Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety News

Seasonal boat inspections begin
White City, Ore.-- Boating season is just around the corner and people can now get a head- start on inspection. The Jackson County Sheriff's Marine ...
Boating safety course April 12
On Saturday, April 12, the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will offer to the public a basic training class known as “America's Boating Course.
Important safety tips for boating
Bodies of water contains obstacles that can challenge any boater. ... swimming by, floating trees, shallow water — all can pose problems to boaters.
 
  Local Boater Safety Course set For April 19th
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit is holding a boater ...
 
American Boat & Yacht Council steps up Electric Shock Drowning Prevention efforts
The American Boat & Yacht Council's Foundation (ABYC) is partnering with the Energy Education Council's Safe Electricity “Teach Learn Care TLC” ...
  Boating diversity council meeting set for today
The Recreational Boating Leadership Council's Diversity Task Force held its first official group meeting during the Miami International Boat Show in ...
 
Boating safety course at Scottsbluff
A boating safety course will be at the Harms Center at WNCC in Scottsbluff on Saturday, April 5. The course, from 9 a.m. to noon, will cover everything ...
 
own briefs: Safe boating course; college planning; test refusal forum; more
HYDE PARK – The Auxiliary Flotilla 20-03 will present a New York state-approved Safe Boating Course 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 25, 27 . 
 
  USA. American Boating Congress welcomes Amy Walter to Agenda
The American Boating Congress will this year welcome Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report and Former Political Director of ABC ...
 
Tappan Zee Bridge: Coast Guard expands regulated zone for recreational boaters
As construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge roars ahead this spring, the Coast Guard is expanding the area where recreational boaters face speed . 
 
Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs
Iowa DNR Judging by the inquiries at late winter outdoor shows, anglers and boaters are getting ready for spring. One of the most-asked questions at ..
 
  Boat Education Courses
The Cold Deer Hunting and Fishing Club will host Maryland Boater Education courses April 16, 17, and 19, 2014. The Cold Deer Hunting and Fishing ...
 
Boating Fatalities And Missing 
 
A search is underway for a 42-year-old Caldwell man who went missing after a boating accident Friday night on the Snake River in Wallowa County.
 
  Conn. boater draws 3 years in fatal 2012 crash
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) - A Middletown man convicted of manslaughter with a vessel in a boating death has been sentenced to three years in prison.
 
Man missing after Snake River boat accident
BOISE, Idaho -- A 42-year-old Idaho man is missing after a weekend boating accident on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Wallowa ...
  Walker Co. authorities search for missing boater
JASPER, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Walker County were expected to resume the search for a missing boater. WBRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1eEOeDy ) ...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Boating Safety Tips
The 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics compiled by the U. S. Coast Guard showed that over 70 percent of fatal boating accident victims drowned.
 
SEEKING SAFE PASSAGE: Traumatized by last summer's boating tragedy, Piermont residents ...
As boating season nears, concerns about safety and river access after last July's fatal boating accident prompted a grassroots lobby for Tappan Zee .
 
  Boating safety course offered
Scott Eveland, boating safety officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said the safety course is required of all power boat operators born ...
 
  Boating safety class coming April 5
A boating safety course sponsored by the Leesville Lake Association will be held April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Altavista Train Station at 414 ...
  Boating safety simulator unveiled at Power Squadrons meeting
The Boating Safety Virtual Trainer is an interactive simulation-based boating safety program designed specifically for the Power Squadrons. The boat ...
 
Ohio DNR will offer boating safety course
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will offer a course in boating safety from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Maumee Bay State Park Nature ...
  Coast Guard is urging boaters to use caution this spring
The Coast Guard strongly urges all boaters to wear life jackets anytime while out on the water and to always check the weather conditions before ...
 
  READER SUBMITTED: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Navigation And Chart Reading Course
As part of its effort to educate the public about safe boating practices the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and it's local East Hartford Flotilla will offer a ...
 
Kentucky Flotilla seeks recognition and new members
The Northern Kentucky Flotilla is part of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. ... “It's amazing how people don't know the Coast Guard exists in the area. 
 
  READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate
Knowledge is the key to safe, enjoyable boating. This course will teach you how to do it safely and with confidence. No matter how you power your ...
 
  Boating safety course offered at North Platte
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – A boating safety course will be held at the Nebraska Game and Parks Office in North Platte on Saturday, April 5, according to ...
 
