Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating safety stressed after tragic drowning on Lake Texoma KXII-TV - Sherman, TX, USA Over the weekend, five men were out fishing when their boat capsized. They attempted to swim ashore, and all made it except for one. ...

Boating safety classes offered Sun newspapers - Port Charlotte, FL, USA NORTH PORT -- The US Coast Guard Auxiliary in North Port has scheduled its April safe boating class. The two-week class will be held April 6, 8, 13 and 15, ...

Safe boating class planned The Times-Reporter Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:06 AM PDT Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is offering an Ohio Boating Education Course April 25 from 8 to 5 in the activity center at Atwood Lake Park. Students must attend the entire session and pass the exam in order to complete the course.

OSWEGO COUNTY NEWS The Post-Standard Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:14 AM PDT The Oswego County Sheriff's Office is holding free boating-safety classes in April and May. The sessions are required for boat owners older than 14, boat operators 10 to 18 and boating passengers younger than 10.

County MUA Encourages Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Cape May County Herald - NJ, United States By Herald Staff SWAINTON — As boating season approaches and folks prepare their vessels for water, Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) ...

Inexperience factor in players' deaths at sea: Report The Ottawa Sun Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:42 AM PDT The deadly boating accident involving NFLers Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith was caused when the vessel was improperly anchored and the boat capsized after one of them tried to throttle forward to pry loose the anchor.

Investigation into boating tragedy TVNZ - New Zealand Kirsten Flynn was 12 years old and having an absolute blast on the day she was tragically killed on Lake Te Anau. No-one has ever been held to account for ...

Man Drowns After Boat Capsizes Off Panama City, Florida InjuryBoard.com - Tampa, FL, USA Miller and 33 year-old Archie White were in a 21 foot boat that capsized Saturday afternoon. White was able to swim to nearby Shell Island but Miller's body ...

Hundreds die as migrant boat sinksMoldova.org Tue, 31 Mar 2009 05:46 AM PDT High winds and turbulent seas capsized boats carrying African immigrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya, with hundreds feared dead, authorities said.The International Organization for Migration said Tuesday at least two vessels carrying illegal migrants from North Africa experienced trouble off Libya's coast and more than 200 people may have drowned since setting sail Sunday, The New ...

Boater's death probed Asbury Park Press Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:35 AM PDT State marine police are investigating the cause of death of a 52-year-old boater from Beachwood whose body was recovered by the Coast Guard in the Barnegat Bay on Saturday.

SP man dies in boating accident trying to save wife The Capital Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:51 AM PDT A Severna Park man "who loved to help people" died last week during a fishing trip with some members of his family off the Puerto Rican coast. Gordon Loetz, 59, was killed when the boat he was on capsized in a heavy surf.

2 sailboat racers rescued after capsizing San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA Two men clinging to a capsized sailboat in an ocean race gone horribly wrong knew they had only one chance to live. One of them had to dive under the water, ...

Man hospitalized after boat capsizes on Ore. river The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA (AP) — Authorities say the passenger in a fishing boat that capsized in the Smith River near Reedsport is in critical condition, and the boat's operator has ...

Missouri Men Missing After Boat Capsizes KTUL - Tulsa, OK, USA Pensacola Dam - The search continues for two Missouri men whose boat capsized on the Grand River Monday night. The Grand River Dam Authority Lake Patrol ...

Carbon Monoxide News

The Hidden Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Carteret County News-Times Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:21 AM PDT (ARA) - Bitter cold weather can bring more than just frosty mornings and runny noses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the odorless predator -- carbon monoxide, also known as CO -- sends more than 15,000 people to the hospital each year.

Family of Four Saved from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning FOX 13 Utah Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:50 PM PDT SALT LAKE CITY - Firefighters say a family of four is lucky to be alive thanks to a friend who came to check on them. At 5:00 a.m. on Monday, two children and their parents got sick from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Power Squadron helps boaters get ready for anything Daily Commercial - Leesburg, FL, USA And as thousands of boaters gear up to use the local waterways this year, boating safety specialists say that safety education and courtesy are key to ...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Boating Safety Course Kansas City infoZine - Kansas City, MO, USA Successful completion of the course satisfies one of the prerequisites to obtaining a boating safety identification card from the Missouri State Water ...

Briefs: Community Events St. Tammany News Sat, 28 Mar 2009 22:35 PM PDT Boating class deadline today The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 081-04-08 in Slidell will be offering a one-day boating safety seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The About Boating Safety course will cover choosing the right vessel, trailering, navigation rules, boat and PWC handling, legal requirements, boating emergencies, enjoying water sports, lines (ropes) and tying types of knots. ...

Boat safety course offered Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Beaver Dam, WI, USA JUNEAU — The Dodge County Sheriff's Department - Deputy Michael Matoushek, a Wisconsin DNR certified boating dafety instructor invites all individuals ...

How safe is your boat, canoe or kayak? PennLive.com - Harrisburg, PA, USA With the start of the boating season cruising across central Pennsylvania, a pre-water Vessel Safety Check by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary could have the ...

Boating safety classes offered Charlotte Sun Herald Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:32 AM PDT NORTH PORT -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in North Port has scheduled its April safe boating class. The two-week class will be held April 6, 8, 13 and 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Safe Boating Class begins April 27 The Cape Ann Beacon Mon, 30 Mar 2009 07:54 AM PDTT he Gloucester Harbormaster and Environmental Police will hold a Safe Boating class on April 27, 28, 29 and May 4 and 5 from 6:30â8:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at Gloucester High School

Intoxicated boaters will be fined, face jail time Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - Clarksville, TN, USA By OWEN SCHROEDER • The Leaf-Chronicle • March 29, 2009 The boating season officially begins on the Memorial Day weekend, but many people will take ...

10 tips: How to save money on boat insurance Lake Sun Leader - Camdenton, MO, USA Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has these tips to save money on boat insurance: 1. Reality check: Today’s competitive boat buying ...

