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Friday, December 14, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Power Squadron safe boating classes : Outdoors & Recreation - Tampa Bay ...
Tampa Bay Newspapers
ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present a seven-week safe boating program titled “America's Boating Course,” beginning Monday, Jan. 7, at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing.

Boating News:

State, federal boat patrols increase along the border
San Antonio Express
WASHINGTON — Federal and state law enforcement agencies have stepped up boat patrols on the Rio Grande in recent months due to growing concerns about narcotics and immigrant smuggling. The ramped-up efforts by Customs and Border Protection ...

Fund is established to aid Horne family
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012 09:14 AM PST
MOREHEAD CITY — The Coast Guard Foundation is accepting donations toward a scholarship fund to help the children of an officer killed Dec. 2 off the coast of California who previously served in this  

What Is a Yacht?
Slate Magazine
Yacht mania dissipated during and after the Great Depression, but when conspicuous consumption came back into style in the 1980s and 1990s, American financiers began vying to see who could acquire the biggest motor-powered yacht. Sometimes called

Tow Boat USA adds Bonita Springs base
The News-Press
Captain Jonathan Blake and his bright red vessel from Tow Boat USA are a common site in Estero Bay and the surrounding areas. Tow Boat recently added a new home base in Bonita Bay. / Andrea Stetson/Special to Coastal Life ...

Boating Safety News:
Local rescue squad member awarded for boat rescue
Richmond Register
Lt. Robert Mink, along with officers Patrick Younts and Richard Waite of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's Division of Law Enforcement, helped when a pontoon boat became trapped below the “low head” dam at Lock 11, near College Hill.

Not your typical Coast Guard operation
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012 06:00 AM PST
The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Washington recently visited Ulithi Atoll to deliver humanitarian supplies and teach locals about safe boating practices. Washington, a 110-foot patrol boat out of Guam, delivered rice, rainwater collectors, schoolbooks, clothing, and outboard boat engine

Coast Guard Auxiliary of Medina County wants volunteer teachers
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012 03:42 AM PST
MEDINA — The Coast Guard Auxiliary of Medina County is looking for volunteers to help teach recreational boating safety. “Anyone can join,” said Richard Foote, spokesman for Medina’s Flotilla 62. “We recommend you have some recreational boating experience, but it’s not required.” The auxiliary volunteers also may be called upon by the Coast Guard to help with ... Read More  

Boating Fatalities:

Boater claims he was unaware Pineview swimmer was hurt
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 10:30 AM PST
Boater claims he was unaware Pineview swimmer was hurt by Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 13, 2012 11:35AM MDT Ogden • Skyler Shepherd — on trial in connection with a boating accident that killed a swimmer at Pineview Reservoir last year — told police he was unaware the woman had been hurt. Shepherd told a Weber County Sheriff’s detective during a taped interview played for ...

  Lawsuit accuses pair in Petite Lake boating death Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 08:36 AM PST
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court, naming a Bartlett man and woman as being responsible for the boating death of a 10-year-old boy on Petite Lake. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $50,000 against David Hatyina and Renee Melbourn, saying the family of Tony Borcia has suffered emotional distress from the youngster’s death and will continue to require ..

 State: Connecticut boating crash victim was drunk
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 07:34 AM PST
Authorities say the New York firefighter who drowned after the boat he was operating in Stamford Harbor last summer slammed into a seawall had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

 First suit filed in Farallon yacht tragedy - SFGate
San Francisco Chronicle
(12-13) 12:55 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- The father of a former Giants batgirl who was among five sailors who died during a boat race around the Farallon Islands has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the yacht's owner, who survived the ordeal.

 Family files suit in boy's boating death
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 07:25 PM PST
Dispute over right of way in Chain O' Lakes crash The family of a boy who was run over by a boat on the Chain O' Lakes filed suit Thursday, charging the boater and a passenger were recklessly partying before the fatal crash.

 Man charged in boating deaths scheduled to go on trial in May
Access North Georgia
GAINESVILLE - A man charged in the deaths of two brothers killed in a boating crash on Lake Lanier is scheduled to go on trial on May 20, according to Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh. Paul J. Bennett of Cumming posted a $50,000 bond in August.

  Boater, 22, pleads not guilty to homicide in fatal crash on lake
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 09:13 AM PST
A 22-year-old man driving a boat involved in a fatal crash has pleaded not guilty to a homicide charge in Juneau County Circuit Court. Prosecutors said 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. Passenger Michael Miklavicic ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:
RESCUE: Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Va.'s shore
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 07:56 AM PST
CAPE CHARLES — The Coast Guard has plucked a kayaker who fell into the water off Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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