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.

Suspicious fire engulfs boats at Boston-area marina

Fire investigators are looking into reports of recent break-ins at a Boston area marina where five boats and a personal watercraft went up in flames early Sunday morning. “Boat fires are notoriously tough, you know, we save it at the waterline and that’s pretty much where we get it,” Lynn (Mass.) Fire Department Chief Arthur…more

Boat theft thwarts fishing trips for veterans

Whoever stole a 20-foot boat Friday probably didn’t know it was intended to take wounded veterans on free fishing trips, but the fact that the theft happened so close to Veterans Day increased the blow. A 20-foot North River boat that was stolen from retired 7-Eleven executive Jeff Mason’s driveway in Washington state was to…more

Nordhavn 76 sinks after catching fire in England

A $6.8 million Nordhavn 76 superyacht owned by a New Zealand businessman sank after catching fire in England. The Kahu, a 76-foot vessel, caught fire and subsequently sank last week while moored at a marina in the Isle of Wight, according to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, which published several pictures of the burning vessel. The…more

Foam problem cited in British duck boat accidents

A problem with foam used to provide buoyancy was at the center of two recent duck boat accidents in England that saw one tourist vessel sink and another catch fire. The incidents — one in Liverpool in June and one on the River Thames in London in September — resulted in passengers, including small children,…more

Marina fire destroys boats in Tennessee

Six boats were destroyed Sunday in a marina fire in Nashville, Tenn. Two sank and four others were damaged beyond repair. One boat spilled oil and fuel into the water, so crews set out absorbent pads to try to keep those chemicals from spreading in Percy Priest Lake, according to WSMV, a Nashville NBC affiliate.…more

Fire engulfs waterfront in South Carolina city

The city of Georgetown, S.C., suffered a major blow to part of its historic waterfront when a fire broke out Wednesday morning. By 6 a.m., about a half hour after it began, the fire had engulfed seven historic buildings, including restaurants and bars, a favorite children’s store, a bookstore and a florist shop as well…more

Discovery Channel special focuses on Costa Concordia

The Discovery Channel will air a special this week on salvaging the Costa Concordia, broadcasting the documentary in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. In January 2012, the Concordia ran aground, leaving 32 people dead. The vessel remains on Italy’s coast, where long-planned salvage efforts began this week. The ship is the…more

Costa Concordia salvage operation under way

A complex system of pulleys and counterweights began lifting the Costa Concordia cruise ship today from its side on the Tuscan reef where it capsized in 2012. The anxiously awaited operation has never been attempted before on such a huge liner, according to the Associated Press. At 114,000 tons, the vessel is twice the size…more

Boat vs. train doesn’t end well

Of all the ways to wreck your boat, getting sideswiped by a locomotive is far down the statistical list. Just don’t tell that to the Ohio man who became stuck at a railroad crossing while trailering his boat to his waterfront property along the Ohio River near Foster, Ky. “He said he had not had…more

Two killed in boat crash during poker run

Investigators believe excessive speed was a factor in the deaths of two Missouri men whose boat crashed during the annual Lake Cumberland Poker Run last weekend in Kentucky. Jeffrey T. Asbell, 47, and Bradley D. Smith, 39, both of Joplin, were ejected from the boat. An official with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department told…more

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