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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
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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.

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