Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Boating Saety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week:

 May Is National Water Safety Month
Most boating fatalities occur from drowning. · Avoid alcohol use. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination; affects swimming and diving skills; and reduces the body's ability to stay warm. Take a minute today to sign up for a swimming course ..

 Team R&R wins FOM at Badin Lake
Lexington Dispatch
The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission encourages boaters and fishermen to conduct pre-launch inspections as part of National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24. The NCWRC is offering pre-launch courtesy inspections at public access areas throughout the ...

 Coast Guard Warns Boaters to Steer Clear of Debris -
"The smaller the boat the faster the boat the more issues you'll have especially jet skiers. I mean it's not a good thing when you hit a boat when you hit something a log or something in a large boat but if you hit it on a jet ski that's just dangerous ..

Letter: Free inspections planned during Safe Boating Week
Florida Today
National Safe Boating Week is May 18 to 24. During this week, look for events in your community hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Attend one and learn what you and your families can do to be safe and to enhance your recreational experience on ..

 Channel Islands Harbor hosts safe boating expo
Ventura County Star
Safe boating is the focus today as rescue demonstrations and boat tours are offered at Channel Islands Harbor. The 8th annual Boating Expo, located at the U.S. Coast Guard station at 4201 S. Victoria Ave. in Oxnard, is free to the public. A water ..

 National Safe Boating Week Serves as a Reminder for Boaters to Take a ... (press release)
With National Safe Boating Week just around the corner, Maryland boaters are reminded that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, must have a boating safety education certificate to legally operate a motorized vessel. With boating deaths increasing by 

Kevin Naze column: Back-to-back bass tourneys on bay
Green Bay Press Gazette
May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week, and cold water this year means it's even more important than ever to wear a life jacket and make sure your boat is water-ready and equipped with all the necessary gear. The U.S. Coast Guard will hold open houses ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Free boater education course in Montesano
KXRO Newsradio
Free boater education course in Montesano. May 10, 2013 KXRO Newsradio. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office will be working with the Montesano Fire Department to offer a free boater education course for local boaters. The 8 hour class gives .

  Wildlife & Fisheries hosting free camps for kids this summer
Each camp is completely free of charge and will allow participants to receive their official boater and hunter education certifications. LDWF will also offer a fish-identification class, fishing and canoeing in the ponds at the Waddill Outdoor ...

 Free boating safety course set for Clay County June 8
Florida Times-Union
The courses help a boater obtain the state Boater Safety ID Card, required by Florida law for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988. Information on boating safety classes or a safety check on a boat in Arlington, Mandarin and Southside Jacksonville, plus ..

Boating Education Class offered this Saturday May 11
Hope Star
The Arkansas Boating Education Course teaches fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. Take the class and ...

 Savannah police offer boat safety class for teens
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — The Savannah-Chatham County police marine unit is offering a boating safety class aimed at teenagers who will soon be required to complete such a course to legally operate a boat in Georgia waters. The free class is being held May 18 at the ...

 Boating safety class offered at Lyman Lake
White Mountain Independent
Did you know there are Rules of the Road when operating a boat? The safe, legal and fun ways to operate all kinds of watercraft will be covered in a boating safety class sponsored by Arizona Game and Fish. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Classes & Workshops, May 11 - The World
Coos Bay World
May Safe Boating Class 6:30-8:30 p.m., Power Squadron Building, 90346 Guano Rock Lane, Charleston. Class meets again May 16, 20 and 23 same time and location. Register at the first session or call 541-888-6178, 541-290-3957 or 542-266-8187.

 Boat tip: May 10, 2013
Members of the boating public — including anglers, hunters, paddlers, water skiers and others who use boats —are invited to attend “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day” on May 17 at the Riverwalk Stage in Downtown Stuart. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary ...

Free life jacket trade-in set for May 24
Red Bluff Daily News
"Through this program, our boaters and swimmers can receive a fresh, new U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket to begin this new season on the water." It is also vital that your life jacket fits you properly. Corps rangers will be happy to make sure

Sailing Classes Scheduled
Oswego Daily News
Introduction to Youth Community Boating will be offered July 1-2 and July 22-23 sessions. This introductory five- hour, two-day course focuses on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine their interest in pursuing

Ga. officials set to educate boaters on new alcohol limits for boat operators ...
The Republic
Nathan Deal are scheduled to tour Georgia next week to educate boaters on new laws scheduled to take effect May 15. Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Safety and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety are .

