Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Carbon Monoxide

CARBON MONOXIDE KILLS

Carbon monoxide suspected in deaths
Put safety first in finding ways to stay warm, officials plead


Casualties from Tuesday's massive ice storm continued to climb across Kentucky yesterday, as six people died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning -- including three found dead at their western Louisville home with a generator running in the garage.
Last night, Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold identified the victims as William Matthews, 62, his wife, Beverly Matthews, 54, and their adopted daughter, Mona Stephens, 46.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090131/NEWS01/901310467/1008/rss01

Be careful. Carbon Monoxide is not just a threat on boats. Anywhere that exhaust fumes can be confined, there is a threat of CO accumulating and killing the occupants.

See the following references

http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/carbonmonoxide.html

Carbon Monoxide Kills USCG On Carbon MonoxideWakeWorld (sking, boarding) on COCarbon Monoxide Warning Pamphlet - NMMA USCG & ABYCConsumerReports.org - Carbon monoxide on boats 9-03 Boat exhaust, CO, boating, carbon monoxide poisoning.
Houseboat-Associated Carbon Monoxide Poisonings on Lake Powell --- Arizona and Utah, 2000 : Center for Disease Control
Carbon Monoxide Pamphlet Boating Sidekicks
Carbon Monoxide Alert David Pascoe-Yacht Survey.com
Downloadable Information On Carbon Monoxide From ABYC. ABYC Standards. Look for: TH-22 EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CARBON MONOXIDE.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Valentine's dinners, boating classes and more happenings around ... Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg, FL, USA America's Boating Course, 7 to 9:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Feb. 6. This three-day basic course is an overview of boating safety and includes all ...

Senate OKs drunken boating bill Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Waterloo, IA, USA By FRED LOVE, Courier Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES --- A bill aimed at cracking down on drunken boating met smooth sailing in the Iowa Senate on Tuesday. ...

Safety course can steer boaters in right direction Orlando Sentinel Fri, 30 Jan 2009 1:19 AM PST The Harris Chain Sail & Power Squadron along with the Lake County Sheriff's Office will offer a Boat Smart safety course at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Leesburg Cultural Arts Building at Venetian Gardens, off Dixie Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Vendée Globe: Jourdain has lost keel bulb Yachting and Boating World Fri, 30 Jan 2009 1:59 AM PST It has been confirmed by Roland Jourdain's team that Veolia Environnement has lost her keel bulb. Read previous story HERE . The boat is being kept as stable as possible with the ballast in the bow and in the middle - with the centre of effort of the sail plan kept as low as possible.

Young Austrian still missing after sailing mishap in Morocco Austrian Times - Vienna, Austria The young woman, 20, went missing on Tuesday last week after an apparent accident on a sailboat off the coast of Morocco. ...

Tye Conklin awarded Air Medal for gallantry in action Mid-Hudson News - Newburgh, NY, USA After refueling and beginning a homeward flight, the crew was diverted to a disabled 37-foot sailboat that was being dashed by breaking surf near a Maryland ...

EPIRB helps Coast Guard rescue sailors Lumina News - Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA On Sunday, one of the devices proved its worth as two crewmembers on a disabled sailboat were rescued 30 nautical miles off the North Carolina Coast. ...

Coast Guard: Man reportedly dove into Bering Sea Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Fri, 30 Jan 2009 8:05 AM PST JUNEAU -- The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who reportedly jumped into the Bering Sea off a fishing boat.

Vancouver police arrest four people after breaking into $1.5 million yacht to party Vancouver Sun Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:44 PM PST VANCOUVER - Four people from Surrey, including a woman overdue to give birth, were arrested aboard a $1.5 million yacht in Coal Harbour Thursday night after breaking into it to party, Vancouver police said today.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

State offers water safety class for boaters in Fairbanks Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks, AK, USA By Tim Mowry FAIRBANKS — Whether you like to jet down the Tanana River in a power boat, paddle down the Chena River in a canoe or kayak the rapids of the ...

In the Wake: Discover Boating TCPalm - West Palm Beach, FL, USA By Ed Killer (Contact) For boaters cruising offshore, having a way to summon help in an emergency is critical. For years cruisers and racers making offshore ...

Safe Boating Course Scheduled Clearwater Gazette Wed, 28 Jan 2009 7:27 PM PST CLEARWATER – A Boat Smart program for power boaters and sailors, to learn basic boating skills and seamanship sponsored by the Clearwater Sail & Power Squadron, will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays every month during the year and held at the Clearwater Sail & Power Squadron building at 1000 Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater.

Coast Guard to honor Findlay couple for rescue The Toledo Blade Thu, 29 Jan 2009 2:58 AM PST FINDLAY — Findlay residents Bill and Tina Kelsey will be honored by the U.S. Coast Guard today for rescuing five men whose boat capsized in Lake Michigan last summer. The couple will be presented with a certificate for public service during a ceremony at Findlay Mayor Pete Sehnert’s office. Shortly after departing from Holland, Mich., for a leisurely boat trip July 22, 2008, Mr. Kel­sey ...

Police Question 4 in Caribbean Skipper's Slaying FOXNews - USA 22 as he walked through a dockyard area near English Harbor, a prominent boating center in the Caribbean. Police say he was the skipper of the 163-foot ...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Senate toughens boating law Chicago Tribune - United States AP DES MOINES, Iowa - The Senate has voted to toughen the state's drunken boating laws, lowering the blood-alcohol level that brings an automatic conviction ...

Lawsuit alleging ethanol damages boat engines moves forward Ethanol Producer Magazine - Grand Forks, ND, USA By Erin Voegele Three Florida residents have filed a class action lawsuit against several oil companies, alleging that they failed to warn Florida boat ...

Swelling the coffers with boating safety in mind Marconews - Marco Island, FL, USA The squadron, Cavanagh said, emphasizes boat safety and education. It also assists with relocating markers after harsh weather, an example being 2005’s ...

Sports Shorts Novato Advance Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:41 PM PST Boating enthusiasts are invited to take an 11-week United States Coast Guard Auxiliary boating skills and seamanship class at Loch Lomond Yacht Club. Class meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting Feb. 3. Call (415) 485-1722, or e-mail: paula.j.russo@kp.org to register.  The $85 fee includes a San Francisco Bay chart copy, text and course instruction by experienced and qualified instructors.

Coast Guard Rescues Sinking Lobster Boat WCSH 6 Portland Tue, 27 Jan 2009 9:20 AM PST BIDDEFORD (NEWS CENTER) -- The Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol rescued two fishermen after their boat began taking on water.

