Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, February 28, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boating Safety News:

From the Boathouse: Planning can help you avoid propeller strikes
Jeanne fell overboard and received fatal wounds after being struck by the outboard motor's propeller. Their boat on that July 1995 day was being ...
 
  Bi-state boating deal 'kind of a no-brainer'
COLUMBIA — South Carolina and Georgia are working in tandem to enter a reciprocal agreement on ticketing wayward boaters, and on Tuesday, ...
 
Hull Holes: Winter can be a treasured time for local watercraft owners to make repairs, schedule ...
According to one respected boating source, the traditional off-season stands up as the best chance for owners to thoroughly check out their watercraft ...
 
  What went wrong in Panama City Beach parasail crash? Court documents offer more details
The Coast Guard estimated wind speeds of more than 20 mph, with gusts ... The Coast Guard report states that Churchwell was not adhering to ...
 
  US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boaters safety education class
COOS BAY — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety education course on Saturday, March 8, in Charleston.
Sail and power squadron hosts seven-week boating course
TRENT WOODS — The Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron begins a sequence of classes called “America's Boating Course – 3rd edition” on ...
 
  Boat owners advised to get safety check The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary provides free vessel safety checks for power watercraft users, sailors, or kayakers, and all non-commercial boaters, ..
 
  Two senators push to eliminate Fox Waterway Agency
The Illinois Boaters Association and its Boaters Are Voters PAC based in Fox Lake said they will fight the move every step of the way. “It is the belief of ...
 
Safe boating classes offered in Bonney Lake
May 3 is the beginning of boating season and those intending to operate a ... To avoid a fine and maximize the fun to be had during boating season, ...
 
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  GRDA donates $2500 for free lifejackets at Grand Lake Boat Show
The Grand River Dam Authority is sponsoring Free Life-Jackets for kids who are accompanied by an adult at the Grand Lake Boat and Sports show.
 
  Boating safety courses offered in Lake Park The Palm Beach Power Squadron is offering its America's Boating Course this Saturday and Sunday. Registration is Saturday at 8:15 a.m. Cost: $30 a 
 
  Paddlers targeted in boat safety campaign
Roads and Maritime Acting Director Michael Wright said the full complement of Roads and Maritime Boating Safety Officers (BSO) are out on the water ...
 
  Boating safety courses offered Flotilla 30-1 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced its boating safety course schedule for spring 2014. The About Boating Safely ..
 
  Boating safety course offered by USCG Auxiliary
CLEARWATER – The United Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater is offering the “About Boating Safely” class on March 8 and March 9 at the ...
 
  Safe boating means following simple rules
Be sure all kids wear a lifejacket when the boat is moving. In most states, this is not just sound advice; it's the law. All children under 13 years of age ...
 
Boat Fires:
Huge fire engulfes marina in La Conner
The Swinomish Yacht Club reported via Twitter some good samaritans rushed to the scene to try and move boats out of harms way as the flames ...
 
Fire destroys sailboat off Miami Beach, kills dog
A 32-foot sailboat anchored near Monument Island in Miami Beach caught fire early Sunday morning, destroying the boat and killing a dog on-board.
 
Boat sinks after catching fire at sea, 3 rescued Three passengers were rescued by good Samaritans when their 46-foot sportfishing boat caught fire in the Atlantic on Sunday morning about six miles 

Boat Catches Fire and Sinks off Hillsboro Inlet (Video)
Sea Tow, a Ft. Lauderdale-based boating service, was on the scene and was able to catch dramatic footage of the boat's blaze and the aftermath.
  Boat explosion leaves family hospitalized, homeless
It shook our boat,” Denise Stott, one of the neighbors said. “And my husband immediately got up and stepped out the door and he disappeared.
 
  Parked boat catches fire
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services investigators are looking into a boat fire that occurred off Whiteleaf Way, in the Dogwood subdivision, ...
 Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Boat capsizes, 2 missing at Lake Mead
Two boaters are missing at Lake Mead after their boat capsized sometime on Thursday, according to the National Park Service. Three Las Vegas men ...
 
  Jacksonville brothers drown while fishing Sunday morning Etowah County Rescue Squad Captain Mike Bettis said that something occurred between 12:45 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and the canoe overturned, ..
 
  Kayaker found dead after capsizing near Sauvie Island
PORTLAND – A man was found dead Friday night and another man was hospitalized after their kayak overturned Friday afternoon in McNary Lake off ...
 
POLICE: Drunk boater charged with manslaughter in fatal Dania Beach crash
Marcella Hewett, 50, turned herself in Monday to face charges of boating under the influence manslaughter, unlawful blood alcohol level ...
  Drunken boater dies after falling into Halifax River
A 59-year-old intoxicated boater died Monday night after falling into the Halifax River in Volusia County, the Sheriff's Office said today. Gregory Beard ...
 
Jet skier to stand trial for killing swimmer
Mr Maqi, of Roxburgh Park, is charged with operating a personal watercraft carelessly, failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to travel at a safe ...
 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Jamaica tightens up rules for personal watercraft
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is tightening up rules for personal watercraft in the wake of a U.S. vacationer's death. Tourism Minister ...
 
Bi-state boating deal 'kind of a no-brainer'
February 19, 2014 — COLUMBIA - South Carolina and Georgia are working in tandem to enter a reciprocal agreement on ticketing wayward boaters ...
 
Boating safety courses offered Flotilla 30-1 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced their boating safety course schedule for spring 2014. The About Boating Safely ..
 
  Idaho legislators' bill would revise boating laws governing gross negligence
LEWISTON, ID - As boating season quickly approaches, mariners could soon be feeling the wave of justice as legislators work to toughen boating ...
 
