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Friday, November 16, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News

 Manatee boating restrictions now in effect
Gasparilla Gazette Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:32 AM PST
Florida manatees are migrating to warmer waters now temps have cooled. Freshwater springs or canals adjacent to power plant outflows are big manatee magnets. 


 Protesters urge Venice to sink boat tax
UPI Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:37 AM PST
VENICE, Italy, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Protesters in boats clogged the lagoon in front of St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Italy, calling on the city to scrap plans for higher boating fees. 


 Angela Carella: Boaters say interim yard offers little
Stamford Advocate
Boaters say they aren't refusing to use a temporary boatyard to get back at Building and Land Technology, the developer who ripped down the original boatyard. They are refusing to use the temporary boatyard because it doesn't offer what they need and


Boating Safety News:

Boaties unprepared for worst
Scoop.co.nz Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:12 PM PST
Two potentially disastrous boating incidents within a week highlight the need for recreational boaties to be well prepared before heading out on the water this summer. 


Boating Fatalities:

Man found dead at Club Med marina
WPTV West Palm Beach Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:09 PM PST
The submerged body of a man last seen Tuesday night was found Wednesday near the man's houseboat at the Club Med marina, though foul play is not suspected in the incident, according to police. 


Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Salisbury
Wicked Local
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 ...


Boating Accidents and Rescues:

South Surrey boater rescued after hours adrift
Business Examiner Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:28 PM PST
Local marine search and rescue crews spent hours on the water this week, in a quest to rescue a South Surrey boater


 Yachting: Another boat hits trawler in Vendee Globe
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
PARIS, Nov 14, 2012 (AFP) - French sailor Louis Burton's boat Bureau Vallee was hit by a trawler overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, race organisers said, in the latest collision to befall the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race. Burton, who at 27 ...


 Coast Guard rescues 4 from sailboat off Va. coast
Greenville Daily Reflector
Crewmembers aboard a 753-foot bulk carrier confirmed the vessel's location, and the Hercules aircrew arrived and made contact with the sailboat crew about 11 a.m. The Jayhawk crew soon arrived and hoisted the four to safety and took them to Elizabeth 


 Boat crash injures two in southern Arundel
Baltimore Sun
A boat crashed into a jetty in Herring Bay near Deale on Thursday afternoon, injuring at least two of four people on board, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. About 5:55 p.m., rescue units from both Anne Arundel and Calvert counties ..


 Businessman who had to jump on to a life raft as his yacht burst into flames ...
Daily Mail
A businessman whose luxury yacht exploded in to a fireball 15 minutes into its maiden voyage has won a £300,000 High Court compensation payout. Paul Ward, 62, and his passenger, John Innes, had to jump onto a life raft as flames took hold of the newly

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