Trial over 2006 sailboat crash moved to May Lake County News - Lakeport, CA, USA Dinius was at the tiller of a sailboat owned by Willows resident Mark Weber on the night of April 29, 2006, when the boat was struck by a speedboat driven ...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard rescues vessel thanks to EPIRB WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Wilmington, NC, USA If you do want to have an EPIRB on your vessel, call your local boating store because most only keep a couple in stock. The device is pricey, costing around ...

Boating Safety - Life Jackets for Children and Adults About - News & Issues - New York, NY, USA The US Coast Guard requires children under the age of 13 to wear a life jacket while boating in federal waters, and many states have similar laws. ...

Lukanski sentenced to two years in Summit County boat case Summit Daily News - Frisco, CO, USA BY ASHLEY DICKSON Kevin Lukanski walks into the Summit County Justice Center for his sentencing hearing Monday afternoon in a 2008 case involving a boating ...

Coast Guard rescues two people from a sailboat near the Cape Fear ... WECT-TV6 - Wilmington, NC, USA WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The US Coast Guard rescued two people from a sailboat several miles off the coast Sunday, Jan. 25. According to the Coast Guard, ...

Crew rescued from sinking yacht Albany and Great Southern Weekender Mon, 26 Jan 2009 2:38 PM PST The 14-member crew of Sydney to Hobart competitor Georgia is safe and sound after being rescued during a dramatic night off the south coast of NSW. The 16 metre yacht, Georgia, issued a mayday call shortly after 10pm on Friday about 45 nautical miles north east of Batemans Bay.

Fishing boat worker dies after accident off Monmouth coast The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark, NJ, USA... was pronounced dead after efforts by state police to administer CPR. Melgrum was working on the Point Pleasant Beach-based Lydia J commercial fishing boat.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Appleton Yacht Club life jacket program receives recognition from ... Appleton Post Crescent - WI, USA"We're now on the map for people who may be traveling to this area, planning to go boating and need a life jacket for a child or grandchild," Long said. ...

Outdoors Calendar Baltimore Sun Sun, 25 Jan 2009 0:51 AM PST BEST BET Tomorrow Joe Kalista, past commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will provide an update of boating safety regulations at a monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Fishermen's Association, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post #130, 8666Silver Lake Drive, 21128. Details: 410-828-0575.

Sea grass meadows being damaged in Florida Bay Miami Herald Sun, 25 Jan 2009 0:40 AM PST Fishing guides and anglers can expect to face some boating restrictions to help protect damaged sea grass meadows in Florida Bay in Everglades National Park.

Chart a course for boating safety Lake Sun Leader - Camdenton, MO, USA By Lake Sun file photo A boating course gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 pm Class sessions generally last about two hours. The classes will be held at ...

Risk of boat strikes rises with more manatees Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA On Jan. 17, the carcass of a pregnant female was found in the south fork of the New River, likely the victim of a boat strike.

PA Fish and Boat Commission Seeking Candidates for at-Large Boating Seat PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Mon, 26 Jan 2009 7:00 AM PST The Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the at-large boating commissioner on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Boat safety courses to be offered Feb. 2 Times Herald Sun, 25 Jan 2009 1:45 PM PST The Anchor Bay Power Squadron will offer a basic safe-boating course starting Feb. 2. The class will meet on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Chesterfield Township's central fire station, 33991 23 Mile Road. Space is limited. Deadline for registration is 6:45 p.m. on the date of the first class

39 drown in boat accident Straits Times - Singapore HANOI - AT LEAST 39 people drowned and five were missing after a river boat accident in Vietnam on Sunday when a crowded vessel sank while taking people to ...

Coast Guard saves two boaters off coastNews14.com - Charlotte, NC, USA WILMINGTON -- The US Coast Guard says it has rescued two people from a sailboat that lost power and couldn’t operate. Authorities say the ship had torn

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel on fire 100 miles off Sabine PassvPort Arthur News Mon, 26 Jan 2009 9:05 AM PSTvHOUSTON - The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a fishing vessel on fire 100 miles southeast of Sabine Pass, Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 6:09 a.m. from the crew of a research boat reporting the fishing vessel Compadre had caught fire.

Coast Guard says Jacksonville kayaker safe and sound The Florida Times-Union Sun, 25 Jan 2009 6:01 PM PST The search for a Jacksonville kayaker had a happy ending this morning when he called authorities to report he was safe, said Lt. Tom Gorgol of the Coast Guard, Mike Kemp of Jacksonville Beach called the Coast Guard about 7:30 a.m. after seeing news reports about the search after his kayak was found submerged, Gorgol said. Kemp told authorities he was fishing about 100 yards from shore ...

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Suisun Bay Boaters CBS 5 Bay Area Sun, 25 Jan 2009 3:47 PM PST The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of three boaters early Sunday morning after their 18-foot boat ran aground during a fishing trip Saturday near Suisun Bay north of Pittsburg in Solano County.

Thief thwarted by boating blunder Yachting and Boating World Mon, 26 Jan 2009 7:14 AM PST This was the scene yesterday when members of the Porthcawl RNLI in south Wales had to rescue a fishing boat after a hapless thief tried to make off in it in broad daylight.

2 men rescued from stranded boat Saipan Tribune Mon, 26 Jan 2009 6:17 AM PST The Department of Public Safety's Boating Safety Section rescued two men from a stranded fishing boat west of Charlie Dock Saturday night and cited the captain for lacking a boat registration.

Police search Derwent for missing yacht owner Tasmania Examiner - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia The yacht owner was aboard his boat off the Sandy Bay Rowing Club at Marieville Esplanade when last seen yesterday. ``Earlier today the yacht was taking on ...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Safe boating course offered Sun newspapers - Port Charlotte, FL, USA NORTH PORT — The US Coast Guard Auxiliary in North Port has announced its safe boating program for February. The boating course will be held Feb. ...

Swansea: Boating Safety Class Providence Journal - Providence, RI, USA SWANSEA - US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 84, is now offering a Boating Skills & Seamanship course to everyone interested in marine activities. ...

Gov. proposes to drop boating, waterways agency San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego, CA, USA A spokeswoman for the governor said current and future boating access projects and safety programs funded by the Department of Boating and Waterways will ...

Search for missing sailors called off Chicago Tribune Fri, 23 Jan 2009 4:45 PM PST French authorities called off the search today for two veteran seamen with Illinois roots who were missing 200 miles off the coast of Madagascar after their boat capsized earlier this week, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. An undated photo provided by Melissa Sherman shows her father Leo Sherman (far left) of Gilman, Ill., Quen Cultra (second from left) of Onarga, Ill., and Joe ...

