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.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
Three teens boating on Tampa Bay in Florida on Sunday were saved by the 15-year-old captain, who reflexively directed his friends to put on safety jackets stowed nearby when the boat suddenly began to take on water.
Noted nightclub promoter Michael Capponi was hospitalized after crashing his 25-foot boat into a seawall in Miami.
Four fishermen were trapped in their boats for two hours Thursday when an ice floe surrounded them on Lake Erie.
A Canadian woman was killed when a gray whale crashed into a tourist boat as it returned from a short trip to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
The setting: Force 9 winds and 13-foot seas about 8 miles southeast of Stornoway, a fishing village on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
A Georgia man who was convicted of boating while intoxicated after his vessel hit a pontoon boat and killed two boys filed a petition for early release from prison, saying his “good behavior” has not been recognized.
Surveillance video was released of the boat that crashed into a popular beachfront restaurant south of Tampa, Fla., and barely missed hitting diners.
A 39-foot boat crashed into a restaurant in Ruskin, Fla., late Monday afternoon, injuring two people aboard.
A 43-foot Hinckley worth more than $1 million got stuck in a snowbank and tied up traffic Wednesday in Boston as it was being delivered to the Progressive New England Boat Show.