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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Vintage Car Museum to open Saturday at antique boat show
Asbury Park Press
The New Jersey Museum of Boating will be open during the show with its displays about the history of fishing and boating, with an emphasis on Barnegat Bay. The museum recently opened a newboat-building shop, and during the show, two families will ...

Coast Guard begins intense training regimen
Traverse City Record-Eagle Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:27 AM PDT
Helicopters will conduct more flights over East and West Grand Traverse Bay and Cherry Capital Airport through Sept. 21 as part of the program,Coast Guard officials said.

Boaters overstaying their welcome could find themselves in hot water with the ...
Boating Industry
States Go After Visiting CruisersALEXANDRIA, Va., September 11, 2012 – Staying too long in one place can ruin a good thing. At least that's the case with boaters making lengthy journeys, who are finding themselves targets of cash-hungry states when ...

Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:15 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercrafton Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines.

Invasive species watercraft sticker to be required
The Laughlin Times Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:14 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN âThe Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced the details of its Aquatic Invasive Species watercraft sticker program, which will help fund efforts to prevent the spread of such invasive species as quagga mussels and milfoil.

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater education: a smart investment
The Coast Guard, marine police and John Q Boaters hauled waterlogged mariners ... But ...

Boating classes will begin in Lakewood next week
The Sun Post-Herald Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:14 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5 is offering About Boating Safely at Garfield Middle School, 13114 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, 7 - 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 19 through Nov. 14. There will be no class Nov. 7.

AZGFD and LHCPD to host this month's boating safety class
Today's News-Herald
The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Lake Havasu City Police Department are teaming to host a Boating Safety Education class set for Saturday in the police department training room. The police department is at 2360 North McCulloch Boulevard.

Boating Safety News:

Australia imposes breath tests for boaters:
Boatees to face random breath tests
Herald Sun Tue, 11 Sep 2012 06:13 AM PDT
BOAT users, jet ski drivers and ship captains will face random drug tests under laws to be introduced by the Baillieu Government today.

Ownbey talks new legislation on boat safety
Daily Ardmoreite
Representatives of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement told Ownbey, R-Ardmore, and other state representatives Thursday that expanding boater education and giving teeth to operating under the influence laws would increase safety. The meeting ...

Mayors to weigh in on coast guard cuts
CKNW News Talk 980 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:45 AM PDT
The Union of BC Municipalities' 2012 convention will be getting underway in a couple of weeks, and the province's mayors will all be weighing in on cuts to the coast guard. A resolution set to go before the convention calls on mayors to petition the federal government to maintain the current levels of staff on watch year-round at five marine communication and traffic services centres in BC. The ...

Parks Board votes against Fox River no wake petition, sides with businesses ...
The Oshkosh Northwestern
boater's drive to create a no-wake zone on the Fox River from Lake Winnebago to the Butte des Morts bridge appears dead in the water with an advisory board and the city manager both against the proposal. About 119 people signed Oshkosh resident

FWC's Anclote River speeds still endanger boaters
The state commission approval of only the minimum wake restrictions within 500 feet from the swimming area at Anclote River Park is totally ludicrous. It doesn't address the problem, but exacerbates it. A boater coming from Tarpon Springs gets to ...

Current forecasting tool can help St. Lawrence boaters
Great Lakes Echo
An online tool for charting water currents and depths can help St. Lawrence Seaway boaters plan safe recreational trips. The tool pools wind and water data from several U.S. and Canadian research agencies and incorporates them into a forecasting model ...

Boating Fatalities:

Man dies in Taunton powerboat race
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Boater Killed In Crash (Added: September 10, 2012). A boater has died after a crash in Taunton. It happened over the weekend at an annual racing competition. (more) · Post a Comment for this Video · » View More Videos. Taunton boat crash. Credit: NBC

State Police continue search for missing kayaker
The Daily Item Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:07 AM PDT
SWAMPSCOTT â Massachusetts State Police are still searching the surrounding waters off Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott where a kayak belonging to a Lynn man washed up empty Saturday night, even after the Coast Guard called off its search Sunday evening.

