Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Tips:
Tips to stay seaworthy
Lake Wylie Pilot
Everyone loves a good story about boating mishaps – as long as it's not their own. For 30 years the BoatUS Marine Insurance damage avoidance publication Seaworthy has combed through the BoatUS claims files to shed light on how boats are damaged ...

THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION : Allstate Offers Tips for a Safer, More ...
4-traders (press release)
Whether you are wakeboarding, fishing, or just swimming off your boat, summer is a great time to spend time with friends and family on the water. Unfortunately, in 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,588 boating accidents that involved 3,081 injuries.

Man the Life Boats
Florida Sportsman Magazine
Let's take a break from the daydreams for a moment and look at a serious piece of boating gear: a life raft. When a nightmare becomes real, that raft, next to an EPIRB, ensures you'll have a second chance. Rafts are expensive, generally bulky, and let ...

 Keeping safe at sea
Channel Television
Instructor Derek Hairon said: "My team and I have become increasingly concerned that we often bump into people who sometimes have all the gear and no idea or equally people who've been wondering about getting into kayaks and have perhaps been a ...

 Safety tips while on boat
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>. A Georgia girl remains hospitalized ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Adult ed offers boating, poetry, yoga classes and more
The Daily News of Newburyport
Boating Safety — U.S. Coast Guard Certified. Joseph Amore, public education officer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is offering a class for boating enthusiasts ages 16-plus. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a U.S. Coast Guard .

Basic boating course offered
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
“The Basic Boating Course is designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better and more informed decisions on the water,” said Art Philipp, PA Fish and Boat Commission Volunteer. “We will provide students with information ...

 DNR Youth Camp teaches outdoor safety
The 17th annual Karl E. Kelley Memorial Camp for fifth and sixth graders teaches kids about hunting and boating safety. Today was live range day, meaning kids worked with hand guns, shotguns, firing 30-thousand rounds of ammo. The campers also worked ...

Kayak lessons on Cultus Lake
Chilliwack Progress
The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence is offering summer kayak lessons for beginner and intermediate paddlers. Beginner lessons run June 29-30 and July 20-21 from 2 to 4 p.m., starting at Cultus Lake's Main Beach. Intermediate river sessions run July 2 ...

Keep summer time fun and safe
Northeast Arkansas Town Crier (blog)
If you were born on or after January 1, 1986, the law requires that you take a state approved safe boating course before you operate a boat or personal watercraft.There are two ways to complete the Arkansas Boating Education course. There are free ...

Boating Safety News:

Black Diamond Police Marine Patrol Officers Set To Crackdown On Impaired ...
Voice of the Valley
Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols and visibility, as well as checking all boat operators for the state required boater education card. Impaired boaters can expect penalties to be severe. “We plan to stop intoxicated boaters and to ...

National fishing, boating and beach safety week
Fremont News Messenger
COLUMBUS — Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer are asking Ohioans to conduct an insurance and safety review before enjoying the fun and sun at ...

 Mississippi River has most boating-while-intoxicated arrests in Iowa -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD
Authorities focused on boating law enforcement say the Mississippi River has had the highest rate of boating-while-intoxicated arrests for the past three years. State, federal and local law enforcement agencies plan to partner for the national ..

 High Water Levels Making Boating Dangerous
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Summer like temperatures are forcing people to take their boats out on area rivers. However, there's concern water levels are too high. State troopers are out in force trying to help keep everyone safe. High water levels on the ...

 Lake Swimming And Boating Safety Tips: Still Waters Run Deep
Medical Daily
Boating catastrophes and lacerations from pieces of glass lying in the murky depths are common mishaps in lakes. The simplest way for lake-goers to prevent injuries when near or in the water is to be mindful of their surroundings — weather, water ...

 Boating magazine recognizes Traverse City
Boat U.S. Magazine named Traverse City one of the top places for boating in the U.S., which local boaters agree with, according to this Record-Eagle write-up. Excerpt: Robert Brown sees only one drawback to being a boating enthusiast in Traverse City.

