Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, May 10, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week:

 Arkansas governor proclaims safe boating week
The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, Vicksburg District and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-08 supported Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe's proclamation today declaring May 18 - 24 to be Safe Boating Week in Arkansas. From left: Flotilla ...

Montgomery County and City of Clarksville Mayors Sign Safe Boating Week ...
Clarksville Online
Montgomery County, TN – A National Safe Boating Week Proclamation was signed on April 30th, 2013 by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, and City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan declaring May 18th thru May 27th, 2013 a special week, as the .

 'Huntington Safe Boating Week' begins Monday - Newsday
The first Huntington Safe Boating Week begins Monday, driven by last year's July 4 boating accident that left three Long Island children dead. With boating season just around the corner, the event will run from May 13-23 and includes free and discount ..

New Bern Sun Journal
As part of National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24), the New Bern Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering two ways for mariners to avoid mishaps on the water. On Saturday, May 18, Flotilla 20-04 will offer free vessel safety checks from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at ...

National Safe Boating Week activity
If you are looking for a fun-filled afternoon and are interested in what the U.S. Coast Guard is doing for the boating community, attend the Fort Pierce Coast Guard Station Open House on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking and admission are free and ...

Boating Safety Education Classes: 

Summer fun starts with boating safety
Grand Junction Sentinel
Summer fun starts with boating safety. 050813_OUTside_jetski_class. The freedom of riding a personal watercraft is enhanced when it's done safely. Boating safety classes offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife teach PWC riders the rules of the road.

 Knox Co. Sheriff's Report
Yankton Daily Press
On April 25, the Knox County sheriff's office hosted a “Law Enforcement Boater Safety Class” in Center, Neb. The class was taught by State of Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Boating Law Administrator Herb Angell. Twelve officers, including the sheriff ...

The Hour
Come learn from the experts, have fun, and satisfy the educational requirements for both the Safe Boaters Certificate and Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operations required to operate vessels on Connecticut waters. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary ..

Boating Safety News:

 Anchors away for boating safety
Russellville Courier
Darwin Morrison, a local certified boat examiner with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, conducts a safety inspection on a boat on Tuesday in Russellville. Coast Guard Auxiliary members will be conducting free safety inspections during National Safe Boating 

State House passes bills to tighten standards for drunken boating
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — The standard for being found legally drunk while driving has been at .08 for 10 years. And now, as the summer boating season is about to start, the same legal limits could soon apply to boating, snowmobiling and driving off-road vehicles.

BWI! Boating While Intoxicated
MyFox Houston
Memorial Day weekend kicks off one big party all summer long on Lake Conroe in Montgomery County. But partying on the lake usually means some alcohol is involved. We've obtained police video from Lake Conroe...It's a man suspected of BWI...boating ...

 Give a Mother's Day gift by wearing a life jacket
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
Lack of life jacket use is the number one contributing factor to boating deaths in Minnesota. Since 2010, 43 people have died in boating accidents, 35 of those victims were not wearing life jackets. “The message is simple – life jackets save lives .

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Active at 2013 ...
Sierra Sun Times
Violations included over-limits of trout, fishing closed waters, fishing without a license, use of prohibited gear and bait, fishing out of season, angling in a hatchery, snagging, boating without a fire extinguisher, no life jackets, boating under the .

Boaters shouldn't be fooled by warm air: Cold water can kill
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
North hopes that by telling her brother's story and sharing all that she has learned, more people will own and use the proper clothing and equipment for spring and fall boating. And more people will pay attention to the water temperature when they

Oh Buoy: Officials discuss water markers
Lake Gaston Gazette Observer
Through organizations such as the Lake Gaston Association, Water Safety Council and local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary unit, the Lake Gaston community continues to fervently promote safe and legal boating practices. Meanwhile, enforcement agencies such ..

 Windsor Police Offering Free Boat Inspections
As the boating season kicks into high gear, the Windsor Police Service Marine Unit wants to make it a safe one. For the fifth season, the service will once again offer free inspections for boaters. Members of the Marine Unit will be available at ...

 Cape May Community News, Edition of May 8
Shore News Today
New Jersey Boating Safety Courses are offered at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 18, June 22, July 20 and Aug. 10. This course is required for all vessel operators and personal water craft operators in New Jersey.

 Dorset dad's safety plea after speedboat tragedy
Dorset Echo
Tristan, 20, an apprentice marine engineer, was killed by the runaway Rib in 2000 at the Southampton International Boat Show, after he and two others were thrown from the boat. Mr Johnson said: “It's brought it all back. I thought, it's so alike: It's ...

Changes in Store For Everglades Boating?
All At Sea
“A boater education permit program would be established to promote shared stewardship of marine resources, including shallow sea bottom areas, seagrasses and wildlife,” states the plan introduction. “Operators of motorboats and non-motorized boats ...

