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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Boat safety course offered in Millville
Daily Journal Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:18 AM PDT
MILLVILLE â U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 34 will offer a state-approved boating safety course from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Cumberland Methodist Church, 5218 Route 49. 

Boating Safety News:

Satellite technology increases chances of survival at sea
"EPIRBs and PLBs send out signals to rescuers that basically say, 'Help!, here is where I'm at, and here is a signal to hone in on,' " said Wahler, an avid boater and angler who lives in Palm City. "What happened to those men was what the Coast Guard ...

The risks of drunken boating
Baltimore Sun
Over the years, we have often disagreed with Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. on numerous matters of law and social justice. But it gives us no satisfaction to learn of the Anne Arundel Republican's involvement in a horrific boating accident Wednesday on the ...

Police: Maryland lawmaker involved in accident did not have boater safety certificate
Washington Post Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:08 PM PDT
The Maryland lawmaker who said he was drinking alcohol while piloting a speed boat that collided with a vessel full of children, injuring four of them , did not have a recommended boater safety certificate , police said. Read full article >>

  GOP leadership comment on lawmaker's accident
WTOP Radio Washington, DC Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:54 AM PDT
Maryland's House Republican leaders say they are troubled by the boating accident involving Delegate Don Dwyer, who has admitted he had been drinking before a collision that hospitalized six people, including the delegate. 

 Drunken boating
Eastern Shore News Sat, 25 Aug 2012 03:32 AM PDT
Resignation would appear the next and proper step for Delegate Don Dwyer, an Anne Arundel lawmaker who admitted Thursday that he had been drinking alcohol prior to a Magothy River boating accident that injured six people, including himsel

Boating safety video aims to save lives
The long Labor Day weekend is coming when boating is fun for the whole family, providing a great way to cool off while exploring lakes, reservoirs and rivers. To help boaters stay safe, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has created a boating safety video ...

Boating column: Now is a good time for maintenance
Now is the time to perform some maintenance on your boat. Check your oil level in engine (s) and change if you have more than 50 hours of use. Check all your other oil and fluid levels and refill as needed. If your zincs are more than ½ gone replace ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary names new national chief
Pacific Daily News Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:10 AM PDT
The Coast Guard Auxiliary has elected a new national commodore, according to a statement from the Coast Guard

 Boating and water safety during Isaac
NBC 2 Fort Myers Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:55 AM PDT
Hurricanes and tropical storms have the potential to damage boats even if the area is not directly hit by the storm.  High winds and seas can exist up to 150 miles from the eye of a storm.  Early preparation is the key to survivability of your vessel. 

 Booze Cruise Often Leads to Accidents on the Water
WBOC Salisbury Sat, 25 Aug 2012 01:43 AM PDT
Recreational boating and alcohol often go hand-in-hand, and the state of Maryland is no exception.

Boating News:

 Bill proposes fee on boat owners to fight invasive mussels
Ventura County Star
Quagga and zebra mussels, which can easily move downstream and infiltrate freshwater bodies by latching onto recreational boats, have been known to clog pipes and irrigation canals. They have infiltrated 25 bodies of fresh water in Southern California.

 Boat manufacturers to meet in Lake Norman
Charlotte Observer
Capitalizing on the high-powered politicians and others who will descend on the Charlotte area during the Democratic National Convention, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will meet in Lake Norman next week to raise awareness about how ...

Dana Point boaters prepare new appeals of county dock tax
Dana Point News Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:08 AM PDT
A group of 40 boaters met Thursday night at the Dana Point Yacht Club to discuss the confusing process of appealing their property valuations and "possessory interest" taxes they pay for using boat slips at the Orange County-owned Dana Point Harbor.

Boating Fatalities:

No contest plea in fatal jet ski case
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:38 PM PDT
A Queensland man charged over a fatal jet ski accident in Hawaii has pleaded 'no contest' in court this morning. 

 Australian man pleads no contest to negligent homicide charge
KITV Honolulu Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:55 PM PDT
A 20-year-old man from Australia pleaded no contest Thursday to third-degree negligent homicide in connection with the watercraft death of a 16-year-old California girl. Kristen Fonseca of Vacaville, Calif. was in a watercraft collision with Tyson Dagley on Aug. 5 at Keehi Lagoon. Fonseca's family is suing Dagley and Aloha Jet Ski Tours, which rented the watercraft. Investigators say Dagley was ..

 Boater charged in fatal crash
Daily Comet
Jordy Duet, 26, 117 W. 120th St., Cut Off, is accused of falsely telling investigators that Dustin Thomassie, 22, was driving the boat that crashed, resulting in Thomassie's drowning death, said Cheryl Thomassie, Dustin's mother. Duet later admitted he .

Boating Accidents:

Lawsuit claims man shocked by leased sailboat
Chicago Tribune
A Buffalo Grove man is suing Belmont Harbor-based Chicago Sailing after he said he suffered a bad electrical shock while attempting to dock and plug in a leased sailboat's power-charging system. Pavel Zeldin filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court ...

Coconut's luck uncracked
That was one of the morals Wednesday after a 33-foot sailboat from Seattle ran aground on the Shelter Point reef Tuesday night. Thanks to the efforts of people living nearby, the Coast Guard and Mother Nature, boat and skipper were still in one piece ...

 Fire damages three boats, pier in Edgewater
Baltimore Sun
A fire at the South River Marina in Edgewater damaged three boats and a pier early Thursday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the marina in the 1000 block of Turkey Point Road for reports of a fire .

 Witness said $90000 boat went up in flames in 15 minutes
Wisconsin State Journal
A witness to a ski boat blaze on Lake Mendota Friday morning said the craft was fully engulfed in flames in about 15 minutes, as the four occupants jumped off and were rescued by a fishing boat. The $90,000 ski boat was a total loss. Vicki Swedish told .

 Coast Guard rescues Connecticut boater
The Norwich Bulletin Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:29 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard says a man was rescued from his boat off East Haven after he reported suffering chest pains.

 Wick lifeboat takes stranded yacht under tow
John O'Groat Journal Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:27 AM PDT
WICK lifeboat was called to help a stranded yacht on Thursday night. The 10-metre vessel encountered engine problems 12.5 miles east of the North Head and a lack of wind left it unable to move. 

 Boat capsizes in waters off Point Pinos
KSBW Salinas Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:09 AM PDT
An early morning boating accident off Point Pinos left passengers scrambling to make it to shore. Pacific Grove police said that about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews rescued several people after their boat hit some rocks, capsized and was washed ashore. All but one person was accounted for shortly after the boat capsized. A rescue swimmer headed out to find the remaining person around 7 a.m ...

 Two injured in Manistee boat caccident
MANISTEE, Mich (WZZM) - Two people are recovering from injuries sustained in an early morning boating accident near Manistee. Investigators say the boat operator failed to navigate past the pier head crashing into the south pier shortly before six ..

 Two men rescued from sinking boat in Manasquan Inlet
Asbury Park Press
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Courtney of Coast Guard Station Manasquan said a 25-foot patrol boat from the station met up with the boat where the two men, ages 28 and 30, had taken refuge and brought them to the Manasquan Station. Courtney said that ...

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