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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Improve your boating skills at Cape Lazo Squadron
Canada.com
Improve your boating skills at Cape Lazo Squadron. Comox Valley Echo October 30, 2012. Cape Lazo Power & Sail Squadron is offering the following courses: GPS - Nov 10th Saturday, Tsolum Building, Courtenay Recreation Centre 9: 00 am to 4: 30 pm.

Sheriffâs office, Coast Guard offer classes
The Columbian Wed, 31 Oct 2012 06:03 AM PDT
The Clark County Sheriffâs Office and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two boating education classes in the coming weeks. 


Boating Safety News:

Funds awarded to boating facilities at Piedmont Lake
The Daily Jeffersonian Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:19 AM PDT
COLUMBUS -- The state Controlling Board released more than $442,000 Monday for boating facility improvements at Piedmont Lake in Guernsey County. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will receive the Waterway Safety Fund Cooperative Boating..


State boating deaths up, Douglas County down
KPIC CBS 4 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:24 AM PDT
A new report shows that 2012 has been an especially deadly year for boaters in Oregon, but our area saw only one death on the water. 


 Manatees on the move
WZVN-TV
They warned boaters to watch out. At Lee County's Manatee Park, boater Helen Gustafson tried spotting some in the waters. "You're always looking for them," remarked Gustafson. While they're off in the distance, she told us she has seen them up close ...


 Great Lakes boaters and shippers to likely face record-low water levels into 2013
MLive.com
Enlarge Ken Stevens | ksteven2@mlive.com A piece of exposed land in shallow areas on the eastern end of White Lake is pictured on October 31, 2012. The Ellenwood Landing dockominiums and condominiums in Montague are pictured in the background.


Boating: Docking like a Pro!
Fort Myers Beach Observer
I seldom plagiarize others writing about boating, but I was so taken with Andrews post on the Cruising Compass blog that I will quote him extensively. He is clear and precise. Although he writes about sailboats, power boaters can learn a lot from him.


Boating News:

 Wording of boating tax law on ballots confuses many
The Wichita Eagle Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:48 PM PDT
Two words buried in a full-page ballot question could kill a constitutional amendment to slash the property taxes on Kansas watercraft, proponents of the change worry. 


MP 'feels sorry' for boat dwellers forced to relocate
Cambridge News
Some families told to leave the Fish and Duck Marina in Holt Fen, near Little Thetford, met their local MP, Jim Paice. The boaters, many of whom live there permanently, say they have not been given long enough to find an alternative site, and there is ...


 Boats Where They Don't Belong: In The Middle Of Metro-North TracksGothamist
Will the owner of a 40-foot white boat called the "Gral Sper" please come remove it from the Metro-North tracks ASAP? While it's no tanker, according to Governor Cuomo, the boat is currently blocking the tracks near the Ossining Station on the Hudson Line.


Man 'stabbed, thrown overboard' from yacht
Marlborough Express
Armed police have boarded the police boat Lady Elizabeth IV at Picton and headed into Queen Charlotte Sound after a man was allegedly assaulted and thrown overboard from a yacht. Sergeant Kris Payne, of Picton, said a Nelson man visiting Picton told ...

 Boat show chips in for rescue unit
Northern Star Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:46 PM PDT
BALLINA'S Marine Rescue unit raised enough money to keep it afloat for three months at its Boat and Leisure Show held on the October long weekend this year


 Invasive species watercraft sticker to be required
The Laughlin Times Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:11 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. 


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


Boating Fatalities:

Police: Man found dead on sailboat, died of natural cause
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Daniel Barry, 59, was spotted slumped over the railing of his 27-foot sailboat, police said Monday. Another boater saw Barry as they passed his vessel anchored just 150 yards from the Bethune Point dock, police said. Daytona Beach police spokesman ...