Couple saved in cruiser 'inferno' BBC News Sat, 24 Jan 2009 2:22 AM PST A passing yacht rescues a husband and wife after their boat catches fire in the River Fal.

Kids plucked from stricken yacht Herald Sun Sat, 24 Jan 2009 1:14 PM PST NINE people, including five children, had to be rescued yesterday from a yacht which ran aground in gale-force winds off the NSW Central Coast.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating courses to be offered Times Herald Thu, 22 Jan 2009 5:45 AM PST The Anchor Bay Power Squadron will offer a basic safe-boating course starting Feb. 2

VINELAND: Boating safety course offered Vineland Daily Journal - Vineland , NJ, USA US Coast Guard Flotilla 34 will conduct a boating safety class from 6 to 10 pm Jan. 28 and 29 at Cumberland Methodist Church, Route 49 and Cumberland Road, ...

Sea Life Basic Boating Skills and Seamanship Course Advocate - New Bedford, MA, USA Both the novice and the experienced boater will benefit from lessons in boating terminology, boat equipment, boat handling, boat trailering, lake boating, ...

Governor's Advisory Council Seeks to Fill Opening on Fish and Boat ... PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA"The Governor is reaching out to the anglers and boaters of northwest Pennsylvania to find the most qualified candidates to serve on the Fish and Boat ...

Boating fatalities in 2008 were the lowest in over 40 years Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA 2008 had the lowest boating fatalities since 1961, officials said. Just 12 deaths in a state with almost 900000 registered boaters. At left boaters enjoyed ...

Lawmakers Consider Lowering of Drunk Boating Limit KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:54 AM PST DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa lawmakers are again considering a bill to cut alcohol limits for boaters. The bill calls for lowering the blood-alcohol limit from .10 to .08, which is the limit for drivers on the road.

Coast Guard to Answer Questions about EPIRB Changeover The Log Newspaper - Irvine, CA, USA SAN DIEGO – Boat owners interested in finding out more about the conversion of analog to digital emergency beacons will have their questions answered by ...

U.S. Coast Guard not responding to analog distress calls after Feb 1 TG Daily Thu, 22 Jan 2009 1:23 PM PST The U.S. Coast Guard issued a press release yesterday stating that on February 1, 2009, they will no longer respond to distress calls sent with analog equipment. The move is similar to what's happening presently with the analog to digital TV switch, and one the Coast Guard believes "is vital to mariner, aviator safety."

Griff Rhys Jones in sharkinfested waters after yacht catches fire Daily Telegraph Fri, 23 Jan 2009 0:02 AM PST Griff Rhys Jones and his wife were forced to jump overboard into sharkinfested waters after a yacht they were sailing on caught fire according to reports.

Australian skipper shot dead in Antigua AAP via Yahoo!7 News Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:35 PM PST A gunman shot dead the Australian skipper of a yacht in Antigua, police said on Friday, stirring protests in the affluent boating community.

Boat operator in fatal accident was intoxicated The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk, VA, USA By John Hopkins A 44-year-old Chesapeake man was convicted Wednesday in General District Court for boating while intoxicated in a fatal accident last summer ...

Investigators seek information in boating accident that cost diver ... TCPalm - West Palm Beach, FL, USA By Joe Crankshaw (Contact) STUART — Investigating a serious boating accident is not as easy or fast as investigating a vehicle accident, said Gabriella ...

Ethanol lawsuit moves forward against oil companies Naples Daily News - Naples, FL, USA By LIZ FREEMAN (Contact) A Florida lawsuit against five oil companies for negligence by failing to warn boat owners of potential harm from ethanol-blended ...

German sailboat sinks off Morocco Alarab online - London, UK A German sailboat with a multinational crew capsized in stormy seas off Morocco and six crew members were still missing, Moroccan state news agency MAP ...

Dog dies in sailboat fire off Miami Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Miami - A boat was saved but a dog died this morning in a fire aboard a sailboat anchored off shore at the Dinner Key Marina, according to fire officials. ...

Yacht spared but pickup truck pulling it burns The Mail Tribune Thu, 22 Jan 2009 2:13 AM PST An engine fire destroyed a truck, but was stopped before it spread to a 42-foot yacht being towed over Siskiyou Summit Wednesday.

BRIEF: Coast Guard Work to Rescue People in Sailboat in North ... istockAnalyst.com (press release) - Salem, OR, USA 22--Coast Guard officials are working to rescue three people in a sailboat out in the ocean between 21st and 25th avenues S. in North Myrtle Beach, ...

Six drown after sailing boat capsizes off Morocco Earthtimes (press release) - London, UK abat/Berlin - Six people were believed to have drowned after a German sailing boat capsized off the port of Mahdia north of the Moroccan capital Rabat in ...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

United States Power Squadrons and OceanGrafix Join Forces to ... PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USAUnder the agreement, OceanGrafix will work with the USPS, a nonprofit corporation devoted to recreational boating safety, education and enjoyment, ...

Author floats the idea that women should share all boating duties Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA A second book, "It's Your Boat Too -- A Woman's Guide to Greater Enjoyment on the Water," was prompted by Giesemann's observation that many women didn't ...

Keepin' You Afloat: Weekly Boating Tip Naples Daily News - Naples, FL, USA Friction occurs in the case of boat engines as metal parts interface with one another during regular operation, generating a primary source of heat. ...

LAST CHANCE FOR NEW JERSEY BOATERS Scarlet Scuttlebutt - East Brunswick, NJ, USA By June 1, all New Jersey pleasure boat operators must have passed a New Jersey approved boating safety course and obtained a State Police Boating Safety ...

Lawmakers consider drunk boating proposal WHO-TV 13 Des Moines Wed, 21 Jan 2009 5:49 AM PST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa lawmakers are again considering a bill to cut alcohol limits for boaters. The bill calls for lowering the blood-alcohol limit from .10 to .08, which is the limit for drivers on the road.

Dog dies when boat burns in Dinner Key blaze MiamiHerald.com - Miami, FL, USA The other two boats were unharmed. The extent of fire damage to the boat, which was partially underwater by the time firefighters arrived, ...

Rescuers searching for 10 missing migrants The Associated Press Rescuers said roughly 26 people, most of them Haitians, had been aboard the overloaded boat that was illegally traveling the 100-mile (160-kilometer) ...

Search resumes for 2 missing teens WZTV - Nashville, TN, USA The search for 18-year-old McKenzie Stanley and 17-year-old Jacob Scott has continued since their boat took on water during a sudden storm. ...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Things to do in Hernando Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg, FL, USA America's Boating Course, 7 to 9:30 pm Feb. 2, 3 and 6. This three-day basic course is an overview of boating safety, and includes all information to ...

