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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Other News:

‘Sneaker Waves’ Blamed For Family’s Drowning Death In Attempt To Save Dog
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012 08:03 AM PST
The family swept out to sea when they entered the surf in turns to rescue the family dog were overwhelmed by “sneaker waves,” Coast Guard officials explain. Sneaker waves are a known menace at the Big Lagoon beach where the family perished. Speaking after the deaths of Howard Kuljian, 54, wife Mary Scott, 57, and their [...] ‘Sneaker Waves’ Blamed For Family’s Drowning Death In Attempt To Save ..

US EPA Updates Recreational Water Quality Criteria
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012 06:49 AM PST
Yesterday, the EPA recommended new recreational water quality criteria that will help protect peoples' health during visits to beaches and other waters. The last time the EPA issued recommendations for recreational waters was in 1986 so updating these criteria are crucial in the continued protection of the public who partake in water-related activities like swimming, boating, and beach combing ... 

Boating Safety News:

The following article does not only affect Pennsylvania.  It affects all US States and territories and all boaters, fisherman, and anyone who uses our aquatic resources.  It will reduce funding to all of the state and territorial boating safety programs, and fish and wildlife.  It will also reduce funds the US Coast Guard budgets for Boating Safety programs.  All of us need to tell our representatives and senators to not allow sequestration of the Aquatic Resources and the Boating Safety trust Funds. These are not funds from income taxes. The money comes from a tax you and I pay on fishing gear, boating gear, and fuel for our boats. We pay these trusting that they will be spent on boating and fishing. 

A Serious Breach Of Trust Between Pennsylvania's Anglers And Boaters And ...
As a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and a lifelong angler and boater, I respectfully call on Pennsylvania's legislators in the United State House of Representatives and Senate to exempt the ...

Your Town: Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla wins safety award
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012 09:02 AM PST
A Monterey Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla won an award of merit for promoting water safety from the National Water Safety Congress Monday. 

  Annual Closing of Seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Stations in Ontario
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 08:37 AM PST
SARNIA, ONTARIO The Canadian Coast Guard reminds boaters on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and the St. Lawrence River that seasonal Search and Rescue Stations are closed during winter. Rescue boats cannot be operated in ice-infested waters, nor is navigation safe under the prevailing conditions.

Moorage fee waived for Port Angeles foundation sailboat
Peninsula Daily
Port of Port Angeles commissioners unanimously waived a $1,518 annual moorage fee at their regular meeting Monday that will allow the foundation to park a donated, 22-foot sailboat at the port's Boat Haven without paying $126.50 a month. The craft will

 Invasive species watercraft sticker to be required
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 12:11 AM PST
LAUGHLIN —The 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.

Boating Safety Education And Classes:

Boater safety class to be held in TR | Herald Times Reporter ...
A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Certified Boater Safety Course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from Jan. 21 through Feb.

Boating Fatalities:

Kayak accident man dies in hospital
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 03:04 PM PST
A kayaker who made his way back to shore after his vessel capsized on a loch died the following day. The 26-year-old was boating on Loch Fyne with another man when the 15ft kayak overturned between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday.

  Juneau Brothers Die In Boating Accident Near Tenakee Springs
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 12:39 PM PST
Two brothers from Juneau died in a boating accident Friday near Tenakee Springs. Alaska State Troopers Spokeswoman Megan Peters says 26-year-old Casey Newman and 23-year-old Kelly Newman went missing when their 18-foot Lund skiff capsized late Friday. Peters says Jim Brown, Jr., in his mid-20s, was also on the boat and was able to swim to shore.

 Warrnambool couple die in boat tragedy
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 11:56 AM PST
A couple from Warrnambool in south-west Victoria died in a boating tragedy at Port Fairy on Sunday.

  Snake River Search Continues for Missing Rafter
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 08:11 AM PST
Friends and relatives are still holding out hope for the rescue of a 54-year-old Seattle man, missing since Nov. 23, when he was slated to embark on a Snake River rafting trip. KHQ Television is reporting that Alexander Belyanev left the Hells Canyon Dam last Friday, planning to raft down the Snake to Pittsburg Landing, where he he had left his vehicle.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments ...

