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Personal Watercraft Safety

By Michael Gerard
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30% of all boating accidents in the United States involve Personal Watercraft (PWC). According to the NTSB, in 84% of these accidents, the operator was inexperienced and had not received education or…

See & Be Seen: Tips for Small Boats on Crowded Waters

By Bartley J. Eckhardt, P.E.
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Collisions between non-powered recreational watercraft (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, etc.) and faster, wind or motor powered vessels can be catastrophic for passengers in the slower vessel. Any…

Preserving Marine GPS Data

By Robson Forensic
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In this article, the digital forensics experts at Robson Forensic discuss the use of GPS data within marine disputes. The discussion includes the proper collection, preservation, and analysis of data.…

Personal Watercraft Anatomy

By Robson Forensic
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In this article, the maritime experts at Robson Forensic provide an introduction into the anatomy of a personal watercraft, as well as some of the operational issues that are commonly central to cases…

Visibility Factors in Small Boat Collisions Research

By Bartley J. Eckhardt, P.E.
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This study examined powered craft operators’ ability to identify a kayak under differing visibility conditions. The kayaker was either wearing a dark PFD or a fluorescent shirt over the PFD, and…