British Man Killed By Speedboat In Grenada
SKY News Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:16 AM PDT
Police are investigating the death of a British citizen in an apparentboating accident in Grenada.

Bartlett man pleads not guilty in Libertyville boy's tubing death
ABC 7 Chicago Tue, 11 Sep 2012 06:23 AM PDT
A suburban Chicago man has pleaded not guilty to alcohol-related charges in a 9-year-old boy's boating death.

Parties point fingers in watercraft fatality
The Monitor Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:50 AM PDT
BROWNSVILLE - A personal watercraft accident that left a 13-year-old Brownsville boy dead has landed in court with two parties involved blaming the other for the fatal collision. The mother of Joshua Alvarez claims Jack's Watercraft Rentals Inc., failed to give adequate instructions and...

Harwood Man Killed in Boating Incident
Bay Net
The Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) responded to the scene of a fatalboating incident at 8:45am on 9-9-12, approximately one mile south of Sheridan Point in the Patuxent River. Lewis Jack Sprouse, 29, of Harwood, Md. was fishing a trotline 

Charges Upgraded Against L.I. Man Accused In Deadly Boating Crash
CBS New York Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:31 AM PDT
Brian Andreski is now charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a deadly boating crash in June.

Boater Charged with Homicide in Deadly LI Crash
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The early morning crash on June 23 spurred calls for tougher boating while intoxicated, or BWI, laws in New York state, as well as crackdowns by police on Long Island waters this summer. Blood tests at a local hospital after the accident showed 

Boating Accidents;

Missing boaters from Wareham marina found after drifting overnight
WAREHAM — Two boaters who left town to go fishing late Sunday afternoon and got lost, ran out of gas and washed up on a nearly deserted part of Naushon Island were rescued Monday afternoon, Coast Guard officials said. "Thank God this was a favorable ..
Boater who ran boat aground in Atlantic Beach arrested
First Coast News
Rip Current Statement issued for: Camden, Duval, Flagler, Glynn, Nassau, St. Johns.Boater who ran boat aground in Atlantic Beach arrested. 2:14 PM, Sep 10, 2012 | comments · Photo by Claire Simms, First Coast News. Tweet; Share. Facebook · Twitter ...
Sailboat Overturns on Medicine Lake in Plymouth
A little after 6 p.m. on Monday night, a sailboat overturned on Medicine Lake. According to Hennepin County Water Patrol, three people were on the boat when it capsized. "Everyone is fine," a communications representative with the Hennepin County ...
Two rescued after wind and waves capsize sailboat off Tobermory
Waterloo Record
Two rescued after wind and waves capsize sailboat off Tobermory. Loading... loading. TOBERMORY — Two sailors were rescued after high waves capsized their large sailboat and it ran aground on a shoal near Tobermory after dark Saturday evening.
2 CCSO employees reprimanded after boating incident
Wink News
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Aviation Unit helicopter located two missing boaters on September 2nd, after a suspected alcohol-related incident left them stranded in the water for hours. Further investigation revealed that two ...
Coast Guard assists two after catamaran capsizes
The Coast Guard's Station Fairport Harbor assisted two men Tuesday after the 16-foot catamaran they were on capsized, and efforts to re-right the vessel failed while boating off the village. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names and hometowns of ...
13 injured in Colorado River boating accident | ...
By Aaron Vaughn
MOAB, Utah -- Thirteen people were hurt Monday evening on the Colorado River when their jet boat hit a sand bar, according to Grand County Sheriff's dispatch.A total of 30 people were on the boat owned by Moab-based touring business ...
Isle of Man lifeboat rescues yacht stranded at Cornaa
BBC News
yacht crashed on to rocks near the east coast of the Isle of Man after its engine failed in strong winds. The Isle of Man lifeboat was called out to rescue the 20ft craft from rocks half a mile north of Cornaa beach, at about 14:00 BST on Sunday. The
Woman riding personal watercraft injures leg
7 News Miami Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:15 AM PDT
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida woman is recovering after injuring her leg while riding a personal watercraft. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the waters along the Rickenbacker Causeway behind Rusty Pelican.

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