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What is General Maritime Law?

September 8, 2019

What is General Maritime Law?

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…

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June 24, 2016

Common Florida Boating Related Injuries

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….

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May 26, 2015

Florida Keys Prove Deadly for Boaters

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…

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June 17, 2013

Two-Boat Accident Sends Nine To The Hospital

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…

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September 4, 2012

Fort De Soto Park Boating Accident Leaves One Man with Serious Injuries

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,…

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May 22, 2012

May 19-25 National Safe Boating Week Emphasizes Wearing Life Jackets

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and associated partners — including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) — are kicking off National Safe Boating Week (NSBW), part of a national campaign to spread the message of safe and responsible boating to the American public. This year’s theme, “Wear it!” is encouraging everybody in…

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August 4, 2011

Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal Boating Accident on Black Creek

The father of one of two teens who died in a boating crash last February in Clay County has pled no contest to a charge of reckless boating. The man also pled guilty to an unrelated charge of DUI and could receive a year in jail when he is sentenced at the end of the…

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November 30, 2010

Boat Operator Involved in Fatal Florida Boating Accident Charged

A boat operator from Deltona, who was behind the wheel of one of two boats involved in a Memorial Day crash in Volusia County, could be charged with three counts of careless operation for the accident that led to the death of three people, including an unborn child, reports The Orlando Sentinel. An investigation by…

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