Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Onondaga Lake Partnership making boating saferNewsChannel 9 WSYR - Syracuse,NY,USAMember agencies of the Onondaga Lake Partnership have deployed a system of brand new buoys to help boaters and rowers steer clear of shallow water in the ...


Safe Boating Courses for OctoberTCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USAThere will be several safe boating courses in the coming weeks for boaters seeking to save money on boater’s insurance, obtain a boater’s license or simply ...


Ferry helps out in yacht rescueBBC News Tue, 30 Sep 2008 4:54 AM PDTA ferry captain is praised for his skills in helping to rescue a stricken yachtsman drifting in rough seas.


12 Indonesians killed in boat tragedy, 112 rescuedXinhua - China30 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people were killed as a boat carrying more than 100 Indonesians back home sank off the coast of a port near Kuala Lumpur early Tuesday ...


9 injured, one missing in Lake Tapps boat collisionSeattle Times - United StatesRescuers responded to the 10:37 pm report of the boat crash at the southern end of Lake Tapps between Interlake Island and Inlet Island, spokesman John ...


Two killed, nine missing as boat overturns in Uttar PradeshTimes of India - IndiaLUCKNOW: At least two people were drowned and nine went missing when a boat capsized in the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday. ...


TOWN OF TONAWANDA: Town man arrested after boat chaseTonawanda News - North Tonawanda,NY,USAA Town of Tonawanda man was arrested last week following a boat chase on Lake Erie during which Canadian authorities seized more than $1 million in US cash. ...


Boy escapes major injury in boating accidentClinton Herald Tue, 30 Sep 2008 8:34 AM PDTFULTON, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources was called to a boating accident near Fulton Sunday.


Man rescued after 6 days in sailboatWWSB - Sarasota,FL,USA(AP) - A Key West man who drifted in a disabled sailboat for six days has been rescued. Michael Beaudet was sailing in the Florida Keys when a cable that ...


Fatal Crash Investigation Focuses On Power Boat's SpeedKIROtv.com - Seattle,WA,USASEATTLE -- Police believe the driver of a power boat was going too fast in the dark when it hit the rear of a sailboat on Lake Washington in Seattle. ...


Coast Guard reports rescue off MaineBoston Globe Tue, 30 Sep 2008 7:49 AM PDTCoast Guard officials in Boston say a 50-year-old lobsterman has been rescued after his boat became disabled and adrift in Broad Cove off Maine.


Coast Guard ends RI search for missing manBoston Globe Mon, 29 Sep 2008 6:50 PM PDTCoast Guard crews have ended their search for a 43-year-old man who went missing in the ocean off Narragansett, one day after finding his wife dead nearby.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard wants stronger cell signal on shipping routes Philstar.com Mon, 29 Sep 2008 9:49 AM PDT The Coast Guard asked yesterday telecommunications firms to improve their signal on shipping routes to help travelers during emergencies. Vice Adm. Wilfredo Tamayo, Coast Guard commandant, said Sibuyan Island, Corregidor, and Bataan are some of the areas that need improved signal.

Boat docks after collision with freighter WPTV - West Palm Beach,FL,USA BOCA RATON, FL -- A boat that was involved with a collision docked in Fort Lauderdale at about 5:30 Monday morning. The accident happened Sunday night about ...

US pleasure boat vanishes in typhoon near Taiwan GMA news.tv - Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's coast guard says an American pleasure boat with four crew disappeared off the island's east coast after losing power

One deckhand dead, one missing in boat accident Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand The body of a deckhand has been found and another is feared drowned after a shark fishing boat capsized off South Australia's coast. The captain of the boat ...

Jet boating victim named Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News Sun, 28 Sep 2008 7:28 PM PDT Police have released the name the Chinese tourist killed in a jet boating accident in Queenstown last week.

Five-year-old dead in boating accident Calgary Sun Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:20 PM PDT The exhaustive search and rescue of a missing family boating near Brooks turned tragic when a five-year-old girl died after being submerged in the cold water after the accident.

Woman Dies In Boating Accident On ICW WJXT Jacksonville Mon, 29 Sep 2008 8:58 AM PDT A 63-year-old St. Augustine woman died and a 57-year-old Elkton man was hospitalized after the boat they were in struck a wooden channel marker in the Intracoastal Waterway on Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard Rescues 1, Searches For AnotherWCVB Boston Mon, 29 Sep 2008 3:52 AM PDTU.S. Coast Guard rescuers have pulled a one person from the ocean around Black Point in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and are searching for a second person

Lake Washington boating death leaving more questions than answers Examiner.com - USA by Rob La Gatta & Mike Baldwin, Seattle Crime Examiner The collision between a speed boat and a sailboat on Lake Washington that left a 37-year-old woman ...

Three people rescued from Columbia River as sailboat sinks The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA by Joseph Rose, The Oregonian Three people were pulled from the Columbia River in Portland shortly before 5 pm after their small sailboat flipped and sank ...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating: Many tragedies on water can be avoided The News-Press Sat, 27 Sep 2008 10:16 PM PDT Although any activity on the water can sometimes be unpredictable and even the most highly skilled skipper and crew can run into trouble, boating is...

State's boating safety boss keeps kudos in perspectiveAnchorage Daily News (subscription) - Anchorage,AK,USABy MIKE CAMPBELL Earlier this month, Jeff Johnson, who heads Alaska's boating safety office, won one of the most prestigious awards in his field. ...

Boating And Jetski License Certification CourseHamptons.com - Southampton,NY,USATake a Boating Course! Get your boating certification (a/k/a boating license jetski license) in one day or two evenings. Choose from classes in Nassau and ...

Kayaker's death in Shiawassee River stirs debate about whether Flint-area paddlers are going too far for thrills The Flint Journal Sun, 28 Sep 2008 1:01 PM PDT Courtesy of Willi GutmannWilli Gutmann "surfs" a wave rushing back against the current on the Huron River during a storm surge. Gutmann's kayak was equiped with hull float bags and a spray skirt and the canoe beyond him also has...

Belgian yacht saves two ship survivors in Black Sea AlertNet Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:20 AM PDT Source: Reuters (Updates with two rescued) SOFIA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - A Belgian yacht rescued two survivors adrift on a life raft in the Black Sea on Sunday after a North Korean-registered cargo ship with 10 crew ...

Four Americans missing off Japan Perth Now Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:13 PM PDT A YACHT with four US citizens aboard went missing today in waters south of the East China Sea as Typhoon Jangmi pounded the area, the Japanese coast guard said.

Lifeboat rescue Great Yarmouth Mercury - Great Yarmouth,England,UK TWO people were rescued from a sinking yacht by Great Yarmouth and Gorle-ston lifeboat on Sunday. The all-weather lifeboat, the Samarbeta, was launched at ...

52 Somalis killed after drifting 18 days in boat The Associated Press The boat broke down within hours of leaving Somalia on Sept. 3, bound for Yemen and carrying 124 Somalis, the UN refugee agency said. ...

Woman killed in boat collision on Lake Washington Seattle Times - United States A Seattle Police Harbor Patrol boat responded to the scene and began CPR on the woman, who was taken to shore and pronounced dead. ...

Three rescued from burning boat BBC News - UK Three people had to be rescued from a power boat off the coast of north Wales at Penmaenmawr on Sunday morning after a fire began in the cabin. ...

Girl, men jump from burning boat The Australian - Sydney,Australia THREE people including a young girl had to jump into the ocean when their luxury boat caught fire north of Brisbane. The girl and her father were on board ...

