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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

  MWCD to host boating education classes at Pleasant Hill, Tappan lakes in Ohio
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 10:05 AM PST
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will host Ohio Boating Education Classes at Pleasant Hill and Tappan lakes this spring. Classes are scheduled April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the activity center at...

Benton Co. Deputies Offering Boating Education In Tri-Cities
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 12:14 PM PST - The Benton County Sheriff's Department is offering a boater education course. The eight hour class will cover the basics of safe boating. 

Safe boating course in Mount Laurel begins March 6
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 04:51 AM PST
South Jersey boat owners can prepare for a safe boating season by registering for “About Boating Safely,” the official Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety course.

Outdoors notes: Boating safety class begins this week Sat, 02 Mar, 2013 03:02 PM PST
The local Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach a day-long boating safety class Saturday, and again on April 13 at Cabela's. 

Boating Safety News:

Mother of lake accident victim wants tougher consequences for violators
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 10:41 AM PST
GAINESVILLE - The mother of a young boy who was killed in a jet ski accident on Lake Lanier last summer says she wants punishment to be tougher for those who violate new boating safety measures now moving through the State Senate. 

Travis County official agrees to revise new boat policy at Hippie Hollow Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 10:19 AM PST
After receiving petitions complaining about a new park policy, a Travis County official said Wednesday night during a public meeting that new boating rules at Hippie Hollow Park on Lake Travis would be changed.

Everglades National Park proposes new rules targeting boater damage Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 04:23 PM PST
Protecting Florida Bay’s vast sea grass beds are a major focus of a sweeping set management proposals from Everglades National Park that have been in the works for a decade 

Investigator: Decay on pontoon, crack at weld break caused houseboat to capsize on Lake Oroville
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 12:41 AM PST
OROVILLE -- A California State Parks official at Lake Oroville recommended Thursday that houseboat owners regularly inspect their vessels to avoid mishaps in the water.

  Georgia Senate passes boating education/BUI law
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 09:56 AM PST
ATLANTA - In a unanimous vote Friday, Georgia State Senators voted in favor of Senate Bill 136, which lowers the legal blood alcohol limit for boating among other things

  Watercraft renewals in the mail; online also an option
Sat, 02 Mar, 2013 10:16 PM PST
LAPEER COUNTY — With more than 250,000 watercraft registration renewal notices in the mail as of Friday, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging Lapeer County boat owners to take advantage of renewing online through read more

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

  Kayaker missing in Mississippi coastal waters - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 09:59 AM PST
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Coast Guard and state marine officers are searching Thursday in the Davis Bayou area and the mouth of Biloxi's Back Bay Biloxi for a kayaker missing since Wednesday night.

 Arrest Made in Death of Usher's Former Stepson; Jet Ski Driver Charged With Homicide By Vessel
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 03:46 PM PST
More than seven months after the tragic death of Usher's former stepson Kile Glover, an arrest has been made. E! News confirms Jeffrey S. Hubbard, the man who allegedly ran over...

Coast Guard investigating whether collision demolished boat where body found off Jacksonville Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 01:59 PM PST
Family of a man who bought a 50-foot yacht said he and friends were sailing back to South America. 

1 rescued, 1 missing after airboat capsizes on bay Sun, 03 Mar, 2013 09:24 AM PST
AKRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP)—The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who disappeared after an airboat capsized on Saginaw Bay off Michigan's Thumb.

Two feared dead, 3 hospitalised in Navet boating accident
Sun, 03 Mar, 2013 06:50 AM PST
Two men are feared dead and three others are hospitalised after a small boat carrying 13 people capsized at the Navet Reservoir yesterday. Up to late yesterday evening Coast Guard drivers were still combing the water at the Tabaquite reservoir for the two men. 

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Stranded Pasco boater, 68, says rescue was 'no big deal'
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 11:51 AM PST
Nearly 12 hours after being recued from a disabled boat stuck in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Pasco County coast, Rick Smith said it was nothing.

Man swims to get help for fellow boater stranded in Gulf
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 08:03 AM PST
A boater stranded in the Gulf with no cell phone and no anchor made a bold move to swim to get help for his friend who stayed behind Tuesday night

Man hospitalized for hypothermia after boating mishap
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013 06:04 AM PST
A 25-year-old Bremerton man was taken to the hospital by paramedic unit after he swam to shore following an apparent boating mishap in Apple Tree Cove late Wednesday.

Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 10:03 AM PST
Byline: At 7.10am on Friday March 1st, the Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched following a Mayday distress call from a yacht. Page Content: The yacht had run aground at Stone Point at the entrance to the Walton Backwater and the occupants requested assistance. On arrival at the scene, the volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat passed a tow line and managed to the tow the yacht in to ...

1 injured in reported boat explosion near Jensen Beach
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 06:09 PM PST
Officials say a neighboring boater brought in one person who received burns as fire officials arrived. 

1 injured in reported boat explosion near Jensen Beach
Sat, 02 Mar, 2013 01:48 AM PST
Officials with Martin County Fire Rescue said they responded to an explosion on a boat. They said a neighboring boater brought in one person who received burns as fire officials arrived. The victim was flown to Jackson Memorial Burn Unit in Miami. The boat suffered no damage, according to officials. 

Fire department responds to injured boater off Novak Reef
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013 12:30 PM PST
BY MARCY SHORTUSE - On Thursday morning the Boca Grande Fire Department responded to a report of an injured man in a boat just off Novak Reef. Novak Reef is approximately three miles west of the mouth of Little Gasparilla Pass in the Gulf of Mexico.

Crab fishermen rescued from sinking boat near Bodega Bay
Sat, 02 Mar, 2013 09:04 AM PST
Two crab fishermen were rescued Friday after their boat began taking on water near Bodega Bay, the Coast Guard said. 

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