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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Labor calls on SF to hire locally for yacht race
Sacramento Bee
The America's Cup is expected to create 8000 jobs and to inject more than $1.4 million into the region's economy when the world's fastest yachts take to the bay in 2013. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Friday to provide the city with new 

financing .

Flood-Related Boating Bans Lifted In S.D.
Yankton Press & Dakotan Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:16 AM PDT
PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the Coast Guard has granted his request to end boating bans on the lower portions of the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers in South Dakota. Both rivers flooded this summer but have since receded. 


Evicted houseboat owner continues fight against Riviera Beach
The Palm Beach Post Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:40 PM PDT
Evicted houseboat owner continues fight against Riviera Beach 


 Tahoe boat inspections move back to launch ramp locations
Tahoe Daily Tribune Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:13 AM PDT
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. â The winter boating season starts Oct. 1, 2011, and Lake Tahoe boat inspections are moving from the off-site inspection locations back to launch ramps. 


Drought conditions block Lake Wylie access
The Rock Hill Herald Tue, 27 Sep 2011 03:54 AM PDT
Despite a rise in Lake Wylie's water level last week, boating access is drying up. Duke Energy has closed all four ramps at the Copperhead access area on Lake Wylie and two of four ramps at Allison Creek access area in York County


Forest Service boat launch funding approved
Kern Valley Sun Tue, 27 Sep 2011 03:25 AM PDT
Cody Norris US Forest Service The California Department of Boating and Waterways has approved $470,000 from its Grants and Loans program for improvements to boat launch facilities around Isabella Lake. 


 Dad pleads not guilty to tossing son off boat
Sacramento Bee
They say he slapped his son until he cried, then threw the boy 10 feet over the side of the boat. Briles has said he and his son were just roughhousing. He remains free on $100000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 4

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife issues 19 citations
Dover Post Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:19 AM PDT
Between Sept. 7 and Sept. 14, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controls Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents issued 19 citations for violations of recreational boating, hunting and fishing regulation


Livaeboards one step closer to getting official OK
Savannah Morning News
Marina owners say Georgia will be more welcoming to boating tourists — and their money — by removing the 30-day restriction. Eighteen members of the public had written the Department of Natural Resources objecting to the rule change. ..

Tax And Registration Charges Against Q.C. Businesses
KWQC-TV 6 Davenport Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:39 PM PDT
Two Quad City business owners have been convicted of crimes involving boater registrations. According to a release by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the owner of Milan License and Title, 


NMMA adds interactive game to show slate
Trade Only Today
The Power Boat Docking Challenge is an interactive experience that pits the boater against other show attendees. They compete against the clock, steering and docking a four-foot, twin-engine, remote-controlled powerboat - using a life-size helm station 


Newport Harbor Speed Limit Exemption Gets Council Nod
The Log Newspaper
NEWPORT BEACH -- Sailboat and crew boat racers should soon be allowed to enjoy their competition without having to worry about receiving a speeding ticket, as plans for an exemption to Newport Harbor's 5-mph speed limit appear to be moving forward.

California Boater Survey Report Released
The Log Newspaper
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Department of Boating and Waterways, in coordination with the California Coastal Commission, released the findings of the 2007-2009 Boater Survey Report, revealing California boaters' habits and what avenues are best for

Boating Safety News:


Commission Amends Boating Regulations at Quarterly Business Meeting
NorthcentralPa.com
By eric levis, PFBC Erie, PA – At its quarterly business meeting held here today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) amended various boating regulations and voted to close the lower sections of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers to bass ...


Boaters Say High Gas Prices Mean Fewer Accidents
Eastern Iowa Sports and Rec
The drop coincides with increased patrols and a new law lowering the legal limit for drunken boating to 0.08. But some boaters say that drop has nothing to do with the alcohol law. On a cold, wet and windy afternoon it's no surprise to find boats ...