  Australian enters no contest plea in hindering prosecution
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 11:21 AM PST
The girlfriend of an Australian man who was sentenced in the watercraft death of a California teen pleaded no contest through her attorney Tuesday to hindering prosecution. Natasha Ryan, 18, captured the moment on video when 16-year-old Kristen Fonseca was hit by a watercraft driven by 20-year-old Tyson Dagley at Keehi Lagoon on Aug. 5. Ryan deleted the video but a forensic computer examiner was ...

Boating Accidents:

Boater saves 2 fishermen after wave tips them over
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 11:46 AM PST
A boater came to the rescue of two fishermen whose boat overturned off the Fort Pierce inlet. Roberto Robinson and his father were fishing when a wave tipped over their boat and knocked them into the water Monday morning. Another boater spotted the men in the water and pulled them to safety. A sheriff's boat then took the men back to shore. Robinson and his father weren't injured, but their boat ...

 Yacht sinks after catching fire, 3 rescued
7Online WSVN-TV
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A mega yacht is now under 700 feet of water after catching fire off the coast of Miami Beach. Investigators said flames engulfed the yacht when it exploded Saturday. "Pretty amazing. We looked out our room and saw all this ..

  Fishing boat runs aground in Volusia County
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 09:57 AM PST
A fishing boat runs aground in New Smyrna Beach early Wednesday morning and the Coast Guard is investigating the incident.

  Coast Guard makes Columbia jetty rescue
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 09:48 AM PST
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its boats managed to take a disabled 15-foot skiff in tow and keep it from smashing against the rocks of a jetty on the north Oregon coast. The skiff's two crew members were able to navigate the breakwater on foot and make it safely to shore on Tuesday. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Bradshaw says his agency sent a helicopter and two boats to the ...

Boating Safety And Accident News

 To quote the famous diet and fitness guru Susan Powter, "it's time to stop the insanity".  Going fishing at night off shore in a 12 foot boat is just plain nuts,  but not wearing life jackets while doing so  is insane.  These two were very lucky.  They should buy a lotto ticket.  It is not unusual for people to use a cooler as a flotation device and I have seen many boating accidents where the cooler saved someone. The cooler saved them from drowning and a person spotted them and immediately called for help.  But a cooler is no substitute for a life jacket.  Life Jackets are next to worthless if you don't wear them.  Most boating accidents happen so fast that there is simply not enough time to put them on. Wear them!  There is nothing wimpy or un-macho about wearing a life jacket. Even John Wayne wore his life jacket.  (See the movie "In Harm's Way".)   I have three small boats,  a 7 foot sailing dink, a 12 foot row boat and an 18 foot Sea Ray I/O.  I wear my life jacket no matter which boat I am on.  Use common sense. Don't go offshore even on a calm day in a 12 foot boat, and put your lifejacket on where (wear)  it will do some good.

Brothers Rely on Cooler to Survive Boat Capsizing
ABC News (blog)
A pair of Florida boaters are alive today after clinging to parts of a cooler for nearly seven hours when their fishing boat capsized off the coast of Miami. George Verdecia, 29, and his older brother, who was not named, left for a fishing trip late ...
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Search ends for boy swept to sea as parents killed in attempt to rescue family dog in Calif
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:00 AM PST
EUREKA, Calif. - The Coast Guard has ended a search for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful surf in Northern California.

 This is a very tragic accident, but it is also one that didn't have to happen. In my 34 years with the USCG I have seen numerous cases that are very similar.  Almost always the pet survives with no assistance whatsoever while the rescuers die.  Do not go in after a pet in the water.  Call for assistance.  Let the professionals do the rescue if it is needed.  Dogs especially seem to have an innate ability to survive these types of incidents.  Recently a dog swept to sea by the Tsunami in Japan was rescued after 3 weeks. 

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating: Can you answer these boat queries?
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 10:12 PM PST
See if you can answer a few basic questions that are part of Cape Coral Power Squadron's boating course. 1. 

Boating Safety News:

State's anglers, boaters stand to lose nearly $1 million in federal funding ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
MANY Pennsylvanians do not realize that their purchase of fishing and boating equipment and motorboat fuel directly supports aquatic resources in the commonwealth. They also do not realize that this long-standing and highly successful user pays/public ...

