Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Lawmaker wants expanded boater safety training MyFox Tampa Bay
St. Petersburg State Representative Dwight Dudley wants safety training for anyone who operates a boat in Florida. Florida leads the nation in boating incidents, ...
 
Boaters warned to avoid Georges River Fishing World
BOATERS are being warned to avoid Sydney's Georges River after a recent incident which resulted in a large quantity of diluted but untreated waste water ...
 
Coast Guard reminds you to stay safe on the ice Fox 28 With winter here to stay and ice formation forecasted across the Great Lakes system, the 9th Coast Guard District reminds people to use extra precautions when . 
 
South Florida outdoors notebook Sun-Sentinel
Boating class: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-7 in Lighthouse Point has a one-day About Boating Safety course at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Dixon Ahl ...
 
Boating Fatalities:
 
Body found on Churchill River identified as teen from 2010 boating trip The Telegram
Mills confirmed one of the three teens involved in the 2010 boating incident has still not been found. Roy Sainsbury was 18 when the boat went over Muskrat ...
 
 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Classes
   Power Squadron to offer America's Boating Course Island Reporter
The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron will be offering America's Boating Course at the Sanibel Library (770 Dunlop Rd.) on Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 9 ...

Boating Safety news:

  Boaties encouraged to register for Australian Boater Survey Fishing World A BOATING survey developed as a joint venture by the Boating Industries Alliance Australia (BIAA) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA) has

Santa Cruz buoy-removal proposal worries seagoers Monterey County Herald
The idea is being floated by U.S. Coast Guard officials conducting a review of ... Coast Guard officials say technological advances — and, in Santa Cruz's case, ...
 
Boating volunteers awarded Boating Business
RYA VOLUNTEER AWARDS: A total of 43 volunteers have been awarded for their dedication to the boating industry by HRH the Princess Royal at the annual ...
  Warning: Don't go fishing, swimming or boating in Georges River Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser
Warning: Don't go fishing, swimming or boating in Georges River. Nov. 26, 2013, 5:09 p.m.. No-go zone: Residents have been urged to steer clear of the ...
 
Thor Actor Rescued.
  Chris Hemsworth and family saved by coastguard in sea rescue Metro
The 30-year-old and his party were all taken to shore safely when a lifeboat, coastguard patrol and helicopter were sent to save them during a trip to Playa de ...

Boating Fatalities:

Two students from Knustford University drown in Volta River GhanaWeb According to the National Disaster Management Orgnasition (NADMO) in Asuogyaman District, the students got drowned after a local canoe they had hired to .

Man's body found in Oceanside Harbor U-T San Diego
OCEANSIDE — A man's body was found in the water at Oceanside Harbor Saturday morning, after he apparently fell off his boat, police said. The name of the ...
 
Shark attack: Coroner rules surfer Ben Linden died of misadventure ... ABC Online "I was towing my mate on the back of the jet ski and just in front of us saw a guy ... "I reached to grab the body and the shark came at me on the jet-ski and tried to . 
  Hudson boat crash: Man who lost bride, best man sues bridge ... The Journal News | LoHud.com
Brian Bond leaves St. John the Baptist Church in Piermont Aug. 2, 2013 after Mark Lennon's funeral Mass. Lennon died in last week's boat crash on the Hudson ...
   Previous boat owner dropped from Erie explosion suit GoErie.com
To defend themselves in a suit over a fatal boat explosion at the Erie Yacht Club on Memorial Day 2011, the owners of the boat countersued the person who ...
   Fisherman missing off the coast of Wexford Irish Independent
A spokesperson for the Irish Coast Guard said the man was reported missing around 12.40pm. The man fell overboard from his boat, which is believed to be ...
 
Search continues for missing boater Gadsden Times
Marshall County Sheriff's investigators and Alabama Marine Police continue to look for a Guntersville man missing since Nov. 15 after his boat was found ...
 
Man Drowns in New River WVNS-TV
They say a man and his 2 stepsons ages 15 and 16 were dumped out of their flat-bottom canoe. One. State Police confirmed that a man is dead tonight after an ...
 
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety And Accident News:

Coast Guard stops illegal charter boat in Charleston Live 5 News The Charleston Coast Guard law enforcement team stopped an illegal charter boat operation Friday, November 15, 2013, after a captain of the boat unlawfully ..

