Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, April 30, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 News Item of the Day: Don't try this at home, or anywhere else!

 Man allegedly tries to flee Coast Guard on Jet Ski-style watercraft at Fort Pierce Inlet
Indian River Press Journal Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:06 AM PDT
FORT PIERCE INLET â Two allegedly reckless watercraft operators put boaters and manatees at risk at the Fort Pierce Inlet on Sunday afternoon, then one led the U.S. Coast Guard on a high-speed chase, according to a police arrest report

Boater Education:

 Boating: What to do if your vessel runs aground
The News-Press
Sign up for America's Boating Course taught monthly by the Cape Coral Power Squadron and become a better and safer boater. The squadron is located at 917 Southeast 49th Terrace. Office hours are 9 am to noon Monday through Saturday.

Boating safety class offered
Eastern Shore News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:44 AM PDT
MACHIPONGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02 will be teaching a boat safety course on Monday, April 30, Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo. 

Safe boating class offered
Amity Observer Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:39 PM PDT
WEST HAVEN â U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-11 is offering a one-day safe boating and personal watercraft course on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Boating Safety News:

Boating: What to do if your vessel runs aground
The News-Press Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:18 PM PDT
Most boaters have run aground in their boating travels. The waters in Southwest Florida are generally shallow. 

King County to Boaters: Avoid Data Buoys on Lakes Washington
By Patch Staff Mercer Island families enjoy boating and swimming in the inviting waters of Lake Washington. A King County environmental monitoring buoy on Lake Washington had to undergo extensive repairs recently after it was struck by a boat in broad ...

 Town Issues Warning On Boating and Speeding
With summer approaching, the Town of Oyster Bay issued a warning to boaters this week, saying speeding will not be tolerated on town waters. “Speeding is not only a leading cause of serious injury to boaters and personal watercraft operators and ...

 Despite recent tragedies, boat accidents in Pacific Ocean are rare
Los Angeles Times
Two weeks ago, five died when their 38-foot boat was swamped by two waves near the Farallon Islands, 27 miles from San Francisco. And now, four crew members are believed to have been killed when their 37-foot-boat disappeared Saturday on a race between ..

 Coast Guard patrols for security, safety on Koocanusa
KPAX Missoula Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:14 AM PDT
EUREKA- You don't expect to see the Coast Guard in Montana, but as attention to border security and boating safety increases it might become a more frequent sight. 

 Maryland boating deaths rose significantly in 2011
The Frederick News-Post Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:27 AM PDT
ANNAPOLIS - Boating deaths in Maryland last year were nearly double the average annual number recorded by the Department of Natural Resources in the past decade, and unusually warm weather could be a major reason for the jump 

 Have a Safe Boating Season
Before you head out, don't forget your boat registration card and a fire extinguisher, just in case. The Boating Safety Resource Center says there are about 4600 boating accidents every year in the US, with more than 600 deaths, 3000 injuries, ...

 2012 American Boating Congress a success for recreational boating
Boating Industry
WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2012 –The 2012 American Boating Congress marked another successful year on Capitol Hill for the recreational boating industry. With 165 in attendance, conducting 187 Hill visits, the event highlighted important policy issues


3 dead, 1 missing in mishap during California yacht race
Fox News
April 27, 2012: Boats tack for position before the start of the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's Newport to Ensenada yacht race.AP Three crew members of a sailboat were found dead and a fourth was missing Saturday after their yacht ran into trouble 

Collision suspected in yacht mishap that killed 3
Fox News
LOS ANGELES – A yacht racing off the coasts of California and Mexico apparently collided with a much larger vessel, killing three crew members and leaving one missing, a sailing organization said early Sunday. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association was ...

Yacht deaths: Other vessels sought in mishap that killed 4
Los Angeles Times Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:03 PM PDT
Maritime investigators were attempting Monday to track down vessels that were in the waters off San Diego when a 37-foot sloop competing in the Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race disappeared in the dark Saturday. All four sailors aboard the Aegean were lost...

Jet ski accident leaves one teen dead, another injured
The Brownsville Herald Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:26 PM PDT
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND â A 13-year-old boy was killed and his 17-year-old brother injured Saturday evening when the Jet Ski-type watercraft they were on collided with a 19-foot fishing boat, according to an Island press release. 

