Terrible cruise ship accidents as well as other accidents involving various types of watercraft happen in different places, such as lakes, canals, and oceans, these types of accidents usually happen very quickly and suddenly. Although a cruise vacation is meant to be fun and relaxing and personal boats such as yachts, small boats and jet ski’s are meant for recreation, unfortunately, catastrophic accidents do occur. When errors are made and poor judgment is used, many boats end up sinking, capsizing, or colliding with another boat or object. Even though cruise ship accidents are much larger and safer, therefore being less prone to a severe boating accident, other types of accidents are frequent, such as food poisoning, viruses, and slip and fall that can lead to lifelong injuries or even death.
There are many different boating regulations and laws that are implemented by each state, and some differ from each other, but they all have the same goal in mind: To protect the public’s safety. For instance, no matter which state you are in, it is unlawful to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol although each state may have its own separate BUI laws.
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