Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 News Item of the day:

 Life jacket a lifeline for kayaker
Port Stephens Examiner
Mr Davoodifar, from Sydney, was the centre of a large scale search involving Port Stephens water police, Roads and Maritime Services, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Fingal Bay Surf Lifesavers after his kayak took on water and he was separated from 

National Safe Boating Week May 18

 "Take a Boating Course" a Core Message of 2013 National Safe Boating Week
Sacramento Bee
OTTAWA, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Online boating educator will join boating organizations across Canada in raising awareness during National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 18th until the 24th. One of the key messages of the ...

National Safe Boating Week starts Saturday - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
Public and private organizations are ramping up efforts to increase boater awareness of state safety guidelines as boating season and National Safe Boating Week begin. In 2011 boating accidents reached a 10-year high, underscoring the need for easier ...

 Free event kicks off boating safety week
Representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Sea Scouts and the Kaua'i Fire Department and Ocean Safety Bureau announce National Safe Boating Day, Saturday at the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor area.

 Life Jackets Focus of National Safe Boating Week
Hunting and Fishing. May 15, 2013. Boating safety experts want to get something off their chest and onto yours...a life jacket. The importance of flotation devices and other watercraft safety tips are the focus of the 2013 National Safe Boating Week ...

 Lifeline invention floats boat safety -
With boating season now upon us, it's time to revisit safety on the water. In fact, May 18 to 24 is National Safe Boating Week. No matter the size of your vessel, every boat owner not only needs, but also is required by law, to store a variety of ...

Boating Safety Education:

 Coastal kayaking class May 18-19
Lincoln City News Guard
LINCOLN CITY - Here is your chance to participate in the rapidly growing and popular water sport of coastal kayaking. A coastal kayaking class is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lincoln City Community Center pool and from 9 a.m ...

 Boater safety class to begin in Branch County
National Safe Boating week begins this Saturday so it's perfect timing for the start of this season's Branch County Boater Safety Classes. The class is free of charge and is taught at the Branch County 911 center on East Chicago Road next to the airport.

Boater's Safety courses to begin in June and July
6 to 9 p.m. July 10-11 at Saugatuck Yacht Club, 15 Park St., Saugatuck. For more information: The Allegan County Sheriff's Office will host Boater's Safety courses in June and July. These courses will be free and open to the ...

 AGFC offers boating education course
Baxter Bulletin
The AGFC's Mandatory Boating Education Regulation says anyone born after 1985 must take and pass an approved AGFC Boating Education Course, and carry proof that he or she has satisfactorily completed the course, in order to operate a motorboat in ..

Boating safety classes
Shore News Today
One-day classes on boating safety will be held on Saturdays, June 1, July 6 at Price Hall, Academy and Seashore roads in Cold Spring. Students will receive a New Jersey Safe Boating Certificate, which is required by law for all persons 16 years of age

 Boating safety course offered
The Sparta Independent
LAKE HOPATCONG — Start the boating season off right and keep your family and friends safe. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 67 on Lake Hopatcong, will be conducting an About Boating Safely course on Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ..

Coast Guard Auxiliary to tout safe boating
Hernando Today
As a part of Safe Boating Week 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 15-08 Hernando Beach is participating in the national “Read, Set, Wear It!” campaign. The auxiliary will be performing free boat and vessel safety checks starting at 8 a.m., with the ...

Boating Safety News:

Yellowstone to check boats for invasive species - The Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette
All motorized and nonmotorized watercraft entering Yellowstone National Park's lakes must first pass an aquatic invasive species inspection as part of the watercraft permitting process. National Park Service staff will conduct inspections seven days a ...

Coast Guard Lake Worth holds Safe Boating Expo -
The United States Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet is holding an open house this Saturday May 18 to promote water safety. The Coast Guard Station at 3300 Lakeshore Dr. Riviera beach will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm. Coast Guard officials ...

Boating safety critical heading into summer season
Allentown Morning Call
"We monitor the boating industry year-round," said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises Inc., which is the parent company of Boat Ed and "With warmer weather comes the increased potential for boating accidents.

 Below the Waterline: Battery Maintenance 101 -
Bloomington Pantagraph
When you think of necessities in a boat, things like life jackets, fire extinguishers, trolling motors, depth finders and outboard engines come to mind. You might even throw a rod and reel or your lucky hat into that mix, but some of the less glamorous ...

Recreational Boating Fatalities at All-time Low
Washington state requires each driver to have a boater education card and federal grant money allows Benton County to increase patrols on the river during the summer. "We're able to increase our enforcement as well as Franklin County and Walla Walla ...

 Be safe this summer and wear your life jackets
Ontario Argus Observer
Idaho is a boater's paradise. Hundreds-of-thousands of motorized and non-motorized vessels take to Idaho waterways annually. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) would like to remind boater's to “Wear It” – Always wear your life jacket.

New state BUI law takes effect today
WSB Radio
Another part of the law that requires boater education classes for those born since 1998 takes effect next year. “We're making certain that Georgia's waterways are a place where people can come and have a good time with their families and have great ...

