Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, October 30, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Staten Island boating: Safe-boating class slated
By Frank Ferraiuolo The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-04 will be teaching a course entitled “About Boating Safely.” The three-night class ...

Letter: Boating safety course
Friday Flyer
The last couple of weeks, The Friday Flyer notified Canyon Lake residents of a Boating Safety Course offered by Pete Dawson of Lake Elsinore,

New York life-jacket law takes effect Sunday
Oneida Dispatch
ALBANY -- A new state law taking effect Sunday requires all boaters on recreational watercraft less than 21 feet in length including motorboats, canoes, ...

Two Curry County Marine deputies honored as heros
Curry County Reporter Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:13 PM PDT
The Oregon State Marine Board honored marine law enforcement officers from around the state for their outstanding performance and contributions during the 2009 boating season at their annual post-season conference on October 13 in Bend.

Boater unhurt after craft capsizes near bay bridge
Pensacola News Journal Thu, 29 Oct 2009 23:10 PM PDT
A boat capsized under the Three Mile Bride on Thursday afternoon.

Boater Rescued After Nearly an Hour in Cape May Harbor
Cape May County Herald
By Harry B. Scheeler Jr. According to Deputy Fire Chief Richard Lundholm, calls for help were heard at the Lobster House. Authorities were called when the ...

Coast Guard Rescues Couple off Nassau Coast
The couple's 41 foot sail boat started taking on water after puncturing , according to Coast Guard spokesperson Bobby Nash. Both the man and woman were ..

Coast Guard Rescues 5 Sailors
SAN DIEGO - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San ...

73 days alone in a wrecked boat
Stuff Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:26 PM PDT
Even with his yacht near crippled in the Indian Ocean, dismasted and without a radio, Phillip Zwies showed how much of a Kiwi bloke he is â refusing to ask for help.

Delaware Sen. Venables Hurt in Boating Accident
Robert L. Venables, D-Laurel, and a friend were taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore following a boating accident that occurred late Friday morning in ...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Safe boating class offered at MYC
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:11 AM PDT
A Virginia Safe Boater Class will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Mathews Yacht Club, Redart. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive lifetime certification as a Virginia Safe Boater, a release said.

Change your clocks, change your batteries
AccessNorthGA Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:25 AM PDT
GAINESVILLE - It's time to turn the clocks back an hour this weekend, to Standard Time, and that means it's time for a safety reminder, as well. Hall County Fire Services says to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms when you set your clocks back this weekend.

Boating community invited to seminar - Norwalk News - The Hour
By Staff
"Everyone expects we know what is happening, but if the boaters don't take some simple steps, we are no better off than before!" The first quote is from a typical boater. The second quote is from a Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer, ...
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River Patrol, deputies, volunteer get honors
The Oregonian Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:06 PM PDT
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office's River Patrol program received the Oregon State Marine Board's highest honor for the 2009 boating season.

Sea Tow asks for boating safety award nominees
Trade Only Today
The Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety and Education is seeking nominees for its Sea Tow Foundation Safe Boating Award. ...

Five Bay Area people rescued after sailboat capsizes during race to Mexico
Contra Costa Times
By Kristin Bender ALAMEDA — A helicopter crew from US Coast Guard Air Station San Diego rescued five Bay Area sailors after their sailboat capsized 197 .

Volunteers try to move beached sailboat
The Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Russ Day became a temporary land-dweller Thursday night when he accidentally beached his 41-foot Morgan Out Island sailboat on the Air Force side ...

Rescued Wellfleet fishermen survived 5 hours in water, suits
Gloucester Daily Times Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT
BOSTON and mdash; Coast Guard officials say the rescue of two fishermen who spent about five hours in 52 degree waters off the coast of Cape Cod illustrates an important lesson and mdash; survival suits save lives.