RI DEM cracking down on drunk boaters
Providence Eyewitness News
"We are dedicated to keeping boaters safe on our waters. Boating is a safe and enjoyable pastime when people stay alert and follow the rules," says Sergeant Steven Criscione of DEM's Division of Law Enforcement. "Throughout the weekend, our law ...

NJ considers tougher penalties for boaters who flee accident scene
New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would toughen the penalties for leaving the scene of a boating accident. The bill comes in response to crash on the Barnegat Bay in 2008 when a speedboat hit another vessel. Bonnie Post's husband ...

 North American Safe Boating Campaign and Operation Dry Water Remind ...
Marketwire (press release)
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Boating under the influence (BUI) continues to be the leading factor in boating accidents and deaths, with alcohol use involved in 17 percent of all recreational boating fatalities, according to the U.S ...

 Extra patrols target drunken drivers, boaters
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Indiana State Police and conservation officers announced Tuesday they will have many extra patrols this summer, targeting drivers and boat operators. Operation Dry Water is scheduled for June 28-30, just before the Fourth of July. In Indiana, the .

Vessel safety checks June 23
Boothbay Register
The public is invited to Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club for a free Vessel Safety Check and Open House on Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The safety checks will be conducted by members of the U.S. Power Squadron, who have been trained to inspect boats ..

 Kayak death may spur river condition website
Oakland Press
On Sunday, Shelby Township first responders and Macomb County Sheriff's Marine Patrol personnel worked to search for a Sterling Heights man who had been missing since Thursday after embarking on a kayak trip originating at River Bends Boat Launch .

Coastguard warning to Jetski & other Fast Craft users in respect of Safe ...
Isle of Man Coastguard would also like to remind any Jetski/Fast Craft operators who have been asked to leave such areas by any Coastguard or Harbour Officer, to do so immediately. Any such request has been made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of ..

 Auxiliary flotillas participate in safety patrols
The Star Democrat
On June 9, flotilla members operated a safety patrol along with boats from local fire departments, the Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard, overseeing the swim portion of the 2013 Eagle Man Triathlon in Cambridge. On June 15, two boats ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Teen boater on fishing trip dies in Saginaw Bay
Detroit Free Press
Authorities say a teenage boy has died and his father and another family member have been hospitalized in Bay City after their fishing boat was overcome by storms on Saginaw Bay. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit Lt. Jillian Lamb said the body of the .

Crews searching for missing boater in eastern Pa.
NORTHAMPTON, Pa. - Fire and rescue crews are still searching for a kayaker who went missing on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The boater went missing around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Northampton. Crews have been searching ..

James City County boater drowns in York River
James City County, Va. – A 41-year-old James City County man died after getting swept away in a current on the York River Sunday. Police say Michael Patrick Colon was boating near Croaker Landing with his two son's and his brother-in-law. He was ...

James City man's body recovered from York River
Virginia Gazette
Michael Patrick Colon, 41, of Fenton Mill Road, was boating in the York River off Croaker Landing with a couple of friends, said John Bull, spokesman for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Colon was wading in chest-high water behind the boat 

 Fisherman drowns, 2 saved in Lake Norman
Charlotte Observer
The victim's son and another man were rescued by another boater after clinging to a cooler, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. The incident was reported about 10:30 p.m. near the Stumpy Creek Road Park, authorities say. The three men had 

 Purported drowning victim identified
Authorities said on Tuesday they confirmed the identity of a missing boater they believe drowned on Saturday. Pymatuning State Park police confirmed Lawrence Elroy Page, 48, is the man they believe drowned while trying to help a woman back onto a boat ...

 Two drowned after seperate boating accidents
SOUTHERN TIER -- Two have drowned in the past couple of days in the Southern Tier. In both cases, authorities said the victims were not wearing life jackets. On Tuesday, rescue crews pulled the body of Donald Shamus, 21 of Delhi, from the Delaware ...

Man dies after falling from yacht mast during Border Force raid
The Guardian
Customs officers had boarded the yacht two hours before the man fell from the vessel's mast. It is believed to have sailed into United Kingdom waters from Lagos, Portugal. The vessel, 11 metres in length, was being sailed by one person, believed to be

Airman dies in canoe mishap
Jamestown Sun
Base officials said Tech Sgt. Jason Mower died Saturday when the canoe he was in overturned on Lake Metigoshe. Another airman in the canoe surfaced but Mower did not. His body was recovered Sunday morning. Mower had been in the Air Force for 11 ...

