Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, December 30, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Letter: City's mooring field is safe option for boaters
St. Augustine Record
Recently I have read published letters from visiting boaters who were extremely critical of our recent (and long overdue) mooring system at the Bridge of Lions anchorage area. Perhaps residents recall several incidents over the past years when boats .

 Coast Guard seeking public comment
The Jacksonville Daily News Thu, 29 Dec 2011 04:53 AM PST
The Coast Guard is seeking public comments for a study on the shipping routes and waterway uses along the Atlantic Coast. Comments are requested from mariners, maritime industries, commercial fishermen, recreational boaters and other port and...

Boating Safety News:

Don't take cold weather risks lightly
Delmarva Now
Regardless of the time of the year or the nature of the trip, before leaving the dock every boater should run a "what-if" safety check through their mind to On a nice day a winter cruise can be a wonderful experience. But what if problems arise that ...

 More boating hubbub: Naples suspends this weekend's speed enforcement
Naples Daily News
By ERIC STAATS Naples police are suspending boating slow-speed zones on Naples Bay all weekend, not just on the Monday holiday, as fallout widens from enforceability questions. Police had said this week they planned only to suspend weekend and holiday ...

 Alameda Coast Guard Auxiliary's new chiefs taking office
Contra Costa Times
"You get to talk with people about safe boating and hear the experiences they've had," he said. "Most of them have been on the water for a number of years, and we talk about the interesting places they've been and what they've seen. ...

 How safe is your boat ride?
VELLORE: The Pulicat lake tragedy that claimed 22 lives on December 25 has brought the focus on the safety at boating spots in various locations. Boat rides at places in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts do not seem to offer a safe experience to the .

Check boat use rules for Green Hill Lake
Ararat Advertiser
In 2010 the Green Hill Lake Development Board resolved at its October meeting, that 'the odds and evens system for boating and water skiing be abandoned and that the boating and skiing users be able to use the lake as per current marine regulations'.

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary unit receives national award
Newport News-Times Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:10 PM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliaryâs Recreational Boating Safety Visitation Program is a public outreach program in support of the Coast Guardâs recreational boating safety mission.  

Maryland records 25 boating fatalities, most since 1992
Baltimore Sun Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:02 AM PST
Victims ranged in age from 14 to 81 and all but one were male Despite safety campaigns and stepped-up enforcement, Maryland will have its most deadly year on the water since 1992.


  Woman trapped and drowned when holiday fishing boat capsized in wild storm in ...
Courier Mail
DROWNING TRAGEDY: Victim Doris Wibowo from Sydney who died when the charter boat she was on capsized in Turtle Bay, Hamilton Island during a storm on Tuesday. Source: Supplied IT was the moment a holiday in paradise turned to horror. .

 Man's Boating Death Accidental, Officials Say
WRTV Indianapolis Fri, 30 Dec 2011 07:28 AM PST
Conservation officials say the death of a man whose body was found in Sullivan Lake earlier this month was accidental. 

 Lahaina diver is killed by boat
Maui News
LAHAINA - A 60-year-old Lahaina man died after suffering critical injuries when he was accidentally struck by a 19-foot recreational ski boat Thursday morning in waters about 200 yards off Hanakaoo Beach, officials said. Police identified the man as ...

 Two men found dead inside boat in Key Largo
Key Largo -- Two men from Fort Lauderdale were discovered dead Friday morning inside a boat at the Pilot House Marina in Key Largo. Bernard Boucher, 45, and Benoit Paquet, 58, both showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, including reddish pink skin, ...


Teen dies, boater still missing
The Barrie Advance
ORILLIA - An Ontario Provincial Police helicopter returned to an area of Lake Couchiching, near Cumberland Beach, shortly after 10 am Wednesday morning to resume the search for a 23-year-old missing boater who fell into the water on Tuesday morning ...

 Search underway for missing BR couple
LDWF Enforcement Division agents were notified by a passing boater Wednesday morning about a capsized boat that was found on the Bogue Chitto River in the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The boat belongs to William Holloway, 63,

Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailor
KPUA AM 670 Hilo Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:50 AM PST
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a recreational boater missing since December 17th. 66 year-old Ira Foreman departed Kauai Dec. 17 aboard the 36-foot sailboat Arcturus and was expected to arrive on Oahu Dec. 18. 

Baton Rouge couple reported missing while boating near the Louisiana ...
The Republic
Authorities are looking for a Baton Rouge couple reported missing while boating near the Louisiana-Mississippi state border. A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman tells The Advocate ( ) officials are looking for ...

