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Monday, December 31, 2012

Boating Safety News

Happy New Year.  May this be a safe and fun boating year for all of you. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Lee County boating app puts info at fingertips of boaters with smartphone
The News-Press
Boaters in Lee County now have their own specialized app for smartphones. The Lee County Department of Natural Resources made the free app to help make boating easier and more enjoyable on local waterways. “We think it's the first of its kind in the ...


  Jet ski scam: Swiss tourist beaten by 4 men
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 01:55 AM PST
Mafia-like jet ski operators rent out already damaged jet skis then force tourists to pay for repairs or beat them up.

  Illinois boating law takes aim at aquatic invaders
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012 10:16 AM PST
If you’ve heard of any aquatic invasive species at all, it’s likely to be four species of Asian carp that are feared to be creeping closer to Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes.   But those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to invasives, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.   The agency has targeted 39 other plant and animal species as “high-risk” threats to the Great ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 What would you do in a boating emergency? U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary can help
TCPalm
About Boating Safety is an in-depth boating safety course that will give you the knowledge to obtain the Florida Safety Education ID which in most cases will get you a discount on your boat insurance. You will learn boating safety equipment, rules of ...
 


  PCCUA offering boating safety classes June 9
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 03:16 PM PST
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Mandatory Boating Education Regulation classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Saturday, June 9, in the seminar room of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)-Stuttgart campus.

  Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating classes in Santa Cruz
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 04:00 PM PST
SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz and Capitola Flotillas of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering three boating safety classes this winter.

Boating Safety News: 

  Jet ski safety focus for Bay of Plenty summer
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 02:21 PM PST
Whitewater kayaking requires nerves of steel but Olympian Luuka Jones is the first to admit she gets nervous when she’s kayaking in the presence of jet skis. 


Local Deputy Wins Statewide Award
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 04:26 PM PST
EUGENE, Ore. — A huge honor was announced for a Lane County sheriff’s deputy. Deputy Charles Douglass was named Oregon Marine Patrol Officer of the Year by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators. He beat out more than 100 county and state law enforcement officers who monitor Oregon’s waterways. Douglass has worked for the … Continue reading  


DNR cracking down on drunk boating, part of Operation Dry Water
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 02:43 PM PST
Thinking about going out on the boat this weekend and tossing back a six-pack of beer? Better reconsider that.  

Boating hazard reported on Chetco River in southwest Oregon
Statesman Journal (blog)
Boating hazard reported on Chetco River in southwest Oregon. The Curry County Marine Patrol has issued a warning to boaters about an obstruction the Chetco River, about six miles upriver from the ocean in an area known as the “Upper Tamba.” The site is ...


 Rules of the Waterway: Night Vision
Valley morning Star
On the other hand, the boater chooses how fast to travel – and the right decision at night is SLOW. The night-time boater has to develop keen powers of observation to track the water and the weather. Night vision, a knowledge of the body of water ...


Boat Tip: Dec. 28, 2012
TCPalm
--When possible, remove the boat from the water for cleaning and perform it where debris can be captured and properly disposed. --Use fresh water to clean boat after every use. --Use environmentally friendly cleaning methods and products, including ...
 


Boating Fatalities:

 1 fisherman dead, 1 in hospital after boat capsizes on Beaufort River
Hilton Head Island Packet
A Beaufort fisherman is dead and a second is hospitalized for treatment of hypothermia after their 19-foot skiff capsized on the Beaufort River on Wednesday afternoon. The men were fishing for oysters near Corn Island when the boat capsized, the ...


  Man dies in boating accident
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 07:18 PM PST
A MAN has died after falling out of a small boat on the Central Coast this afternoon.


Missing:

Search suspended for missing Mass. student, friend
Tue, 25 Dec, 2012 09:48 PM PST
Maine authorities said there are no new developments in the disappearance of two boat-building students whose clothing was found on an island near Kennebunkport. Police said the search for Zachery Wells, 21, of Burlington, Vt., and Prescott Wright, 23, of Barnstable, Mass., was suspended on Christmas.

