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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Coast Guard offering safety course
Corsicana Daily Sun Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:13 PM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering new mandated boatereducation classes at Gander Mountain in Corsicana. The courses will be offered Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day

.News & Notes
St. Augustine Record
Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide a boating safety public information exhibit on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to the Big Lots store in the Riverside Centre shopping mall, 156 State Road 312. Free literature will ...

Boating News:

Budget Law Will Freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund Unprecedented move will ...
"The angling and boating community was shocked to learn that for the first time in its 62-year history, the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund - the backbone of fisheries conservation in the United States - is recommended for a cut under

Fish attack boaters on local lake
WPSD Local 6
When they get scared they jump, which almost always frightens and sometimes injures the boaters. Eddie Fickle, says the attacks are frightening. He said the Asian Carp here on Reelfoot lake are huge, weighing 20 pounds or more, and he set out to prove it.

Minnesota Adds 511 Waterways to Impaired List
WDIO Duluth Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:13 AM PDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 511 streams, lakes and other bodies to its updated impaired waters list. The state agency now lists 3,643 waters as impaired, which means they fail to meet standards for activities such as swimming,boating and fishing.
Nautical Channel launched in USA
Boating Industry
Nautical Channel caters to a local and worldwide audience of over 20 million subscribers, providing viewers with a fresh perspective on sailing, boating and surfing sports. Nautical Channel has assembled an experienced international production team to 

California adds invasive-species prevention fee
Trade Only Today
“RBOC appreciates the revisions made to the bill, including provisions ensuring a critical role for the Department of Boating and Waterways in administering the expenditure of boater funds to be generated by boater fees,” the RBOC said in a statement.

Floating home or houseboat? Supreme Court will hear Riviera Beach case
WPBF Palm Beach Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:11 AM PDT
A legal battle in Riviera Beach that's been raging for years will now be heard by the highest court in the land. Fane Lozman has been battling the city of Riviera Beach for the past six years regarding a number of issues, including his dog, his rent, his insurance and a city plan to privatize the marina where he lived. THOUGHTS ON THE CASE? Share Them On Facebook Along the way, Lozman saw his . 

Boating Safety News:
Veteran's safety call Save
Kiama Independent Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:08 AM PDT
AS rescue teams searched the waters of St Georges Basin for three missing fishermen last week, one of Gerroa's keen fishermen has emphasised the importance of boating safety during the warmer months.
Boating season already called a success in 2012
Tonawanda News Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:18 AM PDT
The boating season in the Twin Cities will officially continue until the end of October but early numbers indicate it already has exceeded expectations.
Kenai Closed To Boating As Water Rises.
Alaska Superstation Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:55 PM PDT
Residents and small business owners are on full watch as the National Weather Service extends a flood warning for the Kenai river for most of this week.

Hyalite Reservoir reopened to watercraft
KTVM Butte Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:32 PM PDT
Officials reopened Hyalite Reservoir to watercraft on Tuesday.
Marina owners: boaters in lower-water areas hoping for one last outing ...
If your boat is still in the waters of Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River, you might not want to wait much longer to pull it out. Several hundred boaters have either seen damage or are having trouble figuring out just how to get their boats out ...

Town of Granville to Receive FEMA Grant for New Rescue Boat
"This boat is different in several different ways," said Ron Snyder, Municipal Administrator. "Thisboat is actually a fire boat, you can use I to put out fires on the river, it's got a fire pump on the front of it, and a dive platform on the back of ..
Two plead, four to face charges in boating accident
Quay County Sun Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:23 AM PDT
Two Clovis residents have pleaded guilty and four others have been bound over for trial in district court on felony charges connected to what police say was an underage drinking party on Ute Lake resu...
Operation Alpine targets boating safety
Sail World
Operation Alpine would target boating safety on southern alpine waterways this October long weekend announced Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Maritime Operations Trevor Williams today. 'The main aim of the RMS campaign .