Coast Guard rescuers still optimistic about lost Bounty captainâs chances
The Wenatchee World Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:57 AM PDT
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. â The Coast Guard used ships and airplanes to search the Atlantic on Tuesday for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which went down during Hurricane Sandy. The Coast Guard was optimistic Robin Walbridge, 63, of St. Petersburg, Fla., could still be alive in his blazing red survival suit 90 miles off the North Carolina coast. Wallbridge went overboard early Monday when the replica


 Choctawhatchee Bay Boating Mishap
WJHG Panama City Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:08 AM PDT
A search continues for a missing Mary Esther man, who was lost in a late night boating accident. 


 Hundreds mourn boating victim
SunLive
Hundreds of people turned out to remember Tauranga man Shaun Hogarth, who died in a boating incident in Tauranga Harbour. Family and friends of the 23-year-old stevedore gathered in Pyes Pa for a funeral service at 1pm yesterday. Hundreds turned out ...


Dogs join search for missing boaterKTIV
It's been more than two weeks since a boater disappeared in the Missouri River near Ponca State Park. Steven Bevelhymer was fishing with his brother and attempting to anchor the boat when both were pulled under by the current. While his brother was ...


 Boat dealer sentenced to prison for boating crash that killed woman six years ago
Orlando Sentinel Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:40 AM PDT
An Orlando boat dealer accused of piloting a boat while he was drunk and crashing, killing a 20-year-old and injuring several others, was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday.


Boating Accidents:

 Fatal Aegean Yacht Crash Result of 'Inadequate Lookout,' Report SaysPatch.com
new_asset_attachment_attributes. The Aegean hit North Coronado Island, killing four people, during the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race in April due to “an inadequate lookout,” according to a final report from U.S. Sailing, the sport's governing body.


High winds capsize boat in Luther Marsh
Orangeville Banner
UPDATE: High winds capsize boat in Luther Marsh. A boater was found alive and well following a three-hour search and rescue effort in the Luther Marsh. As two 24-year-old boaters attempted to return to shore on Monday (Oct. 29), high winds capsized . Canada


Hurricane Sandy:

 At least 30 boats lost at Perth Amboy yacht club
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
PERTH AMBOY — In Perth Amboy, the waterfront boardwalk has been ripped up, homes are without roofs and dozens of downed trees and power lines lay strewn all over this city, which sits on the Raritan Bay. Water rushed over the brick boardwalk around 7 ...


 Tidal surge overruns 2 NJ towns with floodwaters; boats, trucks rescue residents
Fox News
MOONACHIE, N.J. – A huge tidal surge sent water overflowing a creek and gushing out of storm drains in two northern New Jersey towns early Tuesday, filling streets with up to 5 feet of water and setting off a frantic rescue effort by boats and trucks. Gov.


Video: Jet skier navigates Superstorm Sandy floodwaters in New Jersey
Irish Independent Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:17 PM PDT
THE flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy led to one New Jersey resident taking his jet ski for a ride. 


 The "Best" Videos Of Morons Goofing Around During Hurricane Sandy
Gothamist Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:15 PM PDT
For days, we were warned by Mayor Bloomberg, city officials, and hysterical weathermen that Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm was going to be an intense, serious storm that would cause massive amounts of damage and endanger lives. And yet, some people decided it would be the perfect time to try out their new jet ski in a flooded NJ town , or catch a few waves at the Rockaways, or just pose for photos ...


 Today's top stories
ITV.com Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:54 AM PDT
Residents in Little Ferry, New Jersey, were rescued by an emergency personnel craft. Credit: Adam Hunger / Reuters A Little Ferry resident employed his jet ski to help take others to safety. Credit: Adam Hunger / Reuters Ray Cilli, his dog Woubie and his friend Greg managed to paddle to dry ground.
 


 In Babylon Village, Hurricane Sandy unites a boating community
Los Angeles Times
BABYLON VILLAGE, N.Y. -- The Sea Baby's stuck. The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy tossed the 25-foot fishing boat into a pile of 40 boats at the Suffolk Marine Center on Sumpwams Creek, a slender finger of water that reaches into Long Island from the ...


 Fishing, boating impacted by SandyThe Hour
Fishing, boating impacted by Sandy. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:45 am. Fishing, boating impacted by Sandy By DICK ALLEY Fishing Plus The ..

