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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

 Enhancements coming to Sutton Lake boating access
WWAY 3 Wilmington Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:20 AM PDT
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The boating access area at New Hanover County's Sutton Lake will close temporarily beginning Oct. 29 to receive a facelift. Duke Energy, which owns the lake, says the work will be performed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The improvements include construction of two new boat ramps with new courtesy docks, a new handicap-accessible fishing pier 

 BoatUS offers updated Florida anchoring information tip sheet
Boating Industry
TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 22, 2012 – Since it was first made available at no cost two years ago, some boaters have called it one of the most helpful documents to have aboard when anchoring in waters across the Sunshine State. Others are saying it's a ...

 Keep Your Boat “Winter Ready”ChicagoNow (blog)
Sitting at home is one of the most important tools in your fishing adventures. Your boat is sitting there just begging to be used, but most importantly you need to make sure that your boat is ready to be used when the time does come. I don't know about ...

Yacht owner and captain on trial after dramatic sea rescue
Daily Echo
Prosecutor Mary Gibbons said the yacht set sail from Shamrock Quay on the River Itchen on Monday January 2 when weather forecasts had warned that Force 10 storm conditions were due. The crew was made up of captain Charles Sturrock and six people ..

Chair of group studying boater safety says Georgia needs to compare its laws ...The Republic
BUFORD, Ga. — The chairman of a newly formed group studying boating safety in Georgia says the state needs to compare itself with the rest of the nation before moving ahead with changing boating safety laws. Republican state Sen. Renee Unterman of ...

 NSW police on jet skis target marine crime
The Courier Mail Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:42 PM PDT
A NEW jet ski squadron will be deployed by NSW police to improve safety on the waterways and target marine-related crime. 

 Boat Property Tax Amendment On Ballot Statewide
WIBW Topeka Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:04 PM PDT
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Your votes will determine whether it sinks or swims, a yes vote on a statewide ballot issue would allow legislators to change the Kansas constitution, and how watercraft are taxed statewide.

Boating Fatalities:

Body of missing boater found in North Texas lake
San Francisco Chronicle
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a 51-year-old boat captain a week after his 26-foot cabin cruiser capsized on a North Texas lake. The man's found was found early Sunday morning. Twelve people had been on board when the ...

Divers search for missing boater in Rend Lake
The Southern
(0) Comments. REND LAKE - Divers began a search Sunday night for a missing boater at Rend Lake, Franklin County authorities confirmed. A dive team from the Benton Fire Department was participating in the search, which began about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, ... 

 Body of Ferriday boater found in Mississippi River
NATCHEZ, Miss. -- A Ferriday man's body was found on the Adams County side of the Mississippi River after he apparently fell from his boat and drowned during a fishing trip. Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield tells the Natchez Democrat that the family ...

 Airman who died in boating accident identified
Air Force Times Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:14 AM PDT
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. â Wildlife officials have identified the airman from Hurlburt Field who died after a boating accident in the Florida Panhandle. 

Man gets 26 years in boat crash killing his father
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — 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. Brad Hardy, 31, was convicted in Rankin County last week in the deaths of Mikeal ...

Leisure boats threaten the Swedish West Coast archipelago
The number of leisure boats along the Swedish West Coast has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, resulting in a risk that the inner archipelago might be destroyed. These are the findings of new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 Defendants in suit over Erie boat explosion claim case is deficient
Erie Times-News Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:12 AM PDT
Two of the defendants in a suit over a fatal boat explosion at the Erie Yacht Club are claiming the case lacks enough specifics to proceed in Erie County Court. 

 Missing yachtswoman tried to employ delivery skipper
Yachting Monthly Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:35 AM PDT
Missing yachtswoman Ona Unwin, 65, who bought a Moody 31 from a yacht brokers in Falmouth, tried to engage a delivery skipper just hours before setting sail.

Boating Accidents:

Shipwrecked sailors rescued off Fraser Island
Fraser Coast Chronicle
TWO sailors were shaken but uninjured after being rescued when their 12m yacht sank east of Sandy Cape on Fraser Island about 11.45pm on Friday. Volunteer Marine Rescue spokesman Graham Kingston said the vessel apparently tilted alarmingly and ...

 Stuck yacht rescued
Marlborough Express
A yacht ran aground in the Marlborough Sounds yesterday and had to be rescued by the Coastguard. Coastguard incident controller Peter Garnett said the boat became beached at Bob's Bay near Picton Harbour about 3pm. The yacht was listing at a ...

 Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from Lake St. Clair
Detroit Free Press Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:59 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters whose boat battery died and left them bobbing in Lake St. Clair Sunday night. 

 Three rescued from sinking boat near Egmont Key
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:15 PM PDT
Three people were rescued when their boat began sinking near Egmont Key, the Coast Guard said. Accor 

 Fire destroys four boats at Macomb County marina
Detroit Free Press Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:00 PM PDT
A man trying to protect his boat from winter weather inadvertently caused a fire that destroyed his watercraft and three others, officials said. 

 Man injured in boating accident
ABC Online
A 19-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after being injured in a boating accident at Tea Gardens, north of Newcastle. The man was travelling alone on the Myall River towards Tamboy yesterday when his boat hit a semi-submerged tree and ...

Boat fire in Marblehead Harbor remains under investigation
Wicked Local
Plumes of thick black smoke emanate from a 24-foot boat named 'Hat Trick,' according to the police log, which became fully engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21 in Marblehead Harbor. Mike Havens boat fire 4.jpg · Mike Havens boat fire 5.jpg .

 Harbor Patrol: Sailboat retrieved after breaking loose, slamming into Santa ...
San Jose Mercury News
SANTA CRUZ - Harbor Patrol officials retrieved an unoccupied 28-foot sailboat that broke its mooring during Monday morning's storm and was being battered against the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Senior Deputy Harbormaster Don Kinnamon said.

Flathead County attorney wants to withhold details of Rehberg boat crash
The Missoulian
Barkus crashed his boat on Flathead Lake's rocky shores after a night of drinking Aug. 27, 2009, injuring his four passengers. On board were Rehberg, Barkus, the former senator's wife and two Rehberg staffers, one of whom was in a coma for 10 days.

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