Investigation Reveals Improper Anchoring Caused NFL Players ... AHN - USA Cooper, the boat's owner, had more than 100 hours of boating experience but no formal education, and had been drinking, according to the report. ...

Boaters, ethanol backers at odds St. Louis Post-Dispatch - St. Louis, MO, USA Armed with damage stories and test results suggesting more problems on the horizon, the boating industry is fighting to block a drive by fuel manufacturers ...

DNR plans LaPorte, Porter sweeps in search of boating tax cheats South Bend Tribune Mon, 30 Mar 2009 02:14 AM PDT HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) â The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is cracking down on out-of-state boaters who do not pay Indiana excise taxes.

Coast Guard aids man felled by fumes on boat Ventura County Star Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:12 PM PDT The Coast Guard rescued a man on a sailboat Friday night after he was overcome by carbon monoxide, authorities said Saturday.

Local Boating/Fishing Mishap Claims One Life WJHG-TV - Panama City, FL, USA A Tallahassee man is dead Saturday night and another in the hospital after a boating accident off the Gulf side of Shell Island. Just after 6p.m. ambulances ...

Coast Guard recovers body of missing boater near Barnegat The Star-Ledger Sun, 29 Mar 2009 04:56 AM PDT The Coast Guard recovered the body of a 52-year-old man Saturday near Oyster Creek in Barnegat Bay, who had been seen boating earlier that afternoon, officials said. The State Police had reported having stopped the man, Ken Madsen, earlier while...

Boating Pair Plucked from Pacific KCBS Radio San Francisco Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:51 AM PDT Two people were rescued from the chilly Pacific Ocean Saturday night after their sailboat capsized about eight miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Kansas man drowns in Lake Texoma boating accident The Herald Democrat Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:41 AM PDT A Kansas man drowned at Lake Texoma on Saturday morning when the boat he was riding in was swamped by waves in rough water. The accident happened on the Oklahoma side of Lake Texoma.

Four rescued from burning yacht BBC News Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:28 AM PDT Four men in their 50s and 60s are rescued after their motor yacht catches fire off the east Hampshire coast.

Fla. man drowns after rough waters flip boat MiamiHerald.com - Miami, FL, USA Authorities say a man drowned when his boat was struck by a large wave as rough weather pummeled the Florida Panhandle. The Florida Fish and Wildlife ...

Four rescues in 12 days Soundings Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:32 PM PDT Authorities have told a man from North Wales his boat is ill-equipped and not seaworthy after his fourth rescue in 12 days. The yacht is not safe to sail, says a Holyhead Coastguard spokesman. It has a damaged rudder and the engine needs servicing. There is no working VHF radio on board.

Sailors get stuck in the muck at Laguna Lake San Luis Obispo Tribune - San Luis Obispo,CA,USA A kayaker helps the occupants of a sailboat get to the shore of Laguna Lake late Sunday afternoon after their vessel overturned and their mast got stuck in ...

Sailboat free after hitting bridge on Columbia River The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA by Rick Bella, The Oregonian Coast Guard investigators are looking into a reported collision between a 40-foot sailboat and the Vancouver Railroad Bridge ...

Sheriff charges Coos Bay man with 'boat-and-run' KCBY.com 11 - North Bend, OR, USA The sheriff arrested a 56-year-old Coos Bay man on suspicion of causing the "boat-and-run" accident that damaged the sheriff's boat house, ...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Boating Safety Course Kansas City InfoZine Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:48 AM PDT Successful completion of the course satisfies one of the prerequisites to obtaining a boating safety identification card from the Missouri State Water Patrol.

Sign up quickly for sailing classes for youngsters The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark, NJ, USA Last year 926 youngsters took part in programs at the 13-member clubs of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association (bbyra.org), said the group's youth ...

New Arizona law raises penalties to curb drunken boating ABC 15 Phoenix Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:51 AM PDT LAKE HAVASU CITY _ Cruising around Lake Havasu in his patrol boat, Sgt. Doug Schuster tells story after story of partiers and mayhem heâs seen as a boating safety supervisor with the Mohave County Sheriffâs Office.

Blue boating program adopted by Tahoe board Tahoe Daily Tribune Sat, 28 Mar 2009 06:07 AM PDT LAKE TAHOE - In a unanimous decision, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board on Wednesday approved a plan to collect data about Lake Tahoe boaters in 2009.

NATION: Maryland man drowns in Puerto Rico as boat sinks The Daily Times Sat, 28 Mar 2009 09:31 AM PDT SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the drowning of a tourist from Maryland after a boat capsized Friday in heavy surf along the island's north coast.

Sponsor hails carbon monoxide detector law Montrose Daily Press Sat, 28 Mar 2009 03:31 AM PDT DENVER With the governorâs signature on the dotted line, supporters of the states carbon monoxide-detector bill hope more lives can be saved. We should have had this done years ago, certainly, we should have done it last year, Rep. John Soper, D-Thornton said Tuesday.

3 hospitalized, carbon monoxide may be the cause9 News Denver Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:38 PM PDTDOUGLAS COUNTY - An adult and two teenagers were taken to the hospital from a west Douglas County home on suspicion of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Boating Safety Course Kansas City InfoZine Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:48 AM PDT Successful completion of the course satisfies one of the prerequisites to obtaining a boating safety identification card from the Missouri State Water Patrol.

NATION: Maryland man drowns in Puerto Rico as boat sinks The Daily Times Sat, 28 Mar 2009 09:31 AM PDT SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico â The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the drowning of a tourist from Maryland after a boat capsized Friday in heavy surf along the island's north coast.

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman The Lewiston Sun Journal Sat, 28 Mar 2009 02:10 AM PDT LUBEC (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search off the coast of far eastern Maine for a Lubec fishermen who went missing after the sinking of a 34-foot boat.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

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Safety stressed at Lake Havasu during spring break San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA Mohave County sheriff's Sgt. Doug Schuster spots white waves trailing a boat filled with spring break revelers in a no wake zone and pulls them over. ...

