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Friday, October 31, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

BOATING SAFETY CLASSESA sbury Park Press Fri, 31 Oct 2008 1:44 AM PDT By Appointment Bow to Stern - personalized/group boating instruction available. Fee $65. For more information call (732) 793-2517

Boating tip: Fuel control Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL, USA Here are some things to keep in mind when it's time to fuel the boat. •Listen — the tank will gurgle before it is full. •Use a vent collection device to ...

Coast Guard reviewing need for Mukilteo Lighthouse Everett Herald Fri, 31 Oct 2008 0:19 AM PDT MUKILTEO -- The Coast Guard announced today that it wants to know if anyone still uses the Mukilteo Lighthouse as a navigational aid. If nobody does, the Coast Guard may replace the historic lens with a zero-maintenance light, or even shut it down.

Australia. Keep your boat and fishing gear clean to help stop the ... BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain These marine pests can also have severe impacts on our recreational boating, fishing, and the maritime industries. The pest seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia has ...

Australia. 74 fines issued at start of Operation Boat Safe campaign BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain NSW Maritime Boating Officers were out in force on the October long weekend for Operation Boat Safe - a statewide campaign to mark the start of the new ...

Yacht Fire ABC2 News - Baltimore, MD, USA An investigation continues on Thursday, after a huge fire destroyed two yachts at the Inner Harbor--and sent two people to the hospital. ...

Boat runs aground near Miami Beach; 3 killed The Associated Press(AP) — An aging, rusty boat carrying dozens of migrants ran aground early Friday east of downtown Miami, killing at least three people and sending three ...

One dead, one missing in Bella Bella boating accident CBC via Yahoo! Canada News Fri, 31 Oct 2008 5:36 AM PDT One person is dead and another is missing after a boat accident on B.C.'s central coast.

3 men involved in boat crash face drug charges ABC Montana Thu, 30 Oct 2008 6:48 PM PDT BUTTE - Three Butte men injured in a boating crash on Georgetown Lake in August face marijuana charges after investigators said they found the drug and a pipe on the boat.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating safety goes beyond life jackets and maintenance Tacoma News Tribune Thu, 30 Oct 2008 0:56 AM PDT Even as fall tightens its grip on the region, plenty of people are still boating local waters. As the recent fatal accident on Lake Tapps shows, boaters still need to be cautious when on the water.

Police issue stern warning at lake Daily Liberal Wed, 29 Oct 2008 4:21 PM PDT Police have issued a stern safety warning to fishermen, in the light of another boating drama at Lake Burrendong yesterday.

Winter boating fatalities can be prevented Jamestown Press - RI, USA The Coast Guard is cautioning New England boaters, paddlers, sailors, fisherman and hunters to be mindful of the dangers of this season's colder air and ...

How to Winterize Your Sailboat - 20 Practical Tips PRLog.Org (press release) - Bucuresti, Romania PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 29, 2008 – www.sailingmates.com is a free web site for sailboat owners and provides practical do-it-yourself advice and tips on ...

Yacht Fire In Inner Harbor ABC2 News - Baltimore, MD, USA On Thursday morning investigators try to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed two yachts at the Harbor View Marina in Baltimore City. ...

Boat crash leads to drug charges The Montana Standard Thu, 30 Oct 2008 8:58 AM PDT Three Butte men, including a Butte High teacher, face drug charges in connection with an August boating accident on Georgetown Lake that left the men injured.

Elizabeth City Coast Guard crews rescue 2 from sinking boat WAVY 10 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:11 AM PDT ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- One person was killed and three others injured, including a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, when a 44-foot sailboat began sinking early Wednesday in rough seas off the New Jersey coast about 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City.

1 dead, 2 rescued from sinking sailboat off NJ Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - One person was killed and three others injured, including a US Coast Guard rescue swimmer, when a 44-foot sailboat began sinking early ...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

French couple safe after storm sinks yacht Think Spain - Spain A French couple and their dog are safe and well after being rescued by the emergency services this morning after their yacht sank off Ibiza as a result of ...

Coast Guard rescues four off Cape Hatteras The Virginian-Pilot Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:33 PM PDT CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people who were aboard a disabled 50-foot catamaran about 40 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras. At about 8:40 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard got a call that the sailing vessel Moondance was disabled and two of the crew members had been injured by a wave, a news release from the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard rescues 5 on sailboat FOX 35 Orlando Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:57 AM PDT Rough seas proved to be too much for five people on board a wayward sailboat. The Coast Guard called in to help rescue them overnight Monday.

Coast Guard Rescues 32 People Off Pensacola Coast NBC 15 Mobile Tue, 28 Oct 2008 5:28 PM PDT Thirty-two people had to be rescued after being stranded on a sinking charter vessel 12 miles off the coast of Pensacola.

Darien man found after 8 hour search Boston Globe Wed, 29 Oct 2008 2:44 AM PDT The Coast Guard says a kayaker from Darien who had been reported missing has been found after search of Long Island Sound.

Lobster boat salvaged after breaking loose from dock VillageSoup Belfast - ME, USA The plan involved assistance from three local businesses, Otis Enterprises Marine Corps, Baxter Cook House & Building Movers and the Belfast Boatyard. ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard auxiliary offers safe boating class in November Port Clinton News Herald - Port Clinton, OH, USA 1 1982 are required to have taken a safe boating course to operate a boat in Ohio. For all ages 12 and up. Successful completion earns the participants a US ...

Search for missing boat near Christchurch Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand An air search has been launched for a rigid hull inflatable boat that failed to return to Lyttelton in Christchurch last night. ...

Missing boater was set to go to jail; boat found off St. Augustine Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL, USA Searchers looking for a St. Johns County man who disappeared on his boat the night before he was to begin a 15-year prison sentence have found the vessel ...

War hero fails to save father after freezing waves hit boat Scotsman - United Kingdom Members of the North Queensferry Boat and Sports club called paramedics and Mr Robinson was rushed to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline but died ...

Party boat takes on water off Pensacola Pensacola News Journal - Pensacola, FL, USA A charter boat carrying 32 people returned safely to Destin on Monday after it started taking on water 12 miles south of Pensacola. ...

Two men die in boating mishapmy Kawartha.com Tue, 28 Oct 2008 6:50 AM PDT Two men are dead after a boating mishap on a northern Ontario lake last week. Manitouwadge OPP say Charles Hoggett, 62, of Fenelon Falls and Stanley Wallace, 63, of Manitouwadge failed to return from a boating trip on White Otter Lake near Hillsport on Thursday (Oct. 23).

Man admits to causing daughter's death The Tennessean Tue, 28 Oct 2008 8:46 AM PDT KNOXVILLE— A Lenoir City man admitted to causing his daughter's death in a boating accident. Robert Foshee pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide last week.

Fishman Drowns While Boating KIII Corpus Christi Mon, 27 Oct 2008 3:30 PM PDT An elderly fishman drowned today near Ingleside on the Bay. We find out Bill Churchwell live at the scene.

Boat explosion on Oneida Lake WSTM Central New York Mon, 27 Oct 2008 3:07 PM PDT The smell of gas and an explosion made the last boating trip of the summer something one couple will never forget.

Coast Guard rescues man near Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel The Virginian-Pilot Tue, 28 Oct 2008 9:03 AM PDT VIRGINIA BEACH The Coast Guard rescued a 26-year-old man who fell overboard from a 26-foot boat near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

Coast Guard rescues 5 aboard disabled boat off Daytona Florida Today Tue, 28 Oct 2008 9:57 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard assisted five people aboard a disabled sailboat at about 3 a.m. today approximately 5 miles east of Daytona Beach. A 47-foot rescue boat stationed at Port Canaveral Station towed the sailboat and the five people to the port.

