Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

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 Sometimes the rescuers need to be rescued:

 Kodiak-based Coast Guard crew rescued
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Sun, 04 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST
KODIAK, Alaska - On most days, Coast Guard helicopter crews are the ones called in when something goes wrong. During an unusual mission earlier this month, it was a crew from Air Station Kodiak wh...


Boating Safety News:

 NJ DEP issues fishing, boating advisories
Allentown Morning Call (blog)
As a public health and safety precaution, the Department of Environmental Protection is advising recreational boaters, anglers and crabbers to temporarily avoid these waterways and is advising residents not to eat any fish, crustaceans or shellfish ...

Lake County participation garners spot on 2012 Dockwalker Hall of FameLake County News
The Dockwalker Program is led by the California Coastal Commission and the California Department of Boating and Waterways' “Boating Clean and Green Program,” which is a statewide boater education and technical assistance program created to promote ...

New Pennsylvania Boating Regulation
WTAJ-TV Altoona Sat, 03 Nov 2012 07:11 AM PDT
A reminder from the PA Fish and Boat Commission


 Levee breach poses boating hazard
The Houma Courier Sat, 03 Nov 2012 04:07 AM PDT
A breach in the Montegut marsh management levee created by Hurricane Isaac poses a hazard to boaters


Get ready for manatees to start showing up
Sun-Sentinel Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:17 PM PDT
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.
 


Ferry operator arrested after allegedly boating under the influence
Statesman Journal
A Wheatland Ferry operator has been arrested after allegedly boating under the influence of alcohol, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. About 2:35 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to call that the operator, Brian L. Trussell, 57, of ...

  Pleasure boating halted to ensure city's water safety
Global Times
Parks in the city called a halt to pleasure boat rentals on Sunday, after the Beijing traffic authority Friday announced a ban on boating to ensure safety on the water during the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). "We

SA oppn claims $12m boat levy unspent
The Australian
Figures published by the auditor-general have revealed the Recreational Boating Facilities Fund has almost doubled in just two years, she said. But instead of funding projects to assist recreational boating the funds are being held in an account lodged ...

Boating News:

 State extends treatment time for invasive weeds in East Contra Costa waterways
San Jose Mercury News
The state's Department of Boating and Waterways is extending its treatment of an invasive water weed in the Delta for an additional month. The state will continue its herbicide treatments for water hyacinth in the Delta region, including parts of

 BoatUS backs tax reduction amendment in Kansas
Trade Only Today
BoatUS is urging Kansas boaters to head to the polls Tuesday and vote "yes" on a boat property tax amendment that would allow the legislature to reduce or even remove the personal property tax paid on boats. Currently in Kansas, recreational boats are ...

County calls for emergency dredging for yachts stuck in Milwaukee marinaMilwaukee Business Journal
Milwaukee County is calling for an emergency dredging of the lakefront at the Milwaukee Yacht Club because the low water level is making it difficult or impossible for some yacht owners to remove their ships for the coming winter. The club on the Lake .

 New rules threaten Seattle floating homes - Sat, 03 Nov 2012 PST
The Spokesman-Review Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:12 AM PDT
SEATTLE  Some houseboat residents and people who live aboard boats and barges in Seattle feel their lifestyle may be in danger. The city is in the process of updating ...


Marina Needs Pump Station for Boat Waste, Officials Say
Patch.com
Commissioner Dave Carson said the city should provide a pump-out station as a boating necessity, regardless of the outcome of the grant possibility. He also suggested that the burden of installing the pumping station should not be borne solely on boat ... 


You haven't lived here until you've visited the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven
Detroit Free Press Sat, 03 Nov 2012 23:49 PM PDT
What is it? The Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven is dedicated to preserving the rich maritime history and culture of the state's Great Lakes and waterways. The museum includes permanent and changing exhibits in three galleries, a research library and three on-the-water boats, plus a collection of other watercraft..
 


