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.
Avoiding the Video-Game Syndrome
Relinquishing ongoing decision-making to a bunch of microprocessors can lead to an embarrassing grounding — or worse.
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.
Collision Avoidance 2.0
The single biggest advance since radar, AIS has come of age for recreational boats, allowing us to automatically communicate our course and speed with other vessels, and avoid accidents.
Danger in the New Shallows
With some inland lakes hitting unprecedented low water levels, boaters need to take extra precautions to keep their boats' bottoms clear of the bottom.
Avoiding Collisions with Big Ships
It seems straightforward. The best way not to get run over by a merchant ship is to get out of the way. Quickly.