  Man Dies in Lower Gauley River
WVVA Bluefield Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:53 AM PDT
FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA)--- A man has died while rafting in the Lower New River yesterday afternoon. 45-year-old Darrin Rennee of Chesapeake Virginia fell from a raft in the "Lower Mash" rapid while rafting

 Body of missing Onalaska boater is found
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:49 PM PDT
Eau Claire - Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin have recovered the body of a 50-year-old Onalaska man who had been missing on Red Cedar Lake for more than three weeks.

Boating Accidents:

 Police rescue adrift boater in Richardson Bay
Sausalito police rescued an adrift boater who nearly crashed onto rocks near Belvedere Thursday night, police said. The boater, Michael Lee, told police he had run out of fuel just off of Schoonmaker Point Marina. The strong winds and outgoing tide .

 Woman severely injured in boating accident
The Meridian Star Sun, 29 Apr 2012 04:05 AM PDT
MERIDIAN â A Clarke County woman was in serious condition Saturday after a freak accident on Archusa Lake in Quitman almost severed her arm. 

 Woman almost loses her foot in boating accident
Hemel Gazette
A WOMAN suffered the holiday from hell when a boating accident in Israel left her foot 'hanging off'. Jane Beirne, of Bayford Close in Hemel Hempstead, fell off a pontoon and needed surgery costing thousands to repair the injury.

Coast Guard Rescues 6 Off SE Alabama Coast
WTVY Dothan Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:05 AM PDT
A Coast Guard cutter was launched from Mobile, Ala., about 50 miles to the northwest, while a 45-foot-response boat was dispatched from Pensacola, Fla. 

Fishing boat sinks
LATEST: A search and rescue operation is under way near Doubtful Sound after a boat reportedly sunk. Inspector Lane Todd, of Invercargill police, said it was believed a boat had gone down off Secretary Island, near Doubtful Sound.

Boating News:

  Boater rescues pilot after plane crash
Coast Guard officials say a boater rescued the pilot of an aircraft that crashed into water near Port Canaveral. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dwayne Matthews told Florida Today ( the boater was in the area Saturday afternoon ...

 Nestor Ramos: We call this boating?
I admit that I'm no boater. But I do understand the allure of the open water on a beautiful day and the wind in what's left of my hair. What I don't understand is the apparently powerful desire to tie your boat to several other boats and stand huddled ...

 DEEP: Your Art Could be on the Cover of the 2013 Boaters Guide
By Caitlin Marquis According to the press release, the competition is asking for works featuring "boating or water scenes in Connecticut" that have been completed within the last three years. Digital images of the submissions must be entered online by 

 Soon, Downriver party hot spot Sugar Island will be off-limits to boaters
Detroit Free Press
Boaters used to docking their boats and spreading their towels on the white, sandy beaches of Sugar Island, a 30-acre parcel in the lower Detroit River, will see a surprise there this summer: "No trespassing" signs. The Detroit International Wildlife .

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boater Education:

 Power Squadron offers two-day boating course
Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 27 Apr 2012 05:42 AM PDT
PORT CLINTON -- The Port Clinton Power Squadron is offering a two-day ABC3 Public Boating course from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 and 12 at the Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 East Harbor Road. 

Boating safety class offered
Eastern Shore News Sat, 28 Apr 2012 01:42 AM PDT
MACHIPONGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02 will be teaching a boat safety course on Monday, April 30, Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo.  

Marblehead Sail & Power Squadron: Avoid boating hazards
Marblehead Reporter Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Here's an opportunity for boaters to expand their knowledge of local waters.

 Boating safety class offered
Delmarva Daily Times
The course is designed for the average boater and will cover such topics as: the various types and features of boats; trailering, safe fueling and basic maintenance; the rules of navigation and finding your way on the water; loading, operating, ...

 Dutchess County Sheriff's Department offering boater safety courses
YNN Hudson Valley
For those looking to refresh on boating basics or to learn them in the first place, the Dutchess County Sheriff's office is holding a series of New York State boater's safety courses. The course is mandated for jet skiers age fourteen and up, ...

