Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes: releases free app for Android users
Sail World has released Parts of a Sailboat, Learn to Tie Knots and one free app, How to Turn a Sailboat for Android users on Google Play. The free app features 'Coming About: Turning a sailboat into and through the wind' Included with each app

Two-day boating course offered
Maui News
A two-day boating safety course, taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be held Friday and Saturday at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Whale Sanctuary Building in Kihei. If both days of the course are completed, that will

ODNR to offer boating education course July 13
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft will offer a boating education course from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 13 at the Tusco Rifle Club, 2132 Midvale Mine Road, Dennison. The course covers state and federal laws, .

 Setting a course forsafety
The Journal News |
John Steger, left, talks about boating safety Wednesday with Paul Okura aboard Steger's boat docked at the New Rochelle Municipal Marina. Steger and Okura are certified Vessel Safety Examiners and boating safety instructors. / Matthew Brown The Journal 

E15 gas dangerous for local boaters, warns association
Oakland Press
According to the MBIA and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), problems that can occur because of misfueling include an overheated engine, stalling, drivability issues, tank corrosion and potential danger to boaters who are on the water ...

Boating Safety News:

Rowdy adventure lands boater in federal court
Detroit Free Press
This crew makes Jobbie Nooners look tame. A tale about a raucous boating adventure has surfaced in federal court, where a Bay City man is facing criminal charges following a night of what the government described as heavy-duty partying on the Saginaw

 DNR: Boat and Water Safety Tips
Even without drinking, four hours exposure to environmental stressors such as sun, wind, noise, vibration and temperature produce a kind of boater's hypnosis which can slow your reaction time almost as much as if you were drunk. Adding alcohol or drugs ..

Irondequoit boating law is 'annulled,' but referred back to the Town Board
Fairport-E.Rochester Post
In a 24-page decision issued last week, state Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Frazee has struck down a boating ordinance adopted by the Irondequoit Town Board last year, but she did refer the matter back to the board. Frazee found that the Town Board ...

 Water, boating safety paramount
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Town to look for drunken boaters
Waterbury Republican American
The Greenwich Time reports that Operation Dry Water, a national three-day campaign against boating under the influence, is set for June 28-30 and corresponds with the peak of summer boating season. Boaters can expect extra police patrols. Greenwich ...

 Crackdown On Boating While Drinking
Alton Daily News
It may not be a good idea to get behind the wheel of a boat after you've been drinking. A bill sitting on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's desk would give authorities the right to suspend someone's driver's license if they're busted for being under the ...

Indiana to Take Part in Sober Boating Effort
Indiana conservation officers will be taking part in a national campaign aimed raising awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They will be taking part in Operation Dry Water, scheduled for June 28-30, which is the ...

Nyack Mayor Worried About Tappan Zee Bridge Construction's Impact On Boating
CBS Local
Nyack Mayor Jen White says she's very concerned about the impact of the project on recreational boating. The River Rowing Association has already been affected by the project. It runs a program for teens and adults from docks in Nyack. They row under .

No Wake Zone on St. Croix River
If you go boating on the St. Croix River, you'll need to slow down around crews building the new bridge. MnDOT and the DNR established a No Wake Zone on the river in the construction zone. It's about a mile long between downtown Stillwater and the Xcel ...

Kayak death may spur river info website
The Macomb Daily
Following the death of an experienced kayaker in the Clinton River over the weekend, Shelby Township's fire chief would like to establish a website to provide updated information on river conditions to the public. Fire Chief James Swinkowski said the ...

 Jetski warning from coastguard
Manx Radio
It goes on to say any boat or jetski owner asked to move by the coastguard or harbour officer must do so immediately. The map highlighting the no-go zones can be found at any coastguard or harbour office or can be downloaded online from the Isle of Man

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Search for missing boater in Lehigh River continues; police not ready to call ...
The Express Times -
The search for a missing boater continued this afternoon along the Lehigh River in Northampton, but borough police were hesitant to term the operation a recovery. A kayaker went missing about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in the muddy river in the area of Canal .

Jacksonville boater presumed dead after Gulf accident
The Coast Guard is suspending the search for a Jacksonville man and a second boater in the Gulf of Mexico. By Staff. Jacksonville, FL —. The Coast Guard is suspending the search for a Jacksonville man and a second boater in the Gulf of Mexico. Four ..

 Search Continues for Man in Pymatuning Lake
Rescue crews continue to search for the body of a 47-year-old boater who was reportedly alone in a boat on Pymatuning Lake when he fell into the channel Saturday. The rescue mission on is now a recovery effort, as rescue squads from Pennsylvania and ...