Arkansas boaters should follow tips to save gasoline
Some adjustments in habits and maintenance measures can help offset these increased costs for fishermen and boaters, the Arkansas Game and Fish ...
  
Boating Fatalities: 
 
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon man has died while kayaking on the Colorado River inside Grand .. 
 
He testified that Tallman had had an opportunity to escape had he swam out from under the boat in the first 15 or 20 seconds following the capsize.
 
  Villager drowns as canoe capsizes
A CHIPINGE woman drowned when the makeshift canoe she and others were using to cross the flooded Save River capsized recently.
 
  Coast Guard searches for missing SC boater
Coast Guard searches for missing SC boater. Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:46 PM EST. Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:46 PM EST.
 
  Missing Boater's Body Found in Liberty County
Nearly two weeks after a Liberty County boater went missing in the Apalachicola River a search team finds a body. Authorities have confirmed it is the ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Cowan Lake Boating Horsepower Limits Set
... issue," said Gary Obermiller, chief of the ODNR Division of Watercraft. "We are going to take more time to study this possible change at Cowan Lake.
 
McAuliffe Should Veto Boating Bill
Sitting on the desk of Gov. Terry McAuliffe, waiting on his signature or veto, is a seemingly innocuous bill — House Bill 650, dealing with boating safety .. 
 
  'About Boating Safety' Course by Coast Guard Auxiliary March 29 in Haines City
The “About Boating Safety'' course presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Polk County Detachment is on Saturday, March 29, in Haines City.
  Vote for your favorite safe or clean boating grant project by March 28
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is seeking the public's help in selecting the winning projects in the competitive 2014 ...
 
  Navigation Software enables wireless chart updates.
Wareham, Mass. — Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today ...
 
Auxiliary offers spring boating classes Navigational Charting – In this three-hour class, students will learn how to chart a boating course in West Grand Traverse Bay. Charts and navigational .
  
Workshops & Programs: March 15 STURTEVANT — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour course, “About Boating Safely,” from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, ..
 
Boater safety courses scheduled
Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd says four Boating Safety Courses will be held beginning in April. There is no charge for the training. A parent or ...
 
Coastguard Boating Education hosts international representatives
Coastguard Boating Education hosted international representatives from the IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) during their visit to New ...
  Metro Parks officials want to review drowning before discussing kayak/canoe ban
Metro Parks officials have not discussed banning kayaks and canoes from Darby Bend Lakes at Prairie Oaks Metro Park following a drowning on ...
 
  Updated boating law awaits adoption Idaho is poised to adopt a clarified law addressing grossly negligent operation of a vessel. (Photo courtesy BONNER COUNTY SHERIFF'S MARINE ..

Boater ed safety courses, boat checkup set Implemented in stages since 2001, Oregon law requires Oregon residents 12-years-of-age and older who operate powered boats of more than .
Boat Fires:
 
Fire destroys sailboat at Moby Dick Marina
Firefighters at the scene said they did not know who owns the sailboat. Oliveira also said he did not have a dollar value of the damage. He said it ...
 
  Two safe after second boat blaze on River Dart
TWO people and a dog escaped a boat fire on a River Dart mooring at Kingswear last night - just a few hundred metres from the scene of another boat ...
 
  Boat blaze sparked by DIY work
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Premier Marinas reported that a 10.7m (35ft) sailing boat called Layla of Hamble was first to catch alight and ...
 
 Boating Fatalities or Missing:

One dead, one in hospital after boating accident on Claremore Lake CLAREMORE — The body of a boater who went missing on Claremore Lake after a boating accident was recovered Thursday night. One of two ..
 
Boat involved in fatal incident believed to have struck tree stump
A boat that spun wildly out of control Thursday, resulting in the death of a Claremore teenager, is believed to have struck a tree stump just before ..
 
Canoeist pulled from water with no pulse after canoe capsizes near Charles Island in Milford
MILFORD >> Police say two people were rescued from the water near Charles Island where their canoe capsized Saturday afternoon and one of them ...
  Water Rescue: 1 Man Safe, Search Underway for 2nd Man HILLIARD (Chelsea Spears) -- Rescue crews are searching by air and water for a 21-year-old still missing after his kayak capsized at Prairie Oaks ..
 
  2 killed in boat collision off Cavite, 9 still missing
CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City – Two persons were killed when two boats collided off Cavite waters late Wednesday night, belated reports ...
 
