Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety And Accident News:

Jet boat speed increase opposed SunLive
Some residents along the Kaituna River are not happy about a jet boating ... Locals have complained for several years that the jet boat tourist operation is a ...
   October 2013 Boating Safety Course Offered by Wilmington Coast ... Island Gazette
The Wilmington Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-06 will hold its “About Boating Safely”, a 7 Chapter course from October 7 to October 24, on Monday and ...
 
Boating class Amity Observer
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-11 announces the final boating class for 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. The event was originally scheduled for ...
 
Boater safety course offered on Lake Wylie Lake Wylie Pilot
Ed Lindsey of Lake Wylie said on Oct. 19 he was installing a pole on his Wave Runner dock. “We picked up the pole in a field and cut it to the length we wanted. 
 
Boater safety courses to be offered in winter months Buffalo News LOCKPORT – Because of expected high demand, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has started scheduling boater safety courses throughout the winter months .
   Boating advice from the experts Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Did you know that PBO strives to get expert answers to all readers' questions sent in - even if they do not get published? Our popular Ask the Experts section ...
   Seminars to improve your boating Sun-Sentinel Preventing fire on your boat, and what to do if a fire does occur. Saturday, Nov. 2. 11:30 a.m.: Staying In Touch Afloat, Jim Rhodes, DeLorme. Learn about .


Boating Fatalities:

Retired soldier dies in canoe accident ITV News Durham Police have named a canoeist who died after his boat capsized in the River Tees at the weekend. Retired Colonel Andrew Pullan, from Barnard Castle, ..

Boat sinking off Massachusetts claims life of Maine fisherman Bangor Daily News ROCKPORT, Mass. — A South Thomaston man died and a Rockland man survived after a fishing boat they were on sank three miles off the coast of Rockport, .. 

Fatal Hudson boat crash: Rockland grand jury begins hearing ... The Journal News | LoHud.com
JoJo John of Nyack, the operator of the boat that crashed into a construction barge in July, killing Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon, at Orangetown Town Court ...
   Conrad Higgs dies suddenly after boat wreck Turks and Caicos Weekly News He set out fishing with two others in a boat off Rock Cut shore, North Caicos, in the early hour
   Man dies in hospital after canoe capsized in Red River CTV News
A 64-year-old man whose canoe capsized on the Red River over the weekend ... the river near St. Adolphe Sunday morning after a wave capsized their canoe.
   Body of man, 75, found by his boat Swindon Advertiser
A SWINDON man has been found dead near his boat moored in the Severn estuary after his disappearance sparked a major search by the coastguard.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Yacht skipper fined over collision Formby Times
A Royal Navy officer who was in charge of a racing yacht which collided with an oil tanker during Cowes Week has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in ...
  Canoe and kayak owners asked to help coastguard Portsmouth News
LABEL your canoe or kayak to make sure it can be returned to you if it is lost or ... can use to write their contact details on and stick on their canoe or kayak.
 
Tappan Zee Bridge project: Forum to focus on boater safety The Journal News | LoHud.com
On Wednesday, two Hudson River boating groups and seven Assembly members will hold a roundtable discussion to talk about the challenge to boaters and to ...
 
Del. Donald Dwyer sentenced to 60 days in jail for driving, boating ... Washington Post
Maryland state Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail for incidents of boating and driving under the influence, court records show.
 
Warning to boat owners to secure vessels against storm Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Boat owners are being urged to make their vessels secure as storm-force winds are ... 'I know many boat owners are busy making their vessels secure and ...
 
Vermont Fish & Wildlife reminds boaters to wear flotation vests vtdigger.org
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Lake Champlain anglers and boaters that New York State boating laws require all persons aboard ...
 
What to do when your boat sinks SunHerald.com Scott, the Mississippi State representative from District 117, is a good fisherman with a long history of saltwater boating. And since his college days, he has ..
 
 
Boating Fatalities:
 
Warning as nine people die in kayaks or canoes Herald Scotland
NINE people have died in canoe and kayaking incidents around the Scottish coast this ... time tracking down owners of abandoned or drifting canoes or kayaks.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Grants Available for Safe and Clean Boating Outreach Scuttlebutt Sailing News Annapolis, MD (October 21, 2013) – Like the name it implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate ..

Yachts warned to avoid piracy high risk areas defenceWeb
Warning for yachts to avoid high piracy risk area If ever there was good reason to heed naval forces' warnings about the continuing threat from Somali piracy ...
   State proposes boating regulation changes Hawaii News Now State Division of Boating and Ocean Regulation director William Aila says there's been a significant increase in commercial activity since boating rules were last .
  Grants Available for Safe and Clean Boating Outreach Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Annapolis, MD (October 21, 2013) – Like the name it implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate ...
 
