National Safe Boating Week May 18-24
Louisiana Safe Boating Week Set For May 18-24
KATC Lafayette News
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will again be reminding all boaters to be safe, responsible and knowledgeable while on the water during this safe boating week. Safe Boating Week is a time for all boaters to inspect their
Safe Boating Awareness Week Gets Underway - The Meaford Independent
The Meaford Independent
When it comes to public safety, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) expects no less of boaters and paddlers navigating Ontario waterways than they do of motorists travelling on Ontario roads. With Safe Boating Awareness Week getting underway next week ...
Rules of the waterway: TAKE A BOATING COURSE
Valley morning Star
Upon looking through the United States Boating Institute information, I came across several organizations that offer safety boating classes. The first is The United States Power Squadron. Take this public boating course to learn the basics of safer and ...
National Safe Boating Week May 18th-24th
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRA Nashville, TN – National Safe Boating
Week is May 18th-24th and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will
be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the 2013 summer boating season begins.
Door County To Celebrate Safe Boating Week
A sunny day on the water can turn deadly in seconds. Wisconsin ranks No. 7 in the nation for boating fatalities, with boating mishaps causing 23 deaths in the state in 2012 alone. The National Safe Boating Council is hoping to increase life jacket ...
Life jacket loaner program to start at Mountain Island Lake
To kick off Boating
Safety Week, officials on May 16 will unveil the new loan kiosks
installed at the Riverbend Access Area of Mountain Island Lake. Boaters and swimmers at the lake can borrow life jackets from the kiosks, which will operate under the ...
Outdoors digest | Catch of the week
Kansas City Star
In conjuction with National Safe Boating
Week, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct free vessel safety checks
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the Little Platte boat ramp at
Smithville Lake. The checks will provide boaters with problems that might ...
Winthrop Safe Boating Day to Be Held on May 19
“Winthrop Safe Boating Day-Operation Paddle Smart” begins 2013 National Safe Boating Week on Sunday May 19th at Cottage Park Yacht Club from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Come and learn how to properly wear inflatable life vests & inherently buoyant PFD's ...
Celebrate National Safe Boating Week
KAHULUI - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard
Marine Safety Team are launching National Safe Boating Week with an
informative and fun event at the Kahului Boat Ramp on Saturday, May 18,
from 8 a.m. to noon.
Boating Safety Education Classes:
Allegan County Sheriff's Office Offering Boater's Safety Classes
ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — For those who want to learn how to operate a
boat, the Allegan County Sheriff's Office is going to host boater's safety classes. Courses are free to attend, and are open to anyone 12 years of age and older, ...
Paddle school days begin
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Tennessee Valley Canoe
Club is ramping up for its annual paddle school May 31-June 2.
Depending on the students' skill levels and desired type of instruction,
classes will be held on either the Ocoee or the Hiwassee river. Water
sessions will be ...
Cannon River Watershed to host kayak class
The Cannon River Watershed Partnership will host a class on learning to kayak
from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Instructors are Marshall Wright (ACA
instructor) and Betsy Wright. Class will be held at 5351 Elkton Trail,
Faribault. Free to CRWP members.
Boating Safety News:
Md. DNR urges boaters to wear life jackets to work Friday to promote boater safety
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's Natural Resources Police have come up with a highly visible way of promoting boater
safety. The agency has declared Friday “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work
Day.” Officers are urging people to join them in wearing personal ...
Boating Safety Tips - Kode
Four States Homepage
wind, it's kind of like riding a motorcycle in a way but you have the
water around you and you can get away from people," said James Norman, Boater. Although boating can be peaceful, he also knows it can be dangerous. So, he takes precautions.
Boating safety starts before you launch
Brett Witt with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said their website, www.dnr.sc.gov/boating/safety, has a boater safety checklist to check before you leave the landing as well as when you're on the water. "The checklist includes a
Boating alcohol limit reduced to equal driving
Savannah Morning News
DNR will be joining other state law enforcement officials in this
year's annual summer traffic enforcement campaign from Memorial Day to
Labor Day, targeting motorists and boaters under the influence. There were 180 boaters cited with boating under .
NC agencies to crack down on drunken boating
Greensboro News & Record
"On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive" campaign is about to
start its third year of discouraging drunken driving and boating. North Carolina Highway Patrol Maj. Patricia Pool says officers need help from the public to prevent injuries.
