Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Boating saety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Tax loophole on yachts as 2nd homes under fire
San Francisco Chronicle - "It is so unfair to target people who want to use their boat as a second home." Boat manufacturers are gearing up to protect the break, leveraging ...
Classes teach boaters how to be safe
HeraldNet - The class is like taking driver's ed for operating a boat. Passing the course is the ticket to drive on water with a Washington State Boater Education ..
Boating class offered in February The West Milford Messenger - The course will cover federal, state and local boating laws and regulations, required safety equipment, safe boating practices, PWC and small boat 
Boating class to be offered in Augusta
The Advertiser News South - AUGUSTA — New Jersey Boating Safety Classes will over a Boat N.J. class in Augusta on Feb. 9. The course meets the needs of boaters and ...
  Nebraska reports no boating-related deaths in 2013
Lincoln Journal Star - There were no boating-related deaths in Nebraska in 2013. The state had not gone without at least one fatality in a year since it began tracking ...
  Two boat skippers punished over young dolphin harassed and killed ... This is The West Country - Two boat skippers will have to take part in "restoritive justice" over the harrasment and killing of a juvenile dolphin off Padstow last summer. The death ..
Boating Fatalities:
One person dead in boating accident near Garden City
WPDE - GARDEN CITY -- One person died in a boating accident near Garden City according to Captain Robert McCullough with the South Carolina ...
  Officials: One person dead after boat capsizes in Murrells Inlet
WMBF - GARDEN CITY, SC (WMBF) - One person died in a boating accident near the jetties in Murrells Inlet Saturday evening, authorities confirmed. At about ...
  Tourist killed in Negril jet-ski accident
Jamaica Observer - WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A tourist reportedly lost his life Tuesday afternoon in a jet-ski accident in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Boating Safety News

Problems with

As many of you may know these blogs, Boating Safety and Boat Building News, are companions to my website for boat builders.  For about six months I have been having a problem with the web site which has caused a huge fall off in the numbers of people using the site.  Visits dropped from an average of about 9000 a month to less than 4000. Unfortunately it took me a long time to recognize the problem and then fix it.  I have fixed the root cause, but some users may still have the problem.

There was a link on every page of my website that was redirecting anyone who opened that page, to another website.  The website they were redirected to is not malicious or destructive and does not contain viruses (as far as I know) and will not cause you computer to crash, or to load hidden bots or malicious software.  it is just annoying because when ever you load any page on it automatically redirects you to the other site. 

I have removed this link from my entire website!  However, users must also purge the url from the history files on their computers or it will still do this.

The site is  The easiest way to do this is open you r browser and empty the history cache.  On Internet explorer this is done by selecting tools from the menu then Internet Options and General. scroll down to browsing history and select delete.

On Chrome in the upper right corner is a box with three lines in it.  Left click on the box, select history and clear browsing data.

In Firefox select tools, Options, Privacy.  About two thirds of the way down the dialogue box it will say "You may want to clear your recent history or remove individual cookies. Click on the appropriate link.

Other browsers have similar processes for deleting history.

If you do not want to delete the entire history on your browser each browser provides a way you can search on a specific item so you can delete it.  Do a search on the history for "webring"

Monday, January 27, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

When darkness descends, boating risks rise: Richmond sailor Richmond News - Experienced boater Geoff Baile wil be imparting valuable advice at the Vancouver Boat Show this week. Geoff Baile can't help but get a little anxious .

Coast Guard Boating Safely Class Feb. 1 at Homestead Village
Mulletwrapper - 1, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 will host a boating safely class at Homestead Village in Fairhope. Completion of the class will allow attendees to ...
  Boating deaths spark safety reminder
ABC Local - "We're really concerned that boaters out there just perhaps aren't taking the care or maybe getting complacent in what they're doing," he said.
  Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75 years
Delmarva Now - CHINCOTEAGUE — The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is excited about the upcoming celebration of its 75th year of serving the U.S. Coast ...
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offering Free Vessel Safety Checks
Pacific News Center - Apra Harbor, Guam - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Guam Flotilla is now conducting voluntary Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) for 2014. These no-cost . 
Boating tip: Hypothermia is a threat
TCPalm - According to the BoatU.S. Foundation, an estimated 50 percent of all drowning victims die from hypothermia, not from water-filled lungs. Hypothermia .
 Boating Fatalities:

