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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.


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 ...


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 ( ) that the Warren County Conservation Council asked the ...

 Families dismayed that arrest not made in boating crash that killed two
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 ...

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