boating safety topic page

1:49 am on Friday July 6, 2012

Boating under the influence: Three arrested in Beaufort County waters

Flickr user Roozbeh Rokni Amongst a heavy turnout on Beaufort County waters for boaters on the Fourth of July, The Island Packet writes that three were arrested for boating under the influence, including one man who dropped his pants to moon his...
6:42 am on Wednesday January 11, 2012

Boating Safety Course

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-6 hosts Boating Safety Course at the Daniel Island Library on the 3rd Saturday of the month. This one day course, from 9AM to 5PM, will cover subjects like: underway preparations, legal requirements,...
9:30 am on Monday July 25, 2011

Boat operator faces DUI charge after ramming channel marker

Image by Flickr user Leo ReynoldsA boating accident that occured very early Sunday morning is being blamed on drinking, and the boat operator had been charged with driving under the influence. The boat operator, Tracy L. Smith, collided with a...
11:47 am on Sunday March 20, 2011

Fuel costs hamper Beaufort-area water rescue efforts (update: fundraiser held)

Flickr user ingythewingy Updated March 20: A fundraiser was held over the weekeld to raise money for Beaufort Water Search and Rescue. You can see footage of the golf tournament out on Fripp Island by checking out the video below or clicking on the...
4:58 am on Monday May 3, 2010

Minutes apart, two boat collisions kill three near Columbia (updated)

Image by Flickr user listentoreason The accidents happened to the right side of this photo (north.) Update May 3: The Department of Natural Resources is reporting a second fatality after the second Lake Murray boating accident that took place on...
5:52 pm on Monday December 29, 2008

Man dead after boat collides with navigation pole

One man is dead after a boat he was in collided with a "day marker" near the Wapoo Cut boat landing. A different accident where a man's boat hit a day-marker.The navigational markers are often unlit, but reflective, and serve as a way to help...
5:48 pm on Sunday May 25, 2008

Boating safety a big issue during Memorial Day weekend

Image by flickr user byrdiegyrlImage by boat.jpg Boating is popular on the official first weekend of summer, but enforcement agencies are stressing safety on the Lowcountry's waterways. Boating safety is a big topic this Memorial Day weekend, as the...
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