Coast Guard rescues fishermen in Cape Cod Bay
The Sandwich Broadsider Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:33 AM PDT
Two fishermen who went missing about eight miles east of the Cape Cod Canal in Cape Cod Bay are safe after being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew  Wednesday night. The Coast Guard was called by Sandwich police who found debris from the 36-foot fishing boat Carol and Allison along the beach

Springfield man dies in boating accident
Columbia Missourian Thu, 29 Oct 2009 07:37 AM PDT
SPRINGFIELD â One Springfield man died and another was hospitalized after their boat capsized on Pomme de Terre near Humansville in Polk County. The Missouri State Water Patrol says 79-year-old John Smith and 76-year-old Albert Warner clung to their capsized boat for about 40 minutes Wednesday before two other boaters found them and towed them to shore. Smith was declared dead at the scene and

Web exclusive: Boaters tumble over dam on Kankakee River
Kankakee Daily Journal
By Lee Provost Two out-of-the-area boaters found out the hard way Thursday morning where the Kankakee dam is located. The two men were boating along the .

Investigation Continues Into Boat Crash That Killed Kingston Woman
Kitsap Sun
Investigators have found more remnants of a sail boat that crashed off the coast in Grays Harbor County, killing a Kingston woman. ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Safe boating class offered at MYC
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:22 AM PDT
A Virginia Safe Boater Class will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Mathews Yacht Club, Redart. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive lifetime certification as a Virginia Safe Boater, a release said.

Deaths show need to play it safe on the water and in the woods
The Morning Call Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:39 AM PDT
A death during a boating/fishing incident at Mauch Chunk Lake and another during a flintlock deer hunting excursion near Blue Marsh Lake last week underscore the need for sportsmen and sportswomen to be extremely cautious now that hunting season and cold water fishing are upon us.

New West boater drowns in Sasamat Lake
Vancouver Sun
Kim said police want to remind all boaters to wear flotation devices and to notify family and friends when going out on the water alone.

Yacht couple missing in pirate seas
The Press Association
Paul and Rachel Chandler were heading for Tanzania from the Seychelles in their 38ft yacht, the Lynn Rival, when they reportedly sent a distress signal. ...

Eight dead after vessel capsizes in eastern Aegean - Summary Tue, 27 Oct 2009 05:07 AM PDT
Athens - At least eight Afghan illegal immigrants, all women and children, drowned after their vessel capsized in the eastern Aegean, the Athens News Agency (ANA) reported Tuesday. Greek coast guard officials rescued nine people but said they believe...

Three windsurfers saved after being stranded on Lake Ontario Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:55 AM PDT
Two were eventually rescued by a coast guard boat, and a third was able to get to the shore on his own

Authorities search for missing boater
7 News Miami Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:13 AM PDT
VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities are looking for a man who disappeared in the waters off Virginia Key after going boating with his nephew when their boat sank.

Man who lost son to boating accident rescues Covina boy from sea two decades later
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Nearly twenty years ago, his 8-year old son died in a boating accident. "To give this family back their son, it's the ultimate gift to help replace what we ..

Four Rescued After Boat Capsizes on Moosehead Lake
Four men were rescued from Moosehead Lake this morning after their pontoon boat capsized. The Maine Warden Service says strong winds whipped up 5- to 6-foot ...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Search suspended for missing Sitka boater
KTUU Anchorage Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:57 PM PDT
Coast Guard officials say Michael Diverty's 32-foot boat was found grounded and still running about 20 miles north of Sitka; they believe he fell off his boat somewhere in Fish Bay.

Lone sailor rescued from Channel
BBC News
Lifeboat crews from Somerset have rescued a yacht from the Bristol Channel after its sails were ripped in high winds. Coastguards were alerted on Sunday ...

Missing boat found, boater dead
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
... Herald Staff EATONS FERRY — Dozens of volunteers in boats scoured Lake Gaston in the early morning hours of Saturday searching for a missing boater. ...

Sailboat sinks after catching fire
Charleston Post Courier
Nobody was aboard the sailboat, he said. The Coast Guard, which has a base near the marina on Lockwood Boulevard, got a call that a boat was on fire shortly ...