 Sea Scouts looking for a few good sailing students
The Missoulian
Sea Scout Ship 102, SSS Melita Island, has several boats available to teach young people boating safety, powerboat operation, and how to sail. Boyce says they have sailboats ranging from 12 to 25 feet, and motorboats, including a 26-footer powered by ...

 Woman Arrested After Riding Manatee In Florida; Tampa Police Say 'Take A Jet-Ski'
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 10:47 AM PST
Florida police have arrested a woman who was photographed two months ago riding a manatee. Witnesses took pictures of Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, as she swam with the endangered animals during a visit to the beach on Sept. 30. Gutierrez was arrested while working at her job at Sears department store in Tampa. Prosecutors were initially hesitant to press charges because police did not .

  Southampton Airport
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 08:51 AM PST
Over 50 volunteers from across the country were recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating last week (23 November 2012), when they were presented with an RYA Volunteer Award by HRH The Princess Royal.

  Safe Cold-weather Boating
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 06:20 AM PST
Boating during the winter requires added precautions to ensure safety

  New personal watercraft regulations issued for Lake Powell
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:35 AM PST
A new Personal Watercraft regulation will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 which requires personal watercraft operating on Lake Powell to meet 2006 emission standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 Coast Guard suggests boat safety gifts for holiday shoppers
Amite Tangy Digest
NEW ORLEANS--The U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging holiday shoppers to remember the boaters on their holiday gift lists and to take advantage of discounts various outfitters and marine retailers are offering on life-saving equipment. Some gift ideas ...

 Advisory - Additional Banana Boat Sun Care Products Recalled Due to Fire Risk
Sacramento Bee
Energizer Personal Care has expanded its recall of continuous spray sun care products (see list below) in Canada because there is a possibility that these sunscreens could ignite on the skin if the consumer comes into contact with an open flame or ...

Boating Fatality:

 Warrnambool couple die in boat tragedy
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 11:53 AM PST
A couple from Warrnambool in south-west Victoria died in a boating tragedy at Port Fairy on Sunday.

 Mosquito Lake: Missing boater found dead
Mosquito Lake: Missing boater found dead. 11:46 PM, Nov 24, 2012 | comments · Tweet; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google buzz; · Digg · Reddit; Newsvine; Buzz up! Fark it · Email. Print; - A A A + ...

 2 Juneau brothers drown in boating accident
San Francisco Chronicle
Troopers say the brothers and a third man — 20-year-old Jim Brown Jr. of Juneau — were in an 18-foot skiff Friday when a wave washed over the stern, causing the boat to sink. Brown made it to shore and was treated for non-life threatening injuries ...

  Body found floating at San Pedro marina
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 04:29 PM PST
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a man found dead in the water at a San Pedro marina owned a boat that was kept nearby. Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield says a boater spotted the body of the white male, possibly in his 40s or 50s, at the California Yacht Marina late Sunday morning. Firefighters and paramedics pulled the body from the water about 30 minutes later. Police found

  Kayak accident man dies in hospital
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:45 AM PST
A kayaker who made his way back to shore after his vessel capsized on a loch died the following day. The 26-year-old was boating on Loch Fyne with another man when the 15ft kayak overturned between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday.

Boating Accidents:

Three rescued from burning 80-foot yacht (registration)
The 80-foot motor yacht Bliss was engulfed in flames as three people aboard jumped into the water and were safely rescued by Coast Guard crews. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. Photo. Upload and share your own. You can share ...

British yacht found in search for Kiribati fishermen
Radio Australia
A New Zealand Air Force plane heading to the central Pacific to search for three missing Kiribati fisherman has found a damaged British yacht in a remote area of the ocean, officials said on Sunday. A New Zealand Air Force plane heading to the central ...

  Two men rescued after their jet ski capsized
Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 04:37 PM PST
TWO men have been airlifted to hospital after spending over two hours in the water when their jet ski capsized. 

Coast Guard Rescues Man From Water in Florida
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 10:12 AM PST
Coast Guard personnel rescued a man from the water north east of Cape Florida, Florida, Monday morning. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Miami received a report from the City of Miami Fire Rescue this morning of a man in the water holding on to a cooler screaming for help. Coast Guard Air Station Miami launched a MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew, and Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla 

  2 rescued after boat capsizes in Fort Pierce Inlet
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 08:17 AM PST
FORT PIERCE — Two people were rescued unharmed after their 18-foot boat capsized in the Fort Pierce Inlet about 10 a.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and St. Lucie County Fire Rescue.