Coast Guard Searching For Missing Lobsterman WCSH 6 Portland Tue, 28 Oct 2008 7:38 AM PDT MATINICUS ISLAND (AP) -- The Coast Guard and a fleet of fishing boats are searching for a Maine lobsterman who went missing Monday near Matinicus Island.

Coast Guard assists 32 people stranded on sinking vessel WJHG Panama City Tue, 28 Oct 2008 8:55 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard said it has assisted 32 people who were stranded on a sinking charter vessel 12 miles off coast of Pensacola.

Coast Guard recovers two sailboats MaineToday.com - Portland, ME, USA The coast guard received a call at 12:20 pm yesterday, reporting that there was an unmanned sailboat submerged near the pier in Pepperell Cove. ...

Couple rescued from Gulf after sailboat capsizes A New Hampshire couple was rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after their rented sailboat capsized Sunday afternoon. Local News for MyFox Tampa Bay - http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/myfox

Couple survives boating drama outside Stockholm The Local - Sweden A Swedish couple managed to survive a boating accident near Kapellskär north of Stockholm which claimed the lives of several of their dogs. ...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard auxiliary offers safe boating class in November Port Clinton News Herald Mon, 27 Oct 2008 5:34 AM PDT SALEM TOWNSHIP -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting safe boater classes by qualified instructors 7 to 10 p.m., Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at the Ottawa Community Center in Oak Harbor.

7 injured when boat hits Bay of St. Louis bridge The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com - New Orleans, LA, USA (AP) — Two women and five men were treated for injuries they sustained when their boat hit a concrete piling on the Bay of St. Louis Bridge and sank. ...

Boat catches fire on Oneida Lake CNY Link from Eagle Newspapers - Syracuse, NY, USA Sunday, the State Police in Sylvan Beach investigated a boat fire that occurred about one-mile north of Lewis Point in the Town of Lenox. ...

LCSO believe racial slurs and boat fire Sunday are connected Tallahassee.com - Tallahassee, FL, USA During the investigation by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, it was discovered that another resident in the 2100 block of Doral Drive had a boat fire at ...

Man dies in boat club accident The Press Association A man died in an accident after falling into the water at a boat club, police said. Married father Stephen Robinson, 49, fell into the Firth of Forth while ...

Brooklyn woman survives Guyana boat accident The Associated Press GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — An American woman survived a deadly boat accident in Guyana by clinging to a bucket that helped keep her afloat in the muddy river ...

Duck hunters rescued from sinking boat Chicago Tribune - United States AP IOWA CITY, Iowa - Duck hunters caught in a sinking boat on the Iowa River have been rescued by fellow hunters. Robert Armstrong called Johnson County ...

Yacht found PR-CANADA.net (press release) - Murino, Montenegro The crew of the missing yacht 'Calyx of Lolworth' have been located and are safe and well. One of the crew was able to call Humber Coastguard this morning ...

Day of boating ends with man shot in buttocks WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News Sun, 26 Oct 2008 8:29 PM PDT A day of boating ended with a 20 year old man shot in the buttocks. David Mays was with a group of friends on the peninsula directly south of the Ft. Hamer boat ramp in Parrish.

Man Dies While Boating on Table Rock Lake KOLR - KSFX Ozarks Sun, 26 Oct 2008 8:04 PM PDT A man died Sunday morning while boating on Table Rock Lake, leaving that boat to drive out of control for a while. The Missouri State Water Patrol says 71-year old Otto Fessman of Shell Knob was operating his boat Sunday morning when he died of natural causes.

CEO Africa Online dies in boating accident Daily Nation - Nairobi, Kenya By JOHN NGIRACHU Posted Sunday, October 26 2008 at 18:25 John Joseph, who was appointed to the position in March 2007, died in a boating accident on Friday ...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Bonita teen wins essay contest with true story The News-Press Sat, 25 Oct 2008 10:12 PM PDT A Bonita Springs teen who read my column earlier this year about a National Safe Boating Council contest for children was surprised recently when a...

Time to stow, stow, stow your boat Chicago Tribune - United States The Progressive Group, the nation's leading boat insurer, offers these tips: • Drain the water from the engine completely and fill the cooling system with ...

Seminar will teach about safe boating Daily Record Sun, 26 Oct 2008 1:20 AM PDT MORRISTOWN -- The Lackawanna Sail & Power Squadron is offering safe-boating seminars on Marine Radar, Anchoring, Weather Forecasting and VHF Digital Selective Calling Radio.

Boating Calendar The Capital Sun, 26 Oct 2008 3:20 AM PDT CAPCA FIRE SAFETY COURSE: Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association will host a Fire Protection course on Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute in College Park. The course is designed to expand the knowledge and expertise necessary for fire protection in the marine environment.

Seminar will teach about safe boating Dailyrecord.com - Parsippany, NJ, USA MORRISTOWN -- The Lackawanna Sail & Power Squadron is offering safe-boating seminars on Marine Radar, Anchoring, Weather Forecasting and VHF Digital ...

Coast Guard Warns Winter Live AboardsAbout.com Sun, 26 Oct 2008 5:30 AM PDT If you live in a cold climate and are planning on living aboard your vessel this winter, you will want to heed the U.S. Coast Guard warnings to winter live...

CITY ROCKS THE BOAT ON DOCK SQUATTERS New York Post Sun, 26 Oct 2008 2:14 AM PDT The Anton family is not ready to sail off into the sunset - but the city says they have to ship out. For 18 years, George and Elena and their son, Edward, have lived on a 34-foot, two-room houseboat docked in a slip at the World's Fair Marina in...

Coast Guard, Chatham Fire Department, free grounded fishing boat Cape Cod Today - South Dennis, MA, USA This dramatic rescue yesterday afternoon around 4 required a Coast Guard swimmer to reach the stranded fishing boat due to high winds and shallow seas. ...

Eight pulled from lake after boat sinks New Zealand Herald - New Zealand Alert boaties plucked three adults and five children to safety from a sinking boat on Lake Te Anau on Saturday. Te Anau police said the boat got into ...

Tour Boat Passenger Spots Man in the Lake WBBM780 - Chicago, IL, USA CHICAGO -- A person aboard a Navy Pier-based cruise boat helped police and fire rescue a man who accidentally fell into Lake Michigan early Sunday. ...

Mount Laurel man acquitted in boating death The Philadelphia Inquirer Sat, 25 Oct 2008 10:20 PM PDT A Cecil County, Md., jury has acquitted a Mount Laurel man who was accused of being impaired by alcohol during a boating accident that killed a Philadelphia woman.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Safe boating program offered Sun Newspapers Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:00 PM PDT NORTH PORT — The last safe boating program offered this year by the U.S. Guard Auxiliary in North Port will be held Nov. 10, 12, 17 and 19. The program runs 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary station is located at 7030 Chancellor Drive in North Port. It is next to the Marina Park Boat Ramp, which is on the corner of Chancellor and Kenwood boulevards.

It's fun to take your pet boating, but be prepared Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL, USA By My Nassau Sun While it is great to take along pets for a day of boating, it is important to remember that they have needs while enjoying the ride. ...

Boating safety class begins Saturday The Daily Astorian - Astoria, OR, USA The About Boating Safety Course, a public safe boating class leading to a boater education card, will be taught in two sessions from 9 am to 1:30 pm ...

Three persons rescued from grounded yacht PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna, Bulgaria Three people have been transferred to hospital this evening with two suffering from shock after their yacht ran aground and was holed on the rocks at Horse ...

2 more suspects charged in Conn. boat death Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA Stonington police have arrested two more people in connection with the killing of a 29-year-old man on a boat docked in Mystic last month. ...

