Category Archives: Boating Accident

If you had a boating accident while out at sea, you need a personal injury lawyer who also practices maritime law.

Did Duck Boat Safety Issues Lead to the Boston Super Tours Shutdown?

The list of duck boat companies in Boston just got a little bit shorter. According to Boston magazine, Boston Super Tours closed its doors for good on October 30th. Boston Super Tours is the company behind Upper Deck Trolley Tours as well as Super Duck Tours, which was a competitor of Boston Duck Tours. However, unlike Boston Duck Tours, Super Duck Tours had yet to be involved in any incidents that raised questions about duck boat safety. Why Did Boston Super Tours Close? Super Duck Tours never had any major duck boat accidents, while Boston Duck Tours has had multiple incidents, including: A collision between a Boston Duck Tours boat and a scooter that claimed a 29-year-old woman’s life A Boston Duck Tours accident in Back Bay left a woman injured In addition to avoiding such safety problems, Super Duck Tours boats were more like buses than Boston Duck Tours…
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Will Refurbishing Dams and Seawalls Help Improve Boating Safety?

In early November, the state of Massachusetts introduced a program that will provide around $10 million in funding to refurbish seawalls and dams to improve boating safety. It is hoped that this funding will address the deterioration of coastal infrastructure that is critical to the safety of the region. Much of the funding, around $7.7 million, will go to protection projects for Plymouth, Salem, Marshfield, Yarmouth, Quincy and Scituate. Another $2.91 million will be used for safety upgrades for The Nature Conservancy, Attleboro, the Kestrel Land Trust, Holbrook, Fall River, the Sherwood Forest Lake District, Gardner, Westfield, Gloucester, Weymouth and the Jones River Watershed Association. The refurbishing projects will focus on engineering and construction necessary to repair seven dams, remove five dams and complete eight reconstruction projects designed to improve coastal protection throughout the area. How Will Updating Dams and Seawalls Improve Boating Safety? The following is a list of…
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A Marlin’s Major League Baseball Player Killed in a Boating Accident

Last month, a Miami Marlins Major League Baseball pitcher died in a tragic boating accident. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, which discovered the boat the next morning, the 32-foot boat crashed into a pile of rocks that formed a jetty and capsized, killing both the Marlin’s pitcher and two other men on board. Local police are still unsure if drunk boating was a factor. However, it was discovered that none of the men on board were wearing life vests. Things to Bear in Mind to Avoid a Boating Accident Boating is a fun recreational activity, but the consequences of boating accidents can be devastating. Here are somethings to bear in mind to keep you and your passengers safe when you’re out on the water. Nighttime boating is extremely dangerous and actually a lot harder than some may think, particularly for inexperienced boaters. Distances are particularly difficult to judge and…
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