  State: Record low for 2013 boating fatalities The previous low for boating fatalities was 19 in 1992 with a high of 79 in 1974 — the first year boating incident statistics were recorded. Since 2010 ..
 
Black says boating laws ineffective
Black says boating laws ineffective. Last updated 17:49 19/02/2014. Southland Times photo. JAMES ALLEN/Fairfax NZ. Police speak to themen ...
  US Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating skills, seamanship course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a seven-week boating skills and seamanship intermediate class Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 27.
 
  Dallas United Crew offers rowing and dragon boating classes at White Rock Lake Looking for an exciting activity that gets you fit and into nature while on the waters of White Rock Lake? Sign up for the rowing and dragon boating .
 
  Drop in boater deaths is good news
Drop in boater deaths is good news. Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.. Last Modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:10 ...
 
State considers banning boater waste discharge in Puget Sound
SEATTLE — The Puget Sound could soon become a no sewage zone for all vessels, including recreational boats, if the Washington Ecology ...
  Sinking of yacht owned by Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton at Lake Mead blamed on drain hoses
LAS VEGAS — Federal investigators say the sinking of a yacht owned by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton was an accident. National Park ...
 
Coast Guard Auxiliary slates boating class
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety education course on Saturday, March 8, in Charleston. The course covers the ...
  Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 to offer boating safety class March 8
A class on safe boating will be given by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 and will qualify attendees for a license to operate a boat in Alabama.
 
Life-Jacket Laws Spur Use, Could Prevent Drownings In a new study published in the journal Injury Prevention, Quan and her colleagues find that boaters mandated to wear life jackets were the most likely ..

Man injured when he falls onto boat's propeller
ISLAMORADA, Fla. -- Fish and wildlife officers say a man is in critical condition after he fell onto a propeller as he tried to move a boat that had run ...
 
Boating tip: No need for speed
It is important that boaters look for signs on our waterways, understand what they mean and abide by the speed regulations. Boaters' speeds are ...
  Louisiana Boating Fatalities at Record Low in 2013
The previous low for boating fatalities was 19 in 1992 with a high of 79 in 1974 – the first year boating incident statistics were recorded. Since 2010 ...
 
  Boating and fishing safety bill introduced in Congress
The Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2014 (S. 2028) was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).
 
Ky. Senate Moves to Reduce 'Water Patrol Harassment'
A Marina operator testified in committee about a growing wave of boater complaints about overzealous officers. The bill OK'd by the full Senate .
Boating Fatalities: 
 
Young man dies years after boating accident A young man who suffered injuries after a boating accident in 2006 died late last week, allegedly from seizures caused by the accident, according to .. 
 
Jury convicts man in jet ski death of Usher's stepson
The man involved in the Lake Lanier wreck that killed 11-year-old Kile Glover was convicted Thursday of homicide by vessel. Jeffrey Simon Hubbard ...
 
2 Die In Apparent Boating Accident In DeKalb County
DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. – Two people have died in what appeared to be a boating accident in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office ...
  Boater's body found on Lake Jesup Dive teams in Seminole County have found the body of a missing boater after the boat crashed on Lake Jesup Thursday. The crash happened near 
 
1 man rescued, 1 missing after kayak overturns
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Portland, Ore., say one man is missing and another was taken to a hospital with hypothermia after their kayak ...
 

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Boat capsizes, 2 missing at Lake Mead
Two boaters are missing at Lake Mead after their boat capsized sometime on Thursday, according to the National Park Service. Three Las Vegas men ...
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Boatin g Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Why booze and boats don't mix
... for government action over drunk boaties after a bizarre incident on the Kawarau River highlighted the difference between driving and boating while ...
 
  Yosemite drops plan to ban biking, rafting activities
Yosemite National Park will cap visitors at current levels in its most popular areas, but it will add campsites and maintain bike and raft rentals under a ...
 
Boating: Safety first, know 'rules of the road'
I have on occasion spoken to skippers who have been boating for years and didn't realize how little they really knew about safe boating until they took ...
  American Boating Course offers tips for everyone
But before heading out to the lake or river, boaters should heed the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared,” as preparation is a key to being safe on the water.
 
  Public invited to attend New York Safe Boating Course
The comprehensive boating course, which has been approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators, is scheduled over two days ...
 
  Coastguard happy with laws around boaties drinking
Coastguard chief executive Patrick Holmes doesn't think alcohol is a major problem on our waters, with figures suggesting it's involved in around 15 ...
 
  Idaho senator wants to update "vague" law with harsher punishment for negligent boaters
Under the proposed legislation, careless boaters could be charged with misdemeanor negligent operation or grossly negligent operation.
 
Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary: 'Suddenly in command' gives you the skills you might need in ...
Your local USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 95 here on Marco Island offers a “Suddenly in Command” class that will teach you the basics of boat handling for on . 
 
Highway patrol to offer Missouri boating safety courses
The Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop A has scheduled several boating safety courses for this spring and summer.
  Harbourmaster calls for drunk boating laws
'Boating is the last bastion where you can probably drink till you're drunk and the chances of getting picked up for a misdemeanour, with the exception ...
 
 Boating Fatalities: 
Man missing after jet ski ride
AUTHORITIES are searching for a man after his jet ski was recovered off the Redcliffe coastline on Sunday. It is believed the 63-year-old man was ...
 
  Cerys Potter, 9, flung from raft and drowned in Turkey, inquest told A nine-year-old girl drowned after being flung from an inflatable raft while white-water rafting on holiday, an inquest has heard. Cerys Potter, from