Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Boating Safety News

Happy Holidays 

To the rescue: what inspires volunteer life-savers?
We ended up lying on top of the boat and kicking our legs for two and a half hours until we reached safety. Thankfully the strong tide had turned,

Keep safe on the water this holiday season
'Roads and Maritime boating safety officers and boating education officers will be out in force during the holidays across NSW waterways to monitor ...
  Newport Coast Guard Station will remain open for another year
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following their repeated calls to ensure the safety of residents in coastal areas, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and ...
Charleston Coast Guard air facility to remain open through 2016
U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today said the Coast Guard's Air Facility Charleston will stay ..

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Boating Safety News

Foundation honors Emily Fedorko
Four months after Emily Fedorko was killed in a boating accident near ... "We see a real need for education in boat safety," said Gary Dell'Abate, ...
Coastguard boating safety initiative rolls out
Coastguard's latest boating safety initiative the 'Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade' campaign which has seen a van laden with brand new lifejackets visiting ...
Boating class set for Saturday
Oregon and Washington boaters and paddlers 12 and older are welcome to learn the basics of boating safety. In 2015, boater operators younger than ...
America's Boating Course set for Jan. 5
It covers required safety equipment, boat handling, rules of the road, navigation aids, anchoring, adverse conditions, communications, trailering, PWC ...

Friday, December 5, 2014

Boating Safety news

Media Alert: Ethanol at Any Cost: Chicago City Council Votes Monday
To Mandate Sale of E15 Fuel at Chicago City Gas Stations

WHAT:  On Monday, December 8, 2014, at 10:00AM the Chicago City Council will vote on Chicago’s E15 Consumer Choice Ordinance 02014-5037. If passed, the proposal would mandate that all City of Chicago gas stations offer E15 fuel or gasoline containing 15% ethanol to all consumers. For safety, reliability and cost concerns, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges Chicago …

Life, business can be forever changed from one bad call
Water, boats and bikinis. That sounds like the business for me. So I pursued my captain's license and got a job with a parasail boat manufacturer, ...
  Safety Still A Must
(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Even though for many the boating season ended weeks ago, OPP officers are still alarmed at the number of people they are ...
  Warm up to these safety tips as frigid water chills and kills
1 priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, and the Corps of Engineers urges everyone to practice boating and water safety this ...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boat licence review fishes for feedback
The paper also proposes that the requirement to complete a boating safety course be removed as a mandatory requirement to get a boat licence.
  Boat-crash survivor, police-chief dad push for tougher water-safety laws
Charles Press remembers the words he said to his daughter just before she nearly lost her life in a boating accident last year: “Be careful. There are a ...
You gotta wear it
This regulation applies while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet ... about water safety visit
  Rail, air and boating safety measures "insufficient": Transportation Safety Board
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is calling on the federal government to step up its oversight of train, boat and air safety.
DNR captain recognized for contributions to boating safety
You have an option to walk or ride a vehicle, an airplane, ATV or boat,” ... Recently, England received the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 ...
Inland Waterways Intensifies Safety Campaign
The fishermen group, the boat owners group, even the women and youth ... we'll support them with safety kits like lifebuoy and even first aid training.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Boating Safety News

EPA Punts On Renewable Fuel Standard

 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced earlier this week that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). After almost a year of review, the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), which dictate ethanol levels, are now not set to be released until 2015.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boating Safety News

Recreational boat licences under review; BOFFFFs explained
The mandatory requirement to complete a boating safety course be removed, with free online access to the boating safety course. Practical boating
Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 offers boating class
MADEIRA BEACH – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 offers monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its ...
6 safety tips to be safe in Tahoe-Truckee's cold waters
... just like a cold shower or jumping into a very cold pool,” said Paul Newman, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist for the 11th Coast Guard District.
Son of drowned man and tragedy survivor call on State Government to make wearing lifejackets ... Marine safety laws currently require that there be a lifejacket available for each person onboard a powered boat — but they are not compelled to wear ..

