Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Happy new Year.  I hope all of you have a very prosperous and joyous new year. Make a resolution to make this a safe boating year. Take a boating course and observe safe boating practices at all times.

New boat inspection programs starts New Year's Day
Lake County Record-Bee
If the boat is clean, drained and dry the boater will be issued a color-coded band. The band is to be attached to the front one-third of the boat where it ...

Boating safety class planned on Jan. 16
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:56 AM PST
Coast Guard Flotilla 66, Mathews, will hold a Boat Virginia safe boating class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Hudgins. 

FWC: Boating-Safety Education Requirements Change For 2010
WCTV Tallahassee Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:41 AM PST
Boating-safety education requirements change in Florida beginning Jan. 1. 

  New boat license rules for 2010
Tampa Tribune
Boat operators born on or after Jan.1, 1988, must pass an approved boating-safety course, and carry a photo identification and a boating-safety education ...

Celebrate safely, don't drink & drive
Cameron Herald
More than 50 percent of boating accidents that result in death can be traced back to alcohol impairment, according to information obtained from the National ...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to check vessels during winter
Capital City Weekly Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:30 AM PST
JUNEAU - The Coast Guard encourages owners and operators who have vessels moored to piers throughout Southeast Alaska to conduct preventative maintenance prior to winter weather conditions.  

Boat owners warned to be prepared
ABC Online
Tasmanian boat owners are being urged to take proper precautions before they hit the water. Statistics from a Tasmanian insurer show 30 per cent of boating ...

Boat mishap claims ex-All Black
Otago Daily Times Wed, 30 Dec 2009 08:24 AM PST
A jet-boating accident has claimed the life of former All Black Paul Sapsford at Lake Ohau, police have confirmed. 

Sacramento River boaters rescued after striking rock
Red Bluff Daily News
By JULIE ZEEB -DN Staff Writer The day after Christmas was lucky for five people, including two young boys, rescued following a boating accident Saturday ...

Sailboat capsizes off Golden Gardens, two swim to shore
Seattle Times
Rescue crews were called out to an area south of Golden Gardens after two people were reported to be in the water after a sailboat capsized, according to ...

Four fishermen have been winched to safety after their boat caught fire off ...
BBC News
An RNAS Culdrose helicopter, the Isles of Scilly lifeboat and two fishing boats were involved in the rescue. The men, who are suffering from smoke ...

Man dies after fall from Maine lobster boat
HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) -- The Maine Marine Patrol says a 27-year-old Bath man died after falling from a lobster boat into icy water off the coast. ...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Pines marina may sell pure gasoline
Delmarva Daily Times
"Ethanol eats and corrodes very important parts of your boat," resident and 30-year boater Stan Mawyer said. Mawyer, who runs Chesapeake Yacht Services, ...

Boating: Nautical chart so much more than just a map
The News-Press
Calling a chart a map is like calling the bow of a boat the pointy end. A map showing coastlines, water depth and other navigational information is called a ...

Seminar for boaters
Bourne Courrier
By Maryjean Cannata Buzzards Bay is presenting a How To Use A Chart seminar for recreational boaters on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 9 pm at the Woods Hole ...

Safety reminder after tragic start last year
Otago Daily Times Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:25 AM PST
Boaties and jet ski users are being reminded of their safety responsibilities on the water this New Year, to avoid a repeat of fatal boating accidents last year. 

Boat safety programs to be held
Jamestown Sun
The Corps of Engineers Pipestem Dam and Lake Project will sponsor two boat and water safety programs at 10 am and 1 pm today at the James River YMCA. ...

Captain's Corner: Guard against hypothermia when boating in cold weather
It can become a very long boat ride if you are not prepared. Tips: The young and elderly are the most susceptible. Make sure all safety gear is in top ...

Ohio fishermen may be billed for ice rescues
ABC 13 Houston Mon, 28 Dec 2009 07:32 AM PST
The rescue operation cost the Coast Guard more than $245,000 on Feb. 7, after a miles-wide chunk of ice broke away in the lake

Autopsy planned for Fla. boater after canoe flips
Wildlife commission spokeswoman Joy Hill says boaters must take extra precautions because water temperatures are cold now and it doesn't take long for ...