Australia. Seven new educational events announced for the upcoming Riviera ...
BYM News (press release)
An exciting new workshop designed to make skippering a small boat child's play is expected to be hugely entertaining and educational for pint sized captains at the Riviera Festival of Boating held from May 23 to 26 at Coomera on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Boating Safety News:

Boating Season Safety Reminders
“Going boating with friends is a fun way to spend a day and just like car drivers, boat operators are responsible for their passengers' safety and for other boaters on the water,” says Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator ...

Boater tips given for safe summer
Conservation Officers will be patrolling Indiana waterways this summer to ensure that boaters are in compliance with boating laws. Officers are encouraging citizens to become familiar with Indiana boating laws and follow safe boating procedures by ..

 Gig Harbor Police hosting boat safety inspections
Kitsap Sun
Officers will also be able to answer questions about the Mandatory Boater Education Card. This year, anyone who is 50 years of age or younger is required to have a boater education card. If a boat is on a trailer, just bring it to the Gig Harbor Civic ...

 DNR reminds boaters to take precautions against aquatic invaders
Osakis Review
“Aquatic invaders cannot swim across the land, but if you give them a lift they can travel for miles,” said Jay Rendall, DNR invasive species prevention coordinator. “Boaters and anglers need to be accountable and take personal responsibility to ...

Shallow Waters Cramp Boating on St. Louis River
The Coast Guard is warning anglers about dangerous boating in the St. Louis River. Last year's flood pulled sediment into the river causing areas of shallow water. The Coast Guard said some areas of the river near Duluth are only 2 feet deep. That

 Tips for a safe boating season - East Village Magazine
East Village Magazine
“Every study shows that using life jackets saves lives,” said Lt. Andrew Turner, boating law administrator for the DNR's law enforcement division. “Life jackets have been redesigned in recent years so that they come in styles that are comfortable and

The water is dangerous with ice still on the lake
Otter Tail Lake (WDAY TV) -- Boating safety officials want to warn people of the dangers of going out when there is still ice on the lake. By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY. Otter Tail Lake (WDAY TV) -- Boating safety officials want to warn people of the ...

Free boat safety inspections May 11
The Star Democrat
The inspection station will be set up near the public boat ramp. Inspections can take place in water or while your vessel is on a trailer. Please observe the City of Annapolis' launch fee of $5 should you desire to launch your boat at Truxtun Park to ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary Seeking New Members
Kansas City infoZine
The primary mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is recreational boater safety. Our role is to be a “force multiplier” for the Coast Guard. The Auxiliary participates in all Coast Guard missions authorized by Congress with the exception of direct law

 Q: Do the laws against boating while intoxicated apply to boats without motors ...
Quad City Times
Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, tells us that the law applies to sailboats and boats with motors, but not smaller hand-powered recreational vessels such as canoes or kayaks.

 Coast Guard investigating hoax distress calls after Friday false alarm from ...
Mississippi Press (blog)
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Coast Guard is investigating a string of hoax distress calls after launching multiple air and boatcrews from three states during an extensive five-and-a-half hour search in the vicinity south of Horn Island off the coast of ...

 Water safety gets spotlight at Oxnard expo
Ventura County Star
The all-day event featured vendors with the latest in safety equipment, food and drinks, as well as demonstrations by various agencies, including the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Ventura County Fire Department, Oxnard Fire Department, U.S. Coast ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Safety probe after British sailor killed
The West Australian
America's Cup organisers announced a full probe Friday into the capsizing of a catamaran that killed British Olympic champion Andrew Simpson, casting a pall over yachting's biggest race. The high-speed AC72 nose-dived into the San Francisco Bay while ..

Body found on Delaware beach ID'd as missing Cumberland County man
A body recovered on a Delaware beach was positively identified on Friday as missing Port Norris boater Joshua Catlett, authorities said. New Jersey State Police confirmed that it was Catlett's body that was discovered washed ashore on Fowler Beach, ...

Search for Missing Boater Continues in Conway -
Search for Missing Boater Continues in Conway. By: KARK 4 News. Updated: May 10, 2013. Tweet. CONWAY, AR -- Searchers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are still searching for a man who has been missing since Tuesday night after going ...

Jackson man killed in Kentucky boating accident
Southeast Missourian
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. -- A Jackson man is dead after a Thursday boating accident on Kentucky Lake. According to Sgt. Garry Clark, 1st District supervisor for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Timothy Clippard, 51, died at the scene ...

SC Man Dies of Massive Trauma from Boating Incident
Legal Examiner
As this long winter and cool spring finally come to an end, we all can expect to see more boaters out on our waterways. Here in the Northeastern North Carolina (NC) and Southeastern Virginia (VA) area, boating is an extremely popular activity, both for ..

