Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater safety course legislation expected to pass
The state Legislature Friday is expected to give final approval to a bill that eventually would require all boaters to pass a safety course. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that was approved by the Assembly last month. The legislation is schedule

 Boating: Port St. Lucie Power Squadron plans Saturday safe boating classes
A safe boating course presented by the Port St. Lucie Power Squadron will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the review and exam scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. This program satisfies requirements for the Florida Boaters Identification Card.

Free Boating, Water Safety Class On June 27 At YMCA
Greeneville Sun
A representative of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be conducting a free boating and water safety class for the public on Thursday, June 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA pool. The program is open to families and individuals of all ages. Launches Wisconsin Boat Rental Course
PR Web (press release)
“This new course covers all the information you'll need to know to receive your temporary boating certificate, and it can be taken on a smartphone, tablet or computer,” said Roy Zellmer, boating law administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural .

Boating Safety News:
State grant of $332800 provides dredging
Toledo Blade
Concerns about sediment buildup that often made the channel impassable, and the impact on boater safety prompted Mr. Ashburn and other members of Anchor Pointe and Meinke marinas to partner with the Lucas County Commissioners in securing a ..

Boating safety reminders for summer
It's the season for boating and kayaking. As the temps heat up, more and more people are taking to the waterways. But there are some safety precautions you need to take to help prevent drowning. Our Melissa Kakareka tells you what you need to know.

 SAFE BOATING: Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water runs from June 28th through the 30th. It's an effort to draw attention to the hazards of boating under the influence. That means state law enforcement agencies will have an increased presence and conducting check points and breath ..

 Editorial: Boating and drinking - Don't do it
Chicago Tribune
Boaters from the Chain O' Lakes area say they try to avoid weekends on the water, when out-of-town crowds descend and the most reckless activity occurs. That's when boaters tie up in the middle of Grass, Fox and Nippersink lakes, forming virtual ...

9-year-old boy's death is the eighth boating-related fatality in the state ...
Charlotte Observer
The 9-year-old boy killed in a personal watercraft collision on Lake Norman Thursday is the eighth boating-related fatality in the state since mid-May. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission spokesperson Geoff Cantrell said while the number of deaths 

 Proposal Could Revoke Driver's License if Boating while Drunk
EAST PEORIA - Is being drunk while steering a boat, enough to have your driver's license taken away? State lawmakers think so, but not everyone is on board with a new proposal in Springfield. Drunken boating is one of the more dangerous and frequent ...

 Montesano's Co-Sponsored Boating Safety Bill Passes Assembly
Long Island Exchange
(Long Island, NY) After clearing the state Senate earlier this week, legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) to address boating safety passed the Assembly today and now awaits the governor's signature. If enacted ..

Operation Dry Water to kick off
“The last weekend in June leads to Fourth of July – which is known for boating fun. Patrols will be out to enforce the message boating is fun and even more fun for all when you're sober,” Schaller said. “This is a very simple lesson wardens will be

 Water, alcohol a tragic combination
Highland Park News
Fun on the water has always meant family time for me, and I have many great memories of boating on Lake Michigan and the Chain O' Lakes, fishing and learning to water ski. But for some, what was meant to be fun can also turn to tragedy. A sad reminder ...

EWEB warns boaters of rocks
The Register-Guard
A family fishes in the waters below the Walterville Boat Landing Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Walterville, Ore. The Eugene Water & Electric board is warning boaters and other McKenzie River recreational users to avoid the north channel of the river 

 Children 'caught' wearing life jackets rewarded
Ameren Missouri has joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol in an initiative to promote the importance of wearing life jackets while boating on the Lake of the Ozarks. The main focus is children, but the initiative will also educate boaters of all

More than $14 Million Awarded in Clean Vessel Act Grants
EP Magazine
To help support clean waters and recreational boating, over $14 million in funding has been provided to several U.S. states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. Jun 21, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that more than 

 Charter company fined for endangering whales
Alaska Yacht Charters has been fined $5,000 for coming too close to a pod of humpback whales on the western side of Admiralty Island. An administrative law judge for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ordered the fine last week, though .

 More marine police taking to the waters in South Jersey
Press of Atlantic City
Ocean City police officers Jacob Millevoi (right) and John Porreca are Ocean City's marine unit officers operating out of the Coast Guard docks on Northpoint Road. The Ocean City police department has a new Marine Unit that will patrol the waters ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Search for missing Lake Mead boater goes into weekend - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
KVVU Las Vegas
The National Park Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue depart from Hemenway Harbor to search for a missing Chicago man June 21 at Lake Mead. (NPS Photo). Crews meet on June 21, 2013, to discuss search plans ...

One woman dead, two missing in Lake Powell boat crash
Las Vegas Review-Journal
A boater heads towards the Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell in this file photo. A 57-year-old woman died on Thursday near Dangling Rope Marina when a boat collided with a houseboat. Crews are searching for two women missing after the crash.

 Boating victim's identity released
Altoona Mirror
A victim of a fatal boating accident at Raystown Lake was identified early this morning. John Walker Walls, 74, of Duncansville was fishing with a 78-year-old male on Thursday in Hopewell Township when he lost his balance and fell overboard from the

Tampa man dies in SC rafting accident
Search crews in South Carolina waited Friday for water levels to drop so they could retrieve the body of a Tampa man who died in a rafting accident this week, authorities said. Thomas P. Hill, 50, fell off a raft Wednesday into the Chattooga River

2 rescued, 2 missing near Horseshoe Beach
NBC2 News
Frank Dipaula, 78, of Keystone Heights, and Tom Grant, 67, were both rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and FWC crews after their 21-foot boat capsized. Tom Morrison, 65, Jacksonville, and Glenn Harris are still missing, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Boating Accidents And Rescues 

 Five rescued after boat capsizes in San Diego Bay
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Harbor police and a civilian boater rescued five people, including three children, who were aboard a vessel that partially sank and then capsized on San Diego Bay Thursday afternoon, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. The federal

Gorleston lifeboat in North Sea fog rescue
Norwich Evening News
The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat Samarbeta was launched at 4.30am today to assist a yacht in difficulty about 28 miles north-east of Yarmouth. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. The yacht

 Arizona woman rescued from Black Hawk Lake
Nebraska City News Press
An Arizona woman was rescued from Black Hawk Lake Thursday afternoon, after the personal watercraft she was operating with her son, overturned and the two were separated from the craft by high winds. email · print. Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska ...

 'Heroic' rescue on rain-swollen Passaic River in Millington
New Jersey Hills
A Bernards Township man and his 4-year-old granddaughter, who lives in Long Hill Township, were pulled from the swollen Passaic River Sunday, June 9, after capsizing a kayak in what police are calling a “heroic” water rescue by first responders ..

Boy injured in jet ski tubing accident
The Highlander
A 12-year-old Camp Champions camper received minor injuries in a jet skit accident on Lake LBJ Friday. Granite Shoals Fire Chief Austin Stanphill said that Granite Shoals Fire Rescue and Marble Falls EMS responded to Camp Champions on Highland ...

Lifeguards Stop Runaway Boat
A fisherman radioed that he had seen a 26-foot boat , a cabin cruiser, with no one on board about four miles from shore, and heading straight for the beach. The two lifeguards sprung into action rushing out in their rubber boat, knowing they had a ...

  Air boat sinks in Lake Murvaul
Longview News-Journal
The boat, driven by an unidentified man with a female passenger, both from out of the county, was traveling on Lake Murvual around 11 a.m. when Michael Vanderslice said he knew something was wrong. “About 9 a.m. I was sitting here having my morning ...

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