Thames island houseboat sunk by fire damage
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 09:31 AM PST
ONE boat was sunk and another was left seriously damaged after a fire broke out at an island on the River Thames close to East Molesey. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Please People! Let the dogs fend for themselves, they almost always survive just fine.  I have seen far too many cases where the dog was the only one to survive!

Couple swept to sea in effort to save son, dog
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A couple died and their 16-year-old son went missing after being swept into sea in Northern California while trying to save their dog, authorities said Sunday..........

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Owners dig out from what could be largest boating insurance loss in U.S.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2012 05:26 AM PST
Kevin Kelly couldn't quite tell the damage superstorm Sandy caused his 30-foot Wellcraft Sportfisher when he first saw it. It was in the middle of Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands under a pile of about 30 boats entangled in power lines.

Boating Safety News:

State Parks Boating Program presents recreational boating safety awards
Wed, 21 Nov, 2012 11:37 PM PST
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program announces awards honoring law enforcement officers around the state for outstanding performance and service. 

Watch This Man Blow Up a Yacht in the Name of Safety
Gizmodo UK
No, he's not a billionaire playboy running wild; this is just an ordinary man, doing his level best to help keep the gin-and-tonic-swilling sailors of the world safe, by finding out what happens if you leave the gas on in your yacht. (We've all been

  Feds sequestering cash, trust
Scranton Times-Tribune
Many Pennsylvanians do not realize that their purchase of fishing and boating equipment and boat fuel directly supports aquatic resources in Pennsylvania. This long-standing and highly successful user-pays/public-benefits model is in jeopardy unless ...

 Treasure Coast Boating Tip: Nov. 23
Source: BoatU.S. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons on the Treasure Coast provide free vessel safety checks and monthly safe boating courses. © 2012 TCPalm. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ...

Boating Fatalities:

Woman dies after dive boat capsizes off Fla. coast
CBS News
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King said the boat's 21 divers and 2 crew members were heading back to the dock after a day of diving. She said rescue crews found the 45-foot-long catamaran "in pieces, upside down in the water.

No sign of missing boat captain
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
No date has been set for an underwater expedition using a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, to assess the condition of the 40-foot fiberglass boat and its position in the water, and to determine whether a body is on board, Harker said. Debris from the ...

 Duck Hunter Dies After Boat OverturnsFoxyoungstown
The Bazetta Fire Department said the men were duck hunting in a boat near Mosquito Creek Lake in an area just west of Main Street in Cortland. "People on the west shore who were ducking hunting heard screaming from duck hunters on the lake," said Chief

Boating Accidents:

Boat Fire Injures One Man, Leads to PD Car Accident
Update: (4:15 p.m.): The Suffolk County Police Department said the victim in the accident at the boat yard was a 17-year old man. He suffered first and second-degree burns to his arms and face. Three boats total suffered damage during the fire ...

Fire crews tackle blaze on yacht in StroodKent News
Fire crews tackled a fire on a yacht in Strood yesterday morning. Three fire engines and the Kent Fire and Rescue Service boat rushed to the scene at the town's yacht club in Knight Road at around 11.05am. A 30ft fibreglass cruiser was alight alongside

 7 people, cat, dog, snake on yacht taking on water
Rescue crews are responding Friday afternoon to a yacht carrying seven people, a dog, a cat and a snake that is taking on water in the San Francisco Bay near Berkeley, a Berkeley fire captain said. According to Berkeley fire Capt. Gil Dong, Berkeley 

  Coast Guard rescues 3 from yacht fire in Miami Beach
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 01:18 PM PST
A yacht a mile off the coast of Miami Beach caught fire Saturday, forcing three people on board to jump into the ocean before crews rescued them. Search-and-rescue received a call reporting the fire around 10 a.m. Crews aboard the Coast Guard cutter Sitkinak were in the process of boarding a vessel when the 80-foot motor yacht Bliss caught on fire, authorities said. The Coast Guard said it .