Search called off for missing boater
Global BC
The on-the water search for a missing Vancouver Island man has now been called off. Fifty-two-year-old Timothy Hollins was last seen Christmas Day rowing his dinghy from Brentwood Bay heading towards liveaboard boat moored in the mouth of Todd inlet. ..

Boating Accidents:

Boat catches fire in waters off Lover's Key
ABC 7 Gulfshore News Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:02 AM PST
A 30-foot boat caught fire in the water between Lover's Key and Fort Myers Beach in Lee County. The fire department and the Coast Guard are both on scene attempting to put out the flames. 

 Rescue effort saves boat
Soundings Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:10 PM PST
A commercial lobster boat was saved from sinking off Rockland, Maine, by the Coast Guard. Heavy overnight rains combined with bilge pumps not working properly nearly sent the 30-foot boat to the bottom. 

 Fisherman treated after Clear Lake boating accident
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A northern Indiana fisherman was treated at an Angola hospital after a boating accident on Clear Lake, Indiana conservation officers said today. Anthony R. Forte, 38, of Bristol was fishing in an anchored canoe Thursday afternoon when he leaned forward ...

 Man, 84, loses everything in boat fire
Victoria Times Colonist Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:48 PM PST
An 84-year-old boater lost everything when his vessel went up in flames and sank in Oak Bay Thursday. 

St. Johns River Boater Rescue Underway near Oceanway
First Coast News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Officials have rescued two men who were stranded on a pleasure craft stuck off Cedar Bay Court. According to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, a 17-foot boat got stranded on a sandbar in the St. Johns River near the 

Oceanway area

Two yacht incidents in Gourock
Greenock Telegraph Fri, 30 Dec 2011 03:14 AM PST
TWO small yachts ran aground off Gourock shorefront yesterday. The vessels were reported ashore around 10.45am as high winds and rain continued to affect Inverclyde. 

 2 men rescued after boat sank offshore
Two Florida men are back safely on land after their boat sank more than 170 miles offshore. The fishermen were stranded in the Gulf of Mexico overnight in a life raft for hours waiting for rescue. For boat captain Curly Egan, each day is a risk.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating News:

 Coast Guard Launches Right Whale Operation
WRIC 8 News Richmond Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:19 AM PST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Larger vessels sailing off Virginia waters are being reminded to slow down for right whales. The Coast Guard has implemented "Operation Right Speed" through April 2012 to ensure 

 Boater sues after colliding into unmarked sign
The Louisiana Record
After suffering injuries in a boating collision, a boater has filed a lawsuit against a pipeline company for failing to light and mark a sign. David J. Santini and Lindberg Santini Jr. filed suit against Exxonmobil Pipeline Co. on Dec. ..

 Coast Guard seeks comments on waterway study
WMDT Salisbury Wed, 28 Dec 2011 06:56 AM PST
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard is seeking public comments about the way it routes vessels on the East Coast. The Coast Guard is studying whether to change the way it currently routes vessels off

Boating Safety News: 

Sea Rescue Center Opens to Ensure Safe Boating
Pattaya People
On Monday afternoon at Bali Hai Pier, the Deputy Minister of Transport Mr. Kittisak Hat-ta-song-kror, opened a Sea Rescue Center at the pier to be prepared for the upcoming New Year's. He was accompanied by Chonburi's Governor Mr. Komsan Ekachai, 

 A lake disaster that shouldn't have been
Following the horrific drowning of 11 children on a boat cruise on Lake Chivero on Christmas Day, there is urgent need to take a deep breath and pursue requirements for life-jacket wear and observe the laws governing recreation in the waters. ...

 Tragic crabbing accident prompts Coast Guard warning
Cottage Grove Sentinel Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:10 PM PST
The Coast Guard is stressing the importance of proper boating and fishing procedures this Dungeness crab fishing season in light of a tragic accident, which claimed the life of a fisherman in Coos Bay earlier this month. 

 Holiday boating hubbub: Speed limits on Naples waterways will not be enforced
Naples Daily News
Boaters wondered whether marine officers considered that Monday a holiday, when the weekend and holiday speed zones apply. "It was a bit of a mess out there," Marine Industries Association of Collier County President Frank Perrucci said Wednesday.

 Boaters Rescued
"We have seen boating incidents similar to this one that turned fatal because the operator was not wearing a kill switch and the runaway boat hit ejected people in the water," said Col. Winton Vidrine, head of law enforcement for the agency. ..

