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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Boating Accidents And Safety News

Boating Safety education Classes:

Safe boating class to be held in Boynton Beach Sat, 16 Feb, 2013 06:00 AM PST
The next monthly “safe boating” class at at the Harvey Oyer Boat Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, is set for 8 a. 

WYANDOTTE: Spring boating course offers more than just the basics
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 04:51 AM PST
WYANDOTTE — Even though the recent weather has been undeniably winterlike, the opening of the 55th annual Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center in Detroit this week is sure to get boaters thinking of sunnier, warmer days on the water.

  Try a boating quiz on piloting, dead reckoning
Sat, 16 Feb, 2013 10:44 PM PST
In previous columns I have written about the mariner's compass and piloting by deduced reckoning or dead reckoning.

5 questions with Captain John Martino of Annapolis School of Seamanship
Sat, 16 Feb, 2013 02:21 PM PST
Founder and president will lead seminars at Baltimore Boat Show Captain John Martino, the founder and president of the Annapolis School of Seamanship, will lead seminars during this year's Baltimore Boat Show at the Baltimore Convention Center from Feb. 28 to March 3
Boating Safety News:

  Dam safety doesn't need act of Congress
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 05:24 AM PST
Let's just point out, right off the bat, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to prohibit boating and fishing below dams along the Cumberland River is a bad idea.

Outdoors: Friedman preaches boater education Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 09:00 PM PST
David Friedman knows boats.He should. He’s been around boats for about 70 years.Growing up on the east coast, Friedman took his first boat ride as a 4-year-old. 

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Search to resume for boater missing on Lake Lanier
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 09:02 AM PST
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — The search for a missing boater on Lake Lanier northeast of Atlanta is expected to resume Thursday. Sgt. Greg Colson of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says crews s...

Men accused in Pineview boating death found guilty on all counts
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 11:28 AM PST
A jury found two men charged in the death of a swimmer killed after being struck by a boat at Pineview Reservoir guilty on... 

Pineview boaters smoked pot, drank vodka, witness says
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 07:48 PM PST
Pineview boaters smoked pot, drank vodka, witness says by Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 14, 2013 02:08PM MDT Ogden • A jury is deliberating Thursday evening whether two men should be convicted of criminal charges related to a 2011 boating accident that killed a swimmer at Pineview Reservoir. After three days of trial, the six-person jury was sent to deliberate about 6:30 p.m ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Alameda boater still in critical condition after blaze, firefighters say
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 12:38 PM PST
The man was hurt during an explosion at the Grand Marina.

  Coast Guard rescues man from canoe near Pavilion Key
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 10:31 PM PST
Coast Guard crews say they helped rescue a 71-year-old man from his canoe at 12 am Friday near Pavilion Key. According to the Coast Guard, watch standers at Sector Key West had received a phone call from a 911 dispatcher who said another boater in a canoe saw, then lost sight of, a man making signs with a flash light. An MH65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami arrived at ...

2 hurt as ferry, pleasure boat collide in SF Bay
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 09:49 AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a Golden Gate Ferry has crashed with a 22-year-old pleasure boat in San Francisco Bay, leaving two people injured.  The Coast Guard said in a statement that two of the four people from the pleasure craft were taken by helicopter to a hospital after the crash at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There was no immediate word on the condition of the injured or ... 

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