 Boat Fire At Bay Ridge Community Marina
Eye On Annapolis
From Captain Pfaltzgraff of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, crews arrived to find a fully involved boat. Two other were damaged. All three boats were approximately 20′ in length. Department investigators are on the scene investigating the cause.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News


Boating Safety Education Classes:

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Boating Safety Class Set for Missoula
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer a boating safety class on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., at the FWP office in Missoula, 3201 Spurgin Road. Montana had ...

Duck hunters get boating lessons
Mon, 19 Nov, 2012 06:56 PM PST
Duck hunters must be brought up to speed about some of the safe boating practices that help prevent the spread of invasive species, a Department of Natural Resources warden says.  

 Upland resident charting a state-wide course to coastal boating
Reminder Newspapers
“The mission and purpose of Connecticut Community Boating is to be able to create a mechanism in this state so that you didn't have to live in one of these towns along the coast, and be able to access this resource which all of our property taxes go to ..

News Item of the Day:

Sandusky man pleads guilty to boating under influence
SANDUSKY, Ohio - A third northern Ohio resident was sentenced after pleaded guilty to boating under the influence on Friday. Timothy D. Fresch, 56, of Sandusky, was sentenced to pay $725 for the Aug. 30 incident on Lake Erie, the Ninth Coast Guard .

 Man drifting at sea for 2 days rescued
Tue, 20 Nov, 2012 07:49 AM PST
OPERATIVES of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have rescued a resident of Basilan province who has been drifting at sea for two days, a top PCG official...

Boating News:

 Manatees Begin Migration Season
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has provided boating safety tips below to protect manatees. November is designated as Manatee Awareness Month because of this seasonal migration. As authorities said earlier this year, you should ...

Fish and Wildlife Budget TroublesWOWT
Nationally, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Programs and the Boating Safety Trust Fund would each be cut 7.6 percent, a loss of $74 million in 2013 that would normally be distributed to state fish and wildlife agencies. Congress can ...

 Australian owner of luxury yacht pays booze fine for Liquor Act violations
Montreal Gazette
CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut - The 51-year-old Australian owner of a luxury yacht has paid $10,000 in fines for violations of the Liquor Act. RCMP in Nunavut say that officers in Cambridge Bay boarded Paul McDonald's yacht Fortrus on Sept. 7 when it was ...

Boating Safety News:

Ice activities draw near at Eagle Nest LakeSangre de Cristo Chronicle
13), a voice recording from Eagle Nest Lake State Park said the lake is still open for boating. However, the recording recommended that people take warm clothing if they choose to boat on the lake. Last year, boating ended Nov. 25 at Eagle Nest Lake ...

 St. Mary Parish Water Patrol urges boating safety | The Advertiser ...
Hunting season is underway, signaling an increase in activity on the waterways of St. Mary Parish. To help ensure that boaters return home safely, the St. Mary ...

Colder weather poses boating risks; precautions urged
Knoxville News Sentinel
Whether fishing, hunting or participating in the final Vol Navy excursion of the season, cooler temperatures add risks to boating, which raises the need for extra precautions. According to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, cold water can lead to hypothermia ... 

 Federal government pays $425000 to settle boat accident suit
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The federal government has agreed to pay $425,000 as part of a settlement of a lawsuit stemming from the deadly April 10, 2010, boating accident below Dam Number 3, near Harmar on the Allegheny River. Gary L. Watson and Brian R. Abercrombie died ...

 Unseasonably warm weather, cold water can be dangerous to late season boaters
Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
Unseasonably warm weather, cold water can be dangerous to late season boaters; With unusually warm weather this month, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning boaters and waterfowl hunters to not to let their guard down.

 Danger on the water from untrained boaters
Washington Post
20, 2012. With a heat wave gripping much of the nation, boating is a popular way to stay cool, but it has become more dangerous as operators ignore the rules of the water. Peter Greenberg reports. CBS News. Correction: Clarification: RELATED. The FOLD ...

