Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week
Take a Friend Out This Safe Boating Week and Show Them the Ropes
This National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing and fishing and show them a good time - and how easy it is to keep everyone aboard safe. Giving your guests a short pre-departure talk about 

 May 18th: Lake Lanier Boating Safety Awareness Day
Summer is right around the corner with sunburns, bass fishing, skiing, sailing, people watching, moonlight cruises, parties (or noisy neighbors, if you're not invited) and the potential for boating accidents. [Please Note: I did not make any snarky ...

Coast Guard sets open house in Wilmette
Winnetka Talk
Many of the displays will highlight the message of Safe Boating Week; helping boaters pay attention to their boating behaviors, reinforcing the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times while on the water, and giving information on the newest .

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater's Safety Course Offered
Bloomer Advance (subscription)
The Bloomer Rod and Gun Club will hold a Boater's Safety Course for those 12 years by Oct. 1 and older. If you were born after Jan. 1, 1988, you're required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft ...

Boating safety class set May 18 in Orange Beach
Press-Register -
Orange Beach Flotilla to hold class The Orange Beach Flotilla will hold a Safe Boating course on May 18 at the Orange Beach Community Center. Flotilla member Bob Czyszon is pictured instructing Orange Beach resident Shelly Butler and her son, Bradley, ..

Boating Safety Course offered in June
California Democrat
Captain Gregory D. Kindle, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, announces a boating safety certification course will be offered to the public. The course will be held at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F Headquarters, 2920 N. Shamrock ...

 Boating education course offered
Opelousas Daily World
Laftie Cormier with the local Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement office said participants in the free workshop who successfully complete the course will receive their National Association of State Boating Law Administrators boating education certification.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will offer a boating safety class
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will offer a boating safety class this Saturday at the Mount Pleasant High School Auditorium on Greenwood Street. The class begins at 5:30 Saturday afternoon and is required for all boaters twelve and up before ...

Georgia Boaters Can Meet New Boating Safety Education Requirements at Boat ... (press release)
As part of a new law change, Georgia boaters born in 1998 or later will be required to take an approved boating safety course before driving a boat or personal watercraft. Although Senate Bill 136 will go into effect May 15, 2013, the new educational ...

  Boating Safety News:

 DNR Urges Boater Safety with Fishing Opener Coming - WJJQ
Conservation warden and boating safety administrator Roy Zellmer says this time of year is particularly dangerous as anxious boaters, anglers and kayakers head out shortly after the ice melts. He says, “An important thing everyone who enjoys Wisconsin ...

 Think green when boating
Blaine Northern Light
All boaters are encouraged to demonstrate their stewardship by following boater best management practices, known as BMPs, and adopting environmentally friendly practices that limit our impact to the environment. BMPs are intended to be practical and ...

Be careful during spring boating
Many boaters are excited to head out on the water for the first time this year, while others may have already done so. Cameron Blair is the co-owner of Buckeye Marine in Vermilion Bay, and he says there are additional dangers boaters need to watch out ...

From the Boathouse: Boat maintenance is key to having safe fun
Coastline Pilot
However, Bill Gibbs, owner of the Loe Real, won the two-year free lease of the Lexus car with his overall fastest time. The race signals the start of the boating season, and we are lucky to live along a portion of the Pacific Ocean where our boating 

 Coast Guard Auxiliary to be extra vigilant
Asbury Park Press
The auxiliary is made up of volunteers — all experienced boaters, some retirees, others who have weekends available — who aid the Coast Guard by promoting recreational boating safety and patrolling the waters during boating season. The patrols ...

  Two-minute warning to early season boaters
“This time of the year is particularly dangerous for water fans anxious to enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking soon after the ice melts,” said Roy Zellmer, conservation warden and boating safety administrator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural ...

New title and registration rules for canoes, kayaks
The Rock River Times
Editor's note: New title and registration rules for canoes and kayaks are in place for 2013. The following registration/title information is from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. All watercraft other than non-powered watercraft on the .

Lake Tahoe boat inspection stations now open
KRNV My News 4
LAKE TAHOE Calif/Nev. (KRNV & -- – Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft are officially opening for the 2013 boating season. Opening Wednesday May 1st: Sunday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m. 

 Game and Fish proposes motorboat, jet ski ban on part of Snake River south of ...
The Republic
JACKSON, Wyoming — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to ban motorboats on a roughly 20-mile stretch of the Snake River south of Grand Teton National Park. The agency might also ban jet skis on a 40-mile stretch of the Snake River ..

 Get your boat safety equipment checked
Brownwood Bulletin
Brown County Water Improvement District-Lake Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife-Game Wardens, Hook and Anchor Marine and Water Sports and Wild Duck Marina will be hosting a Boat Safety Check from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Patrol Office at ...

Float safely: Boating safety tips for a weekend on the water
Mukilteo Beacon
“Crowded waterways on Opening Day create a need for increased safety awareness from all boaters,” said Lt. Rodney Rochon, commander of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Marine Services Unit. “We encourage people to have fun but to pay extra ...

