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.

Connecticut lawmaker urges change in boat-operator age

Children as young as 12 can operate boats legally in Connecticut unsupervised as long as they complete an 8-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple choice test — something one state lawmaker wants to re-examine in the wake of a boating accident that left one teenager dead and another injured.

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.

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