Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week:

 National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24
The Rolla Daily News
As the weather starts to warm up, families and friends will be gathering together to enjoy the outdoors, travel on vacation and spend time on the water by boating, fishing or sailing, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is reminding people ...

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard issues citation in longshore protest
The Seattle Times
The U.S. Coast Guard has cited the owner of a protest boat that violated a 200-yard safety zone at the Port of Kalama, Wash. Protest boats have taken to the Columbia River because of a contract dispute between grain terminal operators and the ...

Groups launch online boater survey in Australia - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
The Boating Industries Alliance Australia and the Marina Industries Association launched what they say is the most extensive recreational boater survey ever done with a focus on Australian users at the Marine 13 International Conference and Exhibition ..

911 can be used to report drunk drivers, boaters
Whitehorse Star (subscription)
Whitehorse residents may soon get a sobering reminder to call 911 if they think they've spotted an impaired driver or boater. At Monday evening's city council meeting, local Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) representatives told members of their .

Promoting Safe Boating Practices to Canadians
TORONTO, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - North American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May 18th to May 24th, 2013. The purpose of this initiative, managed by the CSBC (Canadian Safe Boating Council) and its partners, is to ...

 Lake Lanier Plans Boating Safety Event
With the 2013 summer boating and recreational season near, authorities at Lake Lanier are gearing up to stress boating safety. A Boating Safety Awareness Day will be held at Lake Lanier on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., to help increase awareness of ...

 Maritime NZ signs up to lifejacket principles
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has joined representatives of national boating authorities from Australia, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom as signatory to the International Lifejacket Wear Principles. The Principles were agreed as part of the ..

As drownings show, rivers low but still cold, dangerous
Sacramento Bee
The drownings of two young men in separate incidents in the American River over the weekend should serve as a reminder to swimmers and boaters to use caution, water safety experts say. Christopher Harris, 23, of Rancho Cordova apparently drowned ...

Missouri Highway Patrol to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints
Troopers will also be targeting impaired boat operators by checking on boaters on Table Rock Lake. The Patrol encourages motorist and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat ..

 Should Life Jackets Be Mandatory For All Age Boaters?
Boaters have until the start of the 2014 boating season to take the course, which will be available through several organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard. One important aspect of boater safety is the wearing of an approved life vest. According ...

Boating Safety Education Classes 

Boating Safety Courses Remain a Priority with Approach of the 2013 National ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
National Boating Safety Week is May 18-24, 2013, and organizations such as Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. are ramping up efforts to increase boater awareness of state safety guidelines. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2013. Public and private organizations are ...

Boating safety class begins tonight
The Daily News of Newburyport
Boaters interested in checking out the Environmental Police website can get more info on their classes. Go to and on the right margin, select the Boat Massachusetts Course Information, where you can learn about courses from the ...

Boating safety course coming up
Wareham Week
The course will teach the basics of boating safety free of charge. Students ages 12-15 who successfully complete the course will be given a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision. The course will also satisfy ...

 Coast Guard: great success story for the DSC system
Sail World
Take a boating safety course: Often boaters and paddle sport enthusiasts get excited to get their new vessel on the water before they've learned how to properly use it and avoid dangerous situations. Free boating classes are provided by the Coast Guard ...

Boats checked for safety, fishing compliance over the weekend
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The boardings were a mix of recreational boating safety and fisheries boardings to coincide with near-shore rockfish season, a state fishery that opened on May 1, and salmon, which is a federally regulated fishery, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

Library offering kayak, canoe safety course
The Unionville Times
Partnering with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the library is offering Paddlesports America, an introductory course designed to meet boater education needs for operating a paddle craft, specifically a canoe or kayak. Each student will receive a 47-page 

Boating Fatalities:

Nick Milligan boating tragedy: 'kill cord' key to investigation
The Week UK
A BOATING device called the 'kill cord' now appears to be key to solving the tragic accident that left TV executive Nick Milligan and his eight-year-old daughter Emily dead. Milligan, a co-founder of Channel 5, was killed on Sunday when he and his ...

 Man, 47, dies in boating accident
Authorities said 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 the river.

Two killed in horrific RIB accident
Boating Business
All the investigators from the MAIB and MCA were busy at the scene of the accident when Boating Business called, so further details remain sketchy. But the first question investigators will be asking is why were the passengers thrown from the boat in ...

Malta recovers 2 bodies in the search for 5 French yachters missing in rough ...
Washington Post
The tourists — two men, two women and a 15-year-old boy — had anchored their yacht, El Pirata, off the village of Dwejra on Sunday. They left on their 4-meter (12-foot) tender Sunday evening to go ashore for dinner at Xlendi Bay — the next cove over .

 Man rescued from NH lake dies
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says a man who was rescued from Lake Winona by someone in a canoe has died. The patrol says 66-year-old Spencer Hadlock of Ashland was operating a 14-foot boat powered by an outboard ...

 Bodies of missing Langley teens found in Nicola Lake - Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Sun
Merritt RCMP said the bodies of Austin Kingsborough and Brendan Wilson, aged 17 and 18, were discovered about 25 metres below the surface of the lake, near where their canoe was located. RCMP said a private company hired by the family found the ...

Lawyer Lost At Sea In Kayak
Bahamas Tribune
THE SEARCH for an elderly laywer who has been missing since Sunday evening has been called off, according to RBDF public relations officer Lt Origin Deleveaux. Lt Deleveaux said after searching for two days the search was called off around 5pm ...

 Updated - Two bodies, capsized boat, found off Fomm ir-Rih
Times of Malta
The lifeless bodies of two women have been recovered from the sea off Fomm ir-Rih, with rescuers suspecting they are two of five French people who were reported missing at sea yesterday. A capsized boat and a life vest were also found. The bodies were ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

 Coast Guard finds canoeists on Maine island
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing boater off the Maine coast after finding a group of canoeists who were safe on an island in Blue Hill Bay. Coast Guard officials in Portland received a distress call at 7:43 p.m ...

 Kayaker pulled from Lake Huron
Huron Daily Tribune
According to the Huron County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a call at about 9:50 a.m. from a resident at 6072 Port Austin Road, reporting that a woman in the water, after her 10-foot sailboat had capsized from taking on water. Deputy Ernie ...

 Hampshire yacht accident: Woman suffers head injuries
BBC News
A woman suffered serious head injuries and two people were thrown overboard from a yacht in rough seas. The 40-year-old woman was left drifting in and out of consciousness after being hit by the boom on the yacht Marta off Hurst Castle at 14:30 BST on ...

Fowey RNLI lifeboat rescues four people aboard stranded yacht near Dodman ...
This is Cornwall
FOWEY RNLI lifeboat battled through thick fog to rescue four people aboard a stranded yacht after its engine failed yesterday. Brixham Coastguard received a call requesting assistance after the Ocean Magic of Plymouth suffered engine failure about

 Man injured in boat explosion
Maui News
Terry Seelig said officials were investigating the cause of Monday's explosion on a 43-foot sport yacht. He says it appeared that two men aboard were fueling up using containers of gasoline while the yacht was moored at a slip at the small-boat harbor.

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