A public boat ramp in Tacoma, Wash., is now closed after seven people have died in the course of 20 years.
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 in Wisconsin’s Racine County recovered a Milwaukee man’s 45-foot yacht — named Annie Mac after his mother — after it was stolen during Mother’s Day weekend.
A yacht that capsized last May, leaving four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic, could have been affected by structural weaknesses, a report said.
Two people are dead and at least four were missing after as many as 10 boats capsized this weekend in Mobile Bay, Alabama.
In an opinion essay with the ominous headline, “Titanic Threats Still Lurk Today,” marine shipping expert Albert Buixadé Farré warns that a dramatic increase in Arctic shipping and cruise tourism, coupled with melting sea ice, makes a disaster of comparable proportions to the legendary RMS Titanic sinking a 21st century danger.
Five years after the nation’s largest off-shore oil spill, the leaders of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery effort expressed a continued commitment to ensure that the Gulf of Mexico fully recovers from the disaster, saying the recovery is “by no means complete.”
A package of stricter laws to prevent boating under the influence recently took effect in Michigan.
An explosion and fire that injured a man at a marina in Brick Township, N.J., occurred because of a buildup of gas vapors before he used a heat gun.
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Houston-based subsidiary Titan Salvage and Italian engineering partner Micoperi recently received the International Salvage Union Meritorious Service Award for their execution of the largest maritime removal ever undertaken with the Costa Concordia.
Manatees and boats dodged each other relatively well in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.