Boating tip: Paddleboarding safety rules TCPalm
Boating tip: Paddleboarding safety rules. By Ed Killer; TCPalm; Posted November 21, 2013 at 6:17 p.m.. Discuss; Print; A; A; A. Share this on Facebook · Tweet ...
   'Boating Safety Day' to be held by Transport for NSW Sail World An inaugural 'Boating Safety Day' will be held by Transport for NSW this Sunday at Bonnie Vale Beach, Royal National Park, with the first 100 skippers to win a ..
   Warning issued for boating hazard on Willamette near Harrisburg Statesman Journal (blog)
Boaters need to be aware of a hazard area on the Willamette River at the ... bridges this morning, posing a dangerous and/or impassable situation for boaters.
 
Don't go swimming, fishing or boating in George's River: wastewater ... St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Don't go swimming, fishing or boating in George's River: wastewater flow. Nov. 23, 2013, 6:32 p.m.. See the weed?: Leader photographer Lisa McMahon took ...
   Hesselbein introduces rafting safeguards hngnews.com Rep. Dianne Hesselbein has co-sponsored a bill that would require rafting outfitters to take protective measures for clients. The Democrat from Middleton 
 
 
Boating Fatalities:

 
1 immigrant may have drowned when boat capsized in Jupiter ... WPEC
Police fear one of the people aboard the small center-console boat that came ... A beachgoer spotted the boat trying to come into shore on rough seas around 7 ...
  Prince Reaction to Boating Deaths Verdict: 'God knows the truth.' Patch.com
Slightly more than a week after a Hall County jury rendered a verdict in the 2012 Lake Lanier boating-deaths trial, there's a reaction from the mother of Griffin and ...
 
Palouse councilwoman dies during kayak trip The Spokesman Review A Palouse city councilwoman was found dead early Friday morning, frozen after she capsized during a kayak trip down the Palouse River. Alison Webb, 54, set . 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

US court: Coast Guard boater rescues not required News & Observer
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a North Carolina widow's lawsuit blaming the Coast Guard for failing to save her ...
   Boat capsize survivor urges water safety message ABC Local
The survivor of a boat accident off Carpenters Rocks last weekend has made a plea ... Mount Gambier man Wayne Coates died after the boat he and Craig Philp ...
  Arizona game officers warn of boating crackdown Seattle Post Intelligencer
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it will be cracking down on boaters starting next year in an effort to stop the spread of quagga ...
Boating course planned Smith Mountain Eagle
To prepare for that day, sign up now for the first safe boating course of 2014 at Smith ... The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law ...
   At the Helm: Test your knowledge of boat warranties Valley morning Star
NO, but it should be, and boat insurance will deny the claim as normal wear and tear, or most likely as a manufacturer (boat builder) defect in the installation of ...
Boating Fatalities:
Arraignment held in NY boat crash that killed 2 Appeal-Democrat
Arraignment held in NY boat crash that killed 2. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size.
Driver in deadly Hudson River boat crash, Jojo John, to be ... News 12 Westchester
Toxicology reports revealed John was drunk and had cocaine in his system when he slammed his boat into a construction barge for the new Tappan Zee Bridge ...
   Boater dies after falling into Lake Okeechobee WPEC
(AP) -- Authorities say a boater is dead after falling into Lake Okeechobee. ... Beach County Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera says the man had been boating ...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Great article by the US Power Squadron on preventing and dealing with boat fires.

Preventing boat fires
Safety tips from Sea Tow Foundation
Prevent boat fires
Fires are among the more dangerous, yet most preventable, accidents on board a boat. Fast action combined with a cool head are critical in fighting boat fires, which can spread rapidly. The Sea Tow Foundation offers the following tips to prevent boat fires:  read the rest at http://www.theensign.org/uspscompass/v7n10_fire.htm?utm_campaign=Compass%20November%202013&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=MORE%20%3E%3E


Also Pay attention to fueling

http://newboatbuilders.com/docs/FUELING_PROCEDURE.pdf

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Personal Watercraft use at Gulf Islands WEAR
PENSACOLA BEACH -- You can weigh in on the use of jet skis and other personal watercraft in the waters along the Gulf Islands National Seashore today.
 
Clutha River boating trip without lifejackets proves costly Voxy Four people in inflatable dinghies had their boat trip on the Clutha River cut short last night when they were pulled off the water because none of them was ..

All boaters must learn to properly tie knots Delmarva Now
While it's not necessary for boaters to be experts at marlinspike, there are a certainly a few very basic knots every boater must know to properly moor their vessel.
 
