Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Local author updates popular boating guide
The Delta Optimist Sun, 27 Nov 2011 04:08 AM PST
Peter Vassilopoulos with the new version of his book, Broughton Islands Cruising Guide. 

The Ugly Truth About Yacht Insurance
GCaptain (press release)
If Mr. Soledano had been a really smart crook, he would've forsaken the drug trade and gone into yacht insurance. That way, he could've collect money as regularly as a Brooklyn hood taking vig from a candy store, and used the terms of the policies to ..

 Provincetown fisherman seeks waiver from beached boat regs
Wicked Local
A sailboat owned by fisherman Eddie Ritter on the beach behind the Old Colony in Provincetown is at issue because of relatively new boat regulations. By Kevin Mullaney Local fisherman Eddie Ritter last week ask the Public Pier Corporation and harbor .

 Apply For Boating Safety And Clean Water Grassroots Grants Now
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 28, 2011, 04:17 PM EST Community groups, nonprofits and grassroots organizations wanting to keep local boaters safe and waterways clean are eligible for grants for up to $4000 each from the BoatUS Foundation's ...

Boating Safety News:

 Bravery award for man who helped save ocean-goers
The Standard Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:35 AM PST
A MAN involved in a serious boating accident off the Warrnambool coast has been recognised for his bravery.

Boating: Be prepared to summon help
The News-Press Sat, 26 Nov 2011 22:52 PM PST
Something that one doesn't often think of when enjoying a fun day on the water is signaling for help.

Legislators to DEP: Go Slow on Boating Regulations
... members Brian Rumpf and DiAnne Gove (all R-9) have penned a joint letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection, urging the agency to take things slow on a measure which could have profound impacts on local boaters and anglers. ...

 New boating rules in effect on Missoula area rivers
KPAX Missoula Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:56 AM PST
MISSOULA- Boaters beware. There are some new motorized boating regulations now in effect for some Missoula area rivers, including parts of the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot. 

  Purdue research helps lake deaths drop
WISH-TV Indianapolis Tue, 29 Nov 2011 04:42 AM PST
A Purdue University analysis of drowning and boating death patterns on the Great Lakes played a role in the Coast Guard's successful efforts this summer to cut deaths on the lakes. Read more at

 Fishing boat safety recommendations stir concerns Tue, 29 Nov 2011 04:38 AM PST
Before the Lady Mary sank off Cape May in 2009 with the loss of six lives, it had been structurally modified "without consulting a naval architect," federal safety officials said.

Boater Education:

State Boating Safety Course Set for Dec. 10
The required "About Safe Boating" course will take place at the VFW Post 12106 in Branford this season. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-01 in Branford will run the course required to obtain a state Boating/Personal Watercraft Operator 

 Boating classes offered in Chicago
Boaters who take a short class will leave the program with understanding and confidence. It is fun to be a safe boater. Our group of Auxiliary volunteers has set up a computer link to help Illinois boaters find our safety programs. ...


 Wisconsin fisherman dies after boat sinks
A Wisconsin fisherman was found dead after calling for help from his sinking boat. The Washburn County Sheriff's department says they received a distress call from 56-year-old John D. Frisco around 1 pm Friday. Frisco was fishing in deep water on the

 Search to Continue Sunday for Missing Boater
KATC 3 Lafayette Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:24 PM PST
In Saint Mary Parish, two people are dead after a boating accident. It happened overnight in Amelia, just east of Morgan City in Bayou Boeuf. Authorities have called off the search for one of the victims whose body was never recovered. With the stormy conditions, authorities searched for fourteen hours looking for the body of a woman presumed dead after the boat she was in flipped over. "Three o .

 Missing Lake Wanaka boater's body found
The New Zealand Herald Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:13 PM PST
The body of a missing boatie has been recovered more than a week after he went missing in Lake Wanaka. Trevor Hawke, 70, was sailing with a friend on Nov. 17 he fell overboard when the boat lurched. He was wearing a life jacket... 

 Deseronto male dies in boating accident
The Kingston Whig-Standard
By Tori Stafford A seventeen-year-old Deseronto male died Friday after a boating accident left he and three others in the waters of Thirteen Island Lake. The four people, aged 17 to 22, were heading out for a day of duck hunting when their boat took on ..

 Paddle boater missing near Half Moon Bay
San Jose Mercury News Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:32 PM PST
Rescue crews are searching for a missing paddle boater off the shores of Pillar Point Harbor near El Granada. 

