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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 News Item Of the Day:

11-Year-Old Saillor Honoured For'Courage and Fortitude'
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013 05:57 AM PST
An 11-year-old girl has been praised for her courage for taking the helm of a 24ft (7.3m) yacht and sailing it to safety after her...
Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boating safety course teaches skills, fulfills state requirement
Belvoir Eagle
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-8 conducts a boating safety course Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Knights of Columbus Hall, 8592 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, Va., for boaters planning to operate their vessels in D.C. area ...

 Coast Guard will host boating safety course
Belleville News Democrat
Missouri and Illinois laws require those operating a vessel on Missouri lakes must carry a boating safety identification card issued by the State Water Patrol and a valid photo ID. This includes personal watercraft like Jet-Skis. The Boating Safety ID ...

  Boating safety class offered this weekend Fri, 01 Feb, 2013 05:00 AM PST
WATERLOO, Iowa --- Most people who operate boats or other watercraft in Iowa aren't required to take a safety course before getting on a lake or river.

 Boating classes winter 2013
Edmonds Beacon
Boaters, take a boating course from the Coast Guard Auxiliary to prepare for boating in 2013. The Edmonds Flotilla 12 will be teaching the following public boating courses this winter: WEEKEND NAVIGATOR: 11-week course, 7 - 9:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 12

Boater safety class offered in Yorkville
Morris Daily Herald
YORKVILLE, Ill. — A boater safety class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Historic Courthouse, 110 W. Madison St., Yorkville. The course, which is offered by the Kendall County Forest Preserve District, is intended for 

Boating Safety News:

 State Senate to Consider Stiffer Penalties for Drunken Boating
Legislation that would increase penalties for boating while intoxicated is set to go before the State Senate for a vote. State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr., R, Merrick, announced on Wednesday that his boating safety bill has been approved by the Senate ..

 Required boating safety equipment
Belvoir Eagle
Many of the above requirements vary depending on the length and type of craft. Specific requirements are listed in detail in the Boater's Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats, produced by the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety.

 Coroner calls for tougher boating laws
The Dominion Post
The Government has been hammered again for not requiring boaties to be licensed and for not having a similar range of charges for boaties as there is for drivers. Rotorua coroner has repeated the call for a complete review of maritime law following the ...

SPCA and Coast Guard: Don't go into the surf after your dog
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013 07:35 AM PST
OAKLAND -- Over the last four years, at least seven people have died in Northern California while trying to save their dogs from the ocean.  

Boat washing plan for Lake George
Albany Times Union
LAKE GEORGE — Concerned over a delayed mandatory boat inspection and washing program on Lake George as a way to keep out invasive species, a coalition of environmental groups and municipalities will launch its own washing program this summer.

 Court rules boater law unconstitutionally vague
Bonner County Daily Bee
SANDPOINT — A criminal charge against a Seattle man who crashed his boat into another vessel on Priest Lake are being dismissed because the state law he was cited under has been ruled unconstitutionally vague. Todd Frederick Stauber was charged ...

Boating News:

South Jersey houseboat community faces rough waters
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013 09:16 AM PST
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's only houseboat community has yet to recover from Hurricane Sandy, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could have even more dire consequences for its residents.

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Coast Guard Blames Officer for Deadly Boat Crash
ABC News
The failure of a Coast Guard boat operator to drive his craft safely led to a 2009 collision with a pleasure boat that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured 10 people in San Diego Harbor, according to a final Coast Guard report released Thursday night ... 

  Coast Guard releases HMS Bounty hearing schedule
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013 10:05 AM PST
The Coast Guard has set a schedule for hearings in February on the sinking of the HMS Bounty. Starting February 12 in Virginia, the Coast Guard will take testimony from the HMS Bounty Company, Coast Guard, bounty crewmembers and others.

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Man Convicted Of Reckless Endangerment After Boating Accident
Hartford Courant
A Hebron man was found guilty of second-degree reckless endangerment Wednesday in Superior Court in Rockville after a May boating accident on Coventry Lake that injured two canoeists. Peter Zmigrodski, who was 25 at the time of the accident, pleaded ..

  Boater rescued from sticky situation in Ashley River
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013 09:38 PM PST
Emergency workers rescued a sailor who became stuck in mud after his boat also became mired Thursday afternoon.

Marlin Sinks Fishing Boat? Vessel Capsizes After Hooking Huge Fish
Huffington Post
At least they'll have a great story to tell about "the one that got away." A sport-fishing boat off the coast of Panama capsized last Thursday after someone aboard the boat snagged a gigantic black marlin. Photos of the ordeal posted to Facebook make .

  Fire destroys lobster boat in Scituate Harbor
The Patriot Ledger
It looks nothing like the 42-foot lobster boat it was just the day before. The empty lobster boat went up in flames early Thursday morning, broke off its docking at Scituate Harbor and burned until all that remained was a charred shell. The boat

  High winds damage jet ski critical to non-profits program for people with disabilities
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013 02:19 PM PST
Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Inc. owner Roger Randall awoke to major damage due to high winds Jan. 30.

 Jefferson man rammed vessel with his boat while drunk, cops say
When they arrived on the scene, the officers found Kevin Harju, of Jefferson, sitting in the boat and screaming loudly as he accelerated his boat into the docked vessel repeatedly, Wilsusen said. By the time officers arrived, Harju's boat was on top of ..

  2 dogs killed, cat rescued in Ridgefield houseboat fire
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013 12:55 PM PST
Two dogs were killed in a houseboat fire on Friday morning on Ridgefield's waterfront. The issue in responding to the blaze was that firefighters were stalled for several minutes as they waited for a train to pass.

  Three injured in boating accident
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013 08:49 AM PST
MOREHEAD CITY — Three men were rescued mid-morning Saturday from Bogue Sound after running their boat aground near Spooner’s Creek west of Morehead City, according to rescue authorities.

  Fog strands yachtie
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013 11:40 PM PST
The Kaikoura Coastguard was called out this morning after a 32 foot fibreglass yacht travelling around New Zealand hit a rock in foggy conditions.

CG medevacs 2 from grounded boat
Around 9:30 a.m. a crewmember on the 34-foot boat contacted Coast Guard watchstanders to report that the vessel had ran aground near Spooners Creek with four people on board, two of which sustained injuries. One man suffered a head injury while the ...

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