In an opinion essay with the ominous headline, “Titanic Threats Still Lurk Today,” marine shipping expert Albert Buixadé Farré warns that a dramatic increase in Arctic shipping and cruise tourism, coupled with melting sea ice, makes a disaster of comparable proportions to the legendary RMS Titanic sinking a 21st century danger.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
Five years after the nation’s largest off-shore oil spill, the leaders of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery effort expressed a continued commitment to ensure that the Gulf of Mexico fully recovers from the disaster, saying the recovery is “by no means complete.”
A package of stricter laws to prevent boating under the influence recently took effect in Michigan.
An explosion and fire that injured a man at a marina in Brick Township, N.J., occurred because of a buildup of gas vapors before he used a heat gun.
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Houston-based subsidiary Titan Salvage and Italian engineering partner Micoperi recently received the International Salvage Union Meritorious Service Award for their execution of the largest maritime removal ever undertaken with the Costa Concordia.
Manatees and boats dodged each other relatively well in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Three teens boating on Tampa Bay in Florida on Sunday were saved by the 15-year-old captain, who reflexively directed his friends to put on safety jackets stowed nearby when the boat suddenly began to take on water.
Noted nightclub promoter Michael Capponi was hospitalized after crashing his 25-foot boat into a seawall in Miami.
Four fishermen were trapped in their boats for two hours Thursday when an ice floe surrounded them on Lake Erie.
A Canadian woman was killed when a gray whale crashed into a tourist boat as it returned from a short trip to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.