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Friday, June 28, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water:

Boater safety enforcement steps up week of Independence Day
Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota joins a nationwide effort to stop people from boating under the influence during the week of the Independence Day holiday. The effort is called "Operation Dry Water" and enforces zero tolerance for intoxicated boaters.

 Stepped-up enforcement on Lake Tahoe to target impaired boaters
Sacramento Bee
Officials warn that alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time, and can increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of immersion in cold water. Sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion, all common to boating, also .

 DEEP to crack down on drunken boaters
EnCon Police officers will participate in Operation Dry Water and will be out in force Friday through Sunday looking for boaters with a blood alcohol content exceeding the state limit of .08 percent. Operation Dry Water will include statewide increased ...

Local Troopers join national effort to crack down on impaired boaters
HOLLISTER, Mo - Hundreds of boaters are gearing up for some time on the lake. And the Missouri Highway Patrol is joining a national effort called Operation Dry Water, that's aimed at keeping people safer on the water. The goal of these special patrols ..

Colorado Parks & Wildlife ramps up boating patrols, checkpoints June 28-30
Sky Hi Daily News
Colorado Parks and Wildlife 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 related to boating under the influence (BUI). The mission of Operation Dry ...

 'Operation Dry Water' calls attention to dangers of BUI
Wink News
During the operation, officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds the state limit of 0.08. This weekend will include increased patrols, Breathalyzer tests, as well as boater education. Impaired boaters

Marine patrol ramping up to counter boating under the influence
The News-Press
The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water. During the operation, officers will be out looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds

 LDWF Agents Participating in Operation Dry Water this Weekend June 28-30
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) agents will take part in Operation Dry Water from June 28-30 with increased patrols for boaters operating or driving a boat while intoxicated (DWI) enforcement and ...

Booze and boating don't mix; DNR ramps up enforcement this weekend
Alexandria Echo Press
The enforcement is part of Operation Dry Water, a national weekend of boating while intoxicated (BWI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Impaired boating is one of the leading factors

Drinking & Boating Crackdown
NBC 10 Philadelphia
“Delaware consistently has one of the lowest boating accident rates in the country, and we want to keep it that way. Drinking and boating don't mix, and can lead to accidents that put operators, their passengers and other boaters at risk,” said ...

Crackdown on boating under the influence set for this weekend on W.Va. waters
The Republic
SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia — A crackdown on boating under the influence is set for this weekend in West Virginia. It's a nationally coordinated effort called "Operation Dry Water," and the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of ...

 Operation Dry Water ramps up for safe boating season
They are ramping up their "Operation Dry Water" campaign this weekend to kick off a safe summer of boating. In Gardiner on Wednesday, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Coast Guard and Maine Warden Service joined forces to stress the importance of learning ..

 Coast Guard warning against drinking and boating
The Coast Guard is partnering with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Chicago police as part of a national anti-boating-and-drinking campaign called "Operation Dry Water." "We want to make sure everyone is doing things safe, we want you ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Safe-boating course set July 13
Fairfield Citizen
Registration is underway for a safe-boating course scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at the Fairfield Fire Training building. The course is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the 205 One Rod Highway facility and is offered by the Penfield Sail and

Stewarts Shops Sponsor Youth Community Boating Course
Oswego Daily News
OSWEGO, NY – The H. Lee White Museum & Maritime Center is offering a great summer water related activity in the Historic Maritime District. The program, Youth Community Boating Safety, was created to teach young people how to be safe on the water and .

Free Kayak Safety Classes are a Hit
Canoe & Kayak
Derek spoke to Canoe & Kayak UK about the idea behinfd the classes. "Over the last few years we've come across quite a few kayakers, who would benefit from practising a few essential skills such as how to deal with a capsize. This class came about as ...

 Current River State Park To Hold Kayak Clinics In July
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Current River State Park will be hosting a series of kayak clinics during the month of July. Sponsored by Missouri State Park, the clinics will be held on Fridays from 10:00 noon and will be taught on the park's lower lake.

 "Boat NJ" course to be held in Pequannock on July 13
To help local boaters ride the waters without bucking state law, a "Boat NJ" course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in the Township of Pequannock on Saturday, July 13. The "Boat NJ" course is designed to meet the needs of boaters and .

Boating Safety News:

 Dos and don'ts of floating the Chena River in Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In defense of boaters, I will say that some floaters probably had it coming. It's not uncommon to see groups of a half dozen or more rafts, kayaks or canoes moving down the river as one big flotilla, taking up most of the river channel. Running into .

