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.

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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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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