Two boaters were pulled from the Susquehanna River Monday after their boat overturned near Havre de Grace.
Get the ENTIRE story via 2 Boaters Rescued From Susquehanna River – Havre de Grace, MD Patch.
An 85-foot boat called the AEGIS spilled 15 to 20 gallons of diesel fuel into waters in Ego Alley Sunday morning, according to the Capital Gazette.
ENTIRE story via Boat Spills Diesel Fuel in Ego Alley – Annapolis, MD Patch.
White was navigating through the channel through Tangier Island without his radar on, Bull said. He said White did not know there was a 25-foot steel pole with a channel marker in his path; it was not lit. He said the channel marker was flattened when White ran it over.
via BOATING ACCIDENT: Pittsville man dies in vessel mishap off Tangier | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com.
FEDERALSBURG, Md. — Three boys, two cousins age 12 and their 8-year-old friend, drowned in Marshyhope Creek on the Eastern shore this past weekend. The three juveniles were reported missing at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. They were last seen at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday playing in the parking lot of the First Church of God on Bloomingdale Avenue at Old Denton Road. The Federalsburg Police conducted a preliminary search of the area with negative results.
Get the ENTIRE story via 3 Boys Drown in Marshyhope Creek in Federalsburg – Southern Maryland Headline News.
(Parents, keep an eye on your children if you live or visit close to water. Children are curious and do not think about safety. They learn that skill watching and learning from you. Our hearts reach out to these parents in their grief.)
This week is a cause for celebration. The Fourth of July holiday is just a couple of days away, if you are not off of work already. For those looking to enjoy the holiday on the water, they might want to be careful. July, particularly on Saturdays, is the most popular time when boating accidents occur on Maryland waters.
(Thanks for talking about this topic on your blog! BUI awareness! Do NOT drink and operate a vessel.)
Tragedy struck on two Minnesota lakes this week, with a 5-year-old boy drowning Tuesday in Chisago County and a man still missing Wednesday, two days after his unoccupied pontoon boat was found adrift in Forest Lake.
Get the ENTIRE story via 5-year-old drowns in Chisago County, his life jacket still on the dock | StarTribune.com.
(Not a Maryland death but it COULD be. Are your kids wearing their lifejackets when on the DOCK and on the BOAT. Are they? PLEASE don’t put your children at risk. Both of you – WEAR the lifejacket.)
Three children have died after being electrocuted while swimming on the Fourth of July, while another three youngsters were killed after drowning in a river during the holiday celebrations.
In separate lake tragedies during the nationwide U.S. celebrations, three children were killed by electric currents in Missouri and Tennessee, while three young siblings drowned in a river in Iowa.
Mail Online Blog has the ENTIRE story: Fourth of July tragedy: Three children die after being electrocuted while swimming as another three from same family drown | Mail Online.
Maryland Natural Resources Police on Sunday evening recovered the body of 26-year-old Angel Cerros in the Chesapeake Bay, off Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County.
Washington Post Local has the rest of the story: Md. Natural Resources Police recover body of boater storm swept into bay off Calvert Co. – The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON – In 1939, Congress established the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, which was later renamed the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1941. Through the years the Auxiliary has grown and changed, but we have always remained focused on our goals of saving lives through education and providing support to the U. S. Coast Guard.
As we now celebrate the anniversaries, both the 236th year of Independence of our country July 4, and recently the 73rd anniversary of the Auxiliary June 23, we need to focus on the pride we have as volunteers supporting our nation and working with the Gold side.
Volunteering is critical to the well – being of our country. We should all take pride in the 1,058,817 number of 99 hours dedicated by Auxiliarists and the 27 number of lives saved this year with 693 persons assisted since January 2012. On these anniversaries it is an excellent opportunity to show the spirit of the Auxiliary volunteerism and the dedication to supporting the Coast Guard.
We hold the Coast Guard in high esteem for their unwavering courage in their mission to save lives. Auxiliarists should take pride in their contributions of time and talent so the Gold Side can accomplish their mission.
I wish you all a happy anniversary and a summer safe on the water.
James E. Vass, Jr.
The following classes are scheduled for the 2012 boating season. All classes are taught by certified US Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Certificates of completion are presented to all persons who successfully pass the course. There are no age restrictions, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. To register for any course, contact our Public Education Staff Officer, Gary Smith at 410-326-8377 or fsope(dot)232(at)hotmail(dot)com. Check back often to see what classes are being added.
(The Solomons Flotilla teaches a number of boating-safety classes located in Southern Maryland. The link above takes you to there class schedule for 2012. Check their schedule often. Residents in the south end of Calvert County or in St Mary’s and Charles County may find the locations of these classes easier to reach from work and home.)