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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Safe Catch promotes boating safety
The Washington DC Examiner Sun, 29 Nov 2009 11:21 AM PST
ANNAPOLIS, MD. â As cold weather begins, the Coast Guard works to improve commercial boating safety. In Operation Safe Catch, Coast Guard teams board watercraft to make sure commercial watermen and recreational boaters have the proper emergency gear.

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The Class Finder link for Maryland, DC Virginia, and North Carolina has changed. Should you need to locate a class near you please click here. The link is.
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Boater Dies off Half Moon Bay Coast
KCBS Radio San Francisco Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:21 PM PST
One of two men pulled from the waters off Half Moon Bay after their sailboat overturned has died, while the other is in good health.

Efforts fail to revive boater found off Beach Haven
Asbury Park Press Fri, 27 Nov 2009 21:45 PM PST
BEACH HAVEN â A 55-year-old man who was pulled from the Barnegat Bay after his boat sank Friday died after efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, authorities reported.

Sailboaters safe after capsizing in Hudson
Mid-Hudson News
RHINECLIFF – Three people, including two young girls, are safe, after their sailboat capsized in the Hudson River, Saturday afternoon. A 12-foot sailboat ...

At least 6 die in boat capsize in E Malaysia
28 (Xinhua) -- A boat which capsized offshore the Sabah State in East Malaysia on Thursday had claimed at least six lives, local police said on Saturday. .

90 People Dead After Boat Sinks on Lake in Congo
KINSHASA, Congo — UN radio says at least 90 people are confirmed dead after a logging boat sank on a lake in Congo. A survivor, Ewiya Mukana, ...

Two kids injured in boating accident
ABC Online
(AAP: Paul Miller, file photo) Police say two 12-year-old children have been hurt in a boating accident on the Shoalhaven River at Nowra, on the New South .

Friday, November 27, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Several seats remain for Boating Safety Course
Lake Expo
There are still 16 seats left for the Water Patrol's Boating Safety Education Class to be held in December at the Gravois Fire Protection District Station ...

Safety classes caused long-term decline in N.J. boating accidents, State Police say
The Star-Ledger Fri, 27 Nov 2009 03:17 AM PST
Recreational boating in New Jersey is getting safer, a byproduct of mandatory educational requirements for nearly everyone who operates some type of vessel on the stateâs waterways, state officials said. Statistics released by New Jersey State Police show the number...

Coast Guard Jettisons Loran
GPS World Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:08 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant has formally certified that termination of the Loran-C signal will not adversely impact maritime navigation, signing a document to that effect on November 20 and forwardeding it to the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

Coast Guard reports zero boating deaths on Lake Tahoe
Sierra Sun Tue, 24 Nov 2009 20:07 PM PST
The Officer In Charge at Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe in Lake Forrest, Senior Chief Daniel Bennett, reported at the recent Sierra Division Coast Guard Auxiliary Change of Watch Ceremony and Awards Dinner there were zero boating deaths on Lake Tahoe between October 2008 and October 2009. This is a far cry from the eight boating related deaths that occurred on Lake Tahoe the first year Senior .

Award for Bravery At Sea
Yachting Monthly Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:19 PM PST
'Hi, my name is Maurice and I'll be your rescuer today!' These were the words that brought the end to a nightmare for a crew of three whose yacht Timella disintegrated in very heavy weather off a remote South Pacific coral reef.

Staying Safe on the Water – Vital Information for Boaties | Yellow ...
By Duncan Idaho
Getting out on the water is one of the great Kiwi pastimes, but if you don't pay adequate attention to safety that sunny day-trip could turn into a life-threatening disaster. Don't become a victim.

Wednesday's tip: Dangerous boat fumes?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A man who spends time volunteering on a Mississippi river boat noticed a frightening smell the last time he stepped onboard. He was especially alarmed ...

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Toledo man fined for phony distress calls
Detroit Free Press Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:19 PM PST
After Detroit members of the U.S. Coast Guard spent hours searching for a missing boater in March, a 22-year-old Toledo man has been ordered to pay $112,735 in restitution to the agency for calling in a fake distress call.

Retired Minneapolis cop pulls 2 women from burning boat in Florida
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Harry Baltzer pulled the women, injured in an explosion on the boat, seconds before a another explosion left it engulfed in flames. ...

