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Friday, November 2, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating course on tap
The Post and Courier Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:23 PM PDT
The Charleston United States Sail and Power Squadron will conduct Americas Boating course 830 a.m.-530 p.m. Nov. 10 at 1376 Orange Grove Road.

Boating Safety News:

Drunken Boater Gets Probation
Mountain News
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 JWoww's Fiancé Roger Mathews Hops on His Jet Ski to Help Superstorm Survivors
E! Online Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:24 PM PDT
If JWoww still had any doubts that fiancé Roger Mathews is one fine guy, then this should pretty much nix any of that. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Jersey Shore... 

 Get ready for manatees to start showing up
Sun-Sentinel Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:17 PM PDT
Manatee season officially begins in South Florida on Nov. 15, as boating restrictions take effect to protect the slow-moving marine mammals from being killed or injured by watercraft.

 Boating News:

 Man arrested for shooting at sailboatWTNH
NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- New London Police arrested a man for shooting at a sailboat that had broken loose from its mooring and washed ashore, hitting an occupied house. On Tuesday around 5:00 p.m. police were notified about a man

 Boat thefts spike in East County, sheriff says
San Jose Mercury News
BETHEL ISLAND -- Sheriff's officials are telling boat owners to be on the lookout, as a recent spike in thefts saw at least six boats taken in October. Thefts were reported on Dutch Slough Road, Sandmound Boulevard and Sandmound Slough, according to ...

BoatUS urges Kansas boat owners to vote “yes” on boat property tax amendmentBoating Industry
TOPEKA, Kan. November 1, 2012 – It's hard to be boat owner in Kansas. With a high personal property tax on registered vessels, many boaters risk breaking the law to keep their boats in neighboring states. However, Boat Owners Association of The United ...

 New regs threaten Seattle floating home lifestyle
The Wenatchee World Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:26 AM PDT
SEATTLE (AP)  Some houseboat residents and people who live aboard boats and barges in Seattle feel their lifestyle may be in danger. The city is in the process of updating its shoreline management program for the first time since 1987. 

 North Dakota ramps up aquatic nuisance species monitoring
WDAY 6 Fargo Fri, 02 Nov 2012 07:17 AM PDT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department documented only one new infestation of an aquatic nuisance species during the past boating season.

Boating Fatalities:

 Port Alberni boater's 'inexplicable' decision led to woman's death in 2008, judge says
Victoria Times Colonist Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:05 PM PDT
A Port Alberni man has been found at fault in a 2008 boating accident that killed a woman near Bamfield.

 Authorities search for missing boater
FOX10 Mobile Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:58 AM PDT
Officials said they searched all day Monday for Robert Gregory, 41, after a 911 call Monday morning said a boat capsized with Gregory and 18-year-old Tyler Carpenter in it. Carpenter was found safely in the waters of the Choctawhatchee Ba

 Poor seamanship blamed for two fatal California yachting wrecks
Chicago Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Poor seamanship, including risky or inattentive sailing maneuvers, was primarily to blame for two yacht racing crashes in April that killed nine mariners off the California coast, yachting association investigators have found.

 Coast Guard concludes HMS Bounty captain went down with ship
The Christian Science Monitor Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:48 AM PDT
Calling off efforts to find Capt. Robin Walbridge, US Coast Guard proceeds with its investigation into why the replica of the HMS Bounty sank Monday off the North Carolina coast in high seas of hurricane Sandy.  

 This is it. Until now there was still a fainâ¦
WJXT Jacksonville Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:34 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of a famous tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy

 Officer tells of fatal boating excursion
Whitehorse Star Daily Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:15 PM PDT
When Const. Michael Potvin went out on the Mayo RCMPs riverboat the day he drowned, it was only supposed to be on the water for an hour.

Boating Accidents:

 Lifeboat rescue after head injury
Isle of Wight County Press Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:34 AM PDT
BEMBRIDGE lifeboat was called to rescue a yacht crew member with a head injury at around 4pm today. 

 Boats scattered across Beach Haven post Sandy
WPVI 6abc Philadelphia Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:24 PM PDT
It's as if the entire Kiddie Beach section of Beach Haven West is a boatyard - watercraft of all sizes are piled everywhere. 

Court releases report on Rehberg boating accident
The Hill (blog)
A hotly anticipated report issued Wednesday by a Montana court on its investigation of a 2009 boating accident that badly injured Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) offered little new information on the incident. Democrats had privately hoped for months that ...

 Boat catches fire behind Biloxi Boardwalk MarinaWLOX
A boat was completely destroyed after catching fire around 2:40 p.m. Thursday at the Biloxi Boardwalk Marina, according to City of Biloxi spokesperson Vincent Creel. Eye witnesses said their was an explosion when the boat caught fire. Creel said the 20 ...

Aberdeen boater's life turned upside down
Asbury Park Press Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:28 PM PDT
ABERDEEN â For half the year, James Doblosky lived in his boat, cruising for fish or going for jaunts up to New York Harbor. Doblosky's boat is now lying upside down in Matawan Creek. Its name is the Shipwreck Mary. 'I tried to tell him not to name it that,' said Yv 

Sailor rescued from sailboat taking on water in Charleston Harbor
The Post and Courier Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:38 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued one person from the sailing vessel Sha Been as it takes on water in the Charleston Harbor.  

 Two Harbors family weathers Sandy
Lake County News Chronicle
Not the assessment you expect to hear from a family with two young girls trapped on a sailboat and facing a Category 1 hurricane. But their years of sailing — including a one-year trip to the Bahamas and a summer-long circumnavigation of Lake Superior ...

Sailor rescued as yacht pounds against breakwater
Yachting Monthly Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:20 AM PDT
The RNLI rescued a solo yachtsman as his boat was pounded against Brighton marina's breakwater. Brighton's inshore lifeboat was able to reach the man despite 3m-4m swell outside the marina entrance on Thursday 1 November. 

 Sailors acquitted on four charges in Hot Liquid case
Yachting Monthly Fri, 02 Nov 2012 05:20 AM PDT
A sailing school boss and skipper have been acquitted of four of seven charges regarding a yacht rescue in the Channel.

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