How to Undock Your Sailboat with Natural Forces
Turn the sailboat wheel toward the pier (or hold the tiller away from the pier). 3. Cast off all lines except the spring. Shift into idle ahead and use minimum throttle. 4. Wait for the stern to clear the boat behind you. Then, shift into neutral, .
Boating safety offered for residents
Davis County Clipper
Fueling a boat properly is one of the most important elements of good boating safety, regardless of a person's plans. Planning for just a day's trip or an entire week is crucial, as it's also important to know if a person has enough fuel for the entire ...
Sheriff Advises Chart a Safe Course: Boat Smart, Boat Safe, Boat Sober
KATC Lafayette News
It is ten times more likely that a boat operator with a blood alcohol content of .10 will be killed in a boating accident than a boater with zero blood alcohol content." Research has shown that alcohol, combined with boating stressors, such as sun,
Boaters continue Yellowstone spill survey
A small group of boaters started the second leg of their independent survey of the Yellowstone River oil spill earlier this week and so far have marked about two dozen affected spots in backwaters from Billings and to the east. ...
Houseboat mired in river, limbo
The Columbian Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:33 PM PDT
RIDGEFIELD When state officials went to survey the site of a sunken boat on the Lake River near Ridgefield this week, they found themselves wrestling an even bigger problem. An abandoned houseboat moored along the bank of the river towed there illegally by the vessel that had sunk is now sinking, too. The houseboat sits partially submerged, its roof gutters on one end nearly touching the ...
CG: Call about sinking boat a hoax
FOX 25 Boston Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:30 AM PDT
GLOUCESTER - The Coast Guard says a Mayday call reporting a sinking boat and two sailors in the waters off the coast of Gloucester earlier this month is now considered a hoax
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Severe weather causes problems for boaters this time of year
Savannah Morning News Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:37 PM PDT
Its an unwanted predicament usually followed by a deep sigh and the thought, I knew I shouldnt have taken the boat out today. What starts out as a pristine, sunny day for a boater can lead to an experience only Gilligan can sympathize with. Being offshore in a thunderstorm can be a life-changing experience, said Brad Stewart, who owns and operates Stewart Fishing Charters in Savannah. For ...
Boater finds meeting with lifesavers a sweet deal
Tideland News Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:31 PM PDT
Tideland News Writer Early in the afternoon on Thursday, June 30, 50-year-old Mark Lancaster of Goldsboro was enjoying a peaceful day on Bogue Sound off Emerald Isle, basking in sunshine on a 16-foot johnboat with his wife, Bonnie, and the family dog.
Port Seeks SD Boaters for Alternative Bottom Paint Program
The Log Newspaper
SAN DIEGO -- The Board of Port Commissioners approved another prong in the Port of San Diego's multifaceted copper reduction program at its July 12 meeting, launching a Hull Paint Conversion Project to help boaters moored within Shelter Island Yacht ...
PCG to draft national maritime search and rescue plan
Zamboanga Times Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:24 AM PDT
MANILA â Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice Admiral Ramon Liwag has announced that the agency is planning to create a national maritime search-and-rescue (SAR) contingency plan.
Free vessel check this weekend in Michigan
Soundings Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:15 PM PDT
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Lansing Flotilla) is offering a free Vessel Safety Exam from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for owners of recreational boats at Lake Lansing North boat ramp in Michigan.
Report: Mass. has worst boating death rate
Soundings Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:15 PM PDT
Last year was bad for Massachusetts boaters. Sixteen people died in recreational boating accidents in 2010, up from 10 deaths the year before and pushing the state to the very bottom of a U.S. Coast Guard ranking of the countrys seven worst states for boating fatalities.
No-wake restriction lifted at Lewis and Clark State Park
Logan Herald-Observer & Woodbine Twiner Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:11 AM PDT
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the no-wake restriction for boating on Blue Lake, in Lewis and Clark State Park, near Onawa.
Acle boating tragedy: latest
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:47 AM PDT
Holidaymakers are being urged to heed safety advice after the fourth death this year on the Broads involving a boater not wearing a lifejacket.
State law to require boater education for youth, but boaters of all ages could benefit
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:38 PM PDT
Boaters born on or after Sept. 1, 1993, must pass a safety course and become certified.
New legislation would be a life-saver for boaters
That simple act could save the lives of upwards of 100 people a year who drown in boating incidents nationwide. Now the Ontario coroner's office, the Lifesaving Society and the Ontario Provincial Police are renewing their calls for mandatory
Editorial: Boating while drinking laws: Unenforceable?
One needn't look far for evidence that drinking and boating do not mix. Just last Friday, July 15, an Irondequoit man was charged with boating while intoxicated after the boat he was driving struck the east side of Summerville Pier in Charlotte, ...
Del. Office of Boating Safety to offer life jacket demonstrations at State Fair
By Anonymous If you own a boat or plan to go out on one this summer, the Delaware Office of Boating Safety encourages you to stop by the DNREC Building at the Delaware State Fair this weekend to see and learn more about the latest in life jackets, ...
