Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, June 21, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Tips:

 In wake of Saginaw Bay boating tragedy, experts offer safety tips
Bay City Times
Boating-safety experts say storms can pop up with little to no warning on the Great Lakes, and every boater needs to be as prepared as possible before heading out on the water. Here are some safety tips from Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin, of ...

Renters Beware: Boating Pitfalls
Salt Lake Magazine (blog)
Considering renting a power boat from a private party this summer? Beware. There can be serious pitfalls. My family and I decided to rent a wake boat for Lake Powell and try wake surfing a while back. We found one for $450 a day plus $150 for insurance.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater safety course offered in West Point
It was a scary sight in St. Petersburg, Fla, Monday afternoon. A boat hit a wake, tossing two men into Tampa Bay, and then turned in a tight circle without an operator for more than hour until it ran out of gas. Thankfully, the men involved ended up

No age limit on safe boater education
The next Kyle Williams Safe Boating Course will take place on Saturday, July 27. For more information, or to register, persons interested may contact GRDA Lake Relations Coordinator Lori Starks at 918-256-0644. If possible, registrations should be made ..

Largo High Band of Gold reunion; safe boating course
Know what to do in an emergency on the water and become a better boater. "About Boating Safely," a course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla, will be taught in two sessions Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coast ...

 Students get their sea legs at summer camp (GALLERY)
The Northwest Florida Daily News
The camp teaches students 8 to 80 how to jibe, steer and even capsize in a sailboat during the two-week course. At the end, students have the skills to sail on their own and even compete in races. “This is a lifetime sport,” said George Goodall ..

Boating skills class offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary
Houghton Lake resorter
Boating skills class offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary. A “Boating Skills and Seamanship Class” is planned to begin June 25. Sponsored by the Roscommon County United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the 16-hour class will meet on Tuesdays from June 25 to ...

 Maryland Safe Boating Courses Offered At Pip Moyer Rec Center
Eye On Annapolis
boatshine Annapolis Recreation and Parks will host two Maryland Safe Boating courses this summer – one in June and one in July. The eight-hour course and test satisfies Maryland law for any person born after July 1, 1972 to operate a boat on Maryland ...

New Recreational Boating Safety Instructor Network Provides Resource Forum
Watch List News (press release)
Imagine you're planning your next boating safety course and are working to gather resources to share in the course: you go to site A for life jacket information, you go to site B for navigation rules information, and then you go to site C for ...

Boating Safety news:

Petite Lake is dangerous
Chicago Tribune
take away from the responsibility of the impaired boater who hit him (“DUI boater who killed boy sentenced to 10 years,” News, June 14), as a long time boater on the Chain of Lakes, I would like to point something out which seemed to be missing from ..

Echo Bay courtesy dock moved to low-water ramp
MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV
BOULDER CITY – Because of a narrow channel near the main launch ramp at Echo Bay, officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are encouraging boaters to use the low-water launch ramp. The main launch ramp remains open, but navigation is ...

Boating and drinking: Don't do it
Chicago Tribune
On a recent weekday afternoon, the boat launch at Chain O' Lakes State Park was quiet, and that's just how Ken Buchardt likes it. The scene plays differently on weekends. "One of the rules for locals is you're in before noon on Saturdays and you don't ...

 Summer Boating Safety
In New York, adults do not need safety certifications to operate a boat. However, if they would like to drive a wave runner or jet ski, a certification is required. A safety certification is also required for ages 10-18. You must be 14-years-old to ...

 River boating danger remains
WWLP 22News
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Even though we finally have a period of dry weather, taking a boat on the river is still quite dangerous. Life on the water over the last month hasn't exactly gone swimmingly. "We probably had maybe, in May, one good week 

NEW RULES: Invasive Species Boating Worry
Boaters planning to hit the water next month will have some new rules to follow. Starting July 1st, boaters will be required to drain all water from boats and equipment before leaving a body of water. The drain plug must also remain removed or opened ..

BoatUS Chairman and Founder, Richard Schwartz, set to retire
Boating Industry
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 19, 2013 — Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz has announced his retirement from a 47-year run as the leader of the half-million-member boating association, effective ...

Coast Guard will step up boating under the influence patrols
Martha's Vineyard Times
It is part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI), Senior Chief Jason Olsen, Officer in Charge, Station Menemsha, told The Times. "The mission of Operation Dry ...

CFD reminds Calgarians about the Elbow & Bow River boating advisories
Beacon News
With heavy rainfall expected tonight and into tomorrow, the Calgary Fire Department is warning Calgarians that a boating advisory is still in effect for the city's rivers. The Elbow and Bow River boating advisories concern boating activities in any

  Montana State Parks promotes safe boating with float smart programs
Laurel Outlook
Montana State Parks is promoting safe boating this summer with “float smart” programs scheduled at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings. The Float Smart program is a dynamic discussion of inflatable pontoon boat navigation, equipment and safety concerns.

ISP/ DNR partnering to crack down on drunken driving on the roads and on the ...
Chesterton Tribune
DNR Initiative. From June 28 to 30, Indiana Conservation Officers will join a national campaign--Operation Dry Water (ODW)--aimed at creating a heightened public awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. ODW (www.

