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Three Dead in Cruise Ship Accident

Three Dead in Cruise Ship Accident January 14, 2012. By Heidi Turner.

At least three people are dead and as many as 70 more are unaccounted for following a cruise ship accident in Italy. It is not known what caused the cruise ship crash on Saturday, although officials have said that the cruise ship suffered a 160-foot gash along the hull. Among those who died in the boating accident were two French passengers and a Peruvian crewman.

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One American Dead In Mexican Tour Boat Accident

One American Dead In Mexican Tour Boat Accident July 4, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Baja, MX An American tourist is dead and five other people are missing following a boat accident off the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. A tour boat carrying 43 people capsized off the east coast of the peninsula, at 2:30 am on Sunday, according to the US Coast Guard, who is assisting Mexican authorities in search and rescue operations.
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Eight People Injured in Boat Accident in Virginia

Eight People Injured in Boat Accident in Virginia May 15, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Richmond, VA A man from New Kent, Virginia, has been arrested after a recent boat accident that injured eight people, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Boat Accident Leaves 52-Year-Old With Serious Injuries

Boat Accident Leaves 52-Year-Old With Serious Injuries September 14, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Hague, NY A Staten Island man was seriously injured in a recent boat accident that occurred on Lake George near Hague, New York.
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Two Bodies Pulled From Delaware River in Duck Boat Accident

Two Bodies Pulled From Delaware River in Duck Boat Accident July 9, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA The bodies of two Hungarian students were pulled from the water in the Delaware river after they drowned in a boat accident earlier this week.
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Two Missing in Delaware Boat Accident

Two Missing in Delaware Boat Accident July 7, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Delaware River, DL A boat accident on the Delaware River earlier today ended with all 37 passengers in the river. Two people on board have not been accounted for.
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Boating Accident Leaves One Dead

Boating Accident Leaves One Dead June 20, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Delaware, OH An man recently died of injuries sustained in a boating accident when two boats collided head-on in an Ohio state park.
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Boat Maker Ordered to Pay in Boating Accident

Boat Maker Ordered to Pay in Boating Accident May 2, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX A boat manufacturer was ordered by a federal jury to pay millions of dollars to a young man who lost part of his leg in a boating accident. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Brochtrup lost so much blood in the accident that he was clinically dead when he arrived at the hospital.
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Confederate Steamship Causes Tragic Boat Accident

Confederate Steamship Causes Tragic Boat Accident January 8, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Lolita, TX A terrible boating accident claimed the life of a Victoria man after the vessel he was riding was impaled by a confederate steamboat in the Navidad River.
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Rocking the Boat over Cruise Ship Accident

Rocking the Boat over Cruise Ship Accident November 22, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Calgary, ABMaritime laws vary widely, depending on which country has jurisdiction over the waters occupied by a vessel. There have been many historic disputes between countries over boating accidents, fishing rights and trespassing charges. The potential for jurisdictional dispute is especially high when an accident happens aboard a cruise ship, as was the case in 2007 when a Canadian woman slipped and fell while holidaying aboard a Carnival Cruise liner.
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