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Monday, March 25, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:
  
Boater safety to be discussed in North Platte
KTIC - ‎12 hours ago‎
Boating season is a ways away, but it's never too early to take a boater safety course. Nebraska Boa...Read Article» · Dubas talks Broadband Pilot program · $3.8-million waiting for Nebraska residents · Official says Neb.
  
Marine police to offer boater license, skills courses
The Alexander City Outlook - ‎Mar 21, 2013‎
Mark your calendar now to update your boating skills for the summer season. Alabama Marine Police next month will conduct a boater license course at Wind Creek State Park and will assist with a Women on Lake Martin course at River North Marina. Women .

Boater certification courses offered now

Monett Times - ‎Mar 21, 2013‎
1, 1984, to have passed a Missouri boater education course before operating any motorized watercraft on any of the state's lakes.
  
Safe Boating Class starts Tuesday
Sun-Sentinel - ‎8 hours ago‎
An eight-week Safe Boating Class, where students will learn about seamanship, marine radio, docking, boat handling, anchoring, introductory piloting and introductory charting, starts at 7 p.m.


Boating Safety News:
  
City Council wrestles with cost of boat inspections at Lake Whatcom
Bellingham Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
BELLINGHAM - City Council members still hope to avoid a taxpayer subsidy of the boat inspection plan for Lake Whatcom, but they have yet to reach agreement with the Whatcom County Council on how much boaters will pay for a legally required inspection .
  
American Boating Congress brings prominent policymakers, industry voices to ...
Boating Industry - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 25, 2013 - The 2013 American Boating Congress (ABC) announced today its lineup of speakers, featuring an influential group of policy specialists and industry authorities, as well as legislative and regulatory officials ...
  
Boating course offered by Darien Sail & Power Squadron April 3
The Darien News - ‎Mar 23, 2013‎
Boating course offered by Darien Sail & Power Squadron April 3. Published 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 23, 2013. The Darien Sail & Power Squadron is hosting a safe-boating course starting April 3 at Middlesex Middle School. Photo: Contributed Photo . 

"Boat NJ" course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in Pequannock
NorthJersey.com (press release) - ‎11 hours ago‎
The "Boat NJ" course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators for a basic overview of boat and PWC operation.
 
House passes boating safety bill
Gainesville Times - ‎Mar 20, 2013‎
The family of 11-year-old Kile Glover, who died in a boating accident last summer on Lake Lanier, watched as the Georgia House of Representatives passed new boating safety regulations Wednesday. The legislation changes boating under the influence ..


Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Two Dead After Asylum-Seeker Boat Capsizes Off Christmas Island

Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
Australian authorities say two people drowned and two were critically injured Monday when their boat filled with asylum-seekers capsized off Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - ‎5 hours ago‎
The boat was found the next morning. Authorities said there were no obvious signs of foul play onboard. Polaschek's wife told deputies she didn't like boating with him because she was afraid of his “lack of boating skills.” The couple and their 6-year 

Company involved in boat explosion on trial

WSOC Charlotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
The fire marshal says investigators are still not sure what ignited the gas fumes and caused the explosion that killed Coppick as he refueled a pleasure boat. But the owners of Westport Marina where Coppick worked, and the owner of the boat, have both ...
  
Dive Teams Searching for Missing Boater at Lake of the Ozarks
OzarksFirst.com - ‎Mar 18, 2013‎
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Lake Ozark police are searching the lake for a man reported missing Saturday from the Ozark Yacht Club. Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples tells KRCG News that a dive team is trying to locate the man. 
 
News 12 Connecticut - ‎Mar 24, 2013‎
A passenger on Burt Hamilton's boat fell over and drowned when he collided with a dock. (March 24, 2013 7:50 AM). A man has been arrested on charges related to a fatal boating accident that happened in December last year. Burt Hamilton, 54, was ...

Man in kayak that overturned has died

The Seattle Times (blog) - ‎Mar 19, 2013‎
Two men in their late 20s were kayaking in an area called Pitt Passage when their boat overturned Monday evening, Key Peninsula Fire Chief Tom Lique tells The News Tribune.
Crews performing CPR on kayaker pulled from water off McNeil Island
McNeil Island kayaker dies at hospital

Civil lawsuit regarding fatal yacht explosion heard in Lincoln County Superior ...

Lincoln Times-News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Parents of Nate Coppick, 19, of Denver, who died after an 80-foot yacht exploded at Westport Marina in June 2008 while he was refueling the watercraft, filed the suit against company owner and yacht Captain, Cliff Champion, and marina owner Lowery ...

Search continues for man missing off yacht

MSN NZ News - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Police divers are searching the mouth of the Mahurangi River, near Warkworth, for any sign of an elderly man who vanished off his yacht. Donald Ravenscroft, 73, was last heard from about 7.30pm on Sunday, when he rang his wife, telling her he was .
 
Boating Accidents:

Fire Engulfs Occoquan Boat Behind Madigan's (Photos)

Patch.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
"The boat was towed to a local marina and removed from the river to prevent any possible pollutants from the fire or fuel remaining on-board," an OWL VFD statement read.
Occoquan Boat Fire Cause Electrical

Three rescued from boat fire Sunday

U-T San Diego
Mar 24, 2013

Written by
Paul Sisson

Nearby boaters rescued three people from a Mission Bay boat fire Sunday afternoon. The fire ignited about 2:30 p.m. aboard a 22-foot runabout owned by the Paradise Point Resort, said Lt.
3 rescued after boat fire in Mission Bay
Small boat goes up in flames on Mission Bay

Man seriously burned in boat explosion, fire at North Shore Marina in Spring Lake

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Mar 23, 2013

Written by
Stephen Kloosterman

SPRING LAKE, MI - A man suffered serious burns after a boat exploded and caught fire inside a large storage building at North Shore Marina in Spring Lake on Saturday. North Shore Marina fire in Spring Lake March 23, 2013. Enlarge Stephen Kloosterman ..
  
Boater survives being hit by propeller
Daily Commercial - ‎Mar 22, 2013‎
A bass fisherman was okay Thursday after being struck in the head by his boat propellor Wednesday when he ran over a dredge line, authorities said.

Coast Guard rescues 4 kayakers near Maui

KHON2 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coast Guard Station Maui was notified by a vessel operator in the area that four kayakers, one adult and three children, were being blown toward the open sea by approximately 25 miles per hour winds.
Local 10 - ‎Mar 23, 2013‎
Authorities say a man riding on a jet ski was taken to the hospital after it collided with a boat Saturday night in Miami Beach. The crash happened near 23rd Street and Ocean Drive

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