Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

I put this one at the top because these fellows did everything right, except they didn't have an EPIRB. The Coast Guard could have located them ina few minutes if they had had one. Thank God they are alive and doing well. But the next article is even more relevant. How can you help the Coast Guard or other rescue agencies find you.

Missing boaters found alive off Texas coast
CNN
(CNN) -- A day after the US Coast Guard said it was suspending its weeklong search for three missing boaters, the men were found alive Saturday night. ...

Help the Coast Guard Find YOU
You never know when something may happen while boating. Your vessel may capsize, your engine may fail and leave you stranded in rough seas, you may fall overboard. Anything can happen while boating. If it does, you want to be sure the ...
About.com Powerboating - http://powerboat.about.com/b/


Safe boating class slated Sept. 26 in Magnolia Springs
Mullet Wrapper
The September Boating Safety Course will be offered by the Perdido Bay Power Squadron on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Magnolia Springs Fire Department. ...


Water Patrol to hold boater safety course
Jefferson City News Tribune Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:14 AM PDT
The Missouri Water Patrol will hold a boater safety course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 in Jefferson City at patrol headquarters, 2401 E. McCarty St. This course is required for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1984, but is recommended for everyone who owns or operates a boat.


Basic boating safety course offered
StarNewsOnline.com
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Greater Topsail Area Flotilla (formerly the Hampstead Flotilla) will offer a four-session basic safe boating class on Sept. ...


Free boat inspections being offered
Denver Post
Colorado boating regulations require all boats to pass a state-certified inspection for zebra/quagga mussels and other aquatic nuisance species prior to ...


Authorities Caution Boaters After Summer of Incidents on Cheat Lake
WBOY-TV
Summer is quickly winding down but officials are still reminding boaters to use caution and be aware of their surroundings. One person was injured and lost ..


Oklahoma officials to target drunken boaters
NewsOK.com
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL As vacationers hit the water next weekend, law enforcement will be looking for boaters who've been hitting the booze. ...


Fishing vessel capsizes near Salmon Bank; 6 rescued
Seattle Times Sun, 30 Aug 2009 00:23 AM PDT
A fishing vessel capsized near Salmon Bank in the San Juan Islands about 6:30 p.m. Friday. The six people aboard the purse seiner Anna J were all rescued by local good Samaritans, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

California woman dies in boating accident on Lake Mohave
Las Vegas Review-Journal Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:55 PM PDT
A 22-year-old California woman died tonight after falling off a pontoon boat and being run over by the boatâs propeller at Lake Mohave. The woman was with family and friends on the boat in Gasoline Alley when the 6 p.m. accident occurred, according to the National Park Service.


Briton missing from yacht in South Pacific
Daily Telegraph Sun, 30 Aug 2009 02:04 AM PDT
A British adventurer who inspired a Hollywood film is believed to be dead after falling overboard from his yacht while on a roundtheworld voyage.


BOAT CRASH UPDATE: Rehberg expected to be released from hospital ...
The Missoulian
Denny Rehberg says the congressman remains hospitalized in Kalispell with injuries suffered in a boat crash on Flathead Lake, but he's expected to be ...


Six people rescued from sinking boat near Lynnhaven Inlet
The Virginian-Pilot
By Lauren King The US Coast Guard and some good Samaritans helped rescue six people from a sinking boat northeast of Lynnhaven Inlet this afternoon. ...


Boat sinks in Indonesia, '19 dead, 20 missing'
AFP
"The boat was overloaded with goods and people. The captain is being investigated," he added. Indonesia's 234 million people are spread across 17000 islands ..


Boater drowns after falling into N. Indiana lake
Chicago Tribune
AP SOMERSET, Ind. - State conservation officers say a man fell from a boat and drowned over the weekend at a northern Indiana reservoir. ...

Arundel Digest
The Capital Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:17 AM PDT
CURTIS CREEK - A man died yesterday and two other people were rescued after two boats crashed in Curtis Creek, authorities reported. Nearby boaters notified the Coast Guard at about 6 p.m. that two pleasure boats had collided, capsizing one and sending the other out of control.

Norway House woman killed in boating collision
CBC.ca
A 29-year-old woman was killed in a boating mishap in central Manitoba on the weekend, and the driver of the boat she was in has been charged with impaired ...