Coast Guard Searches For Boater In Jersey Waters WCBS-TV New York Sun, 28 Sep 2008 9:54 AM PDT Coast Guard crews are searching for a boater who failed to return home from a trip to Absecon Creek. A family member reported Kevin Showell overdue at 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Remember safety when kayaking or canoeing The Florida Times-Union Fri, 26 Sep 2008 9:56 PM PDT In a year where overall recreational boating fatalities decreased from 710 in 2006 to 685 in 2007, the number of fatalities associated with the use of canoes/kayaks increased to 107 in 2007 as compared with 99 in 2006. This is according to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety.

Duck boat tips Hutchinson Leader - Hutchinson,MN,USA A few years ago, two Minnesota hunters drowned in a single boat accident. In that case, apparently the 12-foot boat they were in swamped and filled with ...

New Law Ups Suspensions For Dangerous BoatersNorth Country Gazette - Chestertown,NY,USAALBANY—New legislation signed into law this week will provide courts with flexible suspension periods for boaters convicted of boating while intoxicated and ...

Boating Laws Need Fresh LookRedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USAConversely, a divided Legislature has failed to settle the simmering issue of what regulations and restrictions are appropriate for boaters on Maine's lakes ...

Power Squardron offers fall boating coursePort Huron Times Herald - Port Huron,MI,USAThe Port Huron Power Squadron will be offering the USPS Boat Smart Course for five weeks starting Oct. 16 at Vantage Point Great Lakes Maritime Center, ...

Yacht grounded near island castle BBC News Sat, 27 Sep 2008 3:17 AM PDT A yacht is left listing on its side after it runs aground near Elizabeth Castle in Jersey.

Search for yacht's skipper ends as body found Guardian Unlimited Fri, 26 Sep 2008 4:28 PM PDT Body found a mile off Essex coast a day after unmanned yacht found at mouth of Blackwater river

On a Vital Route, a Boom in Piracy Washington Post - United States Marchesseau at first ordered his crew to use the yacht's fire hose against the pirates, he recounted by telephone from France. "As soon as they started to

Russian boat sinks in Black Sea, crew missing Hürriyet - Turkey A Russian boat sank early Saturday off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, with all crew members still missing, the Bulgarian transportation ministry said. ...

Boat sinks in eastern Indonesia, leaving 8 dead The Associated Press Most of the 77 on board the wooden boat were Muslims traveling home to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, said Eddy Paays, head of the local ...

Coast guard icebreaker, helicopter called in to aid in search for missing teenTimes & Transcript Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:06 AM PDTA Coast Guard icebreaker and helicopter have been called in to help search for a 15-year-old boy who went missing on a hunting trip near Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

McKeehan named Boating Officer of Year Ashland Gazette - Ashland,NE,USA ASHLAND - An Ashland man's efforts to determine the cause of a fatal boating accident have been rewarded. On Aug. 29, Sean McKeehan was presented the ...

Boating safety course to help participants obtain certificate Asbury Park Press Fri, 26 Sep 2008 2:40 AM PDT A one-day boating safety course to help boaters obtain their mandatory New Jersey safety certificate will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-05. The flotilla's last class for 2008 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brick Civic Center, located on Chamberbridge Road at Sprucewood Drive.

Power Squardron offers fall boating course Times Herald Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:16 AM PDT The Port Huron Power Squadron will be offering the USPS Boat Smart Course for five weeks starting Oct. 16 at Vantage Point Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water St. Port Huron.

Safe boating classes offered Sun Newspapers Fri, 26 Sep 2008 9:04 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard is offering the last two programs of the year for safe boating. The public is invited to take this course in October or November in North Port.

Safe boating courses scheduled Tampa Bay Newspapers - Seminole,FL,USA A Boat Smart program for power boaters and sailors on basic boating skills and seamanship begins Monday, Oct. 6, 7 to 9:30 pm, at the Clearwater Sail ...

New boating legislation extends suspension periods News 10 Now Syracuse Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:55 AM PDT New legislation is enacted to make it harder on dangerous boaters.

Weekley boating tip: Sept. 26, 2008 Sebastian Sun - Sebastian,FL,USA Treasure Coast inlets are heavily impacted when the weather changes and all can become treacherous and dangerous to boaters. Boaters’ lives have been lost

IVGID to enact boat rules for Lake Tahoe North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Incline Village, NV, USA By Kevin MacMillan Lois and Jerry Stewart, 29-year residents of Incline Village and avid anglers, sit in their 14-foot fishing boat that they launch ...

Tahoe regulators toughen boat inspection rules Reno Gazette Journal - Reno,NV,USA Governors of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approved regulations requiring boat ramps and launches around Tahoe be closed when qualified inspectors are ...

Life jackets prove handy after boat tips London Free Press - Canada "We just tipped the boat and we had to hang on," said Stewart. When they realized they couldn't swim back, they clung on until help arrived. ...

Man hurt when boat hit cable The Australian - Sydney,Australia A MAN was injured when he was thrown into the Brisbane River after his boat hit a cable that guides a ferry across the waterway. ...

Ten feared drowned in UP boat capsize Times of India - India LUCKNOW: At least 10 students are feared drowned Friday after an overloaded boat capsized in the Sai river of Uttar Pradesh, police said. ...

Three crew make safe escape from burning boat near Mahone Bay, NS The Canadian Press - MAHONE BAY, N.S.MAHONE BAY, NS — Three people made a safe escape from a burning boat Friday near Mahone Bay, NS Rescue officials in Halifax say a call came in about a fire ...

Miami man dies in Upper Keys boating accident Miami Herald Thu, 25 Sep 2008 6:01 PM PDT A fishing trip for two Miami friends turned deadly when their boat filled with water and capsized Wednesday night in rough waters off Ocean Reef in the Upper Keys.

Coast Guard rescues missing boater in Absecon Creek The Star-Ledger Fri, 26 Sep 2008 6:14 AM PDT The Coast Guard is reporting that they have located 25-year-old Kevin Showell in Big Fish Thorofare, three miles east of Absecon Creek. The Coast Guard said they received a call at 11:15 p.m. Thursday from a family member reporting Showell...

Coast Guard finds unoccupied, stripped boat off Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Fri, 26 Sep 2008 7:05 AM PDT The Coast Guard is trying to figure out what a 46-foot boat with no one on board was doing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale this morning.

21 Refugees Feared Dead in Sudan After Boat Capsizes, UN Says Bloomberg Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:15 PM PDT Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Officials fear 21 people drowned after a boat carrying refugees capsized in a river in eastern Sudan , the United Nations' refugee agency said.

19 feared drowned in boat capsize Hindu - Chennai,India Pratapgarh (PTI): Nineteen people, mostly college students, were feared drowned when a boat capsized in the Sai river about 35 km from the district ...

15 boats destroyed in fire at Lake Wilson Marina Salina Journal - Salina,KS, USA By MICHAEL STRAND WILSON RESERVOIR -- Damage may top $1 million after 15 boats and much of the Lake Wilson Marina were destroyed by a fire that started just ...

Woman injured in boating accidentWaukon Standard - Waukon,IA,USAA single-vessel boating accident on the Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry Tuesday, September 16 sent an Oelwein woman to the hospital with unspecified ...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard Auxiliary to meet Oct. 7Newport News-Times Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:04 AM PDTThe volunteer U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold its next meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay. Any U.S. citizen over 17 years of age who wants to learn more about auxiliary training is welcome to attend.

Lifeboat rescues six men on yachtBBC News Wed, 24 Sep 2008 1:11 AM PDTSix crew members are rescued from a yacht after becoming stranded in the North Sea when an engine fails.

Officials still searching waters for missing boatmanNewsday - Long Island,NY,USAJohnson said another boater who overhead that radio broadcast then called in to report seeing a boat about 20 feet long with two fishermen aboard in that ...

