Tag Archives: boating safety

FWC Encourages Boaters to “Spring Aboard”, Take a Boater Education Course

Body Spring has arrived and that means many residents and visitors will be flocking to Florida’s beautiful beaches and waterways. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants boaters to “jump on board” and be educated before the boating season begins to get the most out of their time …

Read More »

Boaters urged to stay away from dangerous waterways

Boaters are urged to stay away from the waterways until the dangerous conditions and severe weather clear, following heavy rain in Sydney and dangerous surf warnings across much of the NSW coast . Worsening conditions are expected around the Central Coast, Gosford, Greater Sydney and Wollongong tonight and tomorrow, with …

Read More »

DVIDS – News – A resource manager recognized for promoting water safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2022) – Resource manager for Lake Cumberland and Lake Laurel River in Kentucky is recognized for promoting water safety, leading public awareness activities and several marketing campaigns that have reached more than two million people in eastern Kentucky. Jeffrey F. Krause, Chief of Natural Resources Management …

Read More »

Faye Towner becomes the first black leader of America’s Boating Club Rochester

As a young girl in Oviedo, Florida, Faye Towner never imagined she would one day be Commanding Officer of the American Boating Club of Rochester – and yet, since Dec. 8, she has been. Towner was sworn in as the first African American commander of the organization also known as …

Read More »

Jerry Desmond obituary (23/5/1958 – 24/12 // 2021) – Pawcatuck, CT

Pawcatuck – Jerry M. Desmond of Pawcatuck, 63, beloved husband of Jacquelyn (Gauvin) Desmond, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, December 24, 2021 at Westerly Hospital. A battle he faced with his exuberant and contagious optimism and his spirit of initiative that he gave everything in …

Read More »

Coast Guard Honors Van Burnen Sheriff’s Maritime Patrol | News

PAW PAW – The Van Buren Sheriff’s Department was recognized this month for its maritime patrol, which was honored for helping keep boaters safe during the hectic summer boating season of 2021. In July, the Sheriff’s Department Marine Unit joined the US Coast Guard’s Operation Dry Water boating safety campaign …

Read More »

Eden Welcomes Marine Rescue NSW’s First Rescue Vessel To Boost Boating Safety | Bega District News

news, latest news, An NSW marine rescue boat is due to operate out of Eden for the first time after the state government announced an expansion of the emergency service. Marine Rescue Eden took delivery of the vessel on Thursday, December 16, in an effort to protect boaters at the …

Read More »

BoatUS offers a free online boating safety course

The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help boat builders, dealers and marinas operators improve the customer experience and make boating safer for everyone. A leader in boating safety for over 40 years, the Foundation offers a free online boating safety education course at BoatUS.org/Free. Thirty-five …

Read More »

Transport Canada bans non-essential boat traffic in flooded areas of British Columbia

UPDATE, 3 p.m. PT – Transport Canada confirmed in a statement to CBC News that as of Friday afternoon, non-essential marine traffic is prohibited in certain flooded areas of British Columbia. A spokesperson said restrictions had been imposed to “keep boaters safe and areas clear for emergency response.” The federal …

Read More »

Free virtual boating seminar offered to the nautical public

America’s Boating Club Press Release: 12 October 2021 AMERICAS BOATING CLUB of GREAT SOUTH BAY POWER SQUADRON is proud to offer the public the virtual nautical seminar – “Introduction to Navigation Seminar”, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Learn hands-on techniques for planning, navigating, and …

Read More »

The Deckee app helps protect you and your boaters!

Luc Cuenco 10.10.21 Boating is one of the best summer activities for those who live inland and on the coast. While there are many regulations governing boating as well as local regulations and guides, there is currently nothing streamlined enough to keep you safe on the water in an easy …

Read More »

A flotilla of drunken boaters

Kootenai County Navy MPs cracked down on intoxicated boaters and their efforts garnered nationwide praise. Each weekend of July 4, the National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators launches “Operation Dry Water” – a three-day enforcement against boaters operating under the influence. This year, Kootenai County and 7,500 law enforcement …

Read More »

Deadline for security awards is approaching

The Sea Tow Foundation Boating Safety Advisory Board will be accepting nominations for its National Boating Industry Safety Awards until midnight October 8. Now in their third year, the awards include 10 categories that recognize safety programs and campaigns in the for-profit segment of the marine industry. “We appreciate all …