Police identify NL man who died in weekend sinking of shrimp boat
The Canadian Press
JOHN'S, NL — Police have identified a man who died in the weekend sinking of a shrimp boat off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

Woman's body found near Grayland, but no trace of companion
Daily Astorian
Dascher had been aboard the sail boat Connie B with its owner, John Phillip Stapp, 51, of Seattle, the search crews learned. The two were headed for the ...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Three men dead in boating accidents off Fogo
The Telegram Sun, 25 Oct 2009 08:02 AM PDT
Three men are dead as a result of separate boating accidents Saturday off Fogo Island. The first incident, which claimed the life of one man, was reported around 8:45 a.

Lone sailor rescued from Channel
BBC News Sun, 25 Oct 2009 08:24 AM PDT
Lifeboat crews rescue a yacht from the Bristol Channel after its sails are ripped in high winds.

Injured lifeboat crewman airlifted
ic Lanarkshire Sun, 25 Oct 2009 06:41 AM PDT
A lifeboat crewman was airlifted to safety after he was injured during a sea rescue in rough waters. The man was onboard the Kirkwall RNLI boat responding to a mayday call from a stricken yacht off the coast of Orkney in winds gusting to severe gale force.

Two bird hunters reported missing in small boat off NL found dead
The Canadian Press
Family members reported the two men overdue when they failed to return home after leaving in a small boat to go bird hunting early Saturday. .

Duck hunters rescued from capsized boat
The Reporter
Three area duck hunters whose boat capsized early Friday morning on Mullet Lake were taken to shore without incident. According to the initial report, ...

1 man dies in sinking of shrimp boat
United Press International
Commander Mike Considine said by the time planes and the Coast Guard vessel Sir Wilfred Grenfell reached the area, the shrimping boat had gone down. ...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating course saves money on insurance
Naples Daily News Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:31 PM PDT
The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) has made it easy to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education certificate and ID card. Course completion and receipt of this card also qualifies most boaters for substantial discounts on their boat insurance. Anyone 21 years and younger or with certain boating citations must have this card to legally operate a boat in Florida. Americaâs Boating ...

Boating Safety
Times Education Supplement Fri, 23 Oct 2009 02:50 AM PDT
An interactive whiteboard resource and an accompanying lesson plan have been developed to raise the childrenâs awareness of boating safety including recognising possible dangers and making choices about useful equipment to take with them.

Summer safe boating program ends at Lake Mead
Pahrump Valley Times Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:37 PM PDT
The National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Lotus Radio and a large group of Lake Mead National Recreation Area concessionaires recently announced the conclusion of the summer safe boating program at the Lake Mead National Recreation area with an announcement of the grand prize winner.

Staten Island boating: It's haul-out time for your boat
By Frank Ferraiuolo It is best to be present when your boat is hauled for winter storage. This important job should not be left to someone else. ...

Boating Safety Information | E-Book Store
By Jason Myers
Before you even think of using your brand new vessel out for a cruise on the sea it is in your own best interest to take a boat safety class and have a boat safety review to check for the mandatory safety devices.
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Army reservist saves boater
FOX Toledo Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:45 PM PDT
Michelle Gilford, who is enlisted with the Army Reserves, didn't just think on her toes. She thought clearly, even under extreme pressure. She worked out a fairly sound, yet still really dangerous, rescue plan within seconds.

2 rescued as boat burns off New Rochelle marina
The Journal News Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:19 PM PDT
NEW ROCHELLE â Two Mount Vernon men were rescued by another boater after their boat burst into flames off the New Rochelle City Marina this afternoon.

Police: Boater was drunk during fatal crash
New York Post Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:43 AM PDT
Police say a Long Island speedboat captain was legally drunk when he plowed into marshland on Oct. 4, killing three. Nassau County Police Det. Lt. Kevin Smith says George Canni of Copiague had a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent - the minimum thr...

Boat Accident Leads To 1,100 Without Power
WFTV 9 Orlando Fri, 23 Oct 2009 09:14 AM PDT
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- A sail boating accident has led to a power outage on Merritt Island in Brevard County Friday. The accident closed down a bridge earlier but it has since reopened.