Hurricane Sandy:

After Hurricane Sandy, Staten Island boaters' group vows to pick up pieces
South Shore Photos - Nov. 14, 2012 The Princess Bay Boatmens Association property in Prince's Bay was rocked by Hurricane Sandy. Numerous boats were unsalvageable, and the bridge connected to the dock was badly damaged. Mark D. Stein/Staten

  Luxury six bedroom houseboat made with wood recovered from Hurricane Katrina goes on sale for £1.7million
Wed, 21 Nov, 2012 04:14 AM PST
The luxury houseboat, pictured, features a staggering 1,300 square foot garden, as well as further outdoor decking.

Boating Fatalities:

Boat tragedy 'unbelievable' - Coastguard
New Zealand Herald
"There's a good old saying 'the more you know, the better your boating', and it's quite true. The more you do know then the more experienced your decision-making will be." Mr Claridge said Water Safety New Zealand was putting resources into reaching ...

 Best friends in life, hunters died together on the Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake Tribune
The deaths of Logan Hardman and Chad Tohinaka bring the number of boating-related fatalities in Utah in 2012 to seven, according to Dave Harris, boating coordinator with Utah State Parks and Recreation. Four of the fatalities occurred at Lake Powell ...

Victim of houseboat fire in Wolvercote has been named
This is Oxfordshire Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:13 AM PST
The victim of houseboat fire in Wolvercote has been named by police as Kevin Pryor.  

 Search called off for sailor
The Daily News of Newburyport
It is believed 51-year-old Richard Decker, who has been living on a 37-foot Endeavor sailboat moored in the Merrimack on the Salisbury side off Cashman Park, fell into the roughly 40-degree water sometime around 9 p.m. on Thursday night. Local and ...

 Fisherman missing after boat sinks off coast of Cape Cod
My Fox Boston
The crew onboard a nearby lobster boat heard the distress calls and were able to rescue one of the fishermen, Eric Rego, but the boat's captain, 69-year-old Jean Frottier, of Wellfleet, may have been trapped in the submerged vessel. Sunday night, the ...

 Adams man charged with causing fatal drunken boating crash
JUNEAU COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - An Adams man is due in court Tuesday on charges that he killed a man and injured several others in a drunken boating crash. 22-year-old Christopher Collins will have the status of his case reviewed in Juneau County Circuit ...

Boating Accidents:

Update: Boater Gives Thanks For Lake Rescue
WOWT Omaha Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:38 PM PST
A mother, son and pet were rescued from Carter Lake Sunday afternoon after their boat capsized.  

3 rescued by police after boat capsizes on Carter Lake
Omaha World-Herald
Strength had all but left his body; his eyesight and hearing had begun to fade. As he struggled to stay afloat, the 32-year-old Omahan was certain his time was up. “I was all alone,” Nelson said Monday. “I didn't know if anyone was coming after me ...

Boat explodes at Middlefield marina
Middletown Press
MIDDLEFIELD — A $135,000 boat exploded late Saturday at the Monarca Masonry Construction building at 80 Industrial Park Road. There were no injuries. The explosion was heard all the way to Durham and Middletown, police said. The Middlefield Fire ...

 Lakeport Yacht Club's flagship sinks into Clear Lake
Lake County Record-Bee
LAKEPORT -- The flagship of the Lakeport Yacht Club, a nearly 75-year-old sailboat known as the Egret, sunk near the Fifth Street launch ramp last week. Port captain Ed Posada said club officials were first alerted to the sinking during an event Friday .

 Don Dwyer case: Outside prosecutor investigates boat crash
Comment. Decrease Increase Text size. Read More: Annapolis,; Maryland,; NewsChannel 8. ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An outside prosecutor is helping investigate a boat crash involving a Maryland delegate from Anne Arundel County. Continue reading ...

 Boat Launching Goes Awry
Cape May County Herald (press release)
SCHELLENGERS LANDING- Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company along with Cape May City Fire/Rescue and the Coast Guard Fire Department were called to the boat ramp located behind Luck Bones Restaurant for a vehicle and boat trailer submerged in ...

 Police make rescue after boat capsizes
KETV Omaha
Omaha Fire Battalion Chif Rob McEvoy said Kay Dunn, 55, and her son, Nelson, 32, overturned in their boat Sunday. At the same time, Officer Kelly Murphy drove by during her normal patrol. Murphy radioed for help, then dove in the lake. Even with Sunday ...

