Archive for April 2013

Casey Schulman’s Family Seeks Justice in Dominica

Casey Schulman, a University of Virginia (UVA) student, was killed December 1, 2012 by the propeller of an excursion vessel in Dominica while on a UVA “Semester at Sea” program. We covered the accident at Student Killed by Propeller in Dominica. As is frequently the case at water tourism destination sites outside the U.S., the […]

Sarah Roderick: Girl Killed in Lake Havasu Pontoon Boat Propeller Accident

Sarah Marie Roderick, age 8 of Cottonwood Arizona, was on Lake Havasu in a rented pontoon boat on Monday afternoon April 21, 2013. About 3:40pm her father was driving the 24 foot 2000 Premier pontoon boat with his wife and their four children aboard. They were at the Salt Basin area in Mohave County and […]

Musical Tributes to Propeller Accident Victims

We have seen some inspiring video/music tributes to deceased boat propeller accident victims as well as some songs written in their honor, and videos of deceased victims performing. We gathered some of those works to this page. Charlie Hutton Charlie Hutton, a 14 year old boy in the UK, was fatally struck in July 2012. […]

New Category Created to Cover Propeller Victim Memorials

Families and friends of propeller accident victims have memorialized their loved ones in many ways. Among the most popular ways is creating a website or FaceBook page in their memory. Another way is creating audio visual presentations of their life, some of which are used at funerals. Funerals themselves are a way we memorialize our […]

Barhanovich vs. C.F. Bean & Archer Western Contractors

Jerrie Barhanovich, widow of Mark Barhanovich filed suit against C.F. Bean and Archer Western Contractors in the death of her husband resulting from a boating accident in which his boat allegedly struck a dredge pipe. We previously covered the accident in Mark Barhanovich Boat Propeller Accident at Deer Island Near Biloxi, MS: Dredge Pipe Strike?. […]

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia Fined in Boat Accident

On 31 July 2009, UNSW (Australia) School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences was conducting a field trip in Darling Harbor. Students were to visit sites within the harbour using an outboard powered RIB and move on to other nearby destinations. The boat operator (a University research assistant with a boat operator license) was turning […]

RYA Updates Position Statement on Propeller Guards

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recently updated their position statement on the use of propeller guards. The well known national UK boating association replaced their 6 May 2009 one page statement, Guidance on Prop Guards, with: A three page document titled Guidance on Prop Guards for Recreational Boaters dated 28 February 2013 A two page document […]

Propeller Safety Year in Review 2013

A review of the major propeller safety events in 2013 including safety meetings, accidents, legal cases, deaths of those involved in the movement, statistics, patents, articles published, public service announcements, anniversaries, regulations, and other related events.