Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard: Don't Go In The Water WBZ Boston Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:34 AM PST Now that we're approaching winter the Coast Guard has a friendly and important reminder for everyone - stay out of the water.

DA charges two in boy's boating death The Casper Star Tribune - Casper, WY, USA Prosecutors charged two men Friday in connection with a collision on Alcova reservoir this summer that killed an 11-year-old boy. Note: the e-mail sent will

Boat Capsizes Leaving One Texan Missing KBMT ABC 12 - Port Arthur, TX, USA Authorities say a boat overturned on Lake Ray Hubbard Saturday. Two men were rescued and taken to the hospital, but one man has not been found. ...

DNR police investigate submerged boat Examiner.com - USA... the owner was contacted and no one in his family is missing. He says the incident is being investigated as a boating accident and a possible boat theft.

6 rescued from sinking boat off NJ coast 6abc.com - Philadelphia, PA, USA CAPE MAY, NJ - November 30, 2008 (WPVI) -- The Coast Guard, with the help of some Good Samaritans, rescued six people aboard a boat off the coast of Cape ...

Sequim man presumed dead after crab boat capsizes Northwest Cable News - Portland, OR, USA A 55-year-old Sequim man is believed to have drowned Friday after a crab boat capsized off the Oregon coast. One person was able to escape when the boat ...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel off Moloka'i Honolulu Advertiser Sun, 30 Nov 2008 3:01 AM PST The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted three men from a disabled sailing vessel approximately four and a half miles east of Moloka├ži last night.

Coast Guard: Two Found Dead In Capsized Boat CBS 13 Sacramento Sat, 29 Nov 2008 9:18 PM PST The U.S. Coast Guard says two men have been found dead in a boat that was discovered capsized in steep swells off California's central coast. The Coast Guard launched a search for possible victims after being notified around 10:00 a.m. Saturday that a boat was overturned about one nautical mile from Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay.

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Warm clothes, a life jacket, an ice boat, and nerves of steel: if you have these, you're ready to experience one of ... Erie Times-News Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:15 PM PST It's not an easy ride to find. Ice boating requires a specific set of geographic and weather conditions, and Presque Isle Bay in Erie, Pa., is one of the best places because:

18 Dead in Winter Waters - No Lifejackets Sail World - Mandalong, NSW, Australia For instance, in the cold waters of northeastern USA, since Labor Day, the Coast Guard reports that there have been already 18 boating fatalities.

Coast Guard helicopter rescues 3 from capsized boat Seattle Post-Intelligencer Fri, 28 Nov 2008 9:52 PM PST A Coast Guard helicopter has rescued three people from a capsized boat in Dabob Bay near Quilcene.


Man rescued by Coast Guard then arrested WINK TV Southwest Florida Fri, 28 Nov 2008 9:39 AM PST The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from his boat that had run aground in the Caloosahatchee River on Wednesday, then realized that man had a warrant out for his arrest.

Plane crashes after hitting sailboat mast in Tampa Sailing Florida - Orlando, FL, USA Two trips, one in a 35-foot sailboat and one one an aerobatic plane, unfortunately crossed paths Friday when the low-flying plane clipped the boat's 50 foot ...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Previous stories about boating accidents involving bar crossings The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA Thirty-six of those deaths - or about 5 percent - occurred in Oregon, many on or near bars, said Dan Shipman, recreational boating safety specialist for the ...

Overcrowding contributed to boating accident Nebraska City News Press - Nebraska City, NE, USA By Grace Johnson New details have emerged relating to a boating accident that claimed the life of an Omaha man Saturday morning. Ignacio Roman-Bahena, 37, ...

Community service for boating tragedy deaths Auckland stuff.co.nz - Auckland, New Zealand The former Devonport resident charged over an Anzac Day boating tragedy which claimed the lives of his two children has been sentenced to 250 hours ...

Yacht rescue drama off Lancing coast Worthing Today Fri, 28 Nov 2008 4:15 AM PST A STRICKEN yacht was towed to safety after its engines failed off the Lancing coast in high seas and gale-force winds. (27/11/2008 15:40:33)

Much Beloved Icon of Yacht Charter Industry Andreas Liveras Killed in Terorist Attacks of MumbaiSYS-CON Media Fri, 28 Nov 2008 7:43 AM PSTIt is with much regret that Liveras Yachts must announce the death of our Chairman Andreas Liveras who was killed during the terrorist attacks which have been taking place in Mumbai over the last 24 hours. Not only was Andreas one of the great entrepreneurs and characters of the yachting business; he was also a much loved and respected father, grand father and friend. He will be greatly missed ...

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I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving holiday.

Our Neighbor: Woman honored by DNR Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs, IA, USA "It is not uncommon for 911 to place its first call to Pauline when there is a boating safety issue on the Missouri River," said Reiss. ...

Duck hunters out in numbers, urged to wear life jackets WMBB-TV - Panama City, FL, USA Like anyone who goes out boating, Harvey said, duck hunters should always tell a family member their intended location and when they expect to return. ...

N. Idaho man missing, 2 rescued in boat fire Fort Mills Times - Fort Mill, SC,USA RATHDRUM, Idaho — Police say 41-year-old northern Idaho man is missing and two others were rescued after a portable heater ignited a boat fire on Lake Pend ...

Boat Catches Fire On Sacramento RiverCBS13.com - Sacramento,CA,USA SACRAMENTO (CBS13) ― A boat on the Sacramento River caught fire this morning, threatening other boats. At around 10 am, Thursday, Sacramento City Fire says ...

Coast Guard: Crab boat towed to safety in Oregon Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA AP PORTLAND -- The Coast Guard says a 17-foot crab boat that ran aground at the Columbia River bar and was taking on water over the stern has been towed to ...

Fla. couple thankful, saved off sinking boat in SC Fort Mills Times - Fort Mill,SC,USA CHARLESTON, SC — A husband, wife and their dog are especially thankful this Thanksgiving after a passing boat saved them from their sinking sailboat in ...

Is this a boating accident or a hunting accident? You decide.

Dog Blamed For Shooting Owner In The Leg Q13 FOX Seattle Wed, 26 Nov 2008 1:14 PM PST TILLAMOOK-- A Tillamook-area man was injured Saturday as he was boating with his dog. The man spent the morning duck hunting when his shotgun was discharged. Officials say his dog may have triggered the shot. The man was struck in the leg as he was outside his boat. According to officials, the 23 year old man was hunting with his brother when the incident happened. He brought along ...