Thieves take two outdrives from Stuart boating centerStuart News Tue, 23 Sep 2008 9:06 PM PDTThieves cut through a chain closing the fence at Wayne's Auto Repair, 738 Harper St., twice this past weekend, said Marty Jacobson, spokesman for the Stuart Police Department.

Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen After Boat Sinks In GulfThe Tampa Tribune Wed, 24 Sep 2008 8:33 AM PDTA U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two fishermen found floating in a life raft this morning in the Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard officials said. Elisseos Stamtiou, 69, of New Port Richey and Steven Sander, 48, of Spring Hill were about 70 miles west of Clearwater, the Coast Guard said. Their 36-foot-long commercial fishing boat, the Evripos, had sunk, officials said.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Seattle man missing after fall from boat at Lake PowellDeseret News - Salt Lake City,UT,USAA Seattle man fell from the bow of a moving boat into Lake Powell, and rescue workers are still searching for him, according to the National Park Service. ...

Two rescued by Douglas lifeboat in yacht dramaIsle of Man Today - Isle of Man,UKTWO people onboard a yacht that was taking in water were rescued by the Douglas lifeboat on Monday. The 27-feet yacht Kendra was 28 miles off the Douglas ...

Yacht death: man namedCornish Guardian - Truro,England,UKA man found dead on a yacht near Looe last Tuesday has been named as 51-year-old Martin Hayes. Mr Hayes' body was discovered on board his 26 foot yacht, ...

145-mph boat crash left barely a bruiseMSNBC Mon, 22 Sep 2008 5:40 PM PDTMark Workentine was making a qualifying run at the San Diego Thunderboat Regatta when he lost control of his 8,000-horsepower boat and it splintered into pieces across the bay. “I’m very lucky,” he said, displaying his only injury: a small bruise on his arm.

Man is arrested after boating wreck SaturdayNews Dispatch - Michigan City,IN,USAMICHIGAN CITY - Several people were injured Saturday night and one man was arrested after a boater hit the detached breakwall in the Michigan City harbor. ...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat safety better at Detroit Lake Statesman Journal - Salem,OR,USA Eight volunteers helped deputies by performing hundreds of boat inspections during the summer season, Deputy David Zahn said. The volunteers freed up the ...

River, lake searched; distress call likely a prank Detroit Free Press Mon, 22 Sep 2008 7:45 AM PDT U.S. Coast Guard rescuers spent two hours conducting a water rescue search of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair over the weekend after receiving a mayday call that most likely was a prank by a child, officials said.

Voice Your Opinion on Boating Usage Power Boat - World - Australia The National Marine Safety Committee is seeking your opinions for its National Boating Usage Study, hoping to reach the 4000 mark. ...

Three missing after boating trip TVNZ Sun, 21 Sep 2008 5:48 PM PDT Three people are missing in north Canterbury after failing to return from a boating trip. The two adults and a child were boating off the coast near the north canterbury town of Cheviot, and were due back at 6.30 Sunday night.

Yacht runs aground Great Yarmouth Mercury - Great Yarmouth,England,UK TWO people were rescued by Gorleston lifeboat when their 25ft yacht ran aground on Corton Sands, south of Great Yarmouth, at about 5am yesterday . ...

Boat crash injures Springfield manNews-Leader.com - Springfield,MO,USAA Springfield man was air-lifted to the hospital Saturday after his boat collided with another in Pomme de Terre Lake in Hickory County, according to the ...

Woman hurt after boat overturnsBBC News - UKA woman has been seriously injured after the boat she was in overturned, hitting her on the head. She was rescued from the waters by two passing vessels at ...

Off-duty lifesaver saves three thrown from boat NEWS.com.au - Australia By Jeff Turnbull THREE people thrown overboard from a small fishing boat owe their lives to an an off-duty lifesaver who came to the rescue after spotting ...

Coast Guard, police locate missing boaters Boston Globe Mon, 22 Sep 2008 8:54 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard says it has located and rescued three boaters who were reported missing overnight in Long Island Sound.

Coast Guard Rescues 2 People, Dog From Elk River CBS 13 Baltimore Mon, 22 Sep 2008 8:38 AM PDT The Coast Guard says a crew rescued two people and a dog after their raft overturned Sunday in the Elk River

Coast Guard rescues four overdue boaters Anchorage Daily News Mon, 22 Sep 2008 0:15 AM PDT WHITTIER -- Four overdue boaters who ran their vessel aground after running low on fuel were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Warren County man injured in Budd Lake boating accidentThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark,NJ,USAThe accident took place at Docks Marina shortly between 1 pm, as Bill Kowalczuk of Alpha Borough was preparing for a boating trip with his son and ...

One person hurt in boating accident at GardensNews Chief - Winter Haven,FL,USAWINTER HAVEN — One person was injured and transported by air to a hospital this afternoon following a boating accident at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. ...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating CalendarThe Capital Sun, 21 Sep 2008 5:09 AM PDTOLYMPIC SAILING: Annapolis' Olympic sailing experts, television commentator Gary Jobson and US Sailing press officer Derby Anderson, will headline a fundraiser at the Annapolis Yacht Club this Wednesday, Sept. 24 (6:30 p.m.). Tickets cost $50 and include a buffet and $15 contribution to the Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation and US Sailing.

Boating: Docking requires practice, patience and great skillThe News-Press Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:19 PM PDTDocking our boat can be a harrowing experience if you don't make some decisions and preparation prior to getting under way.

New boating laws for 2009Richmond Daily News - Richmond,MO,USAAs fall continues to draw near with cooler temperatures, fewer and fewer boaters are hitting the water. But, for those who are still enjoying their free ...

Yemen Forms Maritime Force To Fight PiratesMiddle East Newsline Sun, 21 Sep 2008 7:26 AM PDTCAIRO [MENL] -- Yemen has formed a maritime unit to fight pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The Yemen Coast Guard has established an anti-piracy unit to battle an increase in piracy in the Arabian Sea and Red Sea. Officials said the unit would contain 16 fast patrol boats acquired from Australia.

Diversion dam snags another flip-flop raftYakima Herald-Republic Sat, 20 Sep 2008 9:26 PM PDTRIMROCK — A 30-year-old Kirkland, Wash., man was treated for possible hypothermia after a rafting accident Saturday afternoon on the Tieton River.

Lifeboat pull two men from yachtBBC News Sun, 21 Sep 2008 5:07 AM PDTTwo men are rescued from a yacht which had hit a sand bank off the Norfolk coast.

Boating Accidents Kill One, Injures AnotherHartford Courant Sun, 21 Sep 2008 2:57 AM PDTOne man died and another suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday in separate boating accidents in Watertown and Rocky Hill.

1 dead, 2 injured in boating accidentsBoston Globe Sat, 20 Sep 2008 3:19 PM PDTA 78-year-old man drowned and two other people were injured Saturday in separate boating accidents.

Petaluma man drowns in boating accidentNorth Bay Business Journal Sun, 21 Sep 2008 4:07 AM PDTPublished: Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Last Modified: Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 5:34 p.m. A 70-year-old Petaluma man drowned in a Tomales Bay boating accident Friday morning, authorities said.

Chaffin Sentenced To Two Years Of Probation For Fatal Boating Accident On Boone LakeBristol Herald Courier Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:46 PM PDTBLOUNTVILLE, Tenn.—Wray West Chaffin II, a dentist from Kingsport, was sentenced this evening to two years of supervised probation for his role in the June 2006 boating accident that left one man dead and another injured.

