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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

FWC restricts boating on Suwannee River’s Zone 4
Mon, 11 Mar, 2013 06:17 AM PDT
When Suwannee River floodwaters at Wilcox rose above 9 feet Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) activated boating restrictions on Zone 4. This section is from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to one mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment will be an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet on the Wilcox gauge, where ...

WA Boat Operators Required to Pass Test in 2013
Mon, 11 Mar, 2013 12:12 PM PDT
If you plan to man the helm this spring and summer, you may need to bring along a boater education card.

  All tied tight
Tue, 12 Mar, 2013 07:37 AM PDT
Boating students from Nanaimo's Canadian Power and Sail Squadron winter/spring boating class practise their knot-tying skills during a recent practical exercise at Maffeo-Sutton Park. For more information on future courses, please call 250-758-1041.

  Ohio boat registrations hit record high for fourth straight year
npc-news.news-herald.com Tue, 12 Mar, 2013 07:25 AM PDT
Ohio recreational boating fleet just keeps getting bigger and better.
 
Bellingham council holds hearing on boat fee to combat mussels in Lake Whatcom
npc-news.news.bellinghamherald.com Mon, 11 Mar, 2013 05:27 PM PDT
BELLINGHAM - City Council members were ready on Monday afternoon, March 11, to approve a new boating

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Firefighters: Crews search for possible missing person
Sat, 09 Mar, 2013 02:37 PM PST
Firefighters say rescue crews are actively searching for a possible missing boater that may have fallen off a kayak Saturday afternoon.

1 dead, 5 rescued in California sailboat race accident
Sun, 10 Mar, 2013 10:53 AM PDT
Storm-churned seas during a sailing race off Southern California smashed a boat into island rocks, leaving one sailor dead, after the vessel's crew first sent a mayday call but later waved off help from the Coast Guard and other boaters. 

Jet Skier missing in Lake Pontchartrain since Saturday
Sun, 10 Mar, 2013 07:49 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is currently searching for a jet skier who was last seen on Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans on Saturday evening.At approximately 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Coast Guard received a call reporting a jet skier wearing a...

  Community honors young boating wreck victim
Sun, 10 Mar, 2013 07:35 AM PDT
Emotions ran high Saturday as the community remembers a 10 year old Chattanooga girl who died in a boating accident.

  Body of missing Sallisaw angler found on Lake Eufaula
npc-news.tulsaworld.com Mon, 11 Mar, 2013 05:45 AM PDT
Authorities are investigating the death of a fisherman who went missing while boating on Lake Eufaula Sunday afternoon.

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Teen injured Saturday in boating accident at Sandsprit Park
npc-news.martincounty.tcpalm.com Sat, 09 Mar, 2013 08:37 PM PST
MARTIN COUNTY — A 17-year-old boy was critically injured Saturday when he fell into the St. Lucie Inlet and struck a boat propeller, according to Martin County Fire Rescue spokesman Dan Harshburger. 

3 jet skiers saved after going missing in Abu Dhabi sea
Sun, 10 Mar, 2013 08:38 PM PDT
Three Arab men, who went missing off the Abu Dhabi shore after hiring a jet ski have been successfully located and flown back to the Capital by the Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing.

Alderney-RNLI-launch-to-two-sailors-in-atrocious-weather
Mon, 11 Mar, 2013 04:23 AM PDT
Byline: The volunteer crew from Alderney RNLI launched this morning (Monday 11 March) to help two sailors onboard a drifiting German yacht. Page Content: The launched involved volunteer crew onboard Alderney’s Trent class lifeboat Roy Barker I and the RNLI boarding boat who set off at 6:05am this morning to help the two people on board the 36-ft German yacht Loki, which had broken away from her

  Canadian canoeist critical after capsizing in Little River
npc-news.knoxnews.com Mon, 11 Mar, 2013 12:39 PM PDT
A 65-year-old canoeist from Canada was critically injured today after his watercraft capsized and he became trapped under water above the Sinks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to the National Park Service.

  Fishguard-RNLI-crew-face-sub-zero-temperatures-to-rescue-yacht
Tue, 12 Mar, 2013 07:53 AM PDT
Byline: Both Fishguard's RNLI lifeboats were turned out on a very cold and wild Sunday evening (10 March). Page Content: The volunteer crew were called to offer assistance to the 22 foot yacht Papillon which was anchored between Saddle Point and Fishguard Fort in Fishguard Bay. The trip for the two crew aboard, who were taking the boat to the south coast, turned thoroughly unpleasant when

Joint-effort-by-Lymington--Yarmouth-RNLI-lifeboats-rescue-57ft-yacht
Tue, 12 Mar, 2013 06:13 AM PDT
Byline: The vessel with four people including two photographers aboard had left Cowes (IOW) for a photo shoot against a backdrop of snow and stormy seas. Page Content: It suffered engine problems that prevented safe entry into Lymington in the conditions prevailing at the time. In addition whilst surfing down

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