Cruisers Attacked in Ecuador and Venezuela The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA In Ecuador, the noted guidebook author Eric Baicy and his girlfriend Sherrell Watson had anchored their 31-foot sailboat Sarana in the small lee of Punta ...

Sailboat sinks after crashing into jetty Charleston Post Courier - Charleston, SC, USA The US Coast Guard said a 63-foot long sailboat crashed into a jetty in the morning and then disappeared underwater within a half hour. ...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boating Safety and Accdents News

Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution during duck season WCBD-TV Charleston Tue, 25 Nov 2008 3:46 PM PST The Coast Guard reminds boaters to exercise caution while on the water throughout South Carolina for the upcoming five-day duck season beginning Wednesday.

'They left all their wet clothes' Independent Online Wed, 26 Nov 2008 2:34 AM PST Blood on an empty yacht's deck while an emergency radio beacon blared below confronted early morning NSRI rescuers.

Manatee safety zones see little success Florida Today Wed, 26 Nov 2008 4:29 AM PST Seven years after go-slow boating zones took effect in most of Brevard County, about the same number of manatees are dying after colliding with boats.

Omaha man dies in boating accident Nebraska City News Press - Nebraska City, NE, USA An Omaha man was confirmed dead after a boating accident Saturday morning, Nov. 22, in the Missouri River south of Nebraska City. Ignacio Roman-Bahena, 37, ...

Coast Guard is checking crab boats The World Wed, 26 Nov 2008 8:51 AM PST Thirteenth Coast Guard District personnel will conduct vessel safety spot checks and voluntary dockside exams in various ports this week prior to the opening of the Oregon and Washington Dungeness crab season.

Coast Guard, Sheriff’s Deputies Search For Missing Boater Central Florida News 13 Tue, 25 Nov 2008 3:41 PM PST The U.S. Coast Guard has joined the Brevard County Sheriff's Office to look for a missing boater.

2 men floating near Oxnard beach sent to hospital San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA Two men floating next to a capsized boat off the Ventura County coast have been taken to a hospital after rescuers found them unresponsive. ...

Man presumed drowned in La Conner channel Seattle Times - United States LA CONNER — A man who disappeared while working on a boat in the Swinomish Channel near La Conner is presumed drowned. By The Associated Press LA CONNER — A ...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Boating Sfety and Accident News

FWC Suggests Life Jackets for Great Holiday Gifts Wakulla.com - Crawfordville, FL, USA Unfortunately, the FWC investigates dozens of boating accidents every year. So far this year, there have been 49 boating fatalities, 35 of which resulted in ...

NTSB Press ConferenceTo Discuss 2008 Most Wanted Safety Improvements To States ThomasNet Tue, 25 Nov 2008 6:04 AM PSTDuring press conference, NTSB will update status of its Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements directed at State governments. Items to be discussed include status of State laws to require booster seats for young children, primary seat belt laws, graduated licensing laws for young drivers, hard core drinking driver laws, and recreational boating safety laws. Despite fact that these laws have ...

Sheriff-elect pleads guilty to drunken boating Chicago Tribune - United States AP IOWA CITY, Iowa - The new sheriff in Keokuk County has pleaded guilty to drunken boating. Sheriff-elect Jeff Shipley entered a written plea on Tuesday in ...

Plea entered in boating deaths The Olympian - Olympia, WA, USA Cameron McCartney, 9; his younger brother, Sean McCartney, 5; and Bryan L. Pierce, 32, all drowned after Farler's boat capsized after running into a logjam. ...

Bishop's message of love to wife before boating accident The New Straits Times Mon, 24 Nov 2008 3:32 PM PST PETALING JAYA: "I will love you always" were the last words that Bishop Julius Danaraj Paul, 63, texted to his wife Alice Santha Paul from South America before a boating accident in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, took his life on Sunday.

The Ferocious Will to Live Military.com - USA The crew of six set sail on June 6, prepared to enjoy the camaraderie that accompanies these types of sailboat races. As the first day of the race drew to a ...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Get on board for boating safety The Sarasota Herald-Tribune Sun, 23 Nov 2008 10:18 PM PST Recreational boating statistics for 2007 are now in. Throughout the United States, there were 6,932 accidents involving substantial damage and there were 3,673 reported injuries. Even worse, 685 people were killed on our waterways.

Boaters urged to update EPIRBs ABC Online - Australia The manager of recreational boating at Marine and Safety Tasmania, Peter Hopkins, says boating enthusiasts should get in touch with their local ship ...

Skipper convicted over Anzac Day boating tragedy Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand The conviction of an Auckland boatie who failed to check his craft was seaworthy before embarking on an ill-fated family boating trip highlights the need ...

Boater, 60, found dead near Melbourne yacht basin Florida Today Mon, 24 Nov 2008 3:08 AM PST MELBOURNE -- Melbourne Police Detective Brian Wical had just arrived Sunday afternoon at the green and white sailboat Nepenthe, docked at Anchorage Yacht Basin, to talk to neighbors of Christian Dutton when he spotted what Dutton's family had feared most.

Yacht club blaze has some butts about it Cooma-Monaro Express Mon, 24 Nov 2008 8:18 AM PST A FIRE at Sydney's Royal Motor Yacht Club in 2006 that destroyed four boats and badly damaged another might have been caused by a discarded cigarette, a coroner said yesterday.

Water rescuers assist 2 caught in sinking boat The Toledo Blade Mon, 24 Nov 2008 1:43 AM PST MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — Two men whose boat was sinking in Lake Erie’s Mosley Channel near Marblehead were unhurt Sunday after rescuers came to their aid, authorities reported. Joe Poplstein, of Avon Lake, Ohio, was one of the two men aboard the 42-foot cabin cruiser that began taking on water about 9:40 a.m. One of the men radioed the Coast Guard, which sent a boat crew and a helicopter. The ...

Ex-Florence resident missing in icy waters Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo,CO, USA Miller, 59, who has lived in Mount Vernon for 14 years, was cleaning a recently purchased sailboat in the Swinomish Channel. Friends reported him missing. ...

