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,
Renters Beware: Boating Pitfalls
Salt Lake Magazine (blog)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BoatUS Chairman and Founder, Richard Schwartz, set to retire
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
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
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 ...
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...