Last weekend an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and a 19-year-old man in Ohio were killed while participating in a seemingly harmless activity — swimming near a boat dock.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
A sailing yacht that capsized last November near the Dominican Republic on its way from Chesapeake Bay to St. Maarten was found off the North Carolina coast near Morehead City.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was operating his speeding boat while under the influence of alcohol when it crashed into a jetty off the coast of Miami Beach last September, killing the 24-year-old All-Star player and his two passengers, investigators concluded.
Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, who had defected from Cuba at age 15 to come to the United States, was killed in what investigators believe was a high-speed boat crash. He was 24.
Twenty-six firefighters from the Newport (R.I.) Fire Department are receiving two days of special training today and Wednesday on fighting fires aboard yachts and ships, and in marinas and yacht yards.
Police arrested a Florida man in connection with a March 18 boat crash that killed two people and injured 10 others, saying he was drinking when the accident occurred.
A tearful Florida mother thanked rescuers for saving her toddler, who survived a boat capsize in an unlikely air pocket beneath the boat and with her life jacket still in place.
Jerry Greer, the son of country singer Craig Morgan, was found dead on Monday after a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.
The Sea Tow Foundation said it launched a new emergency beacon rental program, allowing boaters across the nation access to personal locator beacons and emergency position indicating radio beacons for rent.
A June 11 lightning strike sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to the offices of Tallahassee, Fla.-based BoatTrack — but like the software it develops, the company uses cloud-based technology and immediately resumed normal business operations.