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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
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
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
Enlarge Ken Stevens | 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
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
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 -
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 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 ..

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