Don't miss the boat - wear your lifejacket Voxy
Fourteen people died in recreational boating accidents in New Zealand waters last year, and by the end of September this year a further 11 people had died.
  Coastguard urges boaties to get summer-ready Voxy
With variable weather forecast for the Labour Day long weekend, Coastguard New Zealand urges boaties to check their boats before heading out on our seas, ...
  Fall boating safety tips from BoatUS Foundation Sail World All around the country, fall is in full swing and recreational boaters and anglers are trying to squeeze in their last good day on the water. But when they do, ..
 
Tarrytown Hosts Boater Safety Forum The Daily Voice Boaters and first responders are invited to attend to listen and provide input. State Assembly members who represent communities on both sides of the Hudson . 
   Coast Guard investigating fake distress call in NC Washington Post The Coast Guard is investigating a fake distress call near Beaufort, N.C.. The Coast Guard says a radio caller reporting having five adults and two children on his ..
 
Boating safety course offered Delmarva Now
ONANCOCK — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-02, is offering a ... Instructors are qualified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors with many years of ...
 
Boating death sparks call for insurance changes ABC Local The father of a Shepparton man who died in a boating accident is lobbying the Victorian Government to introduce a statutory third-party insurer for recreational . 
  Senators Consider Safe Boating Regulations Alton Daily News
They're building a trio of bills addressing safety on the water, including testing and licensing boaters, setting up penalties for drunken boating, and requiring ...
   More free boating safety classes offered in NM ABQ Journal
Boat New Mexico basic safety education courses are being offered in central and northwestern New Mexico this fall, the New Mexico State Parks Division said in ...
   Boating Fatalities:  Coroner finds drowning preventable Radio New Zealand
Coroner Carla na Nagara found Mr Chrystall's death was preventable and should serve as a warning to the boating community. Ms na Nagara said the men ...
 
Hero boater drowns WDJT
In 2005, 58-year-old Richard Franzese received the Citizen Lifesaving Award from the City of Racine for saving the life of a boater who had fallen into the water.
 
Man charged over jet ski death The Age
Exclusive: A man has been charged over the death last year of a swimmer struck by a jet ski off a Port Melbourne beach. The 51-year-old died in hospital after ...
  Autopsy confirms body is missing boater Sault Star
An autopsy confirmed a body found on Steamboat Island is that of a missing British Columbia man. John Ross Lund, 55, went missing on Sept. 12. He went out ...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

A lesson for anyone who goes boating, especially inexperienced boaters: Frankly this couple was very lucky. They could have easily died.

You And The Law: They rented a sailboat and got that sinking feeling Hanford Sentinel
“Well, no, I just didn't think of it and never expected it to get very windy,” he candidly replied, adding, “And I never saw the forecast posted at the sailboat rental ...
 
And Another:
 
Coast Guard rescue two men whose sailboat capsized in Salem ... Boston Globe
Two men were rescued in Salem Sound in the vicinity of Baker's Island early Saturday morning after spending more than 13 hours adrift on overturned sailboat.
 
Bill calls for stiffer penalties for boating DUI Seattle Post Intelligencer
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1gUzd0C ) that under the measure, anyone convicted of operating a watercraft while under the ...
 
The 24th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show underway WPDE Model boats and other maritime related commercial and educational exhibits will also be display. Other activities include a wooden boat building competition,  
   Winterizing your boat includes notice of the fuel tank newszap.com
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with E-10gas and review their insurance ...
 
Local US Coastguardsman to be honored for saving father, son in ... abc13.com
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The U.S. Coast Guard makes saving lives seem routine as they brave bad weather and angry seas to come to the aid of those in need.
   State Parks staffer honored for his longtime boating safety efforts The Olympian
Jim French, a longtime employee of the State Parks and Recreation's Boating Program, has received a national honor from the National Association of State ...
 
Cracking Down on Drunk Boating cbs4qc.com Under the measure, anyone convicted of drunk boating would have their driver's license suspended for three months. A hearing is scheduled for Monday in .. 
 
 
Boating Fatalities:

Man's body found after boat accident in South Side quarry Columbus Dispatch
The Columbus police dive team yesterday found a body thought to be that of a man who fell out of a boat last month and drowned in a South Side quarry.
 
Mississauga boater drowns in Muskoka lake Brampton Guardian
Mississauga boater drowns in Muskoka lake. Mississauga News. ByKim Good. MUSKOKA LAKES – A 22-year-old Mississauga man has drowned in Ada Lake ...
 
Search for missing boater underway on West Lake Quinte News CFB Search and Rescue teams have been out all night on West Lake in Prince Edward County looking for a missing boater. The search started around 7:30 p.m 
 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

New measures for regulating Jet Ski Operations Jamaica Observer
The new regulations, which include a six-month suspension on the importation of all Jet Skis (Personal Water Crafts) for commercial purposes, a clampdown on ...
  READER SUBMITTED: U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary To Offer Class ... Hartford Courant
The Coast Guard Auxiliary has teamed up with the folks at Goodwin College to offer the "How to Read a Nautical Chart" course. This exciting 3 1/2-hour course ...
 