Boating Safety News:

Yacht racing off Californian coast suspended
Yacht racing off the coast of northern California has been suspended by the US Coast Guard following an accident that killed five people west of San Francisco earlier this month. Laura Munoz, executive director of the Yacht Racing Association of San

 Soapbox: Safe boating on Monterey Bay depends on knowledge
The Salinas Californian
The purpose of this week is to remind the public of boating's inherent dangers and that there is much that the individual boater can do to minimize the danger. The reality is that anyone can buy a boat. And, anyone can take a boat out onto the water 

 Safe fun on the water
Burlington Hawk Eye
Preventing, or at least managing, those on-the-water moments often is a matter of following well-established guidelines, as well as boating laws, said Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator in the law enforcement bureau of 

 Three safety tips for the spring fishing and boating season
Smith Mountain Eagle
Anglers and boaters are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, but some may be forgetting that cold waters still lurk beneath the keel. Here's three easy safety tips from that will help you get safely through the spring ...

 Jet-ski service a real lifesaver in Kingston
Leader Community Newspapers Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:36 PM PDT
THE Kingston Rescue Water Craft service, which patrolled Mentone and Frankston this season, saved 22 lives. 

Boating Deaths Rose Significantly in 2011
Southern Maryland Online
Normally, most accidents, injuries and fatalities occur during the summer months, often peaking in July, when the water is warm and there are many more recreational boaters. But accidents can occur at all times of the year, and last year's warmer than ...

Maryland Boating Deaths Rose Significantly in 2011
The Chestertown Spy
Boating deaths in Maryland last year were nearly double the average annual number recorded by the Department of Natural Resources in the past decade, and unusually warm weather could be a major reason for the jump. From 2001 to 2010, the average number ...


 ID of body found in river Saturday released
Stillwater Gazette Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:48 AM PDT
The identity of a White Bear Lake man who died in an apparent boating accident on the St. Croix River over the weekend was released Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. 

 Hebron man dies after boating accident
Journal Inquirer Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:42 AM PDT
A Hebron man died Wednesday from injuries he received during a boating accident in Union on Saturday, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said. 

Man's body found in Stockton Harbor
Bangor Daily News
The owner of a sailboat moored in Stockton Harbor in Stockton Springs was found dead on the shore early Friday morning. The man, whose name is not being released, is believed to have fallen into the water Thursday night while climbing from a skiff into ...

Boating Accidents:

 91-foot tour boat burns at Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal
KBOI-TV Boise Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:33 AM PDT
A 91-foot tour boat went up in flames early Friday at Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal. The Coast Guard says no one was injured, and Seattle firefighters prevented flames from spreading to other vessels. 

Two boats destroyed by fire off Captiva Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:44 PM PDT
Two boats that caught fire off Captiva Saturday evening are a total loss, according to Capitva Fire District reports on the incident. One of the vessels, a houseboat, sank about 500 feet offshore. The second, a powerboat, drifted into mangroves where it remains awaiting to be towed away.  

 Danger and damages high in houseboat fire
Lake Powell Chronicle Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:30 PM PDT
PAGE â The Page Fire Department was dispatched to the All Seasons Boat and Mini Storage at 9:15 a.m. April 18. Fire officials said they could see black smoke reaching about 300 feet into the air from the station. 

 Missing boater rescued from Taunton River, headed to hospital
Fall River Herald News
By Anonymous Emergency workers pulled a man from the Taunton River Friday evening near Bicentennial Park after a boating mishap. Police and fire personnel had been searching for the man for about 45 minutes. He was initially in the water north of ...

 Missing river kayaker is found safe
Lancaster Online Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:51 PM PDT
Rescue workers from Lancaster and York counties searched the Susquehanna River for a missing kayaker Friday night. They found the boater safe and sound. According to radio dispatches, a woman called 911 around 9 p.m. to report that her sister was missing. The two had been kayaking together, the woma...

 Feedback: Fort Drum Soldier Saves Boater's Life
WWNY - WNYF Watertown Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:15 PM PDT
A Fort Drum soldier was in the right place at the right time and saved the life of a boater in Redwood earlier this month. 

Archusa Boating Accident
WTOK-TV Meridian Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:12 AM PDT
A Saturday morning boating accident has reportedly resulted in serious injuries. 

Portland man who injured two people with out-of-control watercraft gets 45 days in jail
The Oregonian Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:16 PM PDT
Didur, 21, was riding the watercraft dangerously close to shore at North Fork Reservoir on the Clackamas River when the vehicle became airborne, hit a woman sitting on a dock and injured a 12-year-old girl. 

