Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week
READER SUBMITTED: Get A Vessel Safety Check (VSC) From The U.S. Coast ...
Hartford Courant
National Safe Boating Week is May 18 through 24. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and other boating safety partners across the U.S. are teaming up to promote safe and responsible boating, including voluntary wear of life jackets. In celebration

USCG: National Safe Boating Week May 19 - May 25 - Pacific News Center
Pacific News Center
The volunteer membership of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Guam Flotilla 2-24, together with the United States Coast Guard, Guam Boating Law Administrator's office, Guam Police Department Marine Patrol, Guam Fire and Rescue, the Guam ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

May 18 seminar to emphasize boating safety
Access North Georgia
Organizers say the purpose is to help increase awareness of boating safety issues. Representatives of several local law enforcement agencies will be on hand as well as lake partner agencies and local retailers giving away safety related information and ...

Safe boating course May 11 on Lake Wylie
Lake Wylie Pilot
America's Boating Course includes safe boating techniques, knots, useful hints, “rules of the road”, navigation, trailering and more. This one-day class with an exam will earn a certificate qualifying for a discount from most boat insurance companies.

 Boater safety course offered
The Daily Telegram
The Lenawee County Sheriff's Department will offer a free boater safety class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the sheriff's department, 405 N. Winter St., Adrian. The class breaks for lunch. Registration is required and space is limited. For ...

ND agency offers boating basics course
Jamestown Sun
Children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft this summer must take the state's boating basics course. Children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft this summer must take the state's boating basics course.

 Kingston Yacht Club Boating Safely course Saturday
Wicked Local Kingston
Kingston Yacht Club will sponsor “About Boating Safely,” an introductory safe boating course presented by the Satuit Flotilla, 12-8, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. over two Saturdays, May 11 and May 18, at ...

 (Neb.)- Boat Safety Course To Be Held In Chadron
(Chadron)- A boating safety course will be held at the Upper White Niobrara NRD office in Chadron on Tuesday, May 21, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. According to Eveland, the Nebraska ..

Boating Safety News:

Boater Safety
MI News 26
Students who receive a satisfactory test grade will receive their Michigan Boating Safety Certificate. Completion of the course is mandatory for people born after December 31, 1978 to operate a jet ski, for juveniles between 12 and 15 years old 

State Parks looking for boating angler or hunter to serve on safety advisory ...
The Seattle Times (blog)
The Boating Safety Advisory Council assists and advises the commission on the administration of its Boating Safety Program, which provides information and education on safe and environmentally sound boating practices to agencies, organizations and ...

Boating restrictions below Cumberland dams begin
The Courier-Journal
The Corps announced its plans to restrict boating access below dams on the Cumberland in December, drawing near-universal opposition from fishermen upset at losing access to prime waters. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., introduced the Freedom to Fish Act in ...

Patrols out searching boats for lawbreakers
SEATTLE — Officers are out patrolling on area lakes keeping people safe for the start of boating season. They're cracking down on boaters under the influence. It's the official start of boating season. the Mercer Island Police Department is patrolling ..

 Coastguards pay tribute to yacht crew after copybook rescue
Sail World
British Coastguards have paid tribute to the preparedness of a yacht crew in an MOB(COB) situation, which possibly saved the life of the overboard crew member who was wearing a life jacket and tethered to the yacht. While the crew could not retrieve ...

 Boat inspection station set to open in Ontario
Ontario Argus Observer
Quagga mussels, considered an invasive species by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, was found on the bow of this boat during a boat inspection in 2012. Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:00 am. Boat inspection station set to open in Ontario ..

Boater safety tips on Lake Shelbyville
Boater safety tips on Lake Shelbyville. Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:17 PM EST. Shelbyville – An update for boaters as the weather gets warmer. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers want to remind you about the boat rafting polices at Lake Shelbyville.

 Highway Patrol Urges Boater Safety Ahead Of Summer Season
(MissouriNET) - Looking forward to taking the boat out this summer? The Highway Patrol says now's the perfect time to brush up on boating safety. Lieutenant Eldon Wolfe warns about boaters fatigue, which can happen when someone's not used to the waves ...