Boating courses scheduled in spring Bethany Beach Wave - Bethany Beach, DE, USA OCEAN PINES -- The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-05, is conducting safe boating courses on April 7, 8 and 9 at the Ocean Pines Library. ...

Registration open for boating safety class Sheboygan Press Thu, 26 Mar 2009 05:55 AM PDT A boating safety class required for young Wisconsin boat operators will be offered in late April and early May by the Sheboygan County Sheriffs Department.

Safe boating classes planned in the area Tampa Bay Newspapers - Seminole, FL, USA The 8-hour classroom and hands-on course is for boaters who cannot find the time for a four-week boater course. The class meets the requirements for ...

Boating Safety Course at W. Haven The Ledger - Lakeland, FL, USA Boating safety has become a more relevant topic along Florida's west central coast since the deaths of three football players in February. ...

Three boating safety courses to be held Fulton Valley News (subscription) - NY, USA Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd has announced that three boating safety courses will be held beginning in April. There is no charge for the training. ...

Tompkins: Boater safe than sorry Houston Chronicle - United States The state’s boater education requirements, which currently apply only to a tiny segment of Texas’ huge boating community, are the focus of a handful of ...

Re-powering a boat makes financial sense The Patriot Ledger - Quincy, MA, USA By Dick Trust You’d love to buy a new boat, but your wallet indicates a stern “No.” So you bow to your budget and accept a sound, economical alternative: ...

Lake Tahoe eco board adopts blue boating program North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Incline Village, NV, USA The plan — the blue boating program — is part of a larger shorezone program aimed at regulating buoys and piers and mitigating boating effects on Lake Tahoe ...

The Hidden Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Carteret County News-Times Fri, 27 Mar 2009 02:37 AM PDT (ARA) - Bitter cold weather can bring more than just frosty mornings and runny noses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the odorless predator -- carbon monoxide, also known as CO -- sends more than 15,000 people to the hospital each year.

Boating tips to keep you WWLP 22News - Springfield, USA 22 News has tips to keep you from sinking your boat. It's actually true, sinking seems unlikely but its really easy to forget one simple step. ...

Boat operators without a TWIC card to be bannedSaipan Tribune Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:13 AM PDTMany boat drivers in the CNMI licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard will not be allowed to operate vessels by April 15 without a Transportation Worker Identification Credential card, which is only given to U.S. citizens and those with federal work visas.

Life vest saved man on doomed boat New York Daily News - New York, NY, USA AP ATLANTIC CITY - Jose Luis Arias, the sole survivor of Lady Mary, a fishing boat that sunk in the frigid ocean waters off New Jersey, has his protective ...

MWD hosts quagga inspection class Big Bear Grizzly Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:48 AM PDT The Big Bear Municipal Water District conducts a quagga inspection certification workshop Tuesday, March 31, in preparation of the 2009 boating season.

Weather May Have Played Role in NJ Boating Tragedy New York's CW11 / WPIX-TV - new york city, new york, USA BY STEPHANIE BARISH wpix.com ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (WPIX) -- Bad weather may have caused a fishing boat to sink off the coast of New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, ...

Fishing Boat Sinks Off Maine Coast, 1 Body Recovered Fox News Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:01 AM PDT The Coast Guard says it has recovered one body and is searching for another person after a fishing vessel sank off the coast of Maine.

Two men rescued from sinking boat at marina The West Elgin Chronicle Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:52 AM PDT Two Elgin County men are safe after their 26 foot cabin cruiser sank into lake Erie while they were out boating the night of March 22.

Boating injury caused by missing marker buoy Gasparilla Gazette Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:28 AM PDT A boater suffered multiple facial injuries when the 20-foot Key West boat he was operating struck a partially submerged channel marker while traveling west in Boca Bayou channel at 11:40 a.m. Friday, March 20. At the time of the collision the channel marker had no buoy attached to it, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Robert Davis, 65, of Orland, IL, the operato

Blogger's not: This is a common mistake made by boat operators particularly on rivers and streams. Anchoring by the stern can actually submerged the stern of your boat in a strong current.

State report on missing boaters to be released Friday St. Petersburg Times Thu, 26 Mar 2009 06:54 AM PDT TAMPA -- The state agency that investigates boating accidents will release its report Friday on the Feb. 28 incident that left four men stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. Three of the men, including two National Football League players, have...

Improper anchoring flipped NFL player's boat in accident that killed three, report says TCPalm.com Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:35 AM PDT U.S. Coast Guard officials said the four men journeyed over 50 miles into the gulf in search of amberjack before rough waters and a stuck anchor capsized their 21-foot Everglades fishing craft. The Coast Guard discovered Schuyler during an air-and-sea search that scoured more than 20,000 square miles. He had been in the water for 42 hours.

Boaters buy up safety equipment MyFox Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL, USA Safety equipment has been in higher demand since the accident that claimed the lives of three boaters. SEMINOLE - Nathan Maracick knows the Seminole Boat ...

British toddler dies on Hong Kong yacht The Scotsman Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:38 AM PDT A British toddler's death on a yacht off Hong Kong is being investigated by police.

TANKERS SEIZED IN PIRACY SURGE Maritime Global Net Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:28 AM PDT A SPURT of intense activity by Somali pirates has included the hijacking of two tankers and a yacht and numerous unsuccessful attacks in the Gulf of Aden and up to 500 miles out into the Indian Ocean.

Two rescued after boat capsizes on Wolf Lake Chicago Sun-Times - United States Two fishermen were rescued from the water after their boat capsized Thursday afternoon on Wolf Lake on the Southeast Side. A Chicago Fire Dept. helicopter ...

Whale-watchers find woman's body floating in ocean San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA Sgt. Phil Keenan says nearly 100 people, including many children, were aboard the Voyager whale-watching boat when they noticed the body Wednesday at about ...

