One of the most confusing aspects of law revolves around the waterways. Most people assume that the laws of the high seas are just like regular laws, but that is not the case. There is a rich history behind the making of maritime law. Unfortunately, few of these laws are actually in the federal or…Read More
What is General Maritime Law?
Boating is a relaxing pastime, especially during the summer months. However, it is essential to be aware of the risks and responsibilities. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as boaters and as passengers will make it safer for you on the water. Florida Boating Accidents Many boating accidents can be prevented by following basic safety precautions….Read More
The number of fatal boating accidents in Florida is on the rise. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there were 73 boating-related deaths in Florida in the year 2014. That is an increase of 18 percent from the 62 boating deaths that occurred in Florida the previous year. According to a Keys…Read More
A two-boat accident in the waters off Biscayne National Park sent nine people to the hospital with injuries varying from minor to serious. A spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) described the crash as “a violent collision.” He went on to state that it was fortunate that nobody was killed in…Read More
Investigators for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) are investigating a boating accident that resulted in one man being rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Although details of the boating accident are still sketchy, FWC has described the boating accident as being “alcohol-related.” According to FWC, at about 6 p.m. on August 31,…Read More
A 28-year-old Connecticut woman plummeted to her death while parasailing in Pompano Beach when the harness that attached her to the sail failed. The woman was riding tandem with her 31-year-old husband when she dropped some 200 feet into the ocean. After being rushed to Broward Health North, she was pronounced dead. Investigators from the…Read More