 Should Life Jackets Be Mandatory For All Age Boaters?
Last year, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a mandatory requirement for all boaters to take safety courses. Boaters have until the start of the 2014 boating season to take the course, which will be available through several ...

 New boating laws aim to keep you safe on the water - WRBL-TV: News, Weather ...
Another new law requires anyone born in or after 1998 to take a boater education course before operating a water vessel. Also, children under the age of 13 are now required to wear a life vest on moving boats. Oliver recommends getting one that fits ...

 Many Maryland skippers required to take boating safety course
ANNAPOLIS - Now that the recreational boating season is beginning, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that most skippers age 41 and under are required to pass a boating safety course. The Boating Safety Education Law ...

 Inspections important part of boating safety
“We were going boating and decided it would be a good idea to get it checked,” Bob Young said. After the 20-minute inspection, the Youngs were off on Loyalhanna Lake. Coast Guard Auxiliary past commander Anthony Buyny said the inspections are about ...

Barnegat Bay boaters urged to use extra caution this season
Recreational boaters on Barnegat Bay—a popular waterway long known for its shallow depths—are being urged to be extra vigilant this season to avoid damaging their vessels. Cleanup following Superstorm Sandy is expected to extend through the summer, ..

Canoe Safety Patrol holds trainingVolunteers urges wearing of life jackets
UPPER DELAWARE - In 1979, a group of outdoor sportsmen were troubled by the number of people who were perishing in the Delaware River, so they decided to do something about it. And they did, by establishing The National Canoe Safety Patrol (NCSP), ...

 Outdoor News from the IL DNR with Smallmouth Bass Video
ChicagoNow (blog)
Life jackets save lives on the water, and Illinois law requires that personal floatation devices (PFDs) – life jackets or life vests – be available for each person aboard a boat or other watercraft. State law also requires that anyone under the age of ...

 Coast Guard auxiliary safety inspections ensure watercraft are good to go
Bob and Rebecca Young may steer a party barge most days of the week, but they take water safety seriously. The Penn Township couple brought their pontoon boat to Loyalhanna Lake for a free safety inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. On a

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

3 presumed dead after weekend canoeing incidents
Authorities say three people are missing following two separate boating incidents in Quebec over the weekend. In the Matapédia region, a Rimouski man is presumed to have drowned in the St-Léon river. The man, in his 40s, has not been seen since his .

2 die after canoe capsizes at reservoir near Los Gatos
San Francisco Chronicle
Two people are confirmed dead after a canoe carrying four people capsized in a reservoir near Los Gatos Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office was contacted just after 1 p.m. on a report of a ...

Two dead and four seriously injured in speedboat accident in Padstow in Cornwall
The Independent
According to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, six people were thrown from the boat, which then struck a number of those in the water. Falmouth coastguard was first notified of the incident at 3.48pm and local teams were dispatched, along with RNLI

 Man dies in boating accident in Taunton
(AP) — Authorities say a 47-year-old Taunton man has died in a boating accident on the Taunton River. The Bristol District Attorney's office said Monday that Manuel Pinheiro was struck in the head Sunday when the boat he was riding in struck a tree in ...

 Search continues for Pascagoula student missing after boating accident
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Sun Herald reported that a Jackson County Sheriff official confirmed eight boats are in the water looking for Brandon Rich who has been missing since 4 p.m. Sunday after a boating accident with his friend, Caleb Sweeten. Officials found Sweeten's ...