US Coast Guard boat brings stranded surfer to shore San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA A US Coast Guard boat this morning rescued an inexperienced surfer who was unable to ride the waves back to San Francisco's coast. ...

Derelict fishing boat could land owner in jail South Coast Today - New Bedford, MA, USA Mr. Frye said Friday evening his understanding of the process was that "I have to have the boat out of there by the 26th (of November). ...

Seven feared drowned in boat capsize in Orissa Times of India - India 25 Oct 2008, 2036 hrs IST, PTI MALKANGIRI(Orissa): Seven persons were feared drowned when the boat in which they were travelling capsized in a reservoir in ...

State Fines Maui Boat Company $542000 KITV.com - Honolulu, HI, USA HONOLULU -- A Maui boat company will have to pay $542000 in fines for damaging coral in Makena Bay. Two boats owned by Makena Boat Partners damaged coral ...

CENTRAL PA NEWS The Patriot-News Fri, 24 Oct 2008 9:19 PM PDT No additional searches have been held for a Fredericksburg man missing since Oct. 9 in a boating accident off the Delaware Coast, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said this week.

Boating Safety and Accidents News

BOATING SAFETY CLASSES Asbury Park Press Fri, 24 Oct 2008 3:37 AM PDT By Appointment: Bow to Stern - personalized/group boating instruction available. Fee $65. For more information call (732) 793-2517

Stricter boating guidelines surface Barrie Examiner Fri, 24 Oct 2008 4:13 AM PDT A coroner's jury has recommended stricter licensing and safety requirements for the more than 50,000 small commercial vessels operating in Canadian waters. The recommendations were [...]

Are Paddleboards ‘Vessels? Coast Guard Now Says They Are The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA LOG NEWS SERVICE — The Coast Guard has officially determined that paddleboards are vessels -- and, as such, they are now subject to federal boating safety ...

Boaters: Beware of cold water Canada NewsWire (press release) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada OTTAWA, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Transport Canada's Office of Boating Safety in partnership with Cold Water Boot Camp, an education campaign, would like to ...

Look for a professional boat captain online Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:48 AM PDT The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local non-profit boating organization to help keep our waterways safe – but time is running out.

Branson quits Atlantic sail record attempt Reuters UK - UK... said Friday he had abandoned an attempt to make the fastest crossing of the Atlantic in a mono-hull sailing yacht after damage from a severe storm. ...

Missing man s yacht found Wairarapa Times Age - Masterton, New Zealand By Jamie Morton and NZPA Family of a missing Masterton man are today searching with renewed hope for the novice sailor after his yacht was found on Tuesday ...

Man dies in fire aboard boat at Dorchester club Boston Globe - United States The fire, roaring when crews first arrived, was contained to the one boat, an old-fashioned, 36-foot vessel. Conroy, 64, who lived most recently in Pembroke ...

Coast Guard helicopter crash debris recovered off Honolulu Honolulu Advertiser Fri, 24 Oct 2008 4:14 AM PDT Salvage experts aboard the Navy ship Salvor have recovered the flight suit of a missing Coast Guard pilot and helicopter parts from the Sept. 4 ocean crash site, officials said yesterday. The bodies of three of the four Coast Guardsmen killed in the crash of the HH-65 Dolphin helicopter were recovered soon after the crash, the Coast Guard said. A pilot, Cmdr. Thomas Nelson, was never found.

Cecil Jury Acquites Man In Fatal Boating Accident CBS 13 Baltimore Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:36 AM PDT A Cecil County jury has acquitted a Mount Laurel, N.J., man who was accused of being impaired by alcohol during a boating accident that killed a Philadelphia woman.

Trial set for Calif. manslaughter suspect Mohave Valley Daily News Fri, 24 Oct 2008 2:41 AM PDT KINGMAN - A trial has been set for a California man charged with the death of a 10-year-old girl while boating on the Colorado River during the summer of 2007.

Judge denies bond in boat crash that killed 13-year-old Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach, SC, USA CONWAY -- Horry County Judge Larry Hyman denied bond this afternoon for Nicholas Macklen, 28, who was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary for an ...

51-foot sailboat runs aground in Pompano Beach Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA By Sallie James South Florida Sun-Sentinel A 51-foot sailboat with two people on board ran aground in the 1300 block of North Ocean Boulevard in Pompano ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

BOATING SAFETY CLASSES Asbury Park Press Fri, 24 Oct 2008 3:37 AM PDT By Appointment: Bow to Stern - personalized/group boating instruction available. Fee $65. For more information call (732) 793-2517


Boaters: Beware of cold water Canada NewsWire (press release) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada OTTAWA, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Transport Canada's Office of Boating Safety in partnership with Cold Water Boot Camp, an education campaign, would like to ...


Stricter boating guidelines surface Barrie Examiner Fri, 24 Oct 2008 4:13 AM PDT A coroner's jury has recommended stricter licensing and safety requirements for the more than 50,000 small commercial vessels operating in Canadian waters. The recommendations were [...]


Look for a professional boat captain online Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:48 AM PDT The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local non-profit boating organization to help keep our waterways safe – but time is running out.

KOHD(Photo: Corporal Neil Mackey) KOHD - Bend, OR, USA During the 2008 boating season, Deschutes County Marine patrol conducted 1155 boat patrol hours and 557 shore patrol hours. ..


Branson quits Atlantic sail record attempt Reuters UK - UK LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson said on Friday he had abandoned an attempt to make the fastest crossing of the Atlantic in a mono-hull sailing yacht ...


Are Paddleboards ‘Vessels? Coast Guard Now Says They Are The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA LOG NEWS SERVICE — The Coast Guard has officially determined that paddleboards are vessels -- and, as such, they are now subject to federal boating safety ...


Yachting: Heavy seas reduce classic yacht fleet New Zealand Herald - New Zealand Photo / Zoe Hawkins Almost half the fleet has pulled out of the annual Coastal Classic yacht race from Auckland to Russell. As of last evening, ...


Missing man s yacht found Wairarapa Times Age - Masterton,New Zealand By Jamie Morton and NZPA Family of a missing Masterton man are today searching with renewed hope for the novice sailor after his yacht was found on Tuesday ...


Man dies in fire aboard boat at Dorchester club Boston Globe - United States The fire, roaring when crews first arrived, was contained to the one boat, an old-fashioned, 36-foot vessel. Conroy, 64, who lived most recently in Pembroke ...


Cecil Jury Acquites Man In Fatal Boating Accident CBS 13 Baltimore Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:36 AM PDT A Cecil County jury has acquitted a Mount Laurel, N.J., man who was accused of being impaired by alcohol during a boating accident that killed a Philadelphia woman.


Coast Guard helicopter crash debris recovered off Honolulu Honolulu Advertiser Fri, 24 Oct 2008 4:14 AM PDT Salvage experts aboard the Navy ship Salvor have recovered the flight suit of a missing Coast Guard pilot and helicopter parts from the Sept. 4 ocean crash site, officials said yesterday. The bodies of three of the four Coast Guardsmen killed in the crash of the HH-65 Dolphin helicopter were recovered soon after the crash, the Coast Guard said. A pilot, Cmdr. Thomas Nelson, was never found.


51-foot sailboat runs aground in Pompano Beach Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA By Sallie James | South Florida Sun-Sentinel A 51-foot sailboat with two people on board ran aground in the 1300 block of North Ocean Boulevard in Pompano ...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Airboat Captain Cited In Tour Boat Sinking NBC 6 Miami Thu, 23 Oct 2008 0:07 AM PDT Wildlife officials have cited an airboat captain with failing to quickly report a boating accident in South Florida.