Louise Ruff of Dover honored for 45 years of volunteerism with Coast Guard Auxiliary
Dover Post Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:46 AM PDT
Louise Ruff was honored with a commendation by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for her contributions as a member of Flotilla 12-5 toward safer boating. 


'Mayday!' Baldwin warden helps with boaters' rescue from a rough Lake Michigan
River Towns
DNR Marine Conservation Warden Ben Treml of Green Bay, an 11-year veteran officer, recently accepted the National Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. WDNR photo. MILWAUKEE -- “Mayday! Mayday!” That was the radio call from four boaters ..

Five Fall Boating Safety Tips
WFN: World Fishing Network (blog)
As the days slide farther into fall, recreational boaters face a unique set of safety issues. Warm days collide with deceptively cold waters, greatly increasing the risk of hypothermia even on a “T-shirt” day. Weather can change quickly. ...

BoatUS Honored with Golden Glow Award at AGLOW Annual Conference
Boating World
It was given to BoatUS for its "appreciation of your exemplary outreach of service, information, and advocacy to the boating and fishing community, and your support of the greater outdoor media." Accepting on behalf of the half-million member ...


Volunteers wanted to promote boat safety
The Olympian
Volunteers will be trained in search and rescue, assisting boaters in need, offering boater-safety education and boating law enforcement. Boats and uniforms will be provided. Volunteers must be 21 or older and pass a background check. ...

Safe boating is no accident
TCPalm
This is an excellent class for the novice boater and the “Old Salt” who needs a refresher. Students completing the course will receive a Florida Boater ID card and a 1 year subscription to Boat US (a $19 value). This class is required for any person 21 ...

BoatUS Foundation: Five Fall Boating Safety Tips
ParamusPost.com
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 04:37 PM EDT As the days slide farther into fall, recreational boaters face a unique set of safety issues. Warm days collide with deceptively cold waters, greatly increasing the risk of hypothermia even ...
 
Boater Education:


Outdoor hotline (9/27/11)
TheNewsTribune.com
A boating course designed for Alaskans. The course satisfies most states boating safety education requirements and may even qualify boaters for boat insurance discounts. Segments include pre-departure preparation, boating operations, ...

USCG auxiliary holds boating safety course
The World Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:10 AM PDT
CHARLESTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 51 will conduct an eight-hour boating safety education course Oct. 15. 


Hunters, waterfowlers, trappers: you should know more about boating
The Pilot-Independent Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:30 AM PDT
Do you hunt waterfowl or hunt in and around lakes, streams, rivers, or ponds? Do you use a jonboat, rowboat, duck-boat or a blind near your favorite haunt? If you do, you should seriously think about getting more education, specifically boating education! 


Fatalities:


Missing Boater Found in Cibolo Creek in Karnes County
KGNB 1420 AM
(Karnes County, TX) -- Search and rescue crews from San Marcos helped discover the body of a man who went missing this past Friday during a fishing trip along the Cibolo Creek in Karnes County. FOX News in San Antonio reports that the body of 28-year

Jury selected to hear boating fatality case involving Todd Frisbie
The Appleton Post-Crescent Tue, 27 Sep 2011 02:30 AM PDT
OSHKOSH A Winnebago County jury will be asked to decide whether a Fremont man was drunk and driving a 34-foot powerboat when it crashed into the shoreline of Lake Butte des Morts in 2005, killing one man


Man Feared Dead After Delta Boating Accident
KTXL
A man is feared dead after an accident at the Delta Bay Marina near Isleton Sunday. Friends identified the victim only by the first name Terry. Fire fighters say he fell between two boats at anchor in the marina and became trapped underwater.

Christmas party-boat death followed fight - Coroner
Stuff.co.nz
An investigation into the death of a man during a Christmas Party on a luxury yacht has found he died of asphyxiation following a fight on board the boat. The death of Darren Perry Grace, 40, has been under investigation since the incident in December ...

