Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, November 12, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Boat destroys coral and concerns environmentalists
Hawaii News Now
A 40 foot boat that ran aground Tuesday night in Kaneohe Bay has destroyed 100 coral heads according to researchers who visited the site. The boat is not stuck on the Sandbar where people party. It's off next to it by a few hundred yards in an area ...

 $8 million yacht is now trash on beach
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Chunks of the America's Cup racing yacht that flipped over in San Francisco Bay and was pounded by rough seas as it was carried out to sea were collected by volunteers this week along the Point Reyes National Seashore. The lightweight remnants of ...

Coast Guard launches right whale operation
WTOP Radio Washington, DC Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:25 AM PST
Larger vessels sailing off Virginia waters are being reminded to slow down for right whales.

 Houseboat fee hike decision is put off
Modesto Bee Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:16 PM PST
A decision on houseboat owners paying sharply higher fees at Don Pedro Reservoir was delayed Friday until Dec. 14. 

 Outdoor notes: Watercraft taxation amendment passes
The Topeka Capital-Journal Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:11 PM PST
In Tuesday's election, Kansans voted to amend the state's constitution so the legislature could address the issue of high property taxes on watercraft

Boating Safety Education:
Group to offer NY state boating safety course
Wall Street Journal
The Capital Region Maritime Center, located along the Mohawk River in Schenectady County, is offering the New York state boating safety education course on Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The eight-hour course is open for any individual 10 years of age ...

 Boating: It's important to know navigational rules
The News-Press Sun, 11 Nov 2012 04:19 AM PST
In past weeks I have written about the role and responsibilities of the operator of a motorboat. 

 Group to offer NY state boating safety course
FOX 5 New York Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:02 PM PST
Most boat owners have pulled their vessel from the water, but it's not too early to start preparing for next summer's boating season. 

 FWP Offers Free Boating Safety, Training Class
Flathead Beacon Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:21 PM PST
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a boating safety class on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., at the FWP office in Kalispell, 490 North Meridian Road. The class will include an overview of boating safety equipment requirements and the rules of safe operation. The class is free and open to anyone. Class participants should be at least 12 years old and must be accompanied by a parent or ...

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard begins mandatory dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels
Central Kitsap Reporter Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:36 AM PST
The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct Operation Get Decal, performing mandatory dockside examinations of Dungeness crab vessels at ports throughout Washington and Oregon, Monday through Friday.

Coast guard auxiliary station gives public a peek at new wharf home
Victoria Times Colonist Sat, 10 Nov 2012 07:47 AM PST
Volunteers with Station 36 of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary are hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at their newly renovated wharf space. 

  Coast Guard preps for Great Lakes, Seaway winter
New Jersey Herald Sat, 10 Nov 2012 07:32 AM PST
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is in the process of removing almost 1,300 buoys, beacons and other navigational aids from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System to prepare for winter. 

 Sinking boat's distress signal prompts Coast Guard search; no one aboard
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Around 3 a.m., a distress signal rang out in to the Coast Guard station, an automatic alarm that sounds when a boat is sinking. “We got word that that was going on, and then we we launched one of our 47-foot motor lifeboat crews and a helicopter,” said ...

News and events in the Outdoors
Chambersburg Public Opinion Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:56 PM PST
HARRISBURG - Tougher Pennsylvania fish poaching laws that took effect Oct. 24 increase the fine for illegal fishing from $200 to $5,000 and increase revocation of fishing and boating licenses from two to five years.

Attorney says Naples boat speed law repealed when city cleaned books in 2006
Naples Daily News
NAPLES — A lawyer argues in a new court brief that the city of Naples' bid to keep slow-speed zones on Naples Bay faces another hurdle. Earlier this summer, Collier County Judge Michael Provost ruled that the city doesn't have a valid speed zone law ..

Boating mishap on Mangawhai Bar earns lifegaurd an award
Northern Advocate
Boating mishap on Mangawhai Bar earns lifegaurd an award. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 13:31. Updated: 13:38. There is a happy ending to the story - the person aboard the boat was saved by the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Surf Lifesaving Club.

