operators. Boating families are encouraged to take the class together. The USCG Auxiliary will give ..

NauticalCheck Announces International Expansion for Its Boating Regulations ...
PR Web (press release)
NauticalCheck offers their boating regulations and safety checkbook in two categories: Power Boats and Sail Boats. The Power Boat Edition covers power boats of all sizes and methods of power from outboards, I/O's and diesel. In addition to general

BoatUS Foundation Wants More Butts Out of the Water. Look for More Marinas ...
Boaters are keeping their butts out of the water - and we're not talking about the kind in swim trunks. In just the past four years the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has helped nearly 200 marinas around the country tackle the ..

 Places to go, things to do
Vineland Daily Journal
April 15-16: Safe boating course, Coast Boating School, 6-9:30 p.m., Bayside Recreation Center, 520 Bay Ave., Ocean City. Fee $90. (732) 279-0562. June 24-July 17: Summer Camp for Young Performers, for youth ages 8-15, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., ..

Sligo Kayak Training Courses For Anyone New To Canoes
#Kayaking - Beginners are more than welcome to the Sligo Kayak Club as it prepares to host a series of training courses for anyone new to canoes this spring and summer, according to the Leitrim Observer. This Level 2 training course will provide ...

Boating Safety News:

Boat dock safety bill passes House; named for area teen who died
CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a boat dock safety bill named for a Bridgeport teenager who drowned after being electrically shocked at a marina. The Michael Cunningham Act — which now goes to the ...

Coast Guard Provides Cold Water Boating Safety Tips
At a recent Cold Water Boot Camp, hosted by the Coast Guard Station Montauk and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 18, boating educators presented information to educate boaters and paddle sport enthusiasts about the dangers of cold water and cold weather ..

Blood-alcohol task force set
The Highlander
Burnet County prosecutors and law enforcement agencies are stepping up their battle against driving and boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol thanks to a new task force. Starting April 1, Burnet County law enforcement agencies won't 

$14 M for wildlife conservation efforts in Indiana
Houston Chronicle
The money can be used by the states for wildlife management, public access for fishing, hunting and boating, hunter education, conservation land acquisition and similar programs. The program has resulted in millions of acres of habitat saved and

 Hernando County briefs for April 4
YARD SALE HELPS BOATING PROGRAMS: The Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group will host its semiannual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. This event will be open to ...

 ABC to host free webinar April 18
Boating Industry
The American Boating Congress will be hosting a free preparation webinar to discuss policy issues and key topics ahead of the industry meeting in Washington D.C. May 8-9. The NMMA government relations staff will discuss how to prepare for the meetings ...

 Signs to promote water safety
Lake Gaston Gazette Observer
The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council met last Wednesday and revealed one of the tools it will use this summer in its campaign to raise awareness, especially among visitors and jet skiers, about boating safety. Board member Susie Deschenes introduced a ...

 Drownings — It's that time of year | Guest Column
Redmond Reporter
A small fact — paddle craft, which include fishing row boats, account for most of the fatal boating accidents in Washington state. For many years, power boats were the leaders in fatality accidents, however with the new push on outdoor recreation ...

 Vehicle Maintenance Experts Ainsworth Trailer Repair Inc. Now Offering Boat ... (press release)
With many boat owners around Colorado getting anxious for the upcoming boating season to begin, making sure their boating equipment is in top working order is the first task to address. Ainsworth offers a spring checkup on everything from the trailer ..

 EDITORIAL: Drowning death reminder to use caution during water activities
Authorities in New Jersey haven't said whether a Long Island, N.Y., man fishing from a canoe at Round Valley Reservoir in Hunterdon County had a life jacket with him when he drowned. But they have confirmed he wasn't wearing one. And they've pointed ...

Boating Fatalities:

Faulty generator link to boat death tragedy
Lancashire Evening Post
He said: “What we are looking at specifically is an aftermarket generator that has been fitted in the engine compartment of the boat which we believe may be the cause of this. “But, again, it's still early stages in the investigation so we can't rule ...

 Carbon monoxide suspected in British yacht deaths
Sail World
It is almost certain that two female crew of a yacht berthed at a jetty near Bowness in Lake Windermere in Britain were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. The skipper and partner of one of the crew also suffered breathing difficulties but he survived.

Mother of son killed in Denver boat explosion speaks
WSOC Charlotte
Nate Coppick, 19, was refueling a boat at Hobbs Westport Marina when a spark ignited gas fumes and the boat exploded. Attorneys for his family say the nozzles on the marina gas pumps were banned by the state. They blame the nozzles for the explosion.

Trial of Brick boater accused in crash that killed one and injured two gets ...
The Star-Ledger -
BRICK —When Anthony DiGilio's powerboat ran over another boat, killing one person and seriously injuring two others, he was either running in a reckless manner or he was merely involved in a freak accident on a dark summer night nearly five years ago.

 Man dies in Easter boating tragedy
Eden Magnet
By Sarah Chenhall. April 4, 2013, 7:52 a.m.. A boating accident in Mallacoota on Easter Monday morning has claimed the life of one man and left another in hospital. Victorian Police say the 67-year-old Yarra Junction man was with three companions from ...

 Two killed, three feared dead in Pokhara boat capsize
POKHARA, April 3: Two children were killed and three more feared dead when a boat they were on capsized in Begnas lake of Pokhara Wednesday evening. The boat, which had eight people on it, overturned after being badly hit by a powerful storm, said the .

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Port Angeles yacht fire loss estimated at $350000
The Seattle Times
Owners of a 73-foot yacht that burned last week while undergoing work on the Port Angeles waterfront say it appears to be a total loss. Kerri Randles of Eatonville told the Peninsula Daily News ( she estimates the loss at $350,000.

 Drunken jaunt in stolen canoe leaves men wet
Victoria Times Colonist
Two men in their 20s who came across a canoe ended up in the chilly waters of Inner Harbour. Victoria police received a 911 call about 2:45 p.m. Saturday reporting an overturned canoe and two men off the Harbour Air base. Police and the coast guard ...

 2 rescued after canoe flips in Ripley County
BALD KNOB, AR (KAIT) – The White County Sheriff's Department is working an apparent homicide that happened early Wednesday morning. According to Bill Higginbotham with WCSD, deputies were called around. NEW DETAILS: The White County Sheriff's ..

Coast Guard rescues sailor after five-day ordeal at sea
The New Indian Express
A sailor, stranded in mid-sea for almost five days after the dhow on which he was sailing capsized on Friday, was rescued by the Coast Guard at Kodungallur on Tuesday. The 59-year-old sailor, Jesu Michael, of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, was rescued by ...

 Video: Walmer lifeboat launched to rescue French vessel
This is Kent
Dover Coastguard requested an immediate launch of Walmer RNLI Atlantic 85 to reports of a 10m passenger craft aground on March 26 at 6pm. . Walmer RNLI Atlantic lifeboat helped French passenger craft aground. Dover Coastguard intercepted the .

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