Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Interesting story:

Lake Erie charter fishermen caught in unusual Coast Guard legal net
Plain Dealer (blog)
SportCraft changed owners several times between 1985 and 2009, when it finally went out of business, according to Roxanne Willmer, owner of a boat builder called Perry Boat Works. Her company later bought the SportCraft assets. Like all boat builders .
Boating Safety Education Classes:

A Dangerous Kick-Off to Summer on the Water Prompts ABS Insurance Agency ...
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Boater education requirements in Missouri mandate that anyone born after January 1, 1984 must successfully pass a Missouri Boater Education class and test before operating any watercraft on the lakes of the state. Additionally, boaters will not be able ...

Boating safety course to be held in Valentine
Ainsworth Star-Journal
A boating safety course will be held at Niobrara Lodge in Valentine on Tuesday, June 25, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required ...

Personal Watercraft and Boating Safety Course Offered Locally
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake, will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Project Management Office on June 18 and 20, 2013 from 6 ...

Opp Boating Safety Class
WTVY, Dothan
Updated: Wed 5:43 PM, Jun 12, 2013. Boating Classes. More than 2-dozen wiregrass residents completed Alabama's Boating Safety course this week. The two-day classroom instruction in Opp was approved by the state marine police division. It was free.

Boat Classes held at West Point Lake - WRBL-TV: News, Weather, and Sports ...
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at West Point Lake are conducting personal watercraft and boating safety courses at the West Point Project Management Office. The course will be held June 18 and 20 from 6 ...

 MNRR Officials Have Activities Slated For This Weekend
Yankton Daily Press
Lake Yankton, East boat ramp, 1 p.m. — “Canoeing 101”: Before you go out to explore the Wild and Scenic River, learn the basics of canoe handling and safety in this clinic led by National Park Rangers. For ages 12 to adult. Reservations required ...

Kayak class at Bull Shoals scheduled for June 29
The News
On June 29, Bull Shoals-White River will have an Introduction to Kayaking Course from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Learn the basics of kayaking; learn about safety, gear, laws, different kayaking strokes and how to make a wet exit (optional) and rescue. The ...

 Lake Lanier 'Boating Safely Course' June 15th
uscg lanier U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 29′s Public Affairs Officer Roy Crittenden told today that about 180 people have taken their Boating Safely course since February 2013. He is thrilled with that number, but it's not high 

Coast Guard Safe Boating Class
The Daily Voice
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a safe boating class this weekend at the Ossining Boat & Canoe Club. The all-day class will begin at 9 am and end at around 5pm. Participants will take a proctored exam to qualify them for a Certificate of ...

 ARC offers water safety and boating tips
Skiatookjournal (subscription)
ARC offers water safety and boating tips. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:20 am. ARC offers water safety and boating tips By Mark Ogle American ...

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard offers reward for information about recent hoax calls
Longview Daily News
Between late April and early June, the Coast Guard launched massive search and rescue efforts to five separate distress calls in Columbia River area that were most likely hoaxes — including one that came from Longview. Overall, two helicopter crews ...

Yukon boaters irked by new Alaska customs rules
For example, a pleasure boater now has to register with the Skagway office that they intend to boat to Haines, then report in at the office in Haines, then register an intent to continue on to Juneau, and so on. None of the rules appear in Customs ...

 From the Boathouse: Watch out for suspicious boats
Daily Pilot
Does anyone find it surprising that a sailboat carrying 80 to 90 bales of marijuana was beached in Newport Harbor after a brief chase by the Coast Guard? This occurred at 1 a.m. on June 3 after the drug smugglers entered the harbor and refused to allow ..

Boating safety a concern on valley lakes
Vernon Morning Star
The RCMP district boating season started on Sunday with the RCMP boat out on Kalamalka Lake and checking 26 boats. Of the 26 boats checked, 10 were compliant with safety features such as having the proper amount of lifejackets for people onboard and

 TWRA offers boating safety tips after water accidents
George Birdwell, a statewide boating investigator with TWRA, said there are several fatal mistakes boaters can make. One big hazard to Tennessee boaters is carbon monoxide produced by boat engines. "One of the biggest things that we've seen that's ...

 Police to crack down on drunken boating
Greenwich Time
The Greenwich Police Department knows what to do with the drunken sailor. Later this month, the department's Marine Division will patrol Long Island Sound for intoxicated boaters as part of Operation Dry Water, a national three-day campaign against

Highway Patrol gets on board with Operation Dry Water
Daily Journal Online
Operation Dry Water is a national campaign in which marine law enforcement officers from across the country coordinate special patrols during the last weekend in June to achieve a high visibility of boating under the influence enforcement. Troopers

 Part of Erie Canal temporarily closed to boaters
You may have noticed a lull in the boating traffic along the Erie Canal the past couple of days and there's a reason for it. Since Monday morning, the canal has been closed from Lock 19 in Frankfort all the way to Lock 6 in Crescent, a hamlet north of ...

