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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
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
--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.


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
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.

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