Missing boater, 60, found dead Florida Today - Melbourne, FL, USA The 60-year-old sailor's body was floating just below the water's surface, near the back of the sailboat, Wical said. He was last seen Tuesday. ...

Speed Boat Crash WCTV - Tallahassee, FL, USA The boat's driver James Ray, was in a qualifying run at the Napa world finals. He was in a quarter-mile run that saw his boat reach 240 miles an hour when ...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Beware of cold water shock Richmond Daily News - Richmond, MO, USA The once crowded waters are now very peaceful and cold with primarily only hunters and fisherman boating. When the temperature of the air and water drop, ...

Yacht crew rescued after capsize BBC News Sun, 23 Nov 2008 5:51 AM PST Four sailors including a 15-year-old boy are rescued after their racing yacht capsized in gale-force winds off Plymouth.

Search On For Man Whose Boat Found Empty, Circling WJXT Jacksonville Sun, 23 Nov 2008 7:35 AM PST BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Crews were back on the Altamaha River Saturday searching for a man whose empty boat was found circling in the water. Capt. Jay Wiggins of the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency said the disappearance on Friday was being treated as a boating accident.

Coast Guard Rescues 4 From Grounded Vessel WDSU New Orleans Sat, 22 Nov 2008 12:06 PM PST The Coast Guard rescues four men from their grounded vessel.

Coast Guard says distress call probably a hoax Bangor Daily News Sat, 22 Nov 2008 4:33 PM PST U.S. Coast Guard crew responding to a distress call off Isle Au Haut early Saturday morning scoured the ocean for more than 10 hours looking for a foundering fishing boat, but found nothing.

Two boaters rescued in Sandusky Bay The Toledo Blade Sun, 23 Nov 2008 8:42 AM PST SANDUSKY — Two people were rescued this morning from a sinking boat in Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay. The unnamed pair was brought safely aboard a Sandusky Fire Department boat about 10:15 a.m. A boat and helicopter from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Detroit station also responded to the call for help, which Coast Guard officials received about 9:40 a.m. Neither individual was injured, Don Chase, search ...

In turbulent economy, boat owners abandoning thousands of crafts Boston Globe - United States"If it comes to the point of putting food on the table or paying the boat slip fee, it's the boat that goes." Unlike cars, wooden and fiberglass boats have ...

Gas pains: Southwest Florida boaters say ethanol is harming engines Marconews - Marco Island, FL, USA By LIZ FREEMAN (Contact) Friday, November 21 at Naples Boat Mart in East Naples, Glenn Harris, parts manager, uses a fuel tester to gage the percentage of ...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating near-misses on rise in bay: report The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia They fear that increasing congestion could lead to a recreational boat or passenger ferry being run down. Continued...

Search on for man whose boat found empty circling Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus, GA, USA AP -- Crews are back on the Altamaha River searching for a man whose empty boat was found circling in the water. Captain Jay Wiggins of the Glynn County ...

Yacht wrecked during reef rescue The New Zealand Herald Sat, 22 Nov 2008 7:24 AM PST The Kiwi co-owner of a 14m yacht that smashed on to a reef west of Noumea had little warning he was about to spark a rescue involving three countries and lose his "treasured" home.

Sailors found after wife calls emergency UPI Fri, 21 Nov 2008 4:11 PM PST LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Spanish coast guard found two sailors after a boat owner's wife called emergency services in London, officials said.

Newton-John's ex drowned, report finds The West Australian Fri, 21 Nov 2008 7:55 PM PST US Coast Guard investigators have concluded Olivia Newton-John's ex-boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, likely drowned at sea while on a fishing expedition off the coast of Los Angeles in 2005. The Coast G

Friday, November 21, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

News for November 20 and 21, 2008

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating skills course Dec. 6-7 The Cape Ann Beacon Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:12 AM PST Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 46 and Coast Guard Station Gloucester will offer a two-day course in Boating Skills & Seamanship on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Coast Guard Station Gloucester, 17 Harbor Loop, Gloucester.

Sail & Power Squadron hosting Public Safe Boating Course Island Reporter - Sanibel, FL, USA The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron Public Safe Boating Course, which includes two classroom sessions, an educational cruise and an exam, ...

Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold classes on Dec. 13 Reno Gazette Journal - Reno, NV, USA SILVER SPRINGS--The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold an America's Boating class on Dec. 13, at 8 am at Silver Stage Middle School in the cafeteria. ...

Grants offered for programs Chambersburg Public Opinion Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:13 PM PST HARRISBURG -- The state Fish and Boat Commission is offering grants to organizations and agencies that provide sportfishing, boating, and aquatic education programs to young people.

Boating council member reappointed Juneau Empire (registration) - Juneau, AK, USA Sarah Palin has reappointed Juneau's Fred Boehme to the Boating Safety Advisory Council, a seven member group that advises the Department of Natural ...

Boat US reminds that the Clean Water grant deadline is Feb. 2 Port Clinton News Herald Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:33 AM PST The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is offering grant funds up to $4,000 each for community non-profit groups to develop projects that address environmental problems on local waterways.

Boat rule making waves in Fair Haven Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park, NJ, USA An ordinance, which would have allowed homes without waterfront access to store boats in their driveways during boating season, was introduced on Oct. 6, ...

Maritime’s Draft Safe Boating Plan for the Clyde River YachtAndBoat.com.au - Sydney, Australia NSW Maritime’s General Manager of Recreational Boating Brett Moore said the plan was the product of extensive community input and aimed to encourage a ...

Consider gift of boating safety aids Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg, FL, USA Every year more people take safe boating courses, and in return they are giving back to the community by using their knowledge to keep our waterways safe. ...

Stranded yacht crew rescued by ocean liner The West Australian Fri, 21 Nov 2008 0:01 AM PST Four sailors stranded on a reef 500 nautical miles (926km) off the Queensland coast after their yacht ran aground have been rescued by a cruise ship. The three men and one woman were picked up by the

Suspension Of Dentist License Leaves Community Service In Question Bristol Herald Courier Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:03 PM PST Last summer, a judge ruled that Wray West Chaffin was guilty of negligent homicide, reckless boating and failure to render aid in a 2006 Boone Lake accident that took the life of one man and injured another.

Sailor in Spain saved by 999 call BBC News - UK The unnamed sailor was travelling from the island of Palma to Tarragona, Spain, with a friend when a wave sank their boat. His wife dialled 999 from their ...