Boat accident injures man under Tampa Bay bridge
MiamiHerald.com
Authorities say a man who was smashed a boat and a cluster of pilings under the Sunshine Skyway in Tampa Bay is in critical condition. ...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

PLB vs. EPIRB - which is right for you?
Soundings Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:50 AM PDT
Several years ago I interviewed an angler who had fallen overboard on a nighttime run offshore and whose friends didn't notice he was missing for more than an hour. The unlucky boater struggled to stay afloat and alive for more than 12 hours until he was finally spotted the next morning by a couple who just happened to be cruising past. He wasn't wearing a life jacket, and he had no way of ...

A little common sense goes a long way at the boat ramp
Hilton Head Island Packet
The situation went from bad to worse when the novice boater decided to retaliate with a few choice words of his own. Before the confrontation came to blows, ...


Boater drowns at Oceanfront amid surfing contest
The Virginian-Pilot Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:59 AM PDT
VIRGINIA BEACH The focus turned from surfing to saving at the Oceanfront on Friday when a man fell off a boat and drowned. Just before 8 a.m., a group of junior pro surfers were mid heat at the 47th East Coast Surfing Championships when they heard screams from a fishing boat.

Five hurt in lake crash
Daily Inter Lake Fri, 28 Aug 2009 23:40 PM PDT
The Daily Inter Lake and The Associated Press Rehberg, Barkus injured U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., suffered a broken ankle and four other people, including state Sen. Greg Barkus, R-Kalispell, were injured in a severe boating accident Thursday night on Flathead Lake.


Rehberg 'stable' after crash
Great Falls Tribune Sat, 29 Aug 2009 05:14 AM PDT
HELENA Congressman Denny Rehberg and state Senate Majority Whip Greg Barkus of Kalispell were in stable condition Friday at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after sustaining injuries in a late-night boating crash Thursday on Flathead Lake.


Kiwi in tragic mystery at sea
The New Zealand Herald Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:43 AM PDT
A New Zealand man was left adrift and helpless on a yacht in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for three days after his skipper mysteriously fell overboard to be lost at sea. Alexander McDonald, 65, found he was alone on the 40-foot...

Nine dead, 14 missing in S. Kalimantan boat accident
Jakarta Post
The death toll from a boat that sunk in waters off Tapin regency in South Kalimantan has increased to nine, while 12 people remain missing, an official said ...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Deadline approaching for boater card
Leduc Representative Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:19 PM PDT
Time is running out for Canadian boaters to get their pleasure craft operator card â and if youâre caught without one after the Sept. 15 deadline, it could invite a hefty fine.

Investigators seek clues in death of Pasco boater
The Suncoast News Pasco Thu, 27 Aug 2009 08:56 AM PDT
Nearly a week after boater Mark Portus' body was found off the coast of Hudson, investigators are still seeking answers to what led to his death. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Investigator Jim Manson is asking for the public's help. He thinks boaters who were out last week in the areas of where Portus' body and boat were found might be helpful in the investigation.

Boating Related Deaths Increase in Maryland
WBOC Salisbury Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:29 AM PDT
OCEAN CITY , Md.- Maryland Natural Resources Police say this season has been deadly for boaters on Maryland waters.


Boat patrols to continue through late summer
Lake County Leader & Advertiser Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:05 AM PDT
LAKE COUNTY â With the summer season coming to a close, boat safety may be the last thing on most peopleâs minds. However, Sheriff Lucky Larson said itâs important to observe boating laws and safety on the water no matter what point in the season it is.


No boat permit lands woman $1000 fine
Kansas.com
City officials are using the steep fine to encourage boaters to take an educational program to learn about zebra mussels so they can buy a permit. ..

Boating 101: How do I survive the Ballard Locks?
Examiner.com
Navigating the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, known locally as the Ballard Locks, can be one of the most challenging and nerve wracking parts of boating in the ...


Flames Destroy 50-Foot Yacht On Biscayne Bay
CBS 4
Read more in our Privacy Policy Gas fueled flames destroyed a 50-foot Bertram yacht on Biscayne Bay on Wednesday. A 50-foot Bertram yacht was destroyed by ...

Stranded boaters rescued off Venice coast
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Venice Police as well as the Coast Guard responded, pulling the boaters from the water about 90 minutes ago, said Thomas McNulty, public information office ...

