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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 ...

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