Boating safety courses to be offered Times Herald Mon, 19 Jan 2009 5:17 PM PST The Anchor Bay Power Squadron will offer a basic safe boating course starting Feb. 2.

Legislators to look again at lowering drunken boating limit Radio Iowa - Des Moines, IA, USA By Darwin Danielson An Iowa Senate committee will debate legislation Tuesday that would take another try at toughening the state's drunken boating law.

Boating deaths fall again in 2008 Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage, AK, USA By MIKE CAMPBELL Recreational boating fatalities dipped in Alaska again last year, continuing a downward trend that extends over the past two decades. ...

Work boat crew rescued by Good Samaritan off Gloucester Wicked Local Rockport - Beverly, MA, USA Two crewmembers were rescued by a nearby Good Samaritan this morning after their work boat overturned off Gloucester. The crew of the Providenza, ...

Coast Guard, Valdez Harbormaster trying to contain mess from KTVA Anchorage Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:16 AM PST ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Coast Guard officials in Valdez are monitoring an area where a pleasure boat has reportedly began sinking near a dock over the weekend.

Skipper sentenced after boat crash Soundings Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:35 AM PST A late night run home in the fog that ended with a boat collision with a bridge pylon, nine injured passengers and a boating while impaired conviction has landed a Maryland man behind bars for 30 days.

Australians Rescue Two Men Adrift in Ice Box New York Times - United States The men told officials that they had been working on a 30-foot wooden fishing boat with a 20-person crew from Thailand that sank Dec. 23. ...

15 bodies found after Bangladeshi boat capsizes AFP Police inspector M. Quamruzzaman told AFP the bodies were discovered inside the sunken boat, now lying some 20 metres (60 feet) under the surface of the ...
The following report illustrates that many things can be used as a safety device and a little ingenuity can save your life.

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2 Men Spent 25 Days on Floating Ice Box
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CANBERRA, Australia (Jan. 20) - Two desperate, dehydrated men found bobbing in an ice box off Australia told authorities they spent 25 days adrift after their fishing boat sank, officials said Tuesday. There was no sign of 18 other crew members.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Course for Young Operators Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot Mon, 19 Jan 2009 7:06 AM PST The U.S. Department of Transportation United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a boating course for young boat operators ages 10 through 18. It starts on Tuesday, March 17 and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be held at the Bayville Community Center, 88 Bayville Ave.

Boating Calendar Annapolis Capital - Annapolis, MD, USA Engine maintenance and service, Raymarine equipment and general boating equipment maintenance will be the topics of three separate seminars. ...

If you plan on boating in Colorado, prepare to be inspected The Coloradoan - Fort Collins, CO, USA The ban on boating is the option many water managers prefer. Certainly, safe, cost-effective water delivery is the higher and greater use of these ...

Boat U.S. magazine gets new design Port Clinton News Herald Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:38 AM PST BoatUS Magazine, the nation’s largest circulation recreational boating magazine with over 600,000 readers, has undergone a major redesign and been re-launched with a new look, layout, content and features with its January 2009 issue.

Pompano marina owner faces charges of grand theft, fraud in boat deals Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Among the allegations is that Gaudreau, acting as a broker, sold a Cigarette racing boat for almost $271000, then lied about the sale in a court proceeding, ...

OCEAN CITY: Rockville man found guilty of reckless boating The Daily Times Mon, 19 Jan 2009 8:44 AM PST SNOW HILL — A Rockville, Md., man was found guilty Friday of reckless boating in connection with a July 2008 incident in which his boat hit an abutment on the Route 90 bridge.

Boat carrying up to 35 migrants capsizes off Tunis The Associated Press LA MARSA, Tunisia (AP) — A boat carrying up to 35 Tunisians trying to travel illegally to Italy capsized Monday near Tunis after hitting a rock, ...

Mass. fishing crew rescues 2 after boat capsizes Boston Globe - United StatesTwo men are rescued by fishermen off Gloucester after their work boat capsizes. The Coast Guard said the 45-foot boat Providenza overturned at about 9:45 am ...

Three rescued when boat runs aground Ventura County Star - Camarillo, CA, USA The boat was taking on 4-foot to 6-foot waves amid high winds, he said. The Coast Guard sent its 47-foot rescue vessel, but the sailboat was too close shore ...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating safety course Monday and Tuesday The Florida Times-Union Fri, 16 Jan 2009 9:20 PM PST A free boating safety course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Clay County Agricultural Center, 2463 Florida W. next to the Clay County Fairgrounds. Students who complete the course will receive a state-issued Boating Safety Card, which is required for people 22 and younger to operate a motorized marine vessel with a horsepower greater than 10. Also, some insurance ...

Jones Beach Power Squadron boating course registration Babylon Beacon Fri, 16 Jan 2009 5:04 PM PST Jones Beach Power Squadron is offering Boating and Young Boaters Courses. Registration for both classes will be held Wed., Feb. 4, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Town of Oyster Bay's Marjorie R. Post Park -Meeting Building Room "A", Unqua Road and Merrick Road. The first class date Wed. Feb. 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at same location.

VINELAND: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety course Daily Journal Sun, 18 Jan 2009 1:11 AM PST United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Flotilla 33 Vineland, will offer a three-day, New Jersey approved, boating safety course from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23, 25 and 26 at the North Vineland Fire Hall, 185 W. Forest Grove Road, Vineland.

Free boating safety courses for youths The Daily Ardmoreite Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:03 AM PST Boating safety classes are scheduled later this month to help 12- to 16-year-olds qualify to be licensed as the sole operator of powered boats on Oklahoma waters.

Latest and Top News Stories around the Web- What's Happening in Recreational Boating Industry Soundings Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:51 AM PST In a victory for the American boating public, President Bush signed into law the Clean Boating Act of 2008 (S. 2766), exempting the more than 17 million recreational boats from federal marine discharge regulations aimed at commercial vessels.

Latest daily news recreational boating and marine industry Soundings Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:51 AM PST For those worried that gasoline prices will climb back up to more than $4 a gallon this summer, take heart, as government forecasts call for average retail gasoline and diesel fuel prices in 2009 at $1.87 and $2.27 per gallon, respectively.

Debate wells over boat wakes on Palmetto Bay canals MiamiHerald.com - Miami, FL, USA The proposed law would rely on state, county and village officers to give boaters civil citations for speeding through minimum-wake and slow-speed zones, ...

