Boating Safety Is For Life

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.

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