Boating Safety Education Classes:
Boat Talk: Who is required by law to take boater safety courses in Michigan?
This week, for our weekly summer column about all things boating, we'd like to encourage any readers who have not taken a boater safety course to strongly consider doing so. Of course, if you're 18 or older, you're in the clear, legally. By law, not ...
Safe boating course set
KIHEI - The new About Boating
Safely course taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be held at
the Whale Sanctuary Building at 726 S. Kihei Road. The class is now
offered in two parts. The new state law requirement portion will be held
on Friday ...
Get Educated: Beat the heat with boating safety
ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11's Mark Edwards sits down with Bob Cushing
with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about proper boating education while out on the water. As the summer temperatures continue to rise, many people look to beat the ...
Boating Safety News:
Boating safety a priority
Ohio's waterways may be a little more crowded every year, but the number of boating accidents is decreasing, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Watercraft Division. "As boating increases, our accident numbers continue to decrease and ...
Summer Boating Safety Tips From State Farm Insurance
With summer upon us, Menifee State Farm agent Lisa Perez Houghtaling has some safety tips for smart boating
and water activities. When the weather gets hot, throngs of people rush
to the nearest body of water with their boats and wave runners for fun ...
Operation Dry Water' goal: Avert boating tragedy
Oregon State Marine Board and law enforcement partners from 32 counties
and Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water
June 28-30, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the
number of accidents and fatalities ...
BoatUS Foundation announces grant winners
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 20, 2013 – After 9000 votes, the public has spoken. The competitive BoatUS Foundation for Boating
Safety and Clean Water's 2013 Grants Program has announced that four
non-profit groups will receive $10,000 each to help educate ..
Boating for veterans to hold annual event
for veterans to hold annual event. FLINT — Boat4vets is having its 5th
annual outing on July 13 with a 10 a.m. sign-in time. It is FREE to our
veterans. It takes place on Lake St. Claire on Harsens Island and is
hosted by the Idle Hour Yacht Club.
ACCOMACK: Proposal to abandon seaside boating channels draws ire of officials
Bethany Beach Wave
— Accomack County officials are concerned about a U. S. Coast Guard
proposal to take away navigational aids on the Virginia Inside Passage.
The passage is officially part of the Inland Waterway that extends from
Maine to Florida, but for some ...
OPP urges boaters to follow proper safety practices
TORONTO – The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding boaters
to follow proper safety practices as the weather begins to warm up and
more people begin to hit the lakes this summer. In 2012, the OPP
investigated 20 fatal boating incidents in which 22 ...
5th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend Is June 28-30
officers will saturate high traffic areas on reservoirs across the
state. Along with the use of life jackets and other safety practices,
officers want boaters to be aware of the effects and ramifications of alcohol use. The TWRA will be
Marine Officers Ramping Up For Operation Dry Water 2013
During the Operation Dry Water, being held the weekend of June 28-20, marine officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds the 0.08% state limit for blood alcohol concentration. This weekend will include ...
Stay safe on the water
Rapid City Journal
Black Hills National Forest: 11 reservoirs open for a variety of boating
adventures; trolling boats allowed on Horsethief, Deerfield and
Bismarck lakes (“no-wake” rule enforced); waterskiing allowed on Pactola
Reservoir and Sheridan Lake; boat rentals ..
Jet-skiers 'just far too young'
The Border Mail
Members of the Mulwala Yarrawonga Safe Boating
Committee, including Mulwala Water Ski Club chief executive Peter
Duncan and Mulwala police officer Doug Nyholm, said injuries to young
jet-skiers were increasing every summer and action needed to be ...
Boat rules eased for Yukoners docking in Skagway
“The statement itself talks about the 2013 boating
season, so that does raise some questions as to what does that mean,”
said boat owner Dave Muir. “We also have some outstanding issues now
that we've received this direction… what happens with the ...
Free Coast Guard evaluation of your vessel at Miami Yacht Club
dreaded being stopped by the Coast Guard while on a lovely day out on
the water with your family...and wondering if you were totally compliant
with all of the rules and regulations? Want to make sure you know that
you are carrying the equipment ...
Professional rafting guides say it's their job to warn people about the dangers of boating on a river. They say all of the rafting companies give customers some instructions about how to safely sit on a raft and what to do if they fall into the water ...
Boaters violate Coast Guard's river closure in Memorial Bridge area
PORTSMOUTH — The Coast Guard
is beefing up patrols around the new Memorial Bridge, after officials
learned that boaters have been trying to scoot around the bridge
construction site. The Piscataqua River in the area of the bridge is
closed to all .
Tourist boat sank on Loch Lomond after list of failures
A tourist boat
that sank on Loch Lomond causing five passengers to jump into the water
was in "poor condition". A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Maib)
report found a series of failings in the condition of the boat and its operation. The Vixen
Boat operator fined for getting close to whales
Anchorage Daily News
Alaska — The owner and operator of an Alaska charter vessel was
considering whether to appeal after being fined for getting too close to
whales. Administrative law judge Susan Biro last week fined Geoffrey
Wilson and Alaska Yacht Charters
Float your boat, be safe about it
Photo Barry Sroka, past commander of the Savannah River Sail and Power
Squadron, sails with his wife Carole Pincavage. Sroka is also a U.S.
Coast Guard captain. Nothing stirs on the lake as you drift along on
your boat. It seems the day will .
