PropellerSafety.com

Archive for houseboat

Patrick Oliver dies from propeller wounds from trying to rescue his daughter Katlyn

Earlier, we covered the accident in which Patrick and his daughter Katlyn Oliver were swimming behind a houseboat on their way back to shore. Katlyn Oliver, 4, killed by houseboat propeller on Lake Belton in Texas. They were returning to shore after Katyln’s first boat ride. The house boat engines were started and reversed, Katyln […]

Katlyn Oliver, 4, killed by houseboat propeller on Lake Belton in Texas

Katlyn Oliver, 4, was swimming behind a houseboat at Temple Lake Park, on Belton Lake near Fort Hood Army base in Texas. On Monday 26 June KWTX reports Katlyn and her father were swimming back to shore after taking a ride in another boat. Katlyn was excited and anxious to tell others about her first […]

We submitted 2 Public Comments to NBSAC95

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will be meeting April 21-23, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia for its 95th meeting (NBSAC95). The Coast Guard recently published a request for public comments in the Federal Register to be submitted by April 14th for distribution to NBSAC Council members. We responded today with two […]

Houseboat Propeller Fatality on Shuswap: Andrea Jacura

Andrea Mary Jacura, 22, was swimming in Shuswap Lake in southern British Columbia Canada on Friday 10 July, 2015. A popular houseboating lake, this young woman from Edmonton, Alberta Canada was near an area known as Neilson Beach at the Cinnemousun Narrows north of Sicamous. She was swimming behind a houseboat, the houseboat was reversed, […]

Backup Cameras Required on New Cars by NHTSA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its final rule 31 March 2014 requiring backup cameras on all new vehicles less than 10,000 pounds by May 2018. The rule includes trucks and busses. Field of view must include the 10 foot by 20 foot zone directly behind the vehicle. Many automobile manufacturers are already installing […]

Updated list of Dredge Pipe Strikes and Updated List of Houseboat Propeller Accidents

With the U.S. Coast Guard’s recent release of the public Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) for 2011 we spent some time updating our list of boats striking dredge pipes in response to the recent Mark Barhanovich fatality. Dredge pipe strikes are a rising concern with the Laass vs. Storm Lake case (death of David Paul […]

Jordan McKelvey vs. State Dock Marina Rentals, et al. (including Sunstar Houseboats)

State Dock rented a Sunstar houseboat (Admiral 70) to James Gibson and others on Lake Cumberland on August 11, 2011. Jordan McKelvey of Ferndale Michigan was along on this houseboat. The rental was one day before the now annual Lake Cumberland “Raft-Up” event. Boats were gathering in the Shinbone area for the event the following […]