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.

Shipping expert predicts Titanic-level disaster in Arctic

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.

Stakeholders pledge support for Gulf oil-spill cleanup

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.”

Companies honored for Costa Concordia removal

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.

VIDEO: Manatee deaths by boat decline in Florida

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.

VIDEO: Teenager helps save friends as boat sinks

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.

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