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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

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Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Minnesota's House of Representatives is in the process of declaring all-out warfare on aquatic invasive species. In a nutshell, HF 1442 will require that all watercraft display an invasive species decal issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural ...

Jetski boat driver fined over towing injury
Radio New Zealand
A ski boat driver has been fined after an incident where a female ski biscuit rider struck a bridge support. Daniel Willis was towing a rider under the Horahora bridge at Lake Karapiro and travelling at more than the five knot speed restriction of the .

Boating Safety News:

Dragon boat capacity cut to 17 from 21 for safety
Norwich Bulletin
When dragon boats take to the Thames River in June as part of Norwich's annual Riverfest celebration, the vessels will feature a bit more leg room. Race organizers have reduced the maximum capacity for teams from the traditional 21 people to 17, citing ...

 Know boating safety: don't jump the wake or spray toward dock
Quick boating safety quiz: Is it okay to jump the wake of another boat when you are less than 100 feet away or to use your personal watercraft to splash someone sitting on a dock .

Boaters concerned as Calgary police suspend marine unit
MetroNews Canada
Calgary police have suspended their eight-man marine unit — currently the only on-water group in the city with authority to order boaters off the Bow and Elbow Rivers. The move, learned about by Metro and confirmed by police Tuesday, spurred a great ..

 South Florida National Parks Trust Delivers $80000 in Support to Biscayne ...
The Herald |
The grant payments will fund environmental education programs for South Florida school children, volunteer projects for college students on spring break, boater education classes for South Florida boaters and additional resource protection for the park ...

Boating Safety education Classes:

Earn boat safety card at April 20 class
Coos Bay World
A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their boater education card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The boater education card is required for all motorboat operators, of all ages, for boats over 10 horsepower ...

As summer nears, learn boating safety from an expert
And although land locked, residents here trailer boats in and out of the main arteries leading to the water, which is why Wellington has partnered with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer a certified Boating Safety Class. Instructor, Coast ...

 Free boating class to be offered in Hartwell
Anderson Independent Mail
HARTWELL, Ga. — A free boating class will be offered Saturday in Hartwell. Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officer Craig Fulgum will teach the class. He said it is open to all boaters, experienced and novice, ages 12 and older.

Golden Corner boating classes scheduled for April 13, 20, and 27; pre ...
Anderson Independent Mail
The Golden Corner Power Squadron will present “America's Boating Course,” designed to advance public boating knowledge and skills for both young and old. The dates for the class will be held on three Saturdays, April 13, 20, and 27, from 9 a.m. until ...

 Prepare for Warm Weather with Boating Safety Course
By Cindy Denby. As we move closer to summer and warm temperatures, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to remind anyone who plans on operating a watercraft this year to take a boating safety course. Anyone born on or before Dec.

 Loaned life jackets could save lives
Messenger Index
A boater can borrow a life jacket from the loaner station. The bright red life jackets can be used at no cost — just remember to return them when your day on the water is done. The display sign has 15 life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult ...

 DEM reminds RI anglers to respect cold waters; opening day is Saturday
The Providence Journal
Sgt. Steven Criscione, boating safety coordinator for the DEM, said in a news release, "A single boat on a lake capsizes, the victim isn't wearing a life jacket and has no warning or time to put one on, and drowns due to the effects of cold water ...

 Newtown neighbors
Danbury News Times
Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers of Sandy Hook is offering a boating license course on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. Completion of this course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut boating and personal watercraft ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Body of Singaporean boat accident victim found
The Star Online
ROMPIN: The body of a Singaporean reported missing after a boat accident near Pulau Dayak in Pahang on Sunday has been found. The body of Chen Wan Seng, 47, was found about four nautical miles from the scene at 12.15pm on Tuesday. In the 4.30pm ...

 Boat accident in Santa Rosa Sound
One person is dead and several others are injured Saturday afternoon after a boat accident near Gulf Breeze. Witnesses say a speed boat was racing down the Intercoastal Waterway when it hit a wake. The boat went airborne and broke apart when it hit the 

Boat explosion in RAK kills one, injures others
The National
A fisherman man was killed when he started the engine of his boat and it exploded, causing surrounding boats moored in the harbour nearby to catch fire. Six other fishermen were hospitalised. Two remain in hospital with severe injuries, RAK police said.

Neb. man sentenced in fatal boating accident
San Francisco Chronicle
WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of driving a boat that led to the death of a woman has been given probation and jail time. Twenty-two-year-old Sean Salisbury was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation and three weekends in jail in 

Man pleads guilty to DUI in boat crash that killed boy, 10
Chicago Tribune
The day of the crash, Tony, 10, had been out on Petite Lake near Lake Villa, where he and three siblings were getting inner tube rides from behind a pontoon boat driven by their father. Tony had fallen off the tube, as he bobbed in the water waiting 

Missing Boater's Body Found
Rhine had been missing since Sunday, April 7, after he fell overboard while working on his 24-foot boat's outboard engine. The 49-year-old Pinellas Park man had been boating with his wife. The couple was on the boat near the Fort De Soto boat ramp

 Boater pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that killed Lake County boy
Chicago Tribune
As the victim's mother cried softly in the courtroom, a Bartlett man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated DUI in a boating accident that killed a Libertyville boy last summer on the Chain O' Lakes. Authorities said David Hatyina, 51, had cocaine in his

 Closing statements underway in boat explosion trial
WSOC Charlotte
He said the investigator was right; if the boat was left running there would be no spark from the generator that caused the explosion as the 19-year-old dock worker refueled the boat. "Fumes from the gas poured out if the fuel filler port and poured

Boating Accidents and rescues:

Trio on lake boat taken to hospital
Lakeland Echo
The family, who had borrowed the boat from a friend, was transferred to a waiting ambulance. The incident came just five days after the deaths of Kelly Webster, 36, and her daughter, Lauren Thornton, 10, from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning while ...

 Injured man evacuated from boat off Long Island
Wall Street Journal
A rescue helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts hoisted the man from the 52-foot boat and took him to a hospital in Greenport, N.Y. A Coast Guard flight surgeon had recommended that the man be removed from the boat for immediate medical .

 Coast Guard rescues boater from adrift sailing vessel in Gulf of Alaska
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Air Station Sitka uses a cross chest carry to bring the master of the sailboat Etak to the rescue basket to be hoisted into the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hovering over the Gulf of Alaska 200 miles northwest of Sitka ...

 4 rescued from crippled sailboat off Jersey Shore
A 25-foot response boat crew an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew responded, but the exact location of the sailboat had not been known. Finding it in the dark was difficult. Rescue crews requested the skipper fire a flare, which allowed the rescue team to 

 Crash into Carteret County bridge topples sailboat's mast
The sailboat hit a train drawbridge that's parallel to the Highway 70 bridge connecting Beaufort to Morehead City. The accident happened at about 3:15 a.m., said Capt. Lee Sykes of Tow Boat U.S.. The crash snapped the boat's 60-foot mast and caused

Skilled rafters flip in Skykomish rapids, unwittingly trigger rescuers
The Seattle Times
Ten friends rafting the Skykomish River got more than they bargained for after their rafts flipped and a bystander called 911, prompting a big emergency response. All the rafters made it to shore on their own and continued on their trip, the Snohomish ..

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