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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Keep your loved ones safe on the water, learn safe boating practices
WBTV
The course, approved by the State and NASBLA is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and will cover topics such as choosing the right boat, equipment requirements, state boating laws, safety regulations, navigation rules, buoy systems, trailering, safe ..


  Boating course offered this month
Wed, 06 Feb, 2013 09:54 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.

 Boating safety courses planned for KC area
Kansas City Star
With the boating season just around the corner, the Missouri Highway Patrol announced it will offer safety certification courses in the Kansas City area. Missouri law requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card ...


 Boating course offered this month
The Advertiser News South
Taught by USCG certified instructors licensed by the State of NJ, the course covers all the subjects to satisfy the requirements for the mandatory NJ Boating Safety Certificate needed by all powerboat operators in NJ. Satisfactorily completing this .


Warwick Harbormasters give career & tech students boat safety primerWarwick Beacon
Warwick's Harbormasters Matthew Prendergast and Steven Brown visited the Warwick Career and Technical Center branch at Warwick Veterans High School last week to prepare 22 students in the Marine Trade Program for an exam they took Friday.


Boating Safety News:

Wreck Beach society urges ban on vessels close to shore
Mon, 04 Feb, 2013 05:25 PM PST
A report to be tabled Thursday at a Metro Vancouver environmental and parks committee meeting recommends asking the RCMPs' marine squad to beef up patrols along Wreck Beach before an accident involving swimmers and boaters happens. Despite plans to increase the police presence, The Wreck Beach Preservation Society argues boaters and Jet-Ski users need to be banned altogether from Vancouvers' .

 Drought puts Lake Hefner boating season in jeopardy
NewsOK.com
In a further indication of how bad the drought has become, Oklahoma City officials are set to cancel the boating season at Lake Hefner and are studying a proposal to raise water rates. photo - Boats sit in the dry Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Tuesday 


 Michigan Senate approves tax break for car, boat purchases that include trade-in
MLive.com
"Michigan is one of only six states that does not recognize the value of trade-in automobiles and watercraft," Robertson said, going on to suggest that Michigan is losing boat sales to other states, particularly in border counties. Under the bills, the ...


Boat inspection stations open in Oregon to target invasive species
Lincoln City News Guard
Boat inspection stations open in Oregon to target invasive species 0 comments. SALEM - The aquatic invasive species boat inspection station at the Ashland Port of Entry will open on Feb. 11, 2013. Stations in Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, Lakeview and ...


Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Guyana boat captain charged with manslaughter
WSLS
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) Police in Guyana have charged a boat captain with manslaughter following a collision in December that killed six people. Hytilall Ramamdahin appeared Monday in court but did not enter a plea. He was released on $3,000 bail ...


 GRDA continues search for missing Missouri boater
Grandlakenews
Grove – The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department continues its search today of Grand Lake waters for a missing Missouri boater. Initial reports are that Michael Shane Chapman, 40 of Joplin, Mo. has been missing since Sunday, January 27.


 Body found in area where Manatee boater went missing
Bay News 9
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials have confirmed that a man's body has been found in the area where a boater went missing last week. No identification has been made on the body, found near where the Manatee River meets the ...


Coast Guard searching for missing NC boater
Wed, 06 Feb, 2013 07:55 PM PST
WANCHESE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a North Carolina man who is missing with his 15-foot zodiac boat. A concerned friend of Jeffery Paul McCusker contacted Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet Tuesday night.  



Authorities search for missing boater
MiamiHerald.com
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities are searching for a central Florida man who went missing after going fishing near the Intracoastal Waterway in New Smyrna Beach. Police say the search for 48-year-old Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez began ...


 Missing boater found on Lake Okeechobee
Fox 4
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - A search that spanned more than 30 hours for a missing boater on Lake Okeechobee ended in success on Wednesday. On Tuesday a report came into the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office about a missing 82-year-old boater.


Boating Accidents And Rescues:

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Tue, 05 Feb, 2013 03:55 AM PST
Byline: Abersoch RNLI help jet-skier Page Content: Abersoch RNLI were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat to a broken down jet-ski on Wednesday October 27, at 3.35pm. The broken down jet-ski had one person on board and was drifting about 300 metres off Borth Fawr, the main beach in Abersoch. The volunteer lifeboat crew towed the casualty back to the slipway to the waiting local Coastguard

  RNLI-Oban-lifeboat-assists-boats-aground-off-the-Isle-of-Lismore
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013 07:08 AM PST
Byline: RNLI Oban lifeboat assists boats aground off the Isle of Lismore Page Content: At 15.04 today, Clyde Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI Oban lifeboat, Mora Edith Macdonald following reports that two boats were aground on the north east shore of Lismore. When the RNLI Oban lifeboat arrived at the scene, the fishing vessel Jean Francis , was standing by. Both boats were unable to ..

 Whale jumps out of water after being struck by boat
USA TODAY
Whale jumps out of water after being struck by boat. A woman in a boat just off of Rocky Point, Mexico, watched a whale jump into the air shortly after being struck by a small vessel. Post to Facebook. Whale jumps out of water after being struck by .


 Four Men Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat
CBS Local
Captain R.M. Chace said the boat was taking on water. The crew put on survival suits and awaited help. When the Coast Guard arrived, they used a pump to control the flooding while towing the boat back to Hyannis. The crew was able to safely remove .


 Sailboat hangs up on bridge
Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
A sailboat heading toward Johns Island gut stuck Wednesday afternoon under the Wappoo Cut bridge. Provided by Jessy Nunez  A sailboat heading toward Johns Island gut stuck Wednesday afternoon under the Wappoo Cut bridge. The boat continued on its ..


 Alameda: Boater airlifted to hospital after onboard explosion and fire
San Jose Mercury News
ALAMEDA -- A boater was airlifted to a burn center Thursday afternoon after an explosion and fire inside his sailboat, authorities said. No one else was injured. The man's name, age and the extent of his injuries were not immediately available, said ...

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