Missing mariners found south of Lanai after nearly 2 days
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
According to a Coast Guard news release, the two men were hired by the owner of the 21-foot sailboat J Bird to ferry it from Keehi Lagoon to Hilo. ...

Sinking fishing boat saved by Coast Guard and fellow fishermen
A helicopter was launched from McKinleyville and a 47-foot motor lifeboat was launched from Station Humboldt Bay to assist the sinking boat.

Two rescued from Gorge Waterway, third person may be missing
Victoria Times Colonist Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:33 PM PST
Two people were pulled from the Gorge Waterway suffering from hypothermia after a boating accident Thursday evening, while police co-ordinated a massive search in the pitch-black waters for a possible third missing boater.

Elderly Pair Dies After Boat Capsized
KGO AM 810 San Francisco Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:06 AM PST
An elderly man and woman died after their boat capsized today in the waters off Bodega Bay, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

Three missing canoes with 24 aboard found near Chuuk
Saipan Tribune Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:17 AM PST
CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia -Search and rescue controllers with the U.S. Coast Guard in Honolulu and Apra Harbor, Guam, have located 24 mariners in a large-scale joint search near Chuuk, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Remember to say a prayer for those of our brave men and women serving their country both in far off places and at home.

Free vessel safety checks to be Dec. 12
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
The examiner will provide the boater with the examination checklist and also offer recommendations and discuss safety issues. The examination is voluntary ...

Children's life jacket safety calendar now on sale
Los Angeles Times
S. Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that focuses on boating safety, education and environmental programs. They offer the only accredited, ...

Coast Guard enforcing cold-weather boater safety « BoatSafe Blog
By boatsafe
Coast Guard enforcing cold-weather boater safety. Jump to Comments. Each year, the Coast Guard tries to improve commercial boating safety as the cold weather season approaches. This year, units are focusing on boats operating in the ...
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Officials urge caution during winter boating season
Lake County News Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:23 AM PST
LAKE COUNTY â Winter boating season has arrived, and the Lake County Sheriffâs Marine Patrol Unit and California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) are reminding boaters about the risk of cold water immersion.

Maritime Global Net Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:27 AM PST
The 2009 IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea have been presented to a professional rescue swimmer who, in Arctic conditions, single-handedly rescued eight crew members of a foundered vessel in the Bering Sea, and to two amateur sailors who rescued three people from a sunken yacht in very heavy weather off a remote South Pacific coral reef.

Authorities search for missing boater
Corpus Christi Caller Times
By Elvia Aguilar CORPUS CHRISTI — Coast Guard officials were looking Monday night for a missing boater who left the Nueces Bay Bait Stand early Monday. ...

Coast Guard pulls sailboat, crew to safety
By Bruce Burdett Fast work by the Coast Guard saved a large sailboat that had drifted perilously close to the rocky Westport/Little Compton shore in foul ...

Boating Accident at VAFB
KCOY Santa Maria Tue, 24 Nov 2009 11:08 AM PST
The Coast Guard is responding to a boat accident off of Minuteman Beach at VAFB

Solo sailor's voyage ended by suspected whale
The New Zealand Herald Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:19 PM PST
A Swiss sailor's round-the-world voyage came to an abrupt halt off the coast of New Zealand after his yacht hit what he believed to be a sleeping whale.Bernt Luchtenborg was plucked off his stricken 15.84m vessel, Horizons, yesterday...

Fire destroys boat at Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria Times Colonist Tue, 24 Nov 2009 11:05 AM PST
Staff discovered the burning vessel when they arrived at work this morning.

Boat Crash in Arizona Injures Wichita Man
Kansas CW
Entertainment News from AP A spectacular crash during a professional boat race in Arizona over the weekend sends the driver to the hospital with serious ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

What Is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Medical News Today Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:31 AM PST
Carbon monoxide has no smell or taste; it is a byproduct of combustion. Humans and other animals with lungs cannot tell when they are breathing in carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide competes with oxygen for binding sites on hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from our lungs to tissues all over our body, and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues.

Few boaters take advantage of free vessel safety check
Today's News-Herald
An inventory of other safety equipment, a quick-engine check and making sure the boat's navigation lights were operable followed during the inspection. ...

Coast Guard saves boater in harbor
Charleston Post Courier
The Coast Guard rescued a boater who hit a jetty in the Charleston Harbor on Sunday morning. A call came in at 1:18 am saying a boat had struck the North ...

