Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating News:

 Teen Builds Boat Racks for Youth Sailing Program
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
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
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
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 .


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
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 

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