Oh-Oh... What to Do if Your Sailboat Goes Aground
The grim instant a boat's keel bumps bottom could signal the beginning of a catastrophe with the typical grounding is somewhere in between.
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 To Do If Your Vessel Strikes A Submerged Object
Struck submerged object claims can be costly. If you can't avoid it, know what do if you hit something in the water.
Striking A Submerged Object Claims Analysis
BoatUS Marine Insurance analysis of claims from boaters who've hit submerged objects offers good lessons.
Navigational Hazards or a Hazard to Navigation?
An experienced marine-accident investigator who has seen it all explains how it's easier to probe a case involving a hazard to navigation than one where the skipper is the primary navigational hazard.
Keeping a Proper Lookout
Rule 5 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) expressly requires that every vessel maintain a proper lookout by every means available in order to reduce conditions for catastrophe.