Monday, October 29, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Coast Guard Hosts Boater Safety Class
9&10 News Cadillac Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:45 PM PDT
Whether it is on a pontoon, speedboat, or canoe, many of us get caught up in having fun out on the water and forget the basic safety rules that come along with boating. The Coast Guard Auxiliary hosted


 New Site Helps Finding Boating Courses Plain Sailing
Afloat
#SAIL TRAINING - A new website designed to help make it easier and quicker to find boating training courses across the UK, US, Europe and worldwide has just been launched. The Boating Hub is aimed at both beginners and more experienced boating ...


Boating News:

The Willamette River is not up for grabs, even by the (potentially) homelessOregonLive.com
The state Land Board was correct recently to amend its rules to limit a transient boater's stay in once place to 30 days. That might seem generous, given the rule now requires that a noncommercial boater move every two weeks -- except a few feet is al 


Free program for discarding old boating equipment available Friday-Sunday
Bluffton Today
The Clean Marine Event is intended to help prevent boating and fishing equipment from becoming derelict or discarded into coastal waterways and marshes. Each year, abandoned boats, old fishing gear, discarded equipment and building materials become .. 


Boat registration renewal reminders coming soon
Statesman Journal (blog)
Boaters with registration decals that expire at the end of the year will be getting their courtesy registration renewal notice in the mail. The Marine Board is mailing approximately 82,055 notices on Thursday. “Renewing online is quick and easy and ... 


Boating Safety News:

Boaters urged to slow after rare sea turtle spotted in Bay
KTVU San Francisco
A rare sea turtle was been spotted and photographed in the Berkeley Marina Saturday morning during a routine patrol and a warning has gone out to boaters urging them to slow down. Berekely Harbor Master Dominic Moreno saw the creature swimming ...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu
ABC 2 Baltimore Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:27 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has set port conditions to Zulu for the coastal waters of Marylandâs eastern shore and Virginia Saturday as Hurricane Sandy approaches. 


 USCG warns boaters before Sandy arrives
WPRI Providence Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:06 AM PDT
The United States Coast Guard wants boaters to prepare and be safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches Southern New England. 


 Bamfield training centre to simulate rescues at sea
Victoria Times Colonist Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:50 AM PDT
A new Canadian Coast Guard training facility in Bamfield will provide trainees with state-of-the-art simulators, allowing them to deal with dangerous situations before heading out onto the sometimes wild West Coast waters. 


 Number of boating deaths in Oregon in 2012 may be highest in 15 years
Salem Statesman Journal Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:11 AM PDT
Even though the weather has turned cold and many Oregonians have tucked away their boats for the season, state officials are still worried about river and lake safety. 


 Vt. warns cold-weather boaters of flotation need
WCAX-TV Vermont Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:33 AM PDT
The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning boaters of the need to wear personal flotation devices when boating on the New York side of Lake Champlain during the cold-weather months. 


 Boating: Navigational rules were written to prevent collisions
The News-Press Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:10 PM PDT
In previous columns I have discussed the operator's responsibilities in piloting a boat. 


Unterman leads caucus on Lake Lanier issues, including safety
Gwinnett Daily Post Sat, 27 Oct 2012 19:33 PM PDT
Unterman: Lowering boating under the influence threshold "a given"  


 Veterans Park public boat ramp closed to motorized boats
Boston Globe Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:31 PM PDT
The spread of an invasive plant in Naticook Lake has led to the closing of the public boat ramp at Veterans Park to motorized watercraft.



Belle Haven Boaters Prep for Hurricane Sandy
Patch.com
Hurricane Sandy is coming, and boaters across Northern Virginia are preparing for the worst. At the Belle Haven Marina along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, dozens of boaters cast off for Tantallon Marina, which is near Fort Washington, Md.

