Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, April 8, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Boating safety course helps navigate dangers (with video)
"Every state now has a law regarding boating classes. The way the states have it set up is if you are not a resident, no matter what your age is, you've got to have a boating course," Cherny said. "Anybody going to Canada has got to have a boating course.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Outdoor calendar: Week of April 7
Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class and exam, 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 20, Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Dr., Portland. Cost: $10. Sign-up: 503-629-2026 or Fishing Spring Salmon Clinic: With Jack ...

Boating skills course starts April 7 in Braintree
Wicked Local
This course is directed to the first-time boater and as a review for the more experienced boater. Subjects to be covered include which boat is best, equipment, using a trailer, boat handling, signs, rules, lines and knots and boating safety,. The fee 

UMPI offers free kayak roll clinic
St. John Valley Times
EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE: PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Outing Club will offer a free Kayak Roll Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the Gentile Hall Pool. No experience is required but participants should be ...

Safe boating course April 13 at Lake Wylie Marina
Lake Wylie Pilot
LAKE WYLIE Charlotte Power Squadron will hold a safe boating class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, April 13, at Lake Wylie Marina. Cost is $40 for materials. Another class will be held and May 11. For more information, call 704-365-5508 or email ..

Boating Safety News:

Canyon Lake gets rescue boat
Herald Zeitung
Water revelers on Canyon Lake this summer should feel a higher sense of safety while they're boating, swimming or just splashing around. The Canyon Lake Fire/EMS department by then will have its new 32-foot, aluminum fire rescue boat available to ..

 Medics warn boat lovers about boat blasts
The Australian
The Alfred hospital and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade are urging regular servicing of boats. Between 2009 and 2012 The Alfred had 10 boat-related burn patients. This year, eight patients have already required treatment. Nurse Hana Menezes said: "Most 

 Life jacket mandatory for boating in Kaski
POKHARA, April 7: Life jackets have been made mandatory for boating in the lakes of Kaski district. The district administration office took a decision to this effect on Thursday after four people, including two children, died in a boat capsize in .

 Residents seek lower boat speed on New River
"We're subjected to this abuse every day," said resident Edd Helms, whose boat sustained $30,000 worth of damage when a wake slammed it into a seawall. "It's primarily the commercial vessels. The heavier they're loaded, the larger the wake that comes up.

New Jersey State Police offer boating safety tips following drowning in ...
The Express Times -
The Northern Association of Boating Administrators, of which New Jersey is a member, encourages legislation that would make it mandatory for all boaters to wear personal flotation devices during cold-weather months. Now, only boaters under the age of .

Community news
Kenai Peninsula Online
Submitted photo Ferdinand Dominic and Todd Streiff of the Kenai Walmart accept the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Program Award. Back | Next. Submitted photo Brian Miller of Trustworthy Hardeware accepts the ..

 Boat accidents can happen before you leave the launch ramp
The News-Press
Make sure the winch is free from the boat. If not, the handle is like a trip hammer. If it is set the wrong way, the boat can slide into the water turning the crank handle backward very rapidly. Once when I was winching the boat onto the trailer and 

Mandatory sea kayak life preserver bill drifts in legislative limbo
Lewiston Sun Journal
“As the father of three, I would never think of going out in a kayak without a PFD,” said Malaby, who for 30-plus years has owned and operated The Crocker House Inn and Restaurant on Hancock Point. “I want our guests to come to Maine to have a great time.

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Boat capsizes on Illinois side of Mississippi, search for survivors nearing end
A 10-year-old child was pulled from the Mississippi River early Saturday afternoon after a small boat capsized in rough waters near Hartford, about 17 miles north of downtown St. Louis. The search for two other adult boaters is nearing an end, said ...

 Man drowns during fun boat ride
Police say one man drowned after he got into difficulties during a fun boat ride on Sunday. Police said that Garfield Jean of Cul De Sac, on the outskirts of the capital, was pronounced dead at the Soufriere Hospital, south east of here, after he ...

