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June 2018 Archives

Is it safe to go parasailing while at the beach?

Tourists flock to sunny Florida year-round, but the greatest influx of vacationers to the Panhandle region is during the summer months. "No Vacancy" signs on beachfront motels become common as tourists crowd the beaches and spend their dollars on local entertainment.

How unsafe it can be to operate personal watercraft in Florida

Sea-Doos and jet skis are the go-to personal watercraft of many looking to cool down on a hot Florida day. The thrill that someone gets from riding one of these is not all that different from what a motorcyclist feels when he or she takes to an open highway. Jet ski operators enjoy the feeling moving fast on the top of the waves, being sprayed by salt water and having the wind blowing around them.

New report cites top safety concerns when boating in Florida

Boating accidents are a common cause of injury and even death. Florida has the highest number of boating accidents by far--nearly twice as many as California, which has the second highest amount in the country. More concerning still is that boating accidents in Florida are on the rise: 2017 marked an all-time high of such tragedies.

Florida seaman's rights under the Jones Act

The Jones Act, which is also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal law that regulates many aspects related to the use of United States merchant marine ships. This includes how they're utilized either during a national emergency or time of war. Basic details regarding their use are detailed in 46 USC § 50101 and § 50102.

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