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Friday, July 27, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Coast Guard looking for fake distress caller
WBAL-TV Baltimore Thu, 26 Jul 2012 06:23 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is looking for help in trying to figure out who is responsible for making six false distress calls earlier this year.

Boating Safety Classes:

AGFC slates Boater's Ed course
Baxter Bulletin
AGFC slates Boater's Ed course. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct a Boating Education class tonight and Thursday...- 10:32 pm. Community Feature Photo. LATEST HEADLINES. Mark Keaton's Extension News: Leaf scorch is showing ..

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe-boating class Saturday
Sun-Sentinel Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:20 AM PDT
With summer here and water activities at a yearly high, what better time to take a safe-boating education class? 

Waterfronts: Speial boating courses offered
Ventura County Star
Two special boating courses — one concentrating on sailing — will be offered to the public, starting in September. The United States Power Squadron, in conjunction with the Ventura Sail and Power Squadron, will be presenting America's Boating Course and 

Boater course encouraged
Wichita Falls Times Record News Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00 PM PDT
State game wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education, which became effective last year. Launches New Hawaii Online Boating Safety Course
PRWeb Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:14 AM PDT
Students can get their Hawaii boating license by taking a state-approved online boater safety course at . (PRWeb July 26, 2012) Read the full story at 

Boaters can learn new skills with video series
Boating Industry
Subscribe to the YouTube Channel ( to view, and check out the new Editor's Choice list—a collection of videos from around the boating world. You can also learn about Lenny's perfect day on the water by watching the ...

 Boating safety classes offered
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Some of the topics presented will be boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely, and legal requirements. Register by July 30 to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35, with ...

Boating Safety News:

Jet Ski safety: How we can share the water?
KTXS Abilene Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:10 PM PDT
Whether you're riding or just plan on being in the same water, you'll need to know certain things about these powerful machines. 

Jet ski crashes renew concerns about water safety
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:31 PM PDT
Concerns about safety in the water have been raised recently after deadly crashes involving jet skis.

City Room: Ask About Boating in New York City
New York Times Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:00 AM PDT
Roland Lewis, the president and chief executive of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, is taking questions about boating in New York waterways. 

Beaver Lake temporarily closed to boats
Whitefish Pilot Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:59 AM PDT
A sign at Beaver Lake warns that the lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil. The area where the aquatic invasive plant was found near the boat launch has been cordoned off. The lake closed to watercraft last week as treatment began for the watermilfoil.

 Personal watercraft owners want access to more of Arcadia Lake
The Oklahoman Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:00 PM PDT
Personal watercraft owners want the Edmond City Council to change an ordinance to allow them to ride on all of Arcadia Lake during the weekdays when the lake isn't as busy. Council members will consider the ordinance amendment in August. 

Hawaii may soon adopt law requiring powerboat operator licenses
This rule would apply to such boaters of all ages 15 and over, and require those under 15 to be directly supervised by someone holding a valid certificate of completion. An exemption would be made for vessels powered with motors less than 10 horsepower

  Boaters Need to be Their Own Best Lifeguard - Seven Swimming Safety Tips
Boating and swimming go hand-in-hand, but unlike a public pool or beach, boaters can't count on a lifeguard to watch over them. As this summer's sweltering heat wave drives more boaters to dive into the deep blue, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety ..

 Stay Safe while Boating This Summer
Coast Guard statistics also show that operator error is the main cause of boating accidents, accounting for 70 percent of the 4500 tallied in 2011. A beerAlcohol is another contributing factor, cited in nearly one third of all boating deaths reported last year.

 New law requires young boaters to take course
Houston Chronicle Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:42 PM PDT
New law requires young boaters to take course Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:23 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012 A year after the Texas Legislature passed a law incrementally expanding the state's mandatory boater education requirement, state boating safety officials ...

 Has the Lake Become Dangerous?
Injury Board Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:06 AM PDT
Recreational activities on natural bodies of water pose unique safety risks and hazards. With scorching hot summer temperatures, getting out on a boat or jet ski with your family and loved ones can be a great way to spend an afternoon or weekend. But without proper safety precautions in place, a fun-filled afternoon can suddenly turn to disaster with lake injuries. That is what happened recently ... 

 Harbor tax fuels clash between boaters, county
Members of a group called Boaters for Dana Point Harbor are appealing property valuations used to calculate the possessory interest tax, which Orange County applies to private use of publicly owned property – in this case boat slips at the county-owned 

 Family's boat propellers call after tragedy
Surrey Advertiser Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:07 AM PDT
A STANWELL couple who lost their son in a boating accident hope their MP will back their campaign for legislation following a similar incident. 

Set a course for safety when out on the water Thu, 26 Jul 2012 03:05 AM PDT
Boating or the use of personal watercraft is a popular activity among personnel, but safety on the water must be a primary concern. From Fiscal Year 2007-2011, 42 Sailors and Marines drowned, with a majority of those incidents occurring during the months of May through September. 

ACE Recreational Marine Insurance Presents Top 10 Recreational Boating Tips ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
According to a release, with so many boaters enjoying the waterways, it is no surprise that nearly 4600 boating accidents were reported in 2011, with far more that go unreported each year. While the number of actual boating accidents decreased by 16 ...

 Wardens concerned over teen boaters
Port Arthur News Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:44 PM PDT
PORT ARTHUR â State Game Wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education according to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) officials. 

