Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week May 18-24
The squadron will conduct a basic safe boating class at the VBPS facility, which is next to the Barber Bridge (301 Acacia Road). The class will be held on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn boat handling, aids to navigation, navigation rules, how to ...

 Boating News:

 Boston Whaler puts Boston boat fund over $50K mark
Boating Industry
Boater David Henneberry's unexpectedly found himself in the news last week when Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used his boat as a hiding place. After the boat was severely damaged during Tsarnaev's capture, a fundraising effort ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Time for Boating
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a Boater Education Course at the Lake Red Rock Visitor Center on Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class is open to beginners as well as experienced boaters of all ages, and it also fulfills ..

 Ohio offers required boating course May 11
Toledo Blade
DEFIANCE, Ohio — An Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered next week to help local boaters comply with state law that requires completion of such a course to operate most engine-powered boats. The May 11 class will begin at 9 a.m. at Five Span ..

Steamboat briefs: Safe boating exams offered through Parks and Wildlife
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer three safe boating exams during May and June at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Wildlife office, 925 Weiss Drive. The course is designed for teens 14 and older as well as adults who are interested in earning their ...

Youth Powerboat Courses At Howth Yacht Club In May - Afloat
#HowthYC - Howth Yacht Club will soon be hosting an ISA-sanctioned powerboating course for beginner youths in mid-May ahead of a certification course at the end of the month. The 'introduction to powerboat' course runs on the weekend of 18-19 May and ...

Third Annual 'Boating Education Lagniappe Day' slated for May 11
The Calcasieu Parish Chapter Whitetails Unlimited has joined the list of sponsors for the third annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" slated for May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center in Lake Charles. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office ...

Boating Safety News:

 Vote for Life Jacket Loaner program in Parker!
Parker Live
Unfortunately many boaters don't have life jackets for their children, or put them in life jackets much too big or too small. Having free children's vests available will not only provide immediate protection for the child, but in cases where the boater

 Xcel Energy urges safety near dams
(XCEL ENERGY NEWS RELEASE) – The high flows that have occurred on Wisconsin rivers due to the recent snow melt are a reminder of how powerful the forces of nature can be and how important it is to stay safe when boating, canoeing, kayaking or ...

Coast Guard Reports Spike In Number Of Bay Area Search And Rescue Cases
The San Francisco Appeal
The U.S. Coast Guard is asking boardsport and kayak enthusiasts to exercise safe and responsible practices when sporting on San Francisco Bay. According to the Coast Guard, Bay Area emergency agencies responded to more than 250 search and rescue ...

 After An Increase in Boater Deaths in Florida, A Look At Boating Regulations
NBC 6 South Florida
After An Increase in Boater Deaths in Florida, A Look At Boating Regulations. Lax regulations on safety equipment and few mandates for formal boating safety education have made the Sunshine State's world-famous waters hazardous.

 Post-Sandy Waters Dangerous for Boaters
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Email. |. Print. As crews continue to search for a missing boater, officials are warning those who venture. - Ted Greenberg. As crews continue to search for a missing boater, officials are warning those who venture out into the Jersey Shore seas.

 New boat speed zones in Flagler take effect May 1
Daytona Beach News-Journal
In keeping with the boater safety theme, Palm Coast residents who live along saltwater canals also are being asked to post their addresses on docks and seawalls to assist emergency responders. The city requires the posting of street addresses on new .

Kent Commissioners back safe boating
My Eastern Shore
The annual safety week is sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Gary Lambour and Barbara Anthony were present to receive the proclamation. Contact the Auxiliary at 410-778-5117 for information on safe-boating classes and free vessel safety checks.

 Mayday planning a safe boating must
Marco Island Sun Times
A working radio will be your communication tool in the event of a serious boating problem. Always perform a radio check by calling channel 27 (for Marco Island) prior to leaving your dock. It will confirm that your radio is functioning. Check it again ...

Our View: Bill targets drunk boaters
Northwest Herald
Or should sharper teeth be added to the law to curb their enthusiasm for tipsy boating? State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, and Pam Althoff, a McHenry Republican, favors the latter approach. A bill sponsored by Morrison and Althoff, which ...

 Visualized: Boating Accidents in Florida, 2011
In the map below, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting compiled data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of boating accidents reported in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available. The data includes the ..

With boating season comes risk of cold water shock
KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Boating season opens this weekend and the weather forecast predicts mostly clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70s. The warming temperatures have authorities concerned about water safety and the potential for deadly drowning incidents. Last year ...

