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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating News:

 City Argument Is All Wet, Supreme Court Says
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 08:54 AM PST
The Supreme Court sunk the hopes of a Florida city Tuesday when it ruled that a houseboat was more house than boat.

Brownback eyes phasing out boating taxes
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013 12:54 PM PST
Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is proposing phasing out property taxes on watercraft by 2016. 

Boat inspections ruled out on Lake George
Albany Times Union
LAKE GEORGE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake George Park Commission issued a joint statement Wednesday saying that efforts to fight aquatic invasive species on the lake will not include a mandatory boat inspection ...

Gov. Budgets $30.07 Million for Cal Boating
The Log Newspaper
SACRAMENTO (Log News Service) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Jan. 10 proposed a $97.65 billion general fund budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning July 1 that includes $30.07 million for boating facility loans and grants, and financial assistance to ..

 Boat Registration Fee to Increase for 2013
The Log Newspaper
SACRAMENTO -- Boat owners will be seeing an increase to their vessel registrations and renewal fees this year, and the Department of Boating and Waterways (soon to become the Division of Boating and Waterways, under the California Department of ..

Boating Safety Education Classes:

  Boating course schedule announced Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 08:09 PM PST
Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced its 2013 public boating course schedule. All courses are offered at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, 2900 College Drive (off State Road 16), St. Augustine.

 News & Notes - Boating class; Dinosaur Dance; PizzaPutt fundraiser
WILMINGTON | The Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron presents its Safe Boating course beginning Feb. 2. In addition to fundamentals of safe boating, America's Boating Course®, which satisfies North Carolina's boat education requirement for boaters ..

Coast Guard offers boating safety classes in Lakewood
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013 09:33 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5 will offer three different boating safety courses from Wednesday, Jan. 23 through March 27.  

Boater safety class is Feb. 9 in Keizer
Statesman Journal (blog)
A boater safety class is being offered Feb. 9 in Keizer for anyone who is in need of an Oregon boater safety card. The course and test sponsored by the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Marine Board are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Keizer

Boating Safety News:

No Charges in NY Boat Accident That Killed 3 Kids
ABC News
No criminal charges will be filed following an investigation into the fatal capsizing of a yacht off Long Island last July 4 that killed three children. Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice says a unique combination of circumstances were responsible for the ...

Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 04:18 AM PST
Byline: Always carry a handheld VHF radio advise Mudeford RNLI volunteers Page Content: The importance of carrying a VHF radio when out at sea was highlighted on Tuesday 1 June when three people were left stranded off Avon Beach when their jet ski broke down. Unable to restart the engine, they used their VHF radio to contact the coastguard and ask for assistance. It meant the Mudeford RNLI ...

Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 09:28 AM PST
Byline: RNLI offers free lifejacket check to water users in the Cardiff and Penarth area Page Content: With the boating season underway, the RNLI’s Sea Safety team is stepping up its ‘Usless unless worn’ lifejacket awareness campaign. People who use the water are being invited to get their lifejackets checked out for free and find out more about this vital piece of boating kit. The RNLI ...

 Sen. Charlie Dean Named to Boating Advisory Council
Sunshine State News (blog)
Charles “Charlie” Dean, R-Inverness, to the Boating Advisory Council. The release from the president's office noted: Dean, 73, of Inverness is a cattleman and consultant. He was sheriff of Citrus County from 1981 to 1996 and currently serves as state ...

Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 08:51 AM PST
Byline: Absence of Lifejacket Adds to Jet Skiers' Problem Page Content: Cowes RNLI lifeboat crew discovered that the lack of a lifejacket on one of three young men riding a single jet ski made a serious situation a whole lot worse today. After the three young men, from Bracknell, were thrown into a very choppy Solent off Calshot this afternoon, the one without a lifejacket was kept buoyant by ...

  Proper preparation the key
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013 05:43 PM PST
Maritime New Zealand is urging all boaties, not just those in larger vessels to be mindful of safe boating practices, following the fruitless search for a 72-year-old man off the Wairarapa coastline.

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Rangers seek missing Grand Canyon boater
Arizona Daily Sun
Rescuers are seeking a 21-year-old Colorado woman who went missing from her boating party on Saturday in the Grand Canyon. The private group reported her missing via satellite phone on Saturday near Tapeats Creek, and she was last seen on Friday ...

Crewman falls off crab boat off WA coast
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013 09:14 AM PST
SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard says seas are calm and visibility is good Wednesday morning off the Washington coast for a crewman who fell overboard from a crab boat about eight miles west of the mouth of the Queets River. Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw says the 56-year-old man fell into the water about 1:30 a.m. while setting crab pots from the Westport-based vessel Senja.

Shepherd to be called as witness in next Pineview boating death trial
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
OGDEN, Utah — Two men accused of hitting a swimmer in Pineview Reservoir and leaving her to die are headed for trial. At a hearing Wednesday, a judge here in 2nd District Court confirmed a February trial date for Colton Raines and Cole Boyer on ...

  3 people are missing after Polk Co. boating accident
Rescuers in Polk County have been unable to find two missing children and an adult after a boating accident Wednesday. It happened on Conasauga Creek near the town of Delano. Dispatchers told WRCB in Chattanooga that five people were either in a

  School head: Boating teacher qualified
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013 06:24 AM PST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The head teacher at a Danish school said a teacher who died in a boat accident that injured six students was qualified to take the children out on the water.

Boating Accident News:

Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 06:52 AM PST
Byline: Fenit RNLI launch to assist father knocked off jet ski after daughter (11) raises alarm Page Content: Fenit RNLI praised a young girl who raised the alarm after her father was thrown from his jet ski in Tralee bay on Saturday (19 June 2010) evening. Valentia Coast Guard received a call from a young girl in a distressed state saying that she was in Tralee Bay on a Jet Ski and her father ..

Jet-ski explodes, shooting boys into the air
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013 03:25 AM PST
Two teenage boys were shot six foot into the air when the the jet-ski they were preparing to ride exploded on the Gold Coast. 

Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 09:33 AM PST
Byline: Teenager rescued after being adrift on jet-ski for one and a half hours Page Content: Teenager rescued after being adrift on jet-ski for one and a half hours A 16 year old has been rescued today (26 June 2010) in an operation involving local council lifeguards, a pilot cutter, an RNLI inshore lifeboat and coastguards after being adrift on his jet-ski for one and a half hours off the Kent ..

  Coast Guard rescues kayakers under Gandy Bridge
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013 07:25 AM PST
Two kayakers were rescued by Coast Guard crewmembers after being stranded underneath the Gandy Bridg

 Coast Guard rescues three off grounded sailboat
EMERALD ISLE — Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Station here rescued three men about 6 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call their sailboat run aground in Bogue Inlet and was taking on water. According to Boatswains Mate 2 Matt Kinsman, the station ...

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