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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating safety Education Classes

Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of Sept. 16
Mandatory Boater Education Class: Oregon State Marine Board Mandatory Boater Education Class, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Englund Marine & Industrial Supply, 95 Hamburg, Astoria. Cost $15. To register, contact Matthew Carter, 503-481-6648.

Local boating course begins Sept. 18
Seattle Times Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:41 AM PDT
The local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12 is offering a fall 12-weekboating class beginning Sept. 18.
Boating course scheduled for Sept. 29 in Fort Mill
Lake Wylie Pilot
The course covers safe boating techniques, knots, what is required and rules, useful hints, navigation aids and trailering. The one-day class includes an exam to earn a certificate for a discount from most boat insurance companies. It also meets North .

Boating News:
NEW Aruba Customs Procedures
All At Sea
Outside of the regular clearance; as of October 1, 2012 a new procedure for foreign registered yachtswill be applied by the customs office of Aruba. This means that, outside of the regular clearance upon arrival, you will also have to declare the ...

American boaters: are you in hot water with the Tax Man?
Sail World
At least that's the case with American boaters making lengthy journeys, who are finding themselves targets of cash-hungry states when they stay too long and are subject to various taxes. But how can boaters prevent overstaying their welcome? Boa

As fall nears, boaters plan ahead, pack wisely, watch the weather
Press Herald
Fall offers many good reasons to go boating. Autumn air is typically dryer than the humidity of summer. Fog is scarce. Sailors enjoy fall's fresh breezes, and those who race can compete in events like the Maine Rocks Race in Penobscot Bay and Portland .

Boating Safety:
Spota: DWI Task Force to step up BWI patrols next summer
The Shelter Island Reporter Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:49 PM PDT
The Suffolk County East End DWI Task Force plans to expand its mission to cover Boating While Intoxicated crimes next summer, after a successful inaugural summer of DWI checkpoints on the East End.
Hyalite Reservoir closed to all boats, some trails reopening Saturday
KTVM Butte Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:05 PM PDT
The Gallatin National Forest plans to reopen some trails and recreation areas Saturday, that were closed because of the Millie Fire. However, Hyalite Reservoir is closed to all watercraft.
Capacity limits for recreational boats called for by senator
Boating · boating safety · coast guard · Long Island · Recreational Boating · recreational boatinglaws. Advertisement. All recreational boats longer than 20 feet would have to clearly post capacity limits if new legislation passes. Sen. Chuck Schumer

Young salts:Westbrook Sea Scouts welcome kids aboard on Monday night
Shoreline Times
While learning the ins and outs of boating and new nautical jargon, youths involved in Sea Scouts also learn how to navigate the seas, read the weather, gain an understanding of important maritime history and tradition, discover the intricacies of ...
Slow down boats along the Anclote River
Some boats put out large wakes even at slow speeds, but almost all boats put out wakes the faster they go. These wakes travel for large distances to include going up into the channels along the river. I invite you to stand in a boat at the Anclote ramp ...
Boating: Safety in the hands of the skipper
The News-Press Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:51 PM PDT
In my last column I discussed the boat operator's responsibilities as they pertain to safety equipment aboard the boat.

Bill on boating safety courses almost law
After a summer of tragedies on Long Island waterways, the Suffolk County Legislature has unanimously passed a bill requiring county boaters to take a safety course, or risk hefty fines and even jail time. The legislation, sponsored by Legis. Steve 

Boating Fatalities:

Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... Published on Sep 14, 2012 by wluk. The search for a missing boater in Shawano County is over. Authorities say they recovered the body of 57-year-old Kenneth Robinson of Green Bay. He was found in Korth Lake

Woman dies after falling out of boat
Winnipeg Free Press Sat, 15 Sep 2012 08:22 AM PDT
A 32-year-old Pauingassi First Nation woman is dead after she fell out of a boat and was run over by the craft. Little Grand Rapids RCMP said today the woman and a 42-year-old man, also from Pauingassi, wereboating on Family Lake when she fell overboard on Friday at about 4:30 p.m. RCMP said

Girl, 17, dies in boating accident near Fort St. James
Vancouver Province Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:18 PM PDT
Police are warning boaters enjoying the final days of summer to be careful after a 17-year-old girl died in a boating accident near Fort St. James.

