boating http://michiganradio.org en Coast Guard tops in drunken boating arrests http://michiganradio.org/post/coast-guard-tops-drunken-boating-arrests <div>MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Coast Guard says officers with </span>Marblehead<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013.</span></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:19:21 +0000 Associated Press 17216 at http://michiganradio.org Coast Guard tops in drunken boating arrests In this morning's news: Deadline for Detroit creditors, drunken boating, sea lamprey survey http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-deadline-detroit-creditors-drunken-boating-sea-lamprey-survey <p><strong>Deadline for objecting Detroit bankruptcy arrives</strong></p><p>“Banks, bond insurers, employee pension systems and others who believe they are owed money by Detroit are up against the clock to legally voice opposition to the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. A federal judge set today as the eligibility objection deadline in the bankruptcy petition by Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevin Orr,” the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Drunken boating still a problem on the Great Lakes</strong></p><p>“The U.S. Coast Guard says boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a serious problem on the Great Lakes. Personnel stationed on the lakes had issued 89 citations for drunken boating this year through Aug. 13. That's up from 84 during the same period in 2012. Alcohol is a leading cause of fatal boating accidents. Penalties for piloting a boat while drunk can reach $5,000,” the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Feds to survey the Detroit River for sea lamprey</strong></p><p>“A team with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will estimate the abundance of <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/feds-survey-detroit-river-invasive-lamprey">sea lamprey in the Detroit River </a>this month to determine what control measures might be needed. Lampreys attach to fish and use their sharp teeth dig through a fish's scales and skin and feed on blood and body fluids. The average lamprey will destroy up to 40 pounds of fish. Crews have kept lamprey numbers under control by applying a specially designed poison to streams where they lay eggs,” according to the Associated Press.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:45:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14044 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Deadline for Detroit creditors, drunken boating, sea lamprey survey Drunken boating remains problem on Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/drunken-boating-remains-problem-great-lakes <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a serious problem on the Great Lakes.<br><br>Personnel stationed on the lakes had issued 89 citations for drunken boating this year through Aug. 13. That's up from 84 during the same period in 2012.<br><br>The Coast Guard's district office in Cleveland says the numbers are better than they were a decade ago. Even so, they're worried about an uptick in recent years, especially since it's likely that many violators are not being caught.<br> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 18:23:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14040 at http://michiganradio.org Drunken boating remains problem on Great Lakes 6 things to know to stop invaders from hitchhiking on your boat http://michiganradio.org/post/6-things-know-stop-invaders-hitchhiking-your-boat <p>There are more than 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan, and a lot of us love to take boats out on them. But invasive species also like to catch a ride on boats, and that’s a major way they get from one lake to another.</p><p>You might see people wearing blue t-shirts when you go to a boat launch this summer. They’re with the program <a href="http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/explore/native-and-invasive-species/clean-boats-clean-waters/">Clean Boats Clean Waters</a>, and they want to show you a few things about where invasive species like to hide out.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:24:02 +0000 Rebecca Williams 13442 at http://michiganradio.org 6 things to know to stop invaders from hitchhiking on your boat Michigan lawmakers seek to drop BAC limit for boaters http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-seek-drop-bac-limit-boaters <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan boaters and snowmobilers would be held to the same drunken driving standards as drivers under legislation introduced in the state House.<br><br>The bipartisan package of bills was introduced by Republican Reps. Matt Lori of Constantine and Dave Pagel of Berrien Springs and Democratic Rep. Andrew Kandrevas of Southgate. The legislation would set the legal blood-alcohol limit for boat, snowmobile and off-road vehicle operators at 0.08 percent.<br> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:12:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11942 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan lawmakers seek to drop BAC limit for boaters