Calendar: Oct. 23 The Myrtle Beach Sun News Wed, 22 Oct 2008 9:38 PM PDT BOATING Oct. 25 The North Strand Soil & Power Squadron will offer a one-day safe boating class at the Little River United Methodist Church on Mineola Ave. in Little River from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of materials is $35 plus $5 for sharing a book. Coffee, doughnuts and light lunch will be provided. A certificate will be given upon passing the course. For more information, call 843-399-1342 ...

Polk County marine patrol honored Statesman Journal - Salem, OR ,USA The Polk County marine patrol offers boating safety education presentations at schools and for the public, Unger said.

USA. BoatU.S. & Marinalife form partnership to improve boating ... BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain Marinalife, the boating community's first cruising concierge and leading source of marina information, and BoatU.S., the nation's largest organization of

Sports : Safe Boating... All Summer Long SkyNewswire.com (press release) - Rotterdam, Netherlands (SkyNewswire.com)---In Canada, studies show boating is a safe family activity. Almost every problem we hear about is the result of a stupid decision ...

Boat owner woe being ramped up Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia Statistics show the state has more than 167000 registered boats, with 75 per cent used for fishing and 48 per cent of owners listing Port Phillip Bay as

The following story is one of the worst bits of reporting I have seen. There is a long thread about this on Sailnet.com. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/48187-anyone-know-who-owns-beached-boat.html This boat was actually deliberately destroyed by the owner to avoid berthing costs and cost of keeping the boat. The Coast Guard and local police are considering charges against this person and he will probably get a big bill from the state who will have to remove and dispose of the boat.

';Ghost ship' washes up on Hampton beachPortsmouth Herald News - Portsmouth,NH,USAA sailboat washed ashore on North Beach in Hampton earlier this week, and is still on the beach as of Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2008. ...

Now for the "real" news.

Yacht scandal blowing through UK press Independent Online Thu, 23 Oct 2008 7:06 AM PDT It was a scandal waiting to happen: a Greek holiday isle, a Russian oligarch with a gigantic yacht, and some of Britain's top politicians.

4 men aboard drifting yacht rescued Manila Bulletin - Philippines By YUL MALICSE Four foreigners — a vessel skipper and his three crewmen – were rescued last Wednesday by a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) team from a yacht ...

Six people rescued from sinking yacht Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia A Terrey Hills coastal patrol noticed the 11-metre yacht was in trouble near Palm Beach about 3.30pm today, police said. A police vessel came to the rescue ...

UK. Three people rescued from yacht holed on rocks BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain Three people have been transferred to hospital yesterday evening with two suffering from shock after their yacht ran aground and was holed on the rocks at ...

Man killed in Dorchester boat fire Boston Globe - United States "When firefighters pulled up they saw a large boat on fire with flames shooting in the air," said Steve MacDonald, fire department spokesman. ...

Correction to komonews.com story KOMO Seattle Wed, 22 Oct 2008 5:54 PM PDT In a komonews.com story about September's tragic boating collision on Lake Tapps, we inadvertently attributed a quote to Pierce County Prosecutors regarding the alleged criminal act.

Boat accidents: Five in hospital The Scotsman Wed, 22 Oct 2008 5:23 PM PDT FIVE people were taken to hospital last night after two separate boating accidents.

Coast Guard Rescues Men Who Fell Ill At Sea KGTV San Diego Thu, 23 Oct 2008 5:31 AM PDT SAN DIEGO -- Two men were hospitalized Thursday following separate rescues from vessels off the coast of San Diego County, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen Off Andros Island NBC 6 Miami Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:52 PM PDT The Coast Guard has rescued two men who have been missing since Saturday after their boat broke down near the Bahamas.

Colo. man drowns in Ga. lake 9NEWS.com - Denver, CO,USA Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender says Felix was boating with family members Saturday afternoon when he decided to go ...

19' Boat Blows Up in a Driveway BoatTEST.com - Stamford, CT, USA Just to prove that powerboaters aren’t the only careless people blowing themselves up on dry land - a man working on his sailboat at the Northside Marina in ...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Lifeboatmen called out to yacht off Hastings Rye and Battle Today - England,UK Coastguards contacted the RNLI following a distress call from a small yacht with two people on board. The boat had left the Medway at 4pm on Friday ...

Fishing boat with crew of 11 missing off Alaska The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a fish processing boat with 11 crew members on board is missing off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. ...

Man rescued from capsized boat on Richardson Bay San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA(10-21) 15:34 PDT RICHARDSON BAY -- A 22-year-old man was rescued from Richardson Bay after his boat capsized, authorities said today. ...

Body of drowned Colorado man found in Allatoona Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:10 AM PDT The body of a Colorado man who drowned in Lake Allatoona on Saturday was recovered from the lake Wednesday morning. Joel Felix, 33, of Windsor, Colo., was boating with family and friends near the Victoria Day Use Area when he decided to go swimming, Cherokee County sheriff's Sgt. Jay Baker said. "Mr. Felix apparently became fatigued and went under the water and never resurfaced," Baker said.

Man crashes boat in the Everglades 7 News Miami Wed, 22 Oct 2008 4:31 AM PDT WEST BROWARD, Fla. -- A South Florida man is recovering after a boating accident left him trapped in the Everglades.

Coast Guard rescues men from sinking tugboat 7 News Miami Wed, 22 Oct 2008 5:30 AM PDT KEY LARGO, Fla. -- The Coast Guard made a rescue off the Florida Keys when a tugboat began taking on water.

Coast Guard vet helped rescue boater Lake Sun Leader Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:05 PM PDT Ernest Venis, a 38-year member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, heard collision on the water and grabbed his boat keys as he dialed 9-1-1

Coast Guard, Huron County deputies rescue duck hunters The Saginaw News Tue, 21 Oct 2008 3:47 PM PDT SEBEWAING -- U.S. Coast Guard officials assisted Huron County sheriff's deputies in rescuing two duck hunters in an overturned boat on Saginaw Bay early today. Khristopher Cook, 43, of Morning View, Ky., and Ronald Erwin, 46, of Columbiaville were...

Two men rescued from barge taking on water The Philadelphia Inquirer Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:20 PM PDT A Coast Guard helicopter plucked two men from a distressed 72-foot research barge 14 miles off Cape May on Sunday. The Robert E. Hayes had taken on water and was drifting when crewman Colin Clement called the Coast Guard at 4:20 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boating Safet and Accident News

Boating seminar to be held at Cape Coral Yacht Club on Thursday The News-Press Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:06 AM PDT A Recreational Boating Seminar is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral.

ODNR has boating course this weekend Port Clinton News Herald Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:46 AM PDT Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft invites boaters and friends to register for an nine hour Ohio Boating Education Course 8 a. m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Sandusky ODNR Watercraft Office located at 1630 Sycamore Line, Sandusky.

Skipper fined after collision at sea writes off yacht Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand Timothy Oliver Cadell admitted two charges laid under the Maritime Transport Act after his boat Red Bull hit the yacht Catspaw near Robertson Island in the ...

Stuck yacht freed from under pier BBC News - UKA yachtsman who was rescued by a passenger ferry in rough seas three weeks ago got into trouble again when his vessel became stuck under a pier. ...

Abandoned boat found at Thetis Lake; search underway Canada.com - Don Mills, Ontario, Canada West Shore RCMP are searching Upper Thetis Lake after someone spotted an abandoned boat with camping gear. A 12- to 15-foot inflatable, hard bottomed boat ...

Man rescued from capsized boat on Richardson Bay San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA(10-21) 09:37 PDT RICHARDSON BAY -- A 38-year-old man was rescued from Richardson Bay after his boat capsized, authorities said today. ...

$1500 worth of boat motor parts stolen from Fort Myers business The News-Press - Fort Myers, FL, USA By Rachel Myers • rmyers@news-press.com • October 21, 2008 Lee County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a reported theft of several boat motor parts from ...