  Sonar used in search for missing students
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 10:51 AM PST
KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — A state police dive team is using sonar to search for two boat-building students who went missing last week and whose clothing was found on an island off Kennebunkport. read more

UPDATE: Family hopes cell phone records help find missing NC boater
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 03:08 PM PST
CURRITUCK CO., NC – The family of a a missing boater from Maple, North Carolina hope cell phone records will help find him. Investigators say 26-year-old Ricky Ballance went canoeing Sunday and never come back. Ken Winslow, Balance’s stepdad, says Ricky's cell phone was found in the boat. “The last phone call he made was at 4:17 p.m,” said Winslow. Winslow says investigators are contacting the 

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Melbourne man rescued off coast of Vietnam after 8 days at sea
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 10:02 AM PST
Coast guard official Vo Hoang Liet from southern Soc Trang province said that Kenneth Putney was in good condition after being rescued last week. / Google map

  Skipper has narrow escape in boat explosion
yahoo Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 01:28 PM PST
The skipper of a 32-ft yacht narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on his vessel at Hillarys Boat Harbour yesterday.

One injured after boat catches fire in Lafitte
NOLA.com
A man suffered minor facial burns after he jumped overboard when his boat caught fire near the Goose Bayou Bridge in Lafitte, according to authorities. Two others escaped injury in the incident reported around 7:45 a.m., Chief Linton Duet of the ...


Woman injured in ski tube accident
yahoo Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 09:56 PM PST
An Adelaide woman has been flown to hospital in Sydney after suffering neck injuries in a boating accident.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Safe boating course offered in January
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 12:13 PM PST
A safe boating course will be presented at Middlesex Middle School beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 9, continuing on consecutive Wednesday evenings for six classes, a review and an exam. The class will be presented by members of the Darien Sail & Power Squadron. 

Boating Safety News:

 MDMR hosts boating excursions for public officials
Jackson Clarion Ledger
BILOXI — A photo on Facebook shows a group of Mississippi legislators and other influential folks grinning with the fish they caught from a boat the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources charters. Another photo shows a separate trip some have ...


  Editorial: Require training on boat safety
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 11:43 AM PST
The Kandi Won is towed to shore after being raised from the bottom of Oyster Bay on July 11. The yacht capsized and sank, killing three children, after a July 4 outing to watch fireworks.

 Amazing David: In memory of their son, a family advocates for boating safety
Asbury Park Press
Rich and Joan Civile of Cranford hold a photo of their son David, who died in a kayaking accident on the Shrewsbury River in 2010. The family's David P. Civile Foundation for Boating Safety Awareness works to inform people about watersports safety.


Fatalities:

Boat accident claims 9 lives in DR Congo
Press TV
At least nine people die after a boat sank in a river in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Officials told AFP on Sunday that many more could also be missing from the incident that occurred in the Congo River in the Maluku area of 


Woman found guilty in deadly boat accident
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 02:09 PM PST
A western Illinois judge has found a Quincy woman guilty in a deadly boat collision on the Mississippi River. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports Judge Chet Vahle fined 30-year-old Carol O'Connell more than $200 on Thursday. O'Connell was found guilty of careless operation of a watercraft during a bench trial. She waived her right to a jury trial.  Illinois Conservation Police say 29-year-old John ...

Missing:

Yacht School Friends Missing Without a Trace
ABC News (blog)
The disappearance of two friends has baffled authorities, who have searched by air, water and in wooded areas for the men, who seemed to have disappeared without a trace. Zachary Wells, 21, and Prescott Wright, 23, were last seen hanging out at home in ...


  Coast Guard searches for missing man
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 08:51 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 23-year-old man overdue from a canoe trip in North Carolina.

 NY boaters oppose L. George boat inspections
Ct Post
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — An outdoor sports group is asking officials to hold off on a proposal to mandate boat inspections at Lake George. The Glens Falls Post-Star reports (http://bit.ly/TgziD0 ) that the Warren County Conservation Council asked the ...


 Families dismayed that arrest not made in boating crash that killed two
Tampabay.com
TREASURE ISLAND — On a sunny afternoon in 2005, a boat barreled through the waters near John's Pass and collided with a personal watercraft. The two people aboard the craft, Corey Vincent, 19, and Joe Battista, 23, were killed. The boat's driver .


Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Yacht a Rescue
German Herald
Three sailors were rescued after clinging to the wreckage of their pleasure yacht for two days in the South China Sea when it capsized off the coast of the Philippines. The trio - two Germans and an Australian - had been on an island hopping holiday ...