Redmond man missing at sea after fall from boat
The Coast Guard and boats nearby began searching for the 43-year-old Eder, but after 10 hours and 64 square miles, called it off late Wednesday ...
  North Caldwell man dies in canoe fall in Long Island Sound off Connecticut
MILFORD, Conn. — A New Jersey man has died after falling out of a canoe on Long Island Sound near Connecticut. The state Department of Energy ...
 
College student drowns after he falls out of his kayak trying to save his beloved poodle from ...
Kyle Miller, 21, was kayaking with his friend Austin Gifford, 19, on Saturday morning on one of the Darby Bend Lakes west of Columbus when his ...
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning Center to offer kayaking classes
The City of Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning Center will host several kayaking classes this spring led by American Canoe Association certified ...
 
  Boat decals must be renewed
Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2014-2017 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current orange ...
 
Small, unmanned boat found floating off Maui The Coast Guard advises the public to register and label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners ..
  
Boating basic course offered in May, June
A Massachusetts” Boating Basics Course” will be held in May and June at the Marion Police Dept., located at 550 Mill St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 ...
 
  Stricter Penalties Sought For Boating While Intoxicated
But, the measure would require sheriff's deputies and Game and Fish wardens to fine boaters more than $1,200 if they refuse to take the tests in the ...
 
  Flotilla 83 Announces 2014 Boating Safety Class Schedule
WILDWOOD – Flotilla 83 serving the Avalon, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor and the Wildwoods announces today its schedule of Boating Safely classes ...
 
Committee kills Dwyer's bill for stricter sentencing for elected officials convicted of DUI
Dwyer is serving a 60-day sentence on weekends for an incident of drunken boating and a separate incident of drunken driving. He faces a lawsuit ...
 
Boat safety video gets panel approval
SPRINGFIELD – Boat renters in Illinois could soon be required to watch a boating safety video before they can get on the water, under a proposal ...
 
  US Coast Guard Safe Boating Class in Cos Cob
It's time to start thinking Ice Tea vs. the Ice Missile Law...Breezy Boats vs. North Face Coats! If you're a boater, or plan to be the Captain this season, ...
 
Local flotilla offering boating safety course
Flotilla 30-5 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the About Boating Safely course at the Central Bank – Community Room, 170 ... 
 
Boater bill hit by last minute amendment
An amended Boater Safety Education bill that exempts people like licensed commercial fishermen and oyster producers from having to take the ...
 
Media Advisory - Boater Safety & Awareness Session
Marie Detachment, in partnership with Environment Canada, will be hosting a Boater Safety and Awareness session on March 25, 2014. 
 
  Australia. Boating Industry applauds Bay Boating Safety Boost
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) applauds Minister for Ports David Hodgett and Port of Melbourne Corporation on the launch of MV ...
Idaho checks first quagga-mussel infested boat of season
BOATING — Mandatory watercraft inspection stations have barely opened for the season in Idaho, and they already have reported finding the year's ...
 
  Out & About
Registration is open for a boater safety class beginning at 8:30 a.m. March 22 at the Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations ...
 
 Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Rescue search stood down after man dies and two feared missing at Lowestoft coast
A spokesman for Humber Coastguard, which was coordinating the search, said: “A thorough search of the area has been carried out this afternoon ...
 
  Search on for Missing Liberty County Boater
Search and rescue crews are looking in the Apalachicola River for a boater that went missing on Sunday from Liberty County. According to Stan ...
 
1 drowned, 1 taken to hospital after accident at Du Quoin City Lake
According to Jordan Crain with the Du Quoin Fire Department, a man and woman were boating on the lake around 1:30 when their boat tipped over.
 
  Coast Guard Says No Progress in Searches for 2 Overboard Men
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to lead searches for two men believed to have fallen overboard from vessels in the Bering Sea and Southeast Alaska ...
 
1 found, 1 missing after boating accident - 1 Minutes Ago
One man was recovered from the water and another remains missing, following a boating accident Thursday afternoon at Claremore Lake. The lake ...
 
  Body of missing boater found in Coosa River 22 days after accident
The search has ended for a boater who went missing in Lay Lake last month. The body of Steve Tripp was found Wednesday evening near the River ...
  Boat capsizes near Fellsmere, Florida: 1 person dead in Stick Marsh
One person drowned when a 16-foot boat with three men aboard overturned west of Fellsmere. 1 dead after boat capsizes near Fellsmere ...