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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety And Education Classes:

Mile Markers
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 10:20 PM PST
SUGARLOAF KEY Boating safety class offered A three-week Boating Skills and Seamanship class will be offered starting Feb. 25 at the Sugarloaf Fire Department, 17175 Overseas... read more 

Daily Five: Boating Safety Courses Start Saturday
1. The U.S. Coast Guard's boating safety class begins on Feb. 2. The classes will be taught twice-a-month on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and will allow beginner boaters to qualify to obtain a Connecticut Boating license. Advanced registration is ...

Boating course set for this weekend in Lake Park Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 11:21 AM PST
The Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron will host its monthly boating course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at squadron head...

Boating certification class scheduled for Feb. 9 Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 07:46 PM PST
Two Rivers YMCA is hosting a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boating safety certification class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The class is free, but space is limited. The class will be held at the Y’s Sylvan Boathouse, 1701 1st Avenue, Moline. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 309-762-6030. 

Boating Safety News:

Lake Tahoe boating fee discussion this week, changes possible
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 09:54 PM PST
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Lake Tahoe boaters aren't likely to see additional fees in 2013 for required inspections for invasive species, but could see shorter hours of operation at area inspection stations.

  Mandatory boat inspections coming to Donner Lake
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013 04:27 PM PST
By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee Boats and other watercraft will be subject to inspections before launching in Donner Lake under a Truckee town ordinance intended to protect the lake and other local bodies of water from invasive species. If established in local waters, invasive species such as quagga mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil could degrade aquatic

 Bill would require kids to wear life jackets while boating
The Statehouse File
INDIANAPOLIS –– Children under 13 would be required to wear a life jacket while boating under a bill the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resource committee passed Monday. Senate Bill 434 now moves to the full Senate for consideration. Republican Sen.

  Renmark goes back to one school
Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 10:39 PM PST
Free to ski? Maybe not Plans to restrict boat and jet ski activities at six Riverland sites could be formalised this year, depending on co-operation between local environmentalists and river users.

  Coast guard to Dungeness crabbers: Rest, wear life jackets
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 09:43 AM PST
Fatigue is a leading cause of commercial fishing deaths, Coast Guard Capt. Bruce Jones says.

  As boating sales surge, GEICO offers key advice in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013 08:06 AM PST
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It is estimated that Hurricane Sandy destroyed more than 65,000 boats and caused $650 million dollars in losses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut alone according to BoatUS. In the storm’s aftermath, boat owners without insurance now face the financial burden of having to repair or replace their boats on their own. “Hurricane Sandy taught us how critically .

Boating Fatalities And Missing Persons:

Man drowns in boating accident
Yahoo!7 News
Man drowns in boating accident. ABC Updated January 28, 2013, 6:18 pm. A man has drowned and another was taken to hospital after they were thrown out of a motor boat off Christies Beach in Adelaide's south last night. The men, a 65-year-old from ..

Deputies search for missing boater near Bradenton
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Deputies are searching for a Bradenton man who is missing, along with his 16-foot boat Stump Knocker. The Bradenton Herald ( reports Patrick Mullins was reported missing Sunday night by his wife. She told ..

  Boating death trial begins
Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 06:36 AM PST
Iowa jury selection is scheduled to begin for a 40-year-old man charged with manslaughter in a fatal boating accident.

  Person drowns after dinghy capsizes in Otago Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 10:50 PM PST
Police are currently investigating a boating accident which occurred at Papanui Inlet on the Otago Peninsula, north of Dunedin at about 2.00pm on Tuesday, 29th January 2013. The two occupants of an aluminium dinghy capsized in the inlet, with both being thrown into the water. One of the occupants was able to hold onto a buoy, but the other encountered difficulties while in the water. Assistance ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Firefighters put out boat fire
St. Augustine Record
City firefighters rushed to contain a fully involved boat fire that ignited Sunday afternoon in the engine compartment of an unoccupied 38-foot cabin cruiser docked in a local marina. St. Augustine Fire Capt. James Costeira said an electrical short 

Two children injured in boating accident
7Online WSVN-TV
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A day on the water took a terrifying turn. Two children were rescued after a bad boating accident on Miami Beach. The kids were with their family visiting from New York. They were on the water near 41st and Collins on Sunday after they ...

Mon, 28 Jan, 2013 08:48 AM PST
Byline: Eastbourne lifeboat called to aid of stricken yacht during fishing boat rescue Page Content: Whilst on service to a charter angling vessel which had become entangled in an anchor rope, Eastbourne lifeboat was alerted to another incident involving a yacht in difficulties off Sovereign Harbour. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was launched at 2.15pm on Saturday (16 October) at the request ... 

 FD: Mattress heating pad caused boat fire
Fire officials said the older 40' catamaran boat was familiar to fire personnel, as it has been utilized as a permanent domicile for its owner for many years and is normally moored in the Housatonic River, across from the town-owned Bond's dock further ...

 26-foot fishing boat blocks coastal highway after crash
The trailer swayed violently from side to side, according to witnesses, before breaking apart and causing the boat to flip and slide across the southbound lanes of Highway 101 near the entrance to Agate Beach Best Western Motel. The SUV spun in a ...

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