Boating Safety Is For Life

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 ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boating Safety News

Boat safety checks halved during shark cull: Opposition
The WA Opposition has accused the Government of compromising boating safety by nearly halving the number of safety checks performed on ...
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Looking for Volunteers in Wyoming
Wyoming may not be on the coast, but there is a Coast Guard presence here. News 13's Jeff Platt shows us how they plan to make a difference.
  Coast Guard issues final rule to charge vessel documentation renewal fees
In the August 12, 2014 Federal Register, the Coast Guard issued a final rule entitled “Vessel Documentation Renewal Fees." Currently there is no ...
Connecticut's Legal Boating Age As Young As 12
Connecticut law allows anyone from age 12 to operate any size boat unsupervised after they complete an eight-hour boating safety course and pass a ...
  Steuben sheriff will offer boating safety course Aug. 30
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office navigation unit will instruct a New York state boater safety course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the county ...
  Boating safety bill introduced in Congress
As boating season begins, safety remains the biggest concern for having a good time on the water. An expert shares some tips to make sure your ...
  Boating safety seminars planned for Saturday
SEABROOK — The Galveston Bay Sail and Power Squadron has announced a Seminar Saturday, “Preparing You and Your Boat for Storms and ...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Boating Safety News

Coast Guard Rule on Vessel Documentation Renewal
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to separately list an annual fee for renewals of endorsements upon the Certificate of Documentation.
Stamford marine police say boating safety is mostly up to sailors
STAMFORD -- Stamford Marine Police do what they can to keep boaters safe, but in areas not restricted by no-wake zones or 5 mph zones, there is ...
  Boating safety via education stressed by state parks officials
With rising temperatures and more than one month of summer remaining, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission urges boating ...
  Boating Safety Issues That's why Governor Pat Quinn signed new legislation in July to improve boating safety. “This is something that never should have happened, there ..
  Boat Talk: Do you know the age restrictions for operating jet skis, boats on Michigan's waters?
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Last month, we reminded Boat Talk readers of laws and tips for staying safe when partaking in water sports on Michigan's lakes ...
  Officials warn boaters about drinking out on the water
With 20 years of boating experience, Bustamante said safety is a top priority. "I think the boaters actually have to be educated," he said. "I feel that a lot ...
  Boat patrols cracking down on offenders
We have zero tolerance for not having a boat license or not having a ... Fourteen vessels were ordered off the water because of safety concerns, ...
Dr. Zorba Paster: Boat safety starts with life jackets I was on Lake Mendota in Madison recently, enjoying a little jaunt in a little boat. I didn't give much thought to drowning until a motor boat came .
  Blog: Tips for safe boating with dogs
With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas ...
  More safety needed for our waters
The Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws and Responsibilities contains more than 60 pages of rules and regulations that apply to Michigan boaters.
Coast Guard offering safe boating course
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announced a boating safety course, to be held on Aug. 16.
  State Parks stresses boating safety through education
Since 2003, there have been 234 boating-related deaths in the state, with 11 so far this year, according to the State Parks boating safety program.
  Lehi man nearly dies after boat explodes off Washington coast
He made contact with the Coast Guard over the radio. Fog was making it harder for them to find McIntyre, so they had him count to 10 several times ...
  Family escapes burning boat as shocking pictures emerge of the 40-foot cruiser on fire in the water The young family on board made it to safety after a blaze broke out on the ... Rescue crews arrived and were able to prevent the boat from coming in ..
Boater Charged After Swimmer Killed by Propeller in Long Island Bay: Police
His attorney, Michael DerGarabedian, says Balboa went through the requisite safety checks and accounted for everyone on the boat before turning on ...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Boating Safety News

Got paddle? Make sure you know non-motorized boating safety
Kayakers, canoers, rowers, sail boats and the newly added stand-up paddle boarders are using the lake in higher numbers. Boating safety is always a ...
Authorities Issue Reminder About Boating Safety
Authorities say the man that crashed his boat into a barge Saturday is still in the hospital. They say they suspect alcohol played a factor in that crash.
  Dr. Zorba Paster: Boating safety starts with life jackets
2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Dr. Zorba Paster: Boating safety starts with life jacketsDr. ZORBA PASTER | family physician, Dean Health
State Parks stresses boating safety through education
Even though summer is winding down, the Washington State Parks Department urges boaters to be safe while enjoying the water. Earning a boater ...
How to avoid Davy Jones' locker
A free boating safety course is available online at and classroom courses are ... Check the boat manufacturer's capacity recommendations.
  Village of Mamaroneck Boating Safety Course The Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Department in conjunction with US Coast Guard Axillary Flotilla 75 are offering an About Boating Safety (ABS) 

Stay Safe on the Water this Summer For more information contact the Boating Safety info line at 1-800-267-6687. 2. Always check the condition of your boat prior to taking it out. Before ..
The Riva Iseo Adds Even More Luxurious Flair to that Yacht
The fine wood design makes it the ideal Riva yacht sidepiece. It was developed in collaboration with Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti's ...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Boating Safety News.

