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.

Tubing accident leads to calls for more regulations

The 16-year-old operator of a powerboat involved in a fatal accident Wednesday afternoon on Long Island Sound was licensed by the state of Connecticut and many in the state are calling for stricter regulations.

VIDEO: One dead in tubing accident on Long Island Sound

Sea conditions were excellent at midafternoon on a clear day Wednesday off Greenwich, Conn., on Long Island Sound when a 16-year-old girl was killed and another teenage girl was injured when they were run over by a boat, according to authorities.

New regulations sought after three-boat Florida crash

Following the Fourth of July crash on Florida’s Biscayne Bay that killed four and injured several others, an informal but passionate campaign to try to prevent future tragedies is evolving into an urgent plea for legislation to regulate boating in the area.

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