Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.

The $10 million yacht Baaden about one minute after the ill-fated launch.

A ‘breakdown in oversight’

The National Transportation Safety Board says the capsize of an 85-foot Northern Marine yacht during its launch last year was probably a result of the vessel’s low margin of stability. The board attributed the stability problem of the $10 million yacht, which was a complete loss, to the combined effects of a recording error during…more

Workers dismantle Costa Concordia in Italy

Nearly four years after the Costa Concordia wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on Jan. 13, 2012, 200 technicians are working to dismantle the cruise ship.

Boat crash kills four on Ohio River

Two young children and two adults were killed after their small boat, which was carrying six people, hit a Kentucky dam on the Ohio River.

Cause of capsize revealed for Northern Marine yacht

It took more than a year after an 85-foot Northern Marine yacht capsized upon launch, generating a video that went viral and prompting the company to close up shop, for an investigation to reveal why the boat tipped. Now authorities have ruled that the yacht likely sank because of its low margin of stability.

Michigan man dies of CO poisoning on boat

One person died and several more — including first responders — were treated for carbon monoxide exposure on a boat Sunday afternoon in Benton Harbor, Mich., according to local police.

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