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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Coast Guard To Host Safe Boating Class Sept. 29 In Dunkirk
Jamestown Post Journal
DUNKIRK - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 will host a boater safety course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The course is an eight hour introductory course ...

Power boat squadron to meet in West Caldwell on October 2
The Progress Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:45 AM PDT
WEST CALDWELL TWP. ├óNorthern New Jersey Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), and aboating education organization, will offer the boating safety course at Jam

Boating Safety:

Wareham harbormaster stresses importance of boating safety
One common problem, Buckminster stressed, is the increasing perception that having a cell phone onboard protects boaters from unsafe situations. "You see a lot of small boats, and everyone relies on cell phone. But as soon as you lose battery power ...

Fall boating safety tips
Pike County Courier Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:27 AM PDT
The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes safeboating practices, is providing a few safety tips for boating on these shorter, cooler autumn days.

BOATING: More On Spring Tides And Moon Tides For Mariners
The Raleigh Telegram
BOATING: More On Spring Tides And Moon Tides For Mariners. Photo: Telegram. By Captain Reg Fideo, Special To The Raleigh Telegram. RALEIGH – This week, we shall continue with our discussion of tides. A more complex definition of tide is the “periodic
Velasquez elected president of national boating safety and security organization
Boating Industry
8-12, 2012, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) elected Toby Velasquez, New Mexico's boating law administrator, as president of the nonprofit organization for the 2012-13 year. He succeeds Capt. Mike Fields, Kentucky's ...
Georgia Boating Accident Lawyer, Christopher Simon, Warns Residents of the Dangers of the Open Water
PRWeb Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:25 AM PDT
Christopher Simon, a Georgia boating accident lawyer , was interviewed as a boating lawyer and quoted on the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution discussing the rash of boating accidents on Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona. (PRWeb September 18, 2012) Read the full story at
Great Lakes water levels threaten boaters, lighten lakers
Hamilton Spectator
Low water levels across the Great Lakes are playing havoc with boaters and forcing commercial ships to lighten their loads. Pleasure boaters on Lake Erie are “playing Russian roulette” when they venture out onto the most shallow lake among the five ..
Boaties to benefit from new Coastguard safety push
The campaign will see Coastguard push the Boating Safety Code - five simple rules that can save lives on the water: take and wear life jackets, skipper responsibility, taking a VHF radio for waterproof communications, checking the marine weather ...
Boat inspections to move back to launch ramps for fall, winter
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Regional Conservation District inspectors will be stationed at Cave Rock and Lake Forest boatlaunches from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, weather permitting. Boats with attached Lake Tahoe wire inspection seals and valid Tahoe inspection stickers 

Boating Fatalities:

Man dies after fall from dinghy
Sydney Morning Herald
"They were trying to climb on to the yacht and both fell in the water," Newcastle Water Police Sergeant Justin Harrison said. "The weather was perfect." The woman lost sight of her husband, clung to the hull of the dinghy and remained in the water for ...

Boater killed in accdent off Miss. coast
WDSU New Orleans Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:29 AM PDT
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Marine Patrol and theCoast Guard are investigating an accident that killed a boater near Deer Island early Sunday.

Mother & Daughter Killed in Boating Accident Identified
FOX40 Sacramento Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:19 AM PDT
A mother and daughter who died over the weekend when a reportedly drunk boater ran into their boat on Englebright Lake, have been identified.

Arrest made in deadly boating collision on Englebright Lake
News10 Sacramento Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:25 AM PDT
YUBA COUNTY, CA - A man has been arrested after two people were killed in a boat collision on Englebright Lake Saturday evening.

Biloxi man dies after boating accident
WAPT Jackson Mon, 17 Sep 2012 07:36 AM PDT
Officials said a 54-year-old Biloxi man died from injuries suffered in aboating accident near Deer Island. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus told The Mississippi Press that Mark Barhanovich was pronounced dead at 7:52 a.m. Sunday at Ocean Springs Hospital Emergency Room. She said Barhanovich and a companion had been heading out to Horn Island when the boat apparently hit a submerged obstacle .

Boating tragedies - One drowned, three missing in weekend capsizes
Sail World
Marine Rescue NSW urges everyone who goes boating to wear a lifejacket. Statistics from NSW Roads and Maritime Services show that between mid 1999 and December 2011, 206 out of 221 people killed in boating accidents in NSW were not wearing ...
Labor Day Weekend Shasta Lake Boating Accident Victim Dies
A Dunsmuir man critically injured in a boating accident while on a Labor Day weekend outing with family in Shasta Lake has died. Steven Minuth, 66, Dunsmuir, was injured when his personal water craft collided with a boat driven by his brother, Michael ...

Boating Accidents:

10-year-old boy airlifted after jet ski accident in C.J. Strike
Idaho Press-Tribune Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:23 PM PDT
OWYHEE COUNTY A 10-year-old boy was critically injured Friday when a jet ski and a boat collided on C.J. Strike Reservoir at Black Sands Resort, according to Owyhee County Sheriff Marine Deputy John

Sailor, 71, rescued in ocean drama
The Herald Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:13 PM PDT
A 71-year-old solo sailor said he was lucky to be alive after a freak wave flung him off his small yacht in the Atlantic Ocean.

California boater rescued off coast of Harpswell
The Times Record Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:16 AM PDT
The Times Record HARPSWELL A 25-year-old California man suffering from hypothermia was treated and released at a Brunswick hospital after his boat capsized near Lookout Point in Middle Bay on Saturday afternoon. read more

Four injured in Maine boating accident
Portland Press Herald Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:12 PM PDT
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Maine Marine Patrol.

Man not guilty of DUI in boat
Altoona Mirror Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:25 PM PDT
HOLLIDAYSBURG - A Blair County jury has found a Hollidaysburg man not guilty of operating a watercraft on the flood-swollen Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River a year ago while under the influence of alcohol.
Fiordland boating accident to be investigated
Fiordland boating accident to be investigated. Published: 6:06AM Wednesday September 19, 2012 Source: Fairfax. Email this article; Print this article; Text size + -; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. Fiordland boating accident to be investigated ...
Lake Mead boating accident lands man in hospital
Las Vegas Sun
A man was injured at Lake Mead National Recreation Area after being thrown from a boat just north of the Hoover Dam. About noon Tuesday, a passenger on the boat called Metro Police to request assistance for a man who had been thrown from the vessel ...
10 People in Boating Accident Were Intoxicated, Police Say
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