Power Squadron marks 75th year - The Windsor Star
Windsor Star
"Three men (Fred Dane, George Ruel, Bill Bowman) had the foresight to know boating education was the direction we needed to go," said Joe Gatfield, a member of the power squadron's national board executive and the WYC. "How many lives were saved ...

 Coast Guard investigates hoax distress calls
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard is investigating fake mayday calls from Maine it suspects were made by a man who's made more than a dozen hoax distress calls in recent years. The Coast Guard said Thursday it's seeking the public's help to .

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Missing boat found off Ocean City, operator still missing
Shore News Today
ATLANTIC CITY – Rescue crews located the missing Sea Tow boat, Cape Hatteras, off the north end of Ocean City on Friday, but there was no word on its operator David McAuliffe, 34, of Egg Harbor Township. McAuliffe was apparently aboard the Cape ...

 Body found in Ocean City may be missing boater
OCEAN CITY — A body washed ashore on an Ocean City beach Wednesday morning and officials are wondering if it could be that of a boater who went missing lat week, according to Channel 6 Action News. Ocean City Public Works employees found the ...

 Search continues for Wyoming boater at Flaming Gorge - Casper Star-Tribune
Casper Star-Tribune Online
MANILA, Utah — Authorities identified the missing Wyoming fisherman they're searching for after his boat was found partially underwater in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Deputies from Daggett County, Utah, say they're looking for 46-year-old Jackson ...

 Search suspended for British man in Pacific Ocean
Watertown Public Opinion
The Navy diverted the USS Peleliu, Sunday April 28, 2013, that was headed homeward, to assist in the search for a missing 35-year-old British man who fell overboard from a 38-foot sailboat 500 miles west of the Midway Atoll. (AP Photo/US Navy) (U.S ...

 Shropshire director feared dead after fall from yacht
Mr Stimson, aged 38, had been the Asian director of Albrighton-based David Austin Roses in Japan for the past three years and was understood to be on the trip with his fiancée, Laura Vernon. He fell from the 38-foot-yacht at about 11.30pm on Saturday.

Possible drowning victim identified
The Union of Grass Valley
A man who was seen falling out of a canoe in Fuller Lake Monday morning has been identified as John Holt, 82, of Alta Sierra. The Nevada County Sheriff's dive team was called out to recover Holt's body after a witness called 911 at about 10 a.m. Monday ...

Search to resume for missing canoeists
Portage Daily Register
A search for two missing canoeists is to resume on the Chippewa River in Eau Claire. A search crew will be back on the river early Wednesday looking for two men whose canoe capsized Tuesday afternoon. WEAU-TV ( reports ...

Liferaft failures blamed for deaths
Belfast Telegraph
From the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), the report said the boat went down so quickly that the fishermen were unable to broadcast a "Mayday", collect their lifejackets from below deck, or manually launch the vessel's four-man life raft .

 Basic boating safety rules ignored
Key lessons can be learned from the sinking of the overloaded Easy Rider, which did not have enough safety equipment and was piloted by an unqualified skipper in gale-force winds, according to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission. Its report ...

Teen dies imitating movie scene
Bangkok Post
CHANTHABURI - A worker at a fruit orchard drowned on Thursday morning after he and two friends tried to imitate a comedy boating scene in the highly popular Thai movie Pee Mak Phra Khanong. The boat paddling scene from the movie Pee Mak Phra ..

 Body of missing Vt. man recovered from river
BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say divers have recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from the Passumpsic River after a canoe he was in overturned more than a week ago. Police say an autopsy will be performed on the body of Zachary Florio .

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Rescue crews tow stranded sailboat from ferry terminal - Delta Optimist
Jeff Engholm, station leader for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 8 Delta, said the crew arrived on scene to find the sailboat crashing up against the steel break-wall as it was pounded by four-foot waves. B.C. Ferries employees used ropes to ...

 No injuries after sailboat capsizes in CBS
The Telegram
A group of boaters in Conception Bay South are safe after a small sailboat capsized in Long Pond Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities at the scene, the boaters had to call for a friend in a motorized boat to help right the vessel and assist

 Grounded yacht towed to freedom
A yacht that grounded at Mahina Bay in crystal clear conditions this afternoon was towed to freedom by maritime police. The 47-foot double-masted yacht became stuck in sand just off the rocks near Eastbourne, in Lower Hutt. Police senior launch master 

 Eastbourne lifeboat called to rescue stricken yacht for second time in two days
Eastbourne Herald
After a spate of breakdowns off the coast at the weekend, they were queuing up to be rescued yesterday afternoon when two yachts suffered engine failure and were unable to make their way unassisted back to the safety of Sovereign Harbour. The first ...

 Fishing trawler fire destroys brand new yacht at co-op wharf
Coffs Coast Advocate
While fire fighters were fighting the blaze, the engine of the vessel started for unestablished reasons, causing the vessel to surge forward. As a result the vessel crossed the harbour, colliding with a yacht which was tied to a wharf causing it to 

 Boat catches fire and crashes into several vessels at Coffs Harbour marina
Herald Sun
The boat did a U-turn, collecting a small yacht that it dragged across the marina before crashing into and damaging two other vessels. Water Police moved other vessels out of the way until firefighters extinguished the blaze which destroyed the fishing ...

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