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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Last free BoatSmart class of the year to take place in Clay
First Coast News
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-5 is offering its last BoatSmart class of 2012 on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class, which is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the State of Florida, will ...

Safe boating course offered in New Haven
New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN — A five-week safe boating course offered by the New Haven Power Squadron begins at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Sound School, 60 S. Water Street. The cost of the course is $65. To sign up or for information, call Art Andrea at 203-641-0954.

Australian Yachting Awards finalists announced
Sail World
The Australian Yachting Awards 2012 are being held at the Byron Kennedy Hall at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney, on Friday 26 October. The Awards have been relocated to this venue in anticipation of a high demand following a very

Boating News:

 Utah State Parks Boating Conditions Report
The Salt Lake Tribune Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:40 AM PDT
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Yacht owners sue City of Tacoma, companies for damage
Tacoma News Tribune Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:16 AM PDT
A Tacoma couple are suing the city and three construction-related businesses, contending sandblasting debris blew off the Murray Morgan Bridge during a 2011 windstorm and damaged their 56-foot yacht

I'm on a Boat! (Or Maybe I'm Not)
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Maritime law is as old as the republic, yet we continue to argue about what counts as a boat. The Supreme Court was home to that debate Monday as the justices heard arguments to decide if a Florida floating home was a vessel. Arguing yes was the city 

Court seems unclear on house versus boat question - Spokesman ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it a house or a boat? Does a coffee mug float? The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that could have ...

 Supreme Court weighs whether activist Lozmanâs houseboat in Riviera Beach was a vessel
The Palm Beach Post Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:19 AM PDT
If Fane Lozmanâs floating house was a vessel then it would follow that a Styrofoam sofa, an inner tube with pennies taped to it and âdozens of absurd thingsâ could be deemed subject to federal maritime laws

Boats, votes and the Kansas Constitution
"The state's losing out on revenues that they should be getting because boats are either used outside the state or registered outside the state," said boater Gene Nold. "We're having to make it up in other ways." Nold has been boating for decades and ...

 Outboard Boating Club Gets First Crack at Fall Festival
After a few days of rain, West Franklin St. in Evansville is a lot busier than before thanks to the weather. We caught up a new booth to see how business has been and if workers are meeting their expectations. The Outboard Boating Club booth finally ..

Boating Safety News:

Be responsible on water
Northern Daily Leader Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:16 AM PDT
TODAY marks the official start of the boating season across the country and with the warm weather returning after a chilly start to the long weekend, authorities are warning boat owners to make sure their vessels are up to scratch.  

 Safety urged for Columbus Day weekend
Miami Herald Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:01 PM PDT
Biscayne National Park officials say they are preparing for the most dangerous weekend of the year in park waters â next weekendâs three-day Columbus Day holiday. Every year, thousands of powerboaters gather near Elliott Key to party, many of them spending the night at anchor. In the past 10 years, six people have been killed in boating accidents amid the long weekend of revelry. Park rangers ...

Lobbyists cry foul over feds' cuts to Sport Fish fund
Columbus Dispatch
The OMB, in an effort to shrink the federal deficit, considers it proper that Congress and the administration should grab $34 million from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The fund, which generates about $650 million a year that helps ...

FORUM: Boaters licensed, but many need more training
New Haven Register
Every week, we read and heard about serious boating accidents on Long Island Sound. Most of the ones that attract media attention have been deadly or very serious. There are many more that caused minor injuries or property damage and are reported not ..

 14th Annual Dam Swim for Drew for Boating Safety Awareness
Lake Murray, SC (WLTX) -- Saturday, September 15th more than 200 swimmers participated in a 2 mile swim across Lake Murray to honor the memory of Drew Smith. Joseph Drew Smith was 11 years old when he died on Lake Murray in 1997. This annual ..

