If you own a boat, there is plenty you must know in order to operate it safely when on the waters in Gulf Breeze. It's entirely possible that you could leave in the morning for an excursion with the weather completely fine and then it changes dramatically in the middle of your trip. Here are some safety tips for boating through a storm.
General Maritime Law calls for a vessel's owner to ensure that the workplace they provide for their employees is safe. If they violate this duty, then it allows the injured worker to file an unseaworthiness claim.
Hurricane season is now officially half the year -- from the beginning of June through the end of November. Of course, hurricanes can and do occur outside of this period. Therefore, if you want to make your next vacation a cruise, it may be hard to schedule one at a time when running into a hurricane or severe storm isn't a possibility -- particularly if you have kids and need to sail during the summer.
There are many reasons that thousands of individuals take cruises to popular vacation hot spots each year. One of those reasons is that cruises are all-inclusive. Passengers don't have to worry about booking a hotel, making restaurant reservations or coming up with things to do. It's all done for them. What you often don't hear much about on the news though is just how dangerous cruise ships can be.
If you have not yet been on a cruise, the projected numbers indicate that you may soon be. The Cruise Lines International Association has forecasted that just over 27 million people will go on a cruise in 2018. That number is a five percent increase from the year before. This trend continues a growth for of the cruising industry that expanded 20 percent from 2011 to 2016.
A South Florida mother is remembering the life of her son by creating an artificial reef that will provide shelter for sea wildlife. The woman's son died in a boating accident approximately three years ago, and the reef is a way for the mother to keep the memory of her son alive.