Boating Fatalities And Missing:
Drowned Indian Lake boater identified as Waynesfield man
Drowned Indian Lake boater
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Update on lost boater
of Thursday the missing kayaker, who fell from his boat in the
Lackawaxen River Friday afternoon, June 14, had not been found. His
identity was released on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat
Commission following notification of next of kin.
Boating Accident Kills One, Two MIssing
accident on Lake Powell has taken the life of one individual and two
others are missing. The accident occured about 8:30am on Thursday near
Dangling Rope Marina. According to Denise Shultz with the National Park
Service, the accident involved .
Court Of Appeals To Rule On Fatal Boating Accident Conviction
(ANGOLA) - Three Indiana Court of Appeals judges will rule on the case of a 2010 fatal boating
crash on Lake Monroe . The judges heard arguments by defense attorney
Stacy Uliana and Ian McLean from the Indiana Attorney General's Office
Tuesday in ...
Section of S. Ind. river has 2nd death in 2 days
San Francisco Chronicle
MILLTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 69-year-old man died after his canoe
capsized on a southern Indiana river where a 16-year-old girl drowned
while swimming nearby the day before. State conservation officers say
William Chappell of Boonville was .
Boonville, Ind., man dies Wednesday after canoeing accident on Blue River
MILLTOWN, Ind. — Authorities say a 69-year-old Boonville, Ind. man died Wednesday after his canoe
capsized on the Blue River near the Crawford County town of Milltown.
State conservation officers say William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his ...
Alabama student missing after rafting in Blount County
Huffstutler was rafting
with friends on the Locust Fork branch of the Warrior River when she
got separated from her inner tube on a rough stretch of water. Friends
notified police after the accident, which happened about 4:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Ends Search for Chehalis Man
The Coast Guard
ended its active search on Tuesday for a Chehalis man who went missing
from a fishing boat west of Juneau, Alaska. Alan Young, 25, Chehalis,
reportedly fell Monday night from the Swift fishing boat into Icy
Strait, 30 miles west of .
Boating Accidents and Rescues:
Five rescued from capsized boat off Coronado
Los Angeles Times
described by authorities as a good Samaritan took three children
aboard. Two adults stayed on their boat in hopes it could be kept from
sinking. The boat capsized, throwing the adults in the water, where they
were rescued by the San Diego
Two vessels towed to safety
The boater, said Grasseth, had run out of gas Tuesday night and was towed out of the Columbia shipping channel by another good Samaritan boater, spending the night near Cooper Point. But late Wednesday morning, it started sounding Mayday distress ..
Yacht rescued by Bembridge lifeboat
Isle of Wight County Press
Solent Coastguard alerted the Isle of Wight crew at 8.40pm to assist the 26ft yacht
Tesse, which took on water 25 miles south of Selsey Bill on its journey
from Southampton to France. By the time the seven-strong crew reached
the yacht, it had drifted ...
Yacht runs aground at Beef Island
one was injured when Sunsail's Francelina ran aground Friday afternoon
near Beef Island, but the charter sailboat sustained substantial damage,
said Kevin Rowlette of Husky Salvage and Towing. Salvagers work to pull
the Francelina off rocks on the ...
Arklow RNLI Rescues Couple From Yacht With Fouled Propeller
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI rescued a man and woman after their 12m yacht
got into difficulty of the Wicklow coast yesterday afternoon (Wednesday
19 June). The volunteer crew was requested to launch their all-weather
lifeboat at 12.23pm following a report that ...
Canoeists rescued on Manistique River
ABC 10 News NOW
The canoeists had launched their canoe
in the Manistique River off Ten Curves Road in Germfask at noon. The
Schoolcraft County Sheriff's Department says a campfire was spotted
around 3 a.m. near the intersections of the Manistique and Fox Rivers
2 injured in jet ski crash on Lake Norman
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- Two people are injured following an accident involving two jet skis on Lake Norman. The jet skis collided off of Camp Dogwood Drive in the Mountain Creek-area of Lake Norman in the eastern part of Catawba County near ...
Jet Ski set alight in Hale garage
Manchester Evening News
Fire crews were called to a house after a Jet Ski
set alight in a garage. Firefighters were called to Belmont Road in
Hale, near Altrincham, after the fire broke out at 2pm on Thursday.
No-one was injured. Two firefighters wearing breathing kits put ...
Kawasaki Jet Ski Explosion Didn't Trigger Vet's PTSD: Jury
New York (June 20, 2013, 6:56 PM ET) -- A Washington state jury on
Tuesday found there was no defect in a Kawasaki Motors Corp. jet ski that allegedly exploded after a 45-minute ride, triggering the post-traumatic stress disorder of the rider
New Wirral lifeboat helmsman leads unexpected first rescue
Plaskett and his team from New Brighton station were preparing for a
planned exercise on Tuesday night when they recieved a call from HM
Coastguard that the jetski's engine had broken down near New Brighton's shoreline. The station's Atlantic 85 ..
Coast Guard rescues 4 people along San Mateo coast
6:30 p.m. Wednesday some friends got worried about an overdue
windsurfer who didn't come back to Coyote Point Marina so they called
the U.S. Coast Guard and that's when two simultaneous rescues got underway. The wind and waves were tough ...
Canoeists rescued in Schoolcraft County
Escanaba Daily Press
After failing to make cellphone contact with the canoeists, deputies contacted the Coast Guard
at 11:45 p.m. to have a rescue helicopter deployed. The helicopter
arrived on scene at 2:20 a.m. and by 2:37 a.m. the canoeists had been
located on the