Sailboat disappears after leaving Half Moon Bay San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA (03-26) 17:42 PDT HALF MOON BAY -- The Coast Guard is looking for a 36-foot sailboat that left Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay with two men aboard ...

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker WPTV West Palm Beach Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:19 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a kayaker who may have gone missing in the ocean near Fort Lauderdale.

SoCal man guilty of driving boat over boy at Shaver Lake Fresno Bee - Fresno, CA, USA By Pablo Lopez / The Fresno Bee A Fresno County jury found a Southern California man guilty of running over an 11-year-old boy with a speed boat on Shaver ...

Five Rescued in Kayak Mishap on Stones River News Channel 5 Nashville Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:21 AM PDT Five people escaped injury when their kayaks and canoe overturned in the Stones River.

Missing man’s sailboat found near Lakewood Village Star Community Newspapers - Plano,TX,USA A Hickory Creek man who was reported missing earlier this week has not been found and is assumed to have drowned in Lewisville Lake after his sailboat was ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Free boating course Hingham Journal - MA, USA These courses are designed for persons of all ages, regardless of boating skill. These courses are federally approved, and course completion will allow ...

Boating Safety Classes to be Held Oswego County Today Wed, 25 Mar 2009 03:05 AM PDT There is no charge for the training. A parent or guardian must accompany any youths ages 10 through 17 to the classroom on the first day of the course to sign a parental permission form.

Boaters could learn from mistakes of others The News-Herald Wed, 25 Mar 2009 02:15 AM PDT John Cherny of Middlefield Township is a Coast Guard Auxiliary commander and hopes that boaters will take to heart a safe boating course.

Search resumes off N.J. for lost fishermen UPI Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:43 AM PDT CAPE MAY, N.J., March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said its boats and aircraft were still searching Wednesday for possible survivors from a fishing boat that sank off New Jersey.

Somali pirates hijack Seychelles yacht Australian Broadcasting Corporation Wed, 25 Mar 2009 08:12 AM PDT Somali pirates have hijacked a yacht from the Seychelles with two men on board, a maritime official said.

Nap in survival suit saved NJ fishing boat crewman The News Journal - Wilmington, DE, USA By WAYNE PARRY • AP • March 25, 2009 ATLANTIC CITY — The apparent lone survivor of a fishing boat that sank off southern New Jersey on Tuesday says sleeping ...

Carbon Monoxide News

Teenagers die of carbon monoxide poisoning Daily Telegraph Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:41 PM PDT Two teenage friends died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a garden summer house which they had used to avoid disturbing sleeping family after a late night out an inquest heard today.

Governor Signs Carbon Monoxide Bill KKCO Grand Junction Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:35 AM PDT Relatives of people who've died from carbon monoxide poisoning say they are comforted after Gov. Bill Ritter signed a measure that will require many homes to have devices designed to detect the colorless, odorless gas.

Gas warning after friends' deaths BBC News Wed, 25 Mar 2009 04:57 AM PDT A coroner urges safety checks on portable gas heaters after two teenagers die from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Free boating safety checks in April Bradenton Herald - FL, United States PALMETTO — Free vessel safety checks will be given during April at the Green Bridge boat ramp next to Regatta Pointe Marina in Palmetto. ...

Boating device sales up since fishermen lost at sea Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Tue, 24 Mar 2009 08:20 AM PDT PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- Sales for boating safety devices have skyrocketed since four fishermen were lost at sea last month.

New rules for Channel Islands sanctuary implementedVentura County Star Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:12 AM PDTNew rules governing boating and other activities in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary took effect last week. The guidelines are part of an updated management plan on what can and canât take place inside the federally protected water.

Officials investigate fatal boating accident in Cutler Bay MiamiHerald.com - Miami, FL, USA By JENNIFER LEBOVICH A Cutler Bay man died in a weekend boating accident after he hit his head on the bottom of an overpass, officials said. ...

Alongi found guilty in boating death Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron, MI, USA He was charged with boating while intoxicated resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter. Wendling said the jury was given the option to consider the ...

Fishing boat sinks off N.J.; 1 dead, 4 missing Courier-Post Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:09 AM PDT ATLANTIC CITY - A fishing boat sank off the New Jersey coast Tuesday morning, killing at least one person and leaving four others missing, the Coast Guard said.

Final Report On Football Players' Boat Tragedy Nearly Complete The Tampa Tribune Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:42 AM PDT Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are close to finalizing their report of the boating mishap in which two pro football players and a former University of South Florida athlete were lost at sea.

Yachtsman murdered by pirates Soundings Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:23 PM PDT British newspapers are reporting that an English cruising couple sailing their $440,000 yacht off Burma were attacked by pirates. The husband was reportedly killed with a hammer.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Drowning Statistics, Arizona, 2007 Medical News Today Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:14 AM PDT 167 Arizona children were hospitalized or seen in an emergency department for a non-fatal drowning in 2007. 25 children died as a result of drownings or submersions. 1 child died from carbon monoxide poisoning while swimming behind a boat. The longest hospital stay for a non-fatal drowning was 105 days. The 95 non-fatal emergency department visits totaled $214,000 in hospital charges.

Carbon monoxide victims may need longer-term care The Salt Lake Tribune Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:01 PM PDT Shortly after Cynthia Smith moved into a new apartment in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s, she felt like she was getting the flu. She eventually started stumbling, enduring intense headaches and napping, spending nearly 14 hours a day in bed.

Student injured in boating mishap NZ City - New Zealand A student has been airlifted off Mayor Island with an injured knee, after a boating mishap. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students have been carrying out a ...

ID on body expected today Daily Citizen - Dalton, GA, USA Thomason had gone boating on the Conasauga with two friends, but let them out of the boat to go further downstream. The boat was found on a bank a few hours ...

