Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, August 27, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Coast Guard urges community to take early action for Isaac
KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:55 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is asking people to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and take early action

Boating News:

 Loud, smelly sea lions overrun Oceanside Harbor
CBS 47 Fresno Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:41 PM PDT
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) â Sea lions have taken up residence in Oceanside Harbor and boaters are complaining that their new neighbors are smelly, loud and obnoxious. Harbor officials tell the North County Times that sea lions are a recurring problem in the area and this year they're back in large numbers, climbing on boats and leaving a trail of slime and manure. One boater tells the newspaper the ..

Boat speed on Pawcatuck R. seen eroding wetlands
The Westerly Sun reports ( that Michael Grzyinski, an environmental analyst at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says wetlands along the shore have eroded. Some is due to rising sea levels and ...

Boating Safety Education/Classes:

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Mon, 27 Aug 2012 06:47 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE â Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boating course his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers.

Boating Safety News:

Former Taunton student is a yachting hero
This is The West Country
A SELFLESS former Taunton School student has been praised for pulling out of a major yacht race to help with a sea rescue. Midshipman Edward Pearson was two hours into the race off the Isle of Wight when he and his colleague, Sub Lieut Richard Burns, ...

  City lifeguards have new tool to help save lives in Windward Oahu
KHON 2 Honolulu Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:07 AM PDT
A jet ski stationed at Kailua Beach can now quickly reach anyone caught in an ocean emergency or in need of a rescue. 

Website provides bar-crossing info
Bellingham Herald
NOAA website: 3 Washington crossings online. Staff report. The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Weather Service have developed a website to provide coastal boaters with weather and Coast Guard observations to evaluate bar restrictions and conditions.

Summer Boating Season Brings In Fewer Citations
Now, the boating season is not over quite yet, and Labor Day being less than a week away, the DNR wants to urge boaters to use caution They say this coming weekend is one of the busiest of the year. It is also one of the last times people enjoy their ...

 States preaching boating safety in advance of Labor Day weekend
Rome News Tribune
Among the keys to a safe boating trip are leave the alcohol at home, wear life vests, do not overload the boat, use navigation lights at ALL times after dark and hold speed down. Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. Share This Article ...

 Staying safe on the lake during Labor Day
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:13 AM PDT
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has recorded 700 boating accidents in the past 5 years Labor Day weekend usually brings a heavy crowd to the lakes so the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to warn people to be extra careful when boating.

Boating Fatalities:

Sea Claims RâWood Boater
Times Newsweekly Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:22 AM PDT
by Robert Pozarycki An afternoon boat ride off the Long Island read more

 UPDATE: Body pulled from Oshawa harbour
Oshawa This Week Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:29 AM PDT
DURHAM -- Durham police pulled a body from Lake Ontario on Saturday afternoon, weeks after a young man went missing after his canoe capsized near the Ajax-Whitby border. A passing boater..


 Person missing on lake in Sheboygan Co
They received a call from a boater just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday, that someone on the boat with them -- who had gone into the water -- had not been heard from since. At the time of the call, the boater said the person had not been heard from in more ...

 Two men feared drowned in boating accident on Carlyle Lake
KMOV St. Louis Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:36 AM PDT
Clinton County, Illinois ( â Recovery efforts are underway on Carlyle Lake in Illinois after two men went missing late Saturday in an apparent boating accident. Investigators tell News 4 one of the missing men is from Highland, Illinois and the other from Missouri. Authorities say three men were in a boat on the east side of the lake near the Boulder access area around 10 p.m. when one ..

 Search Resumes For Missing Boater At Reservoir
KMGH Denver
DENVER -- Searchers were back on the water at Cherry Creek Reservoir Monday morning, looking for a boater who disappeared on Saturday while trying to free an anchor near the south end of Cherry Creek Reservoir. "The longer the search drags out the ...

 Search continues for missing man on Cayuga Lake Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:25 AM PDT
Authorities have resumed their search of Cayuga Lake for a central New York man presumed to have drowned while boating with his 9-year-old son.