 Boat accident injures four
Baltimore Sun
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun A 34-foot boat carrying 10 people hit an unlit channel marker in the Severn River near the Route 450 bridge about 3 am Saturday, injuring four, police said. Cpl. Steve Stauffer of the Maryland Department of Natural ...

 Charter boat runs aground, six assisted
HATTERAS, NC (WAVY) - The Coast Guard assisted six people off a 46-foot charter boat that ran aground in Hatteras Inlet Saturday morning. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report of an aground vessel, the Nancy K, around 6:45 am that had eight

Boating News:

Compromises on boat laws sought in Irondequoit
Town officials met Thursday with boaters and residents to work toward a compromise on proposed boating laws that have put those groups at odds. “There's clearly a problem, and we want to address it,” said Councilman Paul Marasco.

 State fines 3 watercraft guides
Key West Citizen Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:13 PM PDT
State wildlife officers cited tour guides with three watersports companies this week after allegedly catching them conducting personal watercraft tours in federal wildlife refuges, which is... read more 

Invasive-species boating bill advances
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The bill affecting boaters gives the Department of Natural Resources authority to establish inspection stations near water accesses; boat inspections would be mandatory at those sites. Minnesota's 800000 boaters would be required to pass a course on .

California man makes deal to keep antique boat in yard
Fox News
A Southern California man who's been restoring a 72-foot antique boat in his side yard has reached a settlement with Newport Beach, just as the city's nuisance suit was set to go to trial Monday. Dennis Holland said Saturday that city officials agreed ...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education: - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:44 AM PDT
HYDABURG - Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a one day Emergency Drill Conductor course on May 5 at the Hydaburg School. The course begins at 8 a.m. This course meets the Coast Guard requirements for commercial fishing vessels. 

 Sturgeon Bay: Coast Guard offering boat safety classes
Door County Advocate Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:08 AM PDT
The local Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla will have three Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource boating safety classes this spring on Saturday in Luxemburg, on May 5 in Sturgeon Bay and on June 9 in Sister Bay. The course materials cover boating terminology and safe boat handling including personal watercraft, paddling sports, federal and state regulations and aids to navigation. A DNR warden .

 Waterman offers boating safety course
Press & Sun-Bulletin Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:11 AM PDT
The Press & Sun-Bulletin is offering free access to its eNewspaper through 6 a.m. - 7:29 am

Safe boating course slated
Shreveport Times
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sgt. Travis Huval conducts a safe boating class in Baton Rouge last year. A similar class will be held May 12 at the Bossier City Academy Sports + Outdoors store. / Special to The Times In celebration of ...

Boating Safety News:

Law enforcement tip of the week
Newport News-Times Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:11 PM PDT
Beginning in 2010, it became mandatory for all Oregon boaters 12-15 years of age to possess a boater education card when operating power boats greater than 10 horsepower. This law went into effect in 1999 and was implemented in phases over the following decade. 

 Coast Guard boating safety lessons at Bucksport underscored by recent tragedies
Bangor Daily News
Jewett Elementary School kindergartners (from left) Elizabeth Rainey, Maureen Tyne, Tristan Davis and Guinevere Berry get to sit behind the controls of a 26-foot US Coast Guard boat on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, as part of a boating safety

 Boaters, keep an eye out for saltwater survey
This May, 60000 boat owners in the Northeast will receive invitations to participate in a boat season survey that will document popular recreational saltwater boating routes and activities, including boaters' contribution to state economies.

 Yacht accident survivor wants more focus on safety
Seattle Post Intelligencer
A girl tosses flowers from a boat into the water, during a memorial flotilla for five sailors who were killed in a yacht race last weekend, in Belvedere, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2012. Nearly a hundred boats from throughout the Bay area took part in .

 ACE Marine Facilities Group Offers New Electrical Safety Tips for Marina ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PHILADELPHIA, Apr 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the 2012 boating season at full speed or in preparation for upcoming activity in many parts of the country, it's essential for marina and yacht club owners and operators to recognize the importance of ... Lima, OH News Weather SportsBoating Safety
Your Hometown Lima Stations Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:35 PM PDT
Boating season came a little early due to the nice weather so far this year and the Division of Watercraft wants to make sure everyone is safe on the waterways in Ohio. There are a few reminders for boaters that get out on state park waters. 