Story of missing boaters is sadly common Galveston County Daily News Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:19 AM PDT Capt. Joe writes that the facts surrounding the boating incident that left two NFL players missing off the Florida Coast are, unfortunately, quite common.

82-foot yacht catches fire behind home 7 News Miami Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:47 AM PDT FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A large yacht looks to be a total loss after a fire erupted in its engine room.

Strong Winds Capsize Some Boats In Alamitos Bay Yacht Club Regatta LBReport.com - Long Beach, CA, USA In a report on the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club website, Rich Roberts writes in part that the winds were blowing so hard "anemometers showed 25 to 27 knots, ...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

REGIONAL: COAST GUARD REMINDS BOATERS TO PRACTICE SAFE BOATING ... CBS 5 - San Francisco, CA, USA The US Coast Guard this week reminded Bay Area residents to practice safe boating techniques. Boaters should have a lifejacket onboard for each person in ...

Boating deaths dip; more preventable The Columbus Dispatch Sun, 22 Mar 2009 08:57 AM PDT That boating, whether while fishing or playing, causes death is news primarily because of the relative rarity of such events.

Crackdown on drunk boaters WBBH - Fort Myers, FL, USA LEE COUNTY: Eight agencies put extra patrols on the water this weekend to track down boaters under the influence. "Are boats zig zagging through other boats ...

Search For Brett Thomason is Over WDEF Chattanooga Sun, 22 Mar 2009 08:51 AM PDT A family mourns the loss of a son, brother and friend tonight after a body turns up in Whitfield County. It appears it is that of 19-year-old Brett Thomason who disappeared a little more than a month ago after a boating trip."They found my son in the river..." read more

Amble lifeboat rescues yacht Northumberland Gazette Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:46 AM PDT Amble RNLI Lifeboat has been called into action to help rescue a yacht that had reported machinery failure.

Police rescue two people Adelaide Now Sun, 22 Mar 2009 06:48 AM PDT POLICE Water Operations rescued two people after a 38-foot yacht sank off North Haven tonight.

Lucky escape for boat owner after engine explosion ABC Online - Australia Firefighters say a man is lucky to be alive after his boat burst into flames in far north Queensland. The 35-foot boat was anchored off the Tingara Street ...

Accident mars drag boat event Press-Enterprise - Riverside, CA, USA By JERRY SOIFER LAKE ELSINORE - The thunder of some 90 drag racing boats was silenced for almost two hours Saturday after a racer's blown fuel jet boat went ...

5 people rescued from sinking boat off La Jolla San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA AP SAN DIEGO—Five people have been rescued from an overloaded boat that started sinking in the ocean near La Jolla. San Diego lifeguard Lt. John Greenhalgh ...

Police name dead loch fishermen BBC News - UK A police spokesman said they had decided to take a small boat across the loch to a hotel and left at about 2300 GMT on Friday, leaving one of the group at ...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat safety checks offered Saturday The Daily Astorian - Astoria, OR, USA Members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Buoy 10 Flotilla 64 will conduct free courtesy vessel examinations from 8 to 11 am Saturday at the John Day Boat ...

Boating sobriety enforcement action set for this weekend Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Cape Coral, FL, USA This weekend, the Lee County Marine Law Enforcement Task Force will conduct an operation aimed at detecting and apprehending impaired boaters on waterways ...

Weather service warns of rip currents at beach, boating hazards Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach, FL, USA By staff report The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous rip currents at beaches and hazardous boating conditions through the weekend as strong ...

Company keeps boaters' dogs safe at sea Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg, FL, USA The 6-year-old company makes doggy life jackets, dog boat ladders, ski rope dog leashes and nautical-theme canine toys. Its sales hit $1 million in 2008, ...

Boater's World stores going out of business The Post and Courier Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:04 AM PDT The stock of Charleston-area boating suppliers is getting thinned, just as the season is gearing up. Boater's World, the marine retailer owned by bankrupt photography giant Ritz Camera, is going out of business and is liquidating all inventory and fixtures at its 127 stores, including three locally.

$1.7m to go to boating facilities boost ABC Online - Australia The Western Australian Government is making $1.7 million available to improve recreational boating facilities across the state. The money has been partly ...

Lamar man drowns in boating accident Sumter Item - Sumter, SC, USA By RANDY BURNS BISHOPVILLE — A Darlington County man drowned Wednesday night in a boating accident on Lynches River in Lee County, officials said. ...

Boating death case concludes The Casper Star Tribune - Casper, WY, USA It didn't require the defendants to plead guilty or admit responsibility in the boating crash that killed his grandson. "That sounds like a jaywalking ...

One hurt in boating accident in Pass The Boca Beacon Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:06 AM PDT One man was injured in a boating accident that took place near Marker 2 in Boca Grande Pass on Friday, March 20. Bob Carpenter, spokesman for the Charlotte County Sheriffâs Office, said that his office received the call at 11:43 a.m. Charlotte County Marine Patrol responded, and found a 20-foot Key West boat that hit an [...]

Manatee wounded by boat propeller MyFox Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL, USA Deputies in the sheriff's marine unit spotted the female manatee Thursday, and noticed the sea cow had been cut by a boat propeller. ...

Four Feared Dead In Scottish Loch Tragedy SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Sat, 21 Mar 2009 08:42 AM PDT Two men have died and two others are missing in a boating tragedy on a freezing Scottish loch.

Firefighters honored for heroism Miami Herald Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:14 AM PDT As the roaring fire consumed the yacht, Nicholas DiGiacomo gave one of the trapped passengers his air pack and mask, put himself at the mercy of the thick smoke and used his power saw to cut open an escape route in the yacht's hull.

At least 7 African migrants drown off Yemeni coast Reuters - USA ADEN, Yemen, March 21 (Reuters) - At least seven African migrants drowned and more than 20 were injured when their boat capsized off the Yemeni port of Aden ...

