Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, August 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Hot dog! Seattle gets its first floating food truck
The Seattle Times
Chris Rice (bartender at Ethan Stowell's upcoming Rione Xlll) and Emma Schwartzman (an alum of The Corson Building and Boat Street Cafe, as well as Stowell's restaurants) are operating "Summer Dog," a hot dog boat most commonly found on the water .

 Caution on lake urged around breeding grebes
The Lake County Record-Bee Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:51 AM PDT
LAKE COUNTY -- Boaters and watercraft users should take extra caution around breeding grebes on Clear Lake this summer. 

 The bipartisan importance of recreational boating
The recreational boating industry contributes a staggering $72 billion in economic impact to the United States annually. That's an estimated 350000 direct American jobs. What's more, approximately 83 million adult Americans went boating last year.

 Boat Talk: Stay within state guidelines with a rundown on vessel registration
In response to a question of where an unregistered boat may be used, Lt. Tim Robson of the DNR's Plainwell Operations Service Center pointed me to Section 324.80122 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. “Except as otherwise ...

 Italian yacht owners move to Malta to avoid new taxes
Malta Independent Online
Italy's super rich luxury yacht owners are reported to be leaving Italian ports in droves in the wake of a tax crackdown and inspections by the Italian authorities. With Italian public debt at some €2 trillion, Italy is cracking down on rampant tax ...

Boating Safety News:

 Is the PCOC enough training for new boaters?
Miller said the Canadian Coast Guard strongly recommends that boaters take a proper boating course that provides training in things like boat handling, navigation, charting and other highly relevant, highly useful topics. There is an all-too-common ...

 Bridge security zones set up during RNC
WTSP 10 News
Tampa, Florida - If you have a tall sailboat and are thinking of going out on the water during the Republican National Convention, be prepared because a number of bay area bridges will not open during certain hours of the event. The Coast Guard 

 Vancouver man drowns Wednesday in Swift Reservoir
The Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:23 PM PDT
A Vancouver man drowned Wednesday afternoon following a boating mishap at Swift Reservoir in the upper Lewis River, according to the Skamania County Sheriffâs Office. 

 Waterfowlers and boater safety
Lancaster Online Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:17 PM PDT
Pennsylvania's 2011-12 waterfowl hunting season kicks off Sept. 1, with the opening of the early Canada goose season.And starting with that opener, waterfowl hunters of all stripes will take to their boats for yet another season.As the agency responsible for enforcing boating safety laws in Pennsylv...

Remote-control 'lifeguards' are the next wave in rescues
Everett Herald Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:52 AM PDT
A remote-controlled, battery-powered lifesaving device sits on Old Town Beach in Westerly, R.I. on Aug. 8. The device, called EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) is a small watercraft fitted with a flotation device.  

Huntington Notebook: Cuthbertson Testifies Before NY Senate on Boating Safety
Cuthbertson Testifies Before NYS Senate on Boating Safety. Councilman Mark Cuthbertson testified before the New York State Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee on Aug. 8 to examine Boating Safety the day after the Boating Safety ...
Sheriff: 'You Can Help Prevent Intoxicated Boating'
Designate a sober boat operator prior to boating. Bring non-alcoholic beverages on board the boat. If you dock, remember to designate a sober operator prior to re-boarding the boat. As a passanger, make it clear that your safety is important and you do ...


 Vancouver man drowns Wednesday in Swift Reservoir
The Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:23 PM PDT
A Vancouver man drowned Wednesday afternoon following a boating mishap at Swift Reservoir in the upper Lewis River, according to the Skamania County Sheriffs Office. 

Police find Ridgewood man dead in water, friend charged
Police find Ridgewood man dead in water, friend charged. Photo by Christina Santucci. Authorities charged a man with boating while intoxicated after his friend was found dead in the waters off East Rockaway. By Steve Mosco. TimesLedger Newspapers 

Boater faces homicide charge in lake collision
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a boater involved in a deadly crash on Lake Lanier who now faces homicide charges. The Times of Gainesville reports that a Hall County grand jury indicted Paul J. Bennett of Cumming in connection with ...

Captain in South Florida fatal parasailing accident had valid license ...
The operator of the boat involved in a fatal parasailing accident in Pompano Beach Wednesday had a valid captain's license, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Friday. Casey Fuller, 28, received his license in April 2011, even though he had a criminal

Boy dies from injuries after lightning strikes sailboat off Minnesota Point
Duluth News Tribune
Life Link III takes off from Sky Harbor Airport on Saturday after getting directions to respond to a report of eight people injured when a 26-foot sailboat was struck by lightning near the Superior entry. A 9-year-old boy was administered CPR until ...

Conway man killed in boating accident on Waccamaw
Erie Times-News Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:14 AM PDT
A Conway man is dead and two others injured after a boating accident on the Waccamaw River. WBTW reported ( that Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the victim as 23-year-old Brandon Stevens of Conway. Preliminary autopsy results show Stevens died as a result of head injuries

  One dead, two injured from boating accident in Horry Co.
WMBF News Myrtle Beach Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:13 PM PDT
One person is dead Saturday evening after a boating accident on Cox Ferry Lake. 