Connecticut teen killed by boat propeller in tubing accident

GREENWICH Conn. (Reuters) - Police on Thursday identified a 16-year-old girl who died after being struck by the propeller of a boat that had been pulling her in a tube in Long Island Sound off Connecticut on Wednesday.
The girl, Emily Fedorko of Greenwich, Connecticut, had been tubing with three friends aged 15 and 16 when the incident happened, Greenwich Police Lieutenant Kraig Gray said.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Boating Safety News

With drowning deaths up, Coast Guard emphasizes safe boating practices
The U.S. Coast Guard is putting out a mid-summer call stressing safe boating practices, especially the wearing of life jackets, as drowning deaths are .

Boat Talk: Coast Guard, expert share safety tips for kayaking and canoeing
In this week's installment of Boat Talk, the Coast Guard and an experienced kayaker share safety tips for enjoying Michigan's waters in paddlecraft.
Cross-Canada tour focuses on boating safety
BOATsmart president Cameron Taylor and Tashonna McDougall were in Kelowna Friday, educating boaters on how to keep their vessels safe this ...
Don't drink and boat this weekend!
The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) is joining with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) to raise awareness and reduce ...
  Leave the beer on the pier
Drinking and boating account for 40% of boating accidents, a Canadian Safe Boating Council news release said. “If you have been drinking, you can't ...
  Coastguard urges people to be careful after a number of 'nasty' incidents Holyhead coastguard, an inshore lifeboat and an RAF rescue helicopter helped three kayakers after they capsized off Church Bay at 1.12pm on ..
  Lake Conroe deadliest for Texas boaters since 2000
Lt. Tim Cade is one of five Montgomery County constables patrolling Lake Conroe at any one time. "We can add 30 officers and that still won't be ...
 Operation Dry Water' aims to reduce impaired boating deaths
Police are teaming up with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) for “Operation Dry Water,” to reduce alcohol-related deaths, and raise ...
3 dozen Lowcountry youth learn boat safety in new summer program
About three dozen Beaufort-area youth participated in a safe boating camp this summer through a partnership with the YMCA of Beaufort County and ...
  BoatUS president Podlich adds voice to NMMA Congressional Boating Caucus WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Marine Manufacturer's Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating ..

Friday, August 1, 2014

Boating Safety News

Local Organization Aims to Decrease Boating Fatalities in the CSRA
Thurmond Lake Power Squadron teaches water and boat safety throughout the year. One goal of the group is to target these lessons toward the ...
In the name of water safety
Four girls wearing bright red Canadian Red Cross shirts were in Grand Falls-Windsor last week spreading the message of water and boating safety.
  Museum to Offer Last Boater Safety Course of the Season Any Maryland boater born after July 1, 1972, must have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education to operate a vessel. Graduates of the course will be 

Officials offer safety tips for Lobster Mini-Season
This is why the U.S. Coast Guard and the FWC are reminding boaters, "We want to preach safety, boating safety. It's paramount." Just this past Fourth ...
Initiative aims to keep boaters sober Operation Dry Water is into its second year of operation, and the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is using the August long weekend as a timely ..
  Boating and canoeing safety tips from the Coast Guard
Nothing beats boating as a way to relax, have fun, enjoy the water, and bring friends and family together. That's why it's so tragic when a recreational ...
Columbia River crackdown on anchored boats starts Friday
During Operation Make Way, boats anchored in the channel and not weighing ... For more information about required equipment, boating safety, and ...
  Coast Guard: Summer Drownings On The Rise From New Jersey To NC
The Coast Guard 5th District is stressing the importance of safe boating and swimming practices in the wake of 40 drowning deaths that occurred from ...
  Don't forget your life-jacket
Know the weather conditions and don't go boating if high winds or storms are forecast. If a sudden storm comes up, return to the nearest safety point.
  BoatUS President Podlich Adds Voice to NMMA Congressional Boating Caucus Briefing
National Marine Manufacturer's Association President Thomas J. Dammrich , in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep ...
  State Parks stresses boating safety through education
“Boating education is critical to boating safety,” said Wade Alonzo, Boating Program manager for Washington State Parks. “The more boaters know, ...
  Mike Sweeney: Boating safely can save your life, and others
The first thing you have to do before anything is get your boat in order with all the safety gear, including life jackets, a marine radio and a throw cushion ...
Educating about Electric Shock Drowning: One Mom's Mission A new law designed to keep West Virginians safe around boating docks and marinas was originally supposed to go into effect August 1, 2014, but has ..