Boater missing
Fort Frances Times Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:46 AM PDT
The Kenora OPP was advised Saturday of a missing boater on Gun Lake, south of Minaki. The two men were operating a 14-foot Lund with a 25 h.p. motor when they ran into waves and were ejected from the vessel. The operator of the boat, a 23-year-old Winnipeg man, was rescued by people who spotted the unoccupied boat and took to the water to check for people. read more

Mead woman dies in jet ski crash
KXLY-TV Spokane Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:40 AM PDT
A Mead woman died over the weekend in a personal watercraft collision in California.

Island distraught over boating fatality
Portland Press Herald Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:15 PM PDT
Authorities continue to investigate the collision, which took the life of a longtime Chebeague Island man.

Bodies of girl, woman found after NSW boat capsize
ABC Online
The bodies of a woman and eight-year-old girl who went missing in the Gwydir River, in the north-west of New South Wales, have been found. Rescue crews had been searching for the pair who disappeared when their boat capsized in rough waters on

Boater dies after being pulled from water off Crystal River
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:26 PM PDT
boater has died after crews pulled him from the water off the coast of Citrus County Tuesday after

Missing boater's body found in Kenora-area lake
The body of a boater who went missing on the weekend in the Kenora area has been found by OPP divers. The body was found Monday evening. The 24-year-old man — Blaine Letham from Winnipeg — was thrown from a 14-foot boat when it hit waves ..

Man dies in boating accident
Newport News-Times Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:01 PM PDT
Lincoln County Sheriffâs Deputies, left, inspect a 25-foot excursion boat following a fatal accident on Alsea Bay at noon Friday. Members of the Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescueâs water rescue team, right, boarded the runaway vessel and brought it to port.

Man dies after boat capsizes on Sheffield lake
Police say the 60-year-old victim's body was recovered several hundred yards from shore in Threemile Pond at about 6 p.m. Tuesday — nearly seven hours after his boat overturned. The 49-year-old survivor, identified as Edward Caisse of Chicopee, swam ...

Boating Accidents:

Northeast Portland woman describes travails after beaching watercraftin Columbia River
The Oregonian Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:36 PM PDT
Caitrin Shough swam across part of the Columbia River and scaled a steep cliff after her personal watercraft beached on a sandbar in the river on Saturday night.

Coast Guard: 4 rescued off Cagayan after motor banca capsizes
GMA News Online Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:17 AM PDT
At least four people were rescued after a motor banca they were riding capsized off Cagayan province, the Coast Guard said on Wednesday.

Greek and Turkish coast guard vessels collide in Aegean
Kathimerini Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:14 AM PDT
A Greek and a Turkish coast guard vessel have collided in the Aegean Sea, the Greek foreign ministry said on Wednesday, adding that a complaint would be made to Ankara over the issue.

Crews Respond to Overnight Houseboat Fire in Amherst Co.
ABC 13 Lynchburg Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:15 PM PDT - ABC13Crews Respond to Overnight Houseboat Fire in Amherst Co. Crews Respond to Overnight Houseboat Fire in Amherst Co.

Fire destroys cabin cruiser in yacht harbor
FOX 5 San Diego Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:11 PM PDT
SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters prevented a fire on a 40-foot cabin cruiser berthed on Harbor Island from spreading to other vessels Wednesday.

Marion officer facing trial for reservoir incident
WKBT La Crosse Thu, 27 Sep 2012 06:31 AM PDT
A Marion police sergeant faces trial next month, accused of violatingboating rules on Coralville Reservoir and disobeying orders from water patrol officers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Budget Law Will Freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund
Alexandria, VA - September 24, 2012 - On September 14, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its recommendations for budget cuts that include withholding parts of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, a move that would have ..

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Fall safe-boating classes scheduled
The Times Record Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:27 AM PDT
BATH  The Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron has announced a lineup of safeboating classes to be held throughout the region during the fall, according to Squadron Education Officer John McMullen. All classes are opened to the public. read more

Coast Guard offering safety course
Corsicana Daily Sun Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:13 PM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering new mandated boatereducation classes at Gander Mountain in Corsicana. The courses will be offered Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Boating News:

Niagara County boaters allowed to appeal Canadian fines
Buffalo News
In a statement, Schumer said Canada "must more clearly communicate the duties and expectations of Americans boating near the border, and provide clear warnings in incidents with first-time offenders in those situations," Schumer said in a news release.