 Someone Is Sending Fake Distress Calls Off the OC Coast
LAist Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:57 AM PDT
It's the nautical version of swatting : Someone has been sending fake distress calls of the Orange County coast, and the U.S. Coast Guard is not pleased


Coast Guard: O.C. Man Making Bogus Distress Calls
KTLA-TV Los Angeles Sun, 28 Oct 2012 22:53 PM PDT
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A Southern California boating community is outraged after the U.S. Coast Guard reported receiving many fake distress calls regarding sinking ships.


Boating Fatalities:

 14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC
Boston Globe Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:08 AM PDT
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) â The Coast Guard is using a helicopter and an airplane to search for two crew members who are missing from a replica tall ship that has sank in rough seas off the North Carolina coast. 


 Sandy forces crew to abandon HMS Bounty replica
The New Zealand Herald Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:04 AM PDT
A monster hurricane off the US coast forced the 17-member crew of the HMS Bounty to abandon the famed three-mast tall ship and lower lifeboats into stormy seas, a Coast Guard statement said.The crew donned cold water survival suits...


Search for missing skipper called off for the night
Isle of Wight Radio
A search for a missing skipper, whose yacht was found washed ashore near Brighstone with its engine still running, has been called off for the evening. It follows an extensive air, land and sea search lasting nearly five hours and covering an area from ...

Dead man found on anchored sailboat in FloridaSan Francisco Chronicle
The man's body was discovered Saturday morning on the Halifax River. Police tell The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bitly.com/TmP7Wb ) that a passing boater spotted the roughly 60-year-old man lying over the railing of the 27-foot sailboat. Police .

Police Search For Missing Lake Arthur Boater
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are searching for a man who went missing in Moraine State Park Friday night. The man, 52-year-old Brian Cornetti of Prospect, was last seen Friday around 10 p.m. when he took his boat out on Lake Arthur. Cornetti was ...

 Football player drowns in duck hunting boating accident
FOX 9 News Twin Cities Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:33 PM PDT
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School played their Saturday night playoff football game in honor of one of their players after the teen drowned after his boat capsized on Lake Elysian.


Mystery yachtsman search called off
Belfast Telegraph Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:36 PM PDT
A large-scale air, land and sea search for the skipper of a yacht found beached with its engine still running but with no one on board has been called off. Related Stories Economy 'shows signs of progress' Man hurt on nightclub noose prop Glitter released by Savile police Search for yacht skipper called off Chelsea probes match steward injury  


 Search continues for missing boater in W. Pa. park
San Francisco Chronicle
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Crews have continued their search of a lake at a state park in western Pennsylvania for a boater who has been missing since Monday. Officials at Moraine State Park, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh, say 52-year-old Brian ...



Boating Accidents:

  Boater saved by Smyrna police speaks out - WSMV Channel 4
It's a whopper of a fishing tale, not about a big catch, but a story of survival. A Murfreesboro man is lucky to be alive after almost drowning when his boat started ...
www.wsmv.com/.../boater-saved-by-smyrna-police-speaks-out

Millville rescues diabetic boater caught out on Maurice River
NJ.com
Rescue requested that the boater shoot a flare in order to make visual contact. "The rescue initially requested that because there was some trouble making visual contact," Hess said. "But once rescuers got beyond the bend, visual was made." The man was 

 Gueydan boater rescued on Cypress Lake
The Gueydan Journal
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents were notified at 9 p.m. on Oct. 26 about two overdue boaters in the Grand Lake and Lake Arthur areas. LDWF agents immediately coordinated a search effort throughout the ...


Workers trying to save yacht from Lake Michigan waves
South Bend Tribune Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:25 PM PDT
NEW BUFFALO ¿ Waves on an already churned up Lake Michigan were building today as crews worked feverishly to rescue a 56-foot yacht that ran aground in New Buffalo. 


Hurricane Sandy 2012: Passengers Of Boat Reported Missing In Caribbean Found
Huffington Post
The rigid-hulled inflatable boat was supposed to have left the island of Dominican on Sunday for the nearby French island of Martinique but never reached its destination, authorities said. On board were four men and two women, all French citizens, who ..

