Drowning Accidents

How to Protect Yourself from Cold-Water Exposure

Recreational water activities are particularly popular during the summer months, including paddle boarding, parasailing, kayaking and waterskiing. Unfortunately, warm weather during the summer doesn’t always mean there will be warm water. Cold-water immersion can be deadly. Are you planning to enjoy recreational water activities this summer? The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recommends taking the … Continue reading How to Protect Yourself from Cold-Water Exposure

Eight Workers Injured in Boat House Explosion at Navy Base

Eight workers were injured in a boathouse explosion last week at a New Jersey Navy base while performing routine maintenance. One person was hospitalized with serious injuries while the other seven sustained only minor injuries, mostly consistent with smoke inhalation. An investigation into the cause of the explosion is still underway. According to USA Today, … Continue reading Eight Workers Injured in Boat House Explosion at Navy Base

NTSB Rules Poor Weather Planning, Mishandling of Life Rafts Cause of Trinity II Deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the Trinity II tragedy in 2011 was caused by inadequate weather preparations and ineffective use of lifesaving equipment. Four people were killed when the 94-foot jack-up lift boat was caught during Hurricane Nate. The crew abandoned the ship during the storm and two life rafts did … Continue reading NTSB Rules Poor Weather Planning, Mishandling of Life Rafts Cause of Trinity II Deaths

Officer in Charge of Queen of the North Ferry Found Guilty of Criminal Negligence

Former B.C. Ferries office Karl Lilgert has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death in the 2006 sinking of Queen of the North. The ferry struck an island off the northern coast of British Columbia and sunk, leaving two passengers still missing to this day. The ship struck the island due to a missed … Continue reading Officer in Charge of Queen of the North Ferry Found Guilty of Criminal Negligence

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