Fisherman fined for obstruction
Caboolture News
Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) district manager Brett Depper said this result should act as a reminder to people that this type of unlawful conduct will not be tolerated on Queensland's waters. "It's important that fishers show respect ...

Long-running battle over boat launch far from over
Boston Globe
And with cases still pending in the New Hampshire Supreme and Superior courts, the 2012 boatingseason will close with the proposal's fate uncertain. The scenic 3.3-acre parcel on the western shore of the state's sixth-largest lake remains an overgrown ...

Will Town Council Make a Boat Load of Trouble?
Cape Charles Wave
The Wave surveyed every street in the Historic District yesterday, and found a total of 12 boatsparked on streets. There had been high winds that day, and presumably few small boats were out on the water. So the 12 boats would seem to be roughly all ...

Toddler saved from drowning by quick-thinking boater
Horncastle News
Boater David Thomas died in February 2009 after falling into the canal at Welford Wharf and mrs Jittel said she remembered an incident last summer in which a 13-year-old boy died after falling into a lock in Stourport, Worcestershire. “I think about .

Boating Safety News:

Students dive into Coast Guard's domain
Stars and Stripes Sat, 22 Sep 2012 21:11 PM PDT
The Coast Guard wants students to know it does more than pluck stranded mariners from the sea. It uses infrared technology. It directs underwater robots. It cleans up oil spills. It uses advanced computer software and electronics. It hammers and welds. But most important â according to organizers of the 14th Coast Guard District's fourth annual education expo â it incorporates science .

Man who lost son in boating tragedy calls for life jackets to be compulsory on the water
Daily Record Sun, 23 Sep 2012 04:00 AM PDT
LES CURRIE'S son Craig drowned with three friends on Loch Awe after a fishing trip turned to disaster.

Boating: VHF radio can mean difference between life and death
The News-Press Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:32 PM PDT
The Very High Frequency radio is considered one of the most important devices on board.

It's no time to shirk boating responsibilities
Herald Sun
FOR some people, October marks the unofficial start of the summer boating season but there is a lot more to owning a boat than pulling it out of the shed and dropping it in the water. As a start, the boat and trailer need to be registered. As with car ...

Viewpoint: State needs to strengthen crash-scene testing in boating incidents
Viewpoint: State needs to strengthen crash-scene testing in boating incidents. Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:00 AM. The Republican By The Republican Follow. 0. Tweet. Share close. Digg Stumble Upon Fark Reddit. Share Email ...
Utah State Parks Boating Report
The Salt Lake Tribune Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:25 AM PDT
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Boating Safety Pocket Checklist Launched
NauticalCheck is a breakthrough safety pocket checkbook that provides boaters immediate access to critical safety information as well as the most comprehensive checklist available. It presents an operational/safety/maintenance checklist that covers the 

Boating Fatalities:

Brunwick man killed in boat collision
Kennebec Journal
The crew of a Coast Guard auxiliary boat comes to the aid of a man after the skiff he was in, at left, collided with a 38-foot motor yacht off Little John Island in Yarmouth. Courtesy photo. Select images available for purchase in the. Maine Today

Coast Guard investigating if dredge pipe played role in accident
The Biloxi Sun Herald Sat, 22 Sep 2012 21:01 PM PDT
BILOXI -- A submerged dredge pipe running between a barge anchored in the Mississippi Sound and the east end of Deer Island is part of an investigation into the boating accident that killed Mark Barhanovich of Biloxi a week ago today.

Man killed in Fishing Lake boating accident
Winnipeg Free Press Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:19 PM PDT
A 52-year-old Pauingassi man is dead after he and a teenager fell out of a boat on Friday afternoon. The pair were fishing on Fishing Lake when their engine stalled between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Little Grand Rapids RCMP said today. RCMP said the high winds and waves caused the men â both who...