 Two dead in weekend boating incident
Daily Comet
By Nate Monroe Two boaters were found dead in a St. Mary Parish bayou over the weekend, authorities said, while a third who was wearing his life jacket was able to swim to shore. A boat in Bayou Boeuf near Amelia suddenly sank sometime overnight

 Report: Body pulled from boat in Indian River
Orlando Sentinel
A body was pulled from a boat that was found spinning in the Indian River today, is reporting. The small fishing boat was found circling in the river north of Titusville. All comments are filtered for vulgar language, for web addresses and for

 Missing boater's body recovered in Ashburn
Washington Examiner Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:11 PM PST
The body of a man whose boat capsized in the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir in Ashburn on Sunday has been recovered. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said the body of 49-year-old Anthony DiGiovanna was recovered Monday afternoon. DiGiovanna's boat capsized at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the reservoir, according to the sheriff's office. DiGiovanna's 7-year-old son was also in the boat. The boy, who 

 Boating accident leads to conviction
The Herald-Palladium Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:10 AM PST
ST. JOSEPH - An Indiana youth who was operating a motor boat that struck and critically injured a kayaker on Little Paw Paw Lake was sentenced Monday to two years on probation under a law that allows him to avoid having a criminal record.

Fires And Explosions:

Boat explosion injures 5 in Huntington Harbor
By ELYSSE JAMES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HUNTINGTON BEACH – A boat exploded in Huntington Harbor about 11:30 am Saturday, injuring all five people aboard, the Sheriff's Harbor Patrol said. The five people were found in the water, suffering burns

 8 injured in Southern Calif. yacht blast
The blast, which occurred on a 2003-made, 7.3-meter-long Monterey sports yacht, took place just before noon at the Sunset Beach Harbor, said Sgt. Jeff Foster from the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol. The boat owner had smelled gas when he

Boating Accidents:

Hunter getting goose falls out of boat
He reached over the side of the boat to get a goose when the boat flipped over, sending him and most of his hunting equipment into the river. His hunting partner, Chad R. Spencer, 31, of Goshen, was able to swim to English to help him to the shore.

 Boater Rescued from Creve Coeur Lake
LOUIS (KMOX) – A boater is safe after a rescue Friday afternoon on Creve Coeur Lake. Pattonville firefighters were called to the scene after a gust of wind blew a sailboat over, and the mast got stuck in the bottom of the lake. The boater was able to 

 Harwich: Lifeboat crew and windfarm staff rescue stricken mast-snap yacht
Evening Star Sun, 27 Nov 2011 05:46 AM PST
A YACHT has today been rescued after its mast broke off the Essex coast

 Man's jet-ski antics cost wife her leg
Herald Sun Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:34 PM PST
A MAN whose wife lost her leg in a jet-ski accident has been found guilty of negligence but spared jail because he now has to care for her.

 4 missing boaters rescued Monday off Marco Island
Naples Daily News Mon, 28 Nov 2011 06:21 AM PST
Four men spent 24 hours clinging to their capsized boat before being rescued Monday morning off Marco Island, a U.S. Coast Guard official said. 

 Surfer rescues boater off Jordan River
Victoria Times Colonist Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:17 PM PST
Boat overturned in strong westerly winds

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Dumb Crook of the Day:

Man calls 911 when stolen boat runs out of gas
MSNBC Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:34 PM PST
Coast Guard officials in Florida say they helped one seafood company with their big catch of the day -- a 33-year-old man who took the establishment's crab boat out for a ride.

Boating News:

Barnegat Bay boat impacts study needs time, New Jersey lawmakers say
Asbury Park Press
The process for setting new marine conservation zones in Barnegat Bay should be slowed down so the state Department of Environmental Protection can have more stakeholder meetings with advocates for the boating industry, fishermen and waterfowl hunters,

Isobutanol shines through as best fuel for boaters
Biofuels International
The project, set up to compare isobutanol and ethanol blends and their impacts on the boating industry, included an emissions test and a product test. To examine emissions, fuel comprising 16.1% isobutanol was tested against indolene, the standard .

 Commentary from Capt. Dave Baer: Don't be a victim of boat-fuel theft
Marco Island Sun Times Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:48 AM PST
The Marco Island Police Department would like to remind our boating neighbors to be pro-active in the prevention of the theft of fuel and other items... 