Man facing charges after woman dies in boating accident
CTV News
A woman is dead and a man is facing charges after a deadly boating accident on Family Lake. Just before 4:30 p.m. Friday a 32-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man were boating on the lake when the woman fell overboard, RCMP said. She was then run .

Body found after dinghy capsizes
ABC Online
The search began after an 81-year-old man and his wife fell into the water when their dinghy capsized while they were heading to a moored yacht in the early hours of this morning. Officers say the woman managed to cling to the hull of the dinghy and ...

Auburn man arrested in fatal recreational boating crash
The Sacramento Bee Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:34 AM PDT
A 53-year-old man has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter in the boating collision Saturday evening on Englebright Lake that left two people dead two others injured, a Yuba County Sheriff's official said today

Two dies in boating accident
CBS 47 Fresno Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:03 AM PDT
SMARTSVILLE, Calif. (AP) â Two people were killed in a boatingaccident on a Northern California lake that has sparked an underwater search for possible other victims. Yuba County Sheriff's Lt. Damon Gil said the collision between two boats on Englebright Lake was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Gil said besides the two dead, a third victim was taken to the hospital with minor to .

Missing boat adds to list of tragedies
New Zealand Herald
In the latest incident, skipper Kevin Cosgrove (60), of Dobson, and crewman Nirvana Drew Reynolds (16), of Blackball, are missing along with their fishing boat the Governor off the Fiordland coast. They were last heard from about 11.30am on Saturday ...

Boating Accidents:

Man seriously injured in jet ski accident
The West Australian via Yahoo!7 News Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:45 PM PDT
'''Update, 3.30pm:''' The RAC Rescue helicopter taken a man to Royal Perth Hospital Hospital after a jet ski accident at Smiths Beach in Yallingup.

Coast Guard medevacs boater in NC
The Virginian-Pilot
After a search, his 23-foot boat was found aground on the Pungo River about 6 a.m. today, the Coast Guard reported. The boater was suffering from a laceration and leg injury. He was taken to a North Carolina hospital for treatment, the Coast Guard ...

Sailboat washes ashore at French Creek
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
The beach next to the French Creek Marina got an unwelcome and unexpected visitor on Sunday when a sailboat dragged its anchor and washed ashore. Richard Sillery said the boat, with three people aboard, showed up Saturday and anchored in the bay.

6 boaters rescued in Gulf of Mexico
Erie Times-News Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:43 AM PDT
The six people rescued after their boat took on water in the Gulf of Mexico are back on dry land. The Coast Guard rescued the group early Saturday about 25 miles from Carabelle in northwest Florida.

Boy Scout Rescued after Sailboat Capsizes in Bay
The Charlottesville Newsplex
A kayaker contacted the Coast Guard about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and reported that a sailboat had capsized and a person was in the water. A crew was dispatched and upon arrival found the teenager had been rescued by occupants of a 30-foot center console 

Coast Guard rescues two kayakers near Cape Hatteras
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads Sun, 16 Sep 2012 06:25 AM PDT
PORTSMOUTH-- The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers on a sand bar east of Cape Hattersas, N.C. on Saturday. Around 7:30 p.m., a helicopter crew from the Elizabeth City station and a boat crew from the Hatteras Inlet station  responded to two stranded kayakers but were unable to reach them because of the surf conditions and shallow water. The helicopter crew was finally able to rescue the two ...

Boy injured in SW Idaho watercraft collision
Idaho Press-Tribune Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:53 PM PDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a 10-year-old boy has been critically injured after his personal watercraft collided with a boat on C.J. Strike Reservoir.
Boat catches fire, sinks late Saturday
Today's News-Herald
One of the individuals on the boat told fire officials the boat seemed to be running fine, but at some point other nearby boaters waved them down and told them there was fire and smoke coming from the back of the boat. The individuals on that boat were

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