Migrant boat missing at sea-Egyptian ministryReuters South Africa - Johannesburg,South AfricaCAIRO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A boat carrying 83 Egyptian illegal migrants headed for Europe has gone missing off the coast of Greece after leaving Egypt three ...

Pleasure boat sinks off Japan's Niigata city, leaving 2 deadXinhua - China21 (Xinhua) -- A pleasure boat sank Sunday off Japan's Niigata city, leaving two people dead and one missing, local media reported. ...

Coast Guard bars boaters from race areaThe Charlotte Observer Sun, 21 Sep 2008 3:46 AM PDTThe Coast Guard is closing waters near Morehead City in preparation for a boat race. The Coast Guard will set up a safety zone Sunday before the start of the 2008 Crystal Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. No vessels will not be allowed to enter Bogue Sound from Morehead City Channel buoy 20 east to Bogue Sound light four near Sugar Loaf Island. The zone includes the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway ...

Firefighter was briefly trapped inside capsized boatNews 95.7 Sun, 21 Sep 2008 4:26 AM PDTAn incident where a fire boat overturned in Halifax Harbour very nearly had a much darker ending. The Chronicle Herald reports, Deputy Chief Roy Hollett and an unidentified man were briefly trapped inside the cabin of the capsized Firehawk 28 for a minute and a half on Wednesday.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Driver courtesy key to safe boating Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park, NJ, USA The fatal boat collision Aug. 3 at the mouth of the Metedeconk River in Brick has drawn some knee-jerk reaction to an uncommon accident

Petaluma man drowns in boating accident The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Sat, 20 Sep 2008 11:39 AM PDT A 70-year-old Petaluma man drowned in a Tomales Bay boating accident Friday morning, authorities said.The man's name was not available Saturday. He and a friend were fishing when their small aluminum boat was hit by a large wave, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said.

Boating accident victims identified Boston Globe Fri, 19 Sep 2008 5:24 PM PDT Authorities say the victims of a boating accident on a Burlington lake have been identified as two New Britain residents.

Man dies in boating accident Sun Newspapers Fri, 19 Sep 2008 9:01 PM PDT CHARLOTTE HARBOR -- A 72-year-old Port Charlotte man known to go out on the water alone died Friday morning in an apparent boating accident. Authorities are investigating the death of Joseph Battaglia, who was found by a commercial barge operator at the mouth of the Myakka River around 11:30 a.m.

Fatal boat accident near Charlotte Harbor WWSB - Sarasota,FL,USA The CCSO's marine patrol responded to a report of a 17-foot outboard boat overturned with a passenger in the water around Marker 8, according to Punta Gorda ...

Dead fisherman and boat found The Australian - Sydney,Australia POLICE have found the body of a 56-year-old fisherman and his 10m boat missing off the north Queensland coast. A police spokeswoman said the boat was found ...

After week of mishaps, damaged fishing boat is brought to safetySeattle Times - United StatesThe captain reported that the boat struck something, tearing a hole in the fiberglass hull. The Coast Guard rescued the crew, but the boat was almost ...

Coast Guard Crews Assist 4 Near Parkers CreekCBS 13 Baltimore Sat, 20 Sep 2008 8:50 AM PDTThe Coast Guard assisted four people aboard a 45-foot boat Saturday after receiving reports that the boat was disabled, adrift and one person was diabetic.

Busy night for Coast Guard Station Westport on FridayThe Daily World Sat, 20 Sep 2008 2:02 AM PDTThe Westport U.S. Coast Guard station was busy last night with three separate incidents. The station sent out a 47-foot motor lifeboat commanded by Boatswain’s Mate Matt Walker to tow the 48-foot fishing boat Yarda Marie back to safety.

Boating Safety and Accident News

I have been away for several weeks and due to travel have not posted for a while. I will post beginning with Friday the 19th, but I will look back through the older news items and anything that is significant will be posted. Sorry for the lapse in coverage. Thank you for viewing my BLOG.

Weekley boating tip: Sept. 19, 2008 Sebastian Sun - Sebastian, FL, USA Here are tips to prevent explosions: Source: Federal Requirements and Safety Tips for Recreational Boaters published by the US Coast Guard. ...

Do Rules of the Road Prohibit Singlehanded Boating?The Log Newspaper - Irvine,CA,USAMy reading of Navigation Rule 5 suggests that singlehanding a boat is always dangerous. I know many people who singlehand powerboats of 40 feet or more in ...

Coast Guard auxiliarists get medal for bravery Homer News Thu, 18 Sep 2008 0:38 AM PDT Three Alaska and one Canadian Coast Guard auxiliarists receive silver medals from the Association for Rescue at Sea next week for their role in saving 13 mariners from a sinking charter boat in April 2007. In a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, the auxiliarists will receive recognition for their prompt action in saving the 11 passengers and two crew of the Halibut Endeavor.

Man gets probation in Coast Guard hoax Jacksonville Daily News Wed, 17 Sep 2008 7:37 PM PDT NEWPORT - A Carteret County man who reported a hoax distress call to the Coast Guard has received five years probation and must pay back the costs incurred for the search and rescue efforts that followed.

FWC investigating fatal boating incident Sun Newspapers Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:32 AM PDT Charlotte County Sheriff and state marine patrol officers are investigating an apparent fatal boating accident at the mouth of the Myakka River near Charlotte Harbor this afternoon.

Defense begins its case in boating death trial The Lewiston Sun Journal Fri, 19 Sep 2008 2:10 AM PDT PORTLAND - Prosecutors rested their case Thursday against Robert LaPointe, 39, of Medway, Mass., and Bridgton, who is charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with the boating deaths of two people on Long Lake last year

Woman Saved by Coast Guard During Ike Talks to FOX 26 FOX 26 Houston Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:54 PM PDT Bellaire's Audien Umbright was in her home on Crystal Beach when Hurricane Ike made landfall. Her and her dog were trapped with no way out, that is until the U.S. Coast Guard showed and plucked them from the rooftop. INSIDE: Full Video of Rescue

Prosecutors opposed probation for Gate City dentist convicted in fatal boating crash Kingsport Times-News Thu, 18 Sep 2008 8:12 PM PDT BLOUNTVILLE — “The state did not agree to probation (for Wray W. Chaffin II),” Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney Jim Goodwin said Thursday of the sentence ordered against a Gate City dentist convicted in June for his role in a June 18, 2006, boating crash on Boone Lake that killed Wayne Cross, 63, and injured James Clark.

Oelwein woman injured in boating accident Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Fri, 19 Sep 2008 1:50 AM PDT HARPERS FERRY --- A single-vessel accident Tuesday on the Mississippi River sent a woman from Oelwein to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Boater Sentenced In Tacoma Crash KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:07 AM PDT A man who was operating a boat that collided with another boat in Commencement Bay is serving a five-day jail sentence. The 55-year-old man, Tacoma lawyer Robert Denomy, pleaded guilty this week to reckless endangerment and negligent boating

Crew injured after fire-fighing boat flips overMetro Halifax Thu, 18 Sep 2008 2:06 PM PDTEight people were thrown into Halifax Harbour yesterday when a controversial fire-fighting boat flipped on a test run. The incident happened near the Dartmouth Coast Guard base, and a rescue operation was quickly scrambled, plucking the crew from the water. All were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Local boat builders reacted angrily earlier this year when the 28-foot ...

Fire boat that flipped during testing was state-of-the-artTheChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,CanadaBy DAN ARSENAULT Crime Reporter A fire boat that flipped Wednesday during test runs in Halifax Harbour is designed to operate in as little as 40 centimetres ...