 Three Spring Boating Safety Tips
WFN: World Fishing Network
In many parts of the country, anglers and boaters are taking advantage of the unusually warm weather, but some may be forgetting that cold waters still lurk beneath the keel. Here are three easy safety tips from BoatUS that will help get you safely


Wardens find body of missing boater in northern Aroostook County
Bangor Daily News Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:45 PM PDT
Cpl. Mike Joy (left) and Wardens Bruce Loring and Mike Pierre (in the water) during Tuesday's Blake Lake search. 

Tiburon survivor gives account of yacht tragedy
San Jose Mercury News
By Will Jason, Marin Independent Journal The wave that struck the yacht Low Speed Chase near the Farallon Islands and ultimately killed five crew members was "unlike anything I've ever seen outside of big-wave surf videos," survivor Bryan Chong said ...

No criminal negligence in fatal grounding of yacht on island off San Francisco ...
Washington Post
The 38-foot sailboat was hit by waves while rounding the island during a race on April 14. Seven of the Low Speed Chase's eight crew members fell into the chilly Pacific Ocean. One was found dead later that day and four remain missing at sea.

Rescue Officials Find Body of Pasadena Boater
By Kaitlyn Carr The Anne Arundel County Fire Department along with the US Coast Guard found the body of Pasadena boater. Maya T. Prabhu The body of a 43-year-old Pasadena boater was found late Tuesday night by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department ...

 Maurice man indicted in White Lake fisherman's death
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:21 PM PDT
A Maurice man is in jail after a grand jury issued a murder indictment in the case of a boater who was found dead after a three-day search of White Lake last year. 

 Missing boaters body recovered
ABC2 News
Crews at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore command center received a call at about 6:30 pm, Tuesday, from someone reporting a boater overdue aboard a 14-foot sailboat. The report said that the boater usually makes local sailing trips returning before sunset 

 Hebron man dies in boating accident
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:05 AM PDT
A Hebron man has died from injuries he sustained during a boating accident on Mashapaug Pond over the weekend. 

 Body of missing rafter found in Salmon River
KXLY-TV Spokane Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:28 AM PDT
The body of a central Idaho man who went missing in a weekend rafting accident on the Salmon River has been recovered more than 6 miles downstream from where the raft struck a submerged log.

Settlement reached in drowning rescue suit in NH
CONCORD, NH—The children of a Vermont woman who drowned while being transported by a New Hampshire-based airboat rescue squad have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the squad, the boat's manufacturer and the town of Springfield,


 Coast Guard searches for missing Mt. Pleasant boater
Florence Morning News Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:43 PM PDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater 16-miles east of Charleston, Tuesday. Missing is Ronald Fowler, 36 from Mt. Pleasant. 

Search for boater off Newport coast
FOX Providence Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:34 PM PDT
Officials believe the 48-year-old man fell off the Boston bound tugboat around about nine miles off the coast of Newport. 

Boater reported missing on Lake Shasta
By Record Searchlight staff The Shasta County Sheriff's Boating Safety Unit is looking for a missing boater on Lake Shasta this morning. The person missing is described as a 61-year-old white man who was last seen in a 13-foot-aluminum fishing boat, ..

Boating Accidents:

 Firefighters Rescue Boater At Eastern Point Beach
Acting Fire Captain Ray Hart said an emergency call came in at about 8 pm about a boater in distress. Hart said the boater was drifting, came within about 50 feet of the rocks and called for help from his cell phone. The original plan was to have the ...

 Two Boys Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes
WBAL Radio
Steve Fermier and AP The Coast Guard has rescued two boys after their 14-foot sailboat capsized off the coast of Little Cove Point near Lusby. A crew from the Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes responded after seeing the capsized boat about 4 pm Tuesday.

Couple and grandaughter rescued after boat capsizes
KVAL Eugene Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:04 PM PDT
The Lane County Sheriff's Office was called out to Monday night to search for a Springfield area couple and their granddaughter who went missing while boating on the McKenzie river.  

 Quick response contains boat fire on Lake Union
Fire crews responded to the scene, in the 2400 block of Westlake Ave North, at about 1:05 am after receiving 911 calls reporting flames the back end of a sailboat moored on Lake Union. The first units on the scene found flames shooting from a 45-foot ...