Free boat-safety checks offered
Peace Arch News
“While we've always promoted boating safety with shore-based programs, this year, our search-and-rescue crews will offer safety checks for pleasure crafts that are away from the dock and out on the water.” The program is an opportunity to connect with

Coast Guard offers free safety exams to fishermen
Homer News
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard is offering free dockside safety exams to fishermen in Bristol Bay communities who request them. The exams began Monday and will continue through June 20. The Coast Guard is working with the state Department of 

Boater guilty in clash with floaters
Boaters need to slow down, alter course and give floaters a wide berth, a justice of the peace ruled Wednesday when she found a Kamloops man guilty of operating without due care and attention. Joan Hughes ruled in ticket court that Jason Sauka was ...

Boat safety courtesy of…
Gander Beacon
However, BBSAR member Earl Roddick said boaters should not be alarmed, or at least not in all cases, if they happen to see uniformed BBSAR members cruising the ocean and inland waters of Central Newfoundland this summer. The feeling should be quite 

Repair gear can keep boating trip afloat
Houston Chronicle
An hour into a planned three-day fishing trip on the Sabine River, we stumbled onto a mother lode of fat, feisty and seemingly famished white bass. Just about every cast to the eddy at the tail of the long sandbar drew a strike followed by a strong ...

 Boaters Urged To Exercise Caution & Safety
Inspector Robert Cardwell of the Marine Police Unit was joined by Mr. Ralph Richardson, Chairman of the Bermuda Water Safety Council today [June 13] in reminding the boating public on water safety rules and regulations. “In the wake of several marine ...

Water, boating safety paramount (press release)
... or run out of fuel is when you are already in the water.” For more information pertaining to water and boating safety and sea conditions visit the MCIPAC safety office's website at: ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:
Search efforts continue for missing kayaker at Kanopolis Lake
Ploutz says Wheeler and two teenagers were kayaking across the lake overnight when one kayak flipped. The other two tried to help, but ended up capsizing as well. All three kayakers were in the water, but only two of them made it back to shore. Crews 

 Knoxville Man, 39, Dies While Launching Watercraft At Fort Loudoun Lake
The Chattanoogan
TWRA officials said Mr. Thompson was launching a personal watercraft when there was some type of distress and he entered the water. Paramedics arrived and transported him to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. It does not appear to be electrocution.

 Search underway for man missing in Seminole County lake
WFTV Orlando
Divers are searching a Seminole County lake for a man reportedly thrown from a personal watercraft Wednesday evening. According to investigators, a caller reported seeing a man being thrown from the watercraft. Divers found the unmanned Sea-Doo on a ...

Crews call off search of lake - FOX 35 News Orlando
Witnesses told authorities that a man riding on a personal recreational watercraft on Lake Destiny was thrown into the water and did not surface. The incident was reported around 5:30 p.m.. Authorities said the witnesses mistakenly thought a person was ...

 Crosby girl killed in Jet Ski accident
Your Houston News
“The lead jet ski where the girl was riding, swerved to avoid hitting a large bird and the girl fell off of the back,” Harris County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tebben Lewis said. The family member riding the second Jet Ski, following the first one

Boat tragedy brothers 'decent lads'
Irish Independent
The tragedy unfolded off the south-west coast of Ireland when their 18 foot punt type boat did not return to a Co Waterford harbour. The three have been named locally as Paul, Shane and Kenny Bolger, who were all aged in their 40s and originally from ..

 Two missing after canoe trip accident on the Athabasca River 0
Fort McMurray Today
Two men are still missing as a result of a canoe trip on the Christina River. Wood Buffalo RCMP were alerted Wednesday to the possibility of four missing men after a complaint was lodged with the Lac La Biche RCMP regarding the canoeists who had ...

 Coroner: Dennis Murphy dies after canoe capsizes on Delaware River in Upper ...
WFMZ Allentown
A man died after his canoe capsized on the Delaware River in Northampton County, the coroner said Thursday. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon in Upper Mount Bethel Township. A family of four was on a canoe outing when the canoe capsized, .

 DNR says man dies after personal watercraft crash
San Francisco Chronicle
The DNR says in a news release Thursday that 53-year-old Michael Scott Paulsen died after a personal watercraft he was operating collided about 7 p.m. Wednesday with another personal watercraft operated by his brother, 56-year-old Gary Paulsen.

Boating Accidents And Rescues:
Felony charges filed in Galveston boating incident
La Vernia News
AUSTIN -- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens have filed felony charges against a Galveston man accused of failing to stop and render aid while operating a motorboat that collided with a sailboat in the Galveston Channel May 26.

Man rescued off rocks
Galway Advertiser
Galway RNLI Lifeboat went to the aid of a man whose sailboat narrowly missed rocks off the coast of Barna on Sunday. The alarm was raised by a member of the public who spotted the 25 foot vessel veering dangerously towards rocks southeast of Barna Pier ...

 Misdemeanor boating DWI charge coming for Brockovich
ABQ Journal
Misdemeanor boating DWI charge coming for Brockovich. By Journal Staff on Wed, Jun 12, 2013. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Environmental activist and movie namesake Erin Brockovich will face a misdemeanor charge of operating a boat while intoxicated at Lake ..

