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.

Wreckage of rescue aircraft found in ice after 70 years

What is believed to be the wreckage of the World War II-era Coast Guard J2F-4 amphibious Grumman Duck rescue aircraft, missing for 70 years with three men aboard, was recently located beneath ice near Koge Bay, Greenland. The Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Personnel Accounting Command said a comprehensive search by an expedition team of Coast…more

Massachusetts fishermen presumed lost at sea

The Coast Guard called off a search in Massachusetts Bay for the 45-foot scalloping boat Foxy Lady II and its crew of two about 6 p.m. Wednesday, ending the effort to find the vessel and its two crewmembers. Surviving family members say the Coast Guard personally informed them that the 25-year-old captain and his 50-year-old…more

Teenage sailor returns to water after collision

The world of competitive sailing has a feel-good story to enjoy as 2012 winds down. Just 10 months after brain surgery following a traumatic collision during a competition, teenage sailor Tess Lloyd is back to her winning ways. “I consider myself lucky every day now,” Lloyd, 17, told Australia’s Daily Telegraph as she prepared for…more

Fire destroys stored yachts in Australia

Fire investigators are examining the charred remains of at least 20 luxury cruisers that were destroyed Monday in a blaze at a storage shed south of Brisbane, Australia. At least two boats were reduced to ashes after fire tore through part of the storage shed at the Horizon Shores marina, according to the Brisbane Times.…more

Study: Dispersant worsened effects of Gulf oil spill

If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill were an ecological disaster, the 2 million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma…more

Rogue wave capsizes 45-foot cat in Florida

A Florida dive boat carrying 23 people on Thanksgiving Day capsized when a rogue wave hit, resulting in the death of a New Mexico woman. Nina Poppelsdorf, 54, was a manager at one of the nation’s leading research laboratories and was in Florida for a holiday dive trip with a nephew, authorities told the Associated…more

Environmental study points to overfishing in Gulf of Mexico

A Pew Environment Group study says that the Gulf of Mexico’s recreational fishing industry has lost millions of dollars in recent years because of overfishing. The organization that funded the study said the economic losses justify annual catch limits to help rebuild depleted populations of fish such as red snapper, gray triggerfish and greater amberjack,…more

Maryland lawmaker involved in BUI crash

A Maryland lawmaker who told police he was drinking alcohol while piloting a speedboat that collided with a vessel full of children, injuring four of them, did not have a recommended boater safety certificate. Delegate Donald H. Dwyer Jr., an Anne Arundel County Republican and an outspoken member of the state House Judiciary Committee, was…more

Couple drown in lake while saving dog

A Massachusetts couple boating on a lake drowned after jumping into the water to rescue their dog, who survived. The small dog, named Sadie, jumped into Hampton Ponds in Westfield on Monday night, prompting 64-year-old Donald Cyr to follow his pet into the lake, according to the Boston Globe. Police told The Westfield News that…more

Winch accident leads to shrimp-boat worker’s death

Coast Guard officials said the U.S. Department of Labor’s Alabama office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called in to help review the death of a 15-year-old shrimp boat worker. Authorities told Fox 10 television that 15-year-old Steven Branch, of Bayou La Batre, Ala., was killed Aug. 11 while working on the shrimp…more

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