Coast Guard rescues eight from leaky boat
Courier-Post Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:27 AM PST
Eight people aboard a 30-foot boat were rescued by the Coast Guard after it started taking on water off the New Jersey coast.

Duck Hunters Rescued Following Boating Mishap
KIMT Mason City Mon, 23 Nov 2009 07:16 AM PST
ALBERT LEA , MN--- A group of duck hunters is recovering after their boat overturns in Southern Minnesota on Sunday. At around 10:45 a.m. Freeborn County deputies and the Albert Lea Fire Department answered a call about a 3 men in the middle of P ickerel L ake near A lbert L ea.

Authorities search for missing boater
Corpus Christi Caller-Times Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:03 PM PST
CORPUS CHRISTI âCoast Guard officials were looking Monday night for a missing boater who left the Nueces Bay Bait Stand early Monday.Officials say the 62-year-old man was traveling in a 20-foot Blue Wave boat with white and gray trim. A Coast Guard official said authorities were alerted about 6:45 p.m. after the man who was expected to be in by 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. still had not returned. The manâs ...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star Sat, 21 Nov 2009 22:07 PM PST
CLASSES/SEMINARS/EVENTS Safe Boating Course Equivalency Exam , Monday at Lake Anna State Park Visitor Center, 6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania. Exam tests experienced boaters' knowledge in lieu of taking the course. Free. Register at 540/894-0441. ...

Safety Equipment inside a Sailboat | Sailboat and Yacht Info
By richny
On a sailboat there are a few safety features that should definitely be installed. 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 ...
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Paddlers can play it safe in winter
The Gadsden Times Sat, 21 Nov 2009 21:05 PM PST
By Lisa Rogers Times Staff Writer One of the best ways to stay safe while in a canoe or kayak in winter is to make good decisions, Chad Dyer, of the Alabama Marine Police, said. Life jackets are one of the best ways to stay safe any time of year.

Five People Rescued From Sinking Sailboat South Of Cape Lookout
WITN 7 North Carolina Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:09 AM PST
Coast Guard crews rescued five people Saturday night from their sinking 47-foot sailboat about 32 miles south of Cape Lookout off Eastern Carolina.

Coast Guard Finds, Rescues Man Overboard
NBC Miami Sun, 22 Nov 2009 09:28 AM PST
A 62-year-old spend over four hours in the waters off Miami Beach early this morning after going over the Silver Shadow.

2 rescued from burning boat off NJ coast
Asbury Park Press Sun, 22 Nov 2009 09:25 AM PST
MANASQUAN Two people were rescued by the Coast Guard after the boat they were on caught fire off the central New Jersey coast.

Boat Capsizes, Three Missing
Search and rescue crews are on the scene of a boating accident in Marion County on Nickjack Lake, combing the chilly water for three men who went overboard. ...

Head-on boat collision injures two
Daily Comet
By Daniel McBride CHOCTAW — Two anglers were sent to the hospital Saturday after a head-on boat collision around 1 am, authorities said. ...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater test / Quiz School
By fman00124
Passing this quiz will give you your boaters permit which shall allow you to take your boat anywhere within 200 miles of runescape, as long as you have atleast one person on your boat that has their "OFFICIAL" boater license. ...
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Insurance a Requirement for Any Boat or Yacht Using British Waterways
Marketwire Thu, 19 Nov 2009 07:01 AM PST
CHIPPING NORTON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) - As part of national boat checks, the British Waterways are set to crack down on all unlicensed boat owners, whether yachts, motor boats, sailboats or narrow boats. If caught, boats will be seized and consequently destroyed or sold. The organisation raises around Pounds Sterling 20 million per year from boat owners for the ...

56-year-old man dies after falling overboard from a fishing boat
Anchorage Daily News
Troopers got a call at 5:30 pm from Hayes' boating partner, 60-year-old David Sweat, that Hayes had fallen over from their boat, the Willow, ...

Pinellas boaters safe after swimming to shore
ABC Action News
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -- A pair of boaters are back on solid ground following a disastrous day on the Gulf. A man and woman were boating off the coast of ...

Egyptian tourist boat sinks in Red Sea, two missing
ISMAILIA, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Two Spanish tourists were missing in the Red Sea on Thursday after their dive boat sank in rough water off Egypt's Sinai ...

