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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Boating Safety Class Set For May 5
The Chattanoogan
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 16-07 Chattanooga, will provide a Boating Safely Class on Saturday, May 5. The class will be held at the US Coast Guard Station in Chattanooga at 3551 Old Harrison Pike. The class starts at 8 am and lasts until ...

Troop H to offer boater safety course
St. Joseph News-Press Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:48 PM PDT
As summer approaches, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is preparing for the boating season. On April 28, troopers will offer a boater safety certification course in order to operate any water vessel on Missouri waterways.

Troop H to offer boater safety course
News-Press Now
On April 28, troopers will offer a boater safety certification course in order to operate any water vessel on Missouri waterways. Trooper Mike Malone said the course will educate the public about Missouri lakes and rivers as well as certify

Boating knowledge becomes family affair for Closson clan
Fenceviewer Wed, 18 Apr 2012 06:18 AM PDT
TREMONT â In full uniform, 87-year-old Larry Closson, a retired Coast Guard Auxiliary member, awarded his great-grandson, 10-year-old lobsterman Jason Ward, a certificate of completion in the boating course that Mr. Closson has taught on Mount Desert Island for more than four decades. Since March of 1970, Mr. Closson has captained the 13-week adult education course called âboating skills and ...

 On the Water Special Boating Section: Coast Guard Auxiliary offers education, fun
Blaine Northern Light
“Our whole purpose is safe boating and educating the public,” Cordrey said, but there are many ways auxiliary members can do that, some on the water and some off. “There are a phenomenal number of different activities available to members,” Cordrey ...

Boating News:

Map-Maker Sees Hudson River From a Boater's Perspective
By Jessie Jafet It is called “The World's Most Complete Guide for Small Boaters to New York State's Upper and Mid-Hudson River Estuary” and for Hudson River lovers, boaters and artists alike, this new map is a real keepsake. Albany-based Bill Newman .

Volunteer boaters needed to help veterans at event
Fort Madison Daily Democrat
Organizers are making a special request to local boaters and fishermen to assist in hosting a veteran for a day of fishing on Sunday, June 3. Trophies will be awarded for the top teams and all participating warriors will receive tackle packets.

 Newport opens 'home' Maritime Center for visiting boaters
Designed for transient boaters, the aim is to provide the harbor amenities that visiting boaters need. The Armory, built in 1884, is located at 365 Thames St. The Maritime Center project has rehabilitated 8000 square feet of the building, ...

 Boaters give green light to anchoring rule
The proposed law apparently would not create hardships for cruising sailors or liveaboards, said Charmaine Smith Ladd, a Marathon resident who serves as executive director of the Boaters' Anchoring Rights and Responsibilities group.

ODNR funding for navigational aids in the area
The Daily Jeffersonian Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:05 AM PDT
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Watercraft announced it is awarding $38,000 to six entities including the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to obtain and place marine buoys, signs and other navigational aids on...

  Boaters, property owners face off at Irondequoit meeting
Penfield Post
A standing room only crowd that spilled into the Town Hall lobby, and even outside, came out for a public hearing on amendments to the town of Irondequoit's boats and boating law last night. By Linda Quinlan, staff writer After almost two hours, ...

Boating Safety News: 

Officials urge boating safety after crash
Shreveport Times
A boating tragedy that left a father and son dead this past weekend is a reminder that boat safety and activities in south Louisiana require special attention. Officials say boats and Jet Skis with powerful engines on lightweight hulls can be a recipe ...

 Man in fatal boating incident likely will avoid any jail time
Delmarva Now
Oglesby urged Purnell to make a statement to boaters who allow others to bow ride on their vessels, an offense he said is common in the waters throughout Maryland. The US Coast Guard lists it as one of the most likely ways for a person to get killed or ...

Booze ban on Peanut Island won't stop party on the water
A move to ban booze at a popular South Florida spot for boaters will do little to curb the party on water. Starting May 18, alcohol is off limits on Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, a decision made after years of complaints about rowdy behavior.

Applicants needed for Boating Advisory Commission
South Sound Business Examiner Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:18 PM PDT
The commission that advises Pierce County government on matters relating to boating conditions and safety is seeking new members. The Boating Advisory Commission has openings for volunteers who live in Pierce County. Members serve as an advisory board to the sheriff, the county executive and the County Council. The commission reviews county watercraft regulations and recommends amendments to ...