 Rising Waters Cause Unsafe Boating Conditions -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD
“They were good size trees and a lot of small short stumps,” Unley says. “There is a lot of stuff that a boater can run in to. There is just no good path.” The debris isn't the only issue. Open locks and dams cause the high waters to move faster and ...

 Boat Talk: As Fourth of July nears, don't mistake distress signals for fireworks
It's also about that time when your dismissal of these noisy, bright contraptions could come at the expense of a fellow human, or, for purposes here, fellow boater. For this week's Boat Talk, we're examining what could be summed up as "flares vs ...

 Kentucky Farm Bureau Offers Boating Safety Tips
SurfKY News
The NSBC says that a boater with a blood alcohol content of .08 (equivalent to a 180-lb. male consuming five beers in one hour) is 10 times more likely to die in a boating accident than a boater with a zero blood alcohol level. Fortunately for KFB

Boating collisions on Gladstone harbour rise 62%
Central Telegraph
WHILE Queensland has recorded its lowest number of boating deaths in a decade, the shipping hub of Gladstone has seen a 62% spike in the number of vessel collisions and groundings. Seven lives were lost at sea last year in Queensland, which is down

 Boating legislation is good first step
The Journal News |
I was very pleased to see your cover story regarding boating safety regulations. It is actually quite alarming to know that up until now, boat operators have not been required to undergo any special training regarding the safety of their passengers, as ...

 Huntington imposes boating safeguards during fireworks
The Town of Huntington is going to impose a 5-mph boating speed limit for Asharoken's fireworks show, as officials anticipate more boaters to attend the village's event this year. "We are all mindful of the tragedy in Oyster Bay last July 4, which is ...

Boating Sobriety Checks To Be Held
Yankton Daily Press
The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks reminds boaters to have a safe and enjoyable summer on the water. To ensure safe boating, operators should monitor their alcoholic beverage intake and have a designated boat operator. SDGF&P will ...

 Marine Board makes Siletz boating decision
Lincoln City News Guard
The Board approved opening rulemaking at the March 2013 Board meeting to address whether or not changes in boating technology and boating behavior warranted modifying the rule to prohibit the operation of all motors greater than 10 horsepower, both ...

Game and Fish Commission wants you to brush up on boating safety
THV 11
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Before the holiday weekend, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) wants you to brush up on your boating safety. First off, anyone born since 1986 needs to take a boaters' education class. Anyone not carrying a card ...

Lawmakers call for stronger boating safety
News 12 Hudson Valley
OSSINING - As an Ossining community remembers a young man who died one year ago in a boat prank gone terribly wrong, local lawmakers are calling for more safety measures when it comes to boating. Family and friends of Bryan Johnson got together ..

 Wisconsin DNR plans "Boating Blitz"
They'll be checking boats and trailers for Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels and educating boaters on how to stop the spread of the invasive species. They'll also be giving away free re-usable ice packs anglers can use to keep their fish fresh. The

 Online Tool Can Help Boaters Navigate Barnegat Bay
"We hope that it becomes an invaluable resource as boaters come back to the Bay during this first boating season since Superstorm Sandy," DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said in a statement. The tool is part of Gov. Chris Christie's 10-point plan to help .

Home News OPP Marine Unit helps make Northumberland County...
Northumberland News
Regular patrol duties include enforcement of the Canada Shipping Act 2001, drinking and boating legislation and investigating marine incidents such as collisions, fatalities and unsafe operation.?• The OPP has primary responsibility for Search And ...

Club offers free "Manatee Below" banners for boaters
The club produces bright yellow, waterproof boating banners and provides them free to Florida boaters. By displaying the "Please Slow Manatees Below" banner in motor boats, kayaks and canoes, it becomes easier to alert other boaters to the presence o

OUTDOORS: Busy summer boating season calls for common sense and patience
Oneida Dispatch
It is also important to note that laws require a wearable type I, II or III PFD (life jacket) be aboard every vessel, including canoe or kayak and children under 12 must wear a PFD while aboard a boat or canoe. In fact everyone should wear them since

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Body of missing Chip Lake boater recovered
RCMP say the body of missing boater Stephen Thomson has been recovered. The Leduc man's body was found Wednesday night after an intensive search effort coordinated by several agencies as well as Thomson's friends and family. Thomson, 27, was ...