Boating fatalities:
   Man dies in canoeing accident on Plymouth pond Boston.com
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A man who died while canoeing on a Plymouth pond last weekend has been identified. Management at Boston-area television ...
   Hutchinson man's body found in Cheney Lake KAKE
A statement from the Reno County Sheriff's Office says Sheldon Martin, 31, of Hutchinson went to the lake Sunday morning to canoe. His family became ...
   Authorities investigate death at Highport Marina KXII-TV Jason Reedy, Preston paramedic, said a boater discovered the body floating between boat docks and pulled him on-shore. Officials determined the body had ..
   Fisherman drowns when boat capsizes off south-east coast of SA ABC Online
The man, 49, and another man had been fishing from a five-metre boat when ... Police said a passing abalone boat off Cape Banks lighthouse raised the alarm.
  Boater dies after falling into Lake Okeechobee Palm Beach Post
Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman. Several boaters told the crews that a fellow boater had gone missing. Three divers jumped into the lake and found the ...
   Drowned boy wasn't wearing life jacket 3News NZ
A young woman who was knocked from her canoe tried to reach and help her teenage friend moments before he disappeared and drowned in Wellington ...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News: 

INDUSTRY TAKES AIM AT AP ETHANOL INVESTIGATION

Nov. 12, 2013 2:18 AM EST
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn't lived up to some of the government's clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol industry.
In an unusual campaign, ethanol producers, corn growers and its lobbying and public relations firms have criticized and sought to alter the story, which was released to some outlets earlier and is being published online and in newspapers Tuesday.   http://bigstory.ap.org/article/industry-takes-aim-ap-ethanol-investigation-0?goback=%2Egde_2241870_member_5806657980652883968#%21
 Boating Safety News
Safety equipment essential on the water The News-Press  Safe boating on our waterways is every boat owner's responsibility. Hopefully you are aware of your responsibility and are able to handle any problems that may ...
NC commission reminding hunters about safety Winston-Salem Journal  RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is issuing a reminder to waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting ...
 Boaters, hunters at higher drowning risk in cold water The Virginian-Pilot  Colder water in November through January contributes to more deaths in boating accidents. In the past eight years, 25 people died in 63 accidents in Virginia ...
 Boat safety message Southland Times (blog)  The pupils are taking part in the Boating Safety Educational Programme run by ... Mr Cleaver started his talk on boating safety by discussing various boating ... 
 Marine Board reaching out to non-motorized boaters Statesman Journal (blog)  Because the bulk of the money to operate the state's boating agency comes from motor boat registrations and excise taxes on marine fuel sales, the Marine ...
Thieves Steal Boat Intended to Help Wounded Veterans ABC News (blog)  A Washington state man with a passion for serving veterans says he was devastated after thieves stole the boat he had planned to use to give wounded ...
Boating Fatalities:
Two dead in boating accidents in south-east Queensland ABC Local  A man has been killed while competing in a yacht race off Brisbane, while another man died in a jet-ski crash on the Gold Coast. Police say a 23-year old man ...
Fisherman dies after dock accident Ayrshire Post A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At 1am this morning Northumbria Police were informed by Humber Coastguard that a man had fallen from a boat into .
 Battery-powered boat accident kills 2, injures 2 EastDay.com  9 -- Two people have been killed and two others injured in a battery-powered boat accident on Saturday morning in east China's Jiangsu Province, local ...
 
Nicollet County sheriff: Body found in Minnesota River likely SD ... The Republic   Fritze's kayak overturned June 22 in a fast-moving, rising river after becoming entangled in bushes. Two friends made it to shore but Fritze did not. He was ...
 Coast Guard looks for man missing from supply boat San Francisco Chronicle  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard and an oilfield supply boat continue to search for a missing crewman. The man went overboard in the Gulf of Mexico ...
Two killed, 2 injured in boat blast in China The Hindu  Two people have been killed and two others, including a child, injured when a battery on-board a boat exploded in an entertainment park in east China's ...
 Death Due to Entanglement Scuttlebutt Sailing News  “The Coast Guard responded very quickly, as did crews from the sailing club and they worked valiantly in their efforts to free the man,” reported Brisbane Water ...
Five feared dead after boat overturns Times of India  NAGPUR: At least five people are feared dead after a boat overturned into the reservoir of Bawanthwadi irrigation project near Madhya Pradesh border on ...



Friday, November 8, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Boating safety class offered TCPalm
FORT PIERCE — If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating ...
 
New course for small commercial craft operators Voxy
Coastguard Boating Education has introduced this new course for those intending to own or operate small commercial craft. CBE General Manager Neil Murray ...
 
