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Friday, January 11, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

In Idaho some people think that negligent operation is unconstitutional!
 Boating law faces constitutional challenge
Bonner County Daily Bee
Stauber was charged with violating Idaho's Safe Boating Act by operating his vessel in a manner which endangered life and limb or another person's property. The charge arose after Stauber crashed his boat into another boat that was under anchor at Luby ...

Drinking and boating can get you in hot water as this skipper found out!
Drunken sailor runs yacht aground
Yachting and Boating World
A drunken sailor ran his 30ft yacht aground when he passed out off the coast of Laguna Beach, California. The skipper refused to get off the boat and was eventually taken off by lifeguards, police said. "He was so extremely intoxicated that he was ...

  Boater Arrested After Running Aground, Ditches Vessel
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 06:51 PM PST
There is a new twist in the beached sailboat saga in Laguna Beach. The owner, who was arrested for DUI, has now cut his ties to the vessel, leaving the city to clean up the mess. Chip Yost has more …

And, In the land  down under, and elsewhere, they are learning that PWCs can bring a lot of problems:

‘It’s a jet-ski free for all’
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013 05:10 AM PST
MP calls for curbs on young

Caution to sea users
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 03:43 PM PST
Jet ski, speedboat and other pleasure craft operators are being reminded to stay outside of buoyed areas to avoid accidents with sea bathers, swimmers and snorkelers. 

more from this section
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 10:32 PM PST
Gul Panag: who said I’m dead? Actor Gul Panag, 34, tweeted on Monday night to clarify that she is “alive and kicking” after a website reported that she died in a jet ski crash.

Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 06:21 AM PST
Byline: RNLI rescues runaway Jet Ski and crew Page Content: Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat were called out on Easter Sunday to a jet ski who’s occupants had been thrown into the cold water in Newton Bay. Porthcawl RNLI were called out during their usual exercise on Sunday morning to assist a jet ski that was experiencing problems. The crew were just about to launch on exercise when the call came in ...

Boating Safety News:

Grant applications taken for shooting, fishing, boating projects
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013 09:49 AM PST
DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments to distribute up to $1. 

Del. Don Dwyer says he has sought treatment for issues with alcohol
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013 07:22 AM PST
Maryland State Del. Don Dwyer, who had been drinking before a boating accident in August, said Tuesday that he has sought treatment for an alcohol problem.

  New zone markers
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 09:21 PM PST
KEY LARGO -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week will install waterway markers for a new boating safety zone at Jewfish Creek. The new zone requires that boats operate... read more

irn boating responsible Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 04:05 PM PST
With the sunny summer weather upon us, Auckland boaties are being told to be responsible on the water Boaties urged to be safe and responsible Boating, Water, Harbour 

Stay Safe This Boating Season
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 01:43 PM PST
Stay Safe This Boating Season With summer now in full swing, so too is boating season and hundreds of Aucklanders are enjoying time out on the harbour. Auckland’s Harbourmaster Andrew Hayton is encouraging boaties to remember the essentials for a safe day on ...

Coast Guard Warns Of Unsafe Ice On Great Lakes
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013 09:29 AM PST
CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures over the next few days are likely to cause unsafe ice conditions in parts of the Great Lakes. 

Boating Fatalities:

Woman dies in sailboat accident
COURTENAY, British Columbia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A woman died after her sailboat ran aground on rocky shores south of Courtenay, British Columbia, the Vancouver Island Health Authority confirmed. Two unidentified people aboard the boat, a 44-year-old man ...

 Mesa man charged in fatal boat accident on Lake Havasu
... tube in the north basin of Lake Havasu, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. His body was recovered on April 2. Prasannavathanam was not wearing a life jacket while he was being pulled on an inner tube behind a boat operated by Timmsen.

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

One hospitalized with minor burns after boat explosion in PGA Marina
One person has been hospitalized after a boat explosion in Palm Beach Gardens, according to Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. One person received minor burns after the explosion, which occurred in the PGA Marina before 10 a.m.. The injured person .

 Spontaneous combustion? Nah, that boat fire was arson
The Seattle Times (blog)
Spontaneous combustion? Nah, that boat fire was arson. Posted by Maureen O'Hagan. It's official: Arson was the cause of a fire last Spring on a 140-foot boat unlawfully moored off Whidbey Island, according to a report by the King County Sheriff's Office.

Boater recovered from Pearl River
The Daily News
The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office has recovered a boater, safe and sound, from the Pearl River off of O.A. Green Road in Bogalusa. More information will be reported as it is received. Discuss; Print. Posted in News on Friday, January 11, 2013 9:37 am

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