 Annapolis Coast Guard station open house focuses on boating safety
In an effort to help promote boating safety, the Coast Guard Station Annapolis will hold the open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at 3425 Thomas Point Road. All local emergency response services will be present, with their equipment on display.

 LDWF urges residents to get life jackets approved
Tri Parish Times
With boating season about to kick off, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is urging boaters to double check and make sure that all personal flotation devices on board are U.S. Coast Guard approved before hitting the water. “Recently

 Modern Outdoor Water Safety Gear Made Possible by Plastics
Wall Street Journal (press release)
According to The Royal Lifesaving Society 80% of boaters who drowned were not wearing a lifejacket/PFD (Canadian laws vary, so check with your local boating law administrator or the Canadian Coast Guard for specific requirements.) -- Life jackets have ..

 Spotlight on Lights
Florida Sportsman Magazine
There are minimum lighting standards for boating in Florida waters— in fact all U.S. coastal and inland waters, outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters. Knowing the basics for the majority of boats you .

Richmond Search and Rescue team recruits volunteers
Richmond News
But what's different from other units is that the RCMSAR Station 10 volunteers do approximately five times the prevention, boating safety and community work than any other unit along the coast, according to coxswain Brian Hobbs. “It's something we've .

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Boater who drowned identified by Yolo coroner
Sacramento Bee (blog)
The Yolo County coroner's office has released the name of a boater who fell overboard in the Sacramento River on Sunday. He was identified as Joua Kao Lor, 55, of Sacramento. West Sacramento Fire Department personnel were dispatched at 3:48 p.m.

 Body of second boater found in Mississippi River
Workers clearing debris from the area around an anchored barge in Cape Girardeau on Sunday found the body of a boater who has been missing when his boat capsized near Alton on April 8. The body of Wendell P. Robinson, 45, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, 

Missing Boater David McAuliffe Was Not On Retrieved Boat Cape Hatteras
A boater who went missing last week remains missing following the recovery and search of the boat he went missing in, Sea Tow Services International announced late Monday afternoon, April 29. David McAuliffe, 34, of Egg Harbor Township, remains ...

 Man who drowned off Fort Pierce identified
Palm Beach Post
Castanon and a friend were struggling with the current, when a boater spotted them in the water. The boater, who was interviewed by police, said he threw a rope at Castanon three or four times. Initially, Castanon grabbed the rope and the boater tried ...

 Search on for Wyo. fisherman at Flaming Gorge; boat found partially underwater ...
The Republic
MANILA, Utah — A search is underway for a fisherman whose boat was found partially underwater in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Deputies from Daggett County, Utah, say they've called in their search and rescue team to look for the fisherman after his boat .

 Police: San Francisco sheriff's deputy missing from boat near Vallejo marina
San Jose Mercury News
Authorities are searching the waters near the Vallejo Municipal Marina for a missing boater, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. The search began after a pleasure craft was found unoccupied and adrift near the marina around 6:45 a.m., Coast Guard Lt.

 Drunken boater admits killing other boater
Glenn Riegelsberger admitted Monday that he had been intoxicated while piloting the boat that slammed into Jeffrey Foster's boat and killed him. Riegelsberger, 54, of Riverside, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated .

 1 rescued, one still missing from sailboat in Pacific
CBS News
HONOLULU A U.S. Coast Guard plane from Hawaii and a Navy warship diverted from its journey home searched a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man many hours after he was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat.

 Aberdeen coastguard appeal over missing Dutch boat
ABERDEEN Coastguard today issued an urgent appeal for information about a Dutch boat, with three of a crew on board, which has failed to arrive in Norway after setting sail from the Aberdeenshire coast two weeks ago. The Warnow, a former pilot boat .

 Coast Guard helicopter assists in Upper Michigan rescue
According to the Coast Guard, a 20-year-old man was lost on the Firesteel River. The Michigan State Police contacted the Coast Guard at around 10 p.m. to request helicopter assistants to search for the man that had been kayaking or canoeing on the river.

Appeal over 'missing' Dutch boat
BBC News
Coastguards have appealed for sightings of a Dutch boat which has not been heard from for two weeks, since it left Stonehaven. The Warnow left the Kincardinshire port on 15 April with three crew and was due in Norway on 22 April. Aberdeen Coastguard  

Crews search for 2 men who disappeared canoeing in Wisconsin
Fox News
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Crews are searching the Chippewa River in Eau Claire for two men seen hanging on to a canoe in the water. Authorities were called to the river at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. An Eau Claire police spokesman says a kayaker saw two men in the ..

