Boating Safety Is For Life

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
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
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
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
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
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 ..

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