Body of man who fell off sailboat recovered from 165 feet of water in ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - SEATTLE — Seattle police say the body of a man who fell off a sailboat Jan. 11 has been recovered from Lake Washington. The Harbor Patrol Unit ...
   Free diver near Palm Beach hit by boater who left, officials say
Palm Beach Post - Investigators are expected to re-interview the free diver Tuesday who claimed he was hit by a boat Sunday afternoon near Palm Beach. Officials with ...
4 Russian Coast Guards die in boat wreck - MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say that four Coast Guard officers died and six others are missing after their boat overturned in rough seas near ...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Possible hoax results in Pemaquid Point rescue effort
Press Herald - A search for a sailboat in distress off Pemaquid Point on Friday morning that the Maine Marine Patrol determined was a hoax cost about $100,000.
  Coast Guard Safe Boating Class Set for Feb. 8 - ... Branford, Connecticut, will teach the safe boating course required to obtain a state Boating/Personal Watercraft Operator certificate on Saturday, Feb ...
Coastal boating course begins in February
Darien Times - A Safe Boating Course will be presented at Darien's Middlesex Middle School beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, continuing on consecutive ...
  Baltimore Boat Show to host women's boating workshop
Baltimore Sun - Since opening the Annapolis School of Seamanship in 2002, Capt. John Martino has sought to educate and empower boaters of all skill levels with ...
Boater safety courses posted in Lake Wylie area
Lake Wylie Pilot - COLUMBIA Experienced freshwater anglers are sought by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Education Section to become Certified ..
Fleeing on Watercraft WJHG-TV - KEY WEST, Fla Two men face up to five years in federal prison after a Florida Keys jury found them guilty of fleeing the Coast Guard aboard personal ..
Crawford ranger claims boating award
Grand Junction Sentinel - Scott Rist, a senior ranger for the Crawford State Parks Complex, is shown holding his award for being selected the State Boating Educator of the Year ...
  44 Boating Industries Association members earn NYS Boating ... Oneida Dispatch - “The members of the Boating Industries Association take an active role in promoting good boating practices and we all want safe waterways for ..
  RYA alerts boaters to 'critical' safety issues
Boating Business - SAFETY: The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has launched a new safety initiative for the leisure boating industry to notify boaters of current, critical ...
Safe boating course begins Feb. 5
The Darien News - The Darien Sail & Power Squadron's safe boating course, which includes "on-the-water" activities, begins Wednesday, Feb. 5. Photo: Picasa ...
 Boating Fatalities:
  Yacht boarders murder man in front of wife
The Sunday Times - A BRITISH man halfway through a year-long sailing trip with his wife to celebrate her 60th birthday is believed to have been shot dead after three ...

Straits Times
Five arrests in St Lucia murder of British yachtsman
Straits Times - Sailboat Magnetic Attraction, belonging to British couple Roger and Margaret Pratt, sits in Ganter's Bay just off a police base at Castries Harbour in St.
  MATU BOAT INCIDENT 3 dead, 8 still missing
New Straits Times - MUKAH: In a latest development on the Matu boat incident, 16 passengers are accounted for and three are confirmed dead. State Police ...
  Boat accidents leave one dead, one missing in Victoria's Gippsland ...
ABC Local - A man is dead and another is missing after two separate boating accidents in Victoria's Gippsland region. A boat overturned in Waratah Bay, near ...

Four States Homepage
DA: No criminal charges in fatal boat crash
Leader-Telegram - Four people were killed in this July 2011 nighttime crash involving two boats on the Chippewa River in Lake Hallie. One driver died, and the other will ...
  Busselton man killed in boating accident
Herald Sun - A 46-YEA-old Busselton man has been killed in a boating accident in Western Australia's South West region. Police say the man was diving with a ...
Mass. Man Appeals Conviction In Boy's Boat Death WBUR - BOSTON — The details of the boating crash were haunting: A power boat slammed into a man and his 10-year-old son fishing from a kayak, shearing .. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Private jet ski operators urged to register vessels Jamaica Observer
"Private jet ski operators in Jamaica are required by law to register their personal water craft (PWC). In 2013, The MAJ intensified its call for owners ...
   Free boating safety class offered in Springfield Springfield News-Leader The Missouri State Highway Patrol will offer a free boating safety course at its Troop D Headquarters on Feb. 8. / Getty Images/Design Pics RF .
Weekly 5: Hundreds of US, Canadian boats seized in Mexico Boating Industry The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on .. 
Kayak instruction offered Your Houston News
GALVESTON -- Artist Boat is hosting a kayak instructor certification course (IDW/ICE) approved by the American Canoe Association. These courses ...
Critical Changes to commercial vessel safety requirements Lincoln City News Guard US Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Coordinator Curt Farrell will discuss the critical regulation changes enacted with the Coast Guard .. 
  Coast Guard Auxiliary hosting boating skills class - MARQUETTE -- It may not be boating weather but the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary held the first of their boating skills classes this year.
  Safe boating courses - it's a winter thing
The Macomb Daily - Photo submitted Mitch Kamlay of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-19, said a Boating Skills & Seamanship Course will begin Tuesday at ..
 Boating Fatalities: 

Man sentenced to 26 years in boat crash that killed his father and ... The Republic
JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider an appeal from a man convicted of manslaughter in a drunken boating ..
2nd man dies after collision between fishing boat, MSDF vessel GlobalPost An angler on a leisure fishing boat that sank following a collision Wednesday with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport vessel off Hiroshima .. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Boating safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:
   FWC investigating manatee deaths The News Herald
With 72 watercraft-related deaths in 2013, the yearly total was below the average of 86 annual deaths over the past five years. “We are pleased that ...
Life jackets prove worth Otago Daily Times The three boating enthusiasts, all wearing life jackets gear, were rescued after their boat capsized off the peninsula on January 5. A 49-year-old .. 
Missouri Highway Patrol Offers Free Boating Safety Course Four States Homepage The Missouri Highway Patrol will now offer a free boating safety course. The class will be free for residents in Troop D, which includes Joplin and ..