 Coast Guard: 6 escape injury when fishing boat crashes into north jetty
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The six people were rescued by both the Coast Guard and a friend of the boat owner who was called for help, Rivas said. The boat was not seriously damaged either, Rivas said. According to local surf websites, the ocean was fairly calm at that hour 


  American rescued after week at sea without food
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 08:59 AM PST
An American has been rescued by Vietnamese fishermen after a week aboard a disabled yacht at sea without food, officials said on Monday.

Man critical after boat capsizes off Vic
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 11:45 PM PST
A 22-YEAR-OLD man is in a critical condition after a boating accident at Venus Bay, southeast of Melbourne. 

Woman hurt in jet ski accident
Tue, 25 Dec, 2012 08:45 PM PST
A YOUNG woman has suspected spinal injuries after falling off the back of a jet ski on Stradbroke Island.

  Dwyer Charged in Boat Crash: Anti-gay Maryland lawmaker faces five charges in August boating collision
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 11:52 AM PST
News: An anti-gay lawmaker from Anne Arundel County who once spearheaded an attempt to impeach Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) is facing five charges stemming from an August boat crash that injured himself and six others, including four children. According to The Baltimore Sun , Del. Don H. Dwyer (R-Anne Arundel Co.), 54, was charged Dec. 20 by Maryland authorities with operating a ...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating News:

 Teen Builds Boat Racks for Youth Sailing Program
Patch.com
The Dunedin Youth Sailing Association was looking to purchase Laser sail boats so its progam could include more competitive racing options for the older teens. The only problem? The prorgam had no place to store the boats. That's when Alex Gawel, ...


Suspects In Death Of Coast Guard Officer Due In Court
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 09:48 AM PST
Two Mexican nationals charged in the death of a Coast Guard officer were scheduled to appear in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Friday.  



Staten Island boat owners fight federal plan to shut Sandy-battered marina
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Vinnie Palmiero, another boat owner said. “This is where I spend all my time.” Nichols Marina, the largest on Staten Island, used to have 350 wooden slips until Sandy washed them all away. And now the National Park Service, which owns the land and ...


 Fort Baker plan may sink Presidio Yacht Club
San Francisco Chronicle
Big changes are in the wind at Horseshoe Cove at the north end of the Golden Gate, one of the most beautiful - and least known - boat marinas in the world. The National Park Service is testing the waters to find a possible new tenant to operate the ...


 New law enables Pa. Fish and Boat Commission to experiment with license ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
It's something John Arway, executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), said he hopes more Pennsylvania anglers will soon be saying thanks to the June 22 passage of state Senate Bill 1049. The new law gives the agency the .


Boating Safety:

Jet ski safety focus for Bay of Plenty summer
Thu, 20 Dec, 2012 05:51 PM PST
Whitewater kayaking requires nerves of steel but Olympian Luuka Jones is the first to admit she gets nervous when she's kayaking in the presence of jet skis.

Local Boat Training Aims To Make Country More Prepared For Disasters
Patch.com
For the past week, East Lyme and Waterford police officers, along with police officers and firemen from across the state, were trained by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) on the fundamental skills for marine patrols. The ...


Police to help with Waitaki Lakes safety
Thu, 20 Dec, 2012 04:04 PM PST
Police are trying to stop boating accidents over the Christmas-New Year period in the Waitaki Lakes region of South Canterbury. 


Lower Missouri River next year could hurt boating, recreation
Sioux City Journal
Storage capacity is expected to be about 8 million acre-feet below the desired level at the start of spring runoff. Continued low levels could have an adverse effect on boating and other recreation on the reservoirs. "Low reservoir levels will be


  Coast Guard urges all boaters, swimmers to be extra cautious
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 09:17 PM PST
•Boaters are strongly encouraged to have a VHF marine radio on board to monitor weather conditions, communicate with other mariners and call for help in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard reminds all mariners that channel 16 is the emergency channel and is monitored around-the-clock.

Boating Fatalities:

Week in Review: Guilty Plea in Fatal Boat Crash, 9/11 Memorial Debuts
Patch.com
A Dix Hills man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in a drunken boating collision that took the life of West Islip resident Christopher Mannino pleaded guilty Monday in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead. Brian Andreski, 27, pleaded ...