Prop problems part of boating Florida Today - Melbourne, FL, USA Selecting the right propeller for a boat's motor is sometimes as much art as it is science. That's because every boater uses their boat in different ways ...

Boating: Different kinds of lines available for use out on the water The News-Press - Fort Myers, FL, USA It absorbs the shock of sudden surges like a rubber band and is far easier on the boat than the manila line which was formerly used. ...

Coast Guard copter rescues boater Ventura County Star - Camarillo, CA, USA The Coast Guard rescued a boater Thursday night off Santa Cruz Island after receiving a call about a disabled sailboat, authorities said Friday. ...

Coast Guard dispatched to rescue possible stroke victim at sea The Oregonian Sat, 17 Jan 2009 9:56 AM PST ASTORIA -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew has been dispatched this morning to rescue a 35-year-old man at sea who potentially suffered a stroke Friday night. The man is alive and the vessel's crew has been in contact with the...

Horror 10 hours at sea Herald Sun Sat, 17 Jan 2009 3:10 AM PST TWO brothers survived a horror 10 hours in a "washing machine" before rescuers found their yacht in treacherous Bass Strait seas.

UN: Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Yemen The Associated Press In another incident, a boat carrying 120 migrants capsized in the Arabian Sea and 80 of the migrants made it safely to shore, Nassif said. ...

Boat driver sentenced to 30 days Delmarva Now - Salisbury, MD, USA By Brian Shane • Staff Writer • January 17, 2009 SNOW HILL -- The man who crashed a boat carrying nine passengers into the Route 90 bridge last July was ...

Juneau boats sink Fort Mills Times - Fort Mill, SC, USA JUNEAU, Alaska — Juneau harbor officials say at least three pleasure boats have sunk in city-run harbors over the past two weeks. Officials say the boats ...

Arsonist destroys boats in Hamp. marina WAVY-TV - Portsmouth, VA, USA Shortly after midnight, Hampton Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to the Belle Island Marina for a boat fire. Upon arrival, a fully involved vessel ...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers sailing course Marin Independent Journal Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:50 PM PST The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a 13-week public education course for serious sailors of all levels.

Former Reno resident dies in Hawaii boating accident Reno Gazette Journal - Reno, NV, USA 15 years, apparently suffered a fatal blow when he hit his head in their fishing boat, said his wife, Judith Marshall-Lewis. She said the kayakers told her ...

Brazillian, Spaniard found drifting in waters off Mayaro Trinidad News - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago A police report stated that about 10.30 am on Wednesday, the sailboat drifted to the beach. Villagers then transported the men to the Mayaro Police Station. ...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men, dog from Delta island The Sacramento Bee Thu, 15 Jan 2009 2:38 PM PST Two men and their dog got an unexpected helicopter ride, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard, after their boat ran aground in the Delta near Rio Vista. That area of the Delta is dotted with small islands that can be hazardous to small boats, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard gave this account of the rescue: Coast Guard Station Vellejo received a distress call Tuesday night at ...

Retired coast guard skipper says L'Acadien II capsizing reports flawed The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News Thu, 15 Jan 2009 3:33 PM PST HALIFAX, N.S. - A former coast guard captain is criticizing federal reports into the fatal capsizing of a sealing vessel last year, saying they gloss over "major mistakes" in the way the boat was towed by a coast guard ship and places too much blame on the sealers.

High wave caused boating tragedy Daily Press Fri, 16 Jan 2009 0:26 AM PST A high wave caused Wednesday's boating tragedy in the Chesapeake Bay that claimed two lives, investigators say.

Yacht rescued by water police Sky News Australia Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:13 AM PST Water police have rescued two sailors stranded in Bass Strait after their yacht broke down.

Man stranded after yacht overturns Herald Sun Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:55 PM PST A MAN has been rescued after his yacht overturned in the middle of Port Phillip Bay last night.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Recreational boating deaths hit new low KTUU - Anchorage, AK, USA The US Coast Guard cites a nearly decade-old state boating safety law for the downward trend. They also point to an extensive safety awareness campaign on ...

Boating course begins Jan. 27Chambersburg Public Opinion Wed, 14 Jan 2009 1:08 PM PSTCHAMBERSBURG -- The Chambersburg Flotilla, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will offer a 13-week boating skills and seamanship course beginning Jan. 27 in Room 104 of J. Frank Faust Junior High School, 1957 Scotland Ave.

Man charged in boating death gets new trial date Mohave Valley News - Laughlin, NV, USA By JIM SECKLER/The Daily News KINGMAN - A January trial for a California man charged with the death of a 10-year-old girl while boating on the Colorado ...

Coast Guard rescue tug boat engineer NBC 10 Providence Thu, 15 Jan 2009 8:48 AM PST The Coast Guard rescued a tug boat engineer off of Point Judith overnight Wednesday.

2 Dead in Virginia Boating Accident Identified Fox News Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:23 AM PST The two people killed in a Chesapeake Bay boating accident off Virginia Beach on Wednesday have been identified as Arizona residents, police said.

Mesa man, 89, dies in Chesapeake boating accidentT he Arizona Republic Wed, 14 Jan 2009 3:35 PM PST A Mesa man and another victim died today after their fishing boat capsized in frigid waters and high winds near Virginia Beach, Va., U.S. Coast Guard officials said Wednesday.

Man stranded after yacht overturns Herald Sun Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:55 PM PST A MAN has been rescued after his yacht overturned in the middle of Port Phillip Bay last night.

Supply boat capsizes near Inlet platform Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage, AK, USA By WESLEY LOY An oil industry supply boat has capsized this morning in ice-choked waters near a Cook Inlet platform, and the US Coast Guard is scrambling to ...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Report: Coast Guard goal is homeland security - Navy News, opinions, editorials, news from Iraq, photos, reports - ... Navy Times Tue, 13 Jan 2009 8:08 AM PST WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is cutting back on boat rescue missions as it shifts priority toward protecting waterways and stopping people from sneaking into the country, a new report says.

Coast Guard says rescues still key mission UPI Tue, 13 Jan 2009 9:25 AM PST WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says that it is not shirking rescues at sea despite a government report that found it was spending more effort on homeland security tasks.

Coast Guard urges boaters to go digital Port Clinton News Herald Tue, 13 Jan 2009 5:42 AM PST The Ninth Coast Guard District is urging mariners and aviators to start the year off right and make the switch to a digital emergency beacon.

More Neighbors on B7 Safe boating classes offered Daily Journal Tue, 13 Jan 2009 1:14 AM PST Also, all New Jersey boaters are required to complete a boating safety course by June 1. The personal watercraft safety deadline has passed.

