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May 2017 Archives

Two boats collide on Intracoastal Waterway

Two boats crashed into each other on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, leaving two people with life threatening injuries and two others with injuries that were not life threatening, but nonetheless required hospitalization. The recreational boating accident is still under investigation, but what is clear at this time is that the people riding in the two boats knew each other and were riding together.

Fight back when you suffer on the seas

Imagine being a dock worker and dealing with dangerous conditions at your workplace that threaten your safety. Or what if you worked on a cruise ship and the cruise ship operator knowingly allowed the ship to go out on the sea in dangerous shape. How about oil rig workers? What if the equipment that they work with on a daily basis fails, causing them severe injuries? And what about recreational boaters who take their boats, jet skis and yachts out on the sea? What if they get into an accident and a family friend or colleague suffers due to their negligent operation of the vehicle?

Report shows failings in Melbourne cruise ship accident

A report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) found that a recent accident in a port that involved a cruise ship could have been prevented. The accident occurred in January, when a cruise ship with 120 passengers on board broke free of its moorings and crashed into the pier. The ship was then stranded in the pier for several days as crew members and dock workers attempted to fix the situation. The passengers were stranded in the city of Melbourne during this time. It doesn't appear that anyone was injured in the incident.

Sea wall breached after ship loses control, crashes

A stunning video shows a large ship slowly approaching a sea wall before ultimately colliding with the wall and causing massive damage. The ship, called the Volcan de Tamasite, was supposed to travel from Tenerife to Las Palmas but during the trip there was a power outage on the ship that temporarily disabled the pilot's ability to steer the ship. It careened out of control and eventually barreled into a sea wall. A large section of the wall broke apart, but it doesn't appear to have caused any massive water spillage.

Jet ski accident leaves man unconscious

A jet ski accident in Miami Beach left one person unconscious and another embodying the term "Good Samaritan" as he drove his boat to the injured jet skier and brought him aboard. The accident happened in the middle of the day and there are few answers right now as to how or why this accident occurred. What we do know is that the unconscious victim was also with a friend, who signaled to boaters in the area that they were in need of help. The unconscious victim was taken to a hospital, and his condition is not known.

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