 Search continues for body
Rome Sentinel
The search of Lake Delta continued this morning for the body of missing boater Arthur Carney, who became separated from his pontoon boat sometime Tuesday afternoon. "We're in recovery mode, not rescue mode," said Sheriff's Lt. James McCarthy this ...

Historic American sailboat missing at sea near New Zealand
(CNN) -- A historic racing sailboat and its crew of seven, including six Americans, have apparently vanished on the high seas. A wooden schooner built in 1928, the Nina, left port in northern New Zealand at the end of May and dropped out of .

Man dies in boating mishap near Kimmirut
Nunatsiaq News
One man died while another man survived a boating accident near Kimmirut in the early morning hours of June 26, the Nunavut RCMP said in a news release. Police said the two men were boating around 1:30 a.m. June 26 at the reversing falls of Soper Lake .

 Missing Kayaker Found Dead
Ann Colcord, 59, of North Hampton, was found in the Squamscott River near the border of Stratham and Newfields. She launched her kayak out of Chapman's Landing in Stratham Monday night. Her capsized kayak was found by authorities later that night in ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues: 

Boat capsizes near Bonner Bridge in NC
After another boater noticed the man waving his arms on top of his vessel, they contacted Dare County dispatcher who alerted the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 6:15 p.m., according to the US Coast Guard. North Carolina Coast Guards ...

 Cigarette butt started Sailboat Fire on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir ...
The Denver Channel
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A discarded cigarette is being blamed for starting a 1.5-acre wildfire on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir Wednesday afternoon. The fire, named the Sailboat Fire, began around 2 p.m. It was located along the 3300 block

 Pair rescued after boating accident in fast-moving White River
Walworth County Today
LYONS TOWNSHIP — An Elkhorn woman whose kayak overturned in the swollen waters of White River, and a man attempting to aid her were both rescued Wednesday afternoon in the town of Lyons, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff's ..

 Man injured in Lakeville boating accident
A 24-foot high-speed boat carrying five people struck rocks in Long Pond Wednesday night, throwing all the passengers into the water. One passenger suffered minor injuries in the incident, which Lakeville police said happened around 8 p.m. He suffered ...

 Dismasted yacht Serefe rescued in third job for The Lizard RNLI lifeboat
This is Cornwall
THE crew of a yacht were left struggling after their mast was blown down off the Lizard. The five people on board the Serefe, en route from Falmouth to Newlyn, managed to stop the mast from sinking and were able to winch it back on board. . Looking ..

 Weymouth lifeboat tows stricken yacht to safety
Dorset Echo
THE coastguard was called to report a 36-foot yacht taking on water off Portland Bill. Portland Coastguard received the call yesterday at around midday and Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was sent to the incident. The yacht Speedbird, with three ...

 Stromness Lifeboat called out to grounded yacht
The Orcadian
Stromness Lifeboat was called out a very short distance this morning after a yacht grounded close to the harbour. The lifeboat was launched at 6am when the vessel, named Mrs Muir, a single-handed yacht from Shetland, ran aground by the channel marker ...

Capsized canoes cause panic on river
Burnett County Sentinel
PINE CITY, Minn.—A trip down the St. Croix River became a frantic rescue effort on June 23 after two canoes tipped over and the occupants found themselves struggling to get to shore. According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office, deputies and the

 Shark Bites Kayak Off Coast of Pacifica Beach
Warning notices were posted at the Pacifica State Beach on Wednesday after a man in a kayak fishing off the coast said a shark bit his boat before swimming away. Pacifica police Chief Jim Tasa said in a report that the attack occurred around 4:55 p.m.

 2 injured in watercraft crash in Florida Panhandle
DESTIN, Fla. -- A Louisiana man is in intensive care after his personal watercraft crashed under a bridge in the Florida Panhandle. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Gary Morse says Ivan Cabrera of Plaquemine, La., was injured ...

 Boat Capsizes, Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Bonner Bridge
Dispatchers contacted the Coast Guard, which sent a boat from the station at Oregon Inlet. The crew from Response Boat - Small arrived within 15 minutes, the Coast Guard says, and rescued the man from the water. The boater was taken to Coast Guard ...

 Man arrested after boat runs aground
Royal Gazette
... at round 10.15pm. “The alleged boat operator, a 40-year-old Smith's parish man, was arrested on suspicion of operating a marine vessel while impaired and inquiries into this incident are ongoing,” the spokesman said. Make text smaller Make text

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