Archive for October 2013

Michael Meyer 2011 Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Propeller Accident

Michael Meyer, about 65, was on a Caribbean cruise with his wife and another couple at St. Lucia on March 10, 2011. As with many cruise ship destinations, a host of vendors provide tours to local sites, or provide packaged experiences (scuba diving, snorkeling, historical site visits, scenic tours, adventure tours, etc.). Some of those […]

Updated List of Pontoon Boat Bow Riding / Over the Bow Propeller Accidents

We recently spent quite a bit of time updating our May 2013 list of Pontoon Boat Bowriding propeller accidents. Since creating the list in May 2013, we have become aware of or identified approximately 45 more over the bow pontoon boat propeller accidents. In addition to adding many new accidents, we also cleaned the list […]

David Schulman representative of the Estate of Casey Schulman v. Semester at Sea, et al.

We previously covered the Casey Schulman propeller accident. The 20 year-old young woman from Falls Church, Virginia was struck and killed by the propeller of a snorkel tour boat while visiting the Caribbean island of Dominica as part of a University of Virginia Semester at Sea program. Her father, David Schulman, filed a lawsuit in […]

Boating Industry Provides Misleading Propeller Accident Statistics

The boating industry has a long history of misleading the public and authorities by providing recreational boat propeller accident counts much lower than the official accident statistics provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. Several of these instances result from the industry falsely using Event 1 only statistics to represent the total number of propeller accidents, […]

BBC Boat Kill Cord Investigative Report

“Inside Out South West” on BBC aired about a ten minute investigative report on boat kill cord safety in the UK on Monday evening September 30, 2013. If you have not yet seen the video, details for viewing it through approximately Monday October 6th are on our announcement of the broadcast. If you are still […]