Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, June 23, 2017

Boating Safety News


PORTLAND (WGME) -- During Boat Safety Day, hands-on safety demonstrations were available to help boaters get ready for worst-case scenarios.
 
  Despite annual safety campaigns, boating fatalities showed a sharp increase nationally in 2016. This has to be disappointing for those agencies which .
 
 
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — A report by the U.S. Coast Guard shows that fatal recreational-boating accidents in Alaska have doubled over the last year.
 
 
ILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a recreational boating safety class to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Port ...
 
 
The National Maritime Safety Authority has warned small boat owners and operators to be more responsible and practise sea safety, especially during ...
 
 
In addition, law enforcement officers made contact with over 131,054 boaters concerning BWI or boating safety enforcement and awareness. United ...
 
 
There will be two online study boating safety courses in North Platte and one in Ogallala for those needing to complete the course before the July 4 ...
 
 
The Transportation Safety Board is making three recommendations to improve passenger safety, following its investigation into the 2015 ...
 
 
BRANSON, Mo – A new Missouri boating bill would relax some safety measures, making it legal for passengers to sit on the bow of certain boats while ...
 
 
As the July 4 holiday approaches, law enforcement will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence.
 
 
Take a boating safety education course. In cases where an operator's level of instruction was known, 77 percent of deaths occurred on boats where ...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Boating Safety News


Already this boating season, Baldwin County has experienced two lake fatalities, emphasizing the constant need for boating and water safety ...
 
The ABYC Foundation has announced a vessel donation program, accepting new and used powerboats, sailboats and personal watercrafts. Donors ...
 
  Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries instructors Tony Russo, Nancy Williams, Twy Williams, Ray Reuter, Tom Linville and Wayne Corey ..
 
  SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Conservation Police officers are reminding boaters that safety on the water in Illinois starts with boat operators staying ..
 
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says this new standardization is to improve boating safety, enhance law enforcement and promote maritime security.
 
 
And with that, boat safety comes to mind. Though it's been stressed time and time again, another gentle reminder about the potential dangers of open ...
 
Wisconsin (WQOW) - Do you know how to properly secure your boat, camper or trailer before hitting the road? The Wisconsin State Patrol said before ...
 
 
Boating is a fun thing to do and an expensive one too, especially if you want to own your own boat. The most common trap that most first time boat ...
 
 
Safe boating courses save lives on the water. According to the U.S. Coast Guard's 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there was a 12 percent ...
 
 

The Canadian Safe Boating Council would like to remind boaters that lifejackets are like their lucky fishing hat; they only work when they're worn.
 
 
But with that passion for the open water, the Coast Guard is warning everyone to be safe, including sharing the water and yielding to larger boats.
 
  For more information about boat laws and safety visit www.azgfd.com/Boating/Regulations or stop by any Arizona Game and Fish Regional office to ..
 
Ark. teen shares story of boating accident in hopes she can save lives ... that purpose is to share her story and spread awareness for boating safety.
 
PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Coast Guard Auxiliary of Casco Bay is made up of all volunteers. "If I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't do it," Steven Shane, ...
 
 
A class to explain Colorado-boating regulations and overall water safety will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 and July 22 at the Durango Fire ...

Boating Safety News


National Sailing Skills Standard Now Available (free!)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Boating Safety News


Boaters enjoy a day on Lake Murray. Last year, South Carolina had 23 boating fatalities, its most since 2013, according to a U.S. Coast Guard report, ...
 
 
Jim Mathias on their efforts to get bow riding on a boat deemed illegal and ... boat, have the employee continue repeating the importance of safety.
 
... here are some safety tips and advice you should know before renting a boat. ... It's officially boating season in East Tennessee, and if you're getting ...
 
 
Perhaps the best way of all to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week is to do just that: Go ... Share your boating safety knowledge with them.
 
 

Safety, you need to know what to do if the boat all of a sudden stops running, you better know how to anchor it so you don't end up on a rock, you ...
 
 
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Boating Safety News

Some things to not do on/in your boat.

Never swim off your boat when the engine or the generator is running!

Never swim in a marina!

Never bow ride while the boat is in motion! 

Never ride on the gunwales (the sides) or transom of the boat!

Never operate your boat around swimmers!

Never run the engine or any electrical equipment when fueling your boat! 



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Boating Safety News

In the spirit of our continuing industry outreach effort, we would like to make the new Boating Safety Circular #90 available to you to inform boat builders and the recreational boating public in general of the latest safety related news and announcements in the form of a brief newsletter.
 
     Please click on the link below or paste it to your browser for a pdf version of the BSC #90
 
 
     You may also view past issues in
 
 
    
        U.S. Coast Guard
 
        Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety
 
        Product Assurance Branch (CG-BSX-23)

Boating Safety News


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) – New numbers from the coast guard show that 2016 had the highest number of boating fatalities in this country in five ...
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has upgraded equipment to improve its radio communications with inland mariners on the Ohio River and tributaries of ..
 
Each year, lake tourism ramps up with Memorial Day Weekend. Annually, Lake Shelbyville sees about 200,000 visitors including campers, boaters, ...
 
  It is our goal to provide education and encourage safe operation to boaters across the state. Most boat accidents can be prevented with proper safety .
 
Firefighters in Bristol and Bath are visiting boat owners to provide information regarding fire safety on boats and to highlight the risks associated with ...
 
A closer reading of the strategy however, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, reveals a forward-looking ...
 
 
Jim Mathias on their efforts to get bow riding on a boat illegal and have the ... boat, have the employee keep on repeating the importance of safety.
(WTNH) — The Northeast Coast Guard starts the 2017 boating season with a warning for everyone to be safe while on the water this summer.
A good idea is to have all your safety equipment packed in a bag in an easy to reach location on board your boat, with the exception of the EPIRB 
The safety checks are being performed by the Land of Lincoln Power Squadron, and will take place at the Lindsey Boat Launch on Lake Springfield ...
 
 
Chief fire officer at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service Stewart Edgar said: “Boat safety week is a great opportunity to highlight basic safety tips ...
CARTHAGE, Mo. - Whether you're swimming, tubing, skiing, fishing, or boating -- safety must come first. "Life jackets are very important just like any ...
  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Boating Safety News


PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (CBS 12) — Memorial Day marks one of the busiest days on the water and that means law enforcement will be out in full ...
 
 
On any given day, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are out doing boat safety checks on waterways statewide. When Memorial Days ...
 
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (RELEASE) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering its mandatory boating safety course in Scottsbluff twice in ..
 
A TWRA press release emphasized the use of life jackets and responsible consumption of alcohol when boating as the most important safety ...
 
 
In response to the recent spike in paddlecraft-related fatalities in the Northeast, U.S. Coast Guard units throughout the region are ramping up efforts to ...
  It's among the increased patrols to improve safety and crackdown on drunk boating. “Last year was a deadly season,” says Sergeant Brinzey. However 

United States Coast Guard Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Brock Taylor explains boat safety at Station Fairport in Painesville Township. Tawana Roberts ...
 
 
Many in the boating community have recently expressed concern after ... released earlier this spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and ...