BREAKING: USCG responding to tour boat fire off SC coast
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:59 AM PDT
The US Coast Guard out of Georgetown is responding to a fire on board a tour boat off the coast of Murrells Inlet

Tour boat passengers talk about post-fire rescue
WPDE
AP Video By Mola Lenghi More than two dozen people had to be rescued off the coast of Murrells Inlet Friday after a tour boat caught fire while out at sea. ...
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Mont. Rep. Rehberg hurt in boating accident
USA Today Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:06 AM PDT
Montana officials are investigating a Thursday night boat crash that left U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., hospitalized, according to the Associated Press and other Montana newspapers. Rehberg and state Republican Sen. Greg Barkus, who also was hospitalized, are in stable condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, hospital spokesman Jim Oliverson told the Great Falls Tribune. Oliverson ...

Sawyer County coroner dies after boating accident
WQOW TV News 18
Sawyer County (WQOW) - The Sawyer County coroner has died after a boating accident in Canada. It happened Wednesday afternoon. Dr. John Ryan died.

Police: Drunk man runs his boat aground
7Online.com
SLEEPY HOLLOW (WABC) -- A boater was charged with operating his vessel while intoxicated after he ran aground in Sleepy Hollow. Eyewitness News is told the ..

Girl injured in boat accident
Glens Falls Post-Star
HORICON -- A 10-year-old girl suffered a deep cut to one of her legs when she was hit by a boat propeller on Brant Lake on Thursday night, police said. ..

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating skills class to offered in September
Capital City Weekly Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:29 AM PDT
JUNEAU - The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of 12 lessons, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions.

North Carolina to require boating safety education next year
Asheville Citizen-Times
RALEIGH — A new boating safety education law, initiated by the boating community and passed by the General Assembly, will be implemented by the NC Wildlife ...

Alabama Boating License Test
allows students to obtain the Alabama boating license BIRMINGHAM Ala June 10PRNewswire Alabama is the latest state to launch the new BoaterExam ...

Sheriff's Office launches volunteer marine patrol
Sun-Sentinel Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:45 PM PDT
Extra eyes on the Intracoastal Waterway looking out for violators While conducting training recently with the Sheriff's Office Volunteer Marine Unit about 2 miles off Palm Beach Inlet, Norm Jeweler heard a mayday call over the VHF marine radio: a boater was taking on water.

Orca Watcher: New Proposed Vessel Guidelines for Southern ...
By Monika
Soundwatch reports that most of their observed vessel behavior violations occur by private boaters, who are, as discussed above, largely unaware or oblivious to even the current boater regulations. I know critics will be quick to point ...
Orca Watcher - http://orcawatcher.blogspot.com/

Safety Equipment That Should be Installed on a Sailboat
By Aaron Smith
Installed on a sailboat, there should definitely be some key safety features. Undoubtedly there should be a fire alarm installed below deck on the sailboat. It is equally as important to test this boat fire alarm once a month to make ...
Boaters Portal - http://www.boaters-portal.com/

Boat wakes anger — and can injure
ESPN
Boat wake — those long, frothy, V-shaped waves trailing from the stern of a powerboat as it slices through the water — have a sinister side. ...


Investigative files to be released in '06 Clear Lake boating death
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:29 AM PDT
BY MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Lake County Sheriff Rodney Mitchell has broken his silence on a controversial fatal boating accident involving one of his captains, pledging to release the entire investigative file on the case and to engage with the public in hopes of providing clarity where there are questions and healing where there are wounds.


Debriefing the fatal boat
Lake County Record-Bee
The fatal boat crash was a tragedy for all parties involved and for the many people who know and love them. The aftermath of this particular tragedy has ...


HCCSC may provide CPR, first aid classes
The Herald-Press Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:43 AM PDT
After the recent death of a young girl in a boating accident and a terrible car wreck that injured four people, the Huntington County Community School Board may partner with the Huntington Red Cross to provide CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and basic first aid certification classes for Huntington residents age 12 and older.


FWC Investigator Asking for Help With Boating Fatality Near ...
The Ledger
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigator is asking the public for help concerning a boating accident last week near Anclote Key. ..


Boaters rescued thanks to Chopper 5 pilot
WPTV
Two miles off of Belle Glade the helicopter saw the boaters. But the boaters weren't too sure the chopper had seen them. "I saw a white t-shirt off in the ...


Sawyer County coroner drowns in Canada boat mishap
Chicago Tribune
Turbulence on the river following heavy rains caused Ryan to lose control of the boat, which overturned and ejected both occupants into the water. ...


Coast Guard stops runaway boat in bay
The Northwest Florida Daily News
It's not everyday you're driving down US Highway 98 and see an unmanned boat in Choctawhatchee Bay going in circles. The day was quiet at US Coast Guard ...

