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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes

Learning to set sail safely
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 02:35 AM PST
Even though it's the dead of winter, some people are already looking forward to the boating season 

Young Boater Safety Certificate Training Feb. 14, 16 at Central New York Boat Show Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 10:54 AM PST
GEDDES — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant are partnering to offer Young Boater Safety Certificate Training at the Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Geddes.

Boating Safety News:

Barbuda yacht death prompts calls for faster emergency response
Antigua Observer
Barbuda yacht death prompts calls for faster emergency response. By Rory Butler - Friday, January 18th, 2013. Article Hits: 3. No Comments. ST JOHN'S, Antigua – The death of a German yachtsman in Barbuda on Tuesday has prompted one resident to seek ..

 Piracy Report - not a single yacht attacked in 2012
Sail World (press release)
The Annual Piracy report by the International Maritime Bureau is out, and for the first time for many years, there is not a single report of a yacht being attacked by pirates anywhere in the world. In 2008 there were nine yachts attacked, in 2009 six ...

ND considers increase to hunting, fishing fees
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 10:48 AM PST
Several North Dakota sporting groups are supporting a proposal to raise hunting, fishing and boating fees.  

Boater safety and responsibilities make headway at Marco Island Waterways Advisory Committee
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 10:42 AM PST
Boaters unfamiliar with Marco waters will have a new navigation tool to complement compass, chart and depth finder. The city’s Waterways Advisory Committee approved a revision to its Boating Safety brochure on Thursday. The

  NOAA and U.S. Power Squadrons renew cooperative charting program
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 08:10 AM PST
This week, NOAA and the U.S. Power Squadrons, a non-profit organization dedicated to safe boating, will renew a 50-year commitment to a cooperative charting program that helps to update the nation’s thousands of navigational charts.

Boating safety reform remains 'priority' to grieving parents
Newsday (subscription)
While the Nassau County district attorney's office determined last week that no one was criminally responsible for the capsizing of the 34-foot Silverton cabin cruiser in Oyster Bay Harbor, some legislators, boating safety advocates and the family of ...

  Bass Pro Offers Up Boating Tips, Discounts, Prizes
The free event was packed with boating and fishing seminars, as well as a chance for people to get try out new equipment for the upcoming season. Fishing buffs lined up for a chance to chat with seven-time BASS winner Edwin Evers, and some people just ..

Boating Fatalities:

 Belle Glade man dies after boat capsizes in the St. Lucie Inlet
Palm Beach Post
A Belle Glade man is dead and three men were rescued unharmed after their commercial fishing boat returning from sea capsized in St. Lucie Inlet early Saturday afternoon. Seas were 10 feet with high wind and rain when the 23-foot boat capsized, said ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

 Abandoned yacht recovered
3News NZ
Exactly three months after a yachtsman was rescued following 16 hours adrift at sea, his abandoned yacht has been discovered and brought back to shore. On October 17 last year, Glenn Ey, 44, was rescued some 270 nautical miles from Sydney's coast in an ...

Sailboat Captain: Old Chart Caused Him To Run Aground Off Emerald Isle
A capsized sailboat was still crashing along the shoals in Carteret County Thursday after the three men aboard the ship had to be rescued. The 26 foot sailboat Selah ran aground about 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. The owner of the boat, Chris McHugh from ...

Boater, cat rescued off the coast of Brunswick
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013 03:50 PM PST
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Coast Guard Air Station memebers out of Savannah rescued a boater along with his cat off a sinking saliboat 38-miles east of Brunswick Friday. 

12 People found 141 miles off Pensacola coast
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013 08:24 AM PST
Two Coast Guard aircrews rescued 12 crew members from a capsized 170-foot research ship approximately 141 miles south of Pensacola, Friday morning.

  2 capsized in boat, swim to safety in rough seas
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013 07:25 AM PST
Two Lower Keys men spent several hours swimming to shore after Thursday's gusty winds capsized their boat, according to a U.S. Coast Guard report.

 10-year-old girl awarded medal for preventing boat fire at marina
Ballard News Tribune
20, 2012, at 8:23 a.m., Seattle Fire responded to a small boat fire at Shilshole Bay Marina. We reported on it that day, as everyone in the neighborhood could hear the three fire trucks screaming down Market St, but by the time firefighters got there ...

  Fire engulfs yacht in Port Credit marina
Sun, 20 Jan, 2013 09:36 AM PST
Emergency crews were called to Port Credit marina after a fire broke out on a boat moored at the harbour.

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