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

The Boating Hub Is Launched To Make It Plain Sailing To Find Live Boating Courses And Training Centres
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:44 PM PDT
The Boating Hub sets sail with a new website to make it quick and easy to find boating courses and training centres worldwide.(PRWEB UK) 23 October 2012 The Boating Hub is delighted to announce the launch of its new website designed to help make it easier and quicker for anyone looking to find boating training courses across the UK, US, Europe and Worldwide. The Boating Hub's new website is ..


SPORTS BRIEFS
Delmarva Now
The class will teach safe boating skills to help lay the groundwork for years of boating fun.The course is designed for the average boater and will cover such topics as the various types and features of boats; trailering, safe fueling and basic .


 Coast Guard Hosts Boater Safety Class
9&10 News Cadillac Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:45 PM PDT
Whether it is on a pontoon, speedboat, or canoe, many of us get caught up in having fun out on the water and forget the basic safety rules that come along with boating. The Coast Guard Auxiliary hosted


Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard Auxiliary Joins Forces with the Alliance for Safe Navigation
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:36 PM PDT
The Alliance for Safe Navigation, whose mission is to raise boater awareness about the importance of up-to-date navigational information, is teaming up with the Coast Guard Auxiliary to encourage boating safety.St. Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 The Alliance for Safe Navigation, whose mission is to raise boater awareness about the importance of up-to-date navigational information, today ..


 Residents, boaters urged to prepare for 'Frankenstorm'
Greenwich Time
Mark Legenos installs hurricane shutters on a home on West Beach Drive in Stratford Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Legenos estimated the company he works for, Shade and Shutter Systems, Inc., saw a 30% increase in sales following Hurricane Irene. Photo: 


 Boaters left holding the bag for uninsured vessels
Hawaii News Now
She believes requiring all boaters to have insurance and making boater education mandatory could create responsible owners and reduce salvage costs now born by the boating special fund. Since 2002 the fund has paid $481,218 for groundings of ...


 Welcome, Boaters! | CGAUX: Recreational Boating Safety OutreachWelcome to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary's Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Department. We're the part of the Auxiliary that works with other organizations ...
bdept.cgaux.org/wp/?page_id=1032


Ind. police agency starting Ohio River boat patrolSan Francisco Chronicle
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jeffersonville police will soon begin patrolling the Ohio River with a new 27-foot boat, meaning the department won't have to depend on other agencies to handle emergencies along the river in the southern Indiana city.


 Sailing yachts remain vulnerable to pirate attacks
Sail World
Roving sailors take note: Intelligence from the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC), the Maritime Security Centre for the Horn of Africa (MSCHOA), UK Maritime and other agencies remains clear; that all sailing yachts should avoid transiting the High Risk Area ...



Testing begins for NH marine patrol recruits
Boston Globe Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:06 AM PDT
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) â The New Hampshire Marine Patrol is recruiting full-time officers for the 2013 boating season.


Boating News:

 DFO seeks boater who cruised too close to whales
Alberni Valley News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:16 PM PDT
An investigation into the disturbance of humpback whales in the Alberni Inlet in September has been turned over to the DFO. 



Boaters urged to slow after rare sea turtle spotted in Bay
KTVU Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:06 PM PDT
A rare sea turtle was been spotted and photographed in the Berkeley Marina Saturday morning during a routine patrol and a warning has gone out to boaters urging them to slow down. Berekely Harbor Master Dominic Moreno saw the creature swimming during his morning patrol. He said the turtle appeared to be healthy, but could be in danger of being struck by a boater. Moreno alerted marine biologists ...



 

Boating Fatalities:

 Alleged drunken boater was in 'no condition' to waive rights, attorney says
The Patriot Ledger
Attorney Gregory Sullivan, right, escorts client Justin McDonald, of Marshfield, as they leave Plymouth District Court, Monday, July 18, 2011. McDonald is charged in connection with boat accident that killed his friend, Steven "Zac" Woods of Marshfield.


