Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating News:

 Attacked rower finishes lake trek
RedEye Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:53 AM PDT
Chicago rowing coach and charity founder Jenn Gibbons finished her 1,500-mile rowing journey around the perimeter of Lake Michigan today, about a month after she was sexually assaulted in her boat during the trip. "Thank you for welcoming me to Chicago," a grinning Gibbons told dozens of supporters outside of the Chicago Yacht Club. Before she docked her boat, Gibbons took a moment to wave a ...

 Somalia: U.S. Court Jails Pirate for Life - 12 Times Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:35 AM PDT
[DOJ]Norfolk, Va -Mohammad Saaili Shibin, a/k/a "Khalif Ahmed Shibin," a/k/a "Shibin," the man convicted as the person in Somalia responsible for negotiating the ransom of an American yacht, the S/V Quest, and the Marida Marguerite, a German-owned vessel, was sentenced to 10 concurrent life sentences for piracy, two consecutive life sentences for the use of a rocket-propelled grenade/automatic ...

High probability of disturbing whales in Discovery Passage enough to convict boater
Campbell River Mirror Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:43 PM PDT
A boater charged with harassing a group of orca whales two years ago was found guilty on two charges in Campbell River provincial court 

Boating Safety Education/Classes:

 Boating classes offered by Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron
Bellevue Reporter
The Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron will offer a number of boating classes on the Eastside. A seven-week America's Boating Course will be from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Newport Yacht Club, 81 Skagit Key, Bellevue. An all-day America's Boating Course will ..

Boating course to be held in Madisonville
St. Tammany News Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:16 PM PDT
A boating and safety course will be held at the Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, on Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lake Pontchartrain Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadron, is hosting the class. 

Boating Safety:

 Mother makes coastal station plea
BBC News Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:03 AM PDT
The mother of a man whose life was saved at sea on Saturday claims people will die if Malin Head Irish Coast Guard station is closed down. 

John Flaiz Memorial Tournament
KHQA Tri-States Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:47 AM PDT
Later this month marks the one year anniversary of a tragic boating accident on the Mississippi. John Flaiz is still missing from the accident

Students Distribute Boating Safety Brochures in Wantagh to Honor Fallen Friend
Students from Bowling Green School in the East Meadow School District handed out boating safety materials on a boat ramp at Wantagh Park this past Satuirday to honor their classmate Harlie Treanor. Treanor was killed on July 4 when the boat she was on ..

 New Jersey boaters asked to take saltwater survey
Trade Only Today
New Jersey saltwater boaters are invited to go online and map their boating routes this summer to help researchers better understand boating activity in the Northeast. Information gathered from the open online mapping program will supplement data being ..

No changes on Echo Lake boating rules
Whitefish Pilot Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:02 AM PDT
Fish, Wildlife & Parks fielded many calls and questions with respect to high water on Echo Lake and the possibility of restricting it to a no-wake zone. 

Water wrecks a concern on Lake Gaston
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:29 AM PDT
Two watercraft wrecks resulting in injuries to teenagers on Lake Gaston have brought the spotlight to water safety this week

Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:15 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN 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. 


Aussie faces court over US jet ski death
BigPond News Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:02 AM PDT
An Australian man will face a US court today, charged over the accidental jet-ski death of a 16-yr-old girl.  

 Man dies after tubing, jet ski mishap
KTVB Boise Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:36 AM PDT
SALEM, Ore. -- A man died Sunday after he was pulled into rocks on the Willamette River on an inner tube towed by a jet ski driven by his brother. Rescue crews were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. to Wallace Marine Park in West Salem, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Enrique Salinas, 38, of Salem, died at the scene, police said. He was at the park for a family outing. The brother was .

 Woman Drowns In Prince William Sound Boating Accident
Alaska Public Radio Network Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:25 AM PDT
A boat with five people aboard sank after hitting a rock in Prince William Sound Sounday. A man and three children were rescued by the Coast Guard but a woman drowned. She is identified as Cathleen Powell. The 32-foot craft hit the rock off Crafton Island outside Eshamy Lagoon. 

$1M bond for man charged in boys boating death
Chicago Sun-Times Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:09 AM PDT
Bond was set at $1 million Tuesday for a northwest suburban man charged with having cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of a tubing accident on the Chain of Lakes that left a 10-year-old boy dead. David Hatyina, 50, of Bartlett, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence causing death, according to Lake County States Attorneys office. Antonio Borcia ..