Water rescue group helps keep Lake Quinsigamond boaters safe
Community Advocate
Shrewsbury – During the summer months, hundreds of boating enthusiasts flock to the beautiful Lake Quinsigamond on a regular basis. On occasion, just like motorists, some of those boaters may find themselves running into a little bit of mechanical trouble

Sea Tow Foundation to hold life jacket photo contest on Facebook
Boating Industry
The contest is part of a grant project funded by the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard to raise awareness of the importance of wearing life jackets while boating. The U.S. Coast Guard requires ...

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(DCNR) Boating access along Alabama's popular waterways and the Gulf Coast is at a premium. On Lake Guntersville, the South Sauty Creek ramp has been totally reworked and upgraded with additional paved parking.Boating accounts for a $72 billion ...

 New warning to yachts on piracy dangers
Marine Log
OCTOBER 2, 2012 — While commercial shipping operators know by now that the end of the monsoon season will bring an increase in pirate activities, maritime authorities are letting the yachting world know that sailing yachts are still a tempting target ..

 Boating: Increase In Boating Accidents?
Fort Myers Beach Observer
"It was a deck boat rental boat, came in fast and left even faster," laughed Ralph. He was so happy it wasn't him shaking the building. 'Waukee Bill' stomped back into the bar. "Who rents a boat to such a lousy driver?" "Did he hit another boat ...

 Practice makes near-perfect
Messenger Index Wed, 03 Oct 2012 03:13 AM PDT
Gem County Sheriff deputies took advantage of a warm day with warm water to hold personal watercraft training at Black Canyon Reservoir. Gem County Sheriff Chief Deputy Donnie Wunder said deputies were shown the basic equipment and operation of the equipment. They will learn how to get on â and off â the PWC in the water. Because a PWC looses power when the throttle is not in use, they will .

Boating Fatalities:

Calgary man drowns in Lake Newell near Brooks
CTV News
A Calgary man has died in an apparent drowning in Lake Newell, just south of Brooks. The man's body was found floating in the lake by a local boater Friday evening. A kayak was also found floating nearby. RCMP say the man was wearing a life jacket, but .

Man dies after falling from boat
BBC Lincolnshire Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:45 AM PDT
A 25-year-old man has died after falling from a boat moored at a yacht club in Boston

 Two missing after boat capsizes off San Mateo County Coast
San Jose Mercury News
HALF MOON BAY -- Authorities were searching for two San Francisco people without life jackets who went missing after their 23-foot fishing boat capsized Sunday off the San Mateo County coast, authorities said. A large wave flipped the boat, which had ..

 Driver charged in fatal boat crash in Juneau County
MAUSTON — An Adams man was charged in Juneau County Circuit Court this week with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle for a deadly nighttime boat crash in July. Christopher R. Collins, 22, faces possible prison time of 25 years for the crash on ...

Boater pulled from waterfront Friday dies
News Channel 12 New Bern Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:16 AM PDT
North Carolina Wildlife Officials have confirmed that the boater that fell overboard into the Pamlico River Friday has died. 

 Coast Guard searches for man missing after boat hit by rogue wave
Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Monday morning for a 50-year-old man who was tossed into the water near the north jetty entrance to Mission Bay when his 20-foot sailboat was hit by a rogue wave shortly after midnight. A second person aboard the ...

 Boating Accident Claims Life Sunday
After a three-hour search, the body of an apparent boating accident victim was recovered Sunday night at Glenn Shoals Lake in Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Fire Department dive team arrived on the scene at about 5 p.m. and the Montgomery County Coroner Rick ..

 Search for 2 missing fisherman
San Francisco Chronicle
(10-01) 07:10 PDT PIGEON POINT -- The Coast Guard is still searching for two fisherman whose boat capsized off the San Mateo County Coast Sunday morning. The 18-foot striper boat was knocked over by waves around 10:30 Sunday morning near Pigeon ...

 Missing boater found in San Diego's Mission Bay
Channel 8 San Diego Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:43 PM PDT
Divers have found the body of a boater who went missing in San Diego's Mission Bay after a rogue wave capsized his sailboat. 

Last Updated: 2 minutes ago
Tuesday morning, Judge John Lua sentenced Ennis to 15 years to life in prison plus one year for the second degree murder in the boating death of Sal Rodriguez. Kern county District Attorney Lisa Green said this conviction is the first of it's kind for .