 US Coast Guard Helicopter From NC Saves Four People On Sailboat
The Raleigh Telegram
The four people were on a 56 foot sailboat called the “Island Breeze” and the boat was located in the Atlantic Ocean around 170 miles east of Virginia Beach, said the coast guard. Seas were not listed as being in storm conditions and waves were around ...

 Struggling yacht towed to safety
New Zealand Herald
A yacht and a container ship were both diverted towards the yacht where the Northland Emergency Helicopter Trust (NEST) attempted to winch salvage pumps and personnel on board but the operation had to be abandoned due to rough conditions.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Troopers Warn of Boating Hazards, Catalog Recovered Vessels After Hurricane ...
WEST TRENTON — New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau is advising boaters of myriad new hazards on the waters, and attempting to reunite owners with their lost vessels in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy. The record breaking .

 Fiscal cliff will hurt Pennsylvania fishing and boating
M any Pennsylvanians do not realize that their purchase of fishing and boating equipment and motorboat fuel directly supports aquatic resources in the commonwealth. They also do not realize that this long-standing and highly successful 

 NASBLA calls for proposed revisions to National Boating Education Standards
Boating Industry
15, 2012) Originally adopted in 1999, the National Boating Education Standards prescribe the minimum body of knowledge to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable recreational boating. These Standards continue to serve as the basis for boating education ...

Mike Bleech: Cold water boating safety is nothing to take casually
Fortunately, I saw floating items that I recognized to be the result of a boating accident. They refused to be taken to a hospital, and though we got them warm and dry, one of them, I heard later, died from pneumonia. Cold-water shock can occur any ...

Port Jefferson Weekend Guide: Go Green, Get Safe and Gobble Pancakes
What: Recently enacted Suffolk County Law requires all boaters operating a pleasure vessel in Suffolk County Waterways to complete an approved boating safety course and possess and display their safety course certificate while boating. This course ...

Boating Fatalities:

  Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Salisbury
North Shore Sunday Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:41 PM PST
The Coast Guard is searching for a missing sailor after his 35-foot sailing vessel was found dragging anchor on the Merrimack River, Friday. Missing is Norbert Decker, a white male with long hair who is described to be in his 50s, 5 feet 11 inches and 170 pounds. 

 Two dead after boat capsizes near Waiheke
New Zealand Herald
A seasick passenger moving to the back of a boat caused it to capsize, throwing all seven aboard into the water and killing two of them, police say. The small aluminium boat carrying seven Pacific Islander men, all family or friends aged between 25 and 

Boater's death investigated | The Daily Times |
State Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers are investigating the death of a man who was fishing Thursday in Indian River Inlet. Sgt. Gregory Rhodes ...

 Two dead after boat capsizes in Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake Tribune
"We've got boat crews going out to that location to determine if these are in fact the two missing individuals and what their conditions might be." The Great Salt Lake Marina harbor master rescued a third man from the water near Saltair. The trio of 

 Authorities search for fisherman after 42-foot scallop boat sinks near ...
The “Twinlights” vessel capsized at about 11:30 a.m. in an area where water depths reach about 190 feet, United States Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Simpson said Sunday afternoon. The boat is believed to have become entangled in fishing gear ...

Boating Accident News:

Electrical Fire Damages Boat At Fishermen's Terminal « CBS Seattle
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The fire that broke out early Friday morning on a 50-foot commercial fishing boat moored at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle was caused by a faulty electrical outlet in the galley.

Mystery sailboat sinks off Cape Sable Island
A team of divers is searching for answers after a mysterious sailboat sunk off Cape Sable Island Friday. RCMP Sgt. MJ Deluco said the 10-metre boat was first spotted from the shore Thursday evening. Police were called Friday when locals noticed it was ...

 A pair of boaters were rescued from Shallotte Inlet early Sunday afternoon ... (blog)
A fellow boater reported seeing two people in the water wearing life jackets, and the Coast Guard immediately diverted a response boat from Oak Island to help. The crew arrived a short while later and retrieved the people, who were beginning to show ...

Hurricane Sandy:

Boating column: Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
boats.jpg Hurricane Sandy left the boating community devastated. This aerial photo taken near Great Kills Harbor shows boats scattered about people's property. Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons. With all the storm damage on Staten Island, the boating ...