As investigators pieced together one of the deadliest recreational boating accidents they’ve ever seen in South Florida, on Monday they added alcohol to the list of possible factors contributing to a crash that killed four people and injured eight more.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
The Miami-Dade Firefighters Union is calling the response to a three-boat collision on July 4 that killed four people and injured eight more inadequate, blaming budget cuts for sidelining fireboats in 2011.
The Costa Concordia capsizing is now expected to cost the owners of the cruise ship more than $2 billion.
A three-boat crash July 4 in Florida’s Biscayne Bay killed four and sent a dozen to area hospitals following a fireworks display in a scene rescuers called “as chaotic as chaotic could be.”
On the one-year anniversary of a July 1, 2013, parasailing accident in Panama City Beach, Fla., that critically injured two Indiana teens, a state law that prohibits parasailing in certain weather conditions and requires companies to carry insurance went into effect.
It was a bizarre day in Newport Beach, California, when a man stole an 80-foot yacht and nearly made a clean getaway, though he ran onto a breakwall, raided the yacht’s liquor cabinet and ran out of fuel.
Tubing is a favorite activity of families during the summer, but researchers warn that boaters need to be careful when towing riders.
Fire gutted a 112-foot steel-hulled yacht valued at $24 million at a California boatyard last week.
The New York man who was driving a boat that crashed into a barge on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge, leaving two people dead, pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
Salvage workers are getting the cruise ship Costa Concordia ready for its final voyage.