Boca Raton Man Injured After Boat Strikes Bridge
Read more in our Privacy Policy A Boca Raton man navigating a boat was injured when his 20-foot vessel struck a bridge Friday afternoon causing a chunk of ...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

This applies to boats too!
Beware the dangers of carbon monoxide
Fond du Lac Reporter Mon, 16 Nov 2009 02:30 AM PST
You cant see or smell carbon monoxide (CO), but at high levels, it can kill a person in minutes.

Boater rescued from waters of Green Bay
Green Bay Press-Gazette Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:10 AM PST
A man was rescued after his boat capsized in the waters of Green Bay in the town of Scott on Sunday morning, the New Franken Fire Department confirmed.

Man's body found in harbour
Otago Daily Times
Senior Sergeant Craig Brown said it appeared the man had tried to row from the Deborah Bay jetty to his moored yacht early on Sunday when he might have got ...

Two safe after sailboat tips over near Rooster Rock
The Lady Washington, a replica of a 1750s-era sailing ship was sailing on the Columbia River when a nearby sailboat tipped over near Rooster Rock. .

Eight rescued from capsized boat off coast
San Diego Union-Tribune Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:19 AM PST
Seven men and a pregnant woman found clinging to a capsized boat in Mexican waters Friday afternoon were rescued and brought ashore at Shelter Island, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard rescues 2 men clinging to boat
7 News Miami Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:13 AM PST
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard has rescued two men found clinging to the hull of a capsized boat.

Boat destroyed after catching fire twice
The Kansas City Star Mon, 16 Nov 2009 06:59 AM PST
A houseboat at Pomme de Terre Lake was destroyed after catching fire twice. The 36-foot Gibson houseboat was sitting in a dock at the lake when authorities received a call about 7:20 p.m. Thursday that it was on fire, according to the Missouri Water Patrol.

3 missing after fishing boat sinks off coast of NJ
New Brunswick Home News Tribune
By WAYNE PARRY • AP Writer • November 16, 2009 POINT PLEASANT BEACH — (AP) — Coast Guard boats, planes and helicopters searched the roiling ocean off Cape

Boat runs aground in Waikiki
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
The state land board, which has jurisdiction over the beach and the ocean fronting the Waikiki hotel, was working with the owner of the boat on salvage ...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Notes from the outdoors
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
It is caused by sudden immersion into water less than 70 degrees and can kill a boater within seconds of submersion. Martin is encouraging anyone who might ...

Boating safety class available Saturday
The Columbian Sun, 15 Nov 2009 01:05 AM PST
CLARK COUNTY â A boating safety class will be offered Saturday by the Marine Patrol Unit of the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The eight-hour Adventures in Boating class will...

Boaters oppose more ethanol in tank
Bethany Beach Wave
A mechanic showed them what was wrong with the boat's four-stroke engine. "The fuel line and filter system were completely clogged with a gum that looked ...

13 Nov 09 - Society: yacht crew rescued off the Azores
The yacht was 250 miles off the Azores and the two crew members who raised the alarm have been rescued by a helicopter from the Portuguese Air Force, ...

Possible spinal injuries for man after boat accident
NZCity Fri, 13 Nov 2009 23:34 PM PST
14 November 2009 A Gisbourne man in his early 50s is being tested in hospital for possible spinal injuries and is being treated for lacerations after a boating accident on Lake Waikaremoana in northern Hawke's Bay this afternoon.

8 rescued from capsized boat off Tijuana coast
The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Seven men and a pregnant woman clinging to a capsized boat have been rescued in Mexican waters off the coast of Tijuana. ...

Rescue boat runs aground
BBC News
Three people have been pulled off a fast rescue boat which had gone aground at Ness Point near Lowestoft. The boat was on its way into port at about 2200 ...

Coast Guard rescues mariner in Humboldt Bay
Eureka Times-Standard Sun, 15 Nov 2009 01:35 AM PST
A 61-year-old mariner was seriously injured while crossing the Humboldt Bay bar Saturday morning. The man lost his balance when a large swell rocked the 21-foot craft at about 11 a.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

State Offering Boater Safety Class in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Journal Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:17 PM PST
Class is scheduled to be held on Nov. 21 at the state Environment Department District 1 office Boaters who need to take the New Mexico Boating Safety Basics class can take advantage later this month of the last class being offered this year in the Albuquerque area. New Mexico State Parks said in a news release that the class will be offered on Nov. 21. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 ...

