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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

ILWU vice president cited for May 7 incident
Longview Daily News
A local longshore leader was the boater the Coast Guard cited for getting too close to a grain ship during a protest near Kalama in May, though it's still unclear what his fine or punishment would be if he was found of wrongdoing. The Coast Guard ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

News & Notes - Boating course; Lunch and Learn program; fellowship dinner ...
PENDER COUNTY | The Greater Topsail area Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-09, is presenting About Boating Safely, a basic course that covers the essential topics related to safe boating practices. Students will learn what safety equipment is required

 Boating safety course set for July 27 in Clay County
Florida Times-Union
With the boating season in full swing, Clay County's U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts another free boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at its office at 910 Roland Ave. in the Reynolds Industrial Center in Green Cove Springs.

Safe boating tips class being held in July
First Coast News
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Summertime is near and that usually means time for more fun in the sun, including boating. To keep boaters safely on course, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-5 is offering a free safe boating course on July 27 at ..

 IN BRIEF | Paddling lessons offered at Que
The Tribune-Democrat
For first-time paddlers, family groups and anyone interested in learning how to paddle a canoe, kayak or tandem kayak, the Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are conducting a Paddle the

Boating Safety News:

Boater's safety guide available from Erie County Clerk
“Just like there are 'rules of the road' for vehicles, there are 'rules of the waterway,' that govern the safe maneuvering of all watercrafts,” Jacobs said. “I encourage all recreational boaters to know the risks, learn the rules and be prepared ...

Experts discuss why Susquehanna River can be such a danger for boaters
Lancaster Newspapers
With Memorial Day just two weeks behind us, the 2013 summer boating season is in its infancy. Yet this already is the deadliest boating year of the past decade on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County. The river has claimed the lives of three ..

 Lake Patrol's Goal Is Education
Stacey Page Online
He noted that once inspection is completed each boater will be given a decal to post on the windshield or other prominent location. He added individuals who want their boat inspected, the lake patrol will make arrangements to come to the individual ..

Key to boating safety: Know the conditions
Lancaster Newspapers
Boaters can get a sense of conditions on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County long before they hit the water. One resource is the Lower Susquehanna River Hotline (1-800-692-6328). Maintained by Safe Harbor Water Power Corp., the hotline offers a ..

BOATING: Be Sure To Keep Track Of Local Notices To Mariners
The Raleigh Telegram
We use emails to stay in touch with friends and family, and use it to conduct business to the extent that It has become part of everyday life. We can also use it to stay current with navigation information through Local Notices to Mariners. “Local ...

Patrol to Crack Down on Impaired Boaters this Weekend
Missouri troopers arrested a total of 20 people statewide for boating while intoxicated during this same coordinated effort in 2012. Nationwide, officers arrested 337 BWI operators from the water while issuing an additional 14,514 boating safety ...

Boaters warned about dangers of E15 gasoline
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
LIVONIA -- The Michigan Boating Industries Association is warning boat owners to watch the fuel they put in their tanks. The EPA has approved the use of E15 gasoline, even though it has only been approved for cars and light truck model years 2001 and

Call for ban on dangerous jetskiers
The National
I am writing in reference to Residents want jet ski ban enforced (June 7), about the concerns of Palm Jumeirah residents. Jet skis are incredibly antisocial and dangerous. People who ride them have no consideration for others and just want to show-off.

 Corps, Coast Guard to offer free boater's safety inspections June 15
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide free boater's safety inspections at J. Strom Thurmond Lake, June 15 starting at 9:30 a.m.. Officials with the Corps and the Coast Guard will perform vessel safety ..

Outdoors briefly: June 11
The Register-Guard
Boaters are reminded that they are required to have an Oregon Boater Education Card in their possession while operating a powerboat in Oregon. Obtaining a card is easy this weekend, when the latest “Boat Oregon” class begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at ...

Don't Booze and Cruise
KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
According to the Boating and Safety Resource Center website, alcohol is more dangerous to boaters because boat operators are often less experienced and less confident on the water than on the highway. Recreational boaters do not have the benefit

$5 Million up for grabs for boating infrastructure projects
Marine Business
THE call has gone out today for applications from councils, boating clubs and community groups for boating infrastructure projects under the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Better Boating Program (BBP). RMS Maritime acting director Michael ...

Greenwich Police To Crack Down On Drunken Boaters This Summer
The Daily Voice
The Greenwich Police Department Marine Section, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and the U.S. Coast Guard are joining together in an intensified effort to detect intoxicated boaters and enforce boating under the influence ...