Boat fire under control near Albert Whitted Airport St. Petersburg Times Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:07 AM PDT[ A largo sail boat burns Monday afternoon at the St. Petersburg Marina. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, US Coast Guard were on the scene as a large column of black smoke could be seen in down town St. Petersburg. Firefighters used...

Five Lost in Disabled Boat Rescued by Coast Guard Washington Post Mon, 20 Oct 2008 4:52 PM PDT Five people in a disabled boat, who were seasick and lost in the early morning darkness in the Chesapeake Bay, were rescued yesterday by the Coast Guard and modern technology, according to authorities.

Same captain rescued again by Coast Guard WPVI-TV Philadelphia Tue, 21 Oct 2008 5:34 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard confirms a captain rescued Sunday from a disabled research vessel off the Atlantic coast was also the captain of a research vessel in which a crew member died during a storm off Delaware last spring.

Two plucked from water Windsor Star - Ontario, Canada A Michigan man operating his sailboat on Lake St. Clair observed the partially submerged boat, then noticed a man floating nearby, waving frantically. ...

4 Lifetime Pals Go Fishing, and Only One Comes Home New York Times - United States Their boat capsized, dumping them all into the cold waters of Mountain Lake. Mr. Generoso, reached the shore, but the three others drowned. ...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Agreement shores up link between NPS and Coast Guard Auxiliary Mohave Valley Daily News Mon, 20 Oct 2008 2:41 AM PDT BULLHEAD CITY - Volunteers of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have been assisting boaters on Lakes Mead and Mohave for decades. Now their relationship with the Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been formalized with an agreement between the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Coast Guard.

Boating Calendar Annapolis Capital - Annapolis, MD, USA PASADENA SAFETY COURSE: The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12 is conducting a Maryland Boating Safety course on Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 30, 6:30-7 pm, ...

Five Lost in Disabled Boat Rescued by Coast Guard Washington Post - United States By Martin Weil Five people in a disabled boat, who were seasick and lost in the early morning darkness in the Chesapeake Bay, were rescued yesterday by the ...

Dolphin boat sinks while helping others Corpus Christi Caller Times - Corpus Christi, TX, USA By Mike Baird (Contact) Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a dolphin sightseeing boat to flip and sink after it tried to help another boat ...

Fatal boating accident trial to begin in Md. WFMJ Youngstown Mon, 20 Oct 2008 6:04 AM PDT ELKTON, Md. (AP) - A Mount Laurel, N.J., man goes on trial Monday in Maryland in connection with a boating accident that killed a Philadelphia woman. Fifty-3-year-old Mark Rosati is charged with negligent homicide by vessel while under the influence and three related charges.

3 Brooklyn men die in boating accident The Post-Standard Mon, 20 Oct 2008 9:39 AM PDT BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a third Brooklyn teen drowned when a small fishing boat capsized was found by divers in a Catskill Mountains lake Monday morning.

Body of Patuxent boating accident victim recovered Baltimore Sun Mon, 20 Oct 2008 0:36 AM PDT The body of a St. Mary's County man who, along with three other men, was thrown overboard Oct. 12 when their speedboat capsized on the Patuxent River, was recovered Friday, said a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Sgt. Kenneth Turner, the spokesman, said an autopsy was being conducted on the body of Patrick G. Reiter, 39, of Mechanicsville. Turner said a 38-foot speedboat was ...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sailboat The News & Observer Mon, 20 Oct 2008 4:44 AM PDT The Coast Guard says it used a helicopter to lift three people off a stranded sailboat in an area of Oregon Inlet that was too shallow for a lifeboat.

Man dies while boating in Sooke Basin Canada.com - Don Mills, Ontario, Canada A 61-year-old Victoria man died yesterday while boating in the Sooke Basin. William Thomas Wood and two companions, whose names have not been released, ...

Fire Damages Several Boats Inside Aventura Marina NBC6.net - Miami, FL, USA Officials said the second occurred on Jan. 13 when an engine exploded on a boat outside the building. One person received some minor burns in that incident.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating course offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary The Monterey County Herald Sat, 18 Oct 2008 2:02 PM PDT A four-week basic boating course, "About Boating Safely," is being offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 23 at the Coast Guard Station-Monterey, 100 Lighthouse Ave. There is a $35 textbook which must be purchased before the first class.

Migrant boat sinks in Albania; at least 2 dead International Herald Tribune - France AP TIRANA, Albania: An overcrowded boat carrying illegal migrants capsized Sunday in a lake in southern Albania, killing a woman and her 3-month-old baby, ...

Three rescued from sinking boat BBC News - UK The men had no life-jackets and their boat was rapidly filling with water. The coastguard rescue helicopter responded to their 999 call and directed a ...

Man tossed from boat, killed in Great South Bay Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA Bruce Grimminger, 41, of Center Moriches, suffered head and chest injuries after being tossed from the boat when it veered severely, Suffolk County police ...

Fire Rips Through A Yacht Docked Near Belhaven B&B; No Injuries Reported WITN 7 North Carolina Sun, 19 Oct 2008 8:00 AM PDT A frightening morning for boaters in Beaufort County as fire ripped through their yacht.

Man dies while boating in Sooke Basin Victoria Times Colonist Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:29 AM PDT A 61-year-old Victoria man died yesterday while boating in the Sooke Basin.

Woman who lost leg awarded $4.3M Today's News-Herald Sat, 18 Oct 2008 10:29 PM PDT A Southern California jury said a woman that lost her leg in a boating accident on Lake Havasu is entitled to $4.3 million. The decision was reached Thursday in a West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Coast Guard Rescues 5 People From Bay ABC 2 Baltimore Sun, 19 Oct 2008 9:13 AM PDT The Coast Guard rescued five people from the Chesapeake Bay Sunday morning after their boat became disabled.

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Boating: Nautical terms have origins that go back centuries The News-Press - Fort Myers, FL, USA English is a flexible language and a myriad of the words we use today are derived from the expressions of our early sailors encountered around the globe. ...

Area waterways officer receives statewide award Republican & Herald - Pottsville, PA, USA Basic Boating Course. An active member in the Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Association, Slutter often represents the PFBC as a basic boating and canoeing ...

Boating course offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek, CA, USAA four-week basic boating course, "About Boating Safely," is being offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 7:30 to 9:30 pm Thursdays beginning Oct. 23 at ...

Be careful boating, buoys being taken outThe Capital Times Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:44 PM PDTNavigational buoys are starting to be pulled out of the Yahara chain of lakes, so late-season boaters are urged to use caution when boating on Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa. Buoy removal usually takes several weeks, concluding in early to mid-November. Notices of the buoys being taken out lake to lake are posted on lake access sites as the process progresses. Water levels are also ...

Boating Safety Week a Success Despite Weather InterruptionPlatinum News Online - Tortola,British Virgin IslandsThe Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) today declared Boating Safety Week a success despite weather interruptions. The week culminated today with a ...

Second deep-sea rescue a success for USCGNewport News-Times Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:44 AM PDTBlue-eyed and blond, Beth Slade is the mother of two little girls. Almost-2-year-old Emma and just-turned-4 Sara get to stay with Grandma during the day, though, because Mom helps rescue people for the U.S. Coast Guard.

One killed in boating accident off Bellport Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA BY KEITH HERBERT keith.herbert@newsday.com One person was killed Saturday after being thrown from a 30-foot speedboat in the Great South Bay off Bellport, ...

Blame spreads in fatal boat crash Sandusky Register - OH, USA By CORY FROLIK Saturday, October 18, 2008 2:43 AM EDT Kevin Lake, 24, of Norwalk, may face criminal charges for allegedly piloting the boat Ben Miller was ...