Boating Fatalities:
St. Tammany deputies searching for missing boater
KATC 3 Lafayette Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:35 AM PST
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a 51-year-old Slidell woman after her husband reported he was unable to find her during a kayaking trip on the Pearl River. Deputies say Sandra Pierce has been missed since Thursday. Pierce's husband called 911 at approximately 4:30 p.m. and reported that he, his wife, and another man launched from Crawford's landing at .

 Two men missing after boating trip on Pitt Lake
CKNW News Talk 980 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 03:58 AM PST
RCMP and Coquitlam Search and Rescue are looking for boaters who didnât return from a Pitt Lake trip Saturday afternoon. Coquitlam Search and Rescue Manager Al Hurley says the RCMP Air One Helicopter spotted a campfire on North Pitt River. They're trying to confirm it's the two men. âAccording to their friends, they have survival gear and are experienced outdoorsmen.  That's about all we know ..

Harbour search after sinking boat report
ABC Online
A search has resumed for a boat with two men onboard that was reported to have sunk off Wollongong Harbour yesterday afternoon. Crews say they have found a small vessel, but it appears not to match the description of the missing boat. Police say ...

Boating Accidents:

 Coast Guard rescues four from sinking boat off coast of Tarpon Springs
His 34-foot fishing boat was sinking around 10 a.m. Friday with three others aboard. Pasco County emergency dispatchers notified the U.S. Coast Guard. Just before 1 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Clearwater spotted and rescued two men ...

 Seattle duck hunters injured when boat hits rock
The Wenatchee World Online
COLOCKUM — Three Seattle duck hunters were injured early this morning when their aluminum fishing boat struck a large rock in the Columbia River, south of Rock Island Dam. On impact, the boat's 34-year-old driver, Kevin Charap, was thrown over the ...

 N. Idaho man charged in powerboat collision
San Francisco Chronicle
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man who police say crashed a power boat into a moored sailboat has been charged with grossly negligent operation of a vessel, child endangerment and three violations of Idaho's Safe Boating Act. The Bonner ...

Boating accident lands yachtsmen in deep waterOtago Daily Times
An unpleasant and rather dangerous experience befell a party of local yachtsmen late on Sunday afternoon. The Eileen left Broad Bay about a quarter to 5, and was proceeding homeward alone. The wind was strong and gusty, and there was a considerable ...

 Pair swims to shore at Lake Burrumbeet after falling off jet ski
The Courier Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:51 AM PST
Two Ballarat men had to swim for their lives yesterday when they fell off their jet ski at Lake Burrumbeet. 

 2 People Rescued After Their Sailboat Capsized on Presque Isle
watch video. 11/11/12 There were some tense minutes Saturday afternoon after the Coast Guard was called out to check on an overturned sailboat. The 19 foot sailboat capsized about 800 yards from the Niagara condominiums around 3 Saturday afternoon.

Annapolis firm reconstructs cold cases
The Daily Record Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:34 AM PST
ANNAPOLIS â When portions of a Wiseco Bombardier exploded two years ago, the manufacturer launched an investigation into the cause. The case is still winding its way through the court system. Meanwhile, a replica of the Seadoo personal watercraft sits in the Annapolis headquarters of CED Investigative Technologies, where a team of engineers put it

Hurricane Sandy:

Boat cut loose by storm washed to Cohasset
Gloucester Daily Times
The 50-year-old Worcester native, who moved to Gloucester after college to make a living on and from the sea, said he did not believe the David & Jenna, with which he operates a day boat hook fishing business, was damaged. In an interview with the ...

Boats cause electrical repair delays in New YorkTrade Only Today
He said police and firefighters have told him that Con Edison cannot do the repairs until the boats are removed. A member of the National Guard told Trombetta that soldiers cannot remove the boats until the fire department drains the fuel. In addition ...

Boating loss from Sandy could set record
Daily Record Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:18 AM PST
Kevin Kelly couldn't quite tell the damage Superstorm Sandy caused his 30-foot Wellcraft... - 2:13 pm

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