Ohio boating still among USA's best The News-Herald Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:29 PM PST Even with winter-shortened boating seasons and current tough economic times, the Great Lakes region remains a powerhouse for recreational boating.

Recreational boaters looking forward to 2009 Mountain Messenger Tue, 13 Jan 2009 8:55 AM PST At Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.), an informal survey of staff shows that many recreational boaters are already planning their 2009 boating season. An escape to the water remains the one constant that still pays rich dividends to our circle of family and friends.

Boat safety Otago Daily Times Tue, 13 Jan 2009 8:29 AM PST Every day or two at this time of year seems to be marked by another boating accident. The natural reaction is to wonder why, and also to wonder how the toll of death and injury can be stopped, or at least lessened.

New life jacket loaner program kicks off at Cape Coral Yacht Club The News-Press Tue, 13 Jan 2009 8:47 AM PST Lee County Division of Public Safety, Boat US Foundation and the SW Fla.

Boating course begins Jan. 27 Chambersburg Public Opinion - Chambersburg, PA, USA CHAMBERSBURG -- The Chambersburg Flotilla, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, will offer a 13-week boating skills and seamanship course beginning Jan. ...

Speed boat death charge dropped Herald Sun Mon, 12 Jan 2009 5:33 PM PST A CHARGE of manslaughter against a 16-year-old boy over the death of Casey Hardman in a boating incident has been dropped.

Three men safe and well, boat sinks - Merimbula Narooma News - Narooma, New South Wales, Australia Three men are safe and well after their boat overturned and took on water yesterday morning, off the State’s Far South Coast near Merimbula, according to ...

Man in hospital after boating incident Radio New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand The man, 54, and four other family members, including two grandchildren, were near the entrance of Tairua Harbour when their boat overturned at 3pm on ...

Coast guard says 2 dead, 4 rescued after Virginia boat accident The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 14 Jan 2009 8:43 AM PST VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - U.S. Coast Guard officials say two people are dead and four have been rescued after their boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay.

Mother dies trying to save her son Daily Telegraph Wed, 14 Jan 2009 8:18 AM PST Last desperate act when their dinghy capsized in a boating accident an inquest has heard.

Big Island Man Dies Trying To Save Others MSNBC - USA The water was choppy and the sky was dark as fire rescue crews towed the Good Samaritan's charred boat into the harbor. You could still see smoke coming ...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Wannabe skippers put to test to get boat licence NEWS.com.au - Australia People going for boat licences will have to prove they have practical experience, backed by an experienced skipper, before they will be even allowed to go ...

Boaters urged to use caution at Langley Pond Aiken Standard (subscription) - Aiken, SC, USA By HALEY HUGHES The Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department urges all Langley Pond boaters to use extreme caution as the pond's level began to ...

Area briefly Port Clinton News Herald Mon, 12 Jan 2009 5:40 AM PST Western Lake Erie Safe Boating Council will have a boating education class 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 4 at Happy Day's Boating.

Safety class will start Thursday in Kenosha Lake County News-Sun Mon, 12 Jan 2009 4:40 AM PST The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a nine-hour "About Boating Safely" course from 6-9 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays beginning this week.

Coast Gaurd Auxiliary offers boat safety course Madison Record - Madison, AL, USA Successful completion of this course meets the State of Alabama requirement of taking a written test to obtain the State Boat Operators Permit. ...

Three honored for aiding 5 in sinking boat Saipan Tribune Mon, 12 Jan 2009 6:05 AM PST The Department of Public Safety has honored three civilians who assisted Boating Safety officers in rescuing five persons, including two minors, from a sinking boat near Mañagaha Island last Dec. 26.

Coast Guard Investigating Capsized Boat KGMB9 - Honolulu, HI, USA Nobody should put 40 people on a boat, they shouldn't have more than 10," said Michelmore. The Aquadelica's passenger count is one thing the coast guard ...

Submerged boat leaks gasoline The Wenatchee World Online - Wenatchee, WA, USA By Jaime Adame LAKE CHELAN — Firefighters on Sunday tried to contain the spill of an unknown amount of gasoline coming from a submerged boat in Lake Chelan.

1 hunter's body found in Ky. lake; 2 missing The Associated Press(AP) — Crews were searching a western Kentucky lake Monday for two young hunters who have been missing since their boat overturned, killing one of the four ...

Dozens missing after Guinea-Bissau boat capsizes Reuters - USA BISSAU, Jan 12 (Reuters) - More than 40 people including senior Muslim figures were missing after a boat capsized off Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, ...

Mystery yacht found drifting off Whitstable coast Kent News - United Kingdom A lifeboat crew had a Mary Celeste moment when they discovered a mystery yacht drifting off the coast of Whitstable on Sunday morning. ...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Federal program enlists help from civilian boaters Houston Chronicle - United States For more information, visit americas If he ever sees suspicious activity among Clear Lake boaters that might prove dangerous, marina operator Garson Silvers ...

Docmentation versus regisration The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark, NJ, USA When I bought my first boat (a 27 footer) some thirty or so years ago, I had to search the records of the nearby states of New York, New Jersey, ...

Coast Guard asks public to upgrade emergency radio beacons WNCT Greenville Sat, 10 Jan 2009 3:23 PM PST If you own a boat or airplane, next time you’re aboard, make sure to check your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs). Starting Feb. 1, 2009, they might not get you the help you need during an emergency situation.

Boating: Injuries, other mishaps take fun out of it The News-Press Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:19 PM PST Boating should be fun, joyful, exciting and a lot of other things I can't recall.

Two bodies found Saturday after possible boating accident Las Vegas Review - Journal - Las Vegas, NV, USA A 70-year-old man is confirmed dead and authorities have found a second body after a possible Friday boating accident on Lake Mohave. ...

Boating Safety and Accident News Jan 10, 2009

Required boating class beats penalty feesKCBY.com 11 - North Bend, OR, USA-Boaters are facing more regulations on the water this year but some organizations are putting a positive spin on the required classes.are putting a ...

The Coast Guard will have a boating course Port Clinton News Herald - Port Clinton, OH, USA A US Coast Guard recognized boating education class will be 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, May 30 at Portage View Campground, 265 South Meachem Road, off Ohio 163. ...

Battle brewing over new manatee-friendly regulations The News-Press - Fort Myers, FL, USA “A lot of people move to Cape Coral to be in this boating community,” Ortega said. “Now here we again with this save the manatee. ...

