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.

Dealership remembers employee killed in boating accident

The owner of an Athens, Ala., bass boat dealership and service shop says employee Anthony Szozda, who died in a boating accident last week, had a love for the water and a love for people. “He makes everybody laugh — he jokes with everybody,” David Bailey, owner D and D Marine, told WHNT News. “When…more

Boating victim’s family ‘shattered’ by Hudson River crash

The parents of a bride-to-be killed in a boating accident on the Hudson River say poor lighting on a barge, not drunkenness, could have been responsible for the crash. In a statement issued the day before Lindsey Stewart’s funeral, her mother and stepfather and the parents of a second victim complained that there was a…more

Operator charged in New York boat crash

A New York man was charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault after a boat he was operating crashed into a barge on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge, killing two members of a wedding that had been scheduled for Aug. 10. Officials told the local ABC affiliate that the body of a…more

Andrea Doria sank 57 years ago today

Fifty-seven years ago today the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm and the Italian passenger ship Andrea Doria collided on the edge of a heavy fog bank off Nantucket, Mass., and the Andrea Doria sank within hours. The Stockholm crashed into the starboard side of the Andrea Doria near the middle, creating a large hole and breaking…more

Fisherman survives capsize caused by 230-pound tuna

A 54-year-old fisherman is safe after his 14-foot boat capsized as he was landing a 230-pound tuna in the ocean off Hawaii. When his boat capsized, Anthony Wichman’s leg was caught in the fishing line and he was dragged underwater. After freeing himself, he was able to get on top of the hull and call…more

Police patrols return to site of Michigan boating accident

This weekend was the first in nearly three years that the Oakland County (Mich.) Sheriff’s Department patrolled Sylvan Lake and the patrols returned because of a boating accident a week earlier that killed two children and left another in critical condition. Deputy Don Nolen told ABC affiliate WXYZ that a visible police presence makes people…more

Collision kills two children on Michigan lake

Two children are dead and another is in critical condition after a tube pulling the children on Sylvan Lake in Michigan was run over by another boat. Alex Mansour, 11, was pronounced dead on Sunday, and his sister Gabrielle Mansour, 6, died Monday. Their 10-year-old sister, Adriana Mansour, was in critical condition Monday evening at…more

Sea Tow reports busiest Fourth of July period in its history

With seven drownings and at least one close call, the Fourth of July was an especially dangerous weekend on North Texas lakes. A couple of cases involved party boats, and although only one has been linked to alcohol consumption, authorities are warning of the dangers of drinking and boating, according to the Dallas Morning News.…more

Boat owner helps in Chesapeake Bay rescue

In a dramatic early morning rescue on Wednesday, firefighters pulled to safety four people who had clung to a capsized motorboat for hours in waters off Deal Island in Maryland. “Four were hanging onto the side of a vessel when [Maryland] Natural Resources Police arrived,” Sgt. Brian Albert told The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times. “These…more

Boat crash on Oklahoma lake kills one

A man involved in a Fourth of July hit-and-run accident in Oklahoma that left two children injured and a man dead turned himself in on Monday. Troopers say a 1999 Crownline 20-foot ski boat driven by Ryan Shumway crashed into two other boats anchored together on Lake Eufaula during the holiday, according to News 9…more

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