Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Boating Safety nd Accident News

Boating News:

Thames Street exhibit to mark new chapter for Museum of Yachting
Sail World
The Museum of Yachting's forthcoming exhibition will feature a diverse collection of Newport yachting and coastal scenes. The exhibit will include artwork done in different mediums from the 19th century to contemporary times to give both residents and ...

A tax break for big yachts?
Houston Chronicle (blog)
As filed, the legislation would cap the amount of boat tax at $15,625 per retail sale, the amount typically paid for a $250,000 yacht. Taylor has as substitute to change that to $25,000. The subcommittee held the bill while it awaits a new fiscal note ...

NMMA to support RFS Reform Act at press conference on Capitol Hill
Boating Industry
NMMA fully supports this reform to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which will work to deter the problems created by the ethanol mandate and protect consumers not only in the recreational boating industry but also the many industries that would suffer ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 About Boating Safely
The Hour
Learn how to safely operate your boat or personal watercraft. Qualify for your your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and Personal Watercraft Certificate in an 8-hour class provided by the Norwalk Flotilla of the USCG Auxiliary. Our NASBLA-approved ..

 Honolulu mayor declares safe boating week
San Francisco Chronicle
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is declaring the third week of May safe boating week. Caldwell on Friday signed a proclamation declaring May 18-24 National Safe Boating Week. The Coast Guard sponsors the week to raise awareness of ...

 'Wear Your Life Jacket to Work' day May 17
U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 70 percent of recreational boating fatalities in 2011, and that 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 ...

Boating Safety News:

 Marina blaze used to warn other boat users
Burton Mail
FIRE chiefs are urging boat users to be aware of dangers involving boats and barges as they prepare them for use now spring has arrived. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has attended a host of incidents across the area in the past year – including 

 Props are key to getting most out of your boat
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
CEDAR FALLS — From ski boats and pleasure boats to fishing boats and pontoons, the name of the game is performance. Whether it's hole shot, cornering or top end, how a boat responds and handles in various situations goes a long way toward making a ...

 Boaters beware of cold water during start of warm weather
This burst of warm weather has some boaters ready to set sail. But before you hit the water it's important to make sure you take the proper safety precautions. After what felt like the never-ending winter, the warm weather has finally made an appearance.

 Concerns over jet ski menace
Rye and Battle Today
There have been several near misses between bathers and jet ski users at Camber Sands in the past, prompting Rother Council to take action in 2002 to bring in safety measures and controls at Camber and Pett. The council teamed up with the Environment ...

USCG Accepting Applications for TSAC Vacancies
The United States Coast Guard is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as public members to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to ..

Boat safety plans come from 10-year-old's death
Chicago Daily Herald
SPRINGFIELD — Following Tuesday's guilty plea in the case of her 10-year-old nephew's boating death, state Sen. Julie Morrison is pushing several safety proposals meant to prevent similar accidents in the future. The Deerfield Democrat was the aunt of ...

 Utah State Parks Names New Boating Program Manager
(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - Ty Hunter, a 17-year veteran with Utah State Parks, was named new Boating Program Manager for Utah State Parks. Hunter began his career with Utah State Parks as a park ranger at Willard Bay. He later worked as assistant park ...

The importance of wearing lifejackets
Sail World
Acting General Manager of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Boating Operations, Scott Kidd, today reminded boaters of the importance of wearing lifejackets after three men were rescued unharmed after their boat was hit by a rogue wave off Crowdy Head ..

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

2 Singaporeans dead, one missing after boat accident in Malaysia
Two Singaporeans died and one is still missing after the boat they were in collided with a fishing trawler off Pulau Layak in Pahang, Malaysia, on Sunday afternoon. Get the full story from The Straits Times. Here is a statement from a MFA spokesman: .

  Search and rescue efforts for man who went missing from his boat Sunday ...
ABC Action News
Deputies say he was working on his engine at Bunces Pass fell off of his 24 foot boat and never resurfaced. Rescue crews searched from just before 5 pm to 10 pm trying to find him. John Scribner has been boating since he was a child and was fishing ...

Two men still missing after boat overturns on Mississippi River
Belleville News Democrat
Rescue crews with sonar equipment suspended their search by 6 p.m. Sunday for two North St. Louis County men missing since their fishing boat capsized Saturday afternoon near Hartford. The search ended just before nightfall because "we didn't want any ..

 Coast Guard searches for missing boater
MyFox Tampa Bay
Crews are using sonar equipment, helicopters and boats to search for a missing boater in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says 49-year-old Michael Douglas Rhine of Pinellas Park fell overboard as he was trying to fix the engine on his boat Sunday.

