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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Probable Hoax?

 2 adults, 2 kids still missing off Monterey coast
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 10:03 AM PST
The Coast Guard was searching Monday for four family members, including two children under 8, who reported in a series of broken distress calls the day before that their sailboat was sinking south of San Francisco, and they were trying to make a life raft out of a cooler and life preserver ring after being forced to abandon the vessel.

  Coast Guard Releases Mayday Call Of Family Missing Off California Coast (Audio)
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 09:56 AM PST
The Coast Guard has released audio of a mayday call in an effort to identify a family of four that went missing off the California coast when their sailboat began to sink.

  Coast Guard: Search for missing family still ‘a rescue’
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 08:43 AM PST
The Coast Guard launched a C-130 aircraft at dawn Tuesday to join an intensive search in the waters off Monterey for a family who were forced to abandon their sinking sailboat on Sunday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena said the Coast Guard had not yet determined when the search – underway since late Sunday – would come to an end. “We still consider this a genuine search and rescue case,” he

Boating Safety Education Classes

Safety at Sea seminars for kids and adults at Mariners' Museum
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 09:56 AM PST
NEWPORT NEWS - No matter the season, it's important to be safe on water.   The Mariners' Museum, Landfall Navigation and Storm TrySail Foundation are hosting a boating safety seminar this weekend. The adult program will be held on Sat., Feb 23 and the junior program for sailors 12 and up will be held Sun., Feb 24. Leading the seminars is Capt. Henry Marx, owner and president of Landfall ...  

  WYANDOTTE: Spring boating course offers more than just the basics
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 06:42 AM PST
WYANDOTTE Even though the recent weather has been undeniably winterlike, the opening of the 55th annual Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Cen

  Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course Schedule
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013 07:09 AM PST
Flotilla 30-1 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is pleased to announce their boating safety course schedule for spring 2013.

  Boat saftey class offered in Wellington
Sun, 24 Feb, 2013 12:20 AM PST
The Village of Wellington has partnered with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer residents a certified Boating Safety Class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23.

Basic boating safety class Sat, 23 Feb, 2013 09:07 PM PST
HIGGANUM >> The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is offering the Connecticut Basic Boating Safety Class for participants ages 12 and up on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 18 through 27. 

Boating safety courses to be held this weekend Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 07:42 AM PST
Boating safety courses will be offered by two local organizations Saturday.

Boating course offered this month
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 04:07 AM PST
HOPATCONG — The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 67, stationed on Lake Hopatcong, will be conducting an About Boating Safely course on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Boaters take advantage of safety course
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 03:54 AM PST
Boaters in Virginia Beach took part in a free boating safety course Saturday.

Boating Safety News:

As B.C. coast guard station closes in major city, $6.6 million facility to be built in Burin, Newfoundland
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 09:11 AM PST
Days after shutting down the Kitsilano coast guard station serving the busy waters off downtown Vancouver, the federal government has announced more than $6 million to build a coast guard search and rescue lifeboat station in a community of about 3,000 residents in southern Newfoundland. 

High Water and Higher Tensions on Echo Lake
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 10:26 AM PST
Nearly 200 people attended a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks public hearing on Feb. 19 about proposed boating rules on Echo Lake. After almost two hours of testimony, it was clear that many in attendance opposed establishing a no-wake zone. For the last two summers, Echo Lake, near Bigfork, has flooded because of a high snowpack and wet spring. Some residents say high water and waves from fast ..

  Sure shore guardians
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013 05:02 PM PST
The volunteer organization that promotes boating safety and assists the United States Coast Guard has promoted two local men to high-ranking positions on the West Coast.

  Coast Guard closes unsafe bars
Sun, 24 Feb, 2013 09:14 AM PST
PORTLAND -- The Coast Guard has closed the Tillamook Bay, Depoe Bay and Siuslaw River bars to all vessels because of hazardous conditions. The Coast Guard said Saturday it will frequently evaluate the need for a closure and plans to reopen the waterway as soon as the offshore weather improves and navigation is safe.

State to consider stiffer penalties for drunken boating
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013 04:43 PM PST
LAKE MARTIN, Ala. (WIAT) - If an intoxicated driver kills someone while behind the wheel of a car, they face the possibility of years behind bars. If the same happens on a body of water, the same penalty does not necessarily apply. A bill approved by the House and headed to the Senate would allow intoxicated boaters who cause a fatal wreck to be charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide. That ...

NauticalCheck Announces Retail Prices for its Boating Safety Checkbook and Distribution Through the United States ...
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 09:02 AM PST
NauticalCheck announces retail prices for its boating safety checkbook at $14.95 and distribution through the United Stated Power Squadrons as well as available on its website and coming retail boat supply stores. (PRWeb February 26, 2013) Read the full story at
  Gibraltar Yacht Clearance Further Simplified
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 04:33 AM PST
The Gibraltar Government has announced a number of refinements to the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) Yacht Portal that was implemented last year to simplify customs and immigration procedures in respect of visiting pleasure craft.

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Delaware River boater indicted on new manslaughter charge in Lane Alden's death
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013 03:42 PM PST
A grand jury found that enough evidence existed to indict him on aggravated manslaughter, said Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke.

23-day search finds missing boater's body
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013 03:04 PM PST
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says searchers have found the body of a Baton Rouge firefighter who apparently fell into the Intracoastal Canal on Jan. 30 while loading his boat onto a trailer in St.... 

Father of lost N.S. crewman says coast guard shouldn't have left capsized boat
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 09:29 AM PST
The father of one of the men on board an overturned fishing boat says the coast guard should never have left the vessel before trying to stabilize it.

Coast Guard testifies during Bounty hearing
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 07:36 AM PST
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) A Coast Guard official testified on Thursday that the closest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty before it sank during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 miles away, highlighting just how i 

Tragic Holly Buchanan is laid to rest eight years after she died in a horror boating accident on Loch Lomond
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013 12:38 AM PST
THE 13-year-old died alongside her dad after the pair were thrown overboard from their boat when it malfunctioned at almost 60mph back in 2005

  Body near mystery wreckage
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 09:56 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to figure out what happened to a deceased man found floating in the Atlantic Ocean Sunday near the wreckage of a boat about 22 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla., according to authorities.

Boater identified in wreckage off Jacksonville's coast, but little else known Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 11:10 PM PST
The debris and body of a 49-year-old man was found Sunday but the rest remains a mystery. The boat had 10 life preservers but it's unclear if anyone else was on board. 

  News from around The Carolinas Sun, 24 Feb, 2013 06:01 PM PST
The body of a Mullins boater missing for five days was discovered by Department of Natural Resources officers Wednesday afternoon in Galivants Ferry.

Boating Accidents and rescues:

  Alabama Marine Police Investigate Lake Guntersville Boating Accident
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013 12:51 PM PST
Alabama Marine Police are investigating a boating accident that happened Saturday morning. Three people were hurt, two seriously. WHNT News..

Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 02:30 AM PST
Byline: Harwich RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch early on Saturday afternoon (23 February) after a yacht put out a Mayday distress call off the Harwich coast. Page Content: The yacht, a sail training vessel with eight persons on board had gone aground on the Cork Sand in freezing conditio

Firefighters tackle houseboat blaze near York
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 03:40 PM PST
FIREFIGHTERS have tonight tackled a blaze on a houseboat moored on the River Ouse near York.

  Pasco deputies rescue stranded boater
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 08:18 PM PST
Pasco County sheriff's deputies rescued a stranded boater on Ghost Creek just north of the Sea Pines Canal in Hudson.

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