Accidents

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

Study: Recreational anglers could get oil-spill compensation

A University of Florida study says recreational fishermen who normally fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost as much as $585 million from lost opportunities in 2010, the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and could be entitled to compensation.

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VIDEO: Fire engulfs boat in California harbor

Fire heavily damaged a boat docked Wednesday in the harbor at Monterey, Calif., threatening others nearby and providing a water show for people who were visiting the city for Monterey Car Week.

Connecticut lawmaker urges change in boat-operator age

Children as young as 12 can operate boats legally in Connecticut unsupervised as long as they complete an 8-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple choice test — something one state lawmaker wants to re-examine in the wake of a boating accident that left one teenager dead and another injured.

Tubing accident leads to calls for more regulations

The 16-year-old operator of a powerboat involved in a fatal accident Wednesday afternoon on Long Island Sound was licensed by the state of Connecticut and many in the state are calling for stricter regulations.

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