Man dies in boating mishap
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Sat, 26 Dec 2009 14:55 PM PST
A man in his forties has died after a boating accident on Bruny Island in Tasmania's south. 

Boating victim trapped underwater
Tasmania Examiner
He and a friend were fishing on their 5.3-metre half-cabin fibreglass boat on Bull Bay after 5pm on Saturday when the vessel's rear began to take on water. ..

Small boat hits reef; passengers flee scene
San Diego Union Tribune
OCEAN BEACH: A small boat that witnesses said was carrying about 20 people struck a reef near the Ocean Beach pier early Christmas Day and was abandoned by ...

Yacht sinks off Durban
Independent Online
The National Sea Rescue Institute said that there had been no injuries when a yacht sank off the coast of Durban on Monday. "The yacht was taking in water ...

Boaters stranded after vessel hits rock
Deputies reported that Joshua Hiller, 34, was able to beach his boat near the Massacre Flats campgrounds. No one was injured, but the boat sustained an ..

Man, 53, killed as he works on sailboat
The News-Press
He had spent almost two years renovating a derelict sailboat he had bought in St. James City. On Christmas Day, Meyn put some final touches on the 38-foot ...

Man engulfed in flames on boat
Gold Coast News Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:23 AM PST
A MAN received extensive third-degree burns after most of his body was engulfed in flames on a houseboat at Gold Coast City Marina

Amelia man drowns in boating accident
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:25 AM PST
An Amelia man died last night after drowning near Stephensville

West Tenn. duck hunters survive Christmas Day boating mishap
(AP) — A Christmas Day boating mishap plunged two duck hunters into chilly Reelfoot Lake. The newspaper reported doctors later found the teen's body ...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Topsail Voice Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:42 AM PST
Safe boating class to start in January 

A safety-conscious District 277 studentâs artistic message noted
The Laker Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:34 AM PST
A Shirley Hills third grader was one of the winners in a national poster contest to promote safe boating

Boating safety course scheduled
The Wilmington Star-News Thu, 24 Dec 2009 06:05 AM PST
Wilmington Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-06 will hold a Boating Skills & Seamanship course Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 22, at Cape Fear Community College. Cost is $40. 

ODNR offering boat education class
Port Clinton News Herald Thu, 24 Dec 2009 05:49 AM PST
SANDUSKY --The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, 1407 Cleveland Road, is offering a nine-hour boating course.

Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating skills and ...
Lumina News
by Marimar McNaughton The new North Carolina Boating Law, effective May 1, 2010, requires anyone operating a powerboat under the age of 26 must show proof ..

Coast Guard urging care for those new kayakers
NBC 10 Providence Fri, 25 Dec 2009 08:50 AM PST
The Coast Guards tells new kayakers to take a safety course.

Homeland Security boating funds outlined
Soundings Thu, 24 Dec 2009 16:04 PM PST
In the Dec. 18 Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security outlined spending on recreational boating safety projects, programs and activities.

Rafting company found guilty after guide dies
3news Wed, 23 Dec 2009 01:08 AM PST
A Manawatu river rafting company has been found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of a trainee guide who drowned when the raft he was on flipped on the Rangitikei River. 

Oviedo man dies in boating accident
Orlando Sentinel
By Anika Myers Palm, Orlando Sentinel A 30-year-old Oviedo man died today after his canoe overturned on a retention pond and he fell into the water. ...

Electric current in Kawkawlin River damages boats
Chicago Tribune
A current of a different kind -- an electrical one -- is being blamed for damaging boats on the Kawkawlin River. The Bay City Times says at least six boats ...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Holiday

Wise up on water safety, police urge
The New Zealand Herald Sun, 20 Dec 2009 09:29 AM PST
Police have urged the public to think "safety and skills" over water toys after a spate of drownings this summer."Boating, kayaking, swimming, diving and other water-related activities are part of the New Zealand lifestyle but... 

Outdoors: New boating rules
Salisbury Post
North Carolina is now one of many states that require boaters to have completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved boating ..

Recreation Notebook: Winter class series will float your boat
Salem Statesman Journal Sun, 20 Dec 2009 01:24 AM PST
The Bielenbergs, Anja and Dick, will be tag-teaming the teaching duties during a winter series of classes, in which successful completion of any one earns a certificate for the state-mandated Oregon Boater Safety Education card.