Jury convicts Deerfield Beach man of BUI manslaughter
Sun-Sentinel Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:37 PM PDT
May 2010 boating crash in Delray Beach killed Mandy J. Romeu's passenger It was shortly after 2 a.m. when Mandy J. Romeu took the wheel of his 34-foot powerboat and left the dock along the Intracoastal Waterway with passengers Christopher Smith and his older sister, Alexandra Smith, not long after meeting them at a Delray Beach lounge


 Body of boater found
Fort Frances Times Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:46 PM PDT
As a result of an extensive search by police and civilians, police confirmed the body of John Cochrane, 43, of Mitaanjigaming First Nation was recovered from the waters of Stanjikoming Bay at 11:20 a.m. on Friday. No foul play is suspected and OPP is continuing to assist the Regional Coroners office. read more



Minn. teen dies in boating accident
FOX 9 News
Minn. teen dies in boating accident. Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:17 PM EST. Updated: Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:17 PM EST. MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School is playing tonight's playoff football game in honor ...


 Police Search For Missing Lake Arthur Boater
CBS Pittsburgh Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:59 PM PDT
Police are searching for a man who went missing in Moraine State Park Friday night.


Boating Accidents:

 Smyrna officers dive into water to save boater - WSMV Channel 4
Two Smyrna police officers jumped into the water and save a stranded boater on Thursday.
www.wsmv.com/.../smyrna-officers-dive-into-water-to-save-b...


  Montcalm County couple rescued from island after sailboat capsizes
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
MONTCALM COUNTY, MI – A Lakeview couple was rescued Thursday, Oct. 25, from a small island on Tamarack Lake after their sailboat capsized. John and Lee London were sailing in gusty winds on Tamarack Lake when their sailboat capsized. They were ...


Coast Guard rescues four after boat capsizes off Siesta Key
The Tampa Tribune Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:01 AM PDT
The Coast Guard rescued four people Thursday after their 27-foot boat capsized four miles off the coast of Siesta Key in Sarasota County.  


  Fire destroys houseboat in Glen Canyon
CBS 5 Phoenix Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:57 AM PDT
A houseboat named Take a Message was 75 percent destroyed by a fire Thursday morning in the Wahweap Marina in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. 

 
Park Service credits quick response in Lake Powell houseboat fire
The Salt Lake Tribune Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:42 AM PDT
Park Service credits quick response in Lake Powell houseboat fire by Bob Mims The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 26, 2012 08:36AM MDT A National Park Service official is crediting quick-acting federal and local firefighters for preventing a houseboat fire at Lake Powellâs Wahweap Marina from spreading or causing injuries. Glen Canyon Deputy Superintendent Brian Carey said Friday that public ..



Coast Guard helps rescue 2 people from lake St. Clair after personal watercraft runs aground
ClickOnDetroit Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:36 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard says one of its crews helped rescue two people who were thrown into Lake St. Clair when their personal watercraft ran aground ..


 Boat catches fire on Lake Champlain
San Francisco Chronicle
He told police that he had been transporting the boat to a New York marina for winter storage when he smelled smoke and found flames and smoke near the generator and circuit board of the boat. He tried to extinguish the flames with fire extinguishers ..


 Man overboard plucked from big lake off Bear IslandThe Laconia Daily Sun
... gotten pulled from the water but the boat was still circling. Marine Patrol was able to secure the boat and said there was no damage. Lake was unharmed. Marine Patrol cautions boaters to always wear a life preserver and the use the boats safety .


Their watercraft stranded, three women rescued in Hernando
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Sat, 27 Oct 2012 06:14 AM PDT
Three women were rescued Friday night after their two personal watercraft became stuck in dangerous  


 Off-Duty CCFD Lieutenant Rescues 4 After Boat Sinks
Patch.com
Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Central Coventry Fire Lt. Mike DeCesare and neighbor Leo Roy were wrapping up a long day of fishing near Bonnet Shores when DeCesare heard the sound of air horns in the distance. Soon after, he heard yelling and spotted a ...