Local recognized for 50 years of Coast Guard aid
Although the auxiliary serves many purposes, Steinle spent most of his time teaching boating safety classes. He has taught everyone from kids on ...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Boating Safety News

Cornwall speedboat deaths: Coroner call for training review
The cord would have cut the engine when she was thrown from the boat. ... "The chief inspector said the manufacturer's reluctance to consider ...
296 Died in 2013 Boat Mishaps, Says Niwa
According to him, they would be working closely with communities along the waterways to sensitize them on safety measures while travelling on water, ...
  Fishermen need better life-jacket designs, union says
Three lobster fishermen lost their lives when their small boat grounded on a ... But Caraquet MLA H├ędard Albert, who was the director of the school for 15 years, says for a culture of safety to take hold, everyone needs to get involved.
  Mandatory Boater Education Enforcement Starts Today
Starting today, the state will be able to enforce a new rule requiring all boaters to take a boating safety class in order to operate a motorized vessel.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boating tip: 'Accident pyramid' provides reasons for errors
On page 39 of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's “How to Boat Smart: Florida Boating Safety Course, ” there is a diagram called ...
  Editorial: Boaties must put safety first
If we don't become more safety conscious when we go out on the water, ... The 12-foot aluminium boat he was skippering capsized in rough seas off ...
  The Business of Business Lifejacket safety Answer: You read about the four fishermen who drowned off Bodega Bay when their boat capsized. None of them were wearing lifejackets. This is a

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boating Safety News

Coastguard launches latest boating safety initiative
With summer on our doorstep Coastguard is excited to announce the launch of its latest boating safety initiative. The 'Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade' ...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boating Safety News

Can you hear me? Mobile phone vs. VHF radio
S. and Vessel Assist towers can locate your boat by tracking your VHF signal, ... Channel 16 is designated as the national distress, safety and calling

Hunters urged to use life jackets on boats; 8 have drowned while hunting from boats since 1998
Boat and Water Safety Coordinator Nancy Boldt says there are hunting jackets available with life jackets already built in, so there's no excuse not to ...
  Hilton Head couple help boaters for half-century with Coast Guard Auxiliary
... with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort each week and continue to perform boat inspections and teach educational sessions about boater safety.
Making boating fun and safe
Information collated by 48 Roads and Maritime Services boating safety officers who stopped more than 2400 vessels during Operation Be Prepared ...
US Coast Guard Offers Reward for Hoax Caller Information
"In any particular mayday call we could be putting dozens of lives at risk,” said Lt. Lane Munroe, U.S. Coast Guard. “It also incurs a very steep financial ...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Boating Safety News

Here's the latest on the Ethanol issue. Small Equipment manufacturers lose.

Owners of outdoor power equipment—mowers, blowers and such—were handed another defeat this past week when an appeals court rejected a suit by a number of industry stakeholders to limit the amount of ethanol in gasoline and require stricter labeling. Ethanol can damage the small engines in outdoor power equipment.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boating Safety News

Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties' behaviour
The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they're out on the water this ...
  Gladwell's Line: Safer Boating Week launched against tragic backdrop
Today, Friday marks the start of the inaugural Safer Boating Week - an ... The most essential piece of safety equipment on a boat is the anchor that is ...
  Practical boat tips: Stove Safety Raising my children aboard a yacht from age two and three meant stove safety was critically important. Many times while Jack and I managed the ship .

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boating Safety News

Coastguard Boating Education partners with Hutchwilco
Coastguard Boating Education are committed to ensuring the safety of all boaties who venture onto the water and is proud to be part of the sector wide ...
U.S. Coast Guard Adds New Slow-Speed Zone Ahead Of Columbus Day Weekend “It's not been a great year for boater safety around the Miami area, but this weekend ... Boat responsibly, and have a good time,” said Brian Carlstrom, 
  State to mandate safety course for boaters 10, anyone behind the wheel of a motorized vessel must show proof of completing an approved boater safety course. The state says there's a course ..

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boater's 10 safe and clean refueling tips
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered ...
  Boat electrical course offered online
Eight learning modules cover common boat electrical terms, theory, wiring, power generation, safety, grounding and important troubleshooting ...
US Coast Guard drops life jacket type code labels Chris Edmonston, BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety president and chairman of the National Safe Boating Council, said, “The boating safety ..