BAC limit reduction for boaters in effect today
WSB Atlanta
Boaters Channel 2's Sophia Choi spoke with said they'd rather be safe than sorry. “With all the risk factors that are on Lake Lanier, it is probably a good thing,” boater Scott Fuhrman said. “When you're out on 400 or 85 or 285, you have lanes and markers.

Deal: State is serious about boating safety
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Deal and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams ended a two-day tour of seven popular boating destinations in Georgia called “.08: Where the Rudder Meets the Road.” The tour is intended to raise awareness about the new law.

  Boating enforcement to focus on education - Gainesville Times
Gainesville Times
Today's remarks at Laurel Park by Gov. Nathan Deal are expected to focus on the boating under the influence portion of the boating safety reforms passed by the legislature and signed into law April 23. The legal blood alcohol content for boating was ...

 Driving and boating under the influence now on even playing field
The legal blood alcohol content while boating is now the same as on the road. The FOX 31 Newscast is Albany, Georgia's only 10PM local newscast. For more local stories around Southwest Georgia, visit Visit us on Facebook at ...

Santa Clara County Advises Safe Boating Practices
With the official opening of the summer boating season scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind boaters to practice safe boating on county reservoirs. Equipping recreational ...

164 Boaters Certified During "Boating Education Lagniappe Day"
KATC Lafayette News
Boating Education Lagniappe Day ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at eight locations across the state and consisted of the National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course, food and drinks, giveaways and door prizes all ..

 Agencies announce effort to curb drunken driving, boating
Charlotte Observer
Boaters on Mountain Island Lake this summer can check out life jackets for free at the Riverbend and Neck Road boating access areas and return them to the kiosks there when done. The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission paid for the kiosks and life ...

 Senator gets tough over boating issue
Paris Post Intelligencer
When water is released through spillways, turbulence immediately below a dam is dangerous to boaters. Several drownings have occurred, so the corps issued plans to ban boating within a certain distance below the spillways. Fishermen safety is debated ..

Law enforcement gears up for drunk drivers, boaters
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- For the third-straight year, the State Highway Patrol and the Wildlife Resources Commission are coming together with the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division to help keep drunk and impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel.

 Boaters encouraged to complete safety checklist before heading out on water
"This time of year is when boating season gets into full swing. The weather warms up and more people are boating, fishing and those those types of water recreation," said Capt. Tim Hull, public information officer for Missouri State Highway Patrol in ...

Youth learn about boating
Photo provided: What a great partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County (BGC) and the Vero Beach Power Squadron. Members of the squadron hosted members of the BGC on a boating/fishing outing. The youth began the morning ..

Friday is Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day
In 2011, the Coast Guard counted 4588 accidents that involved 758 deaths, 3,081 injuries and approximately $52 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. Participants in cities around the globe will gather to ...

Make safe boating and paddling second nature on the water says OPP
Wall Street Journal (press release)
With Safe Boating Awareness Week getting underway next week (May 18-24, 2013), the OPP is reminding all boaters and paddlers that being well-informed and focused on safe boating practices is a sure-fire way to enjoy a tragedy-free boating season.

Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Notebook
Sawyer County Record (blog)
“Safe boating means making it a habit to put on your life jacket – and making sure everyone in your boat has one on, too – before you turn the key and pull your boat from the dock,” says DNR conservation warden and boating law administrator Roy Zellmer.

Kayaks increasingly popular, safety afloat still an issue
It was 11 feet long, weighed in at some 23 pounds and looked like a kayak. Since this little watercraft wasn't technically a kayak, the boat company chose to label it a “Poke Boat.” After my initial examination of the boat I turned to the dealer and

 Dorset father's petition for boat cord law
Dorset Echo
Mr Johnson's son Tristan Douglas-Johnson, 20, was killed by a runaway RIB boat at Southampton International Boat Show in 2000, after he and two others were thrown from the boat. Weymouth Gig Rowing Club was set up in his memory. Mr Johnson, 60 ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Coast Guard continues search for missing kayaker
21-year old Joseph Kane of Pensacola launched his yellow kayak at Lake Frederick near NAS Pensacola around two o'clock yesterday afternoon... He was supposed to come home by five that evening, but he never returned. Kane's father says he is an

 2 die after boats collide on Grand Lake in eastern Oklahoma
KETCHUM — A boat collision Tuesday evening on the Duck Creek arm of Grand Lake has claimed the life of two people, said Grand River Dam Authority spokesman Justin Alberty. Advertisement. A passenger boat collided with a houseboat around 5:30 p.m., 

Body identified as missing boater, Coddington
Poughkeepsie Journal
The missing boaters — Barrett Raymond, 31, of Hyde Park and Baylin Coddington, 26, of Millbrook — fell into 48-degree Hudson River water near the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park when their canoe tipped roughly 200 yards off shore, according to ...

Coast Guard Searching for Boater Who Went Missing Near Key West
NBC 6 South Florida
Coast Guard Searching for Boater Who Went Missing Near Key West. Alaska man vanishes during trip from Fort Myers to Key West. By Brian Hamacher. | Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | Updated 10:28 AM EDT. View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. Coast Guard ...