Derelict boat owners, take warning Times-Standard - Eureka, CA, USA And in the meantime, we turn our attention to the people responsible -- the boat owners. Any owner who leaves their vessel, decrepit and derelict, ...

Began under carport when boat caught fire The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette, LA, USAA Lafayette home sustained major damage Thursday morning when a fire broke out in a boat in the home's carport. Lafayette Fire Department spokesman Alton ...

Charter yacht skipper murdered in Venezuela Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald - Philipsburg,Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles MARIGOT--A well-known French charter boat skipper who operated his business from St. Martin for most of the year has been murdered by pirates in the ...

Coast Guard Closes Part of Illinois River WEEK-TV Peoria Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:04 PM PDT The United States Coast Guard has closed the Illinois River for all recreational use until further notice. The river was officially closed just before nine Thursday morning from river mile 129 at Liverpool in Fulton County to river mile 199 at Henry.

Boat Flips On Bush Lake, 1 Man Missing WNEM TV 5 Mid-Michigan Fri, 19 Sep 2008 4:30 AM PDT OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. -- A Flint man is missing and believed to have drowned after his boat overturned on Bush Lake near the public boat launch. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division began the search just after 8 p.m.

Prosecutors opposed probation for Gate City dentist convicted in ...Kingsport Times News - Kingsport, TN, USA Chaffin had requested judicial diversion after entering Alford/no contest pleas in June to negligent homicide, negligent boating and failure to render aid. ...

Lawyer sentenced to 5 days in jail for boat crashSeattle Times - United StatesA Pierce County Superior Court judge has sentenced a lawyer to five days in jail for his involvement in a 2006 boating crash that injured one woman. ...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Two dead in Paris boat accident EARTHtimes.org Sun, 14 Sep 2008 0:49 AM PDT Paris - Two people have died after a private yacht sank in the Seine River in the heart of Paris, French radio reported Sunday. The boat was carrying 12 people, six of them children, when it began taking water and sank late Saturday near the Archevec...

France Two detained after Paris boating tragedy 14/09 13:46 CET Euronews Sun, 14 Sep 2008 5:04 AM PDT A man and his six-year-old son who were trapped when a pleasure boat sank on the River Seine in Paris have died in hospital. The accident happened near Notre Dame Cathedral late on Saturday.

Coast Guard Crew Saves Man From Sinking Sailboat The Tampa Tribune Sat, 13 Sep 2008 12:03 PM PDT Members of a Clearwater Coast Guard rescue crew are being hailed as heroes today after rescuing a Naples man from his sinking sailboat.

5 missing boat passengers rescued off Mindoro GMA news.tv - Quezon City,Metro Manila, Philippines MANILA, Philippines - All five missing passengers of the motor boat that capsized off Palawan last Friday were rescued Sunday morning off Mindoro, ...

Pirates fire rockets at French boat far off Somalia Reuters South Africa - Johannesburg,South Africa PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Pirates fired rockets at a French tuna fishing boat in international waters in the Indian Ocean, 400 nautical miles (740 km) off ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Club notesKansas City Star - MO,USAThe free inspections will help boat owners determine whether their vessels comply with federal and state boating laws and regulations. ...

Red diesel news: 40% allowance for domestic useYachting and Boating World Fri, 12 Sep 2008 5:59 AM PDTBoat owners threatened with a more than 40p per litre increase in the price of fuel by the end of the red diesel derogation on 1 November, may take some comfort from a declaration by HM Revenue and Customs this morning at the Southampton Boat Show.

Boating fatality remains under reviewLaconia Citizen - Laconia,NH,USABy BEA LEWIS The lead investigator studying what caused a fatal boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee this summer said the New Hampshire Marine Patrol is ...

Kayakers rescued by passing yachtWest Lothian Courier Sat, 13 Sep 2008 9:33 AM PDTFour kayakers had to be rescued from choppy seas by the crew of a passing yacht. The group got into trouble off Portknockie on the Moray coast. They raised the alarm by setting off a flare and activating a distress beacon.

Sailboats at Galveston Yacht Basin on fireGalveston County Daily News Fri, 12 Sep 2008 7:15 PM PDTGALVESTON — Several of the 125 sailboats housed at the Galveston Yacht Basin are on fire, but firefighters are unable to battle the blaze.

Coast Guard Busy Rescuing Boaters From Gulf Of MexicoKTAL Shreveport Sat, 13 Sep 2008 1:18 AM PDT(Galveston) -- Coast Guard helicopter crews have been busy rescuing boaters from the Gulf of Mexico, as Hurricane Ike steams towards the Texas coast. Coast Guard Captain Bill Diehl says 22 sailors on a freighter will have to ride out the storm, after rescue efforts failed.

Search begins for fisherman whose boat was found agroundAnchorage Daily News (subscription) - Anchorage,AK,USAKAKE -- A search for a 52-year-old Petersburg fisherman whose boat was found run aground near Kake ended for the night late Friday. ...

Boat sinks off SW Philippines with 5 on boardXinhua - China13 (Xinhua) -- Five persons went missing after a motorized boat capsized off the Philippines' southwestern province of Palawan Friday morning, ...

Family flees home in ski boatABC 13 Houston Sat, 13 Sep 2008 6:16 AM PDTOne family tried to ride out the storm on Galveston before fleeing to safety on their ski boat

2 men rescued from boat near KenaiKTVF Fairbanks Sat, 13 Sep 2008 7:34 AM PDTA Coast Guard rescue crew has retrieved two people from a 17-foot boat that was taking on water at Cook Inlet, near the town of Kenai.

Search for missing yacht and two crew called offThe West Australian Fri, 12 Sep 2008 5:03 AM PDTA search has been called off for a yacht with two men on board reported missing off the Queensland coast. The pair aboard the 12.9 metre yacht Blessed Be was last heard from when they contacted famil

Missing fisherman's body found year laterCBC Fri, 12 Sep 2008 5:18 AM PDTThe body of a Halifax-area fisherman missing for more than a year after a boating accident outside Dartmouth was recovered by navy divers late Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

About Boating Safely Course to focus on the rules of the waterFort Pierce Tribune Wed, 10 Sep 2008 9:15 PM PDTThe course teaches the rules of the waterways, how to identify potentially dangerous situations and manage them, the meaning of waterway signs and markings, basic navigation, docking in wind and basic survival skills.

Coast Guard calls for increased awareness among kayakersHalf Moon Bay Review Thu, 11 Sep 2008 9:55 AM PDTIn the wake of a few recent mishaps and false alarms, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco officials are reaching out to remind recreational enthusiasts to take some basic precautions before setting out on a jaunt in the open ocean.

Boaters call for more state police patrolsDailyrecord.com - Parsippany,NJ,USABy KIRK MOORE • GANNETT NEW JERSEY • September 11, 2008 MARGATE -- Speedboat enthusiasts told the state Boat Regulation Commission that more state police ...

Public Hearing Scheduled Regarding Boating Regulation AmendmentLakefront Hartwell - Hartwell,GA,USA... Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Georgia Boat Safety Act. The purpose of the ...

Irish boat sinks off French coastBBC News Thu, 11 Sep 2008 0:20 AM PDTAn Irish government-owned training yacht sinks in the Bay of Biscay, 20 nautical miles off the coast of France.

Coast Guard Searches For 6 Missing BoatersFirst Coast News Thu, 11 Sep 2008 5:17 AM PDTPORT ST. LUCIE, FL (AP) -- The Coast Guard is searching for six missing boaters off the Port St. Lucie Inlet

Peterson honored by Coast Guard AuxiliaryVermillion Plain Talk Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:47 PM PDTAn area man was honored recently for 50 years of service to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaterSeattle Post-Intelligencer Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:30 AM PDTPORTLAND -- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who fell from a fishing boat 80 miles west of the mouth of the Columbia River.

