Boat Accidents

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Boating accidents are frighteningly common. Each year, hundreds of people are killed and thousand injured in boat accidents, which can occur anywhere and everywhere boats are found. Boats are commonly sailed on oceans, on rivers, and on lakes, and dependent upon the type of body of water, the most likely…

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An accident in Missouri on July 19th, 2018, left 17 dead, including nine members of one family. The duck boat capsized in a heavy storm, leaving rescue officials scrambling to save as many lives as they could. Sadly, the weather interfered with rescue efforts, and despite the best efforts of…

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Two people were left dead and three more seriously injured after a boating accident on the Piscataqua River on May 5th, 2018. The boat struck a buoy at high speed, launching one passenger into the water and causing significant injuries to the other passengers and the driver. One of the…

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Legislators in Florida are seeking to pass “Ellie’s Law,” an initiative that would require licensing and mandate training classes for operators of airboats. Though many types of marine vehicles already require drivers to be properly trained before transporting tourists, a loophole in existing laws failed to extend those requirements to…

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By this point, most people are well aware of the dangers of driving a car while under the influence. Drunk driving results in thousands of deaths every year across the country and most states and towns have cracked down on it, with significant sentencing requirements for people who get a…

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Boating accidents are extremely common, with over 4,000 incidents per year, according to the Coast Guard. Out on the open water is not the only time boat accidents occur. Boating accidents can occur in drydock, in the harbor, or while towing the boat. But one particularly dangerous time is when…

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A tragic accident on North Long Island is drawing attention to the training and age of trainers. In the incident, a twelve-year-old boy was taking boating lessons at the Centerport Yacht Club on July 18th, 2017. The victim was on an inflatable motorboat when he fell overboard and became entangled…

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With the first major heatwave of the summer hitting the Tri-State area and the rest of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, many people are relaxing on boats while trying to beat the heat. Recreational boating has continued to grow in popularity, which can only lead to an increase in boating accidents….

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