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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boat Talk: Who is required by law to take boater safety courses in Michigan?
This week, for our weekly summer column about all things boating, we'd like to encourage any readers who have not taken a boater safety course to strongly consider doing so. Of course, if you're 18 or older, you're in the clear, legally. By law, not ...

 Safe boating course set
Lahaina News
KIHEI - The new About Boating Safely course taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be held at the Whale Sanctuary Building at 726 S. Kihei Road. The class is now offered in two parts. The new state law requirement portion will be held on Friday ...

 Get Educated: Beat the heat with boating safety
THV 11
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11's Mark Edwards sits down with Bob Cushing with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about proper boating education while out on the water. As the summer temperatures continue to rise, many people look to beat the ...

Boating Safety News:

Boating safety a priority
Marietta Times
Ohio's waterways may be a little more crowded every year, but the number of boating accidents is decreasing, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Watercraft Division. "As boating increases, our accident numbers continue to decrease and ...

 Summer Boating Safety Tips From State Farm Insurance
With summer upon us, Menifee State Farm agent Lisa Perez Houghtaling has some safety tips for smart boating and water activities. When the weather gets hot, throngs of people rush to the nearest body of water with their boats and wave runners for fun ...

 Operation Dry Water' goal: Avert boating tragedy
The Oregon State Marine Board and law enforcement partners from 32 counties and Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 28-30, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities ...

BoatUS Foundation announces grant winners
Boating Industry
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 20, 2013 – After 9000 votes, the public has spoken. The competitive BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water's 2013 Grants Program has announced that four non-profit groups will receive $10,000 each to help educate ..

Boating for veterans to hold annual event
Boating for veterans to hold annual event. FLINT — Boat4vets is having its 5th annual outing on July 13 with a 10 a.m. sign-in time. It is FREE to our veterans. It takes place on Lake St. Claire on Harsens Island and is hosted by the Idle Hour Yacht Club.

 ACCOMACK: Proposal to abandon seaside boating channels draws ire of officials
Bethany Beach Wave
ACCOMAC — Accomack County officials are concerned about a U. S. Coast Guard proposal to take away navigational aids on the Virginia Inside Passage. The passage is officially part of the Inland Waterway that extends from Maine to Florida, but for some ...

 OPP urges boaters to follow proper safety practices
TORONTO – The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding boaters to follow proper safety practices as the weather begins to warm up and more people begin to hit the lakes this summer. In 2012, the OPP investigated 20 fatal boating incidents in which 22 ...

 5th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend Is June 28-30
The Chattanoogan
TWRA boating officers will saturate high traffic areas on reservoirs across the state. Along with the use of life jackets and other safety practices, officers want boaters to be aware of the effects and ramifications of alcohol use. The TWRA will be

Marine Officers Ramping Up For Operation Dry Water 2013
Albany Tribune
During the Operation Dry Water, being held the weekend of June 28-20, marine officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds the 0.08% state limit for blood alcohol concentration. This weekend will include ...

 Stay safe on the water
Rapid City Journal
Black Hills National Forest: 11 reservoirs open for a variety of boating adventures; trolling boats allowed on Horsethief, Deerfield and Bismarck lakes (“no-wake” rule enforced); waterskiing allowed on Pactola Reservoir and Sheridan Lake; boat rentals ..

 Jet-skiers 'just far too young'
The Border Mail
Members of the Mulwala Yarrawonga Safe Boating Committee, including Mulwala Water Ski Club chief executive Peter Duncan and Mulwala police officer Doug Nyholm, said injuries to young jet-skiers were increasing every summer and action needed to be ...

 Boat rules eased for Yukoners docking in Skagway
Alaska Dispatch
“The statement itself talks about the 2013 boating season, so that does raise some questions as to what does that mean,” said boat owner Dave Muir. “We also have some outstanding issues now that we've received this direction… what happens with the ...

Free Coast Guard evaluation of your vessel at Miami Yacht Club
Sail World
Ever dreaded being stopped by the Coast Guard while on a lovely day out on the water with your family...and wondering if you were totally compliant with all of the rules and regulations? Want to make sure you know that you are carrying the equipment ...

 Rafting Safety
Professional rafting guides say it's their job to warn people about the dangers of boating on a river. They say all of the rafting companies give customers some instructions about how to safely sit on a raft and what to do if they fall into the water ...

 Boaters violate Coast Guard's river closure in Memorial Bridge area
PORTSMOUTH — The Coast Guard is beefing up patrols around the new Memorial Bridge, after officials learned that boaters have been trying to scoot around the bridge construction site. The Piscataqua River in the area of the bridge is closed to all .

 Tourist boat sank on Loch Lomond after list of failures
BBC News
A tourist boat that sank on Loch Lomond causing five passengers to jump into the water was in "poor condition". A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Maib) report found a series of failings in the condition of the boat and its operation. The Vixen

 Boat operator fined for getting close to whales
Anchorage Daily News
JUNEAU, Alaska — The owner and operator of an Alaska charter vessel was considering whether to appeal after being fined for getting too close to whales. Administrative law judge Susan Biro last week fined Geoffrey Wilson and Alaska Yacht Charters

 Float your boat, be safe about it
Aiken Standard
Submitted Photo Barry Sroka, past commander of the Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron, sails with his wife Carole Pincavage. Sroka is also a U.S. Coast Guard captain. Nothing stirs on the lake as you drift along on your boat. It seems the day will .

