Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Lawmakers send reduced boat taxes cut to governor
San Francisco Chronicle
Boat taxes would be reduced to 5 percent in 2015 and beyond. The bill was introduced after 54 percent of Kansas voters approved a change to the state Constitution last fall that allowed the Legislature to set up a new watercraft tax system. The Wichita

NC recreational boaters may see higher registration fees
Greensboro News & Record
The bill would make a three-year registration in North Carolina more expensive than in Virginia and South Carolina for boats of any size, said Margaret Bonds Podlich, president of Boat U.S. Yet the bill calls for no increase on commercial fishing boats ...

 2013 American Boating Congress Agenda to Include Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Joe ...
BYM News (press release)
The 2013 American Boating Congress (ABC) announced its lineup of speakers, featuring an influential group of policy specialists and industry authorities, as well as legislative and regulatory officials including Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and ...

 Boat operator faces prison after accused of security breach at Houston Ship ...
Houston Chronicle
The operator of a private boat is facing up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for entering a restricted zone in the Houston Ship Channel, officials said. On Thursday, Coast Guard officials detected the 38-foot boat entering the security area 

Boating Safety Education Classes;

Voice of the Valley
"About Boating Safely" is a four-session, eight-hour course for the recreational boater. This course meets the requirements for the boater education laws of the State of Washington. For the 2013 boating season, all boaters ages 50 and under who wish to ...

 Get ready for the boating season with safety course
The Sparta Independent
In order to get ready for the upcoming boating season, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is adding boating safety courses for the area. Flotilla 67 will be conducting an About Boating Safety course on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 at Lake Mohawk

 Boating, kids and safety
To make sure that youngsters ages 8 to 14 are safe when navigating those waterways, the YMCA Camps of Medford is offering Intro to Boating, a four-week course from April 15 through May 6. Among the things the group, which meets from 4 to 6 p.m., will ...

Kalamazoo Sail and Power Squadron to offer boating safety class
KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Boaters can get themselves into compliance with state rules with a safety class being offered by the Kalamazoo Sail and Power Squadron next month. Certificates of having completed such a course are required to operate a boat that's .

Boating Safety News:

Calls for more regulations following Lakes boat tragedy
NW Evening Mail
Calls have now been made to introduce legislation to ensure all boats are regularly serviced, in light of fears the deaths may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Stuart Mann owns Worcestershire-based boat repair company Classic Seagulls, 

Following the letter of the law can be fatal for cold-water boaters
Hunterdon County Democrat -
Boats must carry life jackets for everyone on board, but teens and adults aren't required to wear them in New Jersey waters. Particularly in cold water, the distinction can mean life or death. Kenneth Rohatyn, a 56-year-old fisherman from East ...

 Swift Water Rescue Training
The Ohio Fire Academy and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, trained emergency first responders on how to save someone during a water rescue incident. The joint training between the two agencies is part of Governor John ...

 Medics warn boat lovers about boat blasts
The MFB marine training department's Acting Senior Station Officer, Mick Campbell, said boat users should ensure a fire extinguisher, flares and lifejackets are aboard, take care to store their fuel properly, ensure fuel lines are not leaking and the .

 Sheriff to begin annual boating inspections
The Register-Guard
Boater requirements vary depending on a boat's size and whether it is motorized, Douglass said. He said inspectors will look for basic requirements such as life jackets on board, a throwable flotation device, sound signaling device, boater registration 

 Warmer Weather Doesn't Mean Warm Water, State Police Warn [AUDIO]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
After a recent accident involving a boater losing his life, New Jersey State Police are warning boaters wanting to get a jump on the season that the warm temperatures can still mean dangerously cold water. Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May ...

Lake Elsinore: Sheriff's deputies plan to enforce boating laws on start of ...
Southwest Riverside News Network
Sheriff's deputies plan on enforcing boating laws on Lake Elsinore as opening day of lake season takes place Saturday, a county sheriff's official said today. Lake Elsinore - Alex Groves/SWRNN. Lake Elsinore – Alex Groves/SWRNN. Deputies will be .

 USACE Galveston District's Simon DeSoto earns recognition for water safety PSAs
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster, earned second and third place awards for his radio water safety public service announcements during the 17th International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San .

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Fishing boat sinks in Del. Bay, 1 missing
Officials launched their search in the waters between Cape May and Delaware about 8 a.m. in response to a distress call. Good Samaritans in another fishing vessel picked up two people after responding to the calls for help from a 40-foot commercial ...

Prosecutor: DiGilio was at Wharfside Before Going Out on Boat and Striking ...
Brick resident Anthony DiGilio was described in court on Wednesday as both a reckless boater who sped away from an accident scene, leaving five people adrift in the dark of night, and a husband and father whose boat was cut off on his way home from a .