Five things about boating
But: You must have an official form of identification on you when boating under some circumstances. If you were born after Jan. 1, 1988, you need to have a boating safety education card and a photo ID while operating a vessel with 10 horsepower or greater.
Boating in 2013: There's an App for that! NY's Discover Better Boating series ...
The Discover Better Boating
in New York television series of monthly tips resumes May 18. The
educational outreach is a collaboration by New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and YNN, Syracuse. The first ...
Parks and Rec Tells Boaters:Wear Your Life Jacket - Times-News
Twin Falls Times-News
Make sure they are USCG approved,” said Juelie Traska, Parks and Recreation's boating education coordinator, in a press release. “Nationally, over 700 people drown each year from recreational boating accidents, making it imperative for you to wear your ...
Iowa DNR is taking a closer look at the drinking while boating statistics
from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources show that with one
exception, the Iowa Great Lakes has ranked consistently among the top
five regions in the state for arrests for boating while intoxicated, or BWI, since 2008. According to the ...
The start of the long Memorial Day weekend is now just over a week away. So the "unofficial" start of the local boating
season is almost here. It means a lot of safety checks for the
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. We went along today on a patrol
Free Boat Inspections at Barnegat, Ship Bottom May 25
who meet the safety requirements are issued an official auxiliary
decal, while those who fail the inspection receive a written report
outlining any deficiencies and how to schedule a follow-up safety check.
No reports are issued to law ...
Bremerton Sail & Power Squadron installs new officers
Commander Sherrick addressed attendees challenging them to explore new
waters not only by visiting new ports, but extending boating knowledge and public service within USPS. Next D/Cdr. Sherrick installed Cdr. Jean Marie Muenzenberger, ...
Federal government renews funding for boat safety projects
Under Transport Canada's Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP), the government has set aside roughly $1.8 million over the next three years for 11 boating safety awareness projects. The program aims to improve the availability of national boating ...
BoatUS awards grant to Annapolis non-profit - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
annual grant program is designed to help non-profit groups,
associations, organizations and other waterway users help spread the
message about safe and clean boating practices at the grassroots level. Annapolis Green, whose mission is to promote ...
Kayaker credits lifejacket for saving his life
Bay warehouse assistant Fhelipe Davoodifar, 26, who owns the kayak
which was swamped on his return trip offshore from Nelson Bay with a
friend, said he always wore a lifejacket when boating. 'I usually kayak in Sydney Harbour but I've been ...
On The Bay: May 17, 2013 - AntonNews.com
Port Washington News
The beginning of an active boating
season on Manhasset Bay and LI Sound is just weeks away. Before the
season begins, it might be a good idea to think about boat safety.
Whether you are a skipper or crew, racing or out for a nice leisurely
Legislation introduced to change blood alcohol limit for boaters
LANSING (WKZO) -- A State House committee has approved legislation that would change the laws regarding drinking and boating. State Representative Matt Lori says he's been working on this for years. The plan would make the legal limit .08 for boats, ...
Anchoring canoes or kayaks in fast water
salmon and brook trout were taking streamers and wet flies almost as
fast as I could cast to them. Dark clouds in the west thickened and
rumbles of thunder rolled up the river. Time to pull anchor and get the canoe pointed toward shore. With ...
Coast Guard's Operation Paddle Smart program
As more people get ready to head out onto the water, the Coast Guard
wants to make sure boaters are prepared in case of an emergency.
They're asking you to mark your watercraft. WMTW News 8's Thema Ponton
has the details on their Operation Paddle .
Politicians call for recreational boat regulation
Two Northern Territory politicians have told Parliament they would like to see changes to recreational boating safety and regulations. These would include blood alcohol restrictions for skippers and a boat identification system. Daly MLA Gary Higgins ...
Drunken boat drivers: How would you like $5000 fine or year in jail?
The bill strengthens Washington's boating
under the influence (BUI) law by making the penalty for BUI a gross
misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000 and 364 days in jail.
Additionally, the law now allows for implied consent, which means an .
Lake association warning against boat wakes before holiday weeke - WSFA.com ...
If you're headed to the lake anytime soon...beware. Where you take your boat
and how you drive it could mean the difference between life and death. A
new campaign encourages drivers to watch their wake.More >>. If
you're headed to the lake anytime ...
Boating Fatalities And Missing:
Police recover missing boater's body at reservoir
Police are searching the reservoir at Spruce Run Recreation Area in Clinton for a missing boater.