Carbon Monoxide News

Generating Concern: Is your generator safe? WPTV West Palm Beach Fri, 20 Mar 2009 19:52 PM PDT A Palm City family says their house filled with carbon monoxide after they turned on their stationary generator. One expert says as many as half of all generators are installed...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Free boating safety class offered Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee, OK, USA The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will conduct a free boating safety class on March 28 at the Indian Capital Technology Center. The six-hour class will start at 9 ...

Boating education course offeredThe Buckeye Lake Beacon - Hebron, Ohio, USA BUCKEYE LAKE - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft will be offering an 8-hour Ohio Boating Education Course on Saturday, ...

Boating safety makes everyone a winner on the water Homer News - Homer, AK, USA "My number one piece of advice is to check your boat over beforehand," said Gayle Forrest, commander of the auxiliary's Homer flotilla. ...

Parks and Rec camps Mirror - Royal Oak, MI, USA The purpose of this class is to help youth feel comfortable and confident in a sailboat and to build sailing skills. This camp will include water safety, ...

Officials urge boaters to take precautions Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg, MS, USA The team cautioned the public wear to life jackets while boating in Pine Belt rivers. They also advised boaters with little experience to stay out of rivers ...

New boating plan postponed Greenwich Time - Greenwich, CT, USA By Neil Vigdor Confronted by an armada of angry boaters at a public hearing Wednesday night, town officials reversed the rudder on a controversial plan to ...

Council quiets motor boat operations near Ross Island The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA by James Mayer, The Oregonian The Portland City Council on Wednesday endorsed a plan to quell motor boat operations around Ross Island. ...

Funding for recreational boating Esperance Express Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:40 AM PDT THE Department of Planning and Infrastructure is urging authorities to submit applications for a share in a record $1.7 million in funding.

Boating incident in Bell County leaves 1 man dead; 1 missing News 8 Austin - Austin, TX, USA One man is dead and crews are still searching for another after a boat capsized on Lake Belton. Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith said the search has turned ...

Parsippany woman, 20, dies in spring break boating accident Daily Record Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:53 AM PDT PARSIPPANY -- A 2007 Parsippany Hills High School graduate spending spring break in the Dominican Republic died Monday in a boating accident, her family said.


Carbon Monoxide News

Monoxide Poisoning After-Effects More Dangerous Than Thought FOX 13 Utah Wed, 18 Mar 2009 22:35 PM PDT MURRAY, Utah - This week's New England Journal of Medicine released startling findings on the long term affects of carbon monoxide poisoning. Cynthia Smith, a victim of CO poisoning, says that every day she wakes up needing to plan her day due to the effects of the poison.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Grants are available for boating-safety projects Statesman Journal - Salem, OR, USA Officials with the Oregon State Marine Board are accepting applications for its "Let's Go Boating" assistance program. Money is available for non-profit ...

Marblehead boating safety course to begin The Daily Item of Lynn - Boston, MA, USA By David Liscio / The Daily Item MARBLEHEAD - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a six-session boating safety course at Marblehead High School starting ...

Safety first for spring boating Port Clinton News Herald Wed, 18 Mar 2009 05:43 AM PDT As the last remnants of ice fade from the Lake Erie shorelines, early spring anglers will soon be hitting the lake and its tributaries in boats and waders.

Boca Raton beach bash offers boating for people with disabilities Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA The city's annual beach party Saturday for area residents with disabilities will feature boat rides for the first time. The Boating and Beach Bash is ...

California increases boat registrations by 8 percentBest of Boating - Marietta,GA,USACHICAG0, IL – Recreational boat registrations increased by one percent in 2007 and California saw the greatest increase in boat registrations, according to ...

Lizard Creek trail gets $11,000 grant The Fort Dodge Messenger Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:15 PM PDT A newly designated water trail in Webster County will receive $11,000 in state grant funding. Lizard Creek will see upgrades designed to improve access for canoe and kayak enthusiasts, many of whom already use the waterway for such activities. The grant application was submitted in January by Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove.

Tragic Boating Accident Teaches Safety Lesson The Ledger - Lakeland, FL, USA 28, four football players in their mid- to late 20s were caught in the teeth of a passing cold front that capsized their 21-foot open-console boat in the ...

One person dead after boating accident on Lake Belton KXXV News Channel 25 - Waco, TX, USA By Kevin Davis and Lauren Keeffe BELTON - A boating trip on Lake Belton went horribly wrong when the boat capsized Tuesday night, leaving one person dead. ...

Coast Guard cutter rescues three on sailboat adrift off NC coast The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk, VA, USA By Cindy Clayton The Coast Guard towed a disabled sailboat that was adrift in rough seas off the North Carolina coast to safety Tuesday afternoon. ...

Search suspended for man who disappeared into bay KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:08 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who disappeared into the waters of San Francisco Bay near the Richmond Marina.

Coast Guard Reviews Challenges In Search For Missing NFL Players WPBF Palm Beach Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:20 AM PDT Coast Guard officials say a broken-down C-130 airplane and a malfunctioning radar system made the search for missing NFL players whose boat capsized in February more difficult.

Man remains critical following boating accident Goshen News Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:15 AM PDT A Goshen man is listed in critical condition after he and another young man tipped over in a canoe on the Elkhart River, just below the Goshen dam, about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Yacht-ship collision in fog Soundings Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:32 PM PDT Two sailors escaped injury after their new 34-foot boat collided with a merchant ship in thick fog off the coast of England. Visibility was down to less than 1,000 feet when the vessels collided.

Man charged with stealing boat propellers and selling them on eBay Seattle Times - United States A St. Charles County man has been charged with stealing dozens of boat propellers and selling them on eBay, after two men noticed listings that described ...

Man Stranded In Fishing Boat Rescued MSNBC - USA A man stranded in his small fishing boat near Moss Landing was rescued Monday evening. North County fire, Monterey fire, the US Coast Guard and state parks ...