Three rescued from sinking boat Victoria Police - Australia Three people were rescued two kilometres off Point Cook this morning after their boat sunk in 14 metres of water. Around 11am the three were on board a 17 ...

Father files lawsuit in son's boating deathThe Spokesman-Review Fri, 17 Oct 2008 6:37 PM PDTDanial Newlon struggled to learn whether his 13-year-old son was dead or alive after getting a brief phone call and seeing a blip on the news about a boating accident last July on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Carlin Bay.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating tip: Oct. 17, 2008 TCPalm - West Palm Beach, FL, USA To minimize the risk of CO poisoning, keep people away from engine and generator exhaust and install CO alarms in your boat. Warning signs can include ...

OHP offers free boating safety class Ada Evening News Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:59 PM PDT The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be conducting a free Boat Oklahoma boating safety class on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Pontotoc Technology Center located at 601 W. 33rd Street in Ada, Oklahoma.

Outdoors Calendar: Oct. 17, 2008 TCPalm - West Palm Beach, FL, USA Saturday: Safe-boating course, US Coast Guard Auxiliary Fort Pierce, 8:30 am to 5 pm at USCG Auxiliary Building, 1400 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. ...

Boating rules to reduce erosion along Willamette The Oregonian Thu, 16 Oct 2008 4:31 PM PDT The Oregon Marine Board has approved new recreation rules to limit erosion along the lower Willamette River. At its Tuesday meeting in Bend, the board approved a "Slow-No-Wake" maximum of 5 mph within 100 feet of private docks, boathouses or...

Yacht adrift at Thorpe Bay rescued by the RNLI Essex Echo - Basildon, Essex,UK AN RNLI lifeboat was sent to rescue an unmanned yacht drifting towards the busy shipping lane off of Thorpe Bay. The Southend RNLI lifeboat was launched ...

Union, Rocky Mount men injured as boats collide, water patrol reports News-Leader.com - Springfield, MO, USA The collision occurred when Huff’s bass boat ran into the right side of the cruiser that Hooper was operating, the patrol reported.

Venice news briefs: 42-foot boat stolen from behind home Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL, USA SARASOTA -- Thieves hotwired an electrical boat lift, lowered a 42-foot Sea Ray into the water and quietly motored away with the $600000 boat on Sunday, ...

Capsized Mullet Key boater still missing St. Petersburg Times Fri, 17 Oct 2008 5:21 AM PDT FORT DESOTO -- The U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for a person whose empty fishing boat was found capsized off Mullet Key on Thursday morning. His or her identity remains unknown. Coast Guard petty officer Robert Simpson said officials...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Calendar: Oct. 16 The Myrtle Beach Sun News Wed, 15 Oct 2008 9:40 PM PDT BOATING Oct. 25 The North Strand Soil & Power Squadron will offer a one-day safe boating class at the Little River United Methodist Church on Mineola Ave. in Little River from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of materials is $35 plus $5 for sharing a book. Coffee, donuts and light lunch will be provided. A certificate will be given upon passing the course. For more information call 843-399-1342 or ...

Coast Guard urges safety precautions Newport News-Times Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:04 AM PDT With more heavy weather in store for the Pacific Northwest, the Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to take extreme caution when on or near the water.

Boaters Invited to Learn About Green Boating The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA NEWPORT BEACH – Boat owners and those interested in local environmental issues are encouraged to become involved in a newly launched program that brings the ...

';Shoalhaven Estuary Safe Boating Plan 2008-2012' NSW Maritime Power Boat - World - Australia Maritime’s Acting General Manager of Recreational Boating Scott Kidd said the Safe Boating Plan was the product of extensive community input and aimed to ...

Sailboat Racing Seminar Attracts Crowd at Bahia Corinthian YC The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA The first one, Sailboat Racing 101, was aimed toward first-time racers and covered the basics of getting on the water. Basic ratings, rating adjustments and ...

Search Continues For Occupants Of Sunken Boat Found Near Fort DeSoto Tampa Tribune - Tampa, FL, USA Mystery surrounds the sunken boat that was found this morning by Pinellas County sheriff's deputies. No one has been reported overdue and no distress calls ...

Douglas County deputies arrest suspect in boat theft Carson Times - Reno, NV, USA A 49-year-old Gardnerville bartender was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a motorboat from a Gardnerville Ranchos home during the summer, ...


Fast freeze on Kuskokwim catches boaters by surprise Alaska Public Radio Network Wed, 15 Oct 2008 6:53 PM PDT Residents on the Kuskokwim River were surprised by a quick freeze this week. The River was ice-free on Saturday, but overnight big chunks of ice appeared, making boating conditions dangerous. Now the river is nearly bank-to-bank ice. Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel Download Audio (MP3)

Coast Guard rescues two from sailboat Anchorage Daily News Thu, 16 Oct 2008 1:23 AM PDT JUNEAU -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two mariners stranded aboard a sailboat when the vessel's propulsion and steering systems were disabled.

Coast Guard rescues 3 off Egmont Key in Pinellas WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News Wed, 15 Oct 2008 2:58 PM PDT Coast Guard crews say 27-year-old Bart Hauke took his two friends, 49-year-old Eric Houtz and 46-year-old Robert Keliher, out on his 17-foot boat.

Sailboat scare at Willand Pond: Good Samaritans aid woman whose ... Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover, NH, USA By JASON CLAFFEY SOMERSWORTH — Two Good Samaritans pulled a woman to safety on Willand Pond Wednesday afternoon after her sailboat tipped over and became ...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Community News Briefs Bridgeton News Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:00 PM PDT COMMERCIAL TWP. Flotilla 34 will conduct a one-day boating safety class at Barnacle Bills, 4584 Route 47, Delmont, on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fees are $50 per person.

Boating courses The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark, NJ, USA Newly revised one day boating safety course being held October 25th, November 1st and November 22nd at Shark River Coast Guard Station, Avon NJ by USCG ...

Yacht crew rescued from shark-infested waters Otago Daily Times Tue, 14 Oct 2008 2:38 PM PDT The Robinson Crusoe Island Resort in Fiji supplied these pictures of rescued crew of the yacht Timella and their rescuers from the catamaran Ocealys. read the story: Councillor in shipwreck drama

Skipper slams "disgusting" Fijian rescue effort NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:35 PM PDT The skipper of a yacht that sank off Fiji on Sunday has slammed rescue authorities there for a "disgusting" response.

Two men rescued from sunken boat The News Herald - Panama City,FL,USA... men doing maintenance work under the Dupont Bridge near Air Force Base were rescued from the water just minutes ago after the boat they were using sank. ...

Dive Boat Runs Aground Near John U. Lloyd State Park Local10.com - Miami,FL,USA An 80-foot dive boat ran aground just off John U. Lloyd State Park Tuesday afternoon. The United States Coast Guard said the Nekton Rorqual had steering ...

Man injured when boat jumps break wall Charlevoix Courier Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:18 AM PDT A Grawn man was injured Wednesday evening in a boating accident on Lake Charlevoix.

Coast Guard rescues sailor off Southern California The Fresno Bee Wed, 15 Oct 2008 9:25 AM PDT A sailor stranded at sea on a solo cruise from Hawaii to the mainland has been rescued by the Coast Guard some 100 miles off Southern California. Read comments

Three rescued off Fort De Soto St. Petersburg Times Wed, 15 Oct 2008 8:06 AM PDT Three adults whose boat capsized off Fort De Soto this morning are being rescued by the Coast Guard, officials said. The stranded boaters made a 911 call just after 10 a.m. It was so brief that officials at first thought...

