Boating Safety Is For Life

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 nps.gov/upde/planyourvisit/riversafety.htm.
 
  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.  http://www.passagemaker.com/articles/trawler-news/government-trawler-news/epa-punts-on-renewable-fuel-standard/

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' ...