Sun may have obscured boater's vision in crash
Portland Press Herald Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:16 PM PDT
Charles Whetham was killed when his skiff collided with a yach

Sun may have played role in fatal Yarmouth boat crash
Press Herald
The yacht was driven by Richard Lemieux of Scarborough and Foxboro, Mass. Seven other people were aboard the 38-foot yacht. No one on the yacht was injured, Beal said. Beal said investigators are looking into the potential role the sun, which was low ...

Mead woman dies in California jet ski crash Spokane Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:46 AM PDT
SAN BERNADINO COUNTY, Calf. -- A Mead woman died over the weekend while jet skiing in California. Deanna Loy Lewis, 58, died while on the Colorado River Saturday, according to the Press Enterprise in San Bernardino, California. Authorities say she and a passenger were stopped in the water waiting for other friends when another jet skicrashed into them. The crash knocked Lewis into the water. A
Search continues for missing boater
On Saturday 22 September 2012 at 8:00 PM Members of Kenora OPP detachment were advised of a missing boater on Gun Lake south of Minaki. The two men were operating a 14' Lund with a 25 HP motor, when they ran into waves and were ejected from ..

Boating Accidents:

Sheringham lifeboat called to help three people thrown off jet ski
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:12 AM PDT
Sheringham lifeboat was launched on Friday to help three people who had been thrown off a jet ski by a wave.

Coast Guard rescues man from capsized sailboat
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Coast Guard says crews rescued one man after his 22-foot sailboatcapsized near Shelburne Bay on Lake Champlain. The Guard received a report late Saturday night that the vessel tipped over, sending three people into the

Late night blaze burns boat in Morro Bay
San Luis Obispo Tribune
A 47-foot motor yacht moored at Morro Bay Yacht Club was made inoperable in a Friday night fire, according to the Morro Bay Fire department. Morro Bay fire crews responded to the fire on King Kamehameha II just after 11 p.m. and had it out an hour ...

Woman lucky to be alive after doing 'everything wrong' in Jet Skimishap, authorities say
Q13 FOX Seattle Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:33 PM PDT
Woman finds highway after being lost all night A woman who climbed her way to a highway after being lost nearly all night when her Jet Skiran aground is lucky to be alive, authorities said.

Rescue on frigid Lake St. Clair
Windsor Star Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:23 AM PDT
Two separate incidents of watercraft in trouble kept the OPP marine unit and other emergency personnel busy over the weekend. The first incident involved a group of Essex County men who went goose hunting in Lake St. Clair near Lakeshore â¦

Two enter pleas in boating accident
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Shaina Pool of Clovis fell overboard in a boating accident during what police say was an underage drinking party. Pool was hit by the propeller and is still hospitalized. It happened at Ute Lake on May 27th. Six people were charged ...

NYC terror-response boat sinks after sergeant orders opening of underwater hatch
Fox News
A $500,000 Port Authority patrol boat sank this month after a veteran police sergeant took the advice of a clueless civilian safety instructor — and opened a hatch while it was under water, The Post has learned. “It was like opening a window during a ...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Saturday Events In The CSRA
There's a Safe Boating Course at The Boathouse on Riverfront Drive. That begins at 8am and ends around 3pm. The cost is $40 and you'll learn safe boating skills from the United States Power Squadrons Certified Instructors. 

Boating course Sept. 29 in Fort Mill
Lake Wylie Pilot
FORT MILL Catawba Power Squadron will offer America's Boating Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Driving 911, 2000 S.C. 160, near Towne Tavern. The course covers safeboating techniques, knots, what is required and rules, useful hints,

Boating Safety:

The Future of Boating Safety Is Here - Born Out of The Aviation Industry - A First In Boating Safety
PRWeb Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:20 AM PDT
NauticalCheck announces the worldâs first multi-page, waterproof, pocket checklist, giving boaters immediate access to both critical safety information as well as the most comprehensive checklist available. NauticalCheck is unlike anything ever published in the boating industry. Our boating safety publication/media format is so revolutionary that we expect to receive a U.S. Patent.

