Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week:

Huntington to Launch Safe Boating Week
While the official Safe Boating Week runs from May 18-24, classes kick off May 13. On the full agenda is a class for certification under a new Suffolk County boating law, passed in response to the drowning of three children in Oyster Bay last summer.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boater safety class offered May 18 in Potsdam
North Country Now
POTSDAM -- A New York State Department of Parks and Recreation Marine Unit-sponsored boater safety class is being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at the Potsdam Police Complex Community Room off the Main Street parking lot. Anyone who ...

Steuben Co. gets funds for more lake patrols -
The funding will also be used to pay for boater education classes. The funding allowed for patrols in 2012 on lakes that had previously not seen the presence of law enforcement officers. Sheriff Tim Troyer believes the increased patrols in 2012 are in

 Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety class
The class will cover all of the needs for the novice and experienced boater in six chapters, following a short knowledge quiz . Certificates will be awarded. The cost is $35 per person, payable by cash or check. In addition to the class May 18, there .

Boating safety courses scheduled
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Two boating safety courses will be at the John N. Harms Center for Advanced Technology in Scottsbluff. The class covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention. Parents are encouraged to attend with their ...

Police, community and calendar briefs for May 4
The Harris Chain Sail and Power Squadron will hold a safe boating course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at Millers Boating Center,1661 NW 57th St., Ocala. The cost is $49 for the first family member and $25 each for other family members willing to share ..

 Calendar of Events
Press of Atlantic City
BOATING CLASS, May 4 and June 1, Price Hall, Academy and Seashore Roads, Cold Spring. Students will receive a New Jersey Safe Boating Certificate, which is required by law for all persons 16 years of age and older who intend to operate a personal .

 Outdoor calendar: Week of May 5
Confidence in Boating: A course for women interested in building their confidence in boating. Instructors are women of Division 7, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, Columbia River Yacht Club, 37 N.E. Tomahawk Island ...

Boating Safety News:

Recreational boating season opens: Let's be safe out there; Boat parade on PT ...
Port Townsend Leader
The U.S. Coast Guard also advises mariners to know the weather conditions and dress for the water temperature rather than air temperature. While air temperatures may be rising as the seasons change, the water temperature throughout the Pacific ...

 Another View: Time is right for bill targeting drunken boaters
The State Journal-Register
Or, should sharper teeth be added to the law to curb their enthusiasm for tipsy boating? State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, favors the latter approach. A bill sponsored by Morrison, Senate Bill 1479, which passed the Illinois Senate last ...

Boating tips
Daily Astorian
The Oregon Marine Board offers online information for boaters. At www.boatoregon .com, people can find everything from boat ramps, water levels, and the required equipment for boats. Callers can get a live person or a call back when they contact the ...

Life jacket might have saved lost Sea Tow captain's life
Press of Atlantic City
The company and its websites extol the value of PFDs and boating safety. Company founder Joe Frohnhoefer created the Sea Tow Foundation in 2007 to promote safe recreational boating practices, in order to reduce accidents, fatalities and damage.

 Police issue warm-weather water safety reminders
"We encourage people to have fun but to pay extra attention to others on the water and as always, wear your life jacket, and know and follow the boating laws," said Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rodney Rochon, who leads the marine unit. People are ...

Warm weather, cold water can be dangerous mix for boaters and paddlers
Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
With daytime temperatures rising into the high 60s this weekend, many boaters and paddlers may be coaxed to the water. “Even though the air is warm, it's important to remember that water temperatures may still be in the 40s or lower,” said Kara Owens

 USCG Auxiliary Hosts Open House at Coast Guard Station Townsends Inlet
Cape May County Herald (press release)
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is a volunteer, non-military branch of the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is charted by Congress to promote safe Recreational Boating. One of the Auxiliary programs that is available to the public is the ...

Lake Saint Louis association urges boat dock inspections
The organization that manages Lake Saint Louis' private amenities is encouraging residents to make sure their boat docks are safe from electrical problems as boating season begins this year. The Lake Saint Louis Community Association is suggesting

ERRC member attends Jet Ski Water Rescue training in Italy
Gozo News
ERRC member attends Jet Ski Water Rescue Training in Italy A member and Water Rescue Instructor of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo, Darren Xerri, has successfully completed a one-week course in Rescue Operations with Jet Skis ...

 Coast Guard investigating hoax distress calls
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to find the person who's suspected of making more than a dozen fake distress calls over the past three years. Lieutenant Nick Barrow said the Coast Guard has spent more than ...

 Boating column: Here's a prep list for launching your boat
It will cover all boating basic safety topics. Upon passing the course a certificate will be issued that covers all boating and PWC requirements for New York state. There is a small fee for the course. The certificate issued is mandatory for all PWC ..

Cold water can be deadly on warm weekend
But, while the air will be warm experts are warning that local waters will be dangerously cold. Lane County Search and Rescue has already responded to boating accidents this spring; two that happened over the past week. Doug Caven, a river guide for

 May is most dangerous months for drowning in Washington
If you had to guess which month claimed the most lives to boating deaths, you might think of July, which is the month when warmer weather finally settles in. You'd be close, but you would be wrong. May edges out out according to the state parks ..

 Corps of Engineers Safety Programs Return for Lake Allatoona Rec Season
"The goal is to educate boaters on the importance of wearing their life jackets and to always make safety a priority while boating and on the water," Park Ranger Stephen Cain said in a release. The Corps' Life Jacket Loaner Program also is back in 2013 ...