Boating Lessons: Do You Have the Required Coast Guard Safety Equipment?
About - News & Issues (blog)
The Coast Guard has certain boating safety requirements for recreational boats up to 65 feet. While the boating safety laws are essentially the same for ..

FWC Warns Against Dangers Of Cold Water
Carol Keyser, FWC's Boating and Waterways Section. “However, the effects of cold water, particularly when they occur rapidly, can become an issue even if ...

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

Coast Guard searches for missing boater
Jacksonville Daily News Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:36 PM PST
CAPE LOOKOUT â The skiff belonging to a missing boater in Carteret County was found Thursday morning but there was no sign of the operator, Coast Guard officials said.

Boat damaged after collision with Marler Bridge (PHOTOS)
Northwest Florida Daily News Thu, 12 Nov 2009 06:20 AM PST
DESTIN -- A boater trying to navigate under the Marler Bridge may have underestimated the clearance when his mast collided with the bottom of the span. A family that was fishing on shore saw the struggling boater and assisted him to shore, where he...

Fatigued solo yachtsman rescued
ABC Online
A yacht's sail billows in the wind, August 2008. ( John Nyberg, file photo) A 68-year-old solo yachtsman has been rescued in waters off Darwin ...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boat class teaches rules on waters
The Herald News Thu, 12 Nov 2009 04:10 AM PST
Be Boat Smart is a class for all boaters, including personal watercraft operators, the skipper of a family cruiser or the sailing enthusiast. The Calumet Power Squadron will teach a course on nautical rules, regulations and courtesies while on the water. The boating manual will serve as the basic course and also serve as a reference book for participants.Children ages 9 to 11 can take the class ...

Sea Scouts looking for recruits eager to learn sailing, boating techniques
The Missoulian
Then, while Anchor Marine was refitting a trailer it had donated for the boat, an October storm tore the cabin cruiser from its mooring near Dayton, ...

1 dead in boating accident in Lewiston
KIFI Idaho Falls Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:54 AM PST
Associated Press - November 11, 2009 1:44 PM ET LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A fishing boat collided with a bridge on the Snake River in Lewiston and sank, claiming the life of 1 man.

Man dies in boating accident
ABC Online
A man has died in a boating accident on the New South Wales far south coast. Police say a man fell out of a 14ft aluminium boat while fishing off Haycock ...

Boater missing on Cherokee Reservoir
Knoxville News Sentinel
By News Sentinel staff MORRISTOWN -- Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared after a boating accident today on the Cherokee Reservoir in Hamblen ...

Search as fisherman lost off boat
BBC News
Fellow crew members on the fishing boat saw the man tumble into the water at about 1900 GMT, five miles north of Macduff in Moray. ...

Boater's mast cracked after collision with Destin bridge (PHOTOS)
The Destin Log Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:28 PM PST
A boater trying to navigate under the Marler Bridge may have underestimated the clearance when his mast collided with the bottom of the span. A family that was fishing on shore saw the struggling boater and assisted him to shore, where he tied up to...

Sailboat runs aground in lake, two rescued
Glens Falls Post-Star
WHITEHALL -- Tuesday evening, firefighters rescued two Canadian residents who were stranded when their sailboat ran aground on Lake Champlain, ...

Coast Guard rescues 4 off NC coast
Rocky Mount Telegram Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:39 AM PST
CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. â Two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew, while two others are being towed to shore with the boat.

Man In Critical Condition After Boating Accident
Northwest Arkansas News
The incident began when Matthews, Arnold Starks and Steve Crawford decided to try fishing from a boat instead of the bank at a popular fishing hole at the ...

Man dies after boat crashes into Interstate Bridge
The victim, who was operating the boat, was identified as Harold F. Miller, 77. According to Asotin County Fire Chief Noel Hardin, who responded to the ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Grant County Sheriffs office offers boater education classes in Ephrata
Othello Outlook
The Grant County Sheriffs Office Marine Deputies will be instructing a boater education course on Nov. 14, from 8 am to 5 pm at the Grant County Public ...

Local man on executive board: Long Harbour's Ed Bruce VP of CCGA
The Charter Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:25 AM PST
The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) performs a much-valued search and rescue service for marine vessels and users, offering their help and knowledge to anyone on the water in need in conjunction with the Canadian Coast Guard.