US Coast Guard says owner, crew of fishing boat negligent in deaths of 8 Calif ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Coast Guard says the owner and crew of a fishing boat that sank in the Sea of Cortez two years ago and killed eight California men were negligent. The Contra Costa Times ( ) reported on Tuesday that ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

 Coast Guard gives ticket for operating under the influence after towing boat ...
Bay City Times
The boater's blood alcohol content was determined to be above the legal BAC is .08 percent, according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Detroit initiated the process to give the boater a federal ticket. "Boating under the influence is just as ...

Propeller cuts off part of California man's leg in Lake Havasu boating accident
The Republic
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona — Authorities say a California man lost part of a leg in a weekend boating accident on Lake Havasu on the Colorado River in western Arizona. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Stuart Boeg of Placentia fell ...

 Eastbourne lifeboat called out after yacht engine failures
Eastbourne Herald
A lifeboat crewman was put aboard the 35-foot yacht which had four people on board and towed to the safety of the marina locks at Sovereign Harbour. Later in the day, the lifeboat was called to help a 32-foot yacht which had suffered engine failure. A ...

 Yacht carrying 3 Dutch nationals missing in the North Sea
STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A boat carrying three Dutch crew members has been reported missing after failing to arrive in Norway after departing Scotland's northeastern coast earlier this month, British officials said on Monday, just weeks ...

Yachties save sinking rowers
Two nearby yachts Union Jack and Not Negotiable were preparing for the Mount Maunganui Yacht Club's Winter Series opening day race to start at midday when they spotted the troubled rowers. The race start was halted while the yachties made their way to ..

 Four rescued from burning boat off of Candlestick Point
San Francisco Examiner
The U.S. Coast Guard, police and fire officials responded at about 9:55 a.m. on a report that four men were on a burning boat that was about a half mile out in San Francisco Bay from Candlestick Point, fire department Lt. Robert Lopez said. The men ...

 Dozens of boats damaged by fire at NH marina
Chief Steve Heath said some explosions were heard during the fire; they might have been boats that had fuel and were ready to go. It was very hot, and some brush on the other side of the river ignited, and we sent some units over there to control that 

 2 rescued in Betty's Bay boat drama
Independent Online
The alarm was raised at 2.47pm when another boat's skipper, Paul Fourie, reported finding their empty boat going around in circles at full throttle off-shore of Betty's Bay. He managed to stop the boat and alerted the NSRI. He also found one cellphone ..

 Boater arrested for allegedly operating boat under influence - The Signal
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
A Pyramid Lake boater was arrested for allegedly boating under the influence of alcohol, sheriff's officials reported Monday. A deputy with the Parks Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was patrolling Pyramid Lake Sunday afternoon ...

 Angry cabin owner fined, banned for drunk boating
The Crown said the cabin owner was reportedly waving a finger at boaters and eventually got in his boat on Little Shuswap Lake, near Little River, to confront them. When Reschke was seen to be driving erratically on the water, another boater pulled up ...

 Yacht towed after electrical fault outside Christchurch Harbour
Dorset Echo
12:00pm Tuesday 30th April 2013 in News. A lifeboat towed a yacht back to harbour. Portland Coastguard was called by the skipper of the yacht Maleesh which had an electrical fault and was anchored just outside Christchurch harbour. Email · Print this .

 2 boaters, dog rescued after canoe capsizes
Idaho Press-Tribune
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Authorities rescued two people and a dog from Lake Pend Oreille after their canoe capsized. Bonner County Sheriff's Lt. Ror Lakewold says a third person managed to swim to shore while the two others clung to U.S. Highway 95 .

 Two seriously hurt in watercraft accidents
Mohave Valley News
The three passengers, who were not wearing lifejackets, onboard the vessel were ejected and rescued by another passing watercraft. One boater complained of shoulder pain but refused further medical attention. No other injuries were reported at the scene.

 Sinking speed boat crew rescued
BBC News
Falmouth Coastguard said the "pretty lucky" men, both in their 20s and local to the South West, were shaken, but unharmed. "The sea is really quite cold at this time of year - March and April are probably the coldest months for water temperature - so

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