 Changes to marine safety laws to ease requirements for some paddlers
Sail World
Office of Boating Safety and Maritime Affairs General Manager Howard Glenn said the changes would ease restrictions on paddlers training under appropriate supervision on enclosed waters. 'There is no exemption for paddlers on open waters, such as the

Pocket Mariner's SeaNav app Updated to Provide Boaters Even More Accurate ...
PR Web (press release)
Pocket Mariner's SeaNav app, with versions for both the US and UK/Ireland, has been updated to offer a more complete charting and navigation toolkit for boaters to improve navigation and collision avoidance when out of reach of cell phone coverage.

 Play it safe on the lakes
Montgomery Herald
Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary along with local sheriff's departments were present to talk about the dangers surrounding boating activities and to remind everyone to “play it safe on the lakes” and always wear a life jacket. To

Ask the Times: Lifejackets
A. Illinois law requires that life jackets, also known as personal flotation devices, be available for each person aboard a boat or other watercraft. State law also requires anyone younger than 13 must wear a life jacket while aboard any watercraft ..

Boat owners' alert: New marine driver's license required in Dubai
Emirates 24/7
"His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai welcomed the maritime driving license initiative during the Dubai International Boat Show 2013 as he is keen to improve the local ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Boater drowns on Indian Lake
Dayton Daily News
One male was transported to a local hospital were he was pronounced dead after being pulled from the water. Around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, rescue crews from the Logan County Sheriff's Department and Rangers from the Ohio Department of ..

 Court of Appeals hears boating crash details at Trine
ANGOLA — Three Indiana Court of Appeals judges listened to arguments surrounding a fatal boating crash Tuesday at Fabiani Theatre in the Trine University Center. The hearing was an installment of “Appeals on Wheels.” The Angola visit is in conjunction ...

Two missing in boating accident
Montreal Gazette
MONTREAL - The Sûreté du Québec was called out to Lac Saint-Jean Wednesday afternoon to help search for a missing boat and its two passengers. According to SQ spokesperson Gregory Gomez, the local marina of Saint-Gédéon-de-Grandmont was ...

 Milford man dies after boat tips over in Goodyear Lake
(WKTV)- A town of of Milford man is dead after boating accident on Goodyear Lake. Otsego County Sheriff's office said 56-year-old Grant Housworth was on the lake in a canoe Monday afternoon when the winds picked-up, tossed the canoe over and ejected ...

Bakersfield area war veteran missing in Lake Isabella area
A local Iraq war veteran and father of two went missing while kayaking in Lake Isabella on Father's Day and today the family has confirmed that the body was found. Michael May was kayaking in the lake when the kayak flipped over and he went missing.

 Rescue crews searching for missing rafter on Chattooga River
WHNS Greenville
Emergency officials said they're working to find a missing man who fell out of a raft into the Chattooga River. The man was on a rafting trip when he fell into the water and got trapped in a rapid Tuesday afternoon, according to emergency responders .

 Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Garrett boater hurt in lake collision
News Sentinel
Garrett boater hurt in lake collision. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:22 am. A Garrett man suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a boat following closely behind his ramped over his boat. Indiana conservation officers report that Keith A Platter II, 50, of

 Police respond to overturned sailboat on Owasco Lake
Owasco Lake, NY -- Authorities are responding to an overturned sailboat on Owasco Lake, near Emerson Park, according to emergency dispatchers. The four people on the boat were all wearing life vests, dispatchers said. No injuries have been reported.

 Six arrested at OUI checkpoint
Today's News-Herald
“The (boating) regulations outline everything needed on a watercraft, and those taking to the water should assign a designated operator,” said Velma Holt, of AZGFD, in a prepared statement. “These regulations are in place for a reason. There are a lot ...

 Owensville man seriously injured
Gasconade County Republican
An Owensville man remains hospitalized in Columbia, recovering from a serious head injury sustain in a boating crash Saturday evening on the Gasconade River. Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon said the crash involving a 21-foot long 2001 Alumagator ...

 Becalmed yacht towed to safety by Falmouth RNLI after fuel thieves strike ...
This is The West Country
Falmouth's all weather lifeboat was in action last night going to the rescue of a yacht suffering engine failure off the coast. The 37ft yacht Elimi contacted Falmouth Coastguard just before 10.30pm. She was becalmed and suffering engine failure eight .

Three teens found safe after late-night canoe trip on Lake Simcoe
CTV News
INNISFIL, Ont. -- Three teenagers are safe after they were reported missing during a late-night canoe trip on Lake Simcoe. Police say the three male teens, aged 17 to 18, had ventured out onto the lake in two canoes just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after ...

Victim: Life jacket saved my life
The kayak flipped over leaving her and her son submerged under the water, but because they were both wearing life jackets they quickly floated to the surface. "I don't know what would have happened if we didn't have those life jackets on," she said

 Two Jet Skiers Rescued After Crash in Key West
NBC 6 South Florida
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two jet skiers who crashed into a channel marker in Key West. The two jet skiers, one male and one female, fell into the water Monday after colliding with channel marker two in Man of War Harbor, according to a Coast Guard ..

 Overloaded tourist boat that sank on loch had been banned
Herald Scotland
A TOURIST boat that sank on Loch Lomond with six passengers had already been banned from use as the skippers were not qualified, an investigation has found. A TOURIST boat that sank on Loch Lomond with six passengers had already been banned .

 Three rescued as fishing boat sinks
Irish Independent
The men, all in their 30s and from Inishowen, were in a 25ft (7.6m) timber boat which began to take in water at lunchtime. The Lough Swilly RNLI crew was alerted to the sinking boat at 1.30pm on Wednesday. A local fisherman responded to the emergency ...

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