Coast Guard rescues deer hunters, twice The Oregonian Fri, 21 Nov 2008 6:30 AM PST U.S. Coast Guard crews hoisted two Seattle-area bow hunters to safety last night off Paradise Point. The deer hunters, piloting an 18-foot open boat, had run aground off Long Island two days in a row before calling for help in...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

News For November 19th:

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating skills course Dec. 6-7 The Cape Ann Beacon Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:12 AM PST Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 46 and Coast Guard Station Gloucester will offer a two-day course in Boating Skills & Seamanship on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Coast Guard Station Gloucester, 17 Harbor Loop, Gloucester.

Coast Guard urges boaters to avoid ruptured well-head leak in Sabine Lake Beaumont Enterprise Wed, 19 Nov 2008 7:18 AM PST Boaters should avoid a ruptured well-head in Sabine Lake that is leaking natural gas, condensate and water, the U.S. Coast Guard said this morning in a press release.

Body of Vinita man recovered from Grand Lake Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK, USA Rayl's boat was found about 3:30 pm Tuesday near Carey Bay, which is between Patricia Island and the Sailboat Bridge area. His body was located by one of ...

Annapolis Family Rescued from Sailboat Near Bermuda WJLA - Washington, DC, USA Guard spokesman Lt. jg Jason Gale says a helicopter was used Sunday to rescue the family after their 47-foot sailboat lost steering and propulsion near ...

Port Orange man accused of stealing sailboat he ran aground in Stuart Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL, USA By Zach Smith STUART — A Port Orange man on a sailing trip with his son has been accused of stealing a sailboat he ran aground, according to a report ...

RCMP ends search for missing boater Vancouver Sun Wed, 19 Nov 2008 1:38 AM PST VICTORIA - The RCMP has called off the search for a Chilliwack man who went missing in a boating mishap in the Burke Channel, in Restoration Bay near Bella Bella.

Coast Guard called out to assist boaters stranded off Captiva IslandThe News-Press Tue, 18 Nov 2008 7:48 PM PSTThe Coast Guard is en route to assist two people who are stuck in a boat off Captiva Island.

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For November 19th


Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating skills course Dec. 6-7 The Cape Ann Beacon Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:12 AM PST Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 46 and Coast Guard Station Gloucester will offer a two-day course in Boating Skills & Seamanship on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Coast Guard Station Gloucester, 17 Harbor Loop, Gloucester.


Body of Vinita man recovered from Grand Lake Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK, USA Rayl's boat was found about 3:30 pm Tuesday near Carey Bay, which is between Patricia Island and the Sailboat Bridge area. His body was located by one of ...


Annapolis Family Rescued from Sailboat Near Bermuda WJLA - Washington, DC, USA Guard spokesman Lt. jg Jason Gale says a helicopter was used Sunday to rescue the family after their 47-foot sailboat lost steering and propulsion near ...


Port Orange man accused of stealing sailboat he ran aground in Stuart Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL, USA By Zach Smith STUART — A Port Orange man on a sailing trip with his son has been accused of stealing a sailboat he ran aground, according to a report ...


RCMP ends search for missing boater Vancouver Sun Wed, 19 Nov 2008 1:38 AM PST VICTORIA - The RCMP has called off the search for a Chilliwack man who went missing in a boating mishap in the Burke Channel, in Restoration Bay near Bella Bella.


Coast Guard called out to assist boaters stranded off Captiva Island The News-Press Tue, 18 Nov 2008 7:48 PM PST The Coast Guard is en route to assist two people who are stuck in a boat off Captiva Island.


Keys captain faces charges in boat crash United Press International - USA18 (UPI) -- Officials in the Florida Keys say they are charging the skipper of a pleasure boat after he allegedly crashing his vessel into a channel marker. ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Maritime’s Draft Safe Boating Plan for Clyde River Power Boat - World - Australia NSW Maritime today released the Draft Clyde Estuary Safe Boating Plan 2008-2012 for public comment. NSW Maritime’s General Manager of Recreational Boating ...

Grant applications open for clean boating Statesman Journal - Salem, OR, USA Does your group, club or organization have a boating project, but are short on money to carry it out? If it involves environmental problems, your non-profit ...

Well done in Ankeny The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:18 PM PST The Des Moines Sail and Power Squadron based in Des Moines has received a Boating Safety Grant from the U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water.

Bossier City native dies in Mo. boating accident The Shreveport Times Tue, 18 Nov 2008 0:08 AM PST Searchers with the Missouri Water Patrol recovered the body of Dylan Adams on Saturday from Belcher Branch Lake in Buchanan County, Mo

Search for man near Bella Bella called off Victoria Times Colonist Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:43 AM PST RCMP have called off the search for a man who went missing in the Burke Channel, in Restoration Bay near Bella Bella, in a boating mishap on October 30.

Sea rescue saves six Royal Gazette - Hamilton, Bermuda By Mikaela Ian Pearman Six Americans, including a four-year old girl, were rescued off the west coast of the Island from a sailboat as winds reached almost ...

A week after rescue, sailboat runs aground at Hatteras AVON, NC Crew members on the destroyer Gonzalez labored six hours in rough seas off the Virginia coast to repair a crippled sailboat earlier this month, and the owner, who had been drifting for four days, resumed his trip down the coast ...

Coast Guard makes dramatic rescue in Chambers Baytown Sun Mon, 17 Nov 2008 9:23 PM PST A search-and-rescue mission on Sunday evening scoured Trinity Bay near Anahuac with a team of helicopters, boats and emergency land vehicles. The effort came in answer to the desperate calls of a fisherman who had become lost in a fog bank while a medical emergency unfolded.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

What's Happening in Somerset County - Nov. 18 The Somerset Reporter Mon, 17 Nov 2008 6:13 AM PST Tuesday, Nov. 18 BRANCHBURG - Boating Safety course, first of two-part program to meet New Jersey licensing requirements. Raritan Valley Community College, 6 p.m. $109. Registration: www.raritanval.edu/cce or (908) 218-8871. BRIDGEWATER - "Human Resources for Construction Professionals," daylong seminar. Somerset...

ODNR offers annual boating safety course Zanesville Times Recorder - Zanesville, OH, USA CAMBRIDGE - Boating season will be here again before you know it, so boating education courses are starting now. Options include taking a classroom course, ...