MWCD to host boating education courses in 2010
The Daily Jeffersonian Sun, 20 Dec 2009 05:10 AM PST
MWCD to host boating education courses in 2010 NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Three day-long Ohio Boating Education Courses have been scheduled at Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) lakes next spring. The course is required for anyone born on or after Ja 

Boating column: Safe boaters know the law
The News-Press Sat, 19 Dec 2009 22:15 PM PST
Skippers must understand that they are always responsible for the safe handling, navigation and management of their vessel, especially in limited...  

Boating column: Safe boaters know the law
The News-Press
A green light is on the starboard side of your boat, forward of midship. The red light is on the port side. All of these lights should be checked before you ...

Boat skippers reminded of 0.05 limit
Sydney Morning Herald
Anyone over the limit and in charge of a boat could face a fine of up to $5500, loss of licence or a jail term of up to two years, he said. ...

Victoria Police get anti-hoon laws for boats
ABC Regional Online
In an Australian first, Victoria Police have new powers to ban dangerous boat users from the water for a period of time. Boat owners could also have their ...

Transponder talk heats up
Florida Today
The idea has been met with heavy resistance from the public and within the boating industry, most recently from BOAT-US, the nation's leading advocate for ...

Law would target boats that spread invasive plants
Glens Falls Post-Star
But when boaters inadvertently carrying invasive species into a lake ignore advice to wash off their boats, activists have no recourse. ...

Boaters asked to help save the manatees
Lehigh Acres Citizen
We could easily break this record in the remaining week of the year, without a commitment from all of Florida's boaters to help prevent additional deaths. ..

Boater wants to purge marina of ethanol use
Bethany Beach Wave
By Charlene Polk • Staff Writer • December 22, 2009 OCEAN PINES -- Next summer, local boaters may be able to fill up their tanks with pure gasoline at Ocean ...

Ice boater dies
ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A Rockland man has died after an accident on the Chickawaukie Pond. Police say Mark McClellan of Rockland went through the ...

One dead after catamaran crashes
Sydney Morning Herald
Police said the yacht became stuck on the rocks and then began to sink. Police and paramedics treated a dozen people at the scene before they were taken to ...

Boat sinks, leaving five fishermen missing
Police said after the large fishing boat sank nearly 44 miles from the city Sunday morning, three of the vessel's fellow fishing boats managed to save 20 of ...

Boat pair criticised by rescuers
BBC News
A spokesman said the couple, who are in their early 60s, had bought the boat in Ripon on Saturday and were taking it to London, via Lowestoft. ...

Boat owner: Coast Guard vessel struck from behind
KCOY Santa Maria Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:00 AM PST
Associated Press - December 21, 2009 12:44 PM ET SAN DIEGO (AP) - The owner of a boat involved in a deadly collision in San Diego Bay says a Coast Guard vessel struck his boat from behind after..

Boy Dies In San Diego Boating Accident
OfficialWire Mon, 21 Dec 2009 08:41 AM PST
An 8-year-old boy died and five adults were seriously injured when their pleasure boat collided with a U.S. Coast Guard vessel off San Diego, officials said. 

Fisherman feared dead after boat sinks in Channel
A fisherman was feared dead todayafter the boat he was working on collided with a ship in the Channel and sank. The accident, on Sunday, happened at night ...

Man rescued as boat sinks in Moreton Bay
A Brisbane man has been rescued by water police after his boat sank in deep water in Moreton Bay. The 30-year-old Thornside man was rescued at 4.50pm (AEST) ...

Kayakers Rescued Off the Shore of La Jolla
San Diego 6
The other rescued boater did not require medical attention, and all the other canoers made it back to shore safely. The kayakers, all of them men, ...

Three Boaters Rescued From Gulf Of Mexico
WFTV 9 Orlando Wed, 23 Dec 2009 06:05 AM PST
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued three men from a sinking boat off Clearwater in the chilly Gulf of Mexico. The rescue began at 1:30am Wednesday when the Coast Guard received an automated emergency beacon from the 32-foot private fishing boat. 