/ Courtesy Alice Oldford. More. UNION (HUNTERDON) — David Swanson's
wife expected to find back from a fishing trip when she returned to the
Body recovered after crash on eastern Maine lake
GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine (AP) — Game wardens have recovered the body of a missing boater
from an eastern Maine lake after a crash. The Maine Warden Service says
the body of 65-year-old Vincent J. Bartolomeo was recovered from West
NEW INFO in Deadly Boating Accident Investigation - Knwa
The investigation continues into a boating
accident that killed two University of Arkansas students this week. It
happened Tuesday evening on Grand Lake in Oklahoma. CLICK HERE to see
our initial report on the accident. Now the Grand River Dam ..
Local man one of victims in Oklahoma boating accident - Texarkana Gazette
A Texarkana, Ark., man died in a boating
accident after a boat crashed into a docked and unoccupied houseboat on
a northeast Oklahoma lake. Passengers William “Trey” Lewis Varner III,
21, of Texarkana, Ark., and Rachel Nicole Swetnam, 21, of Grove,
Editorial: Boating tragedies tell tale
The Bay of Plenty Times
Inquests for three men killed in boating
tragedies were heard by coroner Dr Wallace Bain in Tauranga this week.
The inquests were held for Moses Vahai, who drowned in 2011 during a
fishing expedition with his teenage son; Shaun Hogarth, 23, who died ...
Camden fisherman drowns in Ouachita River
tells the Camden News (http://bit.ly/10ApeBX ) that the men were having
mechanical problems with their boat, and Bates fell in the water as the
watercraft was being towed. Camden police say Bates did not know how to swim and was not wearing a ...
2 boaters missing near Monroe
MONROE – The U.S. Coast Guard
confirmed today that two bodies recovered at Estral Beach in Monroe
County near the Canadian border are missing boaters. Monroe County
Sheriff Dale Malone said the bodies were found about 11 a.m.. The U.S.
Cornwall speedboat accident report says 'kill cord' not attached to driver
The report said it was still not clear why the family was thrown from the boat.
It continued: "The RHIB was fitted with a kill cord, but this was not
attached to the driver at the time of the accident. Consequently, when
the driver was ejected from the ...
Boating Accidents and Rescues:
Firefighters rescued two men from sinking vessel
Two 20-something-year-old men were taken to hospital as a precaution after their small sailboat
capsized in Lake Huron Wednesday evening. Point Edward and Sarnia fire
departments responded around 7:30 p.m., said Doug MacKenzie, chief with
Boaters, Including Two Children, Plucked from Water
The capsized sailboat was about eight feet long, he said. “It just got away from them,” he
said, adding that the boaters had been in shallow water and were heading
in when the boat capsized. Souza said he wasn't sure where the boat
Providence firefighters on marine training run rescue canoeists - The Republic
Rhode Island — Two canoeists have been rescued from the Providence
River by firefighters on a marine training run. The Providence Journal
reports (http://bit.ly/18N0w8Z ) the two men in their 30s were headed
from Warwick to East ..
Ferry rescues stricken yacht
Isle of Wight County Press
A NEW Isle of Wight ferry was involved in the rescue of a yacht this morning (Thursday). The Island Harbour Ferries service came across the stricken 45ft Pindar yacht during an 8.30am crossing between Cowes and the Hamble River. The yacht had run ...
Wyoming reservoir search and rescue leads to arrests - The Billings Gazette
About 7:45 p.m., the Natrona County Sheriff's Office was alerted about the watercraft
floating upside down on the east side of Goose Island in the Alcova
Reservoir, according to scanner reports. The marina owner pulled the
machine out of the water
Coast Guard assists 3 after boat runs aground in southern Door
Green Bay Press Gazette
The Coast Guard
issued a marine assistance radio broadcast, soliciting help from nearby
boaters but none responded. A rescue crew piloted by Petty Officer 3rd
class Ted Connelly took a 25-foot response boat from the Coast Guard Station in Sturgeon Bay.
Coast Guard rescues sailor 195 miles off Cape Cod
Cape Cod Today
The Coast Guard rescued a sailor from his disabled vessel approximately 195 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. May 16, 2013. A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to Air Station ...
Three people rescued off North Queensland coast after boat broke down 40 ...
THREE people have been rescued after their boat
broke down 40 nautical miles off the North Queensland coast overnight.
The Mackay locals activated their distress beacon early last night,
prompting an air and sea search by a bulk carrier, CQ Rescue .