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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Boating Safety News

Jim Bittle of Central Point, owner of Willie Boats, Inc., in Medford, has been nominated by Gov. Kate Brown to replace Jason Atkinson of Jacksonville ...
Fairhaven Man Sentenced for Making Hoax Distress Calls to US Coast Guard
BOSTON – A Fairhaven man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with sending three false distress messages to the ...

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Boating Safety News

At least five people died in recreational boating or swimming related accidents this year in South Dakota. Officials say more often than not, accidents ...
We normally share boating safety and lifejacket tips in the spring and summer months, during the midst of the busy boating season on Grand River ..

His mission is a vision of saving lives and 17-year-old Daniel Kloppman has taken on the task of building a unmanned life vest station at the new boat ...

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Boating Safety News

The Perdido Bay Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, is offering the premier boating safety education class, America's ...
Dave White, the RNLI's community safety volunteer in Arbroath, said a ... The 57-year-old had been on the fishing boat Optik and died due to his left ...
What should be your priority safety equipment aboard? What should you never sail offshore without for safety reasons? What are the most important ...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Boating Safety News

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 week on ...
“There have been a number of changes to Queensland's fishing and marine safety laws, and I encourage people to grab a copy of the new edition to ...
The Seattle Boat Show has announced its lineup of free boating and fishing ... What should you never sail offshore without for safety reasons?
  But the paramedics running a gurney down the paved path and the helicopter's dramatic hover over a Sheriff's Office boat was all for the benefit of the ..

Boatingh Safety News

Coast Guard warns of high surf advisory

national weather serviceLOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a high surf advisory warning issued by NOAA for Southwest California beaches. The high surf advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m., Thursday.
A large west to northwest swell will continue to move across Southwest California coastal waters. High surf will affect all west and northwest facing beaches Wednesday through Thursday evening. Surf is expected to build to 4 to 7 feet with the highest surf occurring on beaches with west exposure such as Rincon Point.
Beachgoers are advised to use extreme caution when walking near the water. The Coast Guard recommends that during this period of high surf, beachgoers remain well clear of the beach and shore where waves make landfall. Large waves and strong rip currents will also increase the risk of ocean drowning. Sneaker waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches, rocks or jetties and capsize small boats near shore. Large shore break can lead to injury and wave run-up.
Remember, swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, remain calm and don’t fight the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline.
In the event that your vessel or someone aboard your vessel is in distress, call the Coast Guard on VHF channel 16, or call the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles Command Center at 310-521-3805.  If you see someone get swept out to sea, do not attempt to rescue them by entering the water, call 911 immediately.
The advisory can be found on the National Weather Service’s website which is located at
The Coast Guard urges mariners to always:
  • Wear life jackets while on the water.
  • Always have a working marine-band radio on board.
  • Carry marine flares on board the vessel.
  • Ensure bilge pumps are operational and vessels are secure for heavy winds and rain.
  • Stay Informed – The public should be aware of weather conditions and monitor progress through local television, radio and internet. Check the current and expected weather and water conditions before heading out, and be aware that weather conditions can quickly change.
  • File a float plan with friends, family members and local marinas before heading out. The list should include the number of passengers aboard the vessel, vessel’s destination and expected time of return.
For more information on boating safety, visit

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Boating Safety News

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B, Macon, announced a boater safety certification course will be

Safe Out, Safe Home is therefore designed to work on two levels. For new joiners, it aims to introduce the hazards on a fishing vessel and the safety

Imagine if Marco Rubio had convinced the U.S. Coast Guard to remove the jetties. Imagine if the boat manufacturer's reputation had been destroyed .

With two recent boat capsizing instances on Leech Lake and with fall ... basic tips taken from the National Weather For Cold Water Safety website.
THE wearing of lifejackets on commercial fishing boats should be made ... recommends the introduction of new legislation to solve safety problems, ...
The Coast Guard recently responded to several cases in which boaters and their vessels were not adequately prepared for the elements. As the fall ...
  Christian Roy and Dale Holland (front) showcase the different types of flares boaters should have on there vessel to draw attention in case of an ..

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Boating Safety News

U.S. Coast Guard releases long-range plan for boating safety

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WTNH) – The U.S. Coast Guard has released the third in a series of five-year strategic plans to try to keep boaters safer out on the water. The latest phase of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program for 2017 to 2021 were released Wednesday.