NBC40 South Jersey Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:25 AM PDT
(Atlantic City) -- Five people were rescued after their fishing boat began taking on water in the Atlantic off the coast of Atlantic City. The Coast Guard base at Atlantic City says the 55-foot fishing boat is being towed back to shore after another vessel first came to its rescue on Thursday.

Sailboat runs aground after capsizing
The Boca Beacon Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:06 AM PDT
Two men were rescued on a Boca Grande beach early Sunday morning after their center console sailboat capsized and began to take on water in Gasparilla Pass Saturday night. According to a report issued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials, the Coast Guard received a call of a 40-foot boat taking on water in [...]

Boaters injured after boats capsize
Mississauga News Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:24 PM PDT
Several boats capsized in Lake Ontario near the Port Credit Yacht Club this afternoon, sending 17 children into the water scrambling for help.

2 Rescued Near Delaware City When Boat Hits Object
(AP) ― Two people have been rescued in the Delaware River near Delaware City after their boat struck something underwater. The US Coast Guard received a ...

Man cries for help as yacht sinks
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
A MAN cried for help as his seven-metre yacht started sinking off the coast north of Yeppoon yesterday afternoon. His single-mast yacht “Calliope” had lost ...

Man killed in Lake Gaston boating accident
Warren Record
A Virginia man was found dead underneath his boat at East Point off of North Robinson Rd. on Lake Gaston Saturday morning. He was reported missing around 12 ..

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Safe boating course offeredTampa Bay NewspapersThe one-day, eight-hour classroom and hands-on course appeals to boaters who cannot find the time for a four-week boater course. ...

Caution urged after boating tragedyOtago Daily Times Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:17 AM PDTWater Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is urging people to take caution on the water over Labour weekend, following a boating tragedy in south Canterbury yesterday. read more

Bill would require life vests for childrenWKOW-TV.comFirst time offender will get a warning, but if caught a second time, the boater will receive a $50 fine. Every offense after the second, will result in a ...

Father and son rescued from capsize boat in Merrill on SundayWausau Daily HeraldMERRILL — A father and son were rescued from Alexander Lake in the Council Grounds State Park after their boat capsized Sunday. ...

Three missing after Tekapo boat A rescue helicopter has joined the search for three people missing after their boat sank on Lake Tekapo in South Canterbury last night. ...

Cops: Boater in fatal crash off Seaford drunkNewsday Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:13 PM PDTThe driver of a speedboat that crashed earlier this month off Seaford, killing him, his wife and a friend, and critically injuring four others, was legally drunk, Nassau police said Wednesday.

Boater recounts vessel sinking on Lake PowellSalt Lake TribuneBy Jason Bergreen Jonathan Horne's boat as it sunk into Lake Powell on Sunday after hitting a sharp rock and puncturing the hull. ...

Ship's crew rescues couple stranded at seaCherry Hill Courier PostThe sailboat in distress was traveling South from Cape May to St. Martin's in the Caribbean. Their paths crossed Oct. 15 about midnight. ...

Buoys missing, out of position in fatal boat crashNewsdayThe boat wreckage is being kept in an East Rockaway warehouse. (Oct. 21, 2009) Two navigation buoys were missing and two others out of position on the night ...

Greece man will serve prison time for killing three with boatMPNnow.comBy Jessica Spies, staff writer The man accused of driving a boat under the influence of alcohol and killing three people at the Charlotte Pier was sentenced ...

Capsized boat found in Mauch Chunk LakeAllentown Morning CallEmergency personnel in Carbon County are searching Mauch Chunk Lake this afternoon after an overturned boat was discovered on the lake and a vehicle was ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Amver, Saving Lives at Sea Since 1958: Norwegian Flagged Amver ...
By Amver Maritime Relations
Two sailors were rescued by an Amver ship after their 34 foot sailboat was apparently struck by another cargo vessel 140 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina on October 16, 2009. The sailors, one Canadian and the other Swiss, ...
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New non-for-profit formed to improve boating safety -
By E Colby
New Organization Formed to Improve Powerboat Safety Ocala, Fla., October 7—Four marine industry veterans have joined forces with one goal—to improve. -

Big Top Founder Sentenced For Drunken Boating Incident
Northland's News Center Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:03 AM PDT
The co-founder of Big Top Chautauqua, has been sentenced to another 90 days in jail for a drunken boating arrest that happened this summer

Old salts show survival grit
Soundings Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:32 PM PDT
Two elderly boaters - one 72, the other 82 - survived separate boating accidents on opposite ends of the country.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Safe boating course at Lanier
Appen Newspapers Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:37 AM PDT
October 19, 2009 Forsyth County - Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a 1-day, seven lesson "About boating safely" course.