Drunken Boating:

Alleged Drunk Boater Crashes, Martinek Scores for Giants, Hopatcong H.S. ...
Drunk Boater Crashed Into Vessel, Police Say. A drunk man crashed his boat into another vessel in the River Styx cove area of Lake Hopatcong near Pavinci Italian Grill night, according to Hopatcong police.

Illinois man arrested for drunken boating with 5 passengers on board in Van Buren County
The Kalamazoo Gazette Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:34 AM PDT
The 53-year-old was operating the boat under the influence of alcohol with five passengers on board on Gravel Lake in Porter Township.

 First-Ever Suffolk County Boatersâ Sobriety Checkpoint Leads To Two Arrests
CBS New York Sun, 26 Aug 2012 06:03 AM PDT
Suffolk County police held their first-ever Boating While Intoxicated sobriety checkpoint, leading to the arrests of two people. The checkpoint, conducted by the Marine Bureau and Highway Patrol Bureau, was near Sandspit Marina in Patchogue. 

Another Illinois boater spends the weekend in the Van Buren County slammer
VAN BUREN COUNTY (WKZO) -- Another boater from Illinois spent the weekend in the Van Buren County Jail after he was caught operating while intoxicated. The marine patrol deployed on Gravel Lake in Porter Township Saturday night, and boarded a

Wausau Woman Cited for OWI Following Jet Ski Crash
WSAW Wausau Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:57 AM PDT
A Wausau woman has been cited for first offense of operating a watercraft while intoxicated after she lost control of a jet ski over the weekend. 

 Man faces boating charges on NY's Long Island
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press. RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A 35-year-old Riverhead man stopped by the Coast Guard for allegedly operating his boat erratically will be arraigned on a charge of boating while intoxicated. Riverhead police say the Coast Guard requested their

Boating Accidents:

Boat engine explodes Friday night in Wolfeboro
New Hampshire Union Leader Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:25 PM PDT
A boater escaped without injury when his boat?s engine exploded Friday evening, according to a New Hampshire Marine Patrol release. 

 Coast Guard rescues teen kayakers on Lake Ontario Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:33 AM PDT
The Canadian Coast Guard has rescued two teenage kayakers who were reported missing on Lake Ontario. 

 Two injured in Manistee boat accident
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Sat, 25 Aug 2012 20:30 PM PDT
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 Saturday morning. 

4 people rescued when boat runs into rocks
Sacramento Bee
The Monterey County Herald reports ( the U.S. Coast Guard and the Monterey Fire Department responded to the Pacific Grove area around 6 a.m. Saturday after getting a call that the 24-foot boat ran into the rocks when its GPS failed.

2 men safe after sailboat sinks quickly off Kaimana Beach
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Leilani Shaw said the men were not seen again by club members or employees until today, when the pair took the rowboat that they left on the beach back to the sailboat and boarded it. “This whole thing is so fishy,” Shaw said. “It's like floating fine

 Drifting Sailboat in Key West Rescued by Crew
NBC 6 Miami
A sailboat of at least 45-feet came loose from its moorings off Key West and began drifting at least half a mile south when people in Mallory Square spotted it Sunday. Drifting Sailboat in Key West Rescued... Tweet. Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close

 Houseboat sinks after crash
Northern Star Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:22 AM PDT
A HOUSEBOAT has sunk in the Richmond River near the trawler harbour at Ballina. 

 Watercraft explodes in N.H. lake, 2 thrown overboard
WCVB Boston Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:04 AM PDT
The New Hampshire Marine Patrol is trying to find out what caused a personal watercraft explosion on a lake in Rindge. 

 Boats sink on Detroit Lake
On Sunday, a deputy in the office's marine boat found an unattended boat submerged near a dock. Witness said the 16-foot boat had been tied to rocks near the boat ramp for several days when wakes from passing boats apparently sunk it. A few hours later

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