Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Be safe in your boat
Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 12:20 AM PST
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-4, a partner of the City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department, is offering Safe Boating classes to the public. The program is aimed at providing instruction to boaters of all levels.

Boating Safety News:

Outdoors Notebook | Army Corps 'adamant' on plan to limit boats near dams
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012 11:09 PM PST
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources visited the Army Corps of Engineers' Nashville District office last week to discuss a plan the federal agency is finalizing that would severely restrict boater access above and below al

  Positive results from constructive process
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012 10:17 PM PST
Lower Keys flats fishing guides and personal watercraft tour operators have reached an agreement that could resolve decades-long user conflicts between the two groups. Both sides of the issue will... read more

  Coast Guard Celebration
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 07:45 AM PST
Amarillo, TX - At the Amarillo City Commissioners meeting will also proclaim Tuesday December 11 as Coast Guard Auxiliary Day.

Boating Fatalities:

  State police probing deadly boat crash of NJ coast -
Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 09:45 AM PST
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - State police say the cause of a deadly boating accident off the central New Jersey coast this weekend remains under investigation.

  Boater dies after river accident in Shelton
Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 08:47 AM PST
A 55-year-old man who was pulled from the Housatonic River in Shelton after a boating accident has died.

A day on the lake ends in a fatal boating wreck
A day on the lake ends in a fatal boating wreck. Images. Published: 2:54 pm. Updated: 3:01 pm. Related Stories: Fatal plane crash in Cullman County Monday afternoon | Video · California father gives son medical marijuana · Homicide suspect dies | Video ...

Man killed in boat crash near Long Branch identified as Colonia resident
The Star-Ledger -
Kim was a passenger in an 18-foot boat driven in the Atlantic Ocean about 1.5 miles south of Long Branch by Soo Lee, 34, from the Parlin section of Sayreville, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Polite. The other boat, a 38-foot craft, was ...

Syracuse Journal-Democrat
Joseph S. Schier, Jr., 21, and Douglas C. Metcalf, 22, both from Burlington, were each formally charged Friday morning with one count of Boating While Intoxicated causing death, a class B felony, and four counts of involuntary manslaughter, class D ...

  Man's Body Located, Search Continues for Second Kettle Point Boater
Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 07:18 AM PST
Lambton County OPP say they've found the body of a fisherman missing from Kettle Point. Officers say they located the body of 58-year-old William Calvin George overnight. The search for the other missing fisherman, 50-year-old Craig Bressette continues today. Officers say it was around 12:00 p.m. on Friday when a capsized 14 foot fishing boat was found on Lake Huron about one mile off shore of ...

  Trial to begin in boat crash that killed scientist
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 08:26 AM PST
SALT LAKE CITY — Trial is set to begin for one of three men charged in a boating crash that left a University of Utah scientist dead.

Dix Hills Man Admits to Fatal BWI Crash
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 07:29 AM PST
A Dix Hills man admitted Monday to killing a fisherman in a drunken boating crash in the Great South Bay this summer. Brian Andreski, 27, pleaded.

Boating Accidents:

Yacht sinks near inlet; 12 rescued
Palm Beach Daily News
Daily News Staff Writer. Off-duty Palm Beach Fire-Rescue spokesman James Weber witnessed a 38-foot ocean yacht sink Saturday in the Palm Beach Inlet. All 12 people were rescued from the boat, he said. Several boats in the area helped pull people from ...

  RESCUE: Va. sailboat, 4 aboard pulled to safety near Virgin Islands
Delmarva Now
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — The U.S. Coast Guard and the crew of a Chinese-flagged container ship have helped rescue four people aboard a sailboat that became disabled near the U.S. Virgin Islands. Spokesman Ricardo Castrodad ...

  Boaters rescued after vessel capsized
Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 05:36 AM PST
A Yulee man was hospitalized with hypothermia after authorities rescued him and a passenger from their capsized airboat Nov. 25, according to a boating accident report.

Commissioner Found Not Guilty Of Boating DWI
WFMY News 2
Lexington, NC -- A judge found Davidson County commissioner Todd Yates not guilty of operating a boat while impaired on High Rock Lake. Judge Mark Galloway said Yates was not guilty of the DWI charge, along with refusing to allow inspection and driving ...

Dartmouth lifeboat crew pump out sinking yacht
This Is South Devon
MEMBERS of the Dartmouth-based Dart lifeboat crew sped to the rescue of a sinking yacht in the river yesterday. The alarm was raised just after 11.30am when Guy Cotton, a local boatman who lives and works on the Dart, noticed that the 45-foot sloop ..

  Lewes man, Keith T. Purdy, pleads guilty to jet-ski charges
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 06:53 AM PST
A Lewes man was fined and given probation Dec. 5 to charges in connection with a jet-ski accident last summer in which another man was injured. Keith T. Purdy, 57, pleaded guilty in Sussex Superior Court to two counts of second-degree assault by a vessel, operation of a vessel under the influence, two counts of second-degree reckless endangering and reckless operation of a vessel, said Sgt ...

  Boaters rescued after vessel capsized
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 08:24 AM PST
A Yulee man was hospitalized with hypothermia after authorities rescued him and a passenger from their capsized airboat Nov. 25, according to a boating accident report.

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