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.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
Authorities said an outing on New York’s Baldwin Bay turned deadly Sunday evening when a passenger who was in the water was struck by the boat’s propeller as an intoxicated operator started the engine.
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.
Sea conditions were excellent at midafternoon on a clear day Wednesday off Greenwich, Conn., on Long Island Sound when a 16-year-old girl was killed and another teenage girl was injured when they were run over by a boat, according to authorities.
A weekend boating accident in the Great Lakes region led investigators to arrest a 32-year-old skipper who now faces alcohol-related charges.
The Coast Guard worked Monday to right a 40-foot fishing boat that had capsized Sunday in Warren, R.I., and sank at its mooring.
A South Carolina organization is working to get boaters wearing life jackets, as that state and Georgia ranked in the top 10 for boating fatalities in the nation last year.
At about 11 a.m. today (Central European time zone) the Costa Concordia began its final voyage, a trip to Genoa, Italy, for scrapping, towed at an average speed of 2 knots.
BB&T marine lender Brian Durst was killed in a hit-and-run accident Monday as he changed his tire on the side of a Georgia interstate. He was 53.
After more than two years as a wrecked hulk of an eyesore on the scenic coast of an Italian island, the infamous cruise liner Costa Concordia was refloated on Monday.