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.

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VIDEO: Blue whales flip photog’s RIB in the Pacific

Commercial marine wildlife photographer Dale Frink had a close encounter of the worst kind on July 2 when a pair of blue whales surfaced beneath his inflatable boat, tossing him and the captain into the Pacific Ocean off San Diego.

VIDEO: Investigators seek cause of Florida boat crash

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.

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VIDEO: Three-boat crash kills four in Florida

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.”

VIDEO: Florida parasailing law follows 2013 accident

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.

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