Lemoyne woman, 23, dies in boating accident in Peru
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 07:57 AM PST
A 23-year-old Lemoyne woman was one of two people found dead following a rafting accident along a river in Peru this week. Family members said the body of Alycia Berrier, a 2007 graduate of Red Land High School, was discovered by rescue workers on Wednesday.  



Storm delays court hearing in boat death
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012 08:35 AM PST
Concerns about an impending snowstorm delayed the pretrial hearing for a Bartlett man accused in a fatal boating accident.

 Fisherman feared drowned after boat capsizes
Telegraph.co.uk
The alarm was raised after two people were found clinging on to the side of an overturned boat in Poole Harbour, Dorset, the Coastguard said. The men were rescued by helicopter and taken to Poole Hospital, suffering from suspected hypothermia .


Missing:

Searchers seek 2 canoeists in Hudson
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 08:58 AM PST
HYDE PARK, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard searched the Hudson River Friday for two men whose canoe capsized near the home of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, officials said.

Coast Guard suspends search, Marine Board begins investigation
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 09:14 PM PST
GLOUCESTER -- While the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a vessel that went missing earlier this week, the Guard's Marine Board of Investigations will now be conducting an investigation in an effort to find out what happened to that vess 

Search on in Kennebunkport for two Landing School students
Press Herald
Chief Craig Sanford said the school, which teaches people how to become boat builders, notified them that Zachary Wells, 21, of Burlington, Vt., and Prescott Wright, 23 of Barnstable, Mass., had failed to show up for classes on Thursday and Friday .


Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Santa Cruz Fishermen Rescue: Six Men Okay After Boat Starts Sinking
Huffington Post
Deputy Harbormaster Sean Rothwell told the newspaper that when U.S. Coast Guard officials said it would take about an hour for a Coast Guard vessel to reach the stricken boat, Harbor Patrol deputies embarked on the rescue mission in their 28-foot boat, ...


 Two men rescued Sunday near Fort Pierce Inlet after boat capsizes
Fort Pierce Tribune
There were life jackets on board, but neither man was able to don one before the boat capsized. Vasseur said the men clung to the upside-down hull until boats from the Fort Pierce Coast Guard Station and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation


 Maryland state delegate charged in boat crash
Washington Examiner
Maryland state Del. Don H. Dwyer faces multiple charges in connection with an August boating crash, police announced Thursday. Dwyer, who represents Anne Arundel County, had a blood-alcohol content that was three times the legal limit when his boat ...


Two Germans, Australian rescued in Sibuyan Sea
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 08:07 AM PST
Two German tourists and an Australian have been rescued following two days in the sea in the central Philippines after their boat capsized while they were island hopping, the coast guard said on Friday.  



Boat crash case heads to trial
Bonner County Daily Bee
SANDPOINT — The case against a Sandpoint man accused of crashing his powerboat into an moored sailboat at Lake Pend Oreille's Ellisport Bay is going to trial. No resolution emerged during a pretrial hearing on Thursday, clearing the way for Jonathan ...


  Brothers thrown from jet-ski in Sydney
Sun, 23 Dec, 2012 03:42 AM PST
A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been winched to safety after being thrown from a jet-ski in Sydney's south and spending about an hour in the water.

 Winthrop man rescued after boat capsizes
WHDH-TV
WINTHROP, Mass. (WHDH) -- There was a frantic scene early Saturday at the Pleasant Park Yacht Club after a Winthrop man's boat capsized. The man was plunged into the water and was struggling against waves which were made steeper by 30 mph winds.


Two Jamaican fishermen set off for a 3-day trip but drifted in the Caribbean ...
New York Daily News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — It was supposed to be a three-day fishing trip at most. It turned into a three-week ordeal, drifting under an intense sun for hundreds of miles in the Caribbean in a small boat with a broken motor. The two Jamaican fishermen 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Survey of Published Data and Reports On Blended Fuels In Marine Applications  http://www.nmma.org/assets/cabinets/Cabinet213/USCGSurveyReportonBlendedFuels.pdf

A report by the US Coast Guard on use of E-10 and other blended fuels in recreational Boats

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Seattle to houseboats: Follow rules, or leave
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 08:27 AM PST
The city of Seattle says this large Lake Union houseboat is likely illegal, because it resembles a floating home, but doesn't follow floating-home codes on size and environmental practices. The owner has said the house is a "vessel" that doesn't have to follow floating-home rules, the city said. 