National Safe Boating Council and West Marine: 2009 'Be a Survivor: Wear It!' Contest Winner Announced
Marketwire Tue, 10 Nov 2009 05:17 AM PST
Survivor Story Stresses Importance of Always Wearing a Life Jacket

Anchoring debate to resurface on Marco?
Naples Daily News Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:02 PM PST
After years of attempting to enforce city anchoring regulations in Marco area waters, city officials may engage in new anchoring regulations. The City of Marco Island just brought their case against Island boater Dave Dumas to a close this summer when state regulators made it clear that communities could not regulate anchoring outside of mooring fields without violating the state constitution ...

Recent boat tragedies spell doom to houseboat tourism in Kerala
New Kerala Wed, 11 Nov 2009 02:42 AM PST
Malappuaram (Kerela), Nov 11 : The famous ferry queens plying on the backwaters of Kerala have failed to attract domestic and international tourists this year following the recent boat tragedies.

Boater missing, presumed dead after rescue attempt in river
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans Mon, 09 Nov 2009 17:00 PM PST
Authorities believe the worst for a 70-year-old who attempted to rescue two men after their boat broke down and winds from Tropical Storm Ida began to strengthen. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriffâs Office says after 70-year-old Leo Encalade heard two fellow fishermen were stalled on the Mississippi River after their boat broke down while trying to bring it in for safe harbor, he decided to meet ...

Mystery woman credited with saving boater on Lake Hopatcong
JEFFERSON — Police, firefighters and an unidentified woman rescued a Raccoon Island resident Sunday night after her row boat capsized on Lake Hopatcong. ..

Two men drown in Belleville boating mishap
Journal Newspapers
Van Buren Township police confirmed Tuesday that two men drowned in a boating accident on Belleville Lake. As of press time, police had not identified the ...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Sheriff's office offers boating safety classes
The Columbian Sun, 08 Nov 2009 01:05 AM PST
CLARK COUNTY It's not too soon to reserve seats in boating safety classes offered by the Marine Patrol Unit of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.The eight-hour classes, called...

Power squadrons offer boat safety tips
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer Sat, 07 Nov 2009 21:11 PM PST
Power Squadrons from the Fort Myers area will be present at the upcoming Fall Fort Myers Boat Show at the Harborside Event Center from Nov. 12-15.

Metro Police to offer boating safety courses starting in November
Savannah Morning News
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Marine Patrol Unit is offering boating safety courses starting in November. ...

Grants available through Fish and Boat Commission
Carlisle Sentinel
By staff reports, November 9, 2009 A pair of grant programs are now available through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the agency announced Friday ...

Sailboat crew rescued by USCG
AP image ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WTVD) -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted three crewmembers, one injured, from a disabled vessel 400 miles east of ...

Alaska Coast Guard rescuers struggle to aid stricken sailor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Sun, 08 Nov 2009 10:07 AM PST
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Coast Guard says a rescue helicopter rushed to help a stricken sailor off Sitka, but a flight surgeon who had been lowered into his boat was unable to revive him. The...

Coast Guard pull 5 from boat
Courier-Post Sun, 08 Nov 2009 09:42 AM PST
Five people aboard a 30-foot boat were rescued by the Coast Guard after it started taking on water near the southern New Jersey coast.

Two women hurt in boating accident
FOX30 / CBS47 Jacksonville Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:05 PM PST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two women are recovering after a boating accident on the St. Johns River

Overturned Boat in Providence River
The Cranston Fire Department, DEM and US Coast Guard are on the scene of an overturned boat in the Providence River, in the vicinity of the Rhode Island ...

Boater burned in blaze on mend
Forsyth County News Online
By Julie Arrington A Forsyth County man who was severely burned in a houseboat fire last week is at home recovering. Nick Porter, 41, was flown Nov. ...

Boater rescued off Point Loma
La Jolla Light Mon, 09 Nov 2009 09:48 AM PST
A man was being treated for hypothermia Monday after his small boat overturned in rough waters off the Point Loma shoreline, prompting a helicopter rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Someone heard the man yelling for help about 8 p.m. Sunday and alerted authorities, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco. She said a 33-foot rescue boat from USCG Station San Diego and a MH-60J

Boat Capsizes In Plaquemines Parish
At approximately 3:10 Monday, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call of two flat boats in the Mississippi River near Fort Jackson, Maj. .

Raccoon Island resident rescued after boat capsizes on Lake Hopatcong
JEFFERSON--Police and firefighters rescued a Raccoon Island resident after her row boat capsized on Lake Hopatcong on Sunday night. ...