 New Boater-Assistance Company Opens on Grand Lake, OK - Grand Lake Towing ...
Tom Benton, two lifelong boaters, friends and well-known marine professionals on Oklahoma's Grand Lake, have started a new service that will be a boon to boaters who need a jumpstart, run out of fuel, have a mechanical breakdown or run aground.

 Now is the Time for NY's Marinas, Boaters & Anglers to Battle Hydrilla
By WBNG News Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) -- Marina operators, boaters and anglers are the front line for preventing the spread of Hydrilla verticillata, a nasty aquatic invasive plant, and now is the time to act says Cornell University Cooperative


Cause not yet determined in James River boating death
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:33 AM PDT
Charles Riggleman planned to spend Saturday afternoon fishing with his nephew on the James River. 

SFPD launches investigation into fatal Farallon yacht race crash
KTVU Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:52 PM PDT
San Francisco police detectives Tuesday launched their investigation into a fatal sailboat accident that claimed the lives of five crew members during the annual Full Crew Farallones Race. Authorities told KTVU they would begin interviewing witnesses on Tuesday. The islands are officially part of the City and County of San Francisco and the investigation is being handled the district attorney ..

 Olympia man goes missing on river rafting trip
KING5 Seattle Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:57 PM PDT
CHEHALIS, Wash. â Searchers are looking for an Olympia man last seen on the Chehalis River Saturday. The Lewis County Sheriffâs Office said Daniel Kuhn, 24, was taking part in the annual Pe Ell River Run between Pe Ell and Doty. Kuhn was rafting with several other people and was last seen on a small rubber raft in the Chehalis River near the Elk Creek Road Bridge around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Kuhn ...

 Man missing after boat sinks
Brisbane Times
A woman swims for three hours to make it to shore but a man is feared drowned after their boat capsized off the Gold Coast Tuesday night. A woman was forced to swim at least three hours to shore in darkness, and a man remains missing, after a freak .

 Boating victim's body found
Winnipeg Sun
Two men were boating from Bloodvein to Matheson Island around 2:30 pm Nov. 14, 2011 when the boat hit a reef and flipped. (Google Maps) A 66-year-old man who disappeared after a boating accident in November has been found dead.

Boating Accidents:

Stranded fisherman rescued
Pacific Daily News Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:01 PM PDT
After a lengthy search, a Navy helicopter found a missing fisherman and his stranded Jet Ski in the waters between Guam and Rota yesterday evening. 

 Police Reports: Boater Flees, Leaving Father and Son, 5, in the Water
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is trying to identify the boater who allegedly caused the accident and fled the scene. Police said the father and son were in a Jon flat bottom boat near the Lake Zoar boat ramp when ...

 Boaters rescued off Vilano Beach
Authorities rescued two boaters and a dog off the coast of Vilano Beach. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office received a call of a boater in distress around 9:30 on Monday night. Witnesses told authorities the boaters lost power and their boat faced ...

 2 rescued from capsized sailboat
Local 10
An Ocean Rescue lifeguard rescued marooned boater Ruth Ann Akroyd, 51, of Fort Lauderdale, on a Jet Ski. The other boater, Raymond Clayton, 48, was rescued by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department's marine unit.

 Two rescued off Fort Lauderdale after boat capsizes
Orlando Sentinel
(Sun Sentinel/Joe Cavaretta / Apr 16, 2012) A man and woman were plucked from choppy seas Monday afternoon after their sailboat capsized near Port Everglades Inlet. The 17-foot tri-hulled boat overturned and partially sank around noon offshore of the .

 1 person hurt in yacht fire along NE Marine Dr.
KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:37 PM PDT
PORTLAND - One person was hurt in a boat fire on the Columbia River Tuesday. Portland Fire & Rescue said the fire broke out on a 32-foot yacht that was close to fuel pumps at the Tyee Yacht Club on Northeast Marine Drive. One patient was treated for smoke inhalation and possible burns at the scene. Police also shut down Marine Drive to eastbound traffic at NE 33rd. 

 Chicago sailor rescued after boat capsizes -- again
Chicago Tribune
A Chicago sailor and a friend were plucked from Lake Michigan when their sailboat capsized off Montrose Harbor this afternoon -- almost exactly a year after he was rescued by his wife when a storm flipped the same boat during a birthday celebration.

1 comment:

  1. I am very sad when I am seeing this type of news that had ruined another family by this incident. This should be stopped and somebody might support them like the insurance company of Boat Insurance Ft Lauderdale. Something that they can depend on when it comes to boating


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