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boating safety class offered Jan. 19
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 05:41 AM PST
MAUMEE  The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-16 is offering a NASBLA-approved About Boating Safe class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at American Legion Post 320, 204 Illinois Ave. in Maumee. 

READER SUBMITTED: Public Boating Course Offered
Hartford Courant
A public boating course leading to a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and a Personal Watercraft license will be offered by the Meriden Power Squadron, a local chapter of the United States Power Squadron, starting on Jan. 8. The course will take .


Boating  Safety News:

 Answer Man: motor boating and stop signs
Asheville Citizen-Times
Also, in North Carolina, anyone younger than 26 operating a vessel of 10 horsepower or greater “must have successfully completed an approved boating education safety course or otherwise be in compliance with boating safety laws,” Cantrell said ..


Civilian boating crew rescues distressed boaters
WCSH-TV
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A civilian boating crew is being thanked by the U.S. coast guard in Portland for their work in saving the lives of some distressed boaters. On Wednesday, two Canadian boaters who were trying to get to the West Indies ...


 Cold weather boating
northwestohio.com
CLEVELAND Ohio -- With winter officially starting Friday, the Coast Guard is issuing its cold-weather warning for any boaters who are venturing out on the Great Lakes or even on frozen ponds and streams and rivers. It's very important to take cold ...


Collision important reminder for jet ski safety
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 08:06 PM PST
A collision between a power boat and a jet ski in the Waikato region last Friday has highlighted the need for people to take care on the waterways this summer, says the Western Bay of Plenty harbour master, Jennifer Roberts.  


Fire Department to Buy $54K Rescue Boat
Patch.com
The 19-foot, commercial-grade Boston Whaler boat would increase the public safety coverage in town, allowing impact fees to be used, Salem Fire Chief Kevin Breen said at Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting. Breen said the boat includes a door that ...


Hunters need to practice boating and hunting safety
Jefferson Post
The Home from the Hunt™ campaign of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning


Boating Fatalities:

Body Of Man Missing Near Mare Island Found
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 12:53 PM PST
The Contra Costa County coroner’s office says the body of boater missing for over a week has been found.  



81-year-old woman dies after falling off boat near Clearwater Beach
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 12:33 PM PST
By Mike Brassfield, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, December 18, 2012 CLEARWATER — An 81-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon after she fell out of a small boat in some mangroves at the northern end of Clearwater Beach, officials said. Authorities got a 911 call from a boater on a cell phone shortly after 12:30 p.m. Clearwater Fire and Rescue began to search for the boat. It took rescue workers ...

 Jay Middle School principal faces trial in death of boater
NewsOK.com
Jay Middle School principal faces trial in death of boater. Roger Shane Carroll, 39, of Eucha, is charged in Delaware County District Court with first-degree manslaughter, a felony, and reckless operation of a vessel, a misdemeanor. BY SHEILA STOGSDILL ...


Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Rescue after jet ski flips
Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 08:36 AM PST
Three Aucklanders visiting Queenstown found themselves stranded in deep cool water on Saturday after capsizing a hired jet ski on Lake Wakatipu before being rescued by commercial operators. read more

 Ship Rescues 5 Jamaican Boaters From Small Boat
ABC News
Five Jamaicans who said they had been drifting on a small boat in the Caribbean for three weeks were rescued Monday by a cruise ship, authorities said. The Island Princess ship brought the group on board, Princess Cruises spokeswoman Susanne Ferrull ...


Yacht Burns in Parham Harbour
Caribarena Antigua
Yacht Burns in Parham Harbour Antigua St. John's - A yacht caught fire shortly after 1pm on Sunday just off Parham Harbour. Reports reaching Caribarena suggest that the vessel was anchored just over 150 feet away from shore and was unreachable to .


Boat owner praises Sheriff's Office for saving his crew, boat
St. Augustine Record
Upon hearing of the accident, Ray said he drove down from Atlanta, where he lives, and immediately hired a company to remove all of the fuel and oil from the boat, as well as the water in the bilge, to prevent any environmental impact. “We definitely


 Couple wakes up in sinking boat at Kirkland marina
Kirkland Reporter
Mike Iszley, left, woke up on his boat to the lights of rescue vehicles Monday morning, as two other boats in the Kirkland marina sank due to high winds and being moored improperly. By MATT PHELPS Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor December ...