 Tearful survivors recount fatal boat crash during trial in Toms River
The Star-Ledger -
But then, he said, he heard Karen Kelly, an old friend visiting from Georgia, emerge from under the blue boat canvas that was doubling as her blanket against the chilly night air to call 911. Kelly and Farren, who with his wife, Joan, rented a house in ..

 Chilling 911 tape played in boating death trial in Toms River
TOMS RIVER — In a chilling 911 call seconds after they were hit by a Brick boater, one of the survivors aboard the ill-fated Boston Whaler cursed and said they'd been the victims of a hit-and-run. In the second day of the Anthony DiGilio's trial in ..

 UK: Woman and girl die from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on boat
Cumbria Police say a man who was also on the boat, and was suffering from the same symptoms, was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he was continuing to receive treatment. Police were unable to confirm that the deaths were the result of ...

 Vancouver Island boater given two-year sentence after nighttime sea collision ...
The Province
A boater who collided with another vessel off the west coast of Vancouver Island, killing a passenger in his vessel, has been sentenced to two years in jail. Joshua William Escott, 42, was entering Useless Inlet, near Bamfield when he ran into a vessel

 Boat capsize: 2 bodies recovered
E Kantipur
Two of the three victims missing in Wednesday's boat capsize in Begnas Lake were recovered on Thursday. A police search team fished out the bodies of 19-year-old Sushma Gurung and 35-year-old Pushpa Gurung in the afternoon. The third victim

 Boat accident claims life of well-known coach
Morgan Messenger
Longtime Berkeley Springs coach, teacher and horseman Ronald Lee Clatterbuck died on Saturday, March 30, following a fishing boat accident on the Cacapon River. Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs was fishing with his son and grandson, Ross and 

 Judge in boat explosion trial tells attorney to not resort to 'gutter tactics'
WSOC Charlotte
The judge in a trial for a deadly boat explosion told one of the attorneys Friday he should not resort to gutter tactics. The family of the teenager who died in the explosion is suing the company that installed the fueling system. It now looks lik

 Authorities investigate kayaker's death in S. Ind.
WRTV Indianapolis
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Conservation officers say a 70-year-old man died in a southern Indiana reservoir after he lost consciousness while sitting in his kayak and rolled into the water. The officers say David Kortenhoeven of Schererville was ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

UPDATED: Crew rescued from drifting boat
Dorset Echo
A spokesman for Weymouth LIfeboat said: "The tug 'Maiden Castle' stood by while the work boat 'Sound Surveyor' which was on passage to the east got a line to the causality and pulled her clear of the breakwater." When the lifeboats arrived on scene

Two people rescued from a boat near Portland
Dorset Echo
TWO people were rescued from their boat shortly before it broke up and capsized near Portland breakwater. The crew of the 35ft trimaran Starship broke down yesterday afternoon and began to drift towards the breakwater. The vessel Sound Surveyor  

 Two rescued after boat capsizes
Ogle County News
A fishing boat that capsized March 30 below the Oregon dam could still be seen later in the afternoon. The boat could not be seen at the dam Monday afternoon, presumably sinking or drifting downstream. A dog perished in the accident. Photo by Earleen ..

 Coast Guard assists sailboat in trouble near Willoughby Bay in Hampton Roads
Daily Press
A crewmember aboard the sailboat Bright Star contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 6:30 a.m. and reported the boat taking on water. The vessel was making its way into Willoughby Bay. Coast Guard watchstanders .

Lifeboat crew attend smoking yacht
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
At 1559 hours on Tuesday, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat after receiving a report from the crew of the yacht 'Aiaz Motte' that they had a fire on board. The lifeboat was launched at 1604 hours and some four minutes ...

YCSO rescues Phoenix canoeists on Verde River
Bennett's son also received a message from his dad that their canoe had been damaged and the pair was intending to reach the Child's Campground by land. The Forest Patrol deputy started toward their last known location, but also requested assistance ...

Sailboat Sinks in King Harbor
A 34-foot sailboat crashed into the rocks on the breakwall surrounding King Harbor late Thursday night and sank in the King Harbor entrance channel, according to a report from the United States Coast Guard and Vessel Assist. Three people were aboard ...

 Boat Catches Fire At Local Marina, Sinks; Occupants Swim To Safey
WACO (April 5, 2013)—A boat on which a man and two young girls were preparing to go out on the Bosque River caught fire early Friday evening at the McLennan Community College Marina, forcing the three to jump into the river to escape the flames.

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