EPIRB device saves three men from sinking boat
WTSP-TV Tampa Wed, 23 Dec 2009 03:53 AM PST
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued three men Wednesday at about 2:00 a.m., after their vessel began taking on water approximately 60 miles northwest of Clearwater.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

USCG – Safety Alert regarding sailboat rigging dangers ...
By Erin
Corrosion and fatigue failure can cause sudden dismasting. An enhanced inspection regime for sailboat rigging, masts, and associated components is also discussed in Sector Honolulu Inspection Note #13. (11/16/09). Inspection Note #13 ...
Navigating the Regulatory Seas -

British sailor on storm-hit yacht saves nine puppies by putting them in a crate and swimming to shore
Daily Mail: World News Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST
Laura Hughes, 28, a strong swimmer, balanced a milk crate containing the animals on her head and swam 75 metres to shore - managing to save herself and all her puppies.

Ellen MacArthur's yacht abandoned during transatlantic race
Southern Daily Echo
By Will Carson » A 60ft racing yacht owned by sailing star Dame Ellen MacArthur has been abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean following a dramatic mid-sea rescue ...

Man drowns in boating mishap off Port Welshpool
The Age
A man in his early 50s has drowned after a boating mishap off the South Gippsland coast this morning. Emergency services were alerted that boat was in ..

Boater Dies In Hudson River Accident
North Country Gazette
GANSEVOORTState Police in Wilton are investigating a boating accident on the Hudson River that led to the death of a New Jersey man Tuesday night. ...

Search continues for possible LA boat fire victims
San Diego Union-Tribune Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:34 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting an air and sea search for two people who may have been aboard a burning powerboat off the Los Angeles County coast.

Kayaker rescued after fall into Niagara River
The Buffalo News Wed, 18 Nov 2009 07:04 AM PST
A kayaker who apparently fell out of his vessel in the Niagara River near Beaver Island State Park was rescued Tuesday evening after he managed to get to shore and use his cell phone to call for help, U.S. Coast Guard officials said today.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Police, health officials warn public of cold water dangers
Annapolis Capital
In fact, when called to comment about cold-water safety last week, Windemuth said he was at a search for a missing live-aboard boater in Cecil County. ...

Civilian skipper honored for rescue by Coast Guard
Peninsula Daily
"The United States Coast Guard auxiliary does boating safety and training programs," Mayfield said after the ceremony. "They should be mandatory for anybody .

NOAA tests free 'BookletCharts' with boaters
Capital City Weekly
NOAA is offering the new "BookletCharts" as free downloads as an experimental service for recreational boaters. By Scott Bowlen | Ketchikan Daily News ...

Tour boat carrying Britons capsizes in Egypt
AP (AP) — CAIRO - An Egyptian police official says a tour boat carrying several Britons capsized in the Red Sea in rough weather but with no casualties. ...

COAST GUARD: Virginia man rescued from disabled boat
Delmarva Daily Times
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued a man aboard a disabled 21-foot recreational boat approximately three miles northeast of Thomas Point Park in the ...

Man rescued from deep cold mud in Corte Madera Creek
San Jose Mercury News
MARIN COUNTY — A man showing signs of hypothermia was rescued Tuesday from thigh-deep mud in Corte Madera Creek after his small boat was stranded by the ..

80-year-old boater rescued after 10 days in Gulf
Excélsior Wed, 16 Dec 2009 08:01 AM PST
SABINE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued an 80-year-old man who sent out a distress call onboard a 34-foot sailboat 10 days after departing from Houston. A Coast Guard statement said Tuesday that the man was headed to Kemah, about 30... 

Neighbor rescues man from Lake Washington boat fire
Seattle Times
By Seattle Times staff Water from a Mercer Island Police patrol boat sprays a pleasure boat that had been fully engulfed in flames 500 yards off the shore ...

Four people rescued from capsized boat
18 (UPI) -- A family of three and a family friend were rescued Friday from a capsized pontoon boat off the coast of New Zealand's Taranaki Region, ..

Officials link alcohol to Fort Myers boat death
The News-Press Fri, 18 Dec 2009 22:20 PM PST
What started as one boater overboard in the Calooshatchee River suddenly became a tragedy - the death of a Fort Myers man - that's still being... 

