Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Who needs it? You do. Many boaters are on the water without adequate insurance coverage or none at all. In today's world, that's a bad idea. Although few, if any states require boats to be insured like automobiles, it's a good idea if you have anything more than a minimal investment in it. If you have a loan with the boat as collateral, their lender usually will require you to keep the boat insured. However, this may not be sufficient to protect you since they are only interested in getting their money if tragedy strikes.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
A UM research ship ran aground on a coral reef last month but never reported the damage. The school now faces potentially heavy penalties and costs.
The University of Miami's marine research ship struck and stuck fast on a shallow reef in Biscayne National Park, then cruised on without reporting the incident. The university and the ship's captain both could face potentially heavy penalties for the grounding, which left the 96-foot F.G. Walton Smith wedged on a patch of coral for about an hour just southeast of Elliott Key last month.
Friday, November 16, 2007
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old man from a vessel approximately 100-miles south of Lake Charles, La., this afternoon. A watchstander at Air Station New Orleans received a call at 9 a.m., from the Eighth District Command Center, reporting that a crewman working on the vessel Midnight Brave had been injured and was requesting a medevac.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The crew of the ship that leaked 58,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay has been ordered to appear before a federal grand jury. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the U.S. attorney's office is convening the grand jury to look into potential criminal violations.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
44-year-old Jacksonville man who became ill aboard a tugboat off the coast of North Carolina was hoisted from the boat by a Coast Guard helicopter Wednesday and taken to a Myrtle Beach hospital, authorities said. George Erwin was taken from the boat after experiencing swelling caused by diabetes, according to the Coast Guard. The 80-foot tugboat Socrates was in 10-foot seas about 40 miles east of Cape Fear, N.C., when the Coast Guard was called. A helicopter from Air Facility Charleston diverted from a training exercise and a rescue swimmer was dropped onto the boat. Erwin was placed in a hoist basket and lifted from the boat just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, according to the Coast Guard. Dana Treen