Boating Calendar Annapolis Capital - Annapolis, MD, USA LIGHTS PARADE REGISTRATION: The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade in Annapolis is registering boats for the event, scheduled for Dec. ...

WATER WARNING Wellington Times - Wellington, New South Wales, Australia NSW Maritime has now completed a safe boating operation at Wyangala and Burrendong dams, which is part of their annual compliance campaign program. ...

Exmouth inshore lifeboat launched for run-aground yacht Devon 24 - UK EXMOUTH inshore lifeboat was launched during an exercise on Friday lunchtime when a yacht ran aground at Starcross. The lifeboat crew put out an anchor for ...

Hunter missing as boat capsizes Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill, NJ, USA Pettit disappeared as soon as the boat overturned, authorities said. Three others -- 24-year-old Carl Merril of Paulsboro; the boat's owner, an unidentified ...

Divers recover man's body Perth Now Sun, 16 Nov 2008 7:00 PM PST POLICE divers have recovered the body of a 43-year-old man from the Hamilton River near Collie following a boating accident on Friday.

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from disabled sailboat By cgnews The sailors aboard the 47-foot sailboat, Panache, lost steering and propulsion while transiting to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, from Annapolis, Md., and contacted the Coast Guard via satallite phone requesting assistance. ...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Hunter missing as boat flips Gloucester County Times - NJ.com - Woodbury, NJ, USA By John Barna PAULSBORO A duck hunter was missing late Saturday night after the boat he and three others were in capsized in the Mantua Creek about the time ...

Yacht Dumping by Ike Victims Won't Be Tolerated in Port Arthur KBMT ABC 12 - Port Arthur, TX, USA Hundreds of boats from small sailboats to yachts look like toys scattered across the lawn at the Pleasure Island Yacht Club. Today, all but a handful have ...

Public safety in brief: Overland Park man drowns in Belcher Branch Lake The Kansas City Star Sat, 15 Nov 2008 8:42 PM PST An Overland Park man drowned early Saturday morning while boating to a duck-hunting spot in Buchanan County.

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Boater In N.J. CBS 3 Philadelphia Sun, 16 Nov 2008 8:37 AM PST The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for one person after a boat was capsized in New Jersey's Mantua Creek Saturday evening.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Yacht club members help rescue man from river The Record Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:01 AM PST HACKENSACK — Yacht club members helped police rescue a dazed man who became stranded this afternoon in the Hackensack River.

Coast Guard Assists Rudderless Sailboat Crew By cgnews ATLANTIC OCEAN - The Boston-based Coast Guard cutter Spencer assisted two French sailors Thursday about 350 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., after their sailboat was disabled. Frank Salaun and Isabelle Hoareau were sailing from Portsmouth ...Coast Guard News - http://coastguardnews.com/

LaPointe gets 3-1/2 years for boating fatalities MaineToday.com - Portland, ME, USA LaPointe's 32-foot cigarette-style boat ran up and over the back of a 14-foot motorboat. Two people, Terry Raye Trott of Harrison, who operated the smaller ...

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That’s ‘Show Biz,’ but Not Safe Boating The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA I agree with your Oct. 17 editorial, “Thanks to Roy Disney for Putting the Spotlight on Sailing,” that Disney’s new movie, “Morning Light,” is very timely ...

Chicago Teens Drown in River After Paddle Boat Sinks FOXNews - USA ALGONQUIN, Ill. — Authorities say three Chicago teens have drowned in the Fox River in Algonquin after a paddle boat sank. Battalion Chief John Green of the ...

Venezuela arrests 3 in murder of US touristThe Associated PressPolice say 55-year-old Kenneth Dale Peters was shot by armed men who boarded his sailboat to rob him Saturday. Peters' friend, Stephen Davis, was wounded. ...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

In the Wake: Discover Boating TCPalm - West Palm Beach, FL, USA Oyster Pointe Resort Marina averages 500 boaters monthly who each attend video training on boating safety, manatee and sea grass awareness. ...

Listings: Boating course and online events The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark, NJ, USA Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4-2 in Union is offering a three-evening boating safety courses Dec. 2, 4 and 9, from 7 to 10 pm at the Lincoln Technical ...

In bad economy, boat owners abandon their vessels The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From Southern California to Maine, the foundering economy, high fuel prices and poor fishing have driven boat owners to abandon perhaps ...

Police looking for more information on a lifeguard hit by a boat WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Wilmington, NC, USA On July 4th, Carolina Beach lifeguard, Daniel Anderson, was hit by the propeller of a boat while making a rescue. Four months later, North Carolina Wildlife ...

Boater goes to prison for fatal collision in Maine The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who drunkenly drove his high-speed powerboat over a smaller boat in a nighttime crash that killed two people was sent to prison ...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold classes on Dec. 13 Reno Gazette Journal - Reno, NV,USA SILVER SPRINGS--The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold the America's Boating Course on Dec. 13, at 8 am at Silver Stage Middle School in the cafeteria. ...

Lifeboat called out to yacht in Mersey Liverpool Echo - UK LIFEBOAT crews were called into action this morning to rescue a 60ft yacht in trouble on the River Mersey. Coastguard staff were radioed by The Port of ...

Dead man on yacht 'fell on heater' Brisbane Times - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia A man who was found dead this morning on a yacht at Manly, on Brisbane's bayside, may have fallen on to a bar heater, police said. ...

University of Hawaii sailor injured in recreational boating accident dies Honolulu Advertiser Tue, 11 Nov 2008 4:00 PM PST Peter McGonigle Wenner of Los Angeles, a member of the University of Hawai'i coed sailing team, died this morning as a result of injuries sustained in a boating accident Saturday afternoon.

4-year sentence sought in fatal boating crash Boston Globe Wed, 12 Nov 2008 3:34 AM PST Prosecutors are seeking a 4-year prison sentence Wednesday for a Massachusetts man in connection with a violent boat collision in which his high-powered speedboat smashed a smaller boat on a western Maine lake, killing two people.

Boater dies after fall on Blackwater Sound KeysNet - Tavernier, Florida, USA The man reportedly was climbing from a sailboat to his dinghy. The dinghy overturned, throwing him into the water. A woman aboard the boat jumped into the ...

