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Friday, November 9, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Proposed Lock Limitations Have Boaters Upset
"We understand the corps' problem, it's money, but at the same time, what they're proposing will kill recreation on the Arkansas River," says recreational boater Wayne Woods. "But at the same time, we're willing to work with them, and I think they're 

 Local Crews Salvage Boats Sunken by Hurricane Sandy
Cleveland News - Fox 8
CLEVELAND — Clean up and damage assessment continues 10 days since Superstorm Sandy ripped through Northeast Ohio. The marinas along Lake Erie took a beating and so did dozens of boats. It's believed 30 boats sunk at Cleveland's 

Five fishing boat captains out of Rudee Inlet indicted
The Virginian-Pilot
The captains of five charter fishing boats that operate out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach were indicted Thursday, charged with the selling of illegally harvested striped bass. The indicted are Jeffery S. Adams, Raymond Carroll Webb, David Dwayne ...

Boaters Urged: Secure Your Damaged
Boaters whose vessels have become disabled in either Hurricane Sandy or the nor'easter that followed should remove electronics and personal items from them to prevent theft and looting, a national boating organization urged. The advice is especially .

Boating Safety Education Classes:
PCCUA to offer boating safety classes
Stuttgart Daily Leader Thu, 08 Nov 2012 10:07 AM PST
The classes are for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, of legal age to operate a motorboat. 

 Safe boating classes offered in Boynton Beach
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-4, a partner of the City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department, is offering "Safe Boating" classes. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating programs provide instruction to boaters at all levels. Programs ...

 True bearings
Nanaimo News Bulletin Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:07 AM PST
Nanaimo Power and Sail Squadron held its bearings and fixes exercise for boating students at Maffeo-Sutton Park Sunday as part of their hands-on experience. The students took compass bearings on some of the aids to navigation in the harbour. The next course starts in January.

Boating Safety News:
International Boating and Water Safety Summit Partners Announce New Web Site
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:38 AM PST
User-Friendly Site will allow for easier registration, access to Summit information.Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 08, 2012 The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) have announced a new web site,, for the 2013 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) being held in San Antonio, TX. The new web site will offer options ... 

Local party and charter boat fishing fleet safely rode out the wrath of ...
New York Daily News
Most all of our area's party and charter boat fishing fleet safely rode out the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. A resilient, optimistic and dedicated bunch, many captains were out already midweek, enjoying the excellent blackfishing. And most plan to resume ...

PA's Aquatic Resources and Public Safety in
\Nearly a million dollars of contributions made by Pennsylvania's anglers and boaters specifically to conserve aquatic resources, offer public access to waterways, and provide boating safety education will be withheld from the Pennsylvania Fish and ...

Boating Fatalities:
School's tribute to boating accident victim
Adelaide Now Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:01 PM PST
Messenger West: A NEW building at Westminster School will be named in honour of a past student who was killed in a boating accident this year. 

 Cheryl Ann Alston of Fairfax identified in accidental death at Va. boat dock
Washington Post (blog)
Cheryl Ann Alston, 66, was found in Belmont Bay, a short distance from where she docks her boat at Occoquan Harbor Marina in Prince William County, police said. Police said they believe she accidentally fell into the water, and no foul play is suspected.

Boating Accident News:

UK man awaits Pacific yacht rescue
BBC News
A British man and a woman from New Zealand are waiting to be rescued after their yacht rolled in the Pacific Ocean, authorities say. It is about 700km (434 miles) south-west of Tonga and 1,260km north-east of New Zealand, rescue co-ordinators said.

Injured Kiwi rescued from stricken yacht
The Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator Keith Allen from the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) said heaving lines were lowered from the cargo vessel to the damaged yacht and the British man and the Auckland woman pulled aboard.

 Owner StarFish explains putting fire damaged yacht up for sale
Superyacht Times
The early-morning blaze, which began accidently in August just outside the three-quarters-completed yacht, quickly spread inside the forward part of the yacht until the fire crews finally extinguished the flames. The fire destroyed the parts of the ...

Two boats run aground off Oahu
Hawaii News Now
DLNR's Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation says a 40-foot boat went aground about midnight Wednesday on the reef near the Ahu O Laka sandbar in Kaneohe Bay. Officials say the owner has no vessel insurance and that the boat's hull is flooded and ...

 Fishing Boat Capsizes On Oologah Lake; Two Rescued, One Missing
News On 6
Three relatives were fishing on Thursday morning when their boat capsized. A person who lives near the lake heard the men screaming and called for help. Rescue crews were dispatched about 12 p.m.. "There was two guys on the bank. I could see their boat ...

 Sailboat burns at Skipper Bud's in Bay City
The Bay City Times -
Marcus Yano, an employee at Skipper Bud's, 1809 S. Water St. in Bay City, said a mechanic from the marina was winterizing the sailboat, a Bristol 27 named Voyager when smoke starting pouring from the engine. The mechanic was able to get out of the boat ...

 UPDATED: Sailboat Ran Aground
7:08 p.m.: A sailboat ran aground near Sandy Point after a rope got caught in its propeller Thursday evening. The people aboard were reported to be fine. According to Mystic Fire Department Assistant Chief Tony Manfredi the people were waiting for the ..

Couple's retirement dreams sunk after £50,000 houseboat crashes into weir... because they forgot to sign up for flood ...
Daily Mail Fri, 09 Nov 2012 09:47 AM PST
Peter and Marian Sycamore were cruising down the River Nene in Northamptonshire during a relaxing break on the £50,000 river barge when conditions suddenly got dangerous. 

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