UK. Moelfre and Beaumaris RNLI lifeboats rescue stricken yacht in ...BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar,SpainRNLI lifeboats from Moelfre and Beaumaris were involved in the rescue operation of a 40ft yacht off the Anglesey coast last night (10th September). ...

24 feared dead after boat capsizes in IndiaThe Associated Press - PATNA, India (AP) — At least 24 people, mostly women and children, were feared dead after their boat capsized in a river in northern India on Thursday, ...

2 hurt in boat mishapConnecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USABy MELVIN MASON Staff writer SHELTON -- Two men were injured late Wednesday afternoon after a boat they were riding in ran aground off the Housatonic River. ...
Investigation continues into fatal boat crashRepublican-American Thu, 11 Sep 2008 5:00 AM PDTThe Department of Environmental Protection is still trying to determine the cause of a boating accident on Candlewood Lake in July that killed two men and injured a third. The accident reconstruction, a key part of the investigation, has not been completed because it is complex, DEP spokesman Dennis Schain said Friday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Boating Safet and Accident News

Study to determine recreational boaters’ habits Marconews - Marco Island, FL, USA By BRYAN FLUECH Statewide, recreational boating and its expenditures have an economic impact of more than $18 billion, making Florida the number one marine ...

Boating Safety Class Orland Park Prairie - Orland Park, IL, USA America's Boating Course, the leading boating safety course in the US, is being offered by The Orland Park Parks and Recreation Department on October 4, ...

USA. BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award entry deadline BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain As waterfront land values skyrocket and condominiums sprout on nearly every acre of waterfront property, recreational boaters are being squeezed out. ...

Boat speed limit to be reviewed by Boat Regulation Commission Asbury Park Press Tue, 09 Sep 2008 1:28 AM PDT Five years after a debate that brought mandatory safety education for all New Jersey boaters, the state Boat Regulation Commission will wrestle again with calls for a boat speed limit when the panel meets Wednesday in Margate.

Conservation police charge 42 with drunken driving or boating Rockford Register Star Wed, 10 Sep 2008 5:36 AM PDT The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that its conservation police officers charged 42 drivers with operating or driving under the influence over Labor Day weekend.

Body Of Missing Man Found After Boat Accident WSB-TV 2 Atlanta Wed, 10 Sep 2008 8:02 AM PDT WEST POINT, Ga. -- The body of a man missing after a weekend boating accident on West Point Lake has been recovered but searchers still haven't found the boat.

Coast Guard searches for 6 missing at sea off Port St. Lucie Sun-Sentinel Wed, 10 Sep 2008 7:25 AM PDT The Coast Guard says it is searching today for six people who were on a sinking boat about 6 miles east of Port St. Lucie Inlet.

Coast Guard rescues four off Great Inagua The Nassau Guardian Wed, 10 Sep 2008 8:53 AM PDT A Coast Guard crew rescued four people from a 60-foot, Bahamian-flagged fishing vessel about 40 miles north of Great Inagua, after their vessel started taking on water.

Coast Guard seeks man lost from fishing boat off Columbia The Oregonian Tue, 09 Sep 2008 5:31 PM PDT The U.S.Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell from a fishing boat this afternoon roughly 80 miles west of the mouth of the Columbia River. A radio call alerted authorities that a man wearing an orange rain slicker fell overboard from the fishing vessel Zarhina shortly after 12:30 p.m.

Eaton’s Neck Coast Guard crew rescues 3 men in Sound Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA BY BILL MASON bill.mason@newsday.com A Coast Guard crew from Eatons Neck rescued three men after their boat sank Monday in the Long Island Sound near ...

Boat washes into MB jetty San Diego Union Tribune - United States A 40-foot boat was damaged when it washed into the jetty at South Mission Beach tonight, and the two people onboard were able to swim to safety at Dog Beach ...

Yacht runs aground on Kits Beach News 1130 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 9:48 AM PDT A yacht has run aground on Kits Beach. No one is on the vessel, and Search and Rescue teams say they can't move it because they don't know yet who the owner is. A broken anchor caused the boat to run ...

Infants in critical condition after migrants' boat capsizes Times of Malta Tue, 09 Sep 2008 7:13 AM PDT Two infants are being flown to Mater Dei Hospital by an AFM Alouette helicopter after they were rescued in critical condition this afternoon. They formed part of a group of migrants whose boat capsized some 60 miles south of Malta.

14 killed as boat capsizes in Chambal river 9 Sep 2008, 0938 hrs IST,IANS The Times of India Tue, 09 Sep 2008 3:00 AM PDT BHOPAL: At least 14 people, including six children and a woman, were drowned and four went missing when a boat in which they were travelling overturned in the Chambal river in Madhya Pradesh, police said.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Floating debris studied in yacht searchThe West Australian Mon, 08 Sep 2008 2:02 PM PDTUp to 21 aircraft are expected to continue the search on Tuesday morning for a yacht missing off the Queensland coast. Photographs of debris sighted floating about 75 nautical miles off Southport, on the Gold Coast, will be studied to determine if it came from the 12.9 metre Blessed Bee.

Coast Guard Tybee Island rescues boatWTOC 11 Savannah Mon, 08 Sep 2008 4:30 AM PDTA fishing boat from Port Royal, S.C. was saved by the Coast Guard stationed on Tybee Island early Sunday morning.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilotUSA Today Mon, 08 Sep 2008 6:28 AM PDTThe U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a Coast Guard pilot missing since his helicopter crashed during exercises near Hawaii last week.

Sailor dies after yacht accidentBBC News - UKA sailor died when he fell into the Bristol Channel after being knocked unconscious by a yacht boom. He was aboard the sloop Gun Smoke when the accident ...

1 dead after boat crashes on Lake CumberlandLexington Herald-Leader Mon, 08 Sep 2008 4:55 AM PDTKentucky wildlife officials are investigating a fatal boat crash on Lake Cumberland. WLKY-TV in Lexington reported a man described as an experienced boat operator was killed Saturday when a catamaran rolled over during a poker run on the lake in south central Kentucky. Fish and Wildlife Resources officers didn't immediately released the victim's name. He was reported to be from ...

Bangor man drowns after falling from boat on Saturday nightThe Kalamazoo Gazette Mon, 08 Sep 2008 8:02 AM PDTMARTIN TOWNSHIP -- A Bangor man drowned Saturday night after falling out of a boat into a remote farm pond in Allegan County, police said.

12 drown in boat capsize, 21 rescued 8 Sep 2008, 2025 hrs IST,PTIThe Times of India Mon, 08 Sep 2008 8:15 AM PDTJAIPUR : Twelve people, including eight children, drowned and two others went missing as a boat capsized in the Chambal river in Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border district of Karauli today.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Boating Safety and Accidents News

Peterson honored by Coast Guard Auxiliary Vermillion Plain Talk Sat, 06 Sep 2008 11:45 PM PDT An area man was honored recently for 50 years of service to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Boating Calendar The Capital Sun, 07 Sep 2008 4:45 AM PDT ANNAPOLIS SAFETY COURSE: Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron will offer the Maryland Basic Boating Course in July, August, September and October.

Boating course offered Sept. 16 Chambersburg Public Opinion Sat, 06 Sep 2008 11:13 PM PDT Chambersburg Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating skills and seamanship course beginning at 7 p.

Accidents may reach five year low at SML WSLS News channel 10 Roanoke Sun, 07 Sep 2008 10:52 AM PDT Boat crashes and other incidents on Smith Mountain Lake were on an almost steady rise since 2003, claiming nine lives — until now. With the summer boating season officially over since Labor Day, there have been 13 incidents on the lake so far this year.