Two Louisiana men cited for duck hunting violations
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012 09:43 AM PST
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish on Dec. 16.  



Newport-based yacht runs aground in Fla.
Turn to 10
Salvage crews in St. Augustine, Fla., are trying to float a yacht that ran aground over the weekend. The 64-foot Ray's The Bar is homeported in Newport. The Coast Guard said a mother-daughter crew was on board when the vessel hit grou


 Three rescued after boat hits OB jetty
U-T San Diego
OCEAN BEACH — San Diego lifeguards rescued three people Tuesday night after their fishing boat hit the Ocean Beach jetty. The three were using hoop nets to fish for lobsters when one of the net lines tangled in the boat motor about 9:30 p.m., a ..


 Police charge Dwyer with drunken boating in crash
CapitalGazette.com
Don Dwyer was charged with drunken boating today for his role in an August crash that fractured the skull of a young girl, injured several others and left the Pasadena Republican temporarily in a wheelchair, Natural Resources Police said. After a 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boating safety classes offered
Sat, 15 Dec, 2012 05:40 AM PST
MAUMEE — The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-16 is offering a NASBLA-approved “About Boating Safely” class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at American Legion Post 320, 204 Illinois Ave., Maumee.

 Peddle-boater punches guard, flees
U-T San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Several people caught messing around with a Mission Bay hotel's pedal boat late Saturday night got in more trouble when one of them punched a security guard, San Diego police said. Two men and a women were in the pedal boat in the bay ...


Boating Safety News

Letter: Update drunk boating laws
Newsday
Regarding "BWI guilty plea" [News, Dec. 11], the Suffolk County District Attorney's office should be lauded: It played hardball with a drunk boater and secured a guilty plea, which will send Brian Andreski to prison for four to 12 years. Andreski was  


Boat registration begins
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 11:06 PM PST
The time to renew boat registrations in Idaho is here and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation would like to remind boat owners that Idaho boating registration dollars help fund the county recreational boating services and marine law enforcement activities through the registration designation process.

  Coast Guard issues winter warning for boaters
Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 09:55 AM PST
CLEVELAND (AP) - With winter officially beginning on Friday, the Coast Guard is issuing its annual cold-weather warning for anyone venturing out on the Great Lakes or frozen ponds, streams and rivers.

Boating Fatalities:

  Not-guilty plea for boater in fatal crash
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 02:58 PM PST
A 22-year-old man accused of driving a boat involved in a fatal crash has had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf in Juneau County. Prosecutors say Christopher Collins and four friends were boating on Castle Rock Lake last July, stopped at an island party and visited a couple of bars. With Collins at the wheel, the boat slammed into a bridge pillar on the lake, prosecutors said.  Passenger ...

  Boater in Pineview Reservoir case guilty on all counts
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 01:21 PM PST
A man accused of leaving an injured University of Utah scientist in Pineview Reservoir after she was struck by a boat and...

  Girlfriend involved in fatal jet ski crash pleads no contest
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 06:37 PM PST
A no contest plea was entered Friday from Australian tourist Natasha Ryan, the girlfriend involved in video-taping fatal jet ski crash that killed a 16-year-old tourist last summer.

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Coast Guard Rescues Boater Stranded in Gulf
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 08:14 PM PST
A 33-year-old man was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew when his boat ran aground.

 2 SW Wash. fishermen rescued after boat hits log | Regional ... - The News Tribune
TheNewsTribune.com
2 SW Wash. fishermen rescued after boat hits log. Firefighters in an inflatable kayak have rescued two southwest Washington men whose aluminum fishing boat rolled over after hitting a log in the Lewis River. The Associated Press. The Associated Press .


 2 fishermen rescued after boat hits log
HeraldNet
Firefighters in an inflatable kayak have rescued two men whose aluminum fishing boat rolled over after hitting a log in the Lewis River. Clark County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy said a 64-year-old man from Battle Ground and a 66-year-old 


Women rescued from beached Yacht |Action News - Jacksonville News ...
ActionNewsJax.com
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Two women are safe Saturday after being rescued from a beached sixty-five-foot yacht. The Coast Guard says the boat ran aground early Saturday evening near the Vilano Beach ramp. The women aboard were rescued and are ok.