Archive for July 2015

New South Wales (NSW) proposes mandatory wearing of kill switch lanyards

New South Wales (NSW), an Australian state that includes Sydney, recently proposed an update to their Marine Safety Regulations. The update addresses many issues, including mandatory wear of kill switch lanyards on vessels of less than 4.8 meters (about 15.75 feet) equipped with a kill switch. The new proposed safety regulations are introduced by their […]

Charlie Hutton & Kali Gorzell : it’s been 3 years

Its now been three years since the tragic propeller fatalities of Charlie Hutton near the Isle of Wight in the U.K., and Kali Gorzell in Texas on Friday July 20, 2012. Both youth showed incredible promise, and both lives were snuffed out at a young age. Charlie, the promising field hockey player was taken at […]

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, […]

Boater Beware: A Cautionary Tale of Survival: Kill Switches: Simmons

WHNT 19 News (Huntsville Alabama) ran a great article titled, Boater Beware of a family recently ejected from a fishing boat, the boat circled, and struck both of them with the propeller. Jason Simmons, an elementary school principal, and his wife, Anna, were returning Sunday evening March 29, 2015 from a fishing trip on Wilson […]