Boating Fatalities:

Body of missing boater found in Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Salt Lake Tribune
Search and rescue workers have recovered the body of a Wyoming boater deep in the waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman Susie Potter said Friday that the remains of 46-year-old Danny Angelo Durante, of Jackson, ...

Fisherman Dies After Falling Overboard Near King Cove - Kucb
A Good Samaritan vessel found the deceased, but the Coast Guard isn't releasing the crew member's name or any details about the incident until next of kin have been notified. Petty Officer Jonathan Klingenberg says four vessels from King Cove 

The Blotter: Man killed in boating accident
Austin American-Statesman
One man died and another was seriously injured in a boating accident Friday night at the Double D Ranch Lake in Bastrop County. John Russell Roy, 54, of Friendswood was killed and David Fentress was hurt when the boat hit a concrete water intake a few ...

  Negligent homicide indictment in fatal boating accident
Foster's Daily Democrat
Cable also faces a Class B misdemeanor charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and a violation-level citation for driving a powerboat without obtaining a boater safety certificate. Another violation alleges the boat didn't have ...

Capsized kayaker identified
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
The female victim, Cheryl Pagel, 56, of rural Brainerd, was kayaking with a group on the river near the dam when her kayak capsized. Another member of the kayaking group, 63-year-old Jeffrey Kidder of Baxter, jumped into the river and was able to pull ..

 Man drowns in Lake Taupo
The man was found by police and Lake Taupo Volunteer Coastguard personnel at Whangamata Bay near Kinloch last night. Police understand that the man launched his boat at Kinloch yesterday afternoon. Senior Constable Barry Shepherd said police were ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues :

Two rescued from sailboat
Houma Courier (blog)
A man and woman were rescued from a sailboat that was damaged by Friday's wind and rain, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The pair were rescued about 3:30 a.m. from the 36-foot boat, which was about 50 miles southwest of Terrebonne Bay in the Gulf of ...

 Deckhand questioned after burning trawler sinks yacht
Coffs Coast Advocate
AS toxic smoke billowed from the burning longliner the Kim Ocean, Amy Reko stepped off a nearby yacht she was staying on and called triple-0. It was by chance that her friend's luxury 48-foot yacht, the Owl and the Pussycat was moored behind the Coffs ...

Dungeness lifeboat comes to aid to stricken yacht
This is Kent
The crew of Pride and Spirit helped out the four people on board the 27ft yacht, which had been travelling from Eastbourne to Dover. . HELP: The lifeboat towed the yacht to Dover. Once on the scene, three miles off the coast of Dungeness, the vessel .

Sailing Official Responds to Capsizing
The Director of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club Sailing School says a capsized sail boat near Long Pond is a fairly typical event. This week the RNC reported that three people escaped injury after a 26-foot catamaran capsized in the area Wednesday .

Kayaker Invented Missing Canoeists
Outside Magazine
Andrew Wallace, 30, told police that he had fallen into the Chippewa River while kayaking because he was trying to rescue two men clinging to their capsized canoe. He said the two men were swept downstream, prompting a massive search by land, sea, and ...

Coast Guard responds to boat taking on water in Mayo
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a boat taking on water Friday morning near Mayo. A crew from the Coast Guard's Annapolis Station were on scene at the South River as of 11:30 a.m. Initial reports were that a boat was on fire, U.S. Coast Guard .

Boat capsizes off Asbury Park beach
Asbury Park Press
Boat Washes Up On Asbury Park Beach: RAW VIDEO: Asbury Park beach operator Don McLean cleans up debris from a boat that washed ashore at 5th Avenue. STAFF VIDEO BY THOMAS P. COSTELLO ...

 Skipper and crew scattering friend's ashes are rescued as their £ 1m restored ...
Daily Mail
Destroyed: The historic fishing boat was destroyed after it smashed against rocks - while the crew prepared to scatter a friend's ashes at sea. Here parts of the vessel can be seen strewn across the beach. Mayday: The 50ft ship as it was before it was .

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat off Terrebonne Bay
WWL First News
The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew rescued a man and woman from a 36-foot sailboat disabled by storms. The crew also treated a cut on the woman's leg after she and the man were hoisted into the helicopter Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Petty Officer ...

 Woman rescued after falling from yacht off Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan
BBC Bristol website
A woman has been flown to hospital after falling overboard from a yacht off Nash Point in the Vale of Glamorgan, say Swansea coastguards. The skipper of the 35ft yacht sent a radio and mayday message at 07:10 BST reporting the emergency. The woman 

 Two injured in Lake Tapps watercraft crash
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
Two people were seriously injured in a personal watercraft crash on Lake Tapps just after 5 p.m. Friday. Numerous witnesses called 911 to report that a personal watercraft carrying two people crashed at a high rate of speed into a dock on the 3000 ..

 Boaters rescued after hours in ocean
U-T San Diego
The boat was five or six miles off the coast went it capsized. The small craft did not issue a mayday call before it went down, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Roll. The boaters — a 47-year-old father and his two sons, ages 18 and 24 ..

 Boat capsizes with 3 people being rescued
According to reports Deputy Jospeh pulled all three victims on-board his boat, taking them to Sandsprit Park where Martin County Fire Rescue Units were waiting. Stay tuned to CBS 12 news for more details as they become available.Boat capsizes with

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