Read More »

Launch of National Safe Boating Week 2021

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is pleased to partner with the Australian New Zealand Safe Education Boating Group (ANZSBEG) on this important initiative. National Safe Boating Week takes place from 2sd to 8e October and is an opportunity for governments, industry leaders, and casual and professional sailors to highlight …

Read More »

House panel examines the Governor’s 85 boat trips | New

The House Committee on Judicial and Government Operations on Wednesday asked Department of Public Safety’s Deputy Chief of Police for Boating Safety Kelvin Aldan regarding Governor Ralph DLG Torres’ 85 boat trips using DPS ships – some of which have been funded by federal grants. Aldan, who has worked for …

Read More »

Boating Safety Course Begins October 7 at Libertyville High School

America’s Boating Course is a boating safety course designed for boaters using all types of watercraft. This is a NASBLA approved course that meets state certification requirements. Material covered includes vessel terminology, required vessel equipment, vessel rules and regulations, vessel handling, navigation rules, navigation aids, emergency conditions, maritime communications, water …

Read More »

Tips for safe sailing in cold water

Fall and winter provide some of the best fishing and hunting opportunities, especially for waterfowl. The problem is, falling overboard could end your life. A simple fall overboard is the # 1 boating accident that kills boaters the most, especially in cold water. While some of these accidents involved other …

Read More »

Georgia couple completes 6,000-mile boat trip

Brian Chopin and Karen Silverhorn, residents of Gainesville, Ga., Who recently completed the 6,000-plus mile long loop on their 25-foot boat “Tug Life” pose for a photo on September 9, 2021. Chopin and Silurezorn have first set sail in October of 2020 to complete America’s long Great Loop boat trip …

Read More »

couple from Georgia completes 6,000-mile boat trip | State

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – After 159 days, a Gainesville couple completed a boat trip that took them through 20 states and over 6,200 miles across the eastern United States. Brian Chopin and Karen Silinsiorn first set sail in October 2020 to complete the long boat trip of the Great American …

Read More »

NEW PAVILION ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH ACT IN FORCE

A lanyard is wrapped around the wrist to stop the boat’s engine switch in the event the operator is thrown off the helm. AMERICAN COAST GUARD / Contributed A new federal law requiring the use of engine stop switches is intended to prevent drifting boats and injury in cases where …

Read More »

Boating: crashes, the danger increases | New

Kayaks and canoes can often be seen drifting along the Columbia River in Clatskanie and Rainier. They mingle with a flood of fast boats, jet skis and commercial vessels using the popular waterway. Jeremy C. Ruark / The Chef You may have noticed an increase in boat traffic along the …

Read More »

Sheriff’s office monitors boaters under the influence

Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and safety advocates are calling on boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while on the water, especially when drive a boat or pedal boat. As boaters prepare for the July 4 vacation, law enforcement agencies prepare for Operation Dry Water …

Read More »

Safety during the navigation season | WCIA.com

Shelbyville, Illinois (WCIA) – “Taking care of yourself is also taking care of others to make sure you know if you can step in to help someone, that’s what you need to do,” said Ashley Florey, resource specialist natural areas at Lake Shelbyville. This is the message from officials as …

Read More »

Drought conditions in Utah could affect boaters this year

SALT LAKE CITY – Those who run boating programs in Utah state parks say the drought we are experiencing this year will likely impact Utah boaters. Ty Hunter, head of the Utah State Parks boating program, told KSL Newsradio that some Utah reservoirs are already low and launching from some …

Read More »

How to stay safe during the summer boating season

WABASH VALLEY (WTHI) – National Safe Boating Week kicks off the summer boating season. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in your personal watercraft, safety concerns are the same for everyone. “Really good swimmers drown every day … every day,” said Peg Phillips, Executive Director of the National …

Read More »

Coast Guard reminds boaters of new engine cut-off switch law

Boat engine safety kill switch lanyard emergency cut-out cord. Image-Walmart JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners of a new law requiring pleasure craft to use an engine shutoff switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL). An ECOS is an emergency ignition cut-off device that stops the engine if …

Read More »

The booming nautical industry | Business

OCONOMOWOC – The boating industry is currently in the midst of its busiest time in history, at least according to a Lake Country dealer. Erik Tinus, owner of Tinus Marine at Oconomowoc, said boat sales have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic and last year was a banner …

Read More »