 RBFF hosts fish, wildlife agency marketing workshop
Boating Industry
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation welcomed 45 state fish and wildlife agencies for a marketing workshop Dec. 6-8 in Phoenix. The workshop focused on integrated marketing efforts between the agencies designed to drive fishing license sales ...

Boater Education:

Winter is a good time to learn boater safety
by Eric Kane MARQUETTE -- As we enter winter, boaters are bidding fair well to the waters of Lake Superior. But the volunteered based United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, is already preparing for next season, when boaters take to the waters.

 Coast Guard to offer popular boating course
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:56 AM PST
The Coast Guard's Boating Skills and Seamanship course starts Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 to offer public boating class
STUART — The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 59, will be offering a public boating class from 7 pm to 9 pm, Jan. 16, 19, 23, and 26 at the auxiliary building located in Sandsprit Park, 3443 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart. These four evening classes will ...

 Basic coastal boating skills begins Jan. 11
Darien News-Review Wed, 28 Dec 2011 07:06 AM PST
The Basic Coastal Boating Course is a general course, good for either. The course starts Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at Middlesex Middle School. Registration and information available at Photo: Contributed Photo / CT  

 Students tackle boating course
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Members of the 2011 Marine Biology Carefree Learners class that participated in the demanding eight-week boating safety course. By JENNIFER SHEA Marine biology is tough enough, but students in the Carefree Learner Marine Biology classes at Sarasota ...


Searchers retrieve body of man who went missing at reservoir
The Clarion-Ledger Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:19 PM PST
The search for a missing boater ended a week after his disappearance on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. 

 Alcohol suspected in man's drowning death
CP24, Canada
The couple had lived aboard a sailboat docked in the harbour for more than 10 years. A friend of the couple said they were childhood sweethearts who worked hard to pay off their boat. They planned to retire to New Brunswick. The woman is recovering in

 Missing tourist's body found in capsized boat
ABC Online
By Francis Tapim Police are investigating a fatal charter boat accident near Hamilton Island in north Queensland, where a woman's body was found still inside the overturned boat. Water police divers recovered the body of a 31-year old woman from Sydney ...


Man might have fallen into inlet
Victoria Times Colonist
Another boater called Central Saanich police around 4: 30 pm Sunday, saying he saw the 42yearold Brentwood Bay man heading in a dinghy to his boat anchored near Willis Point, Sgt. John Teague said Monday. The caller became worried when he noticed later ..

 Coast Guard search for missing sailor continues
KPUA AM 670 Hilo Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:51 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard planned to search overnight for a 66-year-old man who left Kauai in a sailboat on Dec. 17 and failed to arrive the following day, as expected, at Oahu. 

Woman missing after boat capsize
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Tue, 27 Dec 2011 01:32 AM PST
Police are searching for a 20-year-old woman who was reported missing after a boating accident off Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays

Boating Accidents:

Two Aussie Women Hurt in Jet Ski Crash
Malaysian Digest Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:54 PM PST
GEORGE TOWN, 27 DECEMBER, 2011: Two Australian women were hurt after the jet ski they were riding collided with another scooter at the sea off Batu Ferringhi here, reported The Star . 

 2 rescued after boat capsizes in St. Mary Parish
Daily Comet
A 25-year-old man on a fishing trip with his father was able to call 911 after his boat overturned Tuesday and St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies found them clinging to the boat about 35 minutes later, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ..

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Swimmers, boaties urged to stay safe
NZ Newswire via Yahoo! New Zealand News Sun, 25 Dec 2011 10:11 AM PST
People heading to the water for a post-Christmas swim or boating trip are being urged to follow simple guidelines to avoid becoming another drowning statistic.  

Boating: Child safety paramount on the water
The News-Press Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:23 PM PST
Boating safety is important, especially when kids are involved. 

 Boaties urged to be safe
Since 6pm Christmas Eve, police have received 24 boating related calls nationwide and say simple precautions taken before going on the water can prevent such emergencies. Inspector Ian Harris says fortunately no lives have been lost.

 Boaties reminded to display ID
Boating behaviour during Labour Weekend was disappointing, with many boaties driving too close and fast around the shoreline. Some divers had also failed to display the appropriate flags. "They expose themselves to some fairly nasty injuries if they ...

 Simple rules could prevent boating tragedy
Waikato Times
In September this year, two men drowned while boating on Lake Arapuni, southwest of Putaruru. Mr Barnett, who has responsibility for Lake Karapiro and from Hamilton to Port Waikato, said it was a reminder for all boaties to be vigilant on lakes and ...