Keepin' You Afloat: Weekly Boating Tip Naples Daily News - Naples, FL, USA Most catastrophic boat engine problems are heat related. Cooling system failure can be avoided with periodic water dump inspection and by simply replacing

Free boating safety classes offered The Daily Ardmoreite Sat, 10 Jan 2009 9:59 AM PST Boating safety classes are scheduled later this month to help 12- to 16- year-olds qualify to be licensed as the sole operator of powered boats on Oklahoma waters.

Stiffer penalties sought for boating fatalities involving alcohol Montgomery Advertiser Sat, 10 Jan 2009 2:04 AM PST WETUMPKA -- After two boating fatalities in the county in 2006 and 2008, the Elmore County grand jury wants the state Legislature to strengthen penalties in alcohol-related boating fatalities.

Nearby Ship Investigated In Boating Accident Probe WBZ - Boston, MA, USA There may be a new clue in the sinking of a Gloucester fishing boat over the weekend. Matteo Russo and John Orlando died when their boat, The Patriot, ...

Coast Guard thinks tug boat cable could have caused Patriot tragedy The Salem News Fri, 09 Jan 2009 7:16 PM PST Coast Guard officials said last night that a tug towing a barge has become the focus of the investigation into the sinking of a commercial fishing boat from Gloucester that left both crew members dead.

Diver struck by boat in Martin Co. WFLX Fox 29 - West Palm Beach, FL, USA UPDATE, FRI 6 PM: Fish and Wildlife is in charge of the boating accident investigation in Stuart. About an hour ago, there was a group of divers out spear ...

Two Pahrump men missing after going boating on Lake Mohave KTNV Las Vegas Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:29 PM PST Two men from Pahrump apparently went missing while boating on Lake Mohave. The two men left from Cottonwood Cove on the Nevada side. The men are 70 and 74-years-old.

Drowning victim identified OC Register - Santa Ana, CA, USA Police believe Harold Richard Hart, whose body was found Friday evening, lived on a boat. By CINDY CARCAMO and JENNIFER MUIR DANA POINT – A man whose body ...

COLUMBIA: Capsized boat spotted near blue bridgeMid Columbia Tri City Herald - Kennewick,WA,USABy Paula Horton, Herald staff writer A capsized boat floats down the Franklin County side of the Columbia River Friday afternoon between the blue bridge and ...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Editorial: Requiring all Florida boaters to complete training ... Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL, USA With rare exceptions, Florida leads the nation each year in boating accidents, injuries and deaths. In 2007 there were 685 boating fatalities nationwide. ...

Volunteer Marine Rescue Safety Net 5 Point Checklist for safer boating Power Boat - World - Australia The annual January holidays will see everyone who can, get out on the water to enjoy boating on Australia’s finest coast. But the more boats there are on ...

Boating and Young Boaters Courses offered at Robert Moses Amityville Record Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:29 PM PST Jones Beach Power Squadron is offering Boating and Young Boaters Courses. Registration for both classes will be held Wed., Feb. 4, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Town of Oyster Bay's Marjorie R.

The Coast Guard will have a boating coursebPort Clinton News Herald Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:38 AM PS The U.S. Coast Guard recognized boating education class will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at Portage View Campground, 265 South Meachem Road, off Ohio 163.

Tropicalia boating: Be a greener boater, watch your carbon wakeThe News-Press Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:51 AM PSTIt's only the first Sunday of the New Year and already your resolve to budget better, quit smoking, lose weight and exercise more feels - well you...

Boater sentenced in deaths of three Seattle Times - United States Farler admitted he had been drinking at the Cedar Inn Tavern with his father before the boating accident, court papers state.

2 arrested in Marina del Rey for allegedly 'boating under the influence' Daily Breeze Fri, 09 Jan 2009 7:10 AM PST Two people aboard a commercial fishing boat sailing near the Marina del Rey harbor were arrested on suspicion of boating under the influence, coast guard officials announced today. RELATED LINKS: » BLOG: Keep up to date with South Bay crime and court news » South Bay crime stats

Tony Bullimore is rescued by the navy Daily Telegraph Fri, 09 Jan 2009 1:50 PM PST Jan10 1997: Tony Bullimore is rescued from capsized yacht after five days in the Southern Ocean.

Boat work causes fire Waukegan News Sun - Waukegan, IL, USA MUNDELEIN -- Two explosions Thursday afternoon alarmed the neighborhood around 151 N. Emerald St., where the homeowner was working on his power boat. ...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Best Bets: Jan. 7, 2009 San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA Recreational boaters, commercial vessel operators and others interested in boating and boating safety can sign up for three classes offered by the Santa ...

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Coast Guard Encourages Boaters to Go Digital with New Emergency Beacons WNCT Greenville Wed, 07 Jan 2009 3:53 PM PST TV stations aren’t the only things going digital next month. Starting soon, the Coast Guard will also be switching some of its emergency systems to digital frequencies.

Boaties urged to act now Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand Boaties should always wear a lifejacket and know and abide by the basic boating rules. Mr Black said staff on patrol continued to be shocked by the lack of ...

Ignorance of boating rules major issue Otago Daily Times Thu, 08 Jan 2009 8:27 AM PST As one Otago local authority moves to make life jacket use compulsory, and others consider it, Dunedin Marine Search and Rescue chairman Martin Balch believes lack of knowledge of boating navigation rules is a more pressing safety issue.

Police rescue two stranded boats Saipan Tribune Thu, 08 Jan 2009 6:06 AM PST Boating Safety Unit officers rescued two stranded boats, including one that had several tourist passengers, east of Managaha Island Wednesday morning.

Woman, dogs escape boat fire Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL, USA A woman and her two dogs were able to get off the boat when the fire started. By Anthony Cormier SARASOTA - A woman and her two dogs escaped from the ...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating safety course planned Press-Register - al.com - Mobile, AL, USA The first boating safety course of 2009 will be offered by the Perdido Bay Power Squadron, a unit of the US Power Squadrons, on Jan. ...

DGIF Boating Safety Classes Set For January Rockbridge Weekly - Lexington, VA, USA This class can make boating safer and more enjoyable for everyone. The class is sponsored and will be taught by instructors from the Virginia Department of ...

Boating family takes safety call on board Marlborough Express - Blenheim, New Zealand Prepared: Paul and Kate Macdonald have the essential gear needed aboard their jet boat to help keep themselves and children William, 7, and Georgina, ...

Boating breaches surprise officer The Border Mail - Australia... whole lake to go waterskiing in, move away from the congested areas,” Sen-Constable Tanian said. Brett Tanian found plenty of people breaking boating rules.

Woman charged in boat crash Winona Daily News - Winona, MN, USA By KEVIN BEHR / kbehr@winonadailynews.com A Minnesota City woman was charged Monday for injuring two people in a boating crash that happened Fourth of July ...