Zanesville Times Recorder
The NASBLA Boating Safety Award was presented to Rick Barrera, of Somerset, who is manager of the ODNR Division of Watercraft Registration and Titling ...

Lake Powell houseboat fire injures 6 people, 2 critically
The Daily Sentinel Sun, 18 Oct 2009 23:12 PM PDT
Six people were taken to hospitals after a fire torched a houseboat on Lake Powell on Friday afternoon, according to the National Park Service.

Sinking boat recovered as large sailboat runs aground
Maui News
County spokeswoman Mahina Martin said police dispatch began receiving calls about a boat caught on the riprap in front of the Harbor Lights Condominium. ...

Four people rescued when boat flips on McCall Lake
Daily Camera
By Laura Snider, Camera Staff Writer An adult male and three children were rescued Sunday after their boat capsized on McCall Lake, which is located between ...

Utah family rescued from sinking boat in AZ
The Park Service dispatch at the Glen Canyon Recreation Area says it received a distress call Sunday afternoon from the people aboard the boat and took two ...

Former Rowan man lost at sea; another survives capsized boat
Salisbury Post
A fishing trip off the NC Coast turned tragic with a Faith man surviving an overturned boat while his friend, a former Rowan County resident, ...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Six people injured in houseboat explosion
Arizona Daily Sun Sun, 18 Oct 2009 05:18 AM PDT
PAGE (AP) -- Six people were hospitalized with burns after their houseboat exploded on Lake Powell in northern Arizona.

Two children, one man rescued from Lake Pontchartrain
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sun, 18 Oct 2009 08:21 AM PDT
The Coast Guard and the St. Tammany's Parish Sheriff's Office rescued a 5-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man after their vessel capsized in Lake Pontchartrain Saturday. The Coast Guard is still searching for a missing 72-year-old man..

Belle's CEO says weather caused boat to crash into dock
WHAS (subscription)
Harris says the boat simply was no match for Saturday's windy weather. "She has no modern navigation features, it's just the paddlewheel that propels her. ...

Man found alive 16 hours after boat capsized
AP - October 18, 2009 1:34 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a 72-year-old man who had been missing for 16 hours since his boat capsized in Lake ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boater Access and Working Waterfronts - The Issue

Spiraling land values for waterfront property in the last few years have created a crisis for recreational boating. Traditional marinas with public slips are giving way to residential development, working boatyards are being taxed at “highest and best use” rates that deflate the bottom line, permitting issues are driving up costs and delaying any new marina or dry-stack facility construction, and public launching ramps are in short supply and often outmoded (see Boaters Get Bumped - BoatU.S. Magazine, March 2006).

While access issues are complex and usually very local problems that deal with private property, there is at least one potential solution at the federal level, The Keep Our Waterfronts Working Act introduced in Congress, May 2009. This bill (H.R. 2548) sponsored by Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree and California Rep. Lois Capps, is aimed at preserving sites for “waterfront dependent commercial activities”. ...........................
Boater Access and Working Waterfronts - The Issue

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat Smart course offered by squadron
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:12 PM PDT
The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering it's first " Boat Smart " course for the season on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law

Boating safety class to be held Oct. 24
The Marion Sentinel Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:20 AM PDT
The Mattapoisett and Taunton River Power Squadrons in conjunction with the Bristol Community College Center for Business and Industry will give a the first Boating Safely Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon in room K231 âKâ Building at Bristol Community College.

