Vietnam veteran Tony Veasey used all of his savings from retirement to buy a 41-foot Hatteras, but during his first day on the water in Stuart, Fla., the boat caught fire — and is likely beyond repair.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
A 44-year-old Washington man was charged with waterfront homicide after the boat he was operating slammed into another on the Fourth of July, presumably killing a man and critically injuring two other people.
Sea Tow Services International reported a 47 percent increase in the volume of calls for assistance that its national 24-hour dispatch center received during the four-day Fourth of July weekend from the same period last year.
Thirteen people were injured in a flash fire on a boat that was refueling at a marina on Maryland’s Solomons Island.
An adventurous Labrador retriever had to be rescued after she jumped into a kayak and floated toward the open ocean in northern Scotland.
A man died and eight others were rescued after their pontoon boat went over a Maryland dam Saturday.
Authorities in northern Indiana say a 3-year-old died after falling off the back of a pontoon boat.
A Canadian party cruise ship didn’t quickly help a man who fell overboard Saturday night on Lake Ontario, a passenger on the cruise said.
A baby was taken to a Minnesota hospital after a boat carrying six people, including a 4-month-old and a 5-year-old, hit a submerged tree and threw its occupants overboard.
Back-to-back jetboat accidents on a river in Vancouver, B.C., — one that claimed the life of a well-known fly fishing expert — are prompting some to call for a powerboat ban on the river.