Harbor Patrol Unit inspecting boat safety equipment
Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:34 AM PDT
PORT CLINTON -- The Port Clinton Harbor Patrol Unit will conduct the Operation Safe Boating campaign. The focus is primarily on the boating safety equipment and the operation of boats in reference to wake violations. There have been numerous complaints about wake violations on the Portage River in the city.  

 Interest In Boating Safety Issues Spurred By Accident Claiming Three Lives
Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot
The parents of one of the three children who died in the boating accident, Victoria Gaines, age 8, appeared on the CBS Today Show with Matt Lauer on Friday, July 13 to talk about their daughter's death and their hope to make something good come out of the ..


 Missing boater on Lake Cherokee spurs exhaustive search
Longview News-Journal
LAKE CHEROKEE — Search and rescue teams from multiple agencies churned up more questions than answers Tuesday as an overnight search for a missing Lake Cherokee boater stretched into a second night. Kim Grounds, of Mount Enterprise, was ...

Officials find body of missing boater on Lake Lewisville
Pegasus News
Officials find body of missing boater on Lake Lewisville. by Heather M. Goodwin of Star Local News · Tweet · Email · Print; 0 Comments. This is the sixth drowning on Lake Lewisville this summer. On Tuesday, after a three-day search, officials found the body of ...

Sailboat adrift off Smith Island; sole occupant found dead
Port Townsend Leader
A sailboat with a single, deceased occupant was recovered off Smith Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca July 24. The 45-foot sailing vessel was brought to the Port Townsend Boat Haven by U.S. Coast Guard and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office boats.

911 tapes released in case of Pineview boater left to die
KSL Salt Lake City Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:12 PM PDT
The chilling 911 tapes have been released in the case of a woman who was severely injured in Pineview Reservoir by a boat's propeller and left to die. 

'Boat homicide' charge dismissed
BBC Glasgow Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:23 AM PDT
A man accused of killing a friend in a boating accident walks free after a judge rules there is insufficient evidence to convict him. 

Boater found dead after search in St. Augustine
First Coast News Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:10 PM PDT
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The body of a missing boater was found near the St. Augustine Inlet in the Salt Run area. 

 W. Pa. man drowns after falling off pontoon boat
Sacramento Bee
HARMARVILLE, Pa. -- The Allegheny County medical examiner says a man accidentally drowned after falling off a pontoon boat near Pittsburgh. The body of 31-year-old Michael Schultz, of Lower Burrell, was found Thursday, more than 12 hours after he fell ...

Boating Accidents:

  Boater rescued off Liberty State Park
The Star-Ledger -
A Rutherford boater who had launched from Liberty State Park in Jersey City was rescued by the U.S. Park Police this morning after his 15-foot sailboat capsized, the Daily News is reporting. Jonathan Kreger, 36, was clinging to the side of the overturned

 3 rescued from capsized sailboat on Long Island
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press. HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Police say they rescued three men after a strong gust of wind capsized their sailboat on the Long Island Sound. Suffolk County police were alerted by a man who observed the boat going over from his home Tuesday ...

3 rescued after wind capsizes sailboat
A Lloyd Harbor man saw the 23-foot Pierson sailboat capsize from the back yard of his Seacrest Drive home and called 911 and broadcast the incident on marine radio, police said. The boat had capsized about 6:30 p.m. 300 yards or so... Content Preview ...

  Sailboat destroyed by fire, skipper rescued near Spieden Island
Journal of the San Juan Islands
The skipper of a 25-foot sailboat was plucked out of shallow waters near Spieden Island and airlifted to safety after his boat caught fire and ran aground shortly after midnight on Monday, July 23. The 25-year-old man, who reportedly escaped the mishap 

 One Man Injured In Personal Watercraft Collision On Lake Brazos
KWTX-TV Waco Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:20 AM PDT
One man was taken to a local hospital after two personal watercraft collided Wednesday morning on Lake Brazos. 

 RCMP rescue six boaters on God's Lake
Police officers who were boating from God's River to God's Lake Narrows around 1 a.m. Monday saw a fire burning on an island in the middle of God's Lake, 40 kilometres north of God's Lake Narrows. The officers also saw people flicking lighters in the ...

8 persons rescued after sailboat overturns in Mobile Bay (Yesterday's News) (blog)
"Thrown into the waters of Mobile Bay when their sailboat hit a sandbar and overturned near Arlington, eight persons were rescued early Monday morning by Mr. and Mrs. George Connell, who reside in a houseboat nearby the scene of the accident

  Three Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes
Jamestown Post Journal
ASHVILLE - High winds and rough waters led to a sailboat becoming capsized Tuesday in the Bootey Bay area of Chautauqua Lake. At about 5 p.m. the Chautauqua County Navigation Patrol, along with the Chautauqua County Water Emergency Team

 Coast Guard rescues two jet skiers near Atlantic City
NBC40 South Jersey Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:19 AM PDT
ATLANTIC CITY -- United States Coast Guard crews rescued two jet skiers Wednesday, after their watercraft ran aground approximately three miles off Atlantic City. 

Tour Boat Passengers Rescue Capsized Sailboat Crew
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Two men have been rescued from the Mississippi River at Davenport by a passing tour boat after their sailboat capsized in a rapidly developing thunderstorm. The Quad City Times reports the men were pulled from the water by ...

Docked boat in flames in Oceanside
A boat went up in flames Friday afternoon in Oceanside, while docked in the back of an Illona Lane residence, police said. Reports of the fire came in around 2:25 p.m., and the luxury boat, a 2002 Viking, was fully engulfed in flames, Nassau County police ...

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