America's Boating Course offered Oct. 19 in Mauldin Anderson Independent Mail
Lake Hartwell Sail and Power Squadron will offer the America's Boating Course on Oct. 19, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1100 Log Shoals Road, Mauldin.
 
Our View: Toward safer seas SouthCoastToday.com Boating under the influence may sound like the punch line to a bad joke, but the potential danger of such actions is anything but laughable. Imagine a motor 

Free boating safety course this weekend at Elephant Butte ABQ Journal
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has approved this eight-hour boating safety course, which is required of all motorboat, personal ...
 
Governor names NMMA to Maryland boating panel Trade Only Today
As required by Senate Bill 90, members of the task force will evaluate options and make recommendations for enhancing boating and growing the industry.
 
Boat course offered in West Milford NorthJersey.com
A "Boat NJ" course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in West Milford on ... The "Boat NJ" course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft ...
 
Boating: Follow five principles to remain safe on board The News-Press
If you operate a boat, it is essential you choose to operate it safely for your ... Knowledge: Take a safe boating course and begin to learn how to avoid trouble.
   Boating column: Winter storage tips for Staten Island boaters SILive.com
Inspect the bilge area for leaks or dripping before you haul-out. Look for water stains around fittings and check the stuffing box drip if your boat is so equipped.
  Boater Safety Measures at New York's Tappan Zee Bridge ClaimsJournal.com
Officials say lighting will be changed at the Tappan Zee Bridge to make the construction zone safer for boaters. The Journal News says the navigational lights ...
  
Boating Fatalities:
 
US Coast Guard: 4 people dead when boat capsizes off coast of ... Montreal Gazette
The U.S. Coast Guard responded around 1 a.m. Eastern (0500 GMT) after a distress call alerted authorities to an overturned recreational vessel seven miles ...
 
Delta police recover the body of missing boater Cory Fergus Vancouver Sun
METRO VANCOUVER -- The body of missing Tsawwassen resident Cory Fergus has been recovered. Delta police were notified Tuesday of the discovery of the ...
 
St. James man drowns; thrown from personal watercraft The Advocate A St. James Parish man drowned this weekend after he and his wife were thrown from their rented personal watercraft into Choctawhatchee Bay near Destin,  
   Boat incident claims lives The Jet Newspaper
This follows an incident at around midday today whereby a 20 foot fibre glass boat powered by a 40 horse power engine with 4 people on board capsized.
  Kayaker dies despite rescue attempts Exmouth Journal
A police spokesman said the man was taken from the water by Coastguard and taken ... Search and rescue crews, including the Portland Coastguard helicopter, ...
   Body of missing Abbotsford boater recovered in lake Aldergrove Star
Body of missing Abbotsford boater recovered in lake. DominicCoxweb.jpg. Dominic Cox, 25, of Abbotsford was presumed drowned after a boating accident on ...
 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

River safety a focus in Tappan Zee Bridge plans Times Herald-Record NYACK — The U.S. Coast Guard has imposed strict new safety regulations on boating in the vicinity of the Tappan Zee Bridge, to remain in effect for the next five ..

Washington State Parks staff member receives national boating ... Access Washington
OLYMPIA – Oct. 14, 2013 – Jim French, a longtime employee of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission's Boating Program, has received ...
 
US Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer About Boating Safely Nov. 9 Norwich Bulletin
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an About Boating Safely class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Yeaton Hall, Room 129, ...
 
Outdoors notebook: Be a safe boater, brush up on safety skills TCPalm
Boaters can learn basic boating rules or brush up on new regulations by attending an ... 1, 1988 earn and carry a Boating Safety Identification Card and photo ...


Boating Accidents:
 
32 Rescued by Coast Guard and FWC After Boat Capsizes in ... NBC 6 South Florida
Due to budget cuts and staffing shortages, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boats were docked this year during the Columbus Day weekend celebrations in Key ...
 
Boating fatalities:
 
Man Killed in Destin Jet Ski Incident WPMI Local 15 News
(WPMI) A man died after he and his wife were thrown from a jet ski in Destin over the weekend. The accident happened around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon in ...
 
Boater Found Dead Off Coast Of Redondo Beach CBS Local
Passing boaters reported an empty boat floating far from shore this afternoon. Sheriff's Deputies spoke to the man's family who said he set out for an afternoon of ...
  Man dies while celebrating one-year anniversary The Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The family of a 30-year-old Louisiana man is looking for answers just days after he died after being thrown from a personal watercraft.
  Man Drowns After Fall From Jet Ski in Ft. Walton Beach WJHG-TV Man Drowns After Fall From Jet Ski in Ft. Walton Beach. Print. Updated: Tue 9:27 AM, Oct 15, 2013. FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla. Authorities want to know how a .