Man drowns after falling out of capsized kayak
Delhi, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Delhi man dies from drowning in the West Branch Delaware River after his kayak capsized Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews arrived on the scene around noon to find 21-year-old Donald Shamus. WBNG E-News - Sign ...

 Search underway for person reported missing in Farmington River
Torrington Register Citizen
State officials and local firefighters are also continuing a separate search for a missing 33-year-old New Hartford woman who was rafting early Sunday and ended up in the river. That search is in Canton and New Hartford. "EnCon Police continue to ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Madison Heights couple rescued in Lake St. Clair after boat capsizes
Detroit Free Press
A Madison Heights couple was rescued Monday night by a good Samaritan boater and Macomb County Sheriff's deputies when a large wave swamped their small boat in Lake St. Clair near Metropolitan Beach in Harrison Township. Sheriff Anthony ..

Boating Accident Leaves Maple Grove Man with Serious Injuries
A Maple Grove man suffered serious injuries to both his legs while boating Sunday in Polk County, Wis. Twenty-five-year-old Mark Daniel Mann was listed in fair condition at Regions Hospital Monday night. He was operating a stand-up jet ski while his

 Man suffers minor injuries in LaGrange County boating accident
Fox 28
Indiana Conservation Officers say Keith Platter II of Garrett was slowing down his bass boat to enter a no-wake zone between Witmer Lake and Westler Lake when another boat following him ramped up and over his boat. Officers say the other boat, driven ...

 Penlee RNLI crew rescues yacht and injured sailor in stormy seas
This is Cornwall
Penlee's RNLI team rescued a yacht and an injured crew member caught in stormy seas last week. The boat had suffered an engine failure in winds up to 40 knots and heavy seas on Friday June 14, while one of the three people on board was reported to ..

 Dad plunged into sea after kayak capsizes
Liverpool Echo
A kayaker whose boat capsized plunging him into the sea for an hour said today he thought he was going to die. Paul Thomasson, from Neston, Wirral, told how a heavy swell flipped over his open-topped 12ft-long boat and he became tangled in his own ..

 Ohio man's condition stable after rafting accident
Beckley Register-Herald
The condition of an Ohio man is in stable condition after being pulled from New River following a rafting accident. National Park Service officials reported that at about 1:15 to 1:20 PM, a raft entered Double Z Rapids near Nuttallburg where riders ...

 Dog rescued from sea by jet skiers
Sunderland Echo
Angy, who had just become a member of Seaham Jet Ski Club with Martin, 38, the day before, said: “We turned around and got out there was fast as we could. “I'm the driver and Martin was on the back, and we had sped out of the harbour. “People had ...

Lake Lanier boat explosion ruled accidental
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A family of three was riding in a 1957 Chris Craft around 2 p.m. close to Buford Dam Park when the boat began to experience mechanical problems. After 20 minutes, the boat caught fire and exploded, according to Gwinnett County fire spokesman Lt. Colin .

Boat in trouble in stormy seas
Shoreham Herald
Boat in trouble in stormy seas. Published on 18/06/2013 06:00. A RIGID inflatable boat got in trouble off Goring in stormy seas and high winds. The Shoreham RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched on Saturday at 4.25pm to a report of a broken down boat.

 Boat runs into Doctors Pass rocks after driver falls overboard
Naples Daily News
The lone driver of a boat found washed up along the rocks in Doctors Pass was able to swim to shore Sunday after falling overboard. Naples firefighters responded to calls around 2:45 p.m. of a boat with the engine still running after it ran into rocks ..

  Boat circles in Tampa Bay; men tossed into water
Northwest News and Tribune
A boat hit a wake, tossing two fishermen into Tampa Bay, then turned in a tight circle without an operator for more than hour Monday afternoon. WFLA, News Channel 8, reported that Troy Petro and a friend managed to avoid the propeller as they waited ...

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