Officials identify man killed in boating accident
San Francisco Chronicle
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Flathead County have released the name of an 80-year-old Kalispell man who drowned in a weekend boating accident on the North Fork of the Flathead River. Undersheriff Dave Leib says Raymond Abbott was floating ...

 St. Marys police, GBI investigating boat that burned Monday morning in North River
Florida Times-Union
The charred skeletal remains of one person was found aboard a boat that burned Monday morning in the North River in St. Marys as police tried to determine Tuesday the whereabouts of the boat's owner and two others. The St. Marys Fire Department and ...

Massive search under way for potential missing boater
Greenwich Time Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:40 AM PDT
Rescue crews from several communities are searching the Housatonic River for a woman who may have gone overboard in a boat, officials said. 

Woman killed while parasailing in Pompano Beach when harness fails
Kathleen Miskell, 28, fell 150 to 200 feet into the water, said Pompano Beach spokeswoman Sandra King. Stephen Miskell was safely reeled into the boat. Kathleen Miskell was found face down in the water and was pulled into the parasailing boat where CPR ...

 Australia's boat asylum seekers solution looks eerily to the past
The Guardian (blog)
And Australians are still chilled by images of a boat that disintegrated off the coast of Christmas Island in December 2010, killing about 50 people. After the second June boat disaster this year, parliament sat into the night trying to legislate its .

Man missing after boat burned in St. Marys, wanted his divorce set aside to ...
Florida Times-Union
BRUNSWICK, GA. | A medical examiner concluded Wednesday the charred skeletal remains found aboard a boat that burned in St. Marys Monday morning were those of two people, and the ex-husband of the woman who lived on the boat has been named .

Boating Accidents:

Navy rescues Israeli yacht sinking off Lebanon shores
Drama at sea: An Israeli yacht experienced distress while in international waters off the shores of Lebanon, Monday night, and had to be towed by the Israeli Navy. According to available details, the "Odelia," carrying six Israelis including a mother ...

Yacht overturns in race
Whitsunday Times
TWO yachtsmen competing in Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week were treated for minor injuries today (Tuesday) after their vessel capsized in waters off Airlie Beach. Six people were aboard the Whitsunday catamaran 'Cynophobe' when it overturned .

Wind Point man accused of giving police false information on missing boater
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wind Point - A 44-year-old man who told Wind Point police that he was knocked out of a boat about 3 a.m. Monday by a large wave and that another man was still in the boat has been arrested on suspicion of giving false information to police, the Racine ...

 Seven rescued after sailboat sinks off Kaena Point
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The yacht's captain reported that the sailboat began taking on water at about 12:40 a.m. while sailing to Oahu after a weekend race to Kauai. The Cowabunga was returning to Oahu after participating in Friday's Kauai Channel Race from Kaneohe Yacht Club ..

 Family rescued by DNR, Coast Guard
The Michigan City News-Dispatch Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:50 AM PDT
MICHIGAN CITY - Heavy waves and 20-25 mile per hour winds on Lake Michigan created a hazardous situation for a family on a personal water craft Sunday afternoon, necessitating a quick rescue by Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers and the U.S. Coast Guard

 Another boat sinks at Augusta marina
The Augusta Chronicle Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:02 PM PDT
Augusta Marina officials were scrambling to raise a sinking houseboat Monday, the third such incident in as many months on Augusta's riverfront.Mike Stacy, who operates the marina under a contract with the Augusta Ports Authority, said the 25-foot vessel was spotted half-submerged around 3 p.m. 

 Syosset man charged with drunken boating
A Syosset man, 51, was arrested and charged with boating while intoxicated Monday after Bay Constable John Schmidt of the Town of Oyster Bay stopped his boat for excessive speed in a Massapequa canal, a town spokeswoman said. Douglas Mandresh ..

 Drunk boater is busted
The Tri-City News
North Vancouver RCMP said they received a call at 7 p.m. Sunday after four intoxicated males threatened another boater. As the group left the marina, they hit two other boats, causing minimal damage. The RCMP patrol vessel conducted an immediate ...

Drunk AB boater leaves passengers on island
Sun News Network
EDMONTON — A northeastern Alberta man is facing impaired boating charges after leaving a group of people stranded on an island, Mounties said. Lac La Biche RCMP say the group had set out on the water north of the hamlet July 14 for a day of recreation.

40-foot boat catches fire in Canton marina
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Units responded to the marina in the 2500 block of Boston Street, which has slips for purchase and rent, about 3:40 p.m. and isolated the boat in the water to prevent the fire from jumping to other boats nearby, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire 

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