Bungled report hampers yacht search Adelaide Now Sat, 06 Sep 2008 8:51 PM PDT FIXED wing aircraft and helicopters spent two days searching the wrong area of the eastern seaboard for a missing yacht, after a bungled coastguard report.

Coast Guard Continues Search For Chopper KITV Honolulu Sun, 07 Sep 2008 5:08 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for a man who was aboard a helicopter when it went down in the Pacific Ocean, but they say they have not been able to find much.

Princess escapes from Burning Yacht Sail World - Mandalong, NSW, Australia The 30 metre yacht, Mana, a product of the Turkish shipyard Akdeniz (Mediterranean), caught fire off the Island of Poros last week.

Road 'tail' leads to stolen boat BBC News Sun, 07 Sep 2008 5:28 AM PDT A group of Sea Cadets are reunited with their stolen boat - after their leader spots it being driven past him on the M62.

Eleven injured after boat capsizes Daily Telegraph Sat, 06 Sep 2008 10:19 PM PDT ELEVEN people have been taken to hospital after a whale-watching boat was slammed by a wave off the Gold Coast this morning.

One Dead In Lake Cumberland Boat Crash WLKY Louisville Sat, 06 Sep 2008 5:08 PM PDT One person dies and another is injured after a boat crash on Lake Cumberland.

$10000 GPS satellite stolen from boat on Lake Union Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA Keeping a boat in Seattle is a dream for many area residents. But a Sammamish man in his 50s learned that keeping it safe from thieves can be difficult. ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

WHAT'S HAPPENING Biloxi Sun Herald - MS, USA DMR boating and water safety classes, 9 am-5 pm, Mississippi Power Co. auditorium, 300 US 90, Bay St. Louis. Open to all ages. Topics: Boat registration ...

Be aware of carbon-monoxide dangers while boating on Utah's waters Salt Lake Tribune - United States Boat exhaust leaks are the leading cause of death by carbon monoxide. These leaks can migrate throughout the boat and into enclosed areas. ...

Raft accident brings safety concerns KTUU Anchorage Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:14 PM PDT Questions are being asked in regards of how safe the conditions were when an elderly woman died during a rafting trip Wednesday.

3 Lake Erie Boating Victims Identified WCMH Columbus Sat, 06 Sep 2008 8:04 AM PDT The three men who died in a boating accident Thursday in Lake Erie were all from Youngstown.

None injured in pair of boating accidents Friday Pensacola News Journal Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:48 PM PDT Two boating mishaps in Navarre and at Pensacola Beach kept emergency crews busy Friday evening.

MINNETRISTA-Boating collision claims one life Waconia Patriot Sat, 06 Sep 2008 7:00 AM PDT The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Minnetrista man on Lake Minnetonka after the collision of two personal watercrafts Saturday, Aug. 30.

Death on the river Rexburg Standard Journal Sat, 06 Sep 2008 9:45 AM PDT Calif. kayaker drowns in South Fork REXBURG - On Thursday, rescuers responded to two boating accidents on the South Fork of the Snake River. One of them resulted in a fatality.

Florida boat rage incident won't be prosecuted Cyber Diver News Network Fri, 05 Sep 2008 7:30 PM PDT JACKSONVILLE, Florida (29 Aug 2008) — Two law enforcement agencies said this week they will not seek prosecution in a reported "boat rage" incident in which a boat captain in the AT&T Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament said his vessel was damaged when he was nearly rammed by a boat carrying scuba divers about 50 miles east of Mayport.

BOAT GAS REPORT: Trends suggest cheaper marina gas during autumn ...Lake Expo - Sunrise Beach, MO, USA The price of crude has in recent weeks taken a dive, which may have translated into cheaper boat gas if not for Hurricanes Gustov, Hanna, Ike and distant ...

Boat sinks in Navarre; 4 rescued Pensacola News Journal - Pensacol, FL, USA The Santa Rosa Fire Department reported that a 17 to 19 foot center console boat with four people on board sank in the Santa Rosa Sound east of the Navarre ...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating school will hold safety course Asbury Park Press Fri, 05 Sep 2008 2:38 AM PDT TOMS RIVER: Coast Boating School will be conducting an approved New Jersey Safe Boating course starting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18.

Kids experience the thrills of sailing at Southampton Boat Show for free Royal Yachting Association Fri, 05 Sep 2008 5:17 AM PDT Once again kids visiting the Southampton Boat Show can get out on the water and experience the thrills of dinghy sailing, for free, thanks to the RYA’s OnBoard ‘try dinghy sailing’ scheme.

Boating safety classes offered, including P.W.C. certification Amityville Record Thu, 04 Sep 2008 9:12 PM PDT Captree Power Squadron, part of the nationwide non-profit organization United States Power Squadrons, will be conducting boating safety classes soon. Classes include the necessary New York state P.W.C. certification now required of Personal Water Craft (Jet-Ski) operators of all ages. Also included are N.Y.

New Harbor Master Makes Boating Safety Top Priority Greenwich Citizen - Greenwich, CT, USA By PATRICIA McCORMACK "I've been on the water all my life and know boating safety is the number one priority," he said during an interview Friday. ...

Maxwell requests no recreational boating in Concordia Concordia Sentinel - Ferriday, LA, USA "Any boating or use of jet skis can cause problems for people and structures on shore at this point," stressed Maxwell. "We're asking everyone to please not ...

At least 3 killed in Coast Guard helicopter crashAP via Yahoo! News Fri, 05 Sep 2008 7:30 AM PDTAn official says at least three U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers were killed when their helicopter crashed in waters about five miles south of Honolulu, and another crewmember is missing.

Boones Mill's front yard yacht Franklin News Post - Rocky Mount,VA,USA By MORRIS STEPHENSON - Staff Writer The crystal-clear water gently laps against the side of the yacht under a cloud-free sky pushing the temperature to 90 ...

Search on for missing yacht ABC via Yahoo!7 News Thu, 04 Sep 2008 4:32 PM PDT An air search is underway for a yacht that has been missing for 10 days off the Gold Coast

Somali pirates demand $1m ransom for French couple seized on yacht Times Online Thu, 04 Sep 2008 3:07 PM PDT Somali gunmen are demanding a $1 million ransom for a retired French couple captured aboard a yacht sailing through the pirate-ridden waters of the Gulf of Aden. Maritime officials said that an armed gang was sailing the Carré d’As towards a remote fishing village used as a buccaneer den.

Walkersville man arrested for boating under the influence The Frederick News-Post Fri, 05 Sep 2008 11:43 AM PDT SWANTON — A Walkersville man was arrested on several charges about 7 p m Sunday while boating on Deep Creek Lake, according to Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police

Confusing start to fatal boating court case Belleville Intelligencer Thu, 04 Sep 2008 2:47 PM PDT The case involving a 30-year-old Trenton man charged criminally in connection to a fatal boating crash earlier this summer made a brief and somewhat confusing appearance in court Thursday. Cy Williams is facing a number of alcohol-related charges stemming from the July 5 crash in the Trent River that [...]

Three dead in Conneaut boating accident The Plain Dealer Fri, 05 Sep 2008 6:32 AM PDT CONNEAUT -- Three men died Thursday when their boat sank in Lake Erie about eight miles offshore. U.S. Coast Guard officials in Buffalo, N.Y., are investigating the deaths. Officials believe the boat is from the Conneaut area. According to earlier...

MINNETRISTA-Boating collision claims one life Waconia Patriot Fri, 05 Sep 2008 7:29 AM PDTT he Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Minnetrista man on Lake Minnetonka after the collision of two personal watercrafts Saturday, Aug. 30.