Boat overturns on Lake Howard in Polk County; 1 missing
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:28 PM PST
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, one boater, a man, swam to shore. A second boater, thought to be the man's wife, is missing. 

Missing Boater Found in Lake Howard
The Ledger
WINTER HAVEN | Crews have found a missing boater in Lake Howard after the boat she was in with her husband overturned Friday night, officials said. ...

Fire destroys boat off resort coast
Ocean City Today
Boater Brian Mack arrived shortly after and transported Catrino and Powell to the Coast Guard station. A towboat pulled the burning vessel a few blocks ...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

No boater-education law in Arizona
Arizona ranked seventh nationally in its number of boating accidents in 2008, according to US Coast Guard data, and many of those were attributed to lack of ...

Knowing your batteries - Part 4, Some battery charging guidelines
Sail World
For smaller battery banks requiring shorter absorption times there are many other chargers, mostly three stage available to the boater some good some not so ...

Coast Guard Plane From ENC Helps Rescue French Yacht Crew
The three people were onboard a French sailing yacht hundreds of miles east-northeast of Bermuda. The yacht sent out distress calls that were picked up ...

Canoers save two men in sea rescue
The Age
The crew then spotted one man sailing a yacht, who saw them frantically waving their paddles in the air and brought them to shore. ...

OCEAN CITY: Two rescued from fishing boat fire
The Daily Times Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:35 AM PST
OCEAN CITY Two people have been rescued from a 40-foot boat that caught fire off the coast near 130th Street, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

Man injured in Biscayne River canal boating accident Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:06 AM PST
A boater suffered severe head injuries when his vessel flipped over in a canal late Monday morning, WSVN-Ch. 7 reports.

Boat Fire Spreads at Middle Branch Marina
ABC2 News
The Baltimore City Fire Department knocked down two boat fires in the Middle Branch Marina this morning after one of the fires spread to a second boat. ...

Coast Guard rescues 80-year-old boater
Houston Chronicle Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:17 PM PST
Coast Guard officials found the man's 34-foot sailboat, called Enchantress, about 115 miles south of Sabine.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater safety class scheduled Saturday
The Columbian Thu, 10 Dec 2009 01:05 AM PST
FAIRGROUNDS In 2010 under Washington law, boaters ages 12 to 30 must carry boater education cards when operating a vessel with an engine rated at 15 horsepower or more.

Bulletin Board
Times Leader Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:09 AM PST
A Safe Boating course is being offered on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Kings College in the William G. McGowan Building Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This course is being facilitated by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Wilkes-Barre Flotilla.

Boaters must wear flotation device under new state law
Warwick Advertiser
ALBANY - A new state law is now in effect requiring boaters on all recreational watercraft less than 21 feet in length including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, ...

Boating: Few know about rules on collision prevention
The News-Press Sat, 12 Dec 2009 22:16 PM PST
There is a lot of discussion among boaters about the nautical rules of the road.

Alcohol a factor in recent drownings, coroner says
Sandusky Register
"It's just as important in boating to have a designated driver," Meinzer said. "Designate a sober person no matter what you're doing."

Kings forward Greene dives in river to aide woman
CBS 47 Fresno Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:47 AM PST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene says it felt "like it took forever" for a boat to reach him after he dove into a dark and chilly river to help a woman who had fallen from a boat. Greene and friends were boating on the American River near Discovery Park at about 7 p.m. Monday when the unidentified female passenger attempted to pull up a ladder. The pilot put the ..

Boating Accident Claims Life Of Warsaw Man
Times-Union Newspaper
Warsaw police and conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are investigating a boating accident on Winona Lake this morning ...

Sailor thrown overboard in fishing boat accident
BBC News
A fisherman has been taken to hospital with crush injuries after he was thrown overboard after getting tangled in fishing gear in a boat off Cornwall. .

Dubai Power Boat Race Crash Kills Two
New York Times
By REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) - A power boat that crashed during a high speed race off the Gulf Arab emirate of Dubai killed two men, tournament organisers ...

Man's Leg Severed In Air Boat Crash
Read more in our Privacy Policy A South Florida man is hospitalized after his leg was severed when two air boats crashed into each Saturday afternoon in the ...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boaters donate surplus gear
Bethany Beach Wave
OCPS is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons with about 120 members locally, working for boater safety education, community service and social ...