Drownings far too frequent
Otago Daily Times
Even though most boating safety tips will be well known to most, they remain too frequently ignored. Life jackets are still not always worn as a matter of course. They should always be available, and wearing them should be an automatic response for

  Test gear before launch, boaties told
Wanganui Chronicle
With the summer boating season upon us, Wanganui Coastguard is reminding boaties to be properly prepared before they launch. Unit president Kevin McKenna said the number of boats on the water has started to slowly increase over the last month

Boater Education:

Mile Markers
Key West Citizen Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:06 PM PST
CUDJOE KEY Learn safe boating Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key is offering a Boating Skills and Seamanship class in January. The three-week course will be... read more 


 22 killed as boat capsizes in lake near Chennai
Twenty-two persons are feared killed after a boat capsized near Chennai.The boat capsized in Pulicat Lake, about 60 km from the city.About 25 persons were in the boat, and some of them have been rescued.Initial reports said the victims hailed from .

A joy ride turns into tragedy, exposing lack of safety measures
The Hindu
If there is a lesson to be learnt from Sunday's Christmas-day boating tragedy at Pulicat, it is that lessons from similar disasters are seldom learnt. In May 1994, 29 school students, who were on an excursion, drowned in the lake after their boat .

 2011's top stories: July sailboat capsizing killed two Saginaw Township residents
The Saginaw News -
By Justin L. Engel | The Saginaw News This post focuses on the July death of two Saginaw Township residents during a sailboat race. View full sizeJohn L. Russell | APThe sailboat WingNuts floats upside down in Lake Michigan, off the coast of Charlevoix ...

 Zimbabwe: 11 Drown In Holiday Boating Accident
OfficialWire Mon, 26 Dec 2011 08:12 AM PST
Zimbabwean state radio says 11 people died, most of them children, in a Christmas Day boating accident on a lake outside the capital. The radio said Monday a pleasure boat capsized at Lake Chivero on Sunday, drowning 11 of 19 people on board.


Hunt for man lost in lake
Timaru Herald
The man had been boating with two friends at 2pm when he got into difficulty while swimming in the middle of the lake, about a kilometre from shore. Senior Constable Russell Halkett said the young man's friends, aged 23 and 21, tried in vain to save ..

 Coast Guard Searches For Missing Sailor
KITV Honolulu Sun, 25 Dec 2011 18:17 PM PST
HONOLULU -- The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater who disappeared after sailing from Kauai last weekend. Officials say 66-year-old Ira Foreman left Port Allen on Kauai last week Saturday and was expected to arrive on Oahu the next day.

Boating Accidents:

Coast Guard rescues 28 after boat engine catches fire in SF Bay
San Jose Mercury News Sun, 25 Dec 2011 10:03 AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Coast Guard says crews rescued 28 people after their boat engine caught fire in San Francisco Bay. 

 Boat Fire Video
A boat start on fire on lady bird lake and ends up destroying multiple boats and a dock.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Two Giant Florida Boat and Watercraft Auctions This January
MarketWatch (press release)
23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Tampa Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival on the west coast of Florida and on the east coast of Florida the Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival will host a boat, watercraft and vehicle ...

 Jail, Probation and Fine for Man Guilty of Dumping Derelict Boat
First Coast News
The man caught trying to dump a derelict boat in May will spend two months in jail and have to pay nearly $2000 following his felony conviction. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spokesperson Karen Parker, 26-year-old .

 Steele: Explaining the mussel sticker test for resident boaters
Lake County News
The threat of quagga or zebra mussels getting into any Northern California water body is finally getting through to many of these boaters. The impact to Lake County's visitor-based economy would be devastating and many people get that as well

Port Orchard Marina has ethanol-free fuel for area boaters again
Port Orchard Independent
By BRETT CIHON Boaters stopping to fill up their tanks at the Port Orchard Marina will once again be able to top off with ethanol-free fuel. The marina recently switched from a fuel that contained 10 percent ethanol alcohol to an ethanol-free .

Boating Safety News:

New hotline for boating emergencies
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:15 PM PST
A big jump in the number of stranded vessels calling for assistance has led to the introduction of a new telephone hotline for breakdowns and non-urgent rescues. 