Corps to host water safety media event July 2 at Hartwell Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake office, in partnership with the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Natural Resources, will host a boating and water safety media event at Hartwell Lake, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event

Officers look for impaired boaters in Operation Dry Water
KXRO Newsradio
Grays Harbor County Marine Deputies are preparing for Operation Dry Water 2013. The emphasis will run from June 28-30 as part of the national emphasis intended to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities from boating under the influence. Officers

 FCPD's Police Marine Patrol to Speak on Boating Safety
The Fairfax County Police Department's Marine Patrol Unit will kick off the summer with a boating safety seminar. The seminar is set for Wednesday, June 19, from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Sully District Station. RSVPs are recommended but not required.

Keeping Lake Lanier safe for boaters
Marietta Daily Journal
The holiday weekend hadn't even officially begun before midnight on Friday, May 24, when a boat and a personal watercraft collided near Old Federal Park. Two people on the watercraft were hurt and required hospitalization with various injuries. The ...

  Annual boat decals expire June 30
Issaquah Press
Boating season is here, and the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals is right around the corner. All Washington state boat registrations expire June 30. Boat registrations can be renewed online at the Department of Licensing

 Coast Guard offers dockside safety exams to fishermen in Bristol Bay, Alaska
Alaska Native News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is partnering with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to offer commercial safety exams in Bristol Bay communities starting Monday through June 20.

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Crews still searching for missing boater in BC Interior; man presumed drowned
The Province
Search and rescue crews continue to search Monday for a missing boater presumed drowned in the waters of Francois Lake in the B.C. Interior. The 35-year-old man was in a boat that capsized in rough waters at around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The search is now a ...

Van Buren Township Man Drowns After Boat Capsizes
CBS Local
According to the Van Buren Township Public Safety Department, they received a call from a boater around 5:30 Saturday evening who told them a boat occupied by two men had capsized. One of the men was able to make it to shore, but the second boater .

 Dog capsizes canoe, owner drowns on Thunder Bay lake
The body of 76-year-old Ernest Rumpel was recovered Saturday evening from Cummins Lake. Police said they believe Rumpel's dog, a German Shepherd, rocked his canoe — capsizing it sending Rumpel into the water. He was not wearing a life jacket.

 Several Weekend Canoe Rescues In Bedford County
BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – It was a busy weekend for Bedford County Emergency crews who responded to four separate rescues on the Duck River alone. Officials with the Bedford County Technical Rescue said recent rains have increased river levels in 

Father dies in kayak tragedy
Henley Standard
Mr Moore, of Church Street, Wargrave, had hired a kayak from Wargrave Boating Club, where he had been a member for only a few weeks and had one lesson. He went for a paddle in the kayak on his own while one of his daughters was on another stretch of ...

 Turkish rafting company guilty of reckless killing
ITV News
A rafting company in Turkey has been found guilty of reckless killing following the death of a 9 year old girl from Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan. Cerys Potter died when the raft she was in capsized in 2010. Two owners of the company and two of ...

Woman tourist from Delhi drowns while rafting at Rishikesh
She was rushed to the government hospital at Rishikesh where doctors declared her dead. A resident of Okhla in the national capital, Sahiba was part of a 12 member rafting team from Delhi which had undertaken an expedition from Garurchatti to Munikireti.

8-year-old killed in tragic jet ski accident
CROSBY, Texas – Family members are grieving the loss of an 8-year-old girl who was killed following a jet ski accident in Newport, just south of Crosby, Sunday night. The little girl was riding on the back of a jet ski that was being driven by an adult ...

Boat capsizes, man drowns
Escanaba Daily Press
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 40-year-old southeast Michigan man has drowned after the boat he was in capsized on a Wayne County lake. The Detroit Free Press reports Sunday that dive teams located Demont Harris' body Saturday night about ...

 Madisonville man dies in Plaquemines Parish boating accident
A Madisonville died and two Arkansas men were injured following a boat accident near Pilottown Monday afternoon, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, similar to one shown here in 2007, responded.

Authorities Continue To Investigate Collision of 2 Boats by Elliott Key
NBC 6 South Florida
Authorities say they are investigating a freak weekend boating collision in which a woman was crushed to death at MacArthur Causeway on the Intracoastal Waterway in Miami-Dade. NBC 6 reporter Gilma Avalos has the story, FWC spokesman Jorge Pino is 

 Boaters urged to wear life jackets
The Canadian Red Cross is urging people to wear a life jacket following the drowning of a man near Thunder Bay. Canadian Red Cross Community Services Co-ordinator Elizabeth Playfair stresses the importance of wearing the proper safety gear.

 Game and Fish Urging Summer Safety on the Water
The National Safe Boating Council warns boaters that most drowning victims had a life jacket available, but were not wearing it when they entered the water. “It is difficult to put a life jacket on once you are already in the water,” said Nancy Boldt ..