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Drowned Indian Lake boater identified as Waynesfield man
Lima Ohio
Drowned Indian Lake boater identified as Waynesfield man. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Previous Next. Indian Lake. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 

 Update on lost boater
As of Thursday the missing kayaker, who fell from his boat in the Lackawaxen River Friday afternoon, June 14, had not been found. His identity was released on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission following notification of next of kin.

Boating Accident Kills One, Two MIssing
A boating accident on Lake Powell has taken the life of one individual and two others are missing. The accident occured about 8:30am on Thursday near Dangling Rope Marina. According to Denise Shultz with the National Park Service, the accident involved .

Court Of Appeals To Rule On Fatal Boating Accident Conviction
(ANGOLA) - Three Indiana Court of Appeals judges will rule on the case of a 2010 fatal boating crash on Lake Monroe . The judges heard arguments by defense attorney Stacy Uliana and Ian McLean from the Indiana Attorney General's Office Tuesday in ...

 Section of S. Ind. river has 2nd death in 2 days
San Francisco Chronicle
MILLTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 69-year-old man died after his canoe capsized on a southern Indiana river where a 16-year-old girl drowned while swimming nearby the day before. State conservation officers say William Chappell of Boonville was .

Boonville, Ind., man dies Wednesday after canoeing accident on Blue River
MILLTOWN, Ind. — Authorities say a 69-year-old Boonville, Ind. man died Wednesday after his canoe capsized on the Blue River near the Crawford County town of Milltown. State conservation officers say William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his ...

Alabama student missing after rafting in Blount County
Times Daily
Huffstutler was rafting with friends on the Locust Fork branch of the Warrior River when she got separated from her inner tube on a rough stretch of water. Friends notified police after the accident, which happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 

Coast Guard Ends Search for Chehalis Man
Centralia Chronicle
The Coast Guard ended its active search on Tuesday for a Chehalis man who went missing from a fishing boat west of Juneau, Alaska. Alan Young, 25, Chehalis, reportedly fell Monday night from the Swift fishing boat into Icy Strait, 30 miles west of .

Boating Accidents and Rescues:
Five rescued from capsized boat off Coronado
Los Angeles Times
A boater described by authorities as a good Samaritan took three children aboard. Two adults stayed on their boat in hopes it could be kept from sinking. The boat capsized, throwing the adults in the water, where they were rescued by the San Diego 

 Two vessels towed to safety
Daily Astorian
The boater, said Grasseth, had run out of gas Tuesday night and was towed out of the Columbia shipping channel by another good Samaritan boater, spending the night near Cooper Point. But late Wednesday morning, it started sounding Mayday distress ..

 Yacht rescued by Bembridge lifeboat
Isle of Wight County Press
Solent Coastguard alerted the Isle of Wight crew at 8.40pm to assist the 26ft yacht Tesse, which took on water 25 miles south of Selsey Bill on its journey from Southampton to France. By the time the seven-strong crew reached the yacht, it had drifted ...

 Yacht runs aground at Beef Island
BVI Beacon
No one was injured when Sunsail's Francelina ran aground Friday afternoon near Beef Island, but the charter sailboat sustained substantial damage, said Kevin Rowlette of Husky Salvage and Towing. Salvagers work to pull the Francelina off rocks on the ...

 Arklow RNLI Rescues Couple From Yacht With Fouled Propeller
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI rescued a man and woman after their 12m yacht got into difficulty of the Wicklow coast yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 June). The volunteer crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 12.23pm following a report that ...

 Canoeists rescued on Manistique River
ABC 10 News NOW
The canoeists had launched their canoe in the Manistique River off Ten Curves Road in Germfask at noon. The Schoolcraft County Sheriff's Department says a campfire was spotted around 3 a.m. near the intersections of the Manistique and Fox Rivers where 

2 injured in jet ski crash on Lake Norman
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- Two people are injured following an accident involving two jet skis on Lake Norman. The jet skis collided off of Camp Dogwood Drive in the Mountain Creek-area of Lake Norman in the eastern part of Catawba County near ...

 Jet Ski set alight in Hale garage
Manchester Evening News
Fire crews were called to a house after a Jet Ski set alight in a garage. Firefighters were called to Belmont Road in Hale, near Altrincham, after the fire broke out at 2pm on Thursday. No-one was injured. Two firefighters wearing breathing kits put ...

 Kawasaki Jet Ski Explosion Didn't Trigger Vet's PTSD: Jury
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 6:56 PM ET) -- A Washington state jury on Tuesday found there was no defect in a Kawasaki Motors Corp. jet ski that allegedly exploded after a 45-minute ride, triggering the post-traumatic stress disorder of the rider

 New Wirral lifeboat helmsman leads unexpected first rescue
Wirral Globe
Mike Plaskett and his team from New Brighton station were preparing for a planned exercise on Tuesday night when they recieved a call from HM Coastguard that the jetski's engine had broken down near New Brighton's shoreline. The station's Atlantic 85 ..

 Coast Guard rescues 4 people along San Mateo coast
Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday some friends got worried about an overdue windsurfer who didn't come back to Coyote Point Marina so they called the U.S. Coast Guard and that's when two simultaneous rescues got underway. The wind and waves were tough ...

 Canoeists rescued in Schoolcraft County
Escanaba Daily Press
After failing to make cellphone contact with the canoeists, deputies contacted the Coast Guard at 11:45 p.m. to have a rescue helicopter deployed. The helicopter arrived on scene at 2:20 a.m. and by 2:37 a.m. the canoeists had been located on the

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