Staten Island boating: Tips for winterizing
By Frank Ferraiuolo For the majority of boaters, the 2009 season will soon end. Here are some suggestions that you can follow before you put your boat away ...

Coast Guard awards lifesavers
The World Sat, 17 Oct 2009 08:36 AM PDT
CHARLESTON â Eight months after rescuing an elderly man near the Coos Bay jetties, two U.S. Coast Guard deputies have emerged from the ranks to receive achievement medals.

Boating legislation protects people and resources
Santa Rosa Press Gazette Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:43 AM PDT
New laws aimed at boating safety and protecting natural resources are in effect. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and other law enforcement agencies throughout state are out to alert Floridians to new laws and...

Maritime NZ proposes mandatory life jacket use
3news Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:09 PM PDT
Maritime New Zealand is pushing two new initiatives this summer, in the hope of reducing the number of boating fatalities.

New summer boating safety initiatives launched Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:54 PM PDT
With the summer boating season set to start this Labour Weekend (October 24â26) Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and fellow water safety agencies are behind two key safety initiatives aimed at reducing the number of recreational boating deaths.

New law will finally require training for boaters
After decades of frustrating attempts to get boaters licensed, the State of Florida has finally taken steps to make boating safer. According to the Florida ...

Coast Guard rescues 3 sailors in Lake Erie
Detroit Free Press Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:09 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard rescuers from Detroit plucked three elderly sailors from their boat, grounded a mile off Luna Pier in Lake Erie early this morning. An Air Station Detroit rescue swimmer assisted each person into the basket dropped by a HH-65C rescue helicopter, and they were rescued unharmed.

Cromer lifeboat goes to aid of yacht
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:09 AM PDT
A yacht had to be pulled to shore by Cromer's lifeboat yesterday after a rope became wrapped around its propeller. The town's crew set out in the all-weather lifeboat Lester yesterday afternoon to the yacht Roseanna which was about one mile north-east of Cromer.

Hobe Sound man escapes serious injury in boating accident
By Lamaur Stancil MARTIN COUNTY — A Hobe Sound man was treated and released from a hospital after crashing his boat into an abandoned sailboat Wednesday ..

Elderly Boater Found Clinging To Hull
KCRA 3 Sacramento Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:10 PM PDT
An elderly man was found Friday afternoon clinging to the hull of his boat on the San Joaquin River

NBC40 South Jersey Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:02 PM PDT
MARGATE--One boater got stuck on an island in the Margate bay area after the abnormally high tide. Tow Boat U.S. says the 45-foot boat ran aground around 7:30 a.m. Friday because the boater couldn't see the grassy marsh area

Italian killed in personal watercraft race
Las Vegas Review-Journal Sat, 17 Oct 2009 02:24 AM PDT
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A racer from Rome was killed Friday during competition at the International Jet Sports Boating Association World Finals on Lake Havasu.

Six injured in Lake Powell houseboat fire
Salt Lake Tribune
The boat's engine compartment exploded when gas leaked from a siphon line as someone transferred fuel from one container to another. ...

Edgewater fisherman, 56, falls overboard 19-foot boat and drowns
The boat was found at 6:23 amwedged under a dock at Manatee Park, 201 S. Riverside Drive and after checking its registration, New Smyrna Beach police ..

2 rescued after boat flips on Columbia River
Two people were rescued in the Columbia River Friday after their boat capsized. It happened near Lemon Island closer to the Washington side when the 20-foot ...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

VINELAND: U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 34 to offer boating safety class
Daily Journal Thu, 15 Oct 2009 07:54 AM PDT
Anyone who operates a boat or personal watercraft in the state of New Jersey is required by New Jersey law to successfully complete a boating safety course.

Outdoor Life: New rules for boating in Florida waters
The News Herald
By SCOTT LINDSEY / Outdoors Writer There's some boating news I think everyone should be aware of. The enhanced penalty for BUI (boating under the influence) ...

New York Boating Accident Kills Three, Alarms Personal Injury Lawyer
PR Web (press release)
Unfortunately, these types of boat accidents are not new to New York personal injury lawyers. The speedboat was navigating a channel in an area well-known ..