Boat is abandoned after collision
BBC News
A family of five on board a catamaran abandoned their vessel after it was involved in a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Cornwall. ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Part 3 -Ventilation and Flame Arrestors:



Boats that have an inboard gasoline engine must meet several standards; ventilation and a flame arrestor on the engine.

In the early part of the twentieth century, when gasoline engines began to be used in boats it was soon discovered that gasoline powered boats can explode and catch fire if there is a fuel leak. The Motorboat Act of 1940 required all operators of inboard gasoline powered boats to install a ventilation system in the engine compartment. This was intended to remove any gasoline fumes. The Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 made the ventilation a manufacturer requirement as well but it is also still an operator requirement. In 1984 the ventilation requirements were changed to require a powered blower if the boat has an electric cranking motor (a starter), which includes almost all inboard powered boats. The blower was added to exhaust fumes from the engine compartment before starting the engine. Your boat should have a label near the ignition switch that tells you to run the blower before starting the engine.

Also, a significant source of ignition for fires is a backfire through the carburetor. So the Motorboat Act of 1940 also required that a flame arrestor be fitted to the carburetor. Flame arrestors do not prevent backfires. Backfires are prevented by properly tuning the engine. When a backfire does occur the flame front is cooled and stopped by the copper screen in the flame arrestor, preventing the flame from igniting any fumes in the engine compartment. Even though most inboard engines today are fuel injected and have electronic ignition systems, there is still a potential for a backfire so the flame arrestor is still required. If you are concerned that the arrestor may restrict air to the engine, and that there is no filter, there are flame arrestors available that also have built in high pass air filters that do not restrict the air intake.

Ventilation is not required for outboard engines as long as they are installed in the open. In 1940 there were very few outboard powered boats. In the 1950’s and 60’s when outboards came into their own, most had portable fuel tanks. Today the opposite is true. Most outboard powered boats have a permanently installed fuel tank. If there is electrical equipment in the fuel tank compartment, and the electrical equipment could cause a spark, then the compartment must be ventilated. If the outboard is in an enclosed compartment ventilation is required, but this is rare configuration.

Flame arrestors are not required on outboard engines. Two stroke outboards are incapable of backfiring. Four stroke engines can backfire but they are outside the boat so a flame arrestor is not required.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating skills class to offered in September
Capital City Weekly Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:29 AM PDT
JUNEAU - The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of 12 lessons, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions.


Recreational boating fatalities on rise
Washington Times
The Coast Guard Auxiliary provides boater education to the boating public. For more information about Coast Guard Auxiliary boater education course go to ...


New La. boat titling program begins
WXVT
(AP) - Buying a new or used boat but not paying the total cost upfront? You're now required to register a title with the state for $26. ...


Call for final weir decision
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:51 AM PDT
The Houseboat Hirers Association wants the South Australian Government to make a final decision on building a weir at Wellington to increase water levels in the River Murray.


Boater charged in fatal accident
The Biloxi Sun Herald Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:05 PM PDT
Authorities Tuesday night arrested Conley Donald Bernius on charges of boating under the influence in an accident causing a man's death and disfiguring a teenager.

Boater runs aground in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Sun-Sentinel Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:32 AM PDT
A Perrine man who says he was lost at sea for five days after a storm pulled him off course washed ashore this morning near Commercial Boulevard.

Keep up with WLOX
WLOX-TV Biloxi Tue, 25 Aug 2009 06:41 AM PDT
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The investigation continues into the weekend death of a D'Iberville man. Authorities say that Saturday afternoon, 24-year-old Chris Webb was hit and killed by a boater trying to flee from the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on the Tchoutacabouffa River.


Coast Guard Finds Missing Boater; 9 Miles off Waianae Coast | KGMB9
By webmaster@kgmb9.com
We have an amazing update to a story we've been following all morning. About an hour and a half ago, Coast Guard crews found a missing boater hanging on for his life. Officials say the man was spotted about 9-miles off the Waianae Coast ...

Weekend storm swamps boats on Lake Powell
Arizona Daily Sun Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:03 AM PDT
PAGE -- A houseboat and 12 other vessels were swamped during a brief but intense storm that struck Lake Powell Saturday afternoon.


New details in Nye Beach boating accident that killed brothers
OregonLive.com
by The Oregonian Newport Police officers and deputies from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office's marine patrol unit are investigating the boating accident that ...

Woman hurt in boat fall
News-Leader.com
A Willard woman suffered serious injuries Monday when she fell from a boat at Bull Shoals Lake, according to the Missouri Water Patrol. ...