 Marine patrol taking applications
South Bend Tribune Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:49 AM PST
ST. JOSEPH -- The Berrien County Sheriff's Department Marine Division will be accepting applications for the 2012 boating season Dec. 1-31.

Boating Safety News: 

Oregon Inlet boaters: Shoaling still a Problem.
Injury Board Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:03 AM PST
It likely doesnt come as a surprise to boaters familiar with the Oregon Inlet : shoaling is again causing serious problems for travel in and out of the inlet. On Thursday of last week, the Coast Guard issued a press release warning boaters of dangerous conditions at Oregon Inlet, particularly near the center of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. According to the press release, the Army Corps of

Coast Guard closes 3 river bars in Oregon and Washington
Salem Statesman Journal Fri, 25 Nov 2011 04:21 AM PST
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) The Coast Guard has closed several river bars in Oregon and Washington to all vessels because of hazardous weather. Coast Guard officials in Seattle and Astoria, Ore., said Thursday they are closing the bars at Quillayute (KWIL-uh-yoot) River and Grays Harbor in Washington as well as the Columbia River. Any request to transit the bars during the closure must be approved by the .

Dangers behind the helm
Brisbane Times Thu, 24 Nov 2011 23:08 PM PST
Coroner calls for tougher boat licencing tests after inquiry into Moreton Bay boating collision which killed four people. 

 Weak controls in place' before raft deaths
The Courier Mail Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:05 PM PST
A WHITEWATER rafting company had weak controls in place to manage the risk of collisions like the one that killed two students. 

 Boat Association Gathers Group of 14 Advisors for Annual Debate -Fields, Flynn ...
The new appointees include: Captain Mike Fields, President, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). A Boating Law Administrator with the Kentucky Division of Law Enforcement, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Capt.


Jetty collision kills boater
Lumina News
23 that the three boaters were in a 20-foot Sea Hunt vessel. Petty Officer 1 st Class Gregory France said the "rock" the vessel struck was Wrightsville's south jetty. Steven Keebler of the National Weather Service's Wilmington office said weather and .

 Tampa Bay boater falls overboard, dies
Anthony George Loveridge, 42, was operating this boat and was not wearing a life jacket when he was ejected about 10:30 am, according to Fish and Wildlife officials. By A commercial fisherman was killed this morning near Joes Island when he was ..


Coast Guard searches for missing mariner
Saipan Tribune Thu, 24 Nov 2011 06:11 AM PST
HONOLULU-A Coast Guard aircrew piloting an HC-130 Hercules is searching for a man aboard a missing seven-foot aluminum skiff in the vicinity of Betio Island, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, Tuesday.

Boating Accidents:

Windblown sailboat causes small oil spill in Bellingham Bay
Bellingham Herald
22, after a leaking sailboat washed ashore in Bellingham Bay. The boat washed up on the beach at the Cornwall Avenue Landfill cleanup site north of Boulevard Park, along with another sailboat that had no fuel on board. Both likely broke free from their

3 men rescued from Storm Lake after boat capsizes
Chicago Tribune
AP Sioux City television station KTIV reports ( that the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office was notified about a problem off Bel Air Beach shortly before 2:30 pm Wednesday. Officers saw three men clinging to their boat about 250 ...

  Boat smash highlights facilities Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:14 PM PST
The dangers of Broomeâs âthird worldâ boating facilities have been highlighted by an experienced boater who narrowly escaped a fatal accident when his head was smashed open while he was retrieving his vessel at Entrance Point. 

 Lost Dutch Sailor Rescued Off Brazilian Coast
Fox News
In a statement posted on its website, the air force says one of its maritime patrol planes spotted Albert Deschipper and his sailboat the "Rolleman" on Tuesday 195 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Friday's statement noted that the Dutch Consulate 

 Grand jury indicts Tomball man for alleged boating intoxication
Magnolia Potpourri Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:43 AM PST
A Montgomery County grand jury indicted a Tomball man Tuesday for allegedly boating while intoxicated back in July. 