 Coast Guard prepares for Safe Boating Expo
Lt. Chris Miller, the station commander, said recent statistics show that most boating fatalities are drownings and that most boating accident victims were not wearing Coast Guard approved life jackets. On Saturday, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be ..

National Safe Boating Council, Partner Associations Collaborate to Offer New ...
PR Web (press release)
The No.1 goal of both marine industry and boating safety professionals is to help today's boat buyers maximize their enjoyment when spending time on the water. Behind that goal is the simple understanding that proper education leads to a lifetime of ...

Awards for river rescue kayak trio
Prestwich and Whitefield Guide
THE heroic actions of three young kayakers who saved a man's life in Ramsbottom have been commended. Ben Nuttall, Louis Sheeran and Liam Dobson, who met at Manchester Metropolitan University kayaking society, rescued a man, aged in his mid-50s, ..

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

America's Cup: One person dead after Swedish boat capsizes
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO -- One person has died after a racing boat capsized near the Ferry Building Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The person was one of 13 people on a 72-foot catamaran used by a Swedish team preparing for this summer's America's Cup ...

Boat incident kills fisherman
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
A barge carrying building material is said to have collided with a fishing boat killing one person in Lautoka today. Two other men escaped unhurt and are now recovering from the ordeal at their homes. One of the survivors Pyara Singh told FBC News the ..

 Game & Fish searching for missing boater near Toad Suck
THV 11
Tackett with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, crews are searching for the missing boater who is said to have been fishing from a sand bar near Toad Suck Park. Maj. Tackett said crews found the man's boat up against the dam, but he is still missing.

Kayaker dies in accident on Buffalo National River
THV 11
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Park Service says a woman kayaking dies in an accident while on the Buffalo National River. On May 6 at 2:30 p.m. a 79-year-old Vermont native drowned after her head struck a tree and her kayak ..

 Five French tourists feared dead in Malta boat accident
The Star Online
VALLETTA: Five French tourists were feared dead Wednesday after their boat apparently capsized in stormy seas in Malta, where rescuers have recovered three unidentified bodies. US Navy and Italian coast guard aircraft joined in the increasingly 

Boat of NY man missing since '73 found in lake
Wall Street Journal
CLAYTON, N.Y. — Shipwreck hunters say they've found the sunken houseboat of a northern New York businessman who disappeared during a trip on Lake Ontario 40 years ago. Daniel Scoville and Christopher Koberstein tell the Watertown Daily Times ...

Boater Found Dead in Newberry County River
Newberry deputies say around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday they got a call from Fairfield County to assist in the search for a missing boater. According to officers, the man had started his trip in a canoe in Union County, then traveled down the Broad River 

Rescue Teams Search for Missing Man at Mittry Lake
Now, they are combing the lake for the missing boater. "The boat was found off in the lake partially submerged. We did find the missing person's belongings with the boat," said Alfonso Zavala with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office. The man was visiting ...

 Third body found off Comino
Times of Malta
Police yesterday confirmed they were the two French women reported missing from a yacht in Gozo on Monday. They died of asphyxia from drowning. Search and rescue efforts are now focused on recovering the two people still missing. Authorities have yet ...

Family's Plea Over Man Missing At Sea
Bahamas Tribune
THE family of a man who went missing at sea have appealed to the public for information about his disappearance. Anthony Hepburn - known as Tony - is reported to have gone to sea in a yellow kayak launched from a Lyford Cay property next to Jaws Beach ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:
72-year-old man rescued from sailboat near Kitty Hawk
Kitty Hawk, N.C. – A 72-year-old man was rescued from his sailboat on Wednesday after he told crews that he was unconscious for seven hours. He believes he may have fallen and hit his head. Rescuers were called to the scene at around 9 a.m. on ...

Boat Fire at Everett Marina
The officers went down on the dock and appeared to be removing someone from a sailboat. Flames suddenly erupted on the central part of the sailboat followed by a loud explosion and fireball. Something like a propane tank exploded. The boat was quickly ...

 Coast Guard rescues man from sailboat (subscription)
Trevor Wilson of Great Britain was rescued after he requested a medevac from his 24-foot sailboat. An air crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. located the sailboat Erma. Coast Guard officials say the ..

 Nighttime rescue of stricken leisure yacht
This is Cornwall
Four people were rescued in thick fog from aboard a stranded yacht after its engine failed. Lifeboat crews spent an hour and a half on Monday towing the Ocean Magic of Plymouth three miles back to the South Devon shore in dark conditions and with .

 Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team called out to yacht off Greenbank Quay
Falmouth Packet
Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team called out to yacht off Greenbank Quay. Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team were called out this morning after a report from a concerned member of the public that a yacht was in trouble off Greenbank Quay. A spokesman ..

Lifeboatmen Are Called Out To Rescue Seasick Crew of Stranded Yacht At ...
Sky Tyne and Wear
Brigade members arrived on scene to find the 25ft yacht 'Northern Star' high and dry on the beach with the outgoing tide already past the vessel. Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade captain and Olympic torchbearer Peter Lilley said: "After speaking with ...

Brainerd woman's kayak capsizes, throws woman into river for 10 minures
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Lt. Dave Larson with the Crow Wing County Sheriff Office said that Brittany Ann Kuntz, 23, Brainerd, who was wearing a personal flotation device, was kayaking down the river from the Evergreen Cemetery landing in Brainerd and was planning to go south

 Sleepy Hollow Women Rescue Kayaker
The man was out kayaking on Friday around 5 p.m. when the wind picked up unexpectedly. It went from a beautiful warm day to windy, cold choppy weather very quickly. “When it gets windy, whitecaps form on the Hudson, which makes kayaking difficult,” 

Councilor says motorized watercraft a river hazard
Flathead Publishing Group
He says with more kayaks, canoes and paddleboards taking to the river in recent years, powered watercraft are becoming a safety issue. He's seen party boats go as far upstream as the culverts at Spokane Avenue, and in the peak summer months it's not ...

 Jet ski operators welcome New guidelines for safety
Last month, DMCA issued new rules and guidelines regarding jet ski operations. As part of the new safety measures, 300-metre buffer zones have been imposed around three beaches at Dubai Marina, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2 and Jumeirah 2 and 3 to keep je

Pair rescued from drifting jet ski
A jet ski was towed to shore at Marfell's Beach in Marlborough yesterday afternoon after the two men on it appeared to get into trouble. Blenheim man Greg Hale said the men, who he thought were in their 20s, were drifting on the jet ski for about 

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat in Saginaw Bay
Detroit Free Press
ESSEXVILLE — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued four people in Saginaw Bay from a boat that was taking on water. A crew responded Tuesday night from Essexville after a report that a 24-foot recreational boat was taking on water near Channel ...

 San Diego boat rescues men adrift for weeks in Pacific
Fox News
Two men adrift for more than three weeks on a skiff in the Pacific Ocean survived on rainwater and raw fish before they were rescued by a San Diego boat. The two men were spotted by Alfred Canepa, captain of the Pacific Princess, during a tuna-fishing .

 Four rescued by helicopter after boat runs aground near Port Renfrew
The Province
Four boaters stranded on rocks after their boat ran aground near Port Renfrew have been rescued. The boaters were picked up by a Coast Guard Cormorant Helicopter based out of Comox, which was able to land on rocks nearby and pick them up.

 Two bodies found after boat tragedy
Times of Malta
Together with Philippe Grimaud, 41, Elias Chnouni, 49 and his son Eli, 14, they were last seen leaving Xlendi bay on a 12-foot boat at around midnight on Sunday, after a birthday celebration dinner involving alcohol. The 60-foot cabin cruiser they were .

 Boat fire extinguished quickly
When Bryan Smith of Pollock pulled his boat into Jeff's Marine Service in Aberdeen this morning, he didn't know he had a problem. As he walked away after parking, another customer noticed smoke coming from Smith's boat. “What have you got burning?

 Stranded boater rescued off Fire Island
Wall Street Journal
BELLPORT, N.Y. — Police have rescued a Long Island boater who got stranded on a sandbar near a Fire Island inlet. Suffolk County police say the man's 19-foot Carolina Skiff got hung up on the ocean side east of Bellport Beach in Bellport. The boater

 Man seriously injured in Peace River boating accident
A 50 year old male was transported to a hospital in Edmonton this morning with serious injuries sustained in a boating accident last night on the Peace River. RCMP, the Taylor Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance responded to the incident near Taylo

 3 Canoeists Rescued From Lake CdA
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Three Coeur d'Alene men were rescued and treated for hypothermia after there canoe capsized near Higgens Point (actually Osprey Point) on Lake Coeur d'Alene early this afternoon. The three — Jason S. Parker, 58, Sierra R. Parker, 32, and Ronald 

College student's throat cut in jetski accident
A source told reporters that the girl was riding a jetski at high speed when she ran into the string of a "water walking ball", cutting her neck and causing her to have trouble breathing. Her friends screamed for help, and the girl was soon rushed to ...

Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat in dramatic Channel rescue
Barry and District News
The woman was pulled out of the water by the helicopter and was flown to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where the Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team had attended the helicopter landing site to assist. The Barry Island Coastguard Rescue Team ...

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