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boating Safety News

Making waves: A locally driven bill aims to reform California boating safety education
That's not all. In that same time range, there were between 247 and 482 California boating accident injuries per year. Each of those years also saw ...
Power squadrons have rich history
The squadron in addition to teaching basic boating safety and many seminars to the pubic continues teaching piloting and navigation to its members.
  Tragic lesson: safety first
In the light of this tragedy, officials emphasized basic boating safety laws. Among ... Follow boat manufacturers' recommendations as to loading limits.
Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division becomes eighth agency to achieve national accreditation
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) ... that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Boating Safety News

Final Rule. Personal Flotation Devices Labeling and Standards

The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule to remove references to type
codes in its regulations on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs). Removing these type codes from our regulations will facilitate future incorporation by reference of new industry consensus standards for PFD labeling that more effectively convey safety information, and is a step toward harmonization of our regulations with PFD requirements in Canada and in other countries. Click here to read the USCG regulations.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Boating Safety News

  13-Year Old Dies at Boathouse: What Can You Do to Prevent Electrocution and ESD?
Sadly, when Sarah went to grab a boarding ladder on a pontoon boat to ... clean and responsible boating and offers range of boating safety courses .
Coast Guard Boating Safety Class to Be Held
The course covers safe boat handling, navigation markers, how to equip a boat for safety and meeting state and federal requirements, trailering tips, ...
Boating And Water Safety Added To Driver's Education Program
The Texas Education Agency has approved a parks and wildlife water safety program to educate young adults and teens who spend time boating, ...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boating Safety News

All-volunteer auxiliary provides back up to Coast Guard
The volunteer division of the Coast Guard was established by Congress in 1939 and got recreational boaters and their boats involved in World War II.
Reminders for Labor Day boating safety
The Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of the boating season. Boaters, kayakers and canoeists will swarm waters all over Kentucky during the ...
Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal ...
  Free boat inspections set for Aug. 30
In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law ...
Boating squadron course gets landlubbers' feet wet
Boating squadron course gets landlubbers' feet wet ... satisfies the North Carolina boating safety educational requirement for boaters under age 26.
Two men die after separate boat crashes on Missouri lakes
The boat capsized a quarter-mile east of the dam, about three miles from Branson. ... Another passenger also climbed to safety. The patrol said those ...
  USCG Shares Safety Tips for Labor Day
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the Ohio ...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boating Safety News

State Parks stresses boating safety through education
Getting a Boater Safety Education Card helps reduce boating-related accidents and fatalities. Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy boating on ...
Maryland institutes rules for jetpacks
Julie Brown, boating safety coordinator at the Maryland Natural Resources Police, says it's a new phenomenon in Maryland. Relentless Watersports ...
  Life-jackets improve boater safety
Tashonna McDougall, Boat Smart social media and public relations lead, and Brendan O'Connor, team lead, wear modern personal flotation devices, ...
  Police condemn 'very dangerous' boat stunt trend
The video has been released as water safety campaigners push to make lifejackets mandatory, saying there are roughly 50 boating deaths each year ...
MSHP: Make safety part of your Labor Day weekend plans
Troopers arrested 14 people for boating while intoxicated during last year's counting period. In an effort to increase safety on our state's waters, ...
Legislation would require boating safety course
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly is endorsing legislation that would require Californians to take a boating safety course, an online test and ...
Assembly approves legislation to require California boat operators to take safety course SACRAMENTO, California — The state Assembly is endorsing legislation that would require Californians to take a boating safety course, an online ..
  One dead, one injured in boat explosion in Manorhaven marina
Lt. John Azzata of the Nassau police homicide squad. "During the fueling process, the boat exploded," he said. "The passenger jumped to safety.
  A Forgiving Lesson in Boating Safety
His situation proves that preparation is paramount when it comes to boating safety, as one wrong decision or one forgotten item can turn a routine ...
Safety course offered to Greenwich boaters, passengers
As the summer boating season heads into its final stretch, Greenwich-based Auxiliary Coast Guard Flotilla 78 is pushing to increase boater safety on ...
  Boat Talk: The most common causes of accidents and deaths on the water
"We like to think that campaigns like Operation Dry Water are starting to make a difference," said Michael Baron, recreational boating safety specialist ...