Boat fire mars fishing trip
The Signal Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:48 PM PDT
A boater returning home from a fishing trip near Mammoth Lakes watched helplessly Saturday as his boat burned on the side of the Highway 14 freeway in Newhall.
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Florida anchoring experiment creates uncertainty
Gasparilla Gazette
... and anchoring program to allow five localities to regulate anchoring within their jurisdictions. The following is intended to help boaters and local law enforcement understand Florida's anchoring and mooring laws, and the status of the mooring


Lighthouse Publications to Premier New Boating Magazine
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:13 AM PDT
New England Boating to launch in February of 2013Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 Lighthouse Publications and Lighthouse Media Solutions announce the launch of New England Boating Magazine, a new annual, high-end, 4-color, glossy magazine focused on the New England boating lifestyle and culture. Publication of the premier issue is scheduled for early-February 2013.New England Boating focuses ...  


About $80,000 worth of boat motors stolen
St. Petersburg Times Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:13 AM PDT
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, October 24, 2012 TAMPA â A thief took off with about $79,000 worth of boat motors Sunday night, and deputies are asking for the public's help. Between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 a.m. Monday, someone cut through a chain-link fence surrounding Family Boating Center at 7806 Anderson Road. The thief â or thieves â took two F300 and two F250 .


Trailer with $150K in boating equipment stolen
WTOP Radio Washington, DC Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:57 AM PDT
Annapolis police say a trailer holding $150,000 in boating equipment has been stolen.
 
 

 
 Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:11 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercraft on 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, 24 Oct 2012 00:11 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. 


 Group sues Irondequoit over town boating law
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The town of Irondequoit was in court last week defending its new boating law against a group of boaters that wants it struck down. The law, enacted in June, prevents boaters from setting up within 300 feet of the shore of the narrow sandbar separating ...


 Australian Yachting Awards: Achievements to be recognisedYACHTe.com.au
Australia's sailing community will come together on Friday night to celebrate a successful year for the sport at the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards. The 2012 Australian Yachting Awards will be held at Byron Kennedy Hall in the Entertainment Quarter ...


Thinking Small, Sailor Hopes to Cruise Globe in 10-Foot Boat
Wall Street Journal
A veteran boat-builder and sailor from Sweden is building a 10-feet boat that he will use to sail around the world without docking on land a single time. WSJ's Anna Molin spends some time with him and finds out why he's doing it. Sven Yrvind is willing ..


Lock Recreational Closures Frustrate ResidentsThe Kittanning Paper
More than a dozen boaters, dignitaries and local officials expressed their concerns to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials during a nearly-two hour meeting last night at the East Franklin Township firehall. District Engineer Col. William 'Butch ...
 

 
Boating Safety News:

Swimmers, boaters urged to use caution because of Sandy
WPDE
The Coast Guard station in Charleston put out a warning for swimmers and boaters to stay off and out of ocean waters along the South Carolina coastline until Hurricane Sandy has passed and sea conditions return to normal. The Coast Guard anticipates ..
 


BoatUS tips to prepare boats for winter storage
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some tips learned from fuel industry insiders on how to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10% ethanol) over the winter. The octane issue: Some boaters choose to leave their boat's gas
 


Weigh In: Suffolk's New Boater Safety Law
Patch.com
Article. article[new_asset_attachment_attributes][user_id]. new_asset_attachment_attributes. Boater safety has been on the minds of many Long Islanders since a tragic July 4th accident in the waters off Oyster Bay killed three children. Suffolk County ...


 Coast Guard Auxiliary Joins Forces with the Alliance for Safe Navigation
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:46 AM PDT
The Alliance for Safe Navigation, whose mission is to raise boater awareness about the importance of up-to-date navigational information, is teaming up with the Coast Guard Auxiliary to encourage boating safety.St. Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 The Alliance for Safe Navigation, whose mission is to raise boater awareness about the importance of up-to-date navigational information, today .
 

 Mast heads: Two women stand tall at the helm
Greenwich Time Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:32 PM PDT
Susan Ryan, left, and Susan Fisher, right, currently hold positions that have long been dominated by men. Ryan is District 2 Commander of the U.S Power Squadrons (USPS) Sail and Power Boating organization and Fisher is Commodore of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. 