Ladson man loses life in boating accident
Berkeley Independent
As the boaters struggled with the anchor, the boat began to fill with water from the waves, and the water “washed them all out,” Salisbury said. “They were about 100 yards away from the (Pinopolis) dam, and they were able to make it over to the dam.”  

Updated: Woman Missing After 50-Foot Boat Sinks Off Fishers Island
The Coast Guard and several local fire departments including a four-person dive team from Westerly is searching the waters off of Fishers Island for the missing female who was part of group of people trapped when a boat overturned north of Fishers .

 Boater drowns while swimming in Utah Lake
The Salt Lake Tribune Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:09 PM PDT
Boater drowns while swimming in Utah Lake By Erin Alberty The Salt Lake Tribune Published Aug 19, 2012 10:09PM MDT A 36-year-old boater drowned while swimming in Utah Lake on Sunday night. The Salt Lake County man was with a group of friends who took a boat onto Utah Lake at about 7 p.m. near the American Fork boat harbor, said Utah County sheriffâs Sgt. Spencer Cannon. The boat quit about one .


Ludington boat missing
Ludington Daily News Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:15 PM PDT
A boat missing from Ludington since 6 a.m. Thursday has been the subject of an extensive search ovrenight. The U.S. Coast Guard, Mason County Sheriff, Manistee County Sheriff and Grant Township Fire Department are involved in the search.

Man missing in Anderson Lake
Whistler Question
Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said in a press release Whistler Pemberton RCMP were notified at 5:55 p.m. that the 26-year-old was missing and had been boating 15 km north of D'arcy on the east shore of Anderson Lake at the time. Witnesses said the male ...

 Missing boater search on McKellar Lake
WMCTV Memphis Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:52 PM PDT
Around 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon a report about a missing boater was made with the Memphis Fire Department.

Boating Accidents:

Five rescued from sinking yacht
A hand-held radio proved "invaluable" for a group of five friends who were winched to safety from their sinking yacht in a dramatic sea rescue this morning. The men, who are of Hong Kong and Taiwanese descent, were on their 11m wooden yacht, Stager,

 Paddleboaters pull girls, 11 and 7, from the Hudson River after dad's jet ski capsizes
The Journal News Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:46 AM PDT
Two paddleboaters rescued two girls last night after the Jet Ski they were riding with their father capsized on the Hudson River, police said. A Westchester County police marine unit that was patrolling nearby helped the father to shore, said Lt. 

 Sailboat blown into Grafton shoreline
Northumberland Today
The 46-foot sailboat Morse Code of Love owned by Anthony Seta made an unexpected stop along the shores of Grafton early Friday morning. Seta, from Toronto was on his way back, when the engine quit. The south wind eventually blew the vessel onto the .

 Coast Guard Rescues Two Capsize Victims Off Cape May
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
The Coast Guard rescued two people treading water near Cape May Friday after the sailboat they were on capsized. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Cape May, N.J., interview two survivors from a capsized catamaran at Station Cape May.(U.S. Coast 

 12-year-old boy injured in water ski crash
Brainerd Dispatch Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:15 PM PDT
12-year-old boy injured in water ski crash BACKUS - A 12-year-old Seattle boy was in fair condition Friday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale after a boating incident that occurred Aug. 12 on Lake Ponto near Backus. 

 Woman Loses Left Foot In Freak Boating Accident
CBS Sacramento Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:08 PM PDT
A boating accident left a woman without a foot, but she's not letting the freak accident ruin her life. 

 Woman injured after jet ski collision
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:59 PM PDT
A woman is hospitalized after two jet skis collided early Saturday evening on Caesar Creek Lake. State watercraft officers said that the woman and her boyfriend were on the lake when they collided. The woman was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown with a dislocated shoulder Officers said the boyfriend was not hurt.

Man, allegedly drunk, runs jet ski aground at Lake Shasta, deputies say
The Record Searchlight Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:34 AM PDT
A man was arrested Friday after he ran his jet ski aground near Morley Cove at Lake Shasta while piloting it under the influence, authorities said.

Sailboat stuck under Roosevelt Island Bridge
Emergency responders assist in the removal of a sailboat Aug. 4 from underneath the Roosevelt Island Bridge, which connects Long Island City to Roosevelt Avenue. According to the Breaking News Network, all of those aboard the boat were removed without ..

 Five rescued after rowboat overturns near Candlestick Point
The San Francisco Examiner Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:50 AM PDT
Five people were rescued from the water near Candlestick Point on Saturday after a rowboat capsized, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Two 12-year-olds were rowing near the point around 5 p.m. when their 5-foot boat began taking on water and sinking, Coast Guard spokesperson Mike Lutz said. Three adults on shore who saw the incident waded out to assist, but then were unable to get back to shore

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