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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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..
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
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 .
Person rescued from water near Navy Pier
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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