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.

Sailing crew rescues Golden Gate Bridge jumper

A California sailing regatta crew was in the right place at the right time — long before their race had begun. Scott Walecka, 56, of Santa Cruz, was motoring his 38-foot Sydney 38, named Animal, toward San Francisco Bay Monday afternoon to prepare for today’s Spinnaker Cup racing in Monterey when his daughter Hilary, 23,…more

Family of HMS Bounty deckhand sues ship owners

In a move that seemed inevitable, the fight to point blame in the deadly last voyage of the HMS Bounty is headed for federal court. Family members of deckhand Claudene Christian, one of two crewmembers who died in the sinking, filed a $90 million lawsuit last week against the owners of the three-masted square-rigger, which…more

Report says marine deaths hit record low in 2012

The Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics on Monday, revealing that boating fatalities last year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. There were 651 boating deaths last year, a decline of 14.1 percent from 758 in 2011, and there were 3,000 injuries, down 2.6 percent from 3,081 the previous…more

Cargo ships collide in the Mediterranean Sea

A cargo ship sank off southern Greece within minutes of colliding with another freighter in fair weather Monday, leaving two Syrian seamen dead and eight others missing, officials said. Seven sailors were rescued. Investigators are attempting to determine why the 419-foot Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged Consouth collided with the 439-foot Cook Islands-flagged Pirireis in the Mediterranean…more

Prosecutors seek charges against Costa Concordia crew

An Italian judge began hearing a request on Monday to send the former captain of the Costa Concordia and five other ship’s officers to trial over the accident that sank the liner with the loss of 32 lives in January 2012. Prosecutors are seeking to have the 52-year-old captain, Francesco Schettino, tried on charges that…more

Both captains charged after Hong Kong crash

A high-profile, high-fatality marine accident in Hong Kong yielded a dramatic decision: The captains of both vessels are charged with manslaughter. Hong Kong police charged the men Thursday in connection with a ferry collision last year that killed 39 people in the city’s worst maritime disaster in decades. A commuter ferry and a company boat…more

Costa Concordia owner agrees to pay $1.3 million penalty

Costa Cruises, the unit of Carnival Corp. that owned and operated the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, accepted a 1 million euro ($1.31 million) fine to settle potential criminal charges in connection with last year’s deadly accident off the coast of Italy. “This is a balanced decision,” Costa Cruises lawyer Marco De Luca said after…more

Sailrace accident kills one in California

The sailing community is mourning the third fatal sailracing accident in less than a year after a Columbia Carbon 32 named Uncontrollable Urge, apparently adrift with a failed rudder, broke apart last Friday in 8-foot surf on the rocky coast of California’s San Clemente Island. After failing to secure an anchor, the six crewmembers abandoned…more

Marine-related robberies crop up across U.S.

A spate of marine robberies around the country indicates that although the economy is slowly improving, it might not be rebounding quickly enough for some. From copper wiring and aluminum boat docks sold for scrap, to yellow pine for repairing boats, to boats themselves, several robberies occurred in January, according to news reports. In Yorktown,…more

Costa Concordia captain fights firing in court

A court is deciding whether to indict a cruise ship captain on a manslaughter charge after an accident left 32 dead — during which the captain allegedly steered the ship off course to perform a “stunt” and was flirting with women in the moments leading up to the crash. Meanwhile, Francesco Schettino, the captain of…more

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