Boater Education:

Cal Maritime sailing instructor gets national recognition
Vallejo Times-Herald Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:06 AM PST
A California Maritime Academy instructor has been named California Educator of the Year by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.Susan "Charlie" Arms, who has served as Cal Maritime's director of sailing since 1999, received the award for her


 1 dead, 2 rescued from overturned boat in OR river
Salem Statesman Journal Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:31 AM PST
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard says one man has died and two other were rescued from an overturned pleasure craft on southern Oregon's Chetco River. A Coast Guard crew responded to a witness call of a three people clinging to the overturned craft, floating about a quarter mile from Mill Beach in Brookings, Ore. The Coast Guard says they were able to retrieve all three people within 

 Memorial Held For 25-Year-Old Eastern Shore Boater Presumed Dead
CBS Baltimore Fri, 23 Dec 2011 20:26 PM PST
After seven days and no sign of a missing boater, a 25-year-old Eastern Shore man is presumed dead. He was one of three people on board a sailboat that capsized near Sandy Point last weekend

Jacklow man dies in boat crash
Stabroek News
By Stabroek editor | 0 Comments | Breaking News | Saturday, December 24, 2011 At about 1815h yesterday, police say that Mark Narine, 19 years of Jacklow, Lower Pomeroon, was piloting a boat with two other persons inside when it is reported that the ...


 Day 4 wraps up with search for missing boater
Search and rescue crews have wrapped up a forth day of searching for a missing boater on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The search for 64-year-old Larry Wayne Thomas of Jackson resumed at 8 pm Friday morning. Officers from the Reservoir Patrol,

Boating Accidents:

Gusty winds lead to rescue of boaters, paddlers
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
By Rosemarie Bernardo Fire rescue crews Wednesday responded to distress calls from boaters, canoe paddlers and kayakers blown out to sea by gusty winds. At about 2:30 pm Wednesday, two men aboard a 12-foot tandem kayak ran into trouble off of Sand 

 BUI bust: Man fell off boat, which then crashed into resort's dock
Sun-Sentinel Sat, 24 Dec 2011 05:28 AM PST
The boat's name is "Unpredictable." But what happens when you drink while boating is pretty predictable. A soaked and booze-reeking Robert Glenn Gillingham, was allegedly found by officers climbing out of the Gulf at his home â after his boat cashed into docks at a Naples Bay resort, reports the Naples Daily News. 

 Boat fire extinguished at Port of Everett South Marina
The Seattle Times (blog)
Firefighers in Everett extinguished a boat fire at the Port of Everett South Marina early this morning. The boat's owner said he had been sleeping on the boat and woke to discover smoke. He left the boat and called 911. One of the engines started on

 Owner of boat located on land
London Free Press
By BOB BOUGHNER, QMI Agency MITCHELL'S BAY - OPP located the owner of a boat that was found early Friday morning in marsh grass along the Lake St. Clair shoreline. But not before an aerial search of a large section of Lake St. Clair was conducted by

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Coast Guard Auxiliary encourages boating gifts
Capital City Weekly Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:29 AM PST
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, created by an Act of Congress in 1939, is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard across all mission areas. This holiday season, the Auxiliary is encouraging gift-giving in the realm of boating safety.

Boating Safety News:

Top ten tips for safe boating this summer
Fuseworks via Yahoo! New Zealand News Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:38 AM PST
With the summer holiday season on the cusp of kick off, Waikato Regional Council's navigation safety team is wishing all water users safe and enjoyable boating

 New hotline for boating emergencies
ABC Online
He says only about five per cent of the boating calls to 000 are life-threatening emergencies. "If you're only 150 metres outside the marina and you've run out of fuel, why are you tying up a Triple O number?" he asked. ...

 Lifejackets save lives – wear them
NSW Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today launched a safety website designed to promote greater awareness of lifejackets and when to wear them when boating. Mr Gay said NSW Maritime developed the site as a simple, easy to follow,

Boater Education:

  Boating Safety Education for all ages
The Pilot-Independent Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:53 PM PST
The Red River and Northwest Minnesota Flotilla is one of three U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas in the 30th division of the 9th Central US Coast Guard District. 

 Boating skills class to begin Jan. 31
By Dan Field The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a Boating Skills and Seamanship Class “Beyond the Basics” starting at 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Camdenton Library. The class will be eight two-hour sessions every Tuesday starting Jan

Waterfronts: Whisenhunt: Boating courses open to public
Ventura County Star
By Stan Whisenhunt The Ventura Sail and Power Squadron, a non-profit organization dedicated to boater education and safety, has announced that their long list of boating courses will now be open to the public. Until recently, the highly popular ...


