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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Classes:

USCG Auxiliary sets boating course
Delmarva Now
CRADDOCKVILLE -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02 Painter announces its summer boater education opportunity. The flotilla is offering its Boating Safety and Seamanship Course beginning July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Craddockville United Methodist ...

Boating Safety News:

State officials ask boaters to be wary of leatherback sea turtles
Sightings of leatherback sea turtles have been reported around Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Nantucket Sound, prompting state marine biologists to urge boaters and commercial fishermen to be on the lookout for this endangered species. Leatherback ...

Boating traffic restricted during Tampa convention
The U.S. Coast Guard will restrict boat traffic during the Republican National Convention in August.

 Officials warn people off Mississippi River sandbars
WAPT Jackson Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:02 AM PDT
Mississippi and Louisiana officials are telling people to say off sandbars that have appeared with the low-water levels along the Mississippi River. U.S. Coast Guard Master Chief Randy Merrick told the Natchez Democrat that differentiating between the bottom of the river and a recently exposed sandbar can prove costly for curious river viewers. Merrick said the sandbars just drop off at some ... 

Wear It! Oswego, NYS Parks to Hold Boating Safety Day at Wrightâs Landing Marina
Oswego County Today Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:23 AM PDT
The Wear It! Oswego campaign and New York State Parks will sponsor a Boating Safety Day on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Wrightâs Landing Marina in Oswego. Continue readin

Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:14 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercraft on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines. 

Letters: Toughen penalties for intoxication while boating or driving
The July 4 boating accident was indeed a tragedy, but requiring maximum capacity placards to be installed on boats won't solve the problem ["A push for boat rider limit," News, July 16]. We've been boating on Long Island for nearly 30 years and, like many


 Boater's body found, 2 Baytown brothers charged
Austin American-Statesman
Investigators say two brothers have been charged in an alleged hit-and-run boating accident in Southeast Texas that left a man dead.

 Man dies in boating accident
The Bristol Press Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:43 AM PDT
LYME (AP) â The man who died over the weekend when his personal watercraft hit a private dock on the Connecticut River has been identified as a 34-year-old Wolcott resident. 

 Teen girl dies in Redington Shores boating accident
REDINGTON SHORES —A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday after the inner tube she was riding in smacked into a dock at the Redington Shores Yacht and Tennis Club, authorities said.

 Reno man, 41, killed in Jet Ski accident at Boca Reservoir
Sierra Sun Wed, 18 Jul 2012 05:22 AM PDT
TRUCKEE, Calif. â A 41-year-old Reno man was killed in a Jet Ski accident Sunday afternoon at Boca Reservoir, an official has confirmed.

Boater dies after vessel capsizes
A southern Illinois man has died after the boat he was in capsized on the Ohio River.

  Body of Missing Boater Recovered from Bush River
The body of missing boater Kamhou Zairavong, 35, was recovered around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday after days of searching, according to a release from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police. The body was recovered from the Bush River near where ..

 Man dies after being pulled from central NY lake
Greenwich Time Wed, 18 Jul 2012 04:25 AM PDT
SPRINGPORT, N.Y. (AP) â Authorities say they're trying to determine the cause of death of 69-year-old man found floating in one of the Finger Lakes while boating with friends. 

FL Cheerleader Killed In Boating Accident
WFMY News 2
Pinellas Park, FL-- One teen is dead after friends and cheerleading teammates were boating unsafely in an Intercoastal waterway marina. The Rock Solid Allstars cheerleading team from Pinellas Park are a celebrated group of teenagers. Deviny Boese was a ...

Boating Accidents:

No injuries after boat collision off Delaware coast
Trade Only Today
Crewmembers at the Indian River Coast Guard Station heard a mayday call over VHF marine radio after the 41-foot sailboat Obsession collided with the 35-foot sportfishing boat Line Item. The Line Item, carrying six people, quickly began to take on water ...

Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat
United States Army (press release)
The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  Boat speeds through group of floaters on St. Clair River
The Voice Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:15 AM PDT
St. Clair County Sheriff's Marine Division deputies are looking for a blue and white boat with the name "Sinbad" or "Cinbad" lettered on its hull. The boat has eluded authorities who are searching for a watercraft that could have killed four young adults rafting on the St. Clair River over the holidays. 

 Ohio man injured Friday in Hilton Head watercraft crash
Island Packet Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:25 PM PDT
A 44-year-old Ohio man remains hospitalized after he was injured Friday when the rented personal wat 

 Wyoming game agency charges 6 boaters
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — Wardens from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have arrested six people recently on charges of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A person was arrested at Glendo Reservoir on a charge of operating a boat while under the ...

 Boater rescued off Point Judith
A 51-year-old man has been rescued from the waters off Point Judith after a Coast Guard search that began when his empty boat ran aground Tuesday night.

Four hurt in Jeffrey Reservoir boating accident
Lincoln Journal Star Wed, 18 Jul 2012 06:30 AM PDT
Four juveniles were injured Monday when two jet skis and a john boat collided on Jeffrey Reservoir.

Boat Crash on Lake Vermilion
Northland's News Center Wed, 18 Jul 2012 06:03 AM PDT
Lake Vermilion, MN - (Northland's Newscenter) A boating accident occurred in Wolf Bay on Lake Vermilion early Wednesday morning. 

Man rescued from Fall River's South Watuppa Pond after being thrown from personal watercraft
Fall River Herald News Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:06 PM PDT
A fortunate jet skier is walking upright after being dumped in the waters near Daveâs Beach in South Watuppa Pond Tuesday night.

Md. State Police Save Jet Ski Operators From Creek
CBS Baltimore Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:06 AM PDT
Two jet ski operators stranded in a Maryland creek have been rescued

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