Coast Guard searching for man missing after boat capsizes in Gulf ... Seattle Times - United States The US Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old Lafourche Parish man, one of four people aboard a work boat before it capsized in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

ODNR chief talks about boating Ashtabula Star-Beacon - Ashtabula, OH, USA Dillon will discuss the state’s boating programs, including the proposed transfer of management of Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Program with ODNR from its Division ...

New rules for boaters make waves Greenwich Time - Greenwich, CT, USA The gripe among a number of boaters is that the mooring regulations recommended by First Selectman's Coastal Resources Advisory Committee are much too ...

Boat ban lifted for DuPage, Des Plaines rivers The Herald News Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:44 AM PDT The Illinois Department of Natural has lifted the recreational boating restrictions installed last week on the Des Plaines, DuPage, Kankakee and the Mazon rivers.

One killed in Fraser River boating accident Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada The search began Monday morning after the light-blue boat was discovered, according to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria.

Good Samaritan Rescues 3 From Sinking Boat In N.J. CBS 3 Philadelphia Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:39 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard said a Good Samaritan helped save three boaters after their fishing boat sank off the coast of Cape May Tuesday morning.

BC BREAKING NEWS : Kelowna Capital News Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:36 AM PDT others also read... A sailing accident appears to have claimed the life of one man on Monday in the waters off Steveston. Richmond RCMP Cpl. Nycki Basra said the Canadian Coast Guard was alerted to the fact a mast was seen by local boat traffic sticking out of the water near the Steveston Jetty.

Bayfield Coast Guard rescues dog from Lake Superior The Ashland Daily Press Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:39 AM PDT An area pooch that was flailing in the frigid waters of Lake Superior on Sunday afternoon was rescued by the fast-moving members of the U.S. Coast Guard's Bayfield team.

Latest News TVNZ Tue, 17 Mar 2009 06:54 AM PDT Two fishermen found dead following an apparent boating accident off the Manawatu coast have been named by police. The bodies of Steven Michael Militch, 55, and Billy Tane Apiata, 51, were picked up by helicopter early on Tuesday.

Fishing boat crew rescued 30 miles off Cape May Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, PA, USA By Sam Wood Three crew members of a sinking fishing boat were rescued this morning by the crew of another fishing boat moments before their sinking vessel ...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Calendar Annapolis Capital - Annapolis, MD, USA ANNAPOLIS BOATBUILDING: Annapolis Family BoatBuilding, a non-profit organization, will host its seventh annual event July 2-5 at the former Trumpy Boatyard ...

A passion for boating safety Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre, PA, USA By Tom Venesky tvenesky@timesleader.com When the boat carrying two NFL football players overturned off the coast of Florida earlier this month, ...

boating safety MyFox Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL, USA They were there largely because of the recent search for three boaters who were lost off the Gulf two weeks ago. The Coast Guard suspended its search for ...

Outdoors events, 3/15 Lincoln Journal Star Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:31 PM PDT Boating safety course, noon-6 p.m., Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Boating, Northeast Commercial Complex, Suite 1, 4817 N. 56th St. Please bring a snack and drink. $10. Contact: Mary Poe, (402) 540-3113.

Boating safety begins on land The News Herald - Panama City, FL, USA By DAVID ANGIER / News Herald Writer That notion, some boating veterans say, is one of the keys to staying safe while out on the water. ...

Steen is opposed to proposed boating safety education bill Salisbury Post - Salisbury, NC, USA Fred Steen said he is opposed to a proposed bill that would require boat owners to undergo training before operating their crafts. ...

Retrieving your boat at the launch ramp Examiner.com - USA Now that you have survived launching your boat and a trip out on the water, it’s time to get the boat back out of the water. The steps for removing your ...

Ohio boat registrations dip slightly in 2008 Zanesville Times Recorder - Zanesville, OH, USA COLUMBUS - Under the popular game show "Jeopardy" mythical category of Ohio Boating Facts, name the state's number one county for the highest number of ...

Boating Accident in San Joaquin Fox40 - Sacramento, CA, USA STOCKTON - A medical helicopter flew a man with serious injuries to an area hospital after his 24-foot Baja recreational boat slammed into land near the ...

Three injured in early morning boating accident Montgomery County Courier - Houston, TX, USA LAKE CONROE -- The Precinct 1 Constable’s Office Marine Division is investigating an early morning boating accident Saturday that injured three people.

Coast Guard searches for missing boater WWSB - Sarasota, FL, USA He left St. Augustine on his 45-foot sailboat on Feb. 25, heading home to Slidell, La. He was last seen off the coast of Miami on March 3, ...

Missing boater last seen off Fort Pierce found Fort Pierce Tribune Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:30 AM PDT A Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon Jet crew from Mobile, Alabama located Robert Jackson Jr. about 9 miles south of Mobile around 10 a.m. Sunday. He was found safe aboard his 45-foot sailing vessel, Sun Song

Cell Phone Signal Used To Save Man On Delta KCRA 3 Sacramento Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:20 AM PDT A cell phone signal helped save a man, his son and another adult after a boating accident on the Delta.

Man dies after he's knocked off boat Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu, HI, USA By John Windrow A fishing trip turned deadly yesterday when a wave knocked a 60-year-old man from a boat on Maunalua Bay and attempts to get him back into ...

Boating emergency on Lake Conroe Montgomery County Newspaper - Montgomery, TX, USA By Jamie Nash LAKE CONROE- Three people were ejected from a boat just after 2 am on Saturday when the vessel struck rocks and bounced on top of a bulkhead ...

Watertown fire news: Stranded boater rescued, treated for hypothermia Watertown Tab & Press Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:41 PM PDT Crews found the boater stranded on the south side shore of the island just off the Watertown Yacht Club. That's the lead item in this week's fire blotter.