Boting Safety and Accident News

New Social Networking Site for Boating & Fishing Enthusiasts Debuts PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Tue, 11 Nov 2008 6:17 AM PST Fishington.com connects boaters and anglers from across the country

Environmental Police remind boaters to wear lifejackets Amesbury News - Amesbury, MA, USA With air and water temperatures dropping, the Massachusetts Environmental Police remind boaters that state law requires canoeists and kayakers to wear a ...

Grant County to offer boating class Saturday Mid Columbia Tri City Herald - Kennewick, WA, USAThe course is for anyone who operates a boat on the state's waters with a motor of 15 horsepower or more, and it is now required for anyone 20 years of age ...

FWC Weekly Report Chipley Bugle - Chipley, FL, USA On the evening of November 1, Officer Travis Huckeba worked a boating safety and boating under the influence detail in the Apalachicola River to coincide ...

American tourist slain on sailboat in Venezuela MSNBC - USA Authorities, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said he was shot by armed men who boarded his sailboat to rob him and his ...

Two pulled from sinking boat Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park, NJ, USA BARNEGAT LIGHT — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued two people from a boat that was taking on water Monday six miles off the coast. ...

Mississippi man still missing after boat capsizes on Gulf of Mexico Press-Register - al.com - Mobile, AL, USA A passing boater rescued one man but another was still missing after their 12-foot fishing boat capsized Sunday afternoon near Cat Island in the Gulf of ...

46-foot boat runs aground in Playa del Rey Daily Breeze - Torrance, CA, USA High winds and anchor failure Sunday led to a 46 foot sail boat running aground in Playa Del Rey. Owner Larry Beane who lives aboard the "Carmina Mare" in ...

Six men saved by ferry when overloaded boat sinks Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand Six men were rescued by a nearby ferry in Foveaux Strait today after their overloaded boat began taking on water. The men, in their late 30s and early 40s, ...

Soundings Online– Real Boats, Real Boaters News A simple mooring gets complicated Soundings Tue, 11 Nov 2008 5:37 AM PST Several boaters in Avalon Harbor , Calif. , were given a rude awakening at 8 a.m. last Friday when a 60-foot vessel named Charismatic careened through a mooring field, causing major damage to six vessels along the way , according to a report in the The Log , California ’s boating and fishing newspaper.

Coon Rapids man dies in boating accident in Pine County Pioneer Press - St. Paul, MN, USA A 19-year-old Coon Rapids man died early Saturday morning after his paddle boat sank and he could not swim to shore, the Pine County sheriff's office said ...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Boating Safety And Accident News

Council to address fairness of boat tax Beaufort Gazette - Beaufort, SC, USA The ordinance calls for a reduction of about 43 percent in a boat's assessed value, which is roughly equivalent to the relief that houseboats currently get.

Man Dies After Paddle Boat Sinks WCCO - Minneapolis, MN, USA(AP) ― The Pine County Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old Coon Rapids man is dead after a paddle boat sank in Lake Pokegama and he couldn't swim to shore. ...

Boat capsized near P'cola Bay bridge Pensacola News Journal - Pensacola, FL, USA Santa Rosa emergency dispatchers have received numerous calls this morning about a capsized boat on the west side of the Pensacola Bay bridge. ...

Pike Lake resident saves 2 duck hunters from capsized boat Greater Milwaukee Today - WI, USA By GM Today Staff PIKE LAKE - A quick-acting Pike Lake resident rescued two people from a capsized boat on the lake on Sunday, said Washington County Lt. ...

Rescue drama at Yacht Club Gulf Daily News Sun, 09 Nov 2008 6:13 PM PST FOUR sailors escaped injury after their J-80 sports boat Jackal lost its mast and capsized during the Bahrain Yacht Club's annual all-fleet regatta.

More details about boating tragedy NZ City Sun, 09 Nov 2008 8:33 PM PST 10 November 2008 More details have emerged about a boating tragedy in the Bay of Islands which claimed the life of a 60-year-old man. The man, and two others, were in a 3.7 metre aluminum dinghy in the Waikare Inlet at about 2 o'clock yesterday.

Navy crew rescues lone sailor left adrift after storm The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk, VA, USA By Louis Hansen The crew of the destroyer Gonzalez rescued a lone sailor aboard a storm-damaged sailboat Saturday after the man drifted for four days about

Man killed after falling off boat Graham Leader - Graham, TX, USA By Cherry Young A boating accident Thursday afternoon on Lake Eddleman resulted in the death of a Newcastle man. Ricky Lee Tetmeyer, 51, was killed when he ...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Calendar The Capital Sun, 09 Nov 2008 4:07 AM PST 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.

Better boating etiquette needed Charleston Post Courier - Charleston, SC, USA Recently, I began an outing from the Shem Creek boat landing and was amazed at the rude behavior, lack of boating etiquette and disregard for personal ...

2 Maine men missing after boat sinks in pond Boston Globe - United States BOWERBANK, Maine—The Maine Warden Service has recovered the body of one of two men who went missing after their boat sank in a Piscataquis County lake.

Taiwanese fishing boat loses power in waters off Palaue Taiwan News - Taiwan A Coast Guard Administration (CGA) cutter is on its way to waters off Palau, where a Taiwanese fishing boat has been drifting for two days after losing ...

Boat burns in Sitka harbor KTUU - Anchorage, AK, USA The boat owner, Joe Tong, helped fight the fire. Assistant harbormaster Chuck Hackett says the fire was intense. He says he saw flames 6 feet above the boat ...

Three men rescued from rocks after boat sinks New Zealand Herald - New Zealand Police said the men had been in a small boat, possibly a dinghy, which sank, leaving them too far out to swim for dry land. ...

One dead in boating mishap TVNZ Sat, 08 Nov 2008 11:14 PM PST One person has died in a boating mishap in the Bay of Islands. Three people were thrown into the water when a small boat capsized near Opua at about 2pm.

B.C. forest workers killed in boating mishap identified Regina Leader-Post Sat, 08 Nov 2008 8:26 PM PST A Vancouver Island man has been identified as one of the dead after a boating mishap south of Bella Bella on Oct. 30.

Man injured in sailboat accident off Ala Wai boat harbor A young man was injured in a sailboat accident off Ala Wai boat harbor yesterday after the boat capsized, Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Earle Kealoha said.