NMMA urges action on ethanol Boating Industry
It's up to the boating community to show how this flawed policy is having devastating consequences on our industry. It's simple. It's direct. And it makes ...
More Washington boaters to require mandatory Boater Education ... PR Web (press release) As of January 1st, 2014, all Washington boaters aged 59 or younger must have the state's mandatory Boater Education Card on board when operating . 
Bill Toughening Boating Accident Penalties Clears N.J. Senate
A bill inspired by a fatal boating accident in Brick that would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of a boating accident that results in a serious ...
Lake group opposes boating law change Smith Mountain Eagle The Water Safety Council, long a champion of boating safety at the lake and beyond, stated at their monthly meeting that they “strongly supports . 
Legislation would impose same drunk driving penalties on boaters Montgomery Advertiser House Judiciary Standing Committee members Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would give drunk boaters who cause death or injury the .
Sign up for young boater safety course Valley News (blog)
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer the Young Boater Safety Certificate Training at the Central New York Boat Show Feb.
U.S. Coast Guard warns mariners about marijuana use Marine Log With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a notice warning .
Boating Fatalities:

Man killed after dinghy collides with yacht TVNZ
A 68-year-old man has died after he was thrown from his dinghy following a collision with a yacht this morning. The collision occurred as the yacht was ...
  Man presumed dead after falling from boat in Lake Washington Northwest Cable News
SEATTLE - Authorities say a man is presumed dead after he fell from a sailboat in Lake Washington. Police say the boat was about 200 yards off of ...
Search suspended for man overboard in Lake Washington The Seattle Times (blog)
A search for a man who fell overboard from a sailboat in Lake Washington this morning has been suspended, but the Seattle Police Department's ...
 Kayaker who died after flipping off Waialua ID'd Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the 39-year-old Wea Beach man who died after his kayak overturned Sunday at Waialua's Aweoweo ...
Girl dies following boat crash Sky News Australia A girl has died from the injuries she sustained in a boat crash on a lake in central Victoria. The 12-year-old was on board one of two boats that collided .. 
Boat sank killing crew member after warning alarm was disconnected
A fisherman died of hypothermia after an alarm which should have gone off when his boat started to flood was disconnected. Norman Macleod spent ...
   Iranian dies after jetski crash off Phuket island The Phuket News
PHUKET: An Iranian tourist died yesterday afternoon (January 13) after he crashed his rented jet-ski off Naka Noi island.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Boaying Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

READER SUBMITTED: USCG Auxiliary Boating Safety Class For ... Hartford Courant
It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this 8 hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements ...
  Proposed Bill Broadens Life Vest Rules KRZK Radio The current law requires children younger than 7-years old to wear a life vest anytime they're aboard any watercraft. People who allow children to ..
Comments sought on proposed boating regulations DenPubs
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has posted online for public comment its proposed regulations to help stop the ...
NY proposes boat-cleaning rules to stop invasives Wall Street Journal
The rules would apply to all boats launched at DEC boat launches, waterway access sites, fishing access sites and campgrounds administered by ... 
BoatUS recommends checking boats in winter storage following ...
With temperatures now rising after record lows across much of the nation, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says now may be a ...
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety classes: Lakewood ... Sun Star Courier LAKEWOOD, Ohio – It may not feel like boating weather, but U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5 is planning ahead by offering boating safety .. 
Register Now for Young Boater Safety Training at 2014 CNY Boat ... Oswego Daily News
Syracuse, NY – The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer the Young Boater Safety Certificate Training for ages 10-17 as part of ...

Boat safety emphasis 'insufficient' Herald Scotland AN official probe into the sinking of a boat which claimed the life of a fisherman has said both he and the vessel's owner "appeared to have placed .
Boating Accidents:
Police seeking witnesses to Benmore boating incident Otago Daily Times This is a photograph of a potential witness who may be able to help police establish the facts around an accident on Lake Benmore, which left a .. 
Boating Fatalities:
1 Dead After Yet Another Boat Overturns Leaving Hagatna Boat ... Pacific News Center
Guam - A man died this morning after his boat capsized while leaving the Hagatna Boat Basin. This is the second fatal accident in the past month ...
   Autopsy report released in July 4 hit and run Eufaula boating crash Mcalester News Capital
Gary McIninch, 55, died after he was ejected from a pontoon boat that was hit by a 20-foot ski boat allegedly piloted by McAlester resident Ryan ...