Victim identified in Rural Retreat Lake boating fatality
State officials have identified the victim of a weekend boating fatality at Rural Retreat Lake. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the body of 23-year-old William Patrick Whalen of Rural Retreat was recovered by divers ...

Minot airman dies in canoe mishap
Minot Daily News
LAKE METIGOSHE A Minot Air Force Base airman, Tech Sgt. Jason Mower, died in a canoeing accident that occurred on the State Park side of Lake Metigoshe about 7 p.m. Saturday. Mower and another airman were in the canoe when it 

overturned in windy ... 

La Grange man dies after saving grandson in canoe accident
Suburban Life Publications
LA GRANGE – A La Grange man died last week after saving his 9-year-old grandson after their canoe capsized. Dennis Murphy, 70, was canoeing June 12 with his son-in-law and two grandchildren on the Delaware River near Nazareth, Pa., when their boat ..

 Searchers Find Kayak, Man's Body
CBS Local
MACOMB COUNTY (WWJ) – Authorities think they've found the body of a missing kayaker on the Clinton River. Shelby Township Police say 47-year-old Oliver Dixon III parked his vehicle at the River Bends Park Boat Launch in Utica on Thursday and hadn't ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Boater Found at Gordon Boat Landing
WTVY, Dothan
Boater Found at Gordon Boat Landing. Print. By: Devon Sellers - Email. Updated: Mon 7:45 AM, Jun 17, 2013. Woman Found in Water. In Houston County, a scary situation on the river ends well. Just after midnight Monday, a husband reported his wife ...

 Boat circles after three thrown overboard
MyFox Tampa Bay
It was just before 5 when the boaters were tossed overboard from the 17-footer, though it wasn't immediately clear what happened. One boater suffered a broken leg. For another hour, the boat was making small circles in the water just north of the St .

 Two rescued from sailboat near Ocracoke
OCRACOKE — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Saturday aboard a sailboat that was taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke. The crew of the Sea-Ya, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North

 Maple Grove Man Seriously Injured Legs in Boating Accident
Maple Grove Man Seriously Injured Legs in Boating Accident. Photo: MGN Online. A Maple Grove man suffered serious injuries to both his legs while boating Sunday in Polk County, Wis. Mark Daniel Mann, 25, of Maple Grove, was operating a stand-up jet ski ...

Jet ski operator injured in accident
Jet ski operator injured in accident. A Minnesota man was seriously injured in a boating incident on East Balsam Lake on Sunday, June 16. Talk about it. A Minnesota man was seriously injured in a boating incident on East Balsam Lake on Sunday, June 16.

 Lifeboat rescues broken down yacht
John O'Groat Journal
WICK lifeboat were called out to rescue a lone yachtsman in the North Sea after his vessel broke down in misty conditions almost reducing visibility to zero. The Snow Goose reported engine failure off the coast of Freswick, nine km north of Wick .

Yachtswoman rescued after head injury
Isle of Wight County Press
Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat was scrambled to rescue the 52-year-old woman who suffered a serious head injury aboard a yacht in high winds and heavy seas. The yacht Blue Boat, with two crew on board, was in trouble in gale force winds when the lifeboat, the .

 Two men rescued from Shuswap River after canoe overturns
Vernon Morning Star
“The report was of an unknown number of persons in a canoe that overturned due to high waters, and that two people were trapped on the east side of the river,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. Vernon Search and Rescue was called and they were 

 2 injured when personal watercraft, boat collide
7Online WSVN-TV
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Two people are recovering in the hospital after a personal watercraft and a boat collided in the water near the Rickenbacker Causeway
, Sunday. The man and woman were taking a ride on a borrowed personal watercraft when they slammed ...

 Boat left spinning in circles after men fall overboard
WTSP 10 News
As for the boat... the Coast Guard watched the watercraft from a safe distance as it continued to spin around in a tight circle. At about 5:45 p.m. the boat apparently ran out of gas and slowed to a stop, allowing for the officials to move in and ...

 2 stranded jet skiers found, rescued off Hernando coast
Bay News 9
Jacob Crooms and Daladier Faust, both 22 years old and graduates of Tampa's Sickles High School, were found early Monday morning on a disabled personal watercraft about five miles west of the Pine Island boat ramp. They were airlifted to the Coast ..

 Coast Guard rescues four near Clearwater
Tampa Bay Newspapers
A member aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg at 12:50 p.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting they were taking on water, had their life jackets on and were in need of assistance. A 45-foot response boat with a medium boat .

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