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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Boating Safety AndAccident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boaters' course coming
Smith Mountain Eagle
Why not break the winter doldrums and increase your boating safety knowledge by signing up for the first boating course of 2013. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will present the free course on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company ...

Boating News:

Russell Crowe donates to Coast Guard after Hurricane Sandy
3news Mon, 05 Nov 2012 09:04 AM PST
Russell Crowe has made a donation to the coast guard workers who saved him in a dramatic sea rescue in September as the team now battles to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:19 AM PST
There is a looming crisis in the Third Congressional District, one with a direct impact on the commercial and recreational boating industry on the Tennessee River.  

Fishing and Boating Advisory for Northern Barnegat Bay
Atlantic Highlands Herald
A similar fishing and boating advisory that was announced Friday remains in effect for the New Jersey portion of the Hudson River, Passaic River, Hackensack River, Newark Bay, Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, Raritan Bay, Raritan River, and Sandy Hook Bay. 

Powerboat racers must file escape plans to compete after 3 deaths in last year ...
Washington Post
To improve his chances, Staubo is bringing two Superboat Unlimited class catamaran boats to Key West so he'll have a backup. Each boat, equipped with two 1,350 horsepower engines, is worth about a million dollars. Tomlinson said the team will spend ... 

Barnidge: Coast Guard leaves an impact every day on San Francisco Bay
Oakland Tribune Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:54 AM PST
They oversee everything from America's Cup races to oil spills to port security, all without the fanfare given the other branches of the military.

 Get ready for manatees to start showing up
Sun-Sentinel Tue, 06 Nov 2012 02:24 AM PST
Manatee season officially begins in South Florida on Nov. 15, as boating restrictions take effect to protect the slow-moving marine mammals from being killed or injured by watercraft. 

 Ventura Harbor gets $2.55 million grant for new launch ramp
Ventura County Star Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:57 AM PST
The California Department of Boating and Waterways has announced the approval of a $2.55 million grant to replace a 50-year-old launch ramp at the Ventura Harbor. 

 Constitutional amendment approved, changing taxation of boats
The Hays Daily News Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:12 AM PST
An amendment to the Kansas Constitution changing the way watercraft in the state are taxed was approved by voters by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin Tuesday. In Ellis County, voters were almost evenly split on the proposed amendment, with 5,797 voting for and 5,750 voting against.

Evidence to be given on proposed Marine Conservation Zones in Wales
Sail World
The RYA is concerned that the current HPMCZ proposals could severely limit the ability for people to go boating in whatever form which directly contradicts the Welsh Government's 'Creating an Active Wales' strategy. Caroline Price: 'The 'highly 

Boating Safety News:

 Oreon ferry operator cited for drunken boating
KING5 Seattle Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:47 AM PST
The Wheatland ferry operator admitted to sheriffâs deputies that heâd been drinking alcohol just before starting his shift Saturday. He failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody, sheriffs said. 

Boating safety courses on marae
Radio New Zealand
A man who survived four days afloat in the ocean will be taking boating courses to marae to help raise water safety awareness among Maori. Rob Hewitt was rescued off Kapiti Island in 2006 after a diving trip went wrong. He will hold day skipper courses ...

 Media Advisory - Today: Coast Guard Service Cuts Dangerous, Marine Communicators Tell Ottawa
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Canada Finance Tue, 06 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST
OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - A CAW delegation representing 350 Marine Communications and Traffic Service officers from across Canada will outline the dangers to marine safety from Coast Guard service cutbacks ...

 Gov. reappoints Sepel of Juneau to boat safety council
Juneau Empire Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:07 AM PST
Retired Coast Guard commander and Juneau resident Jim Sepel was reappointed to his public seat on the Alaska Boating Safety Advisory Council. The Governor's office announced Parnell's reappointment on Monday. 

Millville Commission awards emergency responders for Hurricane Sandy rescue ...
A boater was attempting to ride out the storm on the river. The boater was also an insulin-dependent diabetic and was going through a hypoglycemic episode. “An assessment of the environmental conditions on the river presented a dangerous rescue due to ...

 Coastguard rescuers brace for boating season
The New Zealand Herald Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:23 PM PST
Local Coastguard operators are urging boaties to check their boats before hitting the water this summer.Southern regional manager Cheryl Moffat warned that with summer around the corner, boaties must wear life jackets when heading... 

 Verdict reached in Hot Liquid trial
Yachting and Boating World Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:53 AM PST
The Marine and Coastguard Angency's Enforcement Unit will now consider whether to pursue a retrial on the second charge. Last week the pair were cleared of four counts relating to errors made on on a voyage from Shamrock Quay in Southampton to the London Boat Show in January 2012 due to insufficient evidence. 

Not guilty verdicts in yacht case
BBC Hampshire Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:26 AM PST
The owner of a Southampton sailing school yacht involved in a rescue operation off the Kent coast is found not guilty of safety breaches.  

From The Boathouse: Search and rescue is not a toy
Huntington Beach Independent
Did it really cost the Coast Guard $50,000 to search for a boater claiming that his boat was sinking inside Newport Harbor? Apparently, this same person issued six fake mayday calls over the VHF marine band radio's distress Channel 16 last month as the .. 

Think safety when hunting waterfowl
Pocono Record
According to Pennsylvania's boating accident reports, almost 80 percent of all boating fatalities happen to boaters not wearing a life jacket. A disproportionate number of the fatalities occur during the months of November through April. During these . 

Boating Fatalities:

Missing Walton County Boater's Body Discovered
WJHG Panama City Sun, 04 Nov 2012 19:20 PM PST
Choctawhatchee Bay- A sad ending to a week-long search for a missing boater in Walton County. Seven days after Mary Esther resident Robert Gregory, 41 years old, disappeared, his body finally surfaced Sunday. 

 Body of missing boater found in Pa.
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have found the body a boater who went missing more than a week ago at a western Pennsylvania lake. Officials at Moraine State Park say the body of 52-year-old Brian Cornetti was found near the boat launches at Lake ...

Boating Accidents:

Hook woman's sea terror relived in court
This Is Hampshire
The five novice sailors plus skipper Charles Sturrock and a crew member had to be rescued by a helicopter and two RNLI lifeboats after the yacht was caught up in the storm, with 20-ft waves and winds of 55mph. The yacht became stricken off the coast of ..

 Coast Guard Rescues Boater at Mouth of Severn
Coastal emergency agencies were dispatched Saturday to rescue a 64-year-old boater who had been injured while on a sailboat in the mouth of the Severn River, according to a press release from the coast guard. The US Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, ..

 Seven aboard overturned boat owned by Elk Grove resident rescued from ...
Sacramento Bee (blog)
Seven people were rescued Sunday afternoon from a boat owned by an Elk Grove resident after it overturned in Tomales Bay, trapping two children inside the small cabin. Sgt. Ed Hoener of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Unit said the air ...

 'Outback Hunters': Monster Croc Sinks Boat (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
The ferocious croc lunged, and put a hole in the bottom of the boat. That left their boat sinking and a giant, very aggressive croc is circling it. But they decided to press on and so did the croc. He charged the boat one more time, so they started ...

 3 Injured in whale attack on boat off South Africa
Fox News
The incident occurred Monday night so that finding the three men and their boat in the dark was difficult, but "finally, with the aid of a flare, the three men were found hanging onto the boat at 1 nautical mile off the South African coast," the NSRI 

 Lifeboat crew rescues astronaut
BBC News Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:06 AM PST
The first Dutch civilian in space and his crew of seven are rescued from their stricken yacht by Newhaven lifeboat crew.

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