Scenario bleak for NFL players in overturned boat The Associated Press(AP) — Records from the search for two missing NFL players and two friends paint a bleak picture of what happened after their boat overturned off Tampa, ...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

United States Power Squadron offering Boating Course this Spring Babylon Beacon Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:40 PM PDT America's Boating Course will be offered this spring at the West Islip Community Center, 90 Higbie Ln., West Islip, between Sunrise and Montauk Highways, beginning weekly, Tues., March 31, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. by the United States Power Squadron - America's Boating Club. Pre-registration for the first 40 students will be online at www.gsbps.

Time to Register Your Boat BainbridgeGa.com - Bainbridge, GA, USA (March 13, 2009) -Boating season is just around the corner and The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division would like to remind ...

Oklahoma Senate Bill Lowers Legal Alcohol Limit for Boaters Insurance Journal - San Diego, CA, USA Legislation that would lower the legal blood alcohol concentration limit for the offense of boating under the influence from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent ...

Wife Of NFL Player Missing In Ocean Goes To Court WITN 7 North Carolina Sat, 14 Mar 2009 05:17 AM PDT NFL player Marquis Cooper's wife is seeking a presumptive death certificate a week after the Coast Guard called off its search for the missing boater and two friends.

LATEST NEWS: Fishing crew comes to aid of disabled boat Press of Atlantic City Sat, 14 Mar 2009 04:03 AM PDT 9:30 p.m. Update - A fishing company from Ocean City came to the rescue of a pleasure boat that became disabled Friday afternoon about 60 nautical miles off the coast, the coast Guard said. The Coast Guard, which did not respond, received a call at 2:57 p.m. Friday that a 22-foot pleasure boat had become disabled, said Petty Officer Jason Szczurowski of the Delaware Bay sector in ...

Witnesses: Boat Hit Whale in Bay MSNBC - USA By Eric S. Page Witnesses told the Coast Guard they saw a boat hit a wayward whale in San Diego Bay. The misguided gray whale has been cruising the waters ...

Coast Guard boat sinks Trinidad Express Fri, 13 Mar 2009 21:01 PM PDT A hole in the boat sank a Coast Guard vessel near the port of Cedros on Thursday. There were six seamen aboard. Two were injured while jumping from the sinking boat.

Boulder Reservoir closed to boaters 9 News Denver Sat, 14 Mar 2009 06:59 AM PDT BOULDER - If your spring break plans involve taking the family out for a little boating trip at the Boulder Reservoir, you're going to be disappointed.

High waters prompt boater safety message South Bend Tribune Sat, 14 Mar 2009 05:33 AM PDT Because of recent heavy rains, Indiana Conservation Officers are asking boaters to use extreme caution while boating on lakes that have high water.

Boater rescued from flooded Tippecanoe River 22 WSBT South Bend Fri, 13 Mar 2009 21:47 PM PDT Because of recent heavy rains, Indiana Conservation Officers are asking boaters to use extreme caution while boating on lakes that have high water. One man was rescued Friday from the Tippecanoe River.

Marooned men rescued Adelaide Now Fri, 13 Mar 2009 21:00 PM PDT A MAN has reportedly swum four kilometres through waters notorious for sharks to raise the alarm after a boating accident on the West Coast.

Carbon Monoxide News

Minor carbon monoxide buildup at Museum of Science and Industry WQAD Moline Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:33 AM PDT CHICAGO (AP) â The Museum of Science and Industry on Chicago's South Side was the scene of a hazmat response when a minor carbon monoxide buildup was reported.

Firefighters Save Family From Monoxide Poisoning The Berkeley Daily Planet Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:44 PM PDT The Planet needs your help. Give to the Fund for Local Reporting! Firefighters saved seven members of a West Berkeley family from a Friday the 13th early morning encounter with a silent, deadly killerâcarbon monoxide.

City considers mandatory detectors The Sudbury Star Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:10 AM PDT The source of carbon monoxide that killed an 84-year-old Azilda woman and almost killed her daughter Jan. 5 was the home's fuel-burning boiler system, according to the provincial coroner's office.[...]

Flathead man backing detector bill KPAX Missoula Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:18 AM PDT Soon carbon monoxide detectors will be required in all new buildings and homes in Montana.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating and Safety program in Centerport Newsday - Long Island, NY, USA By Stephen Jimenez Councilmen Mark Cuthbertson and Stuart Besen recently welcomed this year’s class of the 50th Annual New York State Boating and Safety ...

Coast Guard to conduct boating skills course The Falmouth Bulletin Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:08 AM PDT Boating skills course in Woods Hole

Class on safety starts Thursday in Kenosha Lake County News-Sun Fri, 13 Mar 2009 02:18 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a nine-hour "About Boating Safely" course from 6-9 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays beginning next week.

Boat safety an issue as weather warms Sapulpa Daily Herald Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:00 PM PDT Herald City Reporter With the approach of warmer weather, Oklahoma lakes and rivers will soon be filled with boating enthusiasts and their machines.

Oklahoma Senate Bill Lowers Legal Alcohol Limit for Boaters Insurance Journal Fri, 13 Mar 2009 08:56 AM PDT Legislation that would lower the legal blood alcohol concentration limit for the offense of boating under the influence from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent has been approved by the Oklahoma Senate. ...

Boaters asked to use caution Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Fri, 13 Mar 2009 05:44 AM PDT Because of the heavy rain, Indiana conservation officers are asking boaters to use extreme caution while boating on lakes having high water.

Death Ruled Drowning In Miss. River Boat Accident WAPT.com - Jackson, MS, USA The Warren County coroner ruled the drowning of a man in the Mississippi river a fatal boating accident. The accident happened last week when a boat ...

Coast Guard suspends search for Eureka fisherman The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:33 AM PDT EUREKA - The Coast Guard says it is suspending its search for a fisherman who reportedly fell overboard off the coast of Eureka.

Five rescued after boat capsized Key West Citizen Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:01 AM PDT Five people whose boat capsized on a sandbar about five miles north of Big Pine Key were rescued Wednesday night by the Coast Guard and a private tow company. All were wearing their life jackets when... read more