Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 A follow up on yesterdays story:

Coast Guard backs off, but tells Lake Erie charter captains to start complying ...
Plain Dealer
Washington -- The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that it will work with Lake Erie charter fishing captains to help them get their boat papers in order, but will give them time to comply without citing them. “I'm grateful,” said Rick Unger, president of ...

Boating Safety education And Classes:

 Coast Guard offers Boating Safety Course at Lake Hopatcong Marine
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 06-07 will be offering a Boating Safety Course, "About Boating Safely" at the Lake Hopatcong Marine, 132 State Route 181, Lake Hopatcong, on two evenings, Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. This ...

Outdoor calendar: June 14
June 22-23: Safe Boating Course presented by the Port St Lucie Power Squadron from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 22 and at 1 p.m. June 23 for review and exam. Program satisfies requirements for the Florida Boaters Card. Location: 1351 S.E. Coral Reef St ...

Boating Safety News:

 Boaters irked by new Alaska customs rules
Trade Only Today
That's because if the boater is Canadian, Skagway's director of Customs and Border Services is requiring them to report where they're going. They also must report by fax into any U.S. ports they visit. For example, pleasure boaters now have to register ..

 Boat-registration fee hike gets scuttled
Lexington Dispatch
Senate Bill 58, which proposed substantial increases in boat-registration fees for saltwater and freshwater boaters to help pay for the dredging of shallow coastal inlets, has been greatly modified. The original bill sponsored by Sen. Harry Brown (R ..

 Practice safe boating always
Pocono Record
Its waters extend from upstate New York to the Delaware Bay, attracting thousands of recreational boaters, fishermen and swimmers. And each year a few fall victim to its surprisingly strong currents. Most involve people who are not wearing a life vest.

Illinois boaters could see harsher penalties drunk boating
Bloomington Pantagraph
SPRINGFIELD- As boaters across the state begin heading out on the water, lawmakers are proposing stricter penalties for incidents involving boat operators. The General Assembly earlier this spring approved a plan that would allow the state to suspend ...

 Judge ships Irondequoit boating law back to town board
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Boating aficionados have prevailed in their fight against an Irondequoit law enacted last year that prohibited dropping anchor within 300 feet of the Lake Ontario shoreline near the Irondequoit Bay Outlet pier. In a decision issued Wednesday, state ..

Boating safety
Rochester YNN
It's kind of surprising. When driving a motorboat, not every state requires a boater's license or even the completion of a boat safety course. A sure sign that summer's here is in lake filled with boats, but you can shortcut your fun fast before you ...

 Awareness campaign targets dangers of boating under the influence
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Conservation Officers will join a national campaign in late June aimed at creating heightened public awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Operation Dry Water is scheduled for June 28-30 ...

 Rangers warn kayakers to stay out of water
Providence Eyewitness News
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rising rivers prompted a warning that has been issued to kayakers and canoeists who may be trying to take advantage of the summer weather. Park Rangers in Woonsocket are urging residents to stay out of the water because ...

Police take a kayaking lesson
MARQUETTE -- Law enforcement in Alger County and the U.S. Coast Guard are working to improve the safety of kayakers on Lake Superior. They held a class with several law enforcement agencies to see how they can minimize the rescues needed on the ..

 Drunken boating could cost driver's license as well
Herald & Review
The General Assembly earlier this spring approved a plan that would allow the state to suspend or revoke someone's driver's license if he is involved in a serious boating accident and is found to have been operating a boat under the influence of drugs

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

DUI boater who killed boy sentenced to 10 years
Chicago Tribune
A man who was driving a speedboat when it struck and killed a 10-year-old boy has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. David Hatyina, who had earlier sobbed as he apologized to victim Tony Borcia's family, was immediately taken into custody in

 Fatal Boating Accidents Have Officials Stressing Safety
Two fatal boating accidents this week that have connections to Salina have officials stressing boating safety. Greg Salisbury, a boating safety officer for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, says that most boating accidents are ..

Canoeists rescued, two missing
Two paddlers who were late returning from a canoe trip in northern Alberta have been rescued, but two of their companions remain missing. RCMP say they got a call Wednesday about the foursome who had gone canoeing four days earlier on the Christina ...

 Body Recovered at Kanopolis Lake
Early Tuesday morning 18-year-old Derek Wheeler of Salina went missing at the lake. Between 1:00 and 2:00 in the morning he went out on the lake with two friends in a kayak. When Wheeler's kayak overturned, his two friends went to help him. Their ..

 Un enfant de 12 ans mortellement percuté par un jet-ski à la plage "Dauphin" à ...
Algérie Soir
ALGER - Un enfant âgé de 12 ans a été mortellement percuté jeudi soir par un jet-ski au niveau de la plage "Dauphin" dans la commune de Chéraga (Alger), a-t-on appris auprès de la Protection civile. Le corps de la malheureuse victime a été évacué à la ..

Burlington County man dies while boating in Wharton State Forest
Hunterdon County Democrat -
A Burlington County man died this afternoon while boating in a remote area of the Wharton State Forest, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. The 61-year-old man was with his son when the death occurred around 12:30 p.m. in a section of the ...

