Slip and fall accidents occur with regularity on cruise ships. One defense that all the major cruise lines assert in such claims is that they did not have the requisite notice that the deck was wet and slippery.
On Saturday at about 10:30 p.m. a 31-foot catamaran operated by Max Irvine, 36, collided into a 22-foot Twin Vee Center console boat operated by Andre Neves, 37. The two boat operators were friends and had agreed to meet at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale. According to witnesses, the catamaran was following the Twin Vee at a speed of 40 to 50 mph and it came up behind the Twin Vee, cut from right to left and took out the Twin Vee. It appears that the Twin Vee was idling as it was approaching the sports bar. Per rescue crews, the catamaran straddled the Twin Vee.
On Sunday, three boating incidents in the waters of Broward and Miami-Dade left a total of 11 people hospitalized.
Elizabeth Goldenberg-