 British captain fell overboard in the middle of the Pacific as sailor is rescued
Daily Mail
A massive search was going on last night after a British sailor fell from his yacht in the Pacific, leaving his terrified fiancée on board alone. The woman, also from the UK, had little sailing experience and was unable to keep track of the man as he 

 2 dead after canoe capsizes on N. Calif. reservoir
San Jose Mercury News
The victims, Nicholas Nell, 35, of Scotts Valley, Calif., and Raymond Nell, 30, of Aptos, Calif., died Sunday after the canoe capsized at the Lexington Reservoir just south of Los Gatos shortly after 1 p.m., Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy Kurtis 

Rafting fatality on Stillaguamish River, man lost off innertube in Spanaway Lake
The Republic
SEATTLE — Two men apparently drowned in separate accidents Sunday on Washington waters, one in the Stillaguamish River and one in Spanaway Lake. The Snohomish County sheriff's office says a man and his wife were in a raft that overturned on the  

Stillaguamish River drowning victim identified
OSO -- The man who died in a rafting accident on the Stillaguamish River on Sunday has been identified. Jay R. Griffin, 54, of Everett, was dead by the time rescuers were able to bring him to the river bank, officials said. A woman who also was rafting ...

 Two die after being pulled from water
Two people died Sunday evening after Gloucester police and Coast Guard officials pulled them from the waters just off the town's coastline, according to reports from the Gloucester Daily Times citing the police chief. According to the Daily Times

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

 Boater abandons vessel after grounding
Lake Expo
Boater abandons vessel after grounding. Story · Comments · Image (3). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Behr Necessity grounded. LakeTow. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division found ...

Coast Guard frees sailboat that ran aground in Albemarle Sound (video)
“We passed over a bridle and secured it to the sailboat's mast through the chock on the bow of the sailboat,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Spence, the coxswain of the RBS from Station Elizabeth City. “We turned the sailboat's bow into the seas .

Honolulu sailboat bound for Long Beach still missing
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH -- The Coast Guard in Honolulu is still trying to get information from anyone who may have seen the missing 44-foot sailboat "Siesta." The agency put out a plea for help Saturday in locating the vessel that has missed its scheduled radio ...

Coast Guard locates missing sailboat
Hawaii News Now
The Coast Guard was able to locate a sailboat that had not been heard from since Friday night. The crew aboard the sailing vessel Siesta were located in no distress about 494 miles northeast of Honolulu on Sunday. Captain Curtis Collins and the crew on ..

 8 people OK after sailboat sinks in Hagg Lake
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Eight people are OK after their sailboat sank in Henry Hagg Lake Sunday. Emergency responders confirmed that no one was injured after the boat reportedly tipped over in the late morning at the lake in rural Washington County.

Police: William Tabert charged with boating while intoxicated after Northport ...
News 12 Long Island
(May 5, 2013 5:44 PM). Long Island authorities made their first BWI arrest of the season Saturday night. Police say 52-year-old William Tabert, of Fort Salonga, was drinking and driving his 21-foot motorboat when he hit a 50-foot sailboat in Northport ...

Sailboat Crashes into Jetty Triggering Rescue for Sailor and Pit Bull
A sailboat crashed into the jetty in the dark at Dana Point Harbor, and a seagoing dog was rescued from the surf-washed rocks when its owner returned on a kayak at first light today. The 28-foot sailboat ran into trouble at about 9:45 p.m. Friday and ..

 Coast Guard Issues 'Boating Under the Influence' Tickets
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two people were issued federal tickets after a Coast Guard law enforcement team boarded their boat, escorted it to land and conducted a series of field sobriety tests. According to a release from the Coast Guard, the team boarded a ...

 Long Island Man Arrested For Boating While Intoxicated
CBS Local
NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Fort Salonga man has been arrested by Suffolk County police for boating while intoxicated, police announced. According to police, William Tabert, 52, was operating a 21-foot Malibu motorboat when it struck a 50-foot ...

 Coast Guard rescues 3 people and a dog from capsized boat
WTSP 10 News
The Coast Guard strongly urges all boaters to equip their boats with life jackets, a VHF-FM radio and the appropriate navigational charts. Boaters are also strongly encouraged to take a boating safety course and file a float plan before going out on 

 Busy weekend for RNLI
Portsmouth News
Aaron Gent, a crew man for Portsmouth RNLI, said: 'The crew found a 26ft sailing yacht battling a increasing 10ft sea swell with a very shaken two person crew onboard. Unsure of the crews current condition a lifeboat volunteer was transferred to the ...