 Coast Guard Helps to Free Sailboat
9&10 News Cadillac Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:58 AM PDT
The Coast Guard helped to free a sailboat and her crew after they became stuck in the St. Mary's River. It happened last night, the boat ran aground around midnight near Johnson's Point. The crew sent 

Yacht ran aground
Isle of Wight County Press Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:19 AM PDT
AN RNLI lifeboat was called out yesterday (Wednesday) to help a yacht stuck in the mud. 

Boating News:

 New invasive species sticker required on all Minn. boats
Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 25 Apr 2012 03:56 AM PDT
There's one more item on the to-do list for Minnesota boaters as they prepare to head to the lakes and rivers - a new law requires all watercraft to have a sticker listing the rules for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. 

 Reminder To Boaters To Check For Mussels
Boaters who live in, or are traveling through, Denver, Grand Junction or Hot Sulphur Springs have access to advance inspections and decontamination facilities. Parks officials say it is important for boaters to take responsibility and get their boats 

 Abundant waters create boating opportunities
And when it comes to boating in the Rochester region, one merely needs to pick his or her head up to bump into water and some form of floating recreation. Boating was once the transportation mode that enabled exploration and development of upstate New ...

 'Boating Community' Gets Waiver from Local Law
By Timothy Rath Fifteen-year West Bloomfield resident Kathleen Budka said Tuesday that the Riding Club Home Owners Association is a "boating community." Residents of a self-described boating community that claimed they needed to be exempt from township ...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Boater education required
Star Beacon Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:17 AM PDT
The mild winter and lack of frozen waterways has produced a rare sight for Ohio in mid-March â fishermen in boats chasing walleyes on Lake Erie. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary Plans Boating Safety Classes
Oswego County Today Tue, 24 Apr 2012 04:21 AM PDT
The Oswego US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering two boating safety courses. One on May 5 at Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St., Fulton. And, one on May 19 at Sandy Pond Sportsman Association, 3201 County Route 15, Sandy Creek. Continue reading

 Boating safety class set for April 28; to be held in Berryville
Carroll County News
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 55 of Shell Knob, Mo., will provide a Boating Safely Class on Saturday, April 28. The class will be held at the Community Center, 601 Doctor Spurlin Circle, Berryville. The class starts at 8 am and lasts until

Boating Safety News:

Spring boating risky
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:55 AM PDT
PORT CLINTON -- The resolve to fish, no matter what weather conditions are, can be a dangerous trait in some boaters, a watercraft officer said. 

Knowledge buoyed by safety course
The Auburn Citizen Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:17 PM PDT
AUBURN | It was anchors aweigh Sunday at Cayuga Community College where a dozen would-be sailors attending a boating safety course. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary learns how to handle flares
WINK TV Southwest Florida Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:39 AM PDT
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Boaters are required to have flares on board their vessels as a safety precaution. But did you know, using a flare the wrong way can cause more damage than good? 


Yacht inquest told man may have fallen overboard
ABC Online
An inquest has that heard a man, who went missing from a yacht in Sydney in 2011, may have fallen overboard trying to fix an outboard motor. Retired engineer Michael Majkowski was last seen near Collaroy in Sydney's north.

Cops find jet ski victim's helmet-cam
Adelaide Now Sun, 22 Apr 2012 23:25 PM PDT
POLICE divers have found a helmet camera worn by a Victorian competitor killed in a jet ski crash during the Australian Watercross National Championships on the Gold Coast. 

Jet-ski champ was 'dead before he hit the water'
Brisbane Times Sun, 22 Apr 2012 18:49 PM PDT
The father of a 22-year-old Victorian man who died while competing in the national jet-ski championships in Queensland at the weekend says he is considering giving away the sport in the wake of his oldest son's death in the "freak accident"

 Jet boater dies on Waimakariri
A Christchurch man has died after becoming trapped inside an upturned jet boat on a North Canterbury river. Leslie Grant Stirling, 44, was dead by the time paramedics reached him on the Waimakariri River on Sunday evening. Senior Sergeant Mike McRandle ...

 Italian coast guard finds body of German tourist in Lake Garda, 2 others ...
Washington Post
ROME — Italian Coast Guard searchers on Monday found the body of one of three German tourists who went missing after they took a sailboat out on Lake Garda a few hours before a storm developed, authorities said. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cosimo Nicastro said ..

