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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Stranded sea turtles from Cape to get Coast Guard flight to Florida
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 07:50 AM PST
Thirty-five stranded sea turtles recovering from hypothermia will take flight with the help of the US Coast Guard Friday morning, the aquarium said today. The turtles, rescued from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will depart from Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod and arrive in Florida to finish their recovery at multiple marine animal rescue facilities, including SeaWorld, Tony ... 

U.S. Coast Guard sues Michigan museum operator over historical lighthouse lens
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 10:11 PM PST
The federal government is suing the operator of a tiny Michigan museum after learning that an "irreplaceable" 19th-century lighthouse lens is stored in a building that has no alarm or fire sprinklers and is rarely open to the public.

 Boating Safety News:

Petersburg Pilot -
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 06:39 AM PST
United States Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner, Scott Wilwert, addressed several Petersburg vessel owners and fishermen to explain the criteria for the mandatory dockside examinations Nov. 28. 

French skipper fined for sailing the wrong way
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 07:17 AM PST
French yacht skipper fined for sailing 28 miles wrong way in busy traffic lanes in English Channel.

NJ Lifts Recreational Fishing And Boating Advisory For Most State Waterways
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection is lifting the public health advisory for recreational use of the Hudson River, Passaic River, Hackensack River, Newark Bay, Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, and Sandy Hook Bay, as well as upper ...

Boating Fatalities:

Memorial Ceremony To Be Held Saturday For Coast Guard Officer Killed Off Channel Islands
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 08:24 AM PST
A memorial ceremony will be held Saturday for the U.S. Coast Guard Officer who was killed in a boating accident.

Boat crash investigation continues
Quad City Times
Six men and a 9-year-old were on board the 12-occupant capacity vessel when it left the boat launch at Shady Creek Campground near Fairport around 6 a.m. Although the boat contained enough life jackets for all seven, only the child was wearing one, ...

  ODNR: Capsized boat on Mosquito Lake probably overloaded
Youngstown Vindicator
Daniel Khalil Jr. of Howland, Vito Amiano of Hubbard and Lou Lattin of Lake Milton had 8 dozen duck decoys, 2 dozen geese decoys, shotguns and other equipment in a 16-foot aluminum boat. “That's a lot of equipment in a 16-foot boat. It suggests it was ...

 Boat capsizes on Lake Titicaca, 11 dead: Voice of Russia
The death toll from the capsizing of a passenger boat in Bolivia has risen to 11.

  JPD had sought homicide charge in Auke Lake death Thu, 06 Dec, 2012 03:37 PM PST
Police had recommended the driver of a jet ski who was towing two teenage girls on a inner tube on Auke Lake be charged with criminally negligent homicide, according to recently released police reports.

 Orlando police say a boater pulled from Rock Lake has died.
Central Florida News 13
Orlando police said seven people, a mix of men and women in their 20's, took a canoe from a home off Ventura Avenue. Police said the boaters made their way to a beach near the Parliament House, around 3:30 a.m. Police said the bar had already closed .

  Man sentenced for 2010 fatal drunken boat crash
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 07:58 AM PST
A South Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drunken boating crash that left a passenger dead. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced Mandy Romeu, 44, on Wednesday. He was convicted of BUI manslaughter in October. MUGSHOTS: Who Got Arrested In South Florida? Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators said Romeu had been drinking with Christopher and ...

2 men charged in fatal boating crash
San Francisco Chronicle
Joseph Schier Jr., 21, Douglas Metcalf, 22, were charged with boating while intoxicated causing a death and four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone said a few days after the crash that the accident occurred ...

Man hospitalized after boating accident dies
Ct Post
SHELTON -- A 55-year-old man who had been rescued from the Housatonic River after a Friday night boating accident, died Saturday at Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The DEEP ..

 Man dies after open-ocean boat collision off Long Branch coast
The Star-Ledger -
LONG BRANCH — One person was killed and another was injured this afternoon when two pleasure boats collided in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Branch, the Coast Guard said. The collision between the 18-foot boat and the 36-foot craft occurred

Boating Accidents:

Dad charged after driverless boat carrying girl, 4, crashes into yard
Florida Today
After its intoxicated driver fell overboard in an accident with a dock earlier this week, a 19-foot boat careened across the Grand Canal — with the driver's 4-year-old daughter still inside — crashed through some trees and came to rest in a ...

Firefighters battle boat fire in garage
The News-Press
As the crews battled the blaze, the boat fuel tank ruptured, sending about 30 gallons of fuel down the driveway into the swale, causing a hazardous condition to the firefighters. The city said a foam blanket was then applied to prevent ignition of the .

 Boater Who Overturned Near McNeil Island Finds Way Back To Shore On Key ...
University Place Police Chief Mike Blair said the boater "lost his outboard with transom in the water": He failed to have oars in the boat, but made his way to shore by paddling with his hands. He was checked out by fire and was fine. Originally ...

  Boaters rescued after vessel capsized
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 08:23 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.

  Lewes Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Personal Watercraft Accident
Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 01:13 PM PST
Authorities say a Lewes man has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment charges in connection with an accident last August in which a man on a sandbar was struck and injured by Purdy's personal watercraft as he operated it near Massey's Landing while under the influence of alcohol.

4 aboard sailboat stranded near USVI rescued
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012 07:02 AM PST
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. 

Davidson Co. official found not guilty of boating drunk
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012 11:33 AM PST
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Davidson County commissioner accused of driving a pontoon boat while impaired on High Rock Lake and...

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