 Former Dyersburg student killed in boating accident
Swetnam was crowned Miss Midtown Tulsa Teen back in 2010 and Miss Oklahoma Teen USA later that year. Rachel Swetnam was killed in a boating accident late Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma. The accident happened at the Arrowhead Yacht Club ...

 Oklahoma Boating Accident Kills Two UA Students
“We are shocked and saddened by news that two University of Arkansas students were killed in a boating accident in Oklahoma on Tuesday evening. We are keeping the families and friends of these students in our hearts during this difficult time, and ...

 6-year-old girl drowns as boat carrying immigrants founders off Greek islet
Washington Post
ATHENS, Greece — A 6-year-old girl drowned when a small boat crammed with immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally sank off an eastern Aegean Sea islet. Greece's Merchant Marine Ministry says 21 people, mainly Syrians, were rescued after the vessel ...

Man drowns trying to unload boat at Lake Waco
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Police found no signs of foul play at the boat ramp where the accident happened Tuesday. Authorities believe Ives was unloading his boat when it floated away. Ives wasn't wearing a life jacket when he tried to swim to the boat. His body was recovered ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

 Boat fire burns man, causes damage to Toms River home
Asbury Park Press
Fire fighters from Ocean Beach and Seaside Heights battle a boat on fire that also damaged a home on Silver Beach Road Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Ocean Beach section Toms River, NJ. / Jody Somers / Asbury Park Press. Firefighters extinguish a boat ...

 Shrimp boat fire spreads in Tarpon Springs
WTSP 10 News
Shrimp boat fire spreads in Tarpon Springs. An engine room fire destroys an 85-foot shrimp boat moored at the fuel docks in ... Kids in your car: 12 times more distracting than cell phones. An Australian study shows that kids are 12 times more ...

Dwyer sentenced to 30 days in jail in drunken boating incident
Baltimore Sun
The pilot of the other boat involved is also scheduled to appear in the same courtroom Tuesday on three charges: negligent operation of a vessel, not registering his boat and a rules of the road violation. Mark "Randy" Harbin, 52, of Pasadena, was ...

 Wind capsizes sailboat, 2 adults, 4 kids rescued
Smith Mountain Eagle
George Tawes, a volunteer with Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire & Rescue, said four children and two adults were rescued after the 24 ft. sailboat they were in capsized May 4 on a cold, windy day. “On arrival, responders found six persons stranded on ...

 Sailors rescued after boat capsizes in Port Credit
Sailors rescued after boat capsizes in Port Credit. MISSISSAUGA — The Peel Regional Police Marine Unit has rescued two people after their sailboat capsized this afternoon on Lake Ontario near Port Credit. Police say they received a call just after 2 p ...

 CCSO Marine Deputies Battle Rough Seas Responding To Emergency In Gulf
Naples Daily News
Standing at the bow of a 25-foot Collier County Sheriff's Office marine boat, Cpl. James Byrns attempted to hand off an automated external defibrillator (AED) to a passenger on a 50-foot sailboat, where another passenger was having a medical emergency.

 Yacht sinks in Fairhaven
FAIRHAVEN — A 48-foot ocean yacht, docked at Fairhaven Shipyard for service, sank early today in about 8 feet of water, fire officials said. The yacht Elude came to rest on its side during low tide, after first taking on water about 3 a.m. at the Fort 

 Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat assists stricken yacht
Isle of Wight Mail
latest2 In the morning of Saturday 11 May the Yarmouth all-weather lifeboat The Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer) was called to assist the 42ft yacht Neroli in strong winds 3 miles west of the Needles rocks. The Neroli, which was on passage to Poole ..

 6 people rescued after canoe capsizes off Marina del Rey
Los Angeles Times
Six people were rescued off Marina del Rey Tuesday evening after their outrigger canoe capsized in rough seas. All were treated and later released after they were pulled from the water about 7:45 p.m., according to authorities. The vessel overturned ...

Anglers Rescue DNR Officers in Boundary Waters
“The canoe was overturned and we kind of all realized together that it was a pretty serious situation, you know, life or death,” Thom said. The water temperatures were dangerously low after the recent thaw according to DNR officials. Thom said he was ...

2 rescued by Providence fire boat on training run
The Providence Journal
The two men in their 30s had been taking a motorized canoe from Conimicut in Warwick to Bullocks Point in East Providence. Waves swamped their canoe, leaving them in the water, Kenyon said. "They were pretty fortunate guys," Kenyon said. Once they ...

 Wyoming reservoir search and rescue leads to arrests - Casper Star-Tribune
Casper Star-Tribune Online
The 19- and 20-year old men had actually stolen the watercraft but were stranded when it capsized, according to sheriff's office Lt. Gus Holbrook. The two were unable to turn the watercraft back over and were forced to swim about 100 yards to shore ...

 Two Men Adrift Rescued off McGregor Point
Maui Now
Rescue crews aboard the Maui Fire Department's Air One helicopter and jet ski located the two men in their 20s drifting south towards Kahoʻolawe at around 5:15 p.m., said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. Fire officials say both men were in good ...

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