 Lincoln man, 56, dies in Seaford boating accident
Cape Gazette Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:16 AM PDT
A 56-year-old Lincoln man fell into the water and died April 21 while boating to a fishing tournament in Seaford. Robert M. Messick was riding in a boat on the Nanticoke River that slowed down as it approached the Route 13 bridge near Seaford, said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. As the boat slowed down, Rhodes said another boat ran into it ...

 Investigation into boating disappearance of Charles Kaplan of Solon: Whatever happened to ...?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Mon, 23 Apr 2012 02:36 AM PDT
Kaplan and his longtime companion, Pamela Holstein, were boating the weekend of Oct. 23, 2011, near Cedar Point. Family members last spoke to them about 5 p.m. that Saturday. Shortly after noon on Sunday, Cedar Point employees saw Kaplan's 36-foot Rinker powerboat smashed against a breakwall. 

 Idaho man missing after rafting accident
KIVI Boise Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:24 AM PDT
STANLEY, Idaho (AP) -- Officials in central Idaho are looking for a man who was thrown into the Salmon River after the raft he was in struck a partially submerged log over the weekend.

 Boat capsizes in Raritan Bay, killing one, while four are rescued from the water
The Star-Ledger -
So Gross steered his 41-foot sport fishing boat down the Arthur Kill, figuring the sheltered waterway separating the island's west shore from New Jersey would provide a more relaxing return voyage. After emerging from the kill into Raritan Bay, 

Wardens searching for missing boater in Blake Lake
Bangor Daily News
... Fisheries and Wildlife, two people went into the water after the small boat capsized and one man made it to shore and reported his companion was missing. Officials did not release the names of the boaters involved or the time the accident occurred.

Wardens find body of missing boater in northern Aroostook County
Bangor Daily News
EAGLE LAKE, Maine — Warden divers recovered the body of an Eagle Lake fisherman Tuesday after he was reported missing in a boating accident Monday night. Ronald Toussaint, 57, was found in 14 feet of water at 9:50 am Tuesday in Blake Lake near the

Boating Accidents:

 Coast Guard rescues 10 from burning fishing boat
(AP) - With the horrors of a deadly shooting rampage still a fresh memory, some students at a California Christian college on Monday will resume attending classes in a building where sevenMore >> The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and 

 FWC officers rescue woman on jet ski
WTSP-TV Tampa Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:46 PM PDT
An Ohio woman unfamiliar with Tampa Bay got stuck while jet skiing on the Alafia River and had to be rescued, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

 Boater found alive in lagoon
Stockton Record
By The Record STOCKTON — A boater who fell into the water thwarted searchers for a half-hour Saturday night before Stockton Fire's water rescue found him alive in an unlikely spot. People at Tiki Lagun resort reported around 8:50 pm Saturday that a ..

 Rescuers called to Missouri River to aid boater
(AP) - Rescue crews were called to the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, to help a boater who'd fallen overboard. WOWT-TV reports ( ) the man fell out of his craft just after 5 pm Saturday and was struggling in

 Three boaters feared missing off Hernando County located
St. Petersburg Times Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:20 AM PDT
Times staff Monday, April 23, 2012 HERNANDO BEACH â After a miscommunication, a brief search for three boaters presumed missing ended Monday morning after they were determined to be safe and not in distress. One of the men's mothers had called the Coast Guard on Sunday at about 10 p.m. The agency was told they were supposed to return about 5 p.m. But the men weren't missing and had not planned 

Disabled veterans involved in boating accident
Marshall County Tribune-Courier Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:18 AM PDT
GILBERTSVILLE â Members of the Marshall County Rescue Squad and East Marshall Fire Department responded to an overturned boat in the Moors area on Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m. 

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 Annapolis Sailor Makes History
WBAL Radio
An Annapolis man has become the first person to circumnavigate the Americas in a sailboat, by himself. WBAL's Jim Russ has this tale of the sea. An Annapolis man has done something no other sailor has ever done. WBAL's Jim Russ tells us about the first ...

 New invasive species sticker required on all Minn. boats
Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:26 AM PDT
There's one more item on the to-do list for Minnesota boaters as they prepare to head to the lakes and rivers - a new law requires all watercraft to have a sticker listing the rules for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. 

 'No wake' zone coming to Anclote River following death of boater
ABC Action News
The Vietnam veteran spends his time helping boaters going out from Anclote River Park. "Giving them advice on tide, winds, currents. Just in general the safety." He says the biggest problem in this channel on the Pasco-Pinellas line is boaters and jet ..