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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water June 22-24

Marine Law Enforcement: 'Zero Tolerance' for Intoxicated Boaters
State EnCon Police will step up enforcement activities this weekend in order to nab those who may be boating under the influence.

Operation Dry Water enforcing boating under the influence laws ...
What: Annual national campaign to educate boaters about risks of boating under ... Officers might stop a boater who is operating recklessly, getting in the path of .

Operation Dry Water has safety message for boaters
With the July 4th holiday just over a week away, the Coast Guard wants boaters to be aware of the dangers of drinking while they're out in the water.

  Operation Dry Water this Weekend Will Strongly Enforce BUI Laws
Marine law enforcement officers will be on patrol and on the lookout for boaters driving while under the influence nationwide this weekend during “Operation Dry

 DUI limit applies to boaters
Delmarva Daily Times
OCEAN CITY -- Drinking and driving a boat is no less a crime in the eyes of the law than getting behind the wheel of a car after a few cocktails.

 Lake Murray crackdown nets more drunken boaters
The State
More than two dozen boaters face charges of operating watercraft on Lake Murray while intoxicated that stem from a crackdown on recklessness.

Impaired boating in Ohio ranked third worst
Middletown Journal Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:30 PM PDT
Ohio is stepping up patrols with a focus on impaired boating after tying for third nationally last year in alcohol-related boating accidents as the stateâs watercraft registrations reached an all-time high.The Ohio Department of Natural Resourcesâ Division of Watercraft will join units throughout the nation this weekend in Operation Dry Water, which will increase or concentrate patrols in  

Boating Safety News:

 Ottawa County Boating and Water Safety Day a hit
The annual event filled a portion of the parking lot for Yacht Basin Marina, 1862 Ottawa Beach Road in Park Township, with people and water-related attractions.

 Police commend teenager for bravery in helping boater
The Sudbury Star Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:05 PM PDT
A 17-year-old girl who is a trained lifeguard quite possibly saved a man's life Saturday afternoon. Greater Sudbury Police Service received a 911 call at 5:06 p.m. that a boat an older man and his dog were in had capsized on Norman Beach on the Vermillion River in Capreol.[...

 Boating: How safe a boater are you?
The News-Press
The Cape Coral Power Squadron is the largest of the more than 400 squadrons that comprise the United States Power Squadrons, with more than 4000 ...

Boater Education:

 Calendar: Week of June 24
The Oregonian Sat, 23 Jun 2012 06:13 AM PDT
All programs free, unless noted. Boating Boating class: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary class leading to boater education card. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7. Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, Astoria. $15. Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class and exam, 9:30 a.m...

 'Knot' ical fun; Summer sailing camp teaches independence
Port Arthur News Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:24 AM PDT
Evei Shipley, 6, and Lilei Shipley, 10, sail a boat during Port Arthur Yacht Club's Sailing Camp on Pleasure Island on Friday. Morgan Jones/ The News 

Improve Your Boating Safety Knowledge
New England Science & Sailing offers course in Stonington on Saturday June 28.


 Minnesota man dies during regatta on Wis lake
Bemidji Pioneer
TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man has died after he was thrown from his sailboat during a regatta on a Wisconsin lake.

 UPDATED: Man drowns at Lake Shasta after falling from houseboat
The Record Searchlight Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:22 PM PDT
A 30-year-old man drowned overnight in the Ycotti Cove area of Lake Shasta. 

 Rescuers Search For Person Following Boating Collision Off L.I.âs Southern Coast
CBS New York Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:46 AM PDT
The Coast Guard said that the crash happened at about 4:50 a.m. on Saturday in the Great South Bay, just west of the Robert Moses Causeway near West Islip. One person fell off the recreational vessel and disappeared. 

 Divers Find Body Of Missing Boater Involved In Crash Off Long Island Saturday
WPIX 11 New York Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:53 PM PDT
Police Charge Another With Boating While Intoxicated It took more than eight hours but they finally found him. 

Woman killed, baby hurt in Saudi yacht fire
Emirates 24/7
An old Saudi woman was killed and a baby boy was injured when a commercial yacht taking a number of people on a short voyage caught fire off the western .

LPD mourns loss of officer in boating accident
KATC 3 Lafayette Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:28 AM PDT
On June 23, 2012, Corporal Joel Grayson, a 5 ½ year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department, was boating in Livingston Parish when he was killed in an accident. The incident is being investigated by agents with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agency. Corporal Grayson was assigned as a member of the Lafayette Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit and an operator on the LPD S.W.A.T ...


Millionaire missing after empty yacht washes ashore
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WLS) - Florida millionaire and philanthropist Guma Aguiar is missing after his yacht washed ashore with the ignition running and ...

 Woman missing after boat capsizes is Harmony Township woman ...
The Express Times -
Friends say Lane Alden is the woman who went missing after the boat capsized Saturday evening.

Boating Accidents:

 3 rescued from boat fire off the coast of Grays Harbor
FOX 12 Oregon Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:24 PM PDT
A boating trip off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington took a desperate turn Thursday after a yacht went up in flames about 20 miles from shore.  The three people on board the 52-foot recreational vessel Miss Kelly were rescued by the crew of a nearby fishing vessel, and later flown to safety by the U.S. Coast Guard. 

 Jet ski accident leaves two teens injured Saturday
Juneau Empire Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:23 PM PDT
Police say two 16-year-old girls were taken to the hospital after a jet skiing accident at Auke Lake Saturday afternoon. Juneau Police Department Sgt. David Wrightson said police responded to the 911 call at about 4:22 p.m.

 Jet ski and boat collide on Boone Lake, one taken to hospital
Bristol Herald Courier Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:00 PM PDT
Emergency crews took a man to the hospital Saturday night after his jet ski collided with a boat on Boone Lake. 

 Man burned in jet ski explosion on Potomac River
Washington Post Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:49 PM PDT
An unidentified man suffered burns Saturday afternoon when his jet ski exploded at Columbia Island Marina on the Potomac River, police said. The D.C. police harbor patrol arrived about 4:30 p.m., and found an adult male whose jet ski apparently exploded when he turned it on. The man was transported to a hospital for treatment. Read full article >> 

 Coast Guard rescues 12 from burning boat on Lake Havasu
Los Angeles Times Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:41 PM PDT
Twelve people were rescued Saturday on a burning boat on Lake Havasu by other boaters and a U.S. Coast Guard crew from San Diego that was in the area, officials said.

 Boating News:

 PWC advocates want bigger area
Key West Citizen Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:16 PM PDT
Personal watercraft tour operators are asking Florida Keys refuge managers to open a large area off Key West to the controversial watercraft, which are now prohibited within the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. read more 

 All boat decals in Washington to expire June 30
Whidbey News Times Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:25 AM PDT
Island County Auditor Sheilah Crider reminds boaters to stay legal by keeping their registration up to date. Summer boating is right around the corner, and so is the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals. In Washington, all boat registrations expire on June 30. Boat registrations can be renewed online at the DOL website or in person at a neighborhood vehicle licensing ..

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