A 38-foot sailboat with no engine almost runs aground
Ventura County Star
Once there, Coast Guard officials told the boater that the vessel could not be sailed to open sea again until lights and other basic safety equipment had been installed, Miller said. The boat must be inspected by the Coast Guard before it is taken out ...

 Boater traffic being stopped at Old Lyme Amtrak bridge
Old Lyme — A damaged gear box in an Amtrak bridge over the Connecticut River has forced the bridge to remain in the closed position, preventing boater traffic in the area. An Amtrak spokesman said repairs are currently under way, and expects the ...

 Taiwanese tourists perish in two boating accidents
Taipei Times
Three Taiwanese tourists died in a boating accident in Boracay, the Philippines, yesterday afternoon as another boating incident occurred in Halong Bay, Vietnam, around the same time, killing five Taiwanese tourists, the Tourism Bureau said. The ..

Hong Kong Arrests 7 After Boat Collision Leaves 38 Dead
A boat carrying more than 120 employees and family members of Hongkong Electric Co., controlled by the city's richest man Li Ka-shing, partially sank after a collision with a commuter ferry on Oct. 1. The boat was heading to Victoria Harbor from Lamma ...

Boating Accidents:

 Lifeboat crews rescue man off Fylde coast
Blackpool Gazette
One Blackpool lifeboat and two Lytham crews were sent to search for the man, who had been sailing from Ireland to Lytham when his vessel, The Yacht Swift, got stuck on a sandbank in the Ribble estuary. The stricken sailor had only been able to tell the ...

 Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Block Island
ABC 6 Providence Sun, 30 Sep 2012 07:47 AM PDT
Coast Guard officials say rescue crews pulled two men from a boat just before it sank about three miles northwest of Block Island. 

 Yacht catches fire near Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale
Sun-Sentinel Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:15 AM PDT
No one was injured when a 60-foot yacht caught fire in the marina near the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue said Sunday.

 Wiring blamed for boat blaze
Yachting and Boating World Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:56 AM PDT
Wiring beneath the floorboards of a boat has been blamed for a blaze that took 20 firemen to put out, investigators have said. Firefighters joined the Fort Lauderdale Fire Boat when an emergency call reported that a 60ft yacht had gone up in flames at a marina in Miami on Saturday.

 Watercraft collision off Madeira Beach sends Sarasota woman to hospital
FOX 13 Tampa Bay Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:01 PM PDT
A Sarasota woman was seriously injured when two personal watercrafts collided off Madeira Beach Saturday afternoon. Lauren Bell, 25, was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. 

 Lifeboats rescue Newport yacht pair in West Wales
South Wales Argus
TWO Newport men were rescued from their yacht two miles off the West Wales coast, after they got into difficulty steering their boat in rough sea. Both inshore lifeboats from Burry Port's RNLI station were sent out at around 5.55pm on Sunday after the ...

Two men rescued from yacht
The News and Star Mon, 01 Oct 2012 04:12 AM PDT
TWO men had to be rescued from their stricken yacht after being trapped against a harbour wall. 

2 Adults, 2 Children Rescued After Boat Capsizes In Lake Erie
CBS Local
The four people, who were all wearing life vests, were rescued from the water by the passing boater and then transferred to the Coast Guard rescue boat that came to the scene. “The Coast Guard was able to rescue these people because of the quickness of

 Three rescued after boat capsizes in lake wind
The Burlington Free Press Wed, 03 Oct 2012 04:38 AM PDT
A sailboat capsized amid strong winds and rough water off of Shelburne Point late Saturday morning. Three people were rescued, though one of them was missing for about a half hour, the U.S. Coast Guard in Burlington said.

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  1. The rules and regulations that govern operating a motorboat are different in every state and province. But in recent years, governments have required that boaters must carry a license showing they have successfully completed a boating safety course. Boating safety courses are offered online and teach students the rules of operating a powerboat, safety tips, rules about on-water communication and rescue lessons.


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