Two suffer leg burns as boat catches fire
Buffalo News
Two people were injured with burns to their legs after a boat burst into flames during a gasoline fill-up at Erie Basin Marina at about 2 pm Tuesday. ...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

All recreational boaters need Pleasure Craft Operator Card by Sept. 15
Southwest Booster
Approximately 1.5 million Canadians have their operator card, but an estimated 6.5 million boaters have not yet written the test to qualify for this ...

Friends of Chemung, credit unions offer kayaking class
Elmira Star-Gazette Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:14 PM PDT
Friends of the Chemung River Watershed and four area credit unions will sponsor a canoe/kayak class from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 on Elmira's Brick Pond.


Tougher laws heralded by local residents and state officials
Daily Comet
Boater-education classes, in particular, have been effective in reducing death on the water. In states that have no required boater education, ...


New York family's horror on high seas as daughter is nearly raped ...
New York Daily News
BY John Marzulli An upper East Side family has filed suit against travel agency Abercrombie & Kent after their daughter was nearly raped aboard yacht. ...

Careless boating mishaps add to the toll of Fox River PCB dredging ...
Green Bay Press Gazette
A boater pulling someone on an inner tube ran his boat into the southern pipeline about two miles south of De Pere on Aug. 13. Another man hit the pipeline ...

Sailboat hits sandbar at Port Hope harbour mouth
Northumberland Today
Friday at about 11 am a man and woman were entering Port Hope Harbour on the Whale Song I, a 32-foot sailboat, when the vessel became lodged on a sandbar. ...

Coast Guard rescues Good Samaritan
KPUA AM 670 Hilo Tue, 25 Aug 2009 07:56 AM PDT
HONOLULU (AP) A Good Samaritan mariner who rescued two people after their 27-foot pleasure craft capsized 40 miles south of Oahu needed the help of the U.S. Coast Guard to get back to shore.

Search continues for missing rafter
The Wayne Independent Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:48 PM PDT
The search continues for a rafter presumed drowned on the Delaware River, in neighboring Sullivan County, NY. Thirty-six-year-old Hin Hon Siu of Flushing, New York and three others were rafting down the Delaware River Sunday afternoon when their raft overturned in the Staircase Rapids, near Pond Eddy.

Recreational Boating Accidents Increase In State
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis
By Don Riley The latest US Coast Guard statistics show a 72 percent increase in recreational boating accidents in Indiana last year compared with 2007. ...

Man charged after boat runs aground on NY lake
Newsday
August 25, 2009 By AP HORICON, NY (AP) — An Albany man has been charged after state police say he drove a boat onto the shore of an eastern Adirondack lake, ...

Two pulled from capsized boat at Nye Beach
OregonLive.com
by Lori Tobias, The Oregonian NEWPORT - Coast Guard rescuers have pulled two people off a capsized boat near Nye Beach and are looking for others. ..

Boat fire at Erie Basin
WIVB
BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - At around 2pm this afternoon a boat caught fire in the Erie Basin Marina with two people on board. They jumped escape into the water ...

2 rescued from capsized boat 40 miles south of island
Honolulu Advertiser
A fishing vessel rescued two people from an overturned boat south of O'ahu Sunday, then received help from the Coast Guard to make it back to port yesterday ..

Three seniors rescued from atop capsized boat in Olympia's harbor
TheNewsTribune.com
Three senior citizens, one with a broken arm and none wearing life vests, were atop a capsized boat at least 1000 feet offshore. “They were clinging on for ...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Coast Guard offers boating skills, seamanship course on Sept. 14
Sussex Countian
By Submission The USCG Auxiliary, Indian River Flotilla, 12-09, will be presenting a seven-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course (BS&S) starting on Sept. ...

Boating 101: Nautical terms
Examiner.com
A boat brings about a whole new language and terms many landlubbers have never heard. In order to fit in with the boating crowd these are a few words you ...

Courses On Boating | A Sports-and-Recreation Article
When you decide to take up boating as a hobby, there's nothing better you can do for yourself than taking a boating course to learn everything you need to know about before you get on the water. A good boating course will teach you more ...
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Tougher laws heralded by locals, state officials
The Houma Courier Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:27 AM PDT
Robert Zullo Senior Staff Writer New boating regulations approved by state lawmakers during the last legislative session, mandating lifejackets for somw teenagers and toughening DWI restrictions, took effect last week.


Fisherman presumed drowned northeast of Campbell River
Victoria Times Colonist Sun, 23 Aug 2009 18:14 PM PDT
A missing boater is feared drowned after he plunged into rapids ominously dubbed âthe Devilâs Holeâ while sport-fishing between Stewart and Sonora islands.

