Navigational Charts: Submerged Objects & Obstructions
Do you know these lesser-known submerged object chart symbols? It would be a good idea to get up to speed.
TowBoatUS And The Case Of The Wayward Weather Buoy
After a seven-hour hunt, Captains Trey Tuggle and Jeremy Larson of TowBoatUS St. Augustine retrieve an errant weather buoy with a sea turtle attached.
Close Call: Boats Collide
The skipper of a 35-foot sailboat is lucky to be alive after a 37-foot charter fishing boat struck his boat at speed.
What Happens When You Run Aground And How To Avoid It
A longtime marine accident investigator shares tales of damage from his casebook — and tips on how to avoid being that guy stuck on the sandbar.
Striking A Submerged Object Claims Analysis
BoatUS Marine Insurance analysis of claims from boaters who've hit submerged objects offers good lessons.
Avoiding the Video-Game Syndrome
Relinquishing ongoing decision-making to a bunch of microprocessors can lead to an embarrassing grounding — or worse.