 Man convicted in boating accident gets two-year sentence
WHITE ROCK (NEWS1130) – A man from White Rock convicted in a deadly boat crash that happened off Vancouver Island five years ago has been handed a two-year prison sentence. Joshua Escott, 42, also isn't allowed to drive a boat for four years.

 1 dead, 3 rescued after boat capsizes off S Fla
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- One person is dead after a boat capsized in rough waters off Miami Beach. Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll says the boat was carrying four people when it capsized late Saturday. Three of the people on board were able to swim ...

Body of missing boater found on Miami Beach
The body of a boater reported missing following a capsizing off Miami Beach has been recovered, the Coast Guard said Sunday. A helicopter located the body inside the surf line overnight at 59th Street and Collins Avenue. The victim was identified as ...

 Search for Boater Missing Near Fort De Soto Park
An air and sea search is under way for a 49-year-old boater who reportedly fell overboard near Fort De Soto Park and did not resurface, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Coast Guard crew members, along with ...

 Canoe Accident at Stockton Lake Leaves One Man Dead
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Wade R. Brown and 20-year-old Stanley Z. Kleeman, both form Golden City, Mo., where out on Stockton Lake in Brown's 2013 Pelican Canoe. Around 9:30 p.m. the canoe had been tied up to a tree ...

 ZAKA Divers Recover Body At Bograshov Beach
Yeshiva World News
Ten specially-trained ZAKA volunteer divers, together with two boats from the ZAKA Sapir Jet-Ski unit, searched until nightfall on Saturday, resuming the search at dawn today, Sunday. At about 15:00, the ZAKA divers located the man's body in the sea at

Boating Accidents And rescues: 

 Boat Capsizes on Connecticut River
Holyoke Fire Lt. Thomas Paquin says that firefighters launched a boat onto the river near the I-391 overpass but it was not needed. Crew boats from Jones Ferry Marina were out on the river when one of them tipped over. Five people – including an

 Sailor rescued from sinking boat
Royal Gazette
A sailor had to be rescued after his boat began to sink in heavy swells off the north shore yesterday. Marine police were called out just after 2pm after the solo mariner got into distress about 200 metres from the shore off Grace Church, Pembroke. A ...

 Crews rescue 3 from capsized boat
NIAGARA COUNTY, (WIVB) - Coast Guards made a daring rescue Saturday in Lake Ontario after a boat overturned with three people inside. Shortly before 4 p.m., information was received that three adult males were in the water after their boat capsized.

 Sailboat sinks off Redondo Beach's King Harbor
Contra Costa Times
A 30-foot sailboat hit the outside of the Redondo Beach breakwater and sunk as it was being towed into King Harbor, where it remained submerged all day Friday. By early evening, the U.S. Coast Guard was trying to pull the vessel from the water, Redondo .

Dover Coastguard rescue three crew from yacht off Ramsgate
BBC News
Three crew members have been winched from a yacht after the vessel ran aground off the Kent coast. Dover Coastguard received a mayday distress call from the crew of the Barraccuda just before 04:00 BST on Saturday. It had hit difficulties and ran ...

Small boat capsizes in San Pedro, 6 not injured
Long Beach Press-Telegram
SAN PEDRO -- Six people were uninjured when their small boat capsized today at the break wall rocks west of LA Light, near the Cabrillo Beach Park in San Pedro, a city fire official said. The vessel may have capsized because there were too many people ...

 2 rescued from sinking sailboat in Galveston
The distress call came in around 9:45pm from a 45-foot sailboat. According to Galveston police, the boat smashed against the rocks of a jetty and was taking on water, but the vessel's location was unknown. Authorities searched the waters and found the ...

Woman critically injured in kayaking accident on Green River
In the second incident on Sunday, a man flipped his kayak on Green River about two miles away from the first incident and was thrown into the water. Deputies said he was inexperienced at kayaking, and that was likely the primary contributing cause of .

 Breaking News: Kayaker Being Rescued from Nissequogue River
The subject was spotted by a Suffolk police helicopter clinging to their overturned kayak. A Kings Park Fire Department boat retrieved the victim and brought them back to the Bluff, where they are expected to be taken by ambulance to a local hospital

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