Coast Guard searching for missing boater ABC 7 Gulfshore News Fri, 05 Sep 2008 9:37 AM PDT The US Coast Guard and Cape Coral Police are searching for a missing person between the Midpoint Bridge and US 41 Bridge on the Caloosahatchee.

Yacht and fishing boat rescued by lifeboat crews Lynn News - King's Lynn,UK On Monday a yacht, with two people on board, called for help at 2.15pm after it ran aground on a sandbank and began listing. Hunstanton lifeboat provided ...

LOBSTER BOAT FIRE RESULTS IN ARRESTS WABI - Bangor, ME, USA Two people have been arrested for the fire that was set on Wednesday night on the lobster boat 1st Run in Bunker's Harbor. State Police say 38 year old ...

Two dead after boat capsizes Independent Online - Cape Town,S outh Africa It's unclear why the boat capsized. It overturned in open water 40 miles (70 kilometres) off the coast of the Senegalese village of Popenguine. ...

Boating accident mars PK weekend Lake Country Sun - Graford, TX, USA BRA Chief Lake Ranger Mike Cox reported that BRA responded to one accident involving a personal watercraft and a pontoon boat. According to Cox, the PWC ran ...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Outdoors calendar The News & Observer Thu, 04 Sep 2008 2:45 AM PDT Boating Safety Course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nationwide Insurance Center, 4001 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh: new Coast Guard-approved course. Fee: $35; register in advance.

EPA limits emissions from lawn mowers, boats Quad-City Times Thu, 04 Sep 2008 6:01 PM PDT WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday tightened emissions standards for new gas-powered lawnmowers, weed trimmers and boat engines, reducing the amount of smog-causing pollution these motors will be allowed to emit.

Deadly boating accident on Rabbit Island FOX10 Gulf Coast Wed, 03 Sep 2008 5:00 PM PDT Two women are dead and many others hurt, following a boating accident on Rabbit Island. That's right next to Ono Island. It happened early Sunday morning, but Marine Police now say they believe alcohol played a part.

Boating Charges CJOB News First Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:29 PM PDT Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were kept busy over the long weekend. Officers patrolling Lake of the Woods, the Winnipeg River, and other lakes in the region answered calls for careless boating, noisy parties and drinking while boating.

Exclusive: Man injured in boating accident demands changes KVUE-TV Austin Wed, 03 Sep 2008 4:13 PM PDT Jacob Brochtrup is 21 now, but when he was 18 he lost his right leg after it got caught in the propeller of a boat on Lake Austin. Brochtrup sued the makers of the boat and the company that built the engine.

Coast Guard stops unmanned boat after operators fall out
The Virginian-Pilot Thu, 04 Sep 2008 7:37 AM PDT
VIRGINIA BEACH Two boaters were rescued this morning from Lynnhaven Inlet after they were ejected from their 17-foot boat. The two boaters fell overboard and were rescued by a good Samaritan at about 9:20 a.m., according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard. However, the boat continued to run in circles, creating a hazard to nearby boaters.

Coast Guard rescues surfer Newport News-Times Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:55 AM PDT A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a surfer who had become stranded offshore from Lincoln City on Monday. Coast Guard Group North Bend received a call at 4:28 p.m. about two surfers who were stranded off of Spanish Head. One of the surfers was able to safely make it to shore.

Coast Guard saves kayakers in trouble in Tampa Bay The Sarasota Herald-Tribune Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:07 PM PDT THE TAMPA TRIBUNE

Couple rescued from the high seasBBC News - UKA Shropshire couple whose 37ft-yacht was in danger of sinking 30 miles off the Welsh coast were rescued in an operation lasting several hours. ...

Norfolk firefighters launching boat to help boaters in distress The Virginian-Pilot Thu, 04 Sep 2008 4:22 AM PDT NORFOLK Firefighters were launching a boat this morning to help boaters in distress in the water off 13th View Street, dispatchers said. The distress call was received shortly after 7 a.m. and police and firefighters headed toward the beach. Firefighters were in the 9700 block of 13th View looking for the boat off shore, dispatchers said. No other information was immediately available.

Blind man rescued after 6 days from capsized boat in river GMA News Thu, 04 Sep 2008 3:49 AM PDT MANILA, Philippines – A 51-year-old blind man survived six days just holding on to his capsized boat in the middle of a river in Patnanugan town in Quezon province last week, according to a radio dzRH report on Thursday.

Cause of death released in Socastee boat crash Florence Morning News Thu, 04 Sep 2008 8:56 AM PDT Horry County coroner released the cause of 13-year-old’s death following a boat crash that sent three people to a trauma center and four people to jail. Charges against two men could be upgraded pending the outcome of the investigation.

Cops arrest man in Delphi boat arson Indianapolis Star - United States AP DELPHI, Ind. — Police have arrested a 62-year-old man in connection with a fire that heavily damaged the full-sized replica of an 19th century canal boat ...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Now that's Smart BoatingYACHTe.com.au - Melbourne,AustraliaFull details are available on the website www.smartboating.com.au For those interested in exploring this exciting opportunity further, Smart Boating would ...

Pirates capture French yacht off Somalia UPI Wed, 03 Sep 2008 1:29 PM PDT PARIS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Two French citizens and their yacht have been hijacked by Somali pirates, French officials say.

Boating Accident KULR-8 Billings Wed, 03 Sep 2008 6:53 AM PDT A 54-year-old man is dead following a boating accident this weekend. Wheatland County Sheriff said the man fell off the back of the boat in Dead Man's Basin.

Man Dies in Boating Mishap Voice of the Common Man Wed, 03 Sep 2008 2:11 AM PDT A 73 year old man from Bonavista is the victim of a boating mishap. He was trout fishing with another man in Lethbridge yesterday, when their boat capsized. The second man made it to shore. RCMP say both were wearing life jackets.

Drunken boating eyed in weekend deaths Pensacola News Journal Tue, 02 Sep 2008 10:56 PM PDT Authorities say a man at the helm of a boat during a crash that killed his mother and sister was drunk.

Arrests in boating crash that killed Aiken teen News 12 Augusta Tue, 02 Sep 2008 2:55 PM PDT Police near Myrtle Beach now have four people in custody.

Yacht takes on water in rough seas Western Telegraph - Haverfordwest,Pembrokeshire,UK Angle lifeboat was launched to the aid of a yacht taking on water in rough seas off St Annes Head yesterday (Tuesday) evening. The vessel, with two people

Body recovered in Miramichi Bay after boat mishapCBC New Brunswick Wed, 03 Sep 2008 5:49 AM PDTThe body of a man who fell from a boat in the Miramichi Bay in August has been recovered by police.

Alcohol factor in weekend boat crashBradenton Herald Wed, 03 Sep 2008 9:02 AM PDTPolice say alcohol was a factor in the boat crash near Ono Island that killed two of the seven people on the vessel.

Authorities Seek Owner of Unmarked BoatMilitary.com - USAA local fishing boat, the Rambler, discovered the 10-foot, white skiff between Bates Island and Eagle Island near Harspwell Neck, in the northern part of ...

Woman Loses Hand in Boating AccidentWNEP-TV - Scranton,PA,USABy Bob Reynolds It was on a stretch of the Susquehanna River near Sunbury where the boating accident happened Sunday. Three people were on a jet ski with an ...

Six Boating Accidents Reported During Holiday WeekendOzarks First - Springfield,MO,USA(Jefferson City) -- The Missouri Water Patrol is reporting six boating accidents on Missouri waterways during the holiday weekend. ...