Category: Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents Are On The Rise

June 6, 2018 | Category: Boating Accidents

The 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report was issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday, May 16. In its press release, FWC reported that there was nearly a 14 percent increase in accidents during 2017.

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Boat Fires - Who Is At Fault?

February 5, 2018 | Category: Boating Accidents

On Sunday, January 14, 2018 a ferry boat, which was carrying passengers to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast, caught fire. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse of the U.S. Coast Guard said that investigators will determine a cause for Sunday night's fire and will examine the history of the boat and the company, Tropical Breeze Casino.  

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Boating Safety Tips for Florida's Waters

October 9, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents

It is no surprise that Florida leads the nation in boating accidents because Florida has the highest number of registered boats in the United States. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida reported 671 boating accidents in 2016, the most in the United States.

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Nighttime Boating Negligence

August 31, 2017 | Category: Boating Accidents

Florida has the second largest coastline in the United States (at 1,350 miles) and extensive freshwater river and lake systems throughout the state.  In conjunction with yearlong warm weather, this makes Florida the premier destination for recreational boating in the nation, but it also creates an environment ripe for boating accidents.  In a 2015 report conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Florida was found to have the largest number of registered recreational boating...

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