Two Fort Worth officers to be investigated for alcohol-related incidents
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Officer B.A. Leboeuf was arrested about 11 p.m. Saturday by a game warden while boating on Eagle Mountain Lake, said officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman. Leboeuf, who was off duty, faces charges of boating while intoxicated and endangering a ..

Lifeboat launched to find 'yacht in difficulties'
Eastbourne Herald
Eastbourne's all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday) morning after radio reports suggested a yacht was in difficulties. VHF radio communications were heard from the vessel called Sea Spray which indicated it ...

Sailor Rescued & Yacht Abandoned Off Island
A lone sailor on board the yacht “Solid Air” was rescued on Tuesday [June 11] when the yacht lost its ability to steer after losing its keel. A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson said, “The sailor was taking part in the 19th Biennial Bermuda One ..

 Pocono Creek rescue
Pocono Record
Dean Vliet Jr and Brandon Whitmore both of Stroudsburg needed to be rescued from Pocono Creek on Tuesday evening after their kayak overturned in the fast moving current. Photo By: Melissa Evanko/Pocono Record. Dean Vliet Jr and Brandon Whitmore ..

 'Heroic' rescue of kayakers on swollen Passaic River, Millington
New Jersey Hills
BERNARDS TWP. – A township man and his 4-year-old granddaughter were pulled from the swollen Passaic River Sunday afternoon after capsizing a kayak in what police are calling a “heroic” water rescue by first responders. According to Bernards Police ...

Brewer woman saved from dangerously swift water, game warden says
Bangor Daily News
Buy Photo. OLD TOWN, Maine — A Brewer woman who went kayaking on Pushaw Stream with her sister Wednesday capsized just before noon and got swept away by fast-moving water that pinned her against a submerged tree branch, a game warden said.

 Boat Capsizes At Ft. Loudoun Dam, 3 Escape With Minor Injuries
The Chattanoogan
As the individuals were fishing, the turbulence below the dam began to pull the vessel closer to the water spilling over top. The operator, Dustin Hooper, 38, of Madisonville, attempted to start the boat and pull away from the dam but the vessel failed ..

 Boat owner's horror as his home sinks like the 'Titanic'
The Times (subscription)
A narrowboat owner watched as his “home” nosedived and sank to the bottom of a canal. Fred Noble's boat plunged under the water when the front became trapped on a canal lock near the Strawberry Duck pub in Clayton, Greater Manchester. As the lock ...

 Two men rescued after boat capsize on Qld's southern Gold Coast
ABC Online
Lifeguards have rescued two men whose boat capsized on Queensland's southern Gold Coast this morning. Ryan Green, 25, from Tugun, says he is not sure how he will recover his four-metre fibreglass boat that is in waters off the Currumbin Bar

Milford Kayaker Rescued Near Charles Island
The Milford Police Department's Marine Unit discovered the distressed boater clinging to his kayak in the waters near Charles Island, unable to climb back in, police said. The male was reportedly shaking and complaining of leg cramps. The water was

 Sea Cliff Boaters Rescued Near Execution Rocks in Sands Point
When the boaters were reported missing, marine units responded. Just after 5 p.m., rescuers were searching the water between Morgan Memorial Park and Hempstead Harbor. Area first responders were alerted, including the Port Washington Fire

Man rescued after kayak overturns
Ct Post
MILFORD -- A 47 year-old man was rescued from Long Island Sound after his kayak overturned Wednesday night. The man had been in the 63-degree water for some time and was shaking and complaining of leg cramps when he was found, officials said.

Capsized kayakers rescued by whale-watch boat
Jerry Kim's and Dave Bradley's two-person chartered kayak capsized after it was turned sideways by a strong eddy and into an oncoming wave from a freighter. "When we went over, my first thoughts were to get back into the overturned kayak, after

 Family rescued from river
Lovely County Citizen
As three members of the Harp family of Berryville prepared for a day of canoeing on the Kings River last month, they never expected their day of outdoor relaxation would end with a brush with death -- and an act of bravery by a stranger whom the Harps 

 Coast Guard rescues two from life raft near Assateague Island
Portsmouth, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued two people Wednesday after the raft they were on drifted into the Sinepuxent Bay near Assateague Island, Md., Coast Guard officials tell NewsChannel 3. A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Station Ocean ..

 Fire destroys boat on Swan
ABC Online
Fire and Rescue crews were called to the Esplanade at Nedlands shortly after the 35-foot fibreglass boat burst into flames. Thick black smoke billowed from the boat which was anchored on a mooring. Billy Cooper says water police helped firefighters to 

 6 saved from sinking fishing boat south of SF
San Jose Mercury News
HALF MOON BAY, Calif.—Officials say six people including an 11-year-old boy were saved from a sinking fishing boat that's now on the ocean floor south of San Francisco. Pillar Point Deputy Harbormaster Cary Smith tells KTVU-TV ( the ...

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