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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Cold Waters Move In; Boaters Step Up Safety-Fall Fishing and Boating Safety ...
It's hard being a boater in the fall. Most of your friends on the water are gone, the days shorter, the waters colder. However, the lack of crowds or better wind in the sails is still appealing to many boaters, anglers and sailors, but safety must be ..

State seeking to have St. Lawrence River declared off limits to boater waste ...
North Country Now
The state is seeking “vessel waste no discharge zone” status for the St. Lawrence River. The state Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Department of State have submitted petitions to the U.S. ...

 National honour for Port Campbell yacht crew rescue
The Standard Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:06 AM PDT
CREW members from a Melbourne yacht who risked their lives to rescue survivors from a sunken competitor off Port Campbell in April have been awarded the 2012 Australian Search and Rescue Award. 

 Stand-up paddlers in Redondo harbor get boaters, harbor patrol support
Easy Reader
Representatives from the Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol, King Harbor Yacht Club, and local stand-up paddleboard shops met Sunday to discuss the growing popularity of stand-up paddling in King Harbor. The meeting at the yacht club drew nearly 100 ..

Boating Fatalities:

Crews still searching for missing Neb. boater
KGWN-TV Cheyenne Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:00 PM PDT
Crews are now using sonar to try and find a man missing in the Missouri River near Ponca State Park in northeast Nebraska.  

 Search resumes for boater near Sally's Cove
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:38 AM PDT
Crews resumed a search Monday for a man whose boat was found on a beach near Gros Morne National Park last week. 

Mary Unwin: Hope fades for lone yachtswoman
BBC News
The wreckage of the yacht Seagair was discovered on Monday afternoon near Sennen Cove, west Cornwall, three days after Mrs Unwin, 65, was last seen. Mother-of-three Mrs Unwin and her husband Carol, from Northam in north Devon, had only just ...

Boater Missing at Eagle Mountain Lake
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Crews continue the search for a boater missing on Eagle Mountain Lake since Sunday. Tarrant Regional Water District officers said they received a call at around 5 p.m. Sunday that a 26-foot Cabin Cruiser with up to 12 people on board had sunk south and ...

Operator missing after boat sinks in Texas lake
Houston Chronicle
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities have searched a North Texas lake for a boat operator missing since his 26-foot cabin cruiser was hit by a large wave and sank. A spokesman for the Tarrant Regional Water District did not immediately return a ...

 Boater Charged In Deadly Accident
WOWT Omaha Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:44 PM PDT
A boater involved in a deadly tubing accident this past July has been charged with manslaughter.

Boating Accident News:

Coast Guard crew helps rescue boater off South Jersey
Asbury Park Press Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:45 PM PDT
ATLANTIC CITY รข A Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of a boater whose 15-foot sailing vessel overturned near the entrance of Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey. A pilot flying into Cape May Airport around 6 p.m. 

 Yacht dismasted in rough seas
Isle of Wight Radio
A 32-foot yacht has dismasted in high seas, sparking a rescue by RNLI crews from Yarmouth on Monday evening. The yacht 'Avalon' was damaged two miles west of the Needles, and both crew members on board were said to be suffering from bad sickness.

 Air Canada plane helps stranded Aussie boater
Toronto Sun
A merchant vessel was sent out to the boater's location to provide shelter from strong winds until a police boat could get out to retrieve him Tuesday evening. An Air New Zealand plane en route from Auckland also helped in the operation. The AMSA ...

 Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat in Saginaw Bay: Top stories from Monday
The Bay City Times Tue, 16 Oct 2012 06:05 AM PDT
Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat in Saginaw Bay The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking boat in Saginaw Bay on Saturday, according to authorities. Officials said they are not releasing names at this point. Anthony... 

 State police rescue 3 missing boaters in south NJ
FOX 5 New York Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:33 AM PDT
Three men who were reported missing after they failed to return from a boating trip in southern New Jersey have been found safe and sound. 

 America's Cup boat flips in SF bay
San Francisco Chronicle
Lyons said the boat flipped near St. Francis Yacht Club, drifted on its starboard side toward Fort Baker and then drifted to the ocean-side of the Golden Gate Bridge flanked by nine support boats. The drama brought dozens of onlookers to the shore.

 Hit windsurfer stranded on compo claim
The Courier Mail Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:39 AM PDT
A CHAMPION windsurfer whose leg was smashed by a jet ski driven by a Melbourne tourist on the Gold Coast has been left high and dry without compensation after the jet ski hire company and its insurer collapsed.

 Coast Guard rescues two from boat on fire in Lake Erie
Coast Guard rescues two from boat on fire in Lake Erie. Coast Guard rescues two from a boat that caught fire on Lake Erie off the shore ... Attorneys for alleged Chardon shooter TJ Lane want recorded phone conversations with his family and an ...

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