Men fined for unsafe boating practices
The Western Star Tue, 08 Dec 2009 21:07 PM PST
In separate offences, two men were fined $100 apiece in provincial court Tuesday for not having life jackets or personal flotation devices aboard their small boats.

Boating and fishing in foggy conditions
Savannah Morning News
For every boater that feels that way, just keep in mind that there might be others that don't. -- Things in the distance don't look the same. ...

On the Waterfront: Woman's sea rescue is 'amazing'
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Officials couldn't remember the last time a missing boater survived under similar circumstances - nighttime, no life jacket, no known whereabouts, ...

Firefighters, police officer take icy plunge fighting Seattle yacht fire
KVAL Eugene Tue, 08 Dec 2009 08:27 AM PST
Two Seattle firefighters and one police officer went into Lake Union fighting a boat fire at a marina where freezing temperatures quickly turned water to ice.

Boater dies despite rescuers' fervent attempts
A 74-year-old mckinleyville man in a small fiberglass sport boat was tossed into the ocean and later died - despite the furious attempts of rescuers to ...

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay recovers a boater from the surf ...
By cgnews
SAMOA, Calif. – US Coast Guard Station Humboldt BayStation Humboldt Bay recovered a boater from the water north of the Humboldt Bay jetties after his boat.
Coast Guard News -

Houseboat gutted by fire in Queensland
BigPond News Wed, 09 Dec 2009 03:36 AM PST
A fire has burnt a houseboat to the waterline at Kippa-Ring north-east of Brisbane.

6 hunters rescued from boat
Chicago Tribune
AP The Floyd County Sheriff's Office says the group crossed the ice on a local river Tuesday but took a boat along as a precaution. ...

Authorities cleaning up diesel spill in S.C. lake
The Times and Democrat Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:24 AM PST
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) â A sunken houseboat has leaked as much as 50 gallons of diesel fuel into a South Carolina lake.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Boating Safety And Accident News

Nowcasting Installation Makes Boating Safer
Coastguard Northern Region wishes to advise boaties who use either the Raglan or Kawhia Harbours that they can now access Coastguard's Nowcasting Marine ...

November a deadly month for boaters
Delaware Coast Press Sat, 05 Dec 2009 09:15 AM PST
REHOBOTH BEACH -- On any given day, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Bob Rosenberg peers out onto the water and sees a number of boaters acting carelessly without life jackets, two of the most common factors that lead to boating fatalities.

Two drown after boat capsizes
The Canberra Times
BY LAURELLE PACEYAT THE SOUTH COAST THE BODIES of two people were found in waters off Tuross Heads after a boating accident yesterday morning. ...

3 Rescued From Capsized Boat
Central Florida News 13
The Coast Guard says the men were rescued from the Halifax River near Daytona Beach after strong winds caused a 16 foot Mitzi Skiff flats boat to capsize. ...

Two missing after boat capsizes
ABC Online
Two people are missing after a boat capsized on the south-coast of New South Wales. Emergency Services were called after the boat upturned with four people ...

drink driver crashes powerboat
A NORTH Queensland man who was allegedly five times over the blood alcohol limit crashed his powerboat into a yacht before headbutting a police officer, ...

Tour boat collides with Coast Guard boat, 3 hurt
WIS News 10 Columbia Sun, 06 Dec 2009 08:27 AM PST
A tour boat crossing the channel in a South Carolina harbor collided with a small Coast Guard boat, injuring three people.

Houseboat Burns At Browns Ferry Marina
The Chattanoogan Sat, 05 Dec 2009 17:19 PM PST
A houseboat at the Browns Ferry Marina was a total loss after a fire on Saturday. A little after 3 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to the fire on the 42-foot houseboat.

Lifeboat called to yacht 'fire'
Isle of Wight County Press Mon, 07 Dec 2009 01:11 AM PST
A ROUTINE exercise turned into a real-life emergency when Cowes RNLI Lifeboat was called to reports of a yacht fire yesterday (Sunday

Md. Boaters Hurt By Flying Motor After Boat Crash
Read more in our Privacy Policy Md. Boaters Hurt By Flying Motor After Boat Crash HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) ― Two boaters were hospitalized after their boat ...