Monday, October 14, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

National Safe Boating Council receives 2013 Power of A summit ... Boating Industry WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Oct 9, 2013) - The National Safe Boating Council received top honors from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership ..

Boating Safety Education:

Squadron's Final Class of 2013 on Nov. 2 The Ledger
The Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron will teach its "America's Boating Course" ... Some insurance companies offer discounted rates for boaters with proof of a ...
 
Boating Fatalities:
 
Body of missing boater found in Mississippi River Belleville News Democrat
The body of a 27-year-old boater missing for nearly a month has been found in the Mississippi ... Wescoat had been missing since a boating accident on Sept.
  Good Samaritan drowns in Lewisville Lake KHOU
A man drowned in Lewisville Lake Friday evening trying to help another person whose canoe had capsized. The Little Elm Fire Department said Mark Vasquez, ...
 
Body of missing boater found in Tahsis Inlet area Victoria Times Colonist A missing boater was found dead early Friday night in the area of Tahsis Inlet by the crew of a Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox. His body was transported 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety News:

MEPs back new rules to make watercraft safer and greener European Parliament (press release)
New rules to make the outboard engines used in sports and leisure watercraft safer and cut their pollutant exhaust emissions by 20% got the thumbs up from the ...
  FWC names boating safety educator of the year The News Herald The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has selected Henry Cespedes of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla 67 in Coral Gables as ..
 
Coastguard Boating Education wins award Voxy
Coastguard Boating Education's Safe Boating Programme won the Prevention Award at the International Water Safety and Aquatic Education Conference held ...
 
National Safe Boating Council Receives 2013 Power of A Summit ... DigitalJournal.com
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - The National Safe Boating Council received top honors from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership ...
 
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 77 to conduct boating safety course Minuteman News Center
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 77 will be conducting a one day course About Boating Safely at the South Benson Marina in Fairfield CT. This course ...
 
Drowning report spurs alert for safe summer The Age
"Men must stop and think before taking unnecessary risks while they are swimming, fishing or boating with their fathers, brothers and mates," Mr Scarr said.
 
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons: Announcement MENAFN.COM The Principles were formally defined in Sydney, Australia on May 1, 2013 but the foundation blocks were laid at the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) ..
 
Drownings propel deeper look into boating safety 13WHAM-TV
“Just enjoy the weather,” said Fred Lajuett, who was heading out on his boat on Irondequoit Bay Saturday with several safety precautions aboard.“Life jackets ...
  Squadron's Final Class of 2013 on Nov. 2 The Ledger
The Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron will teach its "America's Boating Course" ... Graduates will receive their Florida Boater ID card, which is required for boat ...
  Classes & Workshops, Sept. 12 Coos Bay World
Test will qualify boaters for Oregon Boater Education Card. Register by calling 541-267-6152. Fall Mushrooms 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., South Slough Interpretive ...
 
Boating Fatalities:
  Police Locate Body Of Missing Boater In North Brunswick Lake New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
The unidentified man went boating early on Wednesday morning according to New Jersey State Police. His boat was found overturned but the man was not with ...
 
Tulare man dies while kayaking off Northern California coast Visalia Times-Delta A man found dead Saturday floating in a kayak off the Northern California coast has been identified as a Tulare resident. Authorities in Sonoma County identified .. 
   Scappoose kayaker drowns in Columbia KOIN.com (AP) — The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says a Scappoose, Ore., man drowned when his kayak overturned in the Columbia River at Austin Point, near ..
 
Body of missing boater recovered in Farrington Lake Asbury Park Press A small boat is visible in the area of Farrington Lake where police are searching for a missing boater Wednesday along the border of East Brunswick and North . 
   Canoe of missing boater found near Point Roberts News1130 BOUNDARY BAY (NEWS1130) – Rescue crews are no longer searching for a missing boater near Boundary Bay. Cpt. Pat McSorley with the Joint Rescue ..
 
Flames 'too big' to save welder WA today
A welder killed during a boat explosion on the Gold Coast Tuesday was working on the fuel tank when the cruiser ignited, leaving the boat owner in a critical ...
   One dead after boat capsizes New Zealand Herald
A man has died after the boat he was in capsized in the sea off Northland today. Police and search and rescue volunteers began a search for the man about ...
 
Choctaw man drowns near boat ramp Norman Transcript
NORMAN — A woman fell to her knees crying out, “I want him back,” Wednesday night as she learned from officials that her husband's body was found in Lake ...
 
Remains of boater missing near Cordova found Anchorage Daily News A volunteer diver on Wednesday found the remains of a Cordova man missing since Saturday when his boat capsized, Alaska State Troopers said. The remains