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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes

  DMR offers free boating safety classes Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 08:34 PM PST
BILOXI -- The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Boat and Water Safety classes are scheduled in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties.

Boating Safety News:

Online love prompts new police warning
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 02:54 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. 

10,000 member Council of BC Yachts Clubs wades into the battle to save Kits base
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 08:29 PM PST
The ten thousand member strong Council of BC Yachts Clubs wants the Senate to take a hard look at the closing of Kits Coast Guard base.   President Sheila Boutcher says unlike the Conservative government a Senate committee might actually listen to the boating community. "Well at least they could have a proper look at the facts and make a recomendation because we just don't feel the decision was .

Proposed bill lowers legal intoxication level for boaters
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 02:54 PM PST
A new bill at the state Capitol calls for a change in Georgia's boating under the influence law. The measure would lower the intoxication limit for boaters.

State Senator wants to crack down on drunken boating
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 03:00 PM PST
State leaders want to crack to down on people who drink and get the behind the wheel of a boat.

Boating Industry to co-host American Boating Congress
Boating Industry
The American Boating Congress is the National Marine Manufacturers Association's annual comprehensive legislative conference for the recreational boating industry. It is an opportunity for all industry leaders, from dealers to manufacturers to

Park Service seeks comments on public watercraft use
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 10:26 AM PST
The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the use of personal watercraft in Gulf Islands National Seashore.  

  Lake Mead officials spread their gospel: Don't move a mussel
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 04:50 PM PST
Bruce Williams squinted as he used a high-pressure hose spraying 140-degree water to kill and blast away quagga mussels from under a hulking houseboat. Williams, a vessel inspector at a county lake in Santa Clara, Calif., traveled this week to Lake Mead to take part in a two-day class to learn more about how to stop the spread of the invasive mollusk.

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Search suspended for missing boater out of NSB; family believes he's alive
Daytona Beach News-Journal
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Family members, while disheartened and worried, were understanding Monday that the search for a lost Apopka boater had been suspended. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ...

  Trial Upcoming for Alleged Hit, Run Boater
The trial of a Brick Township man charged in a fatal boating accident in Aug. 2008 is set to begin soon after being pushed back from the fall, officials said. Anthony Digilio, now 33, is facing charges of vehicular homicide and assault after ...

Desperate search for missing boatie
yahoo Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 11:36 PM PST
Sydney police are searching for a missing person following a boating accident at Revesby in the city's south-west.  

Pineview boater testifies about fatal Utah hit-and-run
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013 06:08 PM PST
Pineview boater testifies about fatal Utah hit-and-run by Jessica Miller The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 12, 2013 02:55PM MDT Ogden • On the witness stand during the trial for two of his friends, Skyler Shepherd maintained the men never knew swimmer Esther Fujimoto had been horribly injured by their propeller when their boat struck her on Aug. 21, 2011. “You never heard her scream?” Deputy ...

  Divers expect to resume search for missing man Wednesday
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013 04:26 PM PST
CUMMING - Authorities were expected to resume their search for a missing Forsyth County boater and fisherman Wednesday morning. The 47 year old man's abandoned boat was found in the Bald Ridge Creek area Monday night.

Paddle boarder, neighbors rescue boater
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013 10:01 AM PST
Mark Eskridge was looking out of his window at the lake checking wind conditions when he noticed something out of the ordinary early Saturday morning, Feb. 2. 

Authorities investigating whether bones found belong to missing Maine students
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 09:18 AM PST
Authorities are investigating whether bones that were found on an island in Maine belong to two boat-building students who vanished in the area in December.

Boating Accidents And rescues:

Coast Guard rescues boaters near Bayboro Harbor
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 05:02 PM PST
Monday, February 11, 2013 ST. PETERSBURG — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after their dinghy began to take on water near Bayboro Harbor. According to the Coast Guard, one of the boaters punctured his dinghy on a navigation aid while attempting to tow a sailboat. There were no injuries. Neither boater was wearing a life jacket. No other details were released.

  Paddle boarder, neighbors rescue boater
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013 10:01 AM PST
Mark Eskridge was looking out of his window at the lake checking wind conditions when he noticed something out of the ordinary early Saturday morning, Feb. 2.

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