Boater Drowns at Oakley Reservoir
Twin Falls Times-News
Boater Drowns at Oakley Reservoir. Print Email. 2013-04-08T09:43:00Z Boater Drowns at Oakley ReservoirBY LAURIE WELCH Twin Falls Times-News. 7 hours ago • BY LAURIE WELCH · (0) Comments

 No life vests on boaters in fatal capsize
Local 10
Authorities on Sunday identified the boater who died Saturday night after the boat capsized off the shore of Miami Beach. 48-year-old Ramon Uloa Rodriguez's body was found in the water near Collins Avenue & 63rd Street after an extensive search ...

Father, girl missing after kayak trip
Columbus Dispatch
SANDUSKY, Ohio — Authorities along Lake Erie spent yesterday searching for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were last seen in their kayaks the night before on Sandusky Bay. Two empty kayaks were found floating yesterday morning in the bay, ...

  Kayaker who overturned in Green River dies
A woman who was in critical condition after her kayak flipped over Sunday on the Green River has died, King County sheriff's officials said. The woman, believed to be in her 40s, had launched her kayak at Kanaskat-Palmer Recreation Area near Ravensdale.

 2 Singaporeans dead, 1 missing in boat accident off Pahang
SINGAPORE – A boat accident off Pulau Layak in Pahang yesterday has left two Singaporeans dead and one missing. A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman said five other Singaporeans were injured and are receiving medical attention. He was ..

Boater pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that killed Lake County boy
Chicago Tribune
As the victim's mother cried softly in the courtroom, a Bartlett man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated DUI in a boating accident that killed a Libertyville boy last summer on the Chain O' Lakes. Authorities said David Hatyina, 51, had cocaine in his 

Call for witnesses to Tuross boating accident
Bay Post/Moruya Examiner
Call for witnesses to Tuross boating accident. April 10, 2013, 10:31 a.m.. POLICE are appealing for information from the public in relation to a fatal boating accident that occurred on Easter Sunday on the Tuross River near Snake Flat Reserve.

Golden City man drowns at Greaser Creek
Untying a canoe from a tree led to a canoe capsizing and the death of one of the two occupants in an incident about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Greaser Creek on Stockton Lake in Dade County, according to a report from highway patrol. kAm$E2?

DWI Prior To Rafting Accident, Kills One
Law Firm Newswire (press release)
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2013 – Drinking and driving do not mix, and neither do drinking and white water rafting. “It never ceases to amaze me that people who are three sheets to the wind think they can drive, or operate anything ...

Boating  Accidents and Rescues:

Skipper of boat pays thanks to rescuers who saved his life
Dorset Echo
THE skipper of a boat that sank after crashing into Portland harbour breakwaters has paid tribute to his rescuers. Kenneth Flatters and his father-in-law were guiding the Starship into the haven when their engine failed and the 35-feet long trimaran 

Windermere boat family suffer suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
BBC News
A family has been taken to hospital after becoming ill from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from on board a boat on Windermere. The woman and her two children were taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary on Saturday night after becoming unwell on

Fishing boat rescued after suffering engine problems
Fish Update
The inshore lifeboat was already in the middle a regular Sunday morning exercise, but the all-weather boat was needed for this incident, so the larger vessel was immediately launched. Forty minutes later the lifeboat was alongside the fishing boat and ..

 Three rescued from stricken yacht
Littlehampton Gazette
Three crew have been rescued by helicopter after their yacht ran aground off the coast of Kent. Dover Coastguard received a mayday distress call from the crew of the yacht Barraccuda in the early hours of Saturday morning. It had hit difficulties and

Flipped canoe in the Schuylkill River sends emergency cxrews scrambling
Main Line
Lower Merion police, Narberth EMS and Gladwyne Firefighters raced to the Schuylkill River near Hollow Road at approximately 6:45 p.m. Monday for a report of two boaters floundering in the cold water after their canoe flipped about one mile north of the ...

 Man treated for hypothermia after rescue from Smithtown Bay
The kayaker, a 23-year-old Smithtown man, was about 300 yards off shore around 6:50 pm, police said, when the kayak started to take on water. The man fell into the water but held on to the kayak. A person who was bird watching at the Kings Park bluff ...

 Three Kayakers Rescued at Sugar Beach
Maui Now
Maui Fire Capt. Paul Haake said crews from the Coast Guard were able to locate one of the kayakers. The rescue mission ended at around 8:45 p.m. when the two other men made it to shore and contacted rescue crews patrolling the beach front, Haake said.

Everyone safe after rafts overturn in Wash. river
The Seattle Times
A rafting trip where 10 people fell into a raging river in the Cascade Mountain foothills briefly launched rescue officials into high alert Tuesday, but the experienced outdoor group was able to safely navigate to shore. By MANUEL VALDES. Associated ..

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