 London, Ont. teen goes missing on canoe trip
Anxious family and friends were praying for a London teenager who went missing after canoeing on a lake near Algonquin Park Friday afternoon. Sophie Smith, 18, is described as an athletic and popular former Central Secondary school student. She went ...

Boating Accidents And rescues: 

Penlee lifeboat goes to aid of injured yachtswoman
This is Cornwall
A spokesman for Falmouth coastguard said: “ Due to rough sea conditions, the lifeboat crew was unable to take the injured woman from the yacht, and instead the lifeboat is towing the yacht to Newlyn where an ambulance is standing by.'' Main image for 

 Yacht recovered after drifting out to sea
This is Cornwall
Fowey's RNLI lifeboat was launched in the early hours of yesterday after reports of a yacht drifting out to sea. A resident issued the alarm when he saw a single-masted yacht passing Town Quay and drifting unlit upriver. A total of 15 crew members ...

 Kayaker, 47, rescued from water near Charles Island in Milford
New Haven Register
Officer Jeff Nielsen said the male originally launched the kayak from Gulf Beach at about 3 p.m. and capsized at about 5 p.m. — meaning he was in the water for about an hour. He was not wearing a life jacket and the water temperature was about 

Coast Guard rescues 2 from Assateague
Tasley Eastern Shore News
ASSATEGUE ISLAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people last night after the raft they were on drifted into the Sinepuxent Bay near Assateague Island. A call came into the Coast Guard Station in downtown Ocean City at 9:30 p.m. Watchstanders from ...

 Boat catches fire near Key Biscayne, no injuries
7Online WSVN-TV
NEAR KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Rescue crews responded to a boat fire a-mile-and-a-half south of the Rickenbacker Causeway near Key Biscayne, Friday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said the vessel, a 41-foot 1983 Viking yacht named "Valhalla," 

 Party boat catches fire on Lake Travis
TRAVIS COUNTY -- A two-level party boat caught fire Friday afternoon at Bob Wentz Park at Windy Point on Lake Travis. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade says the fire started in the boat's kitchen around 4:30 p.m.. Employees on the iconic ...

 Waterford Police In Action—One Boater Rescued, Dozens of Kids Inspired
The boater was adrift with a failed engine and dying cell phone. Officers Whitehead and Fredricks responded on the police boat and towed the boater to safety." The other event was less of an emergency but students from Oswegatchie School had the chance ..

 Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sailboat
The Daily Advance
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and agood Samaritan rescued two people Saturday aboard a 22-foot sailboat taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke, N.C.. The crew of the Sea-Ya, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North ..

 Pocono boaters: Don't find yourself up a creek
Pocono Record
Going boating or rafting on the Delaware River? Or maybe on one of the creeks leading into the Delaware? To avoid situations like that of two men who had to be rescued Tuesday when their kayak capsized in Pocono Creek in Stroudsburg, here are some ...

Newly purchased yacht goes down in flames in Miami
Central Florida News 13
Newly purchased yacht goes down in flames in Miami. Burning-yacht-61513. According to fire officials, a man had just bought this 41-foot yacht and was returning to his home in Palm Beach County when the vessel erupted in flames. The fire sent black ..

US Coast Guard rescues stricken yacht
Royal Gazette
A 46ft yacht was abandoned by its crew of four some 130 miles south east of the Island yesterday, after putting out an urgent call for help. The Champis, en route for Norway, had lost its engine and mast, and crew member had fallen ill, a Bermuda ...

  Canoe reported overturned, three people in Delaware River south of Frenchtown
Hunterdon County Democrat -
A report of a canoe overturned with three people in the Delaware River south of Frenchtown resulted in multiple emergency units being dispatched soon after noon on Saturday. The alert came in around 12:08 p.m. and as rescue squads and fire companies ...

 2 children, babysitter rescued from Ind. river
YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) - Two central Indiana children and their babysitter had to rescued by firefighters from a rain-swollen river after their canoe drifted out of control in the river's swift current. The canoe carrying the 22-year-old woman, a 10-year

 Dorset coast kayak race 'could have been tragedy'
BBC News
A kayaker had to be airlifted to hospital and several others were feared missing after taking part in a race off the Dorset coast. Portland Coastguard said it had not been informed of the event involving 40 kayaks from Weymouth to Lulworth. Several ...

 Mom, daughter injured in watercraft accident
WTSP 10 News
Clearwater Beach, Florida -- A mother and her daughter were rescued Saturday after a watercraft incident in the intracoastal off Sand Key, officials said. According to preliminary reports, the two were on rented jetskis and apparently collided near a 

 Coast Guard: 3 boaters rescued off Charleston coast
The Coast Guard rescued three boaters off the coast of Charleston Saturday morning after their boat began to take on water due to a hole in the back of the vessel, officials say. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Charleston responded to a call for help at 7 .

 Five people rescued by Coast Guard near Clearwater
WTSP 10 News
St. Petersburg, Florida -- Four adults and one child were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 22-foot boat began taking on water 15 miles west of Clearwater. A member aboard the boat contacted the Coast Guard around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

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