Coast Guard opens routine inquiry into fatal fishing boat incident
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Realtor associate Amalia Johles said the three of them, who were aboard the 33-foot power boat Ikaika, met with Kenan Knieriem's daughter, Katie, and son, Kenan Jr., at the Coast Guard office. “I think they were really in shock and they just wanted to ..


Safety board set to release report on Concordia sinking
CTV.ca Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:24 AM PDT
The Transportation Safety Board will release its report Wednesday into the capsizing of the Nova Scotia-based yacht Concordia off the coast of South America last year. 


Boating Accidents:


Missing Boater Safe After Night Stuck in the Bay
KATC Lafayette News
A Franklin man, missing for almost 24 hours in the Wax Lake area of the Atchafalaya Bay , is safe at home Monday night. The search took several hours and involved the St. Mary Sheriff's Office, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, US Coast Guard, ..

Surfer helps rescue fishermen in Newport
kgw.com
As he worked to point rescuers to the capsized boater's position, he said he noticed a surfer nearby and tried to flag him down. The surfer he saw was 60-year-old Christopher Speakman of Corvallis. ”As I went by there were these three fishermen that .

Coast Guard search halted; boaters OK
The Bryan-College Station Eagle Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:09 AM PDT
GALVESTON -- The Coast Guard has called off a search of waters near the Galveston causeway after two men in crudely built sailboats that capsized were found safe.A Coast Guard helicopter and two rescue vessels were summoned Monday to look for two men ..


 Family rescued from boat
The Inverness Courier Tue, 27 Sep 2011 02:21 AM PDT
A FAMILY of five were rescued after their yacht ran into problems during a sailing trip near Inverness. 


Man charged in boating crash
WAFB.com
By Mike Oliver - email A Baton Rouge man is behind bars for his alleged involvement in a boating crash that left an LSU assistant cheerleading coach paralyzed. Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say Jack Riffle, 41, was drunk when he .

Boater missing after morning collision
Daily Comet (blog)
A rescued boater told authorities that his vessel collided with another and the other boat “just disappeared,” firefighters said. It is unknown how many were aboard the missing vessel. The Terrebonne sheriff's Water Patrol, Wildlife and Fisheries,


Boater missing after morning collision
Daily Comet (blog)
A rescued boater told authorities that his vessel collided with another and the other boat “just disappeared,” firefighters said. It is unknown how many were aboard the missing vessel. The Terrebonne sheriff's Water Patrol, Wildlife and Fisheries,



Yacht fall leaves sailor homeless
BBC News Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:44 AM PDT
The owner of a ocean-going yacht is homeless after his craft topples over in a Plymouth boat yard.


Madison Rescue Crew Comes To Aid Of Capsized Vessel Wednesday Afternoon
Patch.com
1 responds to report of capsized sailboat in rough waters off of Hammonasset Beach State Park; Clinton rescue workers called to assist. By Pem McNerney Volunteer rescue workers from Madison Hose Co. No. 1 came to the aid of a capsized vessel Wednesday ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

From The US Coast Guard Prevention Blog:
http://cgmarinesafety.blogspot.com/2011/09/boating-accident-investigation-tiger_07.html



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011


The boating accident investigation Tiger Team: Mysteries solved Part—2

Excerpt from U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Councilmagazine

Poker Run Collision

Incident: In another incident, two high-powered cigarette boats competing in a “poker run” at high speed collided, resulting in five fatalities.

One boat was heading east on one leg of the poker run and the other was heading west on another leg of the run. The boats were about to meet on opposite courses when one of the boats turned hard to port, spun around, and ended up dead in the water on the same course and directly in front of the other boat. The following boat collided with it in an extremely powerful collision that practically destroyed both boats. The lone survivor of the crash could provide no details as to the cause of the crash.

Investigation: Because of the difficulty in determining the cause of the accident, the Tiger Team was called in to assist. Both boats were recovered and it was found that the engines of the boat that had veered violently had ripped out of the bottom of the boat. The investigation also revealed that the hydraulic steering system had a small leak in it, but this alone may not have been enough to cause the violent swerving.

Conclusion: After careful examination, the Tiger Team expert found that the owner of the boat that had swerved had made some modifications to the trim tab system that were not strong enough for their purpose. The starboard trim tab assembly likely failed catastrophically, causing the starboard side of the boat to rise out of the water and swerve violently to port into the path of the oncoming boat. This theory was supported by one witness who stated that he saw the starboard bottom of the boat rise out of the water.

In part 3 readers will read about the investigation behind a fatal sailing event.

For more information
Full article is available at http://www.uscg.mil/proceedings/fall2010.
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It's that time of year again! When the temperature drops and the boating season draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about how you'll prep your boat for winter hibernation. A thorough and well-thought-out winterizing plan is often the difference between a boat that incurs damage in the off-season and one that's sound and ready to launch in the spring. To assist in your lay-up efforts, we make a few handy online resources available to help make the process as efficient and carefully planned as possible. 
Visit Seaworthy's Online Winterizing Guide for expert tips on how to adequately store your boat ashore or in the water this season.
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ABYC Education Course News!  ABYC Education Course News!
Basic Marine Electrical, Mystic CT Register Online!
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355-0990

Notes: This three day basic marine electrical course is designed for the marine professional who is an electrical novice with minimal or no electrical experience. Topics include basic theory, alternators, battery charger, and bonding. AC & DC standards are covered in detail as well as troubleshooting practices. The text for the course is The Powerboaters Guide to Electrical Systems 2nd edition, written by our Curriculum Director, Ed Sherman. This book is included in the cost of the course and will be shipped to the meeting location.
Seminar Classes: These classes require each student to have a notebook and pen. A laptop is optional and a copy of the ABYC Standards is optional as well. If the class has a text book that will be shipped to the meeting place and passed out in class.
Registration Fees: ABYC Member $495.00       Non-Member $750.00
Diesel Engine & Support Systems Certification, Miramar, FL  Register Online! 
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Friday, October 14, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Classs Location: Broward College, Miramar , Florida
Notes: This four day program is designed for the experienced marine diesel engine technician and is intended to supplement factory sponsored engine specific courses and certifications with an industry recognized generic certification of knowledge for troubleshooting and engine and drive installations. This course will cover diesel engines cooling systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, ventilation systems, exhaust systems, control systems, fuel injection, and drive systems. Additionally, extensive coverage of applicable ABYC Standards that apply to diesel engine installations will be provided. At the time of registration, each student is sent a course study guide that should be previewed. The class concludes with a 200 question ABYC certification exam.
The ABYC Standards Manual and Diesel Engines and Support Systems Study Guide, and your class notes may be referred to during this exam. No laptops or mobile phones will be allowed to be used during the exam. The standards manual (book) or another ABYC Standards publication is a helpful tool with the class however all relevant class Standards have been included in the Study Guide.
Registration Fees: ABYC Member $885.00       Non-Member $1,140.00
Electrical Certification Course, Tampa, Florida Register Online!
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mastry Engine Ctr., 2801 Anvil St. N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710

Notes: This 4 day course is designed for the marine technician with at least 3 - 5 years experience working with marine electricity. The student also needs some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards. Course topics include electrical theory, lead-acid batteries, using a multi-meter, battery testing, generator sets, inverters, grounding and bonding systems, troubleshooting and more. At the time of registration, each student will be shipped an ABYC Study Guide which should be studied prior to class. Your ABYC study guide contains all the pertinent ABYC Standards for this class. This class concludes with a 200 question certification exam.
The ABYC standards manual, ABYC study guide, and your class notes may be referred to during this exam. The current ABYC Standards are available to members as on-Line (WebStir), the book, or CD, however no laptops or mobile phones will be allowed to be used during the exam. The standards manual (book) or another ABYC Standards publication is a helpful tool with the class. Check with your employer or contact our office if you require a copy of these publications.
Registration Fees: Member $885.00       Non-Member $1,140.00
If you are unable to attend the above scheduled courses please review the ABYC Education Calendar for an upcoming course in your area. http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/index.cfm 

Monday, September 26, 2011

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US Coast Guard encouraging public participation in 2011 National Recreational ...Sport Fishing
WASHINGTON, DC -- The United States Coast Guard announced today that its 2011 National Recreational Boating Survey is underway, conducted by the market research firm ICF Macro. The survey questionnaire is being sent by mail to select owners of ..


Boating News:

Forest Service boat launch funding approved
Kern Valley Sun Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:46 AM PDT
Cody Norris US Forest Service The California Department of Boating and Waterways has approved $470,000 from its Grants and Loans program for improvements to boat launch facilities around Isabella Lake. 


Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard: Hoax distress calls costly, dangerous
Greenwich Time Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:23 AM PDT
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) â In the overnight hours of a mild June morning, a caller told the Coast Guard the crew was abandoning ship in Sandy Hook Bay because their sailboat was taking on water.


Coast Guard honors Sitka woman for 1950 sea rescue
Washington Examiner Sun, 25 Sep 2011 01:42 AM PDT
SHANNON HAUGLAND Daily Sitka Sentinel SITKA, Alaska More than 60 years after helping rescue a shipwreck survivor in stormy seas, a Sitka woman was honored this month by the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers. Marie Laws received the commendations in a Sept. 9 ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka. The two other participants in the 1950 rescue, Laws' sister Betty Mork and rescue boat .


Boaters stress safety after drowning
WWLP 22News
Officials said Kim jumped into the pond after his daughter went overboard during a boating accident. She was saved, Kim never emerged. His death, for many, is a grim reminder of the dangers of boating. "I've been going here since I was 18 and I've

Low water levels make for dangerous boating on Texas lakes
Lufkin Daily News
Burgay is a veteran angler from Timpson, Tx., who has been driving boats for decades. He has a rich tournament history on Sam Rayburn Reservoir dating way back to the early 1990s. Burgay knows the big lake like the back of his hand. ..

Marine unit sails to banner season
Tillsonburg News
By BARBARA SIMPSON, QMI Agency As the boating season winds to a close, the Norfolk OPP Marine Unit is reporting a strong first year of full-time operation. This season, the unit expanded its operation, running more two-officer night patrols to maintain

Boating accidents lowest in 5 years in Iowa
DesMoinesRegister.com
Phil Petersen, an avid boater who works on safety issues at the Iowa Great Lakes, said drunken boaters once knew the lakes were rarely patrolled after 11 pm That's no longer the case. Patrols were nearly doubled in 2006 to 11 officers.

Flood-Related Boating Bans Lifted in South Dakota
KOLN Lincoln Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:47 AM PDT
Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the Coast Guard has granted his request to end boating bans on the lower portions of the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers in South Dakota. 


Boater Education:

 MWCD to host boating education classes this fall
Farm and Dairy
by Other News NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Ohio residents who are 29 or younger and planning to operate boats with motors of greater than 10 horsepower must comply with a mandatory boater education law. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) ...


Jakes Day 2011 was a huge success once again
Sparta Expositor
At 8 am, eight participants passed the Tennessee Boater Education Test before the rest of the day's activities kicked off. Beginning the event, participants could choose between a variety of educational stations that included archery, game calling,

Public boating course leads to a boater education card
Daily Astorian
An eight-week Public Safe Boating Class leading to a boater education card, which saves money on boat insurance, will begin at 7 pm Tuesday in the Arts Center Building, Room 101, at Clatsop Community College. The cost is $30 for the course manual and

Fatalities:


Man drowns in Southwick boating accident
Boston Globe Sat, 24 Sep 2011 20:42 PM PDT
Police said a man drowned Saturday in a Southwick lake after diving from a boat in an attempt to rescue an 8-year-old girl who had fallen overboard. Southwick police identified the man as Dongsoo Kim, 44, of Chicopee. State Police said divers responded to Congamond Lake at about 1:45 p.m. to search for Kim and recovered his body about seven hours later. His death is under investigation. Passing .

Missing:

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Fisherman
KITV Honolulu Sun, 25 Sep 2011 08:01 AM PDT
Coast Guard crews are continuing to search for a missing fisherman after he fell overboard Sunday morning.


Missing yacht shows up in Ireland
The New Zealand Herald Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:18 PM PDT
A missing yacht with a New Zealand man on board has arrived in Ireland, British media has reported.The Golden Eagle had not been heard from since it left Bermuda on August 21, sparking a massive air and sea search.The Coast Guard...


Dive crews searching Cibolo Creek for missing fisherman
KENS 5 San Antonio Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:03 PM PDT
CIBOLO CREEK -- The search is on for a Karnes County boater who went missing during a fishing tournament Friday evening. Joshua Keller, 28, went missing during a fishing tournament on Cibolo Creek. His cell phone, cap and glasses were discovered inside his abandoned boat, according to family members. The San Marcos Area Recovery Team was searching the creek on Sunday. 


Search for Missing Boater in Wax Lake in Southern St. Mary Parish
KATC 3 Lafayette Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:19 AM PDT
St. Mary Parish authorities are looking for a missing boater. Randy Segura Sr. went boating in an airboat yesterday in the Wax Lake area. Segura and another man, who was in a separate boat, were boating together and somehow the two became separated. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and U.S. Coast Guard started searching for Segura this morning.


Boating Accidents:


Police | Coast Guard assists ship taking on water near Little River
The Myrtle Beach Sun News Sun, 25 Sep 2011 04:19 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard safely towed in a boat that had begun taking on water near Little River around 10:15 a.m. Saturday, said Petty Ofc. Jessica Potter, with the Jacksonville, Fla., station. 


Water-related emergencies aided
The Yuma Sun Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:50 PM PDT
Rural/Metro responded to two separate water-related incidents including a boating accident and a near drowning on Saturday.At about 11 a.m., Rural/Metro received reports of a woman who had been injured after the boat she was a passenger on hit a sandbar in shallow water on... 


Boaties lost and confused at sea
The Bay of Plenty Times
By Genevieve Helliwell | Monday, September 26, 2011 9:05 Two young brothers broke "every single boating rule in the book" when they were found apparently drunk, lost and out of fuel in open water yesterday afternoon. They had no VHF, no GPS, ...

Corvallis surfer rescues three men after their boat capsizes near Newport
Albany Democrat Herald
NEWPORT - A surfer from Corvallis came to the aid of three men who were tossed into the Pacific Ocean Saturday morning after their 18-foot aluminum boat capsized off the South Jetty in the Newport area. Two of the men were treated for minor injuries at

Yacht released from lobster pot
This Is The Westcountry
A yacht which became snagged on a lobster pot had to be freed by the Lizard Lifeboat. The 32ft trimaran 'Treskille' with one person onboard, was on passage from Falmouth to Penzance when it became snagged on a lobster pot approximately 1 mile south of ..

Boaters Rescued Near George Washington Bridge
DNAinfo
The US Coast Guard helped rescue boaters in distress near the George Washington Bridge. (DNAinfo/Josh Williams) MANHATTAN — The Coast Guard helped rescue a boater who was having difficulty breathing near the George Washington Bridge Sunday morning. ...


Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues research vessel passengers in Norwalk Harbor
The Norwalk Citizen Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:54 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues children aboard a research vessel that had run aground in Norwalk Harbor on Sunday. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT


Yacht with 6 crew found off KZN
Pretoria News Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:04 PM PDT
The 42-foot catamaran which reported it was in trouble off the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Monday afternoon, has been found, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.