 Kayaker missing off NSW north coast
Sky News Australia
A search continues for a man who went missing while on a solo kayaking trip along the NSW's far north coast. Police said 40-year-old Scott Marshall was dropped off by his mother on Tuesday at Burleigh Heads in Queensland where he purchased a kayak.

 Area woman dies in Arkansas boat accident
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
A 79-year-old local woman died Monday after her kayak overturned on the Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas, according to the National Park Service. Sally Sairs' boat flipped after her head struck a tree, the park service said. She was under ...

 Capsized kayaker rescued from St Austell mussel farm
This is The West Country
Two holidaymakers who had hired open sit-on kayaks for the day were caught out by unsuitable sea conditions and had to rescued by the Fowey lifeboat. RNLI volunteers were called out on Wednesday (May 8) when one of the holidaymakers capsized and, 

 Boat motor kills fisherman
San Francisco Chronicle
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Garry Clark told The Paducah Sun ( ) that 51-year-old Timothy Alan Clippard of Jackson, Mo., died after the motor on the fishing boat broke away and flew up into the boat ...

 Boater dies after accident, high water to blame - WPSD Local 6
WPSD Local 6
Ivey says boaters should take it slow if they are unsure of the area around them, because one decision could be the difference between life and death. Funeral arrangements for Clippard are complete. There will be two visitations. The first will be ...

 Two Dead After Boat Capsizes on Private Pond
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Navarro County Sheriff told NBC DFW that two adults died and a young child is hospitalized after being pulled from a pond in Corsicana Saturday night after their boat capsized. The boat turned over in a private stock pond near Northwest County Road

Boating Accident And Rescues:

Dominican Navy officials rescue 2 US men after sailboat was disabled
Montreal Gazette
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Two U.S. men who were sailing from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico have been rescued after their sailboat was disabled. A Navy spokesman said Friday that William Andrew Jackson and Richard Nell Lewis ...

Coast Guard Rescues Two People Near Skyway
A 25-foot Response Boat — Small crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg arrived on scene and was able to control the flooding, a news release said. They placed the boat in tow and transported them to Demens Landing Marina in St. Petersburg.

Md. delegate accused in drunken boating crash to discuss charges on eve of trial
Washington Post
Dwyer, an Anne Arundel County Republican, is charged in a boating crash on the Magothy River last August that injured multiple people. Dwyer, who is seeking re-election, has admitted being drunk at the time of the crash. He has said he began drinking ..

 Crew of 42-foot yacht being rescued in Poole Bay
Bournemouth Echo
THE crew of a 42-foot yacht was rescued after the vessel suffered engine and steering failure. A coastguard spokesman said two Poole lifeboats located the yacht Niroli after it left Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and the crew called for help on Saturday ...

Boaters rescued from Lake Cd'A
Coeur d'Alene Press
COEUR d'ALENE - Three boaters fell out of a canoe Thursday and suffered from the beginning stages of hypothermia after one swam to shore and two others had to be rescued from Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, aided by other .

 Three rescued after boat sinks off Bray
An RNLI lifeboat from Dún Laoghaire, and members of the Greystones Coast Guard, towed the vessel to shore. Winds rose to storm force towards the end of the operation, but conditions were described as 'otherwise fresh'. Already a fan? Connect below.

Kayaker rescued near East Chicago, Ind.
At 11:45 a.m., the U.S. Coastguard word was received that a kayaker was stranded near the break wall in the East Chicago Harbor. A 25-foot rescue boat was sent. The kayaker's paddle had broken, and the vessel was being pushed against the break wall.

Family escapes boat fire; no injuries
7Online WSVN-TV
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- A family scrambled to safety moments before a boat blast brought their peaceful night on the water to a screeching halt. Five people and a dog were on board the boat near Bay Harbor Island including grandparents and a ...

 NEWS In Brief -- CLYDE Boat Alert - Inverclyde Now
Inverclyde Now
CLYDE Boat Alert -- A LIFEBOAT, from Helensburgh, was sent to the aid of a small cabin cruiser reported in difficulties between Greenock, Helensburgh and Kilcreggan on Friday morning. The vessel was safely escorted to Cardwell Bay, Gourock. CRAFT Fair .

 Boat catches fire in lightning storm
Providence Eyewitness News
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI)-- A 45 foot boat caught fire during a lightning storm Saturday night. Fire crews are still investigating if lightning caused the fire, crews on scene told Eyewitness News. The boat was docked at the Wickford Cove Marina in ..

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