All kinds of seagoing vessels, such as boats, ships, ferries, and personal watercraft like jet skis, can be involved in boat accidents.
Nearly 5,000 boat accidents were recorded by the US Coast Guard in 2006.
The owner and operator of a boat have a duty to take all reasonable precautions to reduce the possibility of an accident and injuries to swimmers.
Tragedies can happen and individuals can get harmed or killed if they don't take the necessary precautions.
The majority of boating accidents involve collisions with other vessels
Unfortunately, collisions involving two or more vessels can result in permanent damage and suffering.