 The two extremes of boating preparedness
SunLive (blog)
Spending a few hours at a local boat ramp with the harbour wardens was a rewarding experience in the weekend. The annual “ramp day” provides a chance for the volunteer wardens to chat with boaties, impart a bit of advice and best of all, meet some of ...


 The Jeffersonville Police Department is training a new patrol unit to begin ...The Courier-Journal
The prevailing state law on the river depends on which agency is enforcing it. Indiana boating laws allow open alcohol containers and consumption for boat passengers, but not for drivers, Grimm said. In addition to pleasure boaters, an estimated $42 ...


Boating Fatalities:

Trial expected to last all week in deadly boating accident
WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:36 PM PDT
POSTED BY: Karl Man/CBS 12 News WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- A deadly boating crash from Delray Beach sends a  young man overboard, into a navigation marker and into the water. The driver of the boat ultimately charged with B.U.I manslaughter. Now the boater, Mandy Romeu, is on trial charged with boating under the influence and killing Christopher Smith. ... 


 Sheriff's office searching for missing boater
The Staunton News Leader Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:07 AM PDT
CRIMORA  Authorities are searching for a missing boater in Crimora, according to the Augusta County Sheriffâs Office. 


 Hearing set for Okla. principal charged in crash
KWTV News9 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:39 AM PDT
An eastern Oklahoma middle school principal is free on $11,000 bond after he was charged with manslaughter in a fatal boating crash on Grand Lake. 


 Man gets 26 years in boat crash that killed his father
The Clarion-Ledger Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:47 PM PDT
A Mississippi man found guilty of manslaughter in a drunken boating accident that killed his father and another man was sentenced Monday to 26 years in prison. 


 Six Tours Of Duty
KWQC 6
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released their findings on the fatal boating accident that happened over the weekend. The incident occurred around 6:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012, onMore >>. The Illinois Department of Natural ...


Jury convicts Deerfield Beach man of BUI manslaughterSun-Sentinel
It was shortly after 2 a.m. when Mandy J. Romeu took the wheel of his 34-foot powerboat and left the dock along the Intracoastal Waterway with passengers Christopher Smith and his older sister, Alexandra Smith, not long after meeting them at a Delray 


Boating Accidents:

 Yacht skipper's fury after RNLI called, court told
Daily Echo
THE skipper of a Southampton yacht battling fierce winds was “absolutely furious” when he heard a lifeboat had been dispatched to help it, a court heard. Novice sailors who had paid to sail on Liquid Vortex told a jury at Southampton Crown Court what


Defendants in suit over Erie boat explosion claim case is deficient
GoErie.com
The yacht club and another defendant are arguing that the suit, filed Oct. 2, must be more specific about the condition of the boat -- which blew up at the club's fuel dock -- and other factors for the case to proceed in Erie County Court. The yacht ...


Boat accident leaves OAP with 40 stitches
Oxford Mail
A RETIRED couple say they could have been killed after a “dangerous” boater forced them to crash their 65ft barge. Dave Jenkins, 59, needed 40 stitches to his head after he swerved to avoid the oncoming boat on the Thames by Abingdon Bridge on Sunday, ... 


 US Navy Warship Rescues 5 Filipino Fishermen From Sinking Boat
Huffington Post
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship rescued five Filipino fishermen Wednesday after helicopter pilots spotted them flashing a lighter in the middle of the night while standing on the roof of their sinking boat, officials said. A Navy ...


 Boater saved by Smyrna police speaks out
WSMV Nashville Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:55 PM PDT
It's a whopper of a fishing tale, not about a big catch, but a story of survival. A Murfreesboro man is lucky to be alive after almost drowning when his boat started to sink. 


 Yacht is rescued in high winds
BBC News
Rescue teams spent the night assisting a 24-foot yacht with one sailor on board after it ran into difficulty in gale-force winds off Anglesey. The Moondance issued a mayday from 15 miles northwest of Holyhead at 22:30 BST on Wednesday. The ferry Stena ..