Greymouth boating accident Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News Fri, 07 Nov 2008 6:32 PM PST A search is underway in Greymouth for a person missing following a boat accident.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating tip: Nov. 7, 2008 Sebastian Sun - Sebastian, FL, USA Boating rules are very specific about maintaining a proper lookout at all times. In fact the rules state that "Every vessel shall at all times maintain a ...

Boating Safe – How about those flares? (Part I) Suffolk News-Herald - Suffolk, VA, USA When boaters think of equipment they absolutely must have onboard, of course there’s hi-tech gear like radios, GPS and EPIRBs. Those are all good ideas, ...

Seabrook news briefs Hampton Union Fri, 07 Nov 2008 3:21 AM PST The Department of Safety, Boating Education offers boating safety courses. There is a $10 non-refundable fee per person and pre-registration is required. Call 267-7256 or (888) 254-2125 to pre-register. A single-day session is Saturday, Nov. 8 at...

Indian man dies while rafting Otago Daily Times Fri, 07 Nov 2008 1:08 AM PST Rotorua police and Maritime New Zealand officials have begun inquiries into the death of an Indian raft-rider, Madhu Shah, 66, from Mumbai.

Man Killed In Boating Accident Near Graham KFDX Wichita Falls Thu, 06 Nov 2008 8:34 PM PST A boating accident on Lake Eddleman in Graham claimed the life of a man Thursday afternoon. It happened just before 1pm. Jason Calder has more. Young County authorities have not released the name of the man but told us the death was accidental.

U.S. Coast Guard searching for four missing east of Bermuda The Virginian-Pilot Thu, 06 Nov 2008 1:18 PM PST The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating the search for four people who went missing from a vessel that reportedly capsized about 1,000 miles east of Bermuda early Thursday morning.

Firefighter takes plea in death of colleague The Palm Beach Post Thu, 06 Nov 2008 7:54 PM PST A Martin County firefighter accused of causing the July 2005 death of a colleague while boating drunk pleaded no contest to a felony charge of boating under the influence Thursday, less than a week before his manslaughter case was scheduled for trial.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Free boating safety course offered Nov. 8 in Foley Mullet Wrapper - Pensacola, FL, USA Alabama law requires that every operator of a motorized vessel, sailboat or personal watercraft be licensed. Operating a boat without a valid license can ...

BETHANY BEACH: Coast Guard warns high strong winds, high seas Delaware Coast Press Thu, 06 Nov 2008 2:56 AM PST PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Fifth District personnel are preparing for forecasted gale and storm force winds that are expected to impact the Mid-Atlantic region between North Carolina and New Jersey through Thursday.

Cold Weather Dangers for Boaters Kansas City infoZine - Kansas City, MO, USA Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - In Missouri the majority of boaters on the water during the late fall through early spring months are hunters and fisherman. ...

Waterfowl Hunters Urged to Use Caution on the Water WNCT - Greenville, NC, USA5) – Waterfowl hunters are reminded by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to use basic safety precautions when boating. Capt. Chris Huebner, the state’s ...

NJ Watercraft Boating License can be earned through Warren County ...Warren Reporter - Warren, NJ ,USA Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Boating Safety Certificate, issued by the New Jersey State Police, which entitles ...

Ocean Sailing BasicsYachtPals.com News - Barcelona, Spain Sailboats cannot sail directly up wind, they have to take an angle on the wind, usually about 45 degrees or so. So, in order to go upwind, a sailboat must ...

No charges filed in 2007 boat accident that killed local bar manager Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL, USA By Dale White SARASOTA -- No charges will be filed against a Venice boat owner in connection with the death of a Longboat Key man who fell from the moving ...

9 dead as boat capsizes off IloiloInquirer.net - Philippines By Nestor P. Burgos Jr. ILOILO CITY—At least nine people drowned and several others were missing after a passenger boat capsized off Concepcion town in ...

Two fishermen escape burning boat off southwestern NS TheChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada By The Canadian Press CLARK'S HARBOUR — It was a close call for two people on a fishing boat off southwestern Nova Scotia today. ...

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Boat On Lake Erie News Channel 5 Cleveland Thu, 06 Nov 2008 6:07 AM PST CLEVELAND -- The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boat about 10 miles off the coast of Edgewater Beach. There is reportedly one man on board the 22-foot craft.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Due to the Presidential Eleection, I did not post yesterday Nov 4.

NJ Watercraft Boating License can be earned through Warren County Community CollegeThe Warren Reporter Wed, 05 Nov 2008 6:33 AM PSTWASHINGTON TWP. -- Boaters looking to obtain their New Jersey Watercraft Licenses can do so by taking a two-day course at Warren County Community College Nov. 11 and 13. The course is being offered through the Continuing Education program at...

Coast Guard stresses safe tows Fairplay Tue, 04 Nov 2008 5:41 AM PST US COAST Guard patrols in the Gulf of Mexico and on major rivers are mounting a large operation to ensure that towing vessels are properly manned and that crews are properly licensed.

Exeter news briefs York Weekly - Portsmouth, NH, USA The state Department Of Safety offers a boating education course in a two-day session on Nov. 11 and 13 from 6 to 9:30 pm at Exeter Public Library. ...

About Boating Safely Westside Star - Laurie, MO, USA Flotilla 30-5 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the “About Boating Safely” course at Central Bank. This course will be held on ...

The following article holds some very valuable infor for Florida Boat owners and operators

Boating Accidents: Who Is Liable? Best Syndication - Pinon Hills, CA, USA The same should be true if you are involved in a boating accident, right? Not in Florida. In Florida, the statutes state that "liability for reckless or ...

Two men injured after boat slams into Boynton Inlet seawall Palm Beach Post - FL, United States By ELIOT KLEINBERG and DIANNA SMITH One of two men whose boat slammed into a seawall at the Boynton Inlet Tuesday afternoon remains hospitalized with "life ...

Death toll rises in boat accident Independent Online - Cape Town, South Africa Manila - Rescuers raced against time on Wednesday to search for nine people missing after the sinking of a motorised wooden boat in the eastern Philippines ...

Coast Guard prevents boat from sinking The Morning Journal Wed, 05 Nov 2008 0:31 AM PST VERMILION — A boat with two men on it almost sank on Lake Erie about four miles north of Vermilion yesterday morning, but the Lorain Coast Guard Station went to their rescue.