Boating While Intoxicated Bay Net - Lexington Park, MD, USA On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 pm, the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged Gustav A. Mullins, 32 of Nanjemoy, with operating a vessel while under the ...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Boating Safety And Accident News

Four Seasons: Safe-boating course offered in off-season Canton Repository (subscription) - Canton, OH,US ABY GARY BROWN Stark County Power Squadron will offer safe boating classes to sail and power boaters beginning Oct. 21. The four-session "America's Boating ...

Boating safe - what guests need to know Suffolk News-Herald - Suffolk, VA, USA The day outing could not have gone better until the boat hit a “loggerhead” and the man was thrown from the control station. The wife had never piloted ...

Boating Safety Course: Penrith City Star - Penrith, Australia Boating Safety Course: Presented by NSW Martime, presentation and tests for general and personal water craft, St Marys Leagues Club, Monday October 20, 6pm. ...

Mayday answered by second yacht Yachting and Boating World Tue, 14 Oct 2008 4:04 AM PDT A three-strong yacht's crew shipwrecked in shark infested waters off Fiji were rescued and taken to a tropical island resort - named after Robinson Crusoe.

Deputies investigating Jensen Beach man's claim someone stole his boat Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL, USA By Zach Smith JENSEN BEACH — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a man’s claim someone stole a boat out of his locked garage. ...

Coast Guard Abandons Rescue of Man Ejected From Boat Washington Post - United States Turner said the boat was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when it capsized. Investigators have not yet determined what caused the crash, he said. ...

Local man dies in boating accident Cheboygan Daily Tribune Mon, 13 Oct 2008 9:12 PM PDT CHEBOYGAN - A Cheboygan man known as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing died Sunday in a boating accident.

Blainville man dies in boat accident Montreal Gazette Tue, 14 Oct 2008 3:36 AM PDT A boating accident on the St. Lawrence River has claimed the life of 53-year-old Blainville boat dealer Laurent Lemay. Lemay apparently lost control of his high-speed twin-hulled speedboat Sunday afternoon near St. Sulpice, about 40 kilometres downstream from Montreal. The boat flipped, spilling Lemay and his two passengers into the chilly waters. His daughter Anne-Marie, 19, and boyfriend ...

Boat smashes into dock on Michigan river; 3 killed The Associated Press(AP) — Authorities say a jet boat that was spotted zipping across a Michigan river smashed into a dock, killing three people and seriously injuring a fourth ...

3 survive boating accident: Troopers: Wearing life jackets helped ... Kenai Peninsula Online - Kenai, AK, USA By Joseph Robertia Peninsula Clarion If you're not going to know where you are, it pays to at least be prepared for an emergency -- a lesson three boaters ...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety Week Being Observed in the BVI this Week Platinum News Online - Tortola, British Virgin Islands Boating Safety Week will be officially declared open this morning at 9:30 with a ceremony at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall. The week is being observed ...

Coast Guard patrols waterways, emphasizes boat safety through Columbus Day Sun-Sentinel Mon, 13 Oct 2008 0:24 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard and several other public safety agencies have been patrolling the waterways, conducting safety checks and looking out for people who are boating unsafely or while intoxicated through today.

Winterizing your sailboat yourself - a checklist By ozesailor Before you start winterizing your sailboat, you need to make some important decisions. How and where are you going to store the boat? If you intend to haul the boat out of the water, where are you going to store it? if you have to leave ...

Wild Goose yacht evacuated during small fire Orange County Register Sun, 12 Oct 2008 5:56 PM PDT The yacht, once owned by actor John Wayne, sustained minor damage, preliminary reports suggest.

Boat Catches on Fire WJHG-TV - Panama City,FL,USA Just hours after taking his boat for a Sunday afternoon spin, one Panama City Beach man found it up in flames, and now that man is left with this charred ...

Briton drowns in fall from Amsterdam boat Independent - London,England,UK The 27-year-old Scottish man was on a hotel boat docked in the city's Sumatrakade waterfront area when he fell overboard. Two police officers and a fellow ...

3 injured in western Pennsylvania boat explosion Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, PA, USA Three people are in the hospital after a boat they were on in a western Pennsylvania lake exploded. Somerset County rescue workers say two people were flown ...

5 dead as boat sinks off Sulu GMA news.tv - Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Five people, three of them minors, were killed while one was still missing after the boat they were riding capsized off Pata ...

Coast Guard suspends search for Fredericksburg man missing in boating mishap The Patriot-News Mon, 13 Oct 2008 9:18 AM PDT The search for a Fredericksburg man still missing from a boating accident Thursday morning off the Delaware Coast has been suspended by the Coast Guard.

Regional Digest The Capital Mon, 13 Oct 2008 10:28 AM PDT BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly fell into the Patuxent River after a boating accident. The Coast Guard said the man was one of four people thrown into the water from a 35-foot cigarette boat after it struck a sand bar near Point Patient yesterday.

Boaters Rescued By Coast Guard Off Coronado KGTV San Diego Mon, 13 Oct 2008 8:46 AM PDT CORONADO, Calif. -- Two boaters rescued off Coronado by the U.S. Coast Guard were recovering Monday from mild hypothermia, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard searches for man Montreal Gazette Sun, 12 Oct 2008 8:06 PM PDT A 53-year-old Blainville resident disappeared when his high-speed twin-hulled boat flipped over in the St. Lawrence River near St. Sulpice, about 40 kilometres east of Montreal. Police say Laurent Lemay was travelling at a high speed about 4:30 Tuesday afternoon when his boat turned over violently, and ejected all three of the passengers. Blainville resident Anne-Marie Lemay, 19, and Maxime ...

Young wife drowns in boating tragedy The Times - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Police divers recovered the body of 20-year-old Kelly-Anne Duvenhage yesterday morning after a boating accident on Saturday night, in which Duvenhage fell ...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety Key During Columbus Day Weekend CBS4 Miami Sun, 12 Oct 2008 6:16 AM PDT Marine patrol officers plan keep a close eye on boaters during the long holiday weekend particularly during Columbus Day Regatta in Biscayne Bay and the unsanctioned party held at the same time on the water near Elliott Key.

Boating Calendar The Capital Sun, 12 Oct 2008 5:39 AM PDT ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOWS: The City Dock will host the U.S. Sailboat Show (today-tomorrow) and U.S. Powerboat Show (Oct. 16-19). Tickets are available online at www.usboat.com

Boating: Learning on the fly not acceptable when on the water The News-Press Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:15 PM PDT It is essential that you be trained to operate the boat you are going to pilot.

Water patrol warns of carbon monoxide dangers The Springfield News-Leader Sun, 12 Oct 2008 8:33 AM PDT The Missouri Water Patrol is warning Missouri boating enthusiasts of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Coalition hosts fishing, boating forumGoErie.com - Erie,PA,USA The Northwest Pennsylvania Sportsmen's Coalition will host the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission on Wednesday for a public forum on current issues of ...

Boating safety courses The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark,NJ,USA These one day courses satisfy the requirements for the NJ state mandated Boating Safety Certificate. Due to limited seating advance registration is required ...

Swimmer hit by police boat The Canberra Times - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia A woman was treated for ''minor injuries'' on Saturday after being hit by a police boat on Lake Burley Griffin. Police, who have issued only sketchy details ...

Boat partly sinks after barge hit Cincinnati.com - Cincinnati, OH, USA DOWNTOWN - A boat partially sank in the Ohio River on Friday night after it clipped a barge, according to the US Coast Guard. The accident took place around ...

5 injured in LI boat collision Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA NEW YORK - Five people are recovering from a boat collision in the waters off Long Island. Police in Nassau County say a 29-foot motorboat hit a 22-footer ...

Three die in St. Clair River boating accident Detroit News Sat, 11 Oct 2008 4:16 PM PDT CLAY TOWNSHIP -- The sole survivor of a Friday night boating accident is in serious condition Saturday evening after being transported to the University of Michigan Hospital for surgery, St. Clair County Sheriff's officials said.