Coast Guard: 1 dead after boat accident near Pilottown
One person died and two others were injured following a boat accident near Pilottown Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, similar to one shown here in 2007, responded. (Eliot Kamenitz ...

 Boat passenger dies en route to hospital after accident
According to Coast Guard officials, helicopters airlifted two passengers and brought them to the LSU Medical Center. CPR was performed on 1 passenger, but the other passenger died en route to the hospital. A third passenger survived the boating .

Naples man dead after boat hits channel marker - WBBH News for ...
NBC2 News
A 61-year-old man died Sunday night after a boat he was riding in hit a channel marker in Naples, according to the FWC. FWC said Neil Allen Felder died after the boat hit channel marker 71 in Dollar Bay around 7:45 p.m.. We are told that the crash is ...

Boating Accidents And rescues:

Coast Guard medevacs one from sailboat near Cape May
Shore News Today
CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old woman from a sailboat near the Cape May Ferry Terminal Sunday. The operator of the 42-foot sailboat Affinity notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay via VHF-FM radio that they ..

 Galway Lifeboat helps avert sailboat accident
Galway Independent
Galway RNLI Lifeboat came to the rescue of a man whose 25 foot sailboat almost hit rocks off Barna, Galway Bay yesterday (Sunday). The alarm was raised by a member of the public who spotted the boat veering dangerously towards rocks south east of ...

Brockovich Arrested For Boating & Drinking
Huffington Post
Brockovich Arrested For Boating & Drinking. David Begnaud joins Marc to talk about Erin Brockovich's arrest; a major photoshop fail; the outcome of when cheaters get caught, and the tensions caused by social media. Hosted by: Marc Lamont Hill. GUESTS ...

Man allegedly drunk while boating
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man is accused of boating while intoxicated, after the Erie County Sheriff's Office reports they stopped his watercraft for traveling at a speed greater than 5 mph within 100 feet of the shore. The incident happened ...

Fort Worth officer arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated on Eagle ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth police officer is under investigation by the department's Internal Affairs unit after his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of operating a boat while intoxicated, a police spokeswoman said Monday. Officer B.A. Leboeuf was ..

 Girl critically injured in Sunday boating accident
The Advocate
A 6-year-old girl remains hospitalized and in critical condition Monday after a weekend boating accident on the Natalbany River in Tangipahoa Parish. A 22-foot ski boat with five passengers aboard was towing a tube with two juveniles riding on it

Rescuers: Teen's foot nearly cut off in boating accident
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Saturday was supposed to be a pleasant day out on Cave Run Lake, but for some it quickly turned into a nightmare. "You hear about those things but man to see it in front of you," said Kory Kappes who was helping a friend .

 Yacht collides with controversial tidal turbine in Ireland
Sail World
It's hard to work out how they could miss it in the middle of the morning, but two Irish sailors and a child were reportedly thrown overboard when their sailing boat crashed into a giant 'Sea Gen' tidal turbine in Strangford Lough on the eastern coast

Yacht with power failure towed by Newhaven Lifeboat
Sussex Express
Once the lifeboat was on scene one of the crew on the yacht shone a torch onto the sails to help make the vessel visible in the darkness as she had no navigation lights due to the electrical failure. A tow line was established and the yacht was safely

 Fire on Cork Harbour Yacht, Crosshaven RNLI responds
#rnli – While performing an exercise at yesterday's lifeboat station Open Day in Crosshaven, Cork harbour, Valentia Coast Guard contacted the lifeboat by radio alerting them to a yacht with possible fire on board in the Owenabue river upstream of the .

Small yacht rescued off Cork coast
Newstalk 106-108 fm
A small yacht has been rescued off the West Cork coast after it got into difficulty this morning. The Castletownbere lifeboat was launched at 6am after the vessel got into trouble 6 miles north of the Bull Rock. The 27' yacht, 'Caroline', had two men

 Man who fell from yacht's mast recovering
Newstalk ZB
A 23-year-old man who fell 12 metres on a yacht in Gisborne is recovering in hospital. The man was seriously injured yesterday after falling from the yacht's mast and onto its deck. The yacht was berthed at a marina near the Tatapouri Sports Fishing

 Stranded canoeist gets help from Search and Rescue in Enderby
Vernon Morning Star
At 4 p.m. Sunday, 18 members responded to reports that a 64-year-old man had flipped his canoe and ended up in a log jam in the middle of the Shuswap River, six kilometres up from the Enderby boat launch. “Swift water rescue teams were able to retrieve 

Man, Granddaughter Rescued from Capsized Kayak on Passaic River
A Basking Ridge man and his 4-year-old granddaughter were pulled from the swiftly moving current of the Passaic River Sunday by a Bernards Township police officer and Liberty Corner 1st Assistant Fire Chief Peter Aprahamian, as his daughter waited on ...