Man Drowns In Lake KELO Sioux Falls Tue, 04 Nov 2008 6:20 AM PST Day County authorities say a man has drowned in a boating accident at Amsden Dam.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue boaters Asbury Park Press Tue, 04 Nov 2008 3:54 AM PST LONG BRANCH — The Coast Guard got help from a good Samaritan in rescuing five people who were aboard a boat that began taking on water about a mile off Long Branch, authorities said.

Coast Guard responds to boating accident WTOC - Savannah, GA, USA CHARLESTON, SC (WTOC) - The Coast Guard responded to a boating accident that left a boater unconscious on the Intracoastal Waterway between the North Santee ...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety Checks at Trout Festival Power Boat - World - Australia A boating safety campaign timed to coincide with the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival at the weekend saw 129 vessels checked for safety compliance, ...

New Lake Tahoe boating rules take effect Las Vegas Review-Journal Mon, 03 Nov 2008 2:24 AM PST STATELINE -- Boaters face new restrictions at Lake Tahoe under rules that took effect Saturday to deal with the threat of invasive mussels.

Vic police defend officers on crash boat The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Victorian Water Police are defending the actions of five officers whose boat crashed into an anchored vessel in Port Phillip Bay. The police boat hit the ...

Coast Guard Rescues Sailboat From Storm KTVU.com - San Francisco, CA, USA The lone sailor of a 28-foot sailboat was rescued in rough waters off Point Reyes on Saturday by a US Coast Guard rescue ship and helicopter.

Boating mishap kills 1 Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach, SC, USA The Coast Guard took a call about 8:24 pm Friday about a boating wreck on the Intracoastal Waterway between the North Santee River and Winyah Bay, ...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Boating safety and Accident News

Boating: Here's a test of your knowledge of boating The News-Press Sat, 01 Nov 2008 10:24 PM PDT I've taken a few questions from some past boating courses. See how many you're able to answer correctly.

Boating Calendar The Capital Sun, 02 Nov 2008 4:36 AM PST 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.

UK. Coastguard warns of risks of GPS reliance after yacht crew are ... BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain At 5.11pm, Thames Coastguard received a radio call from the 25ft yacht Nelly requesting assistance after they had run aground and become unsure of their ...

US Coast Guard Auxiliary in need of more volunteers Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH, USA When Gannon left the service, he bought a sailboat and took a boating class. That's when he decided to join the Auxiliary, more than 30 years ago. ...

Clearwater boating skills program starts on Monday Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg, FL, USA Flotilla 11-1 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a seven-lesson program on boating skills and seamanship Monday through Nov. 24. ...

Three rescued from stranded yacht BBC News - UK Three people were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after their yacht ran aground off the Essex coast. A 25ft yacht called Nelly was stranded off ...

NYER SURVIVES BOAT CRASH New York Post - New York, NY, USA By TIM PERONE, AP A Brooklyn woman lost her sister and nephew but survived floating in a South American river for nearly two days after the boat they were ...

Man dies after boat hits navigation marker Charleston Post Courier - Charleston, SC, USA By Schuyler Kropf (Contact) A boater was killed when his boat hit a navigational marker in the dark on the Intracoastal Waterway near Georgetown late Friday ...

Exploding Boat For Florida-Georgia Fans InjuryBoard.com - Tampa, FL, USA The Florida-Georgia game weekend started on a bad note for four fans aboard a boat that exploded in the Intracoastal Waterway of Jacksonville. ...

68 year old man dies in boating accident WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence Sat, 01 Nov 2008 6:17 PM PDT Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 9:01 p.m. One man is dead after a boating accident on the Winyah Bay. Ed Fountain, 68, of Timmonsiville died Friday night after his boat collided with a fixed aid-to-navigation device on the Intracoastal Waterway between the North Santee River and the Winyah Bay.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Boating Safety and Accident News

New EPA rules will affect boats and lawn mowers Detroit News Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:08 PM PDT With the Environmental Protection Agency announcing stricter emissions rules for boat engines, lawn mowers and weed trimmers, some are grappling with just what the new rules will mean to them.

Boating Safety course offered Nov. 15 Massapequa Post Fri, 31 Oct 2008 4:22 PM PDT A Safe Boating Course for all ages is being offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-11, Sat., Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., Massapequa Park. New York State Law now requires mandatory boating education.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-3 To Hold Boating Course Jakson Time - NJ, USA This is a comprehensive course in the essentials of safe boating, with instruction by qualified coast guard instructors. Upon successful completion ...

USA. Marlin Bree wins West Marine Writers Award for top boating ...BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain Marlin Bree, a freelance writer, lecturer and author of several boating books, has won the top award Boating Writer’s International gives to a boating ...

Operation after yacht breaks free BBC News - UK A yacht broke free from its moorings at an Isle of Man harbour, prompting a recovery operation by the coastguard. The Douglas Coastguard's response team ...

DA charges 2 in boy's boating death KTVQ Billings Sat, 01 Nov 2008 11:00 AM PDT Associated Press - November 1, 2008 1:55 PM ET CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Two men have been charged in connection with a collision on Alcova reservoir this summer that killed an 11-year-old...
Fishermen swim to safety after boat capsizes ABC Online - Australia Three fishermen have been rescued after their boat capsized last night in the Shoalhaven River on the New South Wales south coast. The men were returning to ...

Patchogue man crushed by boat Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA BY JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER jennifer.kelleher@newsday.com A Patchogue man was crushed and killed by his 24-foot boat Saturday afternoon while trying to ...

Two feared dead in boat mishap Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada BELLA BELLA - One man has drowned and another is missing after a crew boat transporting tree planters took on water southeast of Bella Bella on Thursday ...

Coast Guard responds to boating accident WTOC 11 Savannah Sat, 01 Nov 2008 7:47 AM PDT The Coast Guard responded to a boating accident that left a boater unconscious on the Intracoastal Waterway between the North Santee River and Winyah Bay near Georgetown, SC, Friday evening.

UK. Brixham Coastguard has busy time with boating accidents BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain In three separate incidents, each of which involved three people, the casualties were recovered having all been involved in boating accidents. ...

Two feared drowned in boating accident The Local - Sweden Rescue workers have described as "non-existent" the chances of saving the lives of two men missing after a boating accident in central Sweden. ...