Boat driver called in jet ski inquest
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:46 PM PST
The driver of a boat involved in a fatal collision with a jet ski rider on Canberra's Molonglo River will be called to give evidence in the ACT Coroner's Court. 

Hunter dies after boat sinks in river
So Md News
by JOHN WHARTON, Staff writer The state medical examiner's office has determined that a Mechanicsville area man whose body was recovered Friday in the Potomac River died from drowning complicated by hypothermia, after a boat he was hunting from sank.

 Smithfield teen drowns after boating accident
Daily Press Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:23 PM PST
Late Wednesday, friends gathered at the family's Azalea Street (chk) home, just a block from the Pagan River, said the family was grieving privately and did not wish to speak with the media. Several friends stood in the open garage of the rancher, trimmed with unlit holiday lights and decorations. The family's driveway was filled with vehicles.


Search to resume for Rez boater
The Clarion-Ledger Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:12 PM PST
A search of Ross Barnett Reservoir was to resume this morning after an empty boat was found circling without an operator on Tuesday

CG searches for boater near Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - The Coast Guard is searching for a sailor and his 35-foot sailboat approximately 300 miles northeast of Bermuda. Sergi Morozov, the sailor aboard the vessel lost in the Atlantic Ocean, was reported overdue on Monday, Dec. 19

Capital Gazette Communications
Annapolis Capital
Natural Resources Police continue to search today for a 25-year-old man missing from Saturday afternoon's fatal sailboat accident near the Sandy Point Light. AP VIDEO more>> A 46-year-old man who had been aboard the boat died hours after being pulled

Boating Accidents:

BUI arrest after boat found circling in bay
NBC 2 Fort Myers Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:18 AM PST
A Naples man was arrested for Boating Under the Influence after his vessel was found going in circles in Naples Bay Wednesday night. 

 Naples man accused of BUI falls off boat, which then crashes into dock
Naples Daily News
By SABINA BHASIN NAPLES — A boat, fittingly named “Unpredictable”, circled out of control Wednesday night in Naples Bay and eventually crashed into the docks at a resort. No one was found aboard, which prompted a search by Naples and Collier County ..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident news

Boating News:

e-Borders scheme to go ahead unchanged in 2014
Motor Boat and Yachting
The RYA says: "We continue to maintain that implementing the e-Borders programme in the recreational boating sector would be an inappropriate, disproportionate, ineffective and inefficient mechanism for securing the sea border. ...

State Parks Grants Available
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Applications are being accepted for grants that will fund the installation of floating restrooms, boat pumpouts and disposal systems designed to prevent boater-generated sewage from being dumped into Washington's waterways. Normally, grants provide 75 ...

 Boating claims inaccurate: Napthine
Weekly Times Now
The Weekly Times has reported Victorian recreational boaters would be faced with 174 new regulations, 81 new offences and that mandatory skills testing would cause the cost of obtaining a recreational boat licence to rise from $54.40 to $643. 

Boating Safety News:

Boating deaths dropped in 2010
Trade Only Today
The recreational boating segment of the marine industry saw 672 deaths in 2010, compared with 736 in 2009, according to a report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board. A rise was reported in several categories, including motorcycles, .

Beehm to Assume Office
Madison County Courier
Cummings is a qualified boat crew member, instructor, recreational boating safety visitor, vessel examiner, and uninspected passenger vessel examiner. Steinbarge is a qualified coxswain, instructor, recreational boating safety visitor, vessel examiner, ...

Boater Education:

Boating classes coming to Bellevue | Community recreation news
Bellevue Reporter Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:46 AM PST
Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is bringing boating classes to Bellevue beginning in January.


1 dead, 7 survive sinking boat off of Florida Keys
Sun-Sentinel Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:10 AM PST
One woman died when a commercial dive boat carrying eight people sank Sunday afternoon in the Atlantic Ocean off Islamorada Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. 

Gazette.Net: Laurel man dies after boating accident Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:07 AM PST
A Laurel man died Saturday after a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay, and rescue teams still are searching for another passenger. 

 Woman dies as dive boat capsizes
A woman has died and a man is seriously ill after they were trapped beneath a dive boat which capsized and sank off Florida's Key Largo. The incident occurred on Sunday, 18 December when the small day boat Get Wet was flooded in choppy sea conditions


Bay search for missing boater to resume Monday
Baltimore Sun Sun, 18 Dec 2011 20:47 PM PST
Second man dies, woman rescued Maryland Natural Resources Police said they would resume searching for a missing boater Monday morning, nearly two days after his sailboat capsized on the Chesapeake Bay, killing another man and sending a woman to the hospital. 