Skipper freed from capsized Vendee Globe sailboat The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French skipper Jean Le Cam was freed from his capsized yacht in a daring rescue by a rival west of Cape Horn in the Vendee Globe solo ...

Coast Guard crew seeks missing crab fisherman Anchorage Daily News Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:39 PM PST The search for the crewman who fell off the Bering Sea crab boat Seabrooke on Tuesday has been suspended for the night. The Coast Guard planned to resume searching this morning.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Port Canaveral Florida Today Tue, 06 Jan 2009 3:04 PM PST The US Coast Guard rescued a 43-year-old man on a kayak eight miles east of Port Canaveral about 6 p.m., officials said.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Tips for protecting the environment while boating Monroe News Star - Monroe, LA, USA NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana is a "sportsman's paradise" in part because of its vast waterways for boating and fishing. However, with unpredictable gas prices ...

Take a boating course with ODNR Port Clinton News Herald Mon, 05 Jan 2009 6:08 PM PST Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft invites boaters and friends to register for nine house Ohio Boating Education Course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Sandusky Ohio Department of Natural Resources Watercraft Office located at 1630 Sycamore Line, Sandusky.

Power Squadron offers five-week course The Buffalo News Tue, 06 Jan 2009 3:28 AM PST Swiftwater Power Squadron, a unit of the U. S. Power Squadrons, will offer a five-week boating course and personal watercraft certification class beginning Jan. 15 in Elks Lodge 860 at Main and Sweeney streets, North Tonawanda.

Police crack down on boat safety ABC Online - Australia Gippsland water police are cracking down on boat safety and licences at busy holiday spots in the Victorian region over summer. ...

Nine yr old dies in boating tragedy Newstalk ZB - New Zealand The nine-year-old girl was run over by a boat after she fell off her water skis near Two Mile Bay. Her parents had been turning their boat around to pick ...

Boating death trial set for next week The Casper Star Tribune - Casper, WY, USA By JOSHUA WOLFSON Two men charged in connection with the boating death of an Evansville boy are set for trial next week in Natrona County Circuit Court. ...

Jet boaters bodies found Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand The damaged private jet boat, occupied by three men on a fishing trip, was photographed by Maritime New Zealand investigators, in an inlet of Kawarau River, ...

Widow shocked vessel in fatal accident was in such bad condition CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:45 AM PST The wife of a man who drowned two years ago and whose body has never been recovered said Monday the fishing boat he was on should have never been allowed to sail.

Coast Guard Stopping Overloaded, Unsafe Vessels First Coast News Mon, 05 Jan 2009 3:17 PM PST YANKEETOWN, FL -- The Coast Guard cracked down last week on several commercial boating operations that were not in compliance with adequate safety measures.

Coast Guard picks up 2 men after sinking Anchorage Daily News Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:09 PM PST KODIAK -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two Chignik men Sunday after their fishing vessel lost power southwest of Kodiak.

Students, Faculty Mourn Teacher Killed In Boating Accident WJXT Jacksonville Mon, 05 Jan 2009 2:38 PM PST JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- The hallways of Fletcher Middle School were quieter than usual on Monday as students and teachers returning from the holiday break learned the school's art teacher died in a boating accident on New Year's Day.

Frustration at inaction Otago Daily Times Tue, 06 Jan 2009 8:27 AM PST The boating tragedy on the Kawarau River on Monday night which left two men dead and a man and a woman in a serious condition was an accident waiting to happen, says a commercial boat operator.

Rescue ship reaches capsized yacht racer UPI Tue, 06 Jan 2009 8:52 AM PST PARIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A rescue boat has pulled up alongside the capsized yacht of Vendee Globe racer Jean Le Cam but is encountering rough seas, officials said Tuesday.

Woman survives trapped under yacht Perth Now Tue, 06 Jan 2009 0:19 AM PST A WOMAN was trapped under a yacht for more than 20 minutes while her friends clung on for their lives after the vessel capsized.

Deaths are a sad reminder of risks that built a city Boston Globe - United States Last year, he upgraded to a better boat, a 54-foot steel-hulled trawler named Patriot that, with its high-tech gear, was the envy of this city's docks. ...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Police warn of water blitz The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Water police will target Victoria's holiday destinations after the death of an 18-year-old woman in a boating accident last month. Casey Hardman died after ...

Police call for anti-hoon legislation for boats ABC Online - Australia Casey Hardman was farewelled by family and friends in a funeral at Lilydale today. She was killed after being thrown from a boat which hit a tree in Lake ...

Regional WA The West Australian Sun, 04 Jan 2009 4:55 PM PST A man was killed in a boating accident off Steep Point near Shark Bay, 800km north of Perth, today. Senior Sgt Greg Trew, officer in charge of the WA Water Police, said the man was snorkelling when he was hit by a commercial tourist vessel “travelling at speed”.

Man Found Dead On Yacht KPRC Local 2 Houston Mon, 05 Jan 2009 8:20 AM PST SEABROOK, Texas -- A man was found dead on a yacht on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported. Seabrook police said the 83-year-old man's body was found on a yacht at the Blue Dolphin Marina at about 1 a.m.

Gas Leak Causes Boat Explosion KLFY - Lafayette, LA, USA An explosion on a shrimping boat leaves a town rattled and one local man struggling to stay alive. Just before one o'clock Saturday afternoon a loud noise ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Good boaties are sober boaties is the message from Maritime NZ The New Zealand Herald Mon, 05 Jan 2009 7:16 AM PST Alcohol consumption involved in 30 per cent of accidents, says boating manager Keep your speed down and don't drink and drive.


Police warn of water blitz The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Water police will target Victoria's holiday destinations after the death of an 18-year-old woman in a boating accident last month. Casey Hardman died after ...


Regional WA The West Australian Sun, 04 Jan 2009 4:55 PM PST A man was killed in a boating accident off Steep Point near Shark Bay, 800km north of Perth, today. Senior Sgt Greg Trew, officer in charge of the WA Water Police, said the man was snorkelling when he was hit by a commercial tourist vessel “travelling at speed”.


Man Found Dead On Yacht KPRC Local 2 Houston Mon, 05 Jan 2009 8:20 AM PST SEABROOK, Texas -- A man was found dead on a yacht on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported. Seabrook police said the 83-year-old man's body was found on a yacht at the Blue Dolphin Marina at about 1 a.m.


Gas Leak Causes Boat Explosion KLFY - Lafayette, LA, USA An explosion on a shrimping boat leaves a town rattled and one local man struggling to stay alive. Just before one o'clock Saturday afternoon a loud noise ...