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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

False distress expends USCG resources at east Oahu
Saipan Tribune Tue, 13 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST
HONOLULU-The Coast Guard is asking the publics help Friday, in locating the source of recent false distress calls that have been occurring mainly on the east end of Oahu.  

Boaters make slow return to The Bahamas
The community of private boaters that boycotted The Bahamas in response to a significant hike in boating fees in 2004 is trickling back to the islands, according to Earl Miller, general manager in the Ministry of Tourism's Florida office. The private ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:
Around the County
Everett Herald Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:56 AM PST
Everett police are offering another "Adventures In Boating" safety class. The class covers Washington State Parks standards for the boater education card, required for almost everyone except for some age restrictions. 

 Boating class prepares for 2012 boating season
Clark Fork Valley Press
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer a boating safety class on Wednesday evening, December 5 at 6:30 p.m., at the FWP office in Kalispell, 490 North Meridian Road. Montana had 11 boating fatalities in 2012; six of these deaths occurred west of the ...

Boating Safety News:

Safety fund benefits boating education programs
The Daily Jeffersonian Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:05 AM PST
The state's Waterways Safety Fund will provide more than $341,000 to support 27 community boating safety education programs next year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Watercraft

 Proposal to keep swimmers, boaters safe in the Chattahoochee River
However, on Tuesday during city council, Council Member Skip Henderson proposed the city pass a new ordinance that would require people to use a personal floatation device if they are swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, jet-skiing or boating on the ...

Why Boating Accidents OccurJD Supra (press release)
Spending a day boating on open water is supposed to be a relaxing event, not something that causes serious injury. All too often, what started out as a fun way to unwind with family and friends can turn into a disaster. According to the United States ...

Coast Guard begins mandatory exams of commercial fishing boats
Newport News-Times Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:07 AM PST
The U.S. 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.

 St. Mary Parish Water Patrol urges boating safety
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:47 AM PST
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 Parish Water Patrol Search and Rescue urges the public to take the time to prepare before launch and to practice proper boating procedures while on the water. 

Wildlife Commission receives National Boating Access Award
Jefferson Post
The States Organization for Boating Access awarded the Wildlife Resources Commission with the honor during a conference in Alabama this fall. The Wildlife Commission maintains more than 200 free, public boating areas for close to350,000 registered ...

Boating Fatalities:
Man dies in Sussex Inlet boating accident
Illawarra Mercury Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:32 AM PST
The body of an 82-year-old man has been found floating face-down near a tinny at Sussex Inlet in what police are describing as a boating tragedy. 

 Boat captain pleads guilty after 2 NC parasailing deaths
News & Observer
OCEAN ISLE BEACH -- A boat captain of a vessel used for parasailing pleaded guilty to violations of the Seaman's Manslaughter Act for negligence that resulted in the deaths of two women in 2009, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Boater falls from craft in Banana River, walks to shore
The Bay Bulletin Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:02 AM PST
Boater uninjured after boat flips in Indian R.: A boat spinning in circles on the Indian River after the owner fell off, flipped over in the Banana River and came to a stop as authorities were called to monitor the vessel. 

Man rescued off Point Roberts after boat breaks down
CKNW News Talk 980 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 03:31 AM PST
It took four and a half hours in heavy rain and wind, but search crews found an overdue boater off Point Roberts early Monday morning. His 20-foot motorboat broke down on a trip across Boundary Bay to Crescent Beach. His wife called for help at 9 p.m. A Cormorant helicopter from CFB Comox eventually spotted him, and the Coast Guard hovercraft rescued him at 1:30 a.m. Other than mild hypothermia ...

 Sailboat washes ashore in Singer Island after mast hits captain in head (KNXV-TV)
A sailboat washed ashore in Singer Island, Florida Tuesday morning after the captain of the boat lost control according to U.S. Coast Guard members of the Lake Worth Inlet. According to officials, the captain said the mast of the boat hit him in the ..

Not all boating accidents happen on the water:
  Toppled sailboat snarls Vt. highway
(NECN: Jack Thurston - Richmond, Vt.) - Drivers on a busy stretch of highway in Vermont had a strange hazard to contend with Monday evening: a sailboat. The large vessel toppled from the trailer carrying it, after the trailer apparently detached from a ...

 Coast Guard rescues boater
Brownsville Herald
U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a man from his sinking 15-foot jon boat over the weekend. Authorities said a 911 dispatcher contacted the U.S. Coast Guard Station on South Padre Island on Saturday to alert them of the boater's distress. The call to the ..

 Two rescued after boat sinks off Plymouth
Wicked Local
Police said a boater from Kingston found the men floating in the water shortly after 11 a.m. and plucked them from the water on his own before help arrived. The rescued men, aged 50 and 44, had been boating near the Gurnet when their bilge pump failed ..

 Woman indicted in boating accident on Lake Grapevine
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Woman indicted in boating accident on Lake Grapevine. Posted Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 Updated Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 0 comments Print Reprints. Share. Topics: Texas Cities. Tags: Grapevine, accidents, Denton, grand jury, Lewisville. By Domingo 

ON THE BEAT: Nov. 14
Wicked Local
Police said a boater from Kingston found the men floating in the water shortly after 11 a.m. and plucked them from the water on his own before help arrived. The rescued men, ages 50 and 44, had been boating near the Gurnet when their bilge pump failed ...

Hurricane Sandy:

After 2 Weeks, Movement for a Boat Grounded on a RoadwayNew York Times (blog)
Updated, 4:01 p.m. | The 30-foot cabin cruiser named the E-Z Goin was going pretty hard at the height of Hurricane Sandy, carried by floodwaters over the streets of Broad Channel, Queens, and sent ramming against a corner house. “I figured it was a ...

Boating Loss From Superstorm Sandy Could Set Record
Insurance Journal Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:24 AM PST
N.J. resident Kevin Kelly couldnât quite tell the damage Superstorm Sandy caused his 30-foot Wellcraft Sportfisher when he saw it last week. It was in the middle of Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands, N.J., under a pile of about 30 boats ⦠The article Boating Loss From Superstorm Sandy Could Set Record appeared first on Insurance Journal

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