Boating Safety Program employee wins national "Educator of the Year" award
Juneau Empire Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:02 AM PDT
ANCHORAGE - Joe McCullough, boating education and training coordinator with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, recently won the National Boating Safety Educator of the Year award.

Boating column: Use common sense to avoid poisoning
With common sense and knowledge this problem can be avoided. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and sickens and even kills many boaters every year. Early symptoms are irritated eyes, headache, nausea, weakness and dizziness.

Coast Guard: Fire Island inlet too shallow for rescue boat
Stars and Stripes Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:26 AM PDT
The Coast Guard will no longer allow a specialized 47-foot rescue boat to use Fire Island (N.Y.) Inlet because it's become dangerously shallow, but some charter fishing boat operators said Friday they're not letting the shoaling stop them.

Likely tsunami debris prompts alert to Hawaii boaters
Stars and Stripes Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:26 AM PDT
A warning to mariners has been issued by the Coast Guard about a large cement floating dock drifting in Hawaii waters â possibly debris from the 2011 Japa­nese tsunami.


Pineview 911 call, photos can be used at trial in fatal boating accident
The Salt Lake Tribune Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:40 AM PDT
Pineview 911 call, photos can be used at trial in fatal boating accident By jessica miller The Salt Lake Tribune Published Sep 21, 2012 11:13AM MDT Ogden » A dramatic 911 call from a man who tried to rescue a dying swimmer hit by a motor boat last year in Pineview Reservoir can be presented to a jury, a 2nd District Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Ernie Jones also will allow two photos of the .
Rescue crews search for missing Monroe boater in Ouachita River
Amite Tangy Digest
MONROE--Search and rescue crews are currently searching for a missing boater on the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office deputies are ...
Missing boater's body found in Ouachita River
Wildlife agents say the body of a missing boater on the Ouachita River has been found. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the body of Charles Trascher, 64, of Monroe, was found on the Ouachita River in Ouachita Parish Saturday 
Man dies in Alsea Bay boating accident
Newport News Times
One man who tried to jump aboard the runaway boat from another boat fell into the water but was rescued by fellow boaters. Members of the Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue's water rescue team successfully boarded the empty boat after it snagged a crab

Rough weather a factor in boating death, RCMP say
One man is dead and another man is recovering from exposure following a boatingmishap Friday on Fishing Lake, RCMP say. According to police, the pair found themselves in trouble around 5 p.m. CT when the motor on their boat stalled. The weather ...
Maine man dies in boating accident
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Marine Patrol says a 63-year-old Brunswick man has been killed in a boat collision off Little John Island in Yarmouth. The Portland Press Herald ( says the victim, whose name was not released, was

Boating Accidents:
4 rescued after boat sinks in Alaska
Sacramento Bee
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard has rescued four men whose 19-foot aluminum boatswamped in heavy seas as they were returning from a hunting trip northwest of Cordova, Alaska. The men sent a distress call Thursday before abandoning their ..
One man hospitalized after boat capsizes off Jones Beach
New York Post Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:57 AM PDT
A boat carrying six people capsized this morning just two miles off Jones Beach â sending one man to the hospital in serious condition. NYPD and the Coast Guard responded to the overturned vessel at about 10:45 a.m. after passengers sent out an emergency call. Radio reports said that
Seven rescued in September boating incidents
The Apalachicola Times Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:22 AM PDT
The use of personal flotation devices, presence of mind and a knowledgeable and alert network of guardians all helped seven distressed boaters to survive boating accidents in September. On Saturday, Sept. 8, Officer Percy Cook of the Florida Fish and..
Man rescued from blaze off Cork coast
Western People Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:32 AM PDT
A man has been rescued off the Cork coast after his motor cruiser went on fire. He abandoned ship when the incident happened off the old Head of Kinsale just after 2pm this afternoon, and was recovered by a nearbyyacht.