 Man, 21, disappears while boating on Lake Conroe
KPRC Local 2 Houston Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:20 AM PST
A search is under way for a 21-year-old man who has not been seen since Tuesday, when he set off for a camping and fishing trip near Lake Conroe. 

Boating Accidents:

Coast Guard Rescues Three Men Off Channel Islands
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara Mon, 19 Dec 2011 07:44 AM PST
Three local fishermen are safe this morning after being rescued when their disabled boat drifted dangerously close to rocks in the Channel Islands. 

 Cleanup continues after Coconut Grove yacht fire
Local 10 Miami Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:16 AM PST
The cleanup and the investigation continued Monday after a blaze damaged four yachts in Coconut Grove early Saturday morning.  Hazmat cleanup crews spent much of the day containing diesel and debris so it wouldnt seep into Biscayne Bay. Just before noon Monday, an 85-foot luxury yacht named the Paranda was gingerly towed out of the marina.  Paranda means âgoing out to a party in Spanish, but

 Coast Guard tows sailboat to Oregon port
The Coast Guard towed a 59-foot sailboat back to shore after the sailor suffered a steering malfunction. The vessel had suffered a steering malfunction approximately 11 miles northwest of Cape Blanco, Ore. Air Station North Bend launched an HH-65 ..

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Coast Guard to set up security zone in Kailua
KHON 2 Honolulu Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:36 PM PST
A security zone will be in effect for parts of Kailua Bay during President Obama's upcoming holiday vacation. The U.S Coast Guard will set up four buoys to mark the security zone, which will be off limits to boats and swimmers.

 Seattle cracks down on houseboat-like boats Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:33 AM PST
Kevin and Linda Bagley live on "The Kevlin," a 72-foot-long paddlewheeler on Lake Union. They're concerned about proposed shoreline rules that could change how the city regulates their home. Photo: Kevin Bagley

 Congress' fishing bill riles critics
New York Post Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00 AM PST
There are recreational anglers who have taken a long look at the Fishery Science Improvement Act and believe there is nothing in it that will improve fishing. Some say tackle and boating industry professionals around the country are being led to believe the new bill in the House and Senate... 

 Young leads effort to cut Park Service funding after incidents with Alaska boaters
Alaska Dispatch
The 49th state Republican this week managed to work into the US House version of the year-end appropriations bill for the federal bureaucracy a provision forbidding the Park Service from using any new funds to enforce boating regulations on waters in .

 Grants helps to add parking, boat slips
For weekend boaters in Broward County, the parking at Alsdorf Park at the 14th Street Bridge in Pompano Beach can be a nightmare. But the city is poised to accept an estimated $185000 grant from the Broward Boating Improvement Program to increase .

 Sensible park management plan needed
Miami Herald Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:30 PM PST
The National Park Service at Biscayne National Park recently released a draft General Management Plan (GMP) that proposes to close more than 20 percent of public waters to recreational boating and fishing. As local boating and sport fishing businesses that are opposed to this broad public access closure, we think there has to be a better way to balance conservation and preserve recreation. 

 New Texas law clarifies rules for guns on boats
Lone Star Outdoor News
Gun-owning boaters can now carry a concealed handgun from their vehicles to their boats, and they don't need a special license to it. House Bill 25, unanimously approved earlier this year by the Legislature, became law Sept. 1. ...

 Feds levy fines for seagrass damage from boats
In a typical grounding case, a witness or salvage company reports that a boater has hit the sea bottom on coral or seagrass. An officer responds and alerts the sanctuary if a detailed damage assessment is required. Then cases are sent to the attorneys ...

Boating Safety News:

Take care of the Staten Island boaters on your shopping list
By Frank Ferraiuolo While you are out doing the holiday shopping, don't forget that special gift for the boater in your family. Safety equipment always needs to be updated (flares, horn, hand pump) and make great gifts. ...

 Ten Top Essentials for Your Personal Emergency 'Grab Bag'!
Sail World
I was volunteer crew aboard a small sailboat being delivered south for sale. We had anchored for the night in a quiet spot just inside the harbor breakwater. And the next morning, out of nowhere... A vicious northeast gale rolled in with 50+ knot winds 

 Coast Guard honors local auxiliarists
Rome Observer Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:47 AM PST
Ithaca resident Thomas J. Every, a qualified coxswain and instructor with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla 22 in Ithaca, is the 2011 Division 2 Outstanding Auxiliarist. The award was announced Dec. 4 at the Division 2 Change of Watch banquet, held at the Fireside Inn in Baldwinsville. Division 2 encompasses the Central New York area, with five flotillas in Oswego, Syracuse, Bridgeport 

Marine trade group offers boating grants
Boater education/safety grant: To support an event or program aimed specifically at educating new or current boaters on how to be safe on the water. Completed applications must be received by Feb. 24. Grants will be awarded by April 1. ...