Boating Fatalities:

Boat crash: Rehberg, Barkus, found a monsterRavalli Republic
According to Rehberg's official accident report, referring to boat driver Barkus, Rehberg claimed that he “was surprised to learn the results of Greg's blood alcohol test.” And he told other people Barkus didn't appear drunk. So let me offer this .


 Wood River man enters plea to boating under influence
Lincoln Journal Star
A Wood River man entered a plea Friday to boating under the influence in connection with a crash that left two North Carolina stepbrothers dead. Brian Packer, 41, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge and could get up to six months in jail and a ...

 Search Continues for Missing Walton Co. Boater
WTVY, Dothan
Search Continues for Missing Walton Co. Boater. The search for the missing boater continued today in the bay. Two boats and a helicopter were used by WCSO. FWC also used a boat in the search today. WCSO will continue to search over the weekend.

Neb. man pleads no contest in boating death case
San Francisco Chronicle
Authorities say Packer was operating a pontoon boat on July 3, 2011 that hit two stepbrothers on a tube at Sherman Reservoir. The crash killed 12-year-old Joshua Rowley and 19-year-old Matthew McAlexander, both of Kernersville, N.C. They were visiting ...

 Body of missing boater found in Choctawhatchee Bay
The Northwest Florida Daily News
FWC will investigate the boating accident to try to determine what may have caused the boat to flip. Those types of investigations usually take two to three months. Kirkland said Gregory's body showed no signs that were out of the ordinary after it was .

Boating Accidents:


Person rescued from water near Navy Pier
Chicago Tribune
A woman in her 20s fell off a boat and was rescued from Lake Michigan near Navy Pier about 8:40 p.m. Thursday. The Chicago Fire Department responded to the area, Chicago Fire Department spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said. The woman was already out

 Damaged yacht survives Lake Michigan's high waves
South Bend Tribune
NEW BUFFALO — A 56-foot yacht that was slammed against rocks in New Buffalo after its engines died survived the pounding from 20-foot waves this week. The entire watercraft was resting safely today on a private beach as crews began preparing for the ...

 Super yacht in rescue drama
The Australian
The yacht, with five people on board, made distress calls about 4.30pm about in rough condition at the southern end of the island. The boat was heading south and was about seven nautical miles offshore. Bribie Island Volunteer Marine Rescue unit ...

Hurricane Sandy:

 Croton Yacht Club Puts Damages In Hundreds Of ThousandsThe Daily Voice
CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. ‒ Croton Yacht Club members say Hurricane Sandy caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage and destroyed at least three boats. Twelve boats floated away during the storm ‒ all but one have been located ‒ and ..

Sandy Leaves House Floating in Bay Amid N.J. Devastation
Bloomberg Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:29 PM PDT
A house floats on Barnegat Bay in Mantoloking, propelled a mile from its foundation by superstorm Sandy. Across the waterway, which separates mainland New Jersey from two washed-out barrier islands, a yacht sits atop a motor boat in a pile of debris left by a raging tidal surge. 


 Workers continue effort to save yacht from superstorm
The Michigan City News-Dispatch Sat, 03 Nov 2012 13:28 PM PDT
NEW BUFFALO â An unsuccessful attempt to leave the safety of New Buffaloâs Harbor on Sunday put a 57-foot yacht in peril as the fierce winds on the edge of Superstorm Sandy whipped Lake Michigan into a frenzy.


Fishing Column: Boaters, local marinas pummelled by Sandy
Stamford Advocate
Monday will make a week since the East Coast was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy with all her fury. Millions of Americans suffered with loss of homes, electricity, phone service and, in some tragic cases, the loss of life. Among the hardest hit by Sandy' ..

 Tale of two New Jersey towns now linked by Sandy
Reuters
Finding a legacy sailboat undamaged. * Mayor: Sandy brings out goodwill in everyone. By Philip Barbara. ASBURY PARK, N.J., Nov 4 (Reuters) - Asbury Park and Bay Head are two towns on opposite ends of the Jersey Shore's socio-economic spectrum ...

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