Friday, August 31, 2007

Man Severely Injured Trying To Tie Ship To Pier

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio -- The Coast Guard had to get a man to emergency services after his hand was severely cut while working on a ship on Lake Erie.

The crewman from the Laker Adam E. Cornelius was injured while he was working the lines that tied the laker to the pier. His hand was caught between the cleat on the pier and the line, officials said.

The accident happened at 10:20 p.m. at the stone dock near Marblehead.

Coast Guard Station Marblehead launched a 25-foot response boat to assist the injured crewman and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ocala-area teen in Pompano parasail accident dies

FORT LAUDERDALE - Members of Amber White's family came Monday to say goodbye, as they gave up hope the 15-year-old girl would recover from injuries suffered in a parasailing accident over the weekend off Pompano Beach. "She's passed on," said James Day, Amber's stepfather, seated in the dimly lit seventh-floor waiting room of the pediatric intensive care unit at Broward General Medical Center. "She was declared clinically dead Sunday at about 6 p.m. She's still on life support, just to say goodbye." ======================================= Some say more regulation is needed. This does appear to be an industry that is lax and that has had some safety problems. Dwayne

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Blunders led to yacht tragedy... Jamie Butcher

KEEN sailor Jamie Butcher died when the badly-designed keel came off the racing yacht he was crewing, it has been revealed.

The yacht capsized off the Devon coast earlier this year. The skipper and three other crew members were rescued.

A report into the tragedy by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has just been published, showing that the keel - the part of the yacht extending along the bottom from stem to stern - broke off as it was sailing in winds gusting to 35 knots off Prawle Point.


This appears to have been avoidable.


Boat Rage???? Attempted Murder???

BOAT RAGE!!!!!!!!

The scene at the city-owned Kernwood Marina was chaotic when Salem police and harbormaster boats arrived at about 5:30 p.m. last Sunday. Witnesses were pointing at a boat that was partly under water at the end of the boat ramp, and Silva was clutching his arm.

Silva told police he had been boating on the ocean in his new 21-foot Checkmate and was bringing it in toward the ramp when his best friend, Phillips, crashed into the side of the boat where he was standing.

Phillips’ 21-foot Godfrey pontoon boat nearly crashed into his head, the victim said, and the impact knocked him to the floor. The victim believed Phillips backed up and slammed into the boat again, this time damaging the motor.



Sunday, August 12, 2007

Man is in the hospital after a boating accident at Mayport Florida

Three adults and three children were thrown from their boat when it hit the south jetties at the mouth of the St. Johns river on Saturday. Terry Loman was pinned between the jetties and the boat. A good samaritan teamed up with the Coast Guard to help pull the family out of the water. The Coast Guard says Loman had severe lacerations to his chest. See this from Coast Guard News. Dwayne

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Yachts, drugs and a body in an old metal barrel

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Charles Maynard Wyatt had it all in the 1970s: a Florida waterfront mansion, luxury cars and an 88-foot pontoon boat called the "Double Ugly."

Even after he was convicted in the early 1980s in connection with one of the biggest marijuana smuggling rings in the United States, he kept up his lifestyle, investing in commercial real estate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before moving to Travis County in search of a quieter life, his friends said.

Then, in 1990, he disappeared, leaving few clues as to what happened.

His remains, along with a diamond ring he liked to wear, were finally found last September entombed in a 55-gallon concrete-filled metal barrel that surfaced on Lake Buchanan during a drought. The remains were identified in June.


Some mystery.......


Monday, August 06, 2007

Family boat explodes; 5 are injured

CONNELLY - A family of five from Stormville were severely burned Saturday afternoon in an explosion aboard a cabin cruiser on the Rondout Creek, Ulster County authorities said.

The victims, Brian Dodge, 50, Laura Dodge, 48, and Wyatt Dodge, 12, were airlifted from the Rondout Yacht Basin to the burn unit at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

The two other children, Matthew Dodge, 16, and Hannah Dodge, 18, were initially transported to Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, but were later airlifted to Westchester Medical Center due to the severity of their burns.

All five were reported to be in stable condition, but with serious burns.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Ulster County Arson Task Force, but it appears to be an accident, Undersheriff Frank Faluotico Jr.


Fueling with gasoline can be dangerous. The cause of this may not have been determined but it appears that it is fuel related.