Coastguard Boating Education launches Safe Ship course Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Coastguard Boating Education has introduced this new course for those ... Contact Coastguard Boating Education to find out more information about their Legal ...
 
Boating column: Coast Guard Auxiliary to present safety class SILive.com
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-04 will be teaching a two-night, eight-hour evening “About Boating Safely” class. It will be held on Nov. 20-21 ...
 
Boating tip: Manatees are everywhere TCPalm
Here are a few tips for Treasure Coast boaters to avoid collisions with the gentle ... Boat responsibly: Take a safe-boating course to understand the limits of one's ...
  
Lifejackets and lights the focus of new boating campaign Sail World
Additional patrols before sunrise and after sunset on State waterways will be a key part of a new boating campaign focusing on lifejacket and lighting safety.
 
USA. Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen contribute to successful ... BYM News (press release)
Coast Guardsmen from throughout the Coast Guard 9th District, which encompasses the entire Great Lakes region, removed 11 boaters operating under the ... 
 
It can happen to even the best. So be prepared:
  Coast Guard boat responding to call capsizes in Puerto Rico, 3 ... Montreal Gazette
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Police in Puerto Rico have rescued the crew of a Coast Guard boat that capsized amid large waves off the north coast of the U.S. ...
 
Boating Fatalities:
 
Idaho man pleads guilty in boating death San Francisco Chronicle
Idaho man pleads guilty in boating death ... An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal boating accident.
  Boater Allegedly 'Driving Drunk' During Crash That Killed Bride-To ... Gothamist
A grand jury has indicted a man on multiple counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the fatal boat crash that killed his two passengers, ...
 
Boat Fires:
 
Multi-million-pound yacht catches fire in Cowes Telegraph.co.uk
The luxury motor yacht caught fire while moored at East Cowes Marina on the Isle of Wight, with firecrews battling the large blaze for 10 hours until she sank.
  East Cowes Boat Fire Still Burning Seven Hours On Isle of Wight Radio
A luxury motor boat believed to worth multi-millions of pounds sank after being engulfed by flames, about eight and a half hours after smoke was first spotted ...
 
Mechanicsville boat fire under investigation Bay Net
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire Friday evening that destroyed a boat stored on a trailer at a Mechanicsville home. The fire, which ...
 
Man burned in boat explosion Sun-Sentinel
An exploding boat in the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach Thursday sent a burn victim to a hospital as a trauma alert patient, an official said.
 
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Boating tip: Leaks can cause carbon monoxide poisoning The News-Press
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer aboard your boat. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It is produced in the fuel system, carburetors, injectors, ignition ...
   Cram Session: Teacher learns to like boating Florida Today
Cocoa Beach Sail and Power Squadron member Susan Kneeland has been named district Instructor of the Year for her excellence in teaching boating safety ...
 
Boating safety highlighted in lower North Island Newstalk ZB Boating safety is under scrutiny in the lower North Island today, with boaties being ... The Manawatu Marine Boating Club at Foxton Beach has hosted a boating .. 
   2013 Boat Inspections Address Invasive Species Concerns Pagosa Daily Post
The effort to stop the spread of harmful Aquatic Nuisance Species continued successfully during the 2013 boating season. Watercraft inspection and ...
 
Dramatic footage of intense kayak rescue USA TODAY
Dramatic footage has surfaced of a kayaker who gets trapped with his head held underwater by the fast-moving current. His rescuer is wearing a GoPro camera ...
  Cameron's Narrows and Devil's Gap boating concerns KenoraOnline Boating safety has been an issue in the region for quite a while now, but with a new working group in Kenora established to increase safety on the Lake of the .
 
Boating Fatalities:
 
North Carolina boating accident causes the death of a woman and ... PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission states that there are over 5,000 miles of water for boaters to explore in North Carolina, making recreational ...
   Officials confirm identity of body found in Shenango River WFMJ
TRANSFER, Pa. - Transfer fire officials confirmed Sunday that the body pulled from the Shenango River is that of Eric Metz. The canoe Metz was in with his wife ...
  No Sign of Trinity Bay Boater VOCM
There's still no sign of a boater who went missing from the Trinity Bay area over a week ago. The 61-year-old man, who's from Long Cove, was reported overdue ...
 
Coast Guard Finds Body In Albemarle Sound WFMY News 2
EDENTON, N.C. -- The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered a body believed to be that ... A statement from the Coast Guard said a Hertford County side scan sonar ...