Commander aims to 'modernize' Flotilla 72
The Hour
The Norwalk resident was recently elected to a second one-year term as commander of Flotilla 72 of the United States Coast Guard Auxillary, a uniformed, volunteer group of civilians which serve to promote boating safety. Gottlieb, 53, commands a ..

Boater Education:

Boating course starts early in January
The course contains expanded detailed boating safety information, as well as the challenge of plotting and navigational skills. Successful completion of an accredited examination at the end of the course will provide you with a boating course ..

 Local students earn power-boating card
The card is a proof of competency in operating a boat with a motor and required by law for all power boaters. Instructors Pauline Wettlaufer and Peter Halasz provided 10 hours of instruction and issued the Transport Canada exam. ...


Official: 30 found dead after boat capsizes in Nigeria's oil-rich delta; 14 ...
Washington Post
LAGOS, Nigeria — A rescue official says at least 30 people died after an overloaded boat capsized in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta. Emergency manager Napoleon Ezekiah told The Associated Press on Friday that at least 14 others are feared dead ...

 Body of man whose boat capsized is recovered; 1 other occupant rescued
Washington Post
INDIAN HEAD, Md. — Authorities say they have found the body of a man whose boat capsized in the Potomac River off the coast of Indian Head. Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of 30-year-old Charles Burroughs of Mechanicsville was recovered ...

 Waterford police identify fisherman pulled from Niantic River
It's a joint investigation with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Burton said, because DEEP investigates fatal boating accidents. Conditions were windy and clear Friday morning. Emergency personnel were still on scene along ...

 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 rescued after boat capsizes in 47-degree water
Annapolis Capital
One man died, another is missing and a woman was in serious condition after their 18-foot sailboat capsized. AP VIDEO more>> A 911 cellphone call for help from a woman floating in the bay's frigid waters sparked a massive search-and-rescue mission that ...


USCG searches for missing Potomac boater
ABC2 News
The Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a missing boater after his boat capsized this afternoon. A Charles County Fire and Rescue member informed the Coast Guard that a boat capsized in the Potomac River with two people aboard.

Boating Accidents:

Three rescued from water near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
Daily Press
The Coast Guard broadcast a call about the distressed boaters and sent out a 45-foot Response Boat from Station Little Creek, a news release said. A nearby boater who was near the scene rescued the people Once the Coast Guard arrived they took to back 

 Coast Guard Rescues 4 Men After Boat Sinks Off the Coast of Catalina
Everything Long Beach (press release)
Using the registered contact information, the boater's wife was able to provide the Coast Guard with a description of the men and boat, route, and destination of the group. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles was launched and

 Butte sheriff's boat stuck on gravel bar for 24 hours
HAMILTON CITY — A Butte County sheriff's patrol jet boat was pulled from a gravel bar in the middle of the Sacramento River just before 1 pm Thursday, about 24 hours after it got stuck there during a training exercise. Undersheriff Kory Honea said the ..

 Yacht catches fire at marina, 1 hospitalized
7 News Miami Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:30 AM PST
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Crews are investigating a yacht fire that spread to three other yachts and sent one person to the hospital. 

 2 Injured, 1 Missing In Chesapeake Bay Boating Accident
WBAL Baltimore
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. -- The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said a boating accident in the Chesapeake Bay has injured two people Saturday afternoon. Crews said they rescued two after a boat sank in the Chesapeake Bay off of Sandy Point State .

 Men escape canoe capsize in Jordan Harbour
Niagara Falls Review Sun, 18 Dec 2011 06:30 AM PST
Two men were pulled from the water at Jordan Harbour after their boat capsized Saturday afternoon, says the Canadian Coast Guard. The men, the Coast Guard said, were in a boat believed to be a canoe when it tipped over just offshore.[...] 

 Fisherman's hand severed in boating accident off Shoreham coast
The Argus
It is believed the man, in his early 40s, was handling ropes when his hand became caught and severed his four fingers below the knuckle yesterday. He was aboard the Dutch fishing vessel Artevelde about ten miles off the coast of Shoreham when the ...