 US tourist in critical condition in Cayman Islands
AP via Yahoo! News Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:02 AM PST
A 16-year-old girl from New York state is in critical condition after a jet ski collided with the banana boat on which she was riding in the Cayman Islands

 Merchant ships rescue man near Bermuda
WGMD Radio
Crewmembers aboard two merchant ships responded to the Coast Guard's call for assistance to medevac a Canadian man reportedly experiencing signs of a heart attack aboard his sailboat 170 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast 

 Cuba repatriates three shipwrecked US sailors
HAVANA — Cuba has repatriated three Americans picked up recently in Cuban territorial waters after their sailboat ran aground, diplomatic sources said Friday. "We can confirm the handover and return of three people," a spokeswoman for the US Interests

 Man Rescued From Tipped Sailboat On Creve Coeur Lake - KTVI
The Pattonvillle Fire Department rescued a man from Creve Coeur Lake Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Boating News:

 Wildwood Crest limits boat storage on private property
Press of Atlantic City
In addition, the ordinance requires that “no more than one motorboat or sailboat, and two personal watercrafts, shall be permitted to be stored on private property.” The ordinance also allows for “no more than one empty boat trailer and two empty

 Safe boating grants dock In Lake, Cuyahoga counties
The News-Herald Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:20 PM PST
Grants are once again flowing into Northeast Ohio for a boater-funded grant project dedicated to safer seas for recreational sailors. 

Rafters stare at job loss via Yahoo! India News Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:00 PM PST
"When we first took up the matter, the then NHPC official (at Rambi) had spoken about introducing boating in lieu of rafting. An alternative source of livelihood must be found for the people living off rafting," he said.

Park's Primary Use: Water Access
Police Cove Park's primary use should be for access to the Barrington River for boating and other active recreation, according to a Patch poll. By William Rupp Police Cove was the site of the Barrington Police Station for many decades

 USA. Boat Association gathers 14 advisors for Annual Debate
BYM News (press release)
A panel of 14 distinguished national boating leaders that serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States ( got a close up primer on how the national boat owners group works on local issues when the BoatUS

 Restricted motorized boat access due to drought
Anahuac Progress
The US Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) will be closing all motorized boat access to the Middleton Tract Waterfowl Hunt Area on Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, and the Central Unit Waterfowl Hunt Area on McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge due to .

Boating Safety News:

 Cold weather, short days add risk to boating during winter in New Jersey
Press of Atlantic City
A boater from Florida died Dec. 23, 2010, when his charter boat, the 65-foot Sea Wolf, sank in heavy seas in the Delaware Bay. "We don't see many tourists out there now. It's usually the die-hard fishermen," Petty Officer Cindy Oldham said.

 Coast Guard crew honoured for tornado response
Sarnia Observer
The Canadian Coast Guard crew of the Cape Discovery, Goderich, has received special commendation for their work in rescuing a boater on Aug. 21. Pictured are Jana Lorbetski of Sarnia, Jason Johnson, Spurrell and Enda O Kelly. Absent is Brad Kearley,

 Maui Policy Committee Urges Review of State Boating Law
Maui Now
By Wendy Osher The Maui Council's Policy Committee unanimously recommended adoption of a resolution yesterday, urging review and strengthening of the state boating law and related rules. The resolution comes in direct response to a July 31st incident

Boater Education:

Community Calendar | Nov. 25-Dec. 31
Bainbridge Island Review
10 at the Bainbridge Island Commons, 402 Brien Dr. This eight-hour course is for the new boater, those thinking of buying a boat and for boaters who want/need the Boater's Education Card. Topics covered include chart reading, chart plotting and knot .


Gadsden County boater found in Lake Talquin
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
The body of Jimmie Donaldson Jr., 34, was found in Lake Talquin today said Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ulysses Jenkins. A dive team from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ..

 3 hunters capsize in Lake Erie, 1 dead
FOX Toledo Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:51 PM PST
A boat carrying three men who were duck hunting in the rain along Lake Erie in Morin Point capsized, sending all three into the water, fire officials tell FOX Toledo News. Two of the hunters made it to shore safely. Firefighters pulled the third boater out of water

 Boater killed after boat hits rocks near Masonboro Inlet
WWAY NewsChannel 3
A coroner arrived on the scene and pronounced the boater dead. No names have been released so far. Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, ..

 Two killed in fishing boat fire
The Japan Times Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:45 AM PST
Two people were killed and two others remain missing after an 18-ton fishing boat caught fire in the Pacific southeast of Tokyo, Japan Coast Guard officials said Wednesday. A coast guard airplane spotted the tuna trawler Koei Maru, with a crew of two Japanese and three Indonesians, in flames about 180 km east-northeast of Hachijo Island after 2 p.m. Tuesday, the officials said. 