 3 rescued after boat towing kayak sinks in Narragansett Bay
The Providence Journal
Three people were uninjured Sunday evening when a kayak and a 21-foot boat sank in Narragansett Bay off Rumstick Point, Coast Guard and local fire officials said. The identities of the three, who all declined medical treatment upon reaching shore, were

Stuck kayaker rescued with no injury
Rexburg Standard Journal
The 26-year-old man from Tennessee, who is a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho, was kayaking with several people late Saturday afternoon when his kayak got wedged under a branch and he was trapped. Fremont County Search and Rescue 

 In brief: Kayaker rescued from Spokane River
The Spokesman Review
While navigating rapids, the kayak filled with water and capsized around 3:20 p.m. The kayaker was swept downstream in the swift current and was unable to reach shore. Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department's swift-water rescue team used kayaks

RNLI rescue stranded catamaran off the Lizard
This is Cornwall
The 20 metre motor catamaran fell into difficulty around 4am this morning. Penleerescue. The catamaran being towed to safety off the Lizard. lifeboat. •; •. Two people were on board the watercraft when it became unresponsive. A tow crew was

  Michael Dunlop in dramatic sea rescue
Belfast Newsletter
The Northern Ireland rider, who won four races at the event, got into difficulties along with team sponsor Martin Marlow after the jetski capsized some distance from the shore off Douglas head. The pair were unable to restart the machine and began to .

Coast Guard helps rescue 4 from Lake St. Clair
MyFox Detroit
The Coast Guard says it was notified Sunday by the operator of the 29-foot boat that it was taking on water about four miles from Beacon Cove Marina, which is located in Macomb County's Harrison Township. Crews from the county sheriff's department also 

 Coast Guard, Seattle Fire Department, good samaritan respond to boat fire
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, Seattle Fire Department and a good samaritan responded Saturday afternoon to a boat fire south of Blake Island, Wash. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call reporting that a 36-foot recreational boat had

 Florida boat crash injures 10, sinks one boat
Christian Science Monitor
The Miami Herald ( ) reports the crash happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when a 36-foot Carrera powerboat with about 16 people aboard hit a boat carrying two people. RECOMMENDED: Think you know the US? Take our geography .

 Boat collision leaves several injured, including a 12-year-old
FOX 4 News
A 12-year old child remains in critical condition Sunday night after two boats collided on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie Saturday night. Authorities say one boat slammed into another that was anchored in the water at Lynn Creek Park. The 12-year-old ...

 Ski boat hits tree; girl, 6, in critical condition
KILLIAN, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition with head injuries after a ski boat crashed into a tree on the Natalbany River bank. Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says

 Boat sinks after hitting buoy on River Humber
Motor Boats Monthly
... sportscruiser boat sinks after hitting a buoy on the River Humber and ripping a hole in its hull. Humber boat crash Humber number 27 channel marker buoy. A sportscruiser boat sank after hitting the number 27 marker buoy on the River Humber on Sunday.

Two rescued after boat capsizes on south coast
ABC Local
Emergency services have rescued a man and woman from the ACT whose boat capsized off the New South Wales south coast. The couple had been fishing off South Durras, north of Batemans Bay. Surf lifesaver spokesman Andrew Edmunds says their boat ..

 Class of Boat Builders Joins Industry
St. Ignace News (subscription)
The community celebrated its sixth generation of wooden boat builders trained and graduated by Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville Friday, June 7, in view of navigable waters, the inspiration for their craft. About 150 students, parents, 

 Two Fort Worth officers accused of boating, driving while intoxicated
Dallas Morning News (blog)
A Fort Worth police officer was arrested over the weekend after being accused of operating a boat while intoxicated. Officer Beau A. Leboeuf, 41, was arrested Saturday while boating on Eagle Mountain Lake, according to Tom Harvey, a spokesman for the 

 Aldeburgh: Lifeboat launched after yacht runs aground
East Anglian Daily Times
Thames coastguard requested the launch of the Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat to assist a 26 foot yacht that had ran aground in the River Alde near Iken church at about 2.30pm. Shortly before arriving on scene, the yacht managed to remedy the problem.

 Man, 4-year-old granddaughter rescued from rushing Passaic River after kayak ...
Hunterdon County Democrat -
BERNARDS — Thanks to the heroic efforts of a township police officer and firefighter, a man and his 4-year old granddaughter whose kayak capsized were saved from the rushing waters of the Passaic River as his daughter watched from the riverbank ...

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