Three Men Rescued From Swollen Meramec River
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-Three men had to be rescued from the Meramec River Sunday morning after the canoe they were in flipped over in the swollen waters. The rescue took place near the Highway 21 bridge near the St. Louis/ Jefferson County ...

 Kayak instructor rescues 3 from Clackamas River
Chris Bensch was teaching a kayaking class in the river when he let a group of six people float by on two large rafts tied together, but then he realized they were headed for a large fallen tree. “I didn't even think anything of it until they started .

 Man dies in rafting accident near Oso
The trouble appeared to have started when the two rafts they were riding in became tangled up on logs, Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper said. The woman made it out of the river on her own. A hovercraft from Arlington Rural Fire traveled downstream to

Coast Guard rescues Bradenton boaters in Gulf of Mexico; boat remains adrift
ABC Action News
Paul Conners, 47, and Steve Kapecz, 42, were aboard the vessel "No Bananas" when they contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg and reported trouble with the boat Saturday afternoon. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater .

 2 Pa. men rescued after boat sinks in Delaware Bay -
GREENWICH, N.J. - Two Pennsylvania men escaped serious injury when the 20-foot boat they were in sank in waters off southern New Jersey. State police tell The Press of Atlantic City ( that 45-year-old Richard Stevens of ...

Young sailor rescued after boat thrown onto rocks
Shields Gazette
He was thrown into the water and his boat struck the rocks underneath the inside of the south Tyne pier. The student was rescued by the crew of the Tyne pilot vessel Collingwood, who brought him to the lifeboat station. He was very cold and shaken but

 Family relieved after frightening crash with alleged drunken boater, William ...
News 12 Hudson Valley
A family of four is counting their blessings after they survived a boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated boater in Northport Harbor over the weekend. Investigators say William Tabert, 52, of Fort Salonga, was arrested early Sunday morning after ..

 Stranded Boat Caught on Sandbar Northwest of Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rescue Squad was summoned late Saturday to assist a stranded boater northwest of Pierre. Rescue Squad Captain Ron Bren says a boat was stuck on a sandbar west of Little Bend in the Cheyenne River area.

 Sailboat with 5 onboard flips on Hagg Lake
Five people were not hurt after a gust of wind caused the sailboat they were on to flip over on Hagg Lake, authorities said. The accident happened just before noon on Sunday. Rescue crews said all five people were wearing life jackets and they were ..

Man injured in Ala Wai yacht explosion
An explosion at the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries. The incident happened at about 9 a.m. Monday on board a 48-foot sport yacht. Fire officials say two men were on board at the time of the explosion. The other man ...

Woman sailor airlifted to hospital after yacht drama
Daily Echo
A WOMAN sailor was airlifted to Hospital after suffering severe head injuries on a yacht in the Western Solent. The 40-year-old was taken to Southampton General Hospital by Coastguard Helicopter after she was hit by her vessel's boom in stormy waters

Close call for kayaker
Sault Star
Two males in a canoe and one forty-five year old male in a kayak went through some rapids and lost control flipping both the canoe and kayak. The water was higher than they expected. The two men in the canoe managed to make it to shore but lost sight ...

Coast Guard rescues 14 from smoking tour boat
KTVU San Francisco
The Coast Guard rescued 14 passengers after their tour boat caught fire on the San Francisco Bay, authorities said. At approximately 5:27 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard received a call from a San Francisco Duck Tour boat after smoke was spotted coming ..

  Coast Guard rescues five near Fort Myers Beach
The News-Press
Five boaters were rescued by Coast Guard crewmembers after their 17-foot vessel capsized approximately one mile west of here, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the capsized vessel contacted the USCG via 911 at 7:12 p.m., reporting he was taking on water .

 Kayakers blown dangerously far into Gulf call for help
Houston Chronicle
Two kayakers are safe and sound, thanks to the quick action of some Good Samaritans who rescued the men this weekend in the Gulf of Mexico off High Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick said the two kayakers ...

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