Builder admits Malu Sara 'totally unseaworthy'
Boat builder Subsee is being prosecuted by Australia's workplace health and safety regulator Comcare in an unprecedented case before the Federal Court in Brisbane. Comcare said it is the first prosecution of its kind of a supplier to or manufacturer
Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
By David Hendee A Nebraskan charged in the boating deaths of two North Carolina brothers was not impaired by alcohol during a collision involving a pontoon boat and the boys' tube, the boater's attorney said. Brian Packer of Wood River, Neb.
Steven Morse of Westfield indicted on drug, alchohol charges in boating death ...
By Fred Contrada, The Republican File photo by Manon MirabelliThese warning signs were posted at Norwich Lake in Huntington last year where a 10-year-old Gus Adamopoulos, of Ludlow, was killed in a boating accident. NORTHAMPTON – A Westfield man who is
Lake Minatare victim recovered
Chris Miller, 37, of Mitchell was boating with friends and family when he fell from a boat late Sunday morning. Searchers with four dive teams and cadaver and search dogs were involved in the five-day recovery effort. The Scotts Bluff County Attorney's ...
Boat with 15 aboard missing in Micronesia
CNN Thu, 21 Jul 2011 03:04 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard, with international assistance, continued an expansive search Thursday for 15 people missing after a skiff disappeared about 600 miles southeast of Guam.
6 children, 9 adults rescued on Micronesian island after boat reported missing
By AP, APRA HARBOR, Guam — Six children and nine adults are safe after their overdue boat was spotted on an uninhabited island in the Federated States of Micronesia. The Coast Guard and Navy began searching for the boat Wednesday after transportation ...
Chariman of Calgary oil company missing
AM770 CHQR Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:13 AM PDT
The chairman of a Calgary based oil company is missing and feared dead after a boating accident in Ontario. Brad Griffiths of Griffiths Energy International has not been seen for two days after boating on Lake Joseph in Ontario. Searches involving local authorities, nearby residents and private diving teams have so far turned up nothing. The Board of Directors believes it can continue with a .
Whale Struck By Speedboat In San Diego
KTLA-TV Los Angeles Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:30 PM PDT
Boater says it felt like she hit an "invisible brick wall" SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- A woman and her 79-year-old father are recovering from minor injuries after their speedboat reportedly slammed into a whale in San Diego Bay.
Search in Potomac for missing sailboat
Washington Post (blog)
By Martin Weil A search was going on early Tuesday in the Potomac River for a sailboat that was reported in distress, authorities said. The US Coast Guard said the boat, with three people on board, was reported about 11:30 pm Monday taking on water in .
Coast Guard rescues flooding fishing boat off San Francisco coast Wednesday
The San Francisco Examiner Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:08 AM PDT
The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a fishing boat that was taking on water off the coast of San Francisco on Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials responded to a mayday call from a vessel that was about eight miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge at around 7:50 p.m. The 31-foot commercial fishing vessel, Two Sons, had two passengers onboard, Coast Guard officials said. The boat was being .
Catamaran capsizes on Lake Superior
WLUC Marquette Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:08 PM PDT
Two people on board were wearing life jackets and were rescued by the Coast Guard.
Boaters stranded near Tobiano
Kelowna Capital News Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:32 AM PDT
The Kamloops RCMP's police boat was put to use this week after a family boating trip turned sour for a local family. Kamloops Rural RCMP Cpl. Gerry Hansom said the group â three adults and three kids â hit Kamloops Lake for what was supposed to be a day of boating on Wednesday, July 20
Red Lion man charged with boating while drunk at County lake
By BRETT HAMBRIGHT A Red Lion man is facing a list of charges after officers found him boating while drunk in a Lancaster County lake. State Fish and Boat Commission officers allege Rodney Eid Sr. was drunk Sunday while steering a boat in Lake Clarke, .
Scituate party spot linked to latest boating accident
The Patriot Ledger
By Patrick Ronan A popular destination for South Shore boaters is once again linked to an incident involving alcohol. Steven “Zac” Woods, 23, and Justin McDonald, 22, spent several hours hanging out with friends at “The Spit” in Scituate on Saturday ..
Shark leaps out of warter, aboard research boat
Off the coast of South Africa, a team of researchers was out studying shark populations when, apparently, a great white shark looked to a do a little studying of its own -- breaching the waves and flying aboard the researchers' boat.
Tiffin teen rescues boater from Atlantic
The Advertiser-Tribune Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:33 PM PDT
A Columbian High School student rescued a man from the Atlantic Ocean Saturday evening. Daniel Wood, 18, a senior at Columbian, was with his parents on vacation in Brant Rock, Mass.
Man rescued from water after sailboat sinks in Georgia Strait
Victoria Times Colonist
By Sarah Petrescu, Times Colonist July 22, 2011 8:03 AM A man was rescued from the sea after his sailboat sunk in the waters of the Georgia Strait near Gabriola Island this morning. Around 1:45 am Friday, the Coast Guard received a radio call from the .
Chesterfield teen injured in Oakland boating mishap
The Voice Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:25 AM PDT
A 15-year-old Chesterfield Township boy was injured Thursday evening after he was cut by a propeller of a boat that ran over him.
Teenager broke arm on Table Rock Lake
The Springfield News-Leader Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:03 AM PDT
A 12-year-old from Iowa was injured Thursday evening in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, the Missouri State Highway Patrol-Water Patrol Division.