Alcohol use probed in boat crash that killed 3 Detroit Free Press - United States The boat was a 21-foot, open cockpit Polaris. It was completely destroyed, except for the motor, Lt. William J. Krul, a commander with the St. Clair ...

Coast Guard: Boat hit barge, not vice versa The Cincinnati Enquirer Sat, 11 Oct 2008 3:49 PM PDT DOWNTOWN — A boat partially sank in the Ohio River on Friday night after it clipped a barge, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Alcohol use probed in boat crash that killed 3 on St. Clair RiverDetroit Free Press Sat, 11 Oct 2008 6:08 AM PDTUPDATED AT 1:20 P.M.: Alcohol may have been a factor in a boating accident that killed three people Friday night and injured a fourth on the north channel of the St. Clair River in Clay Township.

Boat hit by barge, sinks in Ohio RiverCincinnati.com - Cincinnati,OH,USAA boat partially sank in the Ohio River last night after it was clipped by a barge, according to the Cincinnati Police Department. ...

Family in boat stalked by 5m great white sharkNEWS.com.au - AustraliaBy David Nankervis A FAMILY stalked in their boat by a great white shark off Adelaide yesterday say they feared for swimmers at a nearby beach. ...

Boat crash report casts doubt on who was drivingSandusky Register - OH, USABy CORY FROLIK Saturday, October 11, 2008 2:22 AM EDT Provided photo Ben Miller and Emily Jones at Lyman Harbor on the night of the boat crash that killed ...

Fatal boating accident leaves three dead, one in critical conditionTimes Herald Sat, 11 Oct 2008 6:03 AM PDTA boating accident resulted in three deaths and left another victim in critical condition on Friday evening.

Body of Seattle man killed in September boating accident is found in Lake PowellThe Salt Lake Tribune Sat, 11 Oct 2008 1:01 AM PDTPark rangers have found the remains of a Seattle man who drowned last month at Lake Powell. The body of Luke Rogers, 19, surfaced Thursday afternoon, said Max King, a spokesman for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Grawn man injured after boat jumps break wallPetoskey News-Review Sat, 11 Oct 2008 0:01 AM PDTA Grawn man was injured Wednesday evening in a boating accident on Lake Charlevoix.

Coast Guard On Scene Of Sinking BoatThe Tampa Tribune Sat, 11 Oct 2008 9:19 AM PDTA U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter is hovering over a 46-foot cabin cruiser that is taking on water and in immediate danger of capsizing some 40 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fire burning aboard former coast guard vesselCTV.ca Sat, 11 Oct 2008 9:06 AM PDTA fire is burning today aboard a former coast guard ship moored in Halifax harbour. Firefighters say that nobody is aboard the 70-metre vessel, which was called the Sir Charles Tupper before being sold to private interests.

Coast Guard, fire department rescue sailorKingston Whig-Standard Fri, 10 Oct 2008 5:45 PM PDTA Harrowsmith man was wet but unhurt after he fell off a boat near Garden Island, a small island just off the north shore of [...]

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Greek prime minister calls for EU coast guard EARTHtimes.org Fri, 10 Oct 2008 8:37 AM PDT Valletta, Malta - Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said Friday that the European Union needs to strengthen its border patrols, and eventually create a European Coast Guard. Speaking after talks with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in Malt...

Coast Guard Auxiliary's Safe Boating Class Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck - Bismarck, ND, USA About Boating Safely (ABS) will be taught by members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary on Oct. 11 starting at 9:30am at Moritz Sport & Marine, ...

Boating Safety During the Winter About.com Thu, 09 Oct 2008 6:45 PM PDT The Coast Guard is urging boaters to take extreme caution when on or near the water, particularly when heavy weather is in store in places such as the Pacific Northwest....

Boating Safety Key During Columbus Day Weekend CBS4 Miami Fri, 10 Oct 2008 6:53 AM PDT Safety will be stressed as marine patrol officers keep a close eye on boaters particularly during this weekend's Columbus Day Regatta in Biscayne Bay and the unsanctioned party held at the same time on the water near Elliott Key.

In the Wake: Discover Boating Sebastian Sun - Sebastian, FL, USA11: The About Boating Safely course, presented by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Sebastian, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the American Legion Post, 807 Louisiana ...

State eases restrictions on St. Johns boatingOrlando Sentinel Fri, 10 Oct 2008 6:32 AM PDTNow that water levels on the St. Johns River are below flood stage, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday that it has lifted restrictions that prohibited vessels from operating on parts of the river. The Mullet Lake Park and Lemon Bluff areas remain no-wake zones, and boaters are required to operate at idle speed there. Restrictions were put in place in August

Boating tip: Oct. 10, 2008 Sebastian Sun - Sebastian, FL, USA Boaters should be aware of signs with instructions for proper speed. Most boating and fishing retail stores carry pamphlets that illustrate the speed zones ...

USA. RBFF to feature Boating and Fishing Education Programs at ... BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar,Spain The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will join nearly 10000 park and recreation leaders, advocates and suppliers Oct. 14 – 18 in Baltimore, ...

Abandoned yacht still floating eight months on NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News Thu, 09 Oct 2008 10:29 PM PDT A yacht abandoned off Northland eight months ago when its crew mutinied is still floating around the Pacific.

Yacht used by JFK for sale at Annapolis boat show Boston Globe Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:28 PM PDT The sailboat John F. Kennedy called his "floating White House" is for sale this weekend at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis.

Man Missing After Boat Capsizes off Delaware Coast FOXNews - USA Three boat crews and a helicopter are searching for a man reported missing after an 18-foot boat capsized off Lewes, the Coast Guard said Friday. ...

Empty boat found in Connecticut River prompts search by ...The Republican - MassLive.com - Springfield,MA,USAby The Republican Newsroom By GEORGE GRAHAM SPRINGFIELD - An empty fishing boat found stranded on a sandbar in the Connecticut River Friday morning prompted ...

Leaping Dolphin Knocks Mansfield Woman Unconscious While Boating In Florida 19 Action News Cleveland Fri, 10 Oct 2008 6:32 AM PDT EDGEWATER, Fla. - A woman was hospitalized in Florida after a dolphin leaped aboard the boat she was in, knocking her unconscious.

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking vessel in Prince William Sound Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Fri, 10 Oct 2008 9:19 AM PDT ANCHORAGE -- A 67-year-old man is safe thanks to a rescue from the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard steps up campaign for early warning from ships in trouble Alaska Public Radio Network Thu, 09 Oct 2008 7:23 PM PDT A series of incidents in Alaska waters recently has prompted the Coast Guard to step up its campaign to get vessel skippers and owners to report when something goes wrong at sea. Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak Download audio

US Coast Guard rescues 6 fishermen off Oahu KHNL News 8 Honolulu Thu, 09 Oct 2008 1:59 PM PDT HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it's rescued six fishermen from a disabled vessel bout six miles off Oahu's Mokapu Point. The Coast Guard used an 87-foot patrol boat for the 6 a.m. rescue Thursday.

Two dead, others hospitalized in boating accident San Diego Union Tribune - United States AP PRINCETON BY THE SEA – Two people are dead and two others hospitalized after a boating accident in rough seas near Half Moon Bay. ...

68-year-old San Jose man identified as drowning victim San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA Two people who died in a boating accident Sunday near Mavericks Beach have been identified by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office as a 68-year-old San ...

Dramatic sailboat rescue off the Algarve coast Euro Weekly News - Malaga, Spain Within two minutes of receiving the call, Captain Lazaros was on the bridge, directing the ship to proceed to the stricken sailboat. The distress call was ...