Firefighters and Coast Guard help sail boaters off Ke'eihi Lagoon
Honolulu Advertiser
The Honolulu Fire Department helicopter and rescue boat responded to the boater in distress call. Neither the husband nor wife report any injuries, ...

Southampton Town cop dies in vacation accident
Newsday Mon, 24 Aug 2009 07:01 AM PDT
A Southampton Town police officer, on vacation with his family in North Carolina , was killed while riding a personal watercraft, Southampton police said Saturday. Police Officer Michael Nemes, 37, was riding Saturday in Bare Inlet in Onslow County, N.C., "when he was involved in a single craft boating accident and ended up in the water unconscious," Southampton Town police said in a statement ...

Search Resumes For Rafter Missing On NY River
WCBS-TV New York Mon, 24 Aug 2009 07:06 AM PDT
Emergency crews have resumed their search for a man who disappeared while rafting on the Delaware River in upstate New York. Authorities say four people ended up in the water Sunday afternoon when their rented raft capsized near the Sullivan County town of Lumberland, 70 miles northwest of New York City.

Two-boat crash leaves 1 dead on coast
Newsday
(AP) — Authorities are investigating a boating accident in Harrison County that left one man dead and his brother in critical condition. ...

DWI charged in boat crash
Albany Times Union
By CHRISTEN GOWAN, Staff writer SCHROON LAKE -- An Albany man has been arrested after allegedly drinking and running a boat 20 feet up the shore line on ...

Driver in fatal Payette Lake boat crash won't face alcohol-related ...
IdahoStatesman.com
Valley County Prosecutor Matthew Williams said Monday that alcohol may have played a role in a late-night boat crash Aug. 13 on Payette Lake that led to the ...

Brazil: 7 missing after boat capsizes
Newsday
August 24, 2009 By AP RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials say seven fishermen are missing after their boat capsized in high seas. ...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Free summer camp teaches boating skills, safety
The Capital Sun, 23 Aug 2009 05:28 AM PDT
They sailed. They paddled. They capsized. They swam. They splashed. For their precious final week of summer vacation, more than 30 children from Pasadena to Prince George's County have been learning the ins and outs of water safety and boating on several types of crafts - all for free.

DUI enforcement starts this weekend, continues to holiday
Northwest Herald Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:33 PM PDT
Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and aside from the typical boating and barbecues on a day away from the office, local law enforcement officials also anticipate that plenty of people will be drinking

McQuade wins award from Boat US magazine
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Duluth's McQuade Small Craft Harbor has received a Recreational Boating Access Award from Boat US magazine. Duluth's McQuade Small Craft Harbor has received ...


Carbon monoxide, drowning contributed to boy's death
Las Vegas Review-Journal Sat, 22 Aug 2009 16:45 PM PDT
The boy who died at Lake Mead after being found underwater under a houseboat Thursday night died of carbon monoxide asphyxiation with drowning as a contributing factor, according to the National Park Servic

Seattle man missing in Lake Washington
KING5 Seattle Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:51 AM PDT
The search resumes today in Juanita Bay for 21-year-old Javed Khan, who disappeared last night. Group boating on the lake


Boat crash kills one, injures one
The Biloxi Sun Herald Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:02 PM PDT
DâIBERVILLE One boater died and another was critically injured late Saturday afternoon after one boat hit another head-on on the Tchoutacabouffa River at Riverview Drive, authorities said.

5 rescued from yacht sinking off Malibu
Los Angeles Times
Five people who were fishing this morning off Point Dume in Malibu were rescued from their sinking yacht, authorities said. The 42-foot vessel started ...

Coast Guard searching for Port Angeles boaters
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Coast Guard is searching for two boaters reported missing near Port Angeles. Brook Bennett and Rob Larsen left for a short fishing trip at 5 pm Friday. ...

Boating Accident Sends One To Hospital
Democrat News Sun, 23 Aug 2009 06:11 AM PDT
A boating accident on Clearwater Lake in Piedmont, Missouri (Reynolds County) sent Adam Rowland of Fredericktown to St. Francis Hospital. The accident happened on August 16 about 5:00 p.m.

Man dead in Spokane River boating accident
KREM.com Spokane Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:28 PM PDT
COEUR DâALENE, Id. -- One person is dead after a boating accident on the Spokane River. The accident happened in Coeur dâAlene near Mill River just after 2p.m. Saturday.