 Fisherman dies in Tampa Bay boating accident
Bradenton Herald Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:06 AM PST
MANATEE -- A 42-year-old man was killed in a boating accident in Tampa Bay on Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

 Person killed in boating accident on Wrightsville Beach
WECT 6 Wilmington Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:51 PM PST
A person is dead after a boating accident on Wrightsville Beach.


8 fishermen missing in Cagayan Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:38 AM PST
MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Coast Guard is conducting a search for 8 fishermen reportedly missing off the coast of Fuga island and Calayan in Cagayan

Boating Accidents:

Witnesses describe jet ski crash horror Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:03 AM PST
A MAN who witnessed a jet ski crash on the Swan River that partially severed a young manâs leg described seeing blood in the water. 

 Injured jet ski rider did not have valid licence
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:19 PM PST
The owner of one of the jet skis involved in a crash that resulted in a man's leg being amputated has given evidence at a trial of the man accused of causing the collision. 

 Team NZ bowman suffers injury in Ocean Race
Stuff Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:57 PM PST
Team New Zealand bowman Mike Pammenter lost a front tooth and cut his face in another dramatic day of action in the round the world yacht race.

 Broken mast forces Puma out of Volvo race
Independent Tue, 22 Nov 2011 02:38 AM PST
And then there were three. The American yacht Puma became the third of the original six to have officially retired from leg one of the Volvo round the world race after becoming the second to suffer a broken mast. 

Yacht parts stuck on reef
Caymanian Compass
Another four fuel tanks washed up over the weekend in the Camana Bay and Yacht Club area. A private contractor was brought in to try and pump out the fuel from the craft and clean up the rest of the fuel as best possible. “The Harbour House [Marina] ...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News: 

Boaters making waves as stewards of the seashore
Pensacola News Journal
Boaters gather in a cove between Sand Island and Fort McRee at the mouth of Pensacola Pass. New restrictions could prevent boaters from coming near the shore along the Gulf Islands National Seashore in an effort to protect seagrass beds. ...

State Chooses Boater's Guide Cover Contest Winner
“The pristine waters of Connecticut provide outstanding recreational opportunities for boaters,” DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette said in the release. “The artwork that will become the cover of next year's Boating Guide illustrates the ..

 Vallejo floats idea of charging fee at city's boat launch
Vallejo Times-Herald
In a report to the Vallejo City Council last week, Public Works maintenance superintendent John Cerini suggested a potential $2-per-launch boating fee, or an unlimited launch pass for $25 a year. In an interview, Cerini said city staff members are in ...

 Testing Demonstrates Gevoâs Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend is Superior to E15 Fuel for Boaters
Business Wire Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:37 AM PST
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) just released a report evaluating isobutanol, provided by Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), that shows great promise for it as a petroleum blendstock for the boating industry. Over the summer, NMMA conducted two tests, an emissions test and a product test, to evaluate the effects of butanol-blended fuels in a harsh 

 Robots Attempting Longest Ever Unmanned Sailing Voyage
redOrbit Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:16 AM PST
A quartet of robots set out last week on a 300-plus day journey that will take them 33,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean -- the longest voyage ever attempted by an unmanned sailing craft, according to various reports. BBC News reported last Friday that the four robots, which were created by an American company called Liquid Robotics, departed from the St. Francis Yacht Club in San ..

 Testing Demonstrates Gevo's Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend is Superior to E15 Fuel ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The project aimed to determine if isobutanol could be a better alternative to ethanol blends for the boating industry. NMMA President Thom Dammrich says of the NMMA and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) isobutanol research, "We are pleased with ...

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard raffle raises $10K to support lake safety
The Conroe Courier Sat, 19 Nov 2011 21:15 PM PST
A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary fundraiser will promote boat safety on Lake Conroe.

 Safe boating grants dock In Lake, Cuyahoga counties
The News-Herald Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:58 AM PST
Grants are once again flowing into Northeast Ohio for a boater-funded grant project dedicated to safer seas for recreational sailors

Boater Education:

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to conduct safe boating classes
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:36 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 47 will conducting a two-day safe boating course on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.


Natalie Wood death: Detectives talked to owner of yacht
Los Angeles Times
The owner of the Splendour, the yacht on which Natalie Wood died during a Thanksgiving weekend cruise with husband Robert Wagner and costar Christophe Walken, said he knew for several weeks that authorities were probing the case. ...

 Parasailing death sparks investigation
UPI Sat, 19 Nov 2011 12:50 PM PST
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it was investigating the death of a woman who fell into the water while parasailing in Caribbean

 Boater Missing in Gadsden County - SLIDE SHOW
WCTV Tallahassee Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:03 AM PST
The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says Florida Fish and Wildife and the Leon County Sheriff's dive team are searching for a missing boater, Jimmie Donaldson, Jr

Police continue investigation into fatal boat crash
ABC Online
By Jo Skinner Police are continuing an investigation as to whether speed was a factor in a fatal boating crash on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. A 41-year-old man from Upper Caboolture died on Friday night when a four-metre aluminium tinnie crashed into 

One person dead after fishing boat capsizes off NB
HALIFAX — A 45-year-old man is dead but his 10-year-old son survived after a fishing boat capsized in the Bay of Fundy off southwestern New Brunswick on the weekend. The RCMP said Sunday that the father and son from L'Etang were forced to abandon 

 Korean feared dead in Misamis jet ski accident
InterAksyon Mon, 21 Nov 2011 01:19 AM PST
A weekend outing of Koreans at the beach turned tragic when one of their compatriots went missing, with police fearing the Korean may have drowned after falling off his jet ski last Sunday

 Father dies in boating incident off L'Etang
Times & Transcript Mon, 21 Nov 2011 02:21 AM PST
Officials from the Transportation Safety Board are investigating the circumstances surrounding a boating accident in southwestern New Brunswick on Saturday that resulted in the death of a 45-year-old man

Boating Accidents:

26-Foot Sailboat Runs Aground
At 9:13 am, police received a report that a man in a 26' sailboat had run aground near Naugus Avenue. The man aboard was reportedly trying to navigate using his jib only and didn't have an outboard on the sailboat. The newly appointed Harbormaster was ...

 Coast Guard rescues two after skiff fails off Sitka
Anchorage Daily News Sat, 19 Nov 2011 18:24 PM PST
A rescue helicopter plucked two men from water in Southeast Alaska after their boat capsized Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard said. 

 Boat capsizes in East Bay, Coast Guard rescues 3
ABC 13 Houston Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:49 PM PST
A catamaran capsized Saturday in East Bay and the people onboard were unable to put on their life jackets, officials said 

 3 rescued after boat capsizes in Galveston
Houston Chronicle Sat, 19 Nov 2011 16:41 PM PST
3 rescued after boat capsizes in Galveston HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 06:24 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2011 Coast Guard authorities rescued three people after their boat capsized in Galveston's East Bay Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

 Car Pulled from Squamscott River After Boating Mishap
By Jason Claffey The Exeter Fire Department and Al's Automotive teamed up to drag a small car out of the Squamscott River this morning after it slipped in the water when a man was trying to load a boat trailer. The mishap occurred shortly after 8 am at ...

 Coast Guard makes three rescues in one night
Local 10 Miami Sun, 20 Nov 2011 08:32 AM PST
An unusually busy day in the Key West Coast Guard sector after two boats sank and another need towed to shore. Things started after 5:30 p.m. Saturday night when the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket received a mayday call from a boat taking on water 34 miles west of Key West. When the crew arrived at that scene, one person was on top of the capsized boat and another was in a nearby life raft. Less

Trial after man loses leg from jet ski crash
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:53 PM PST
A 35-year-old man accused of causing a jet ski crash which resulted in another man losing his leg is standing trial in the Perth Magistrate's Court.  

 Authorities arrest man rescued from overturned boat 200 yards from Sunshine Skyway
St. Petersburg Times Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:57 AM PST
By Marissa Lang, Times Staff Writer Monday, November 21, 2011 ST. PETERSBURG â A 49-year-old man was arrested after being pulled from the water Monday morning when his boat capsized about 200 yards away from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier, officials said. Roger V. Deal, 49, who was said to be in good condition after a local Coast Guard rescue team pulled him from the water, had an .

 Coast Guard medevacs 1 from Lake Borgne
WDSU New Orleans Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:02 AM PST
The Coast Guard has rescued a 65-year-old man from his personal boat in the Biloxi Marsh on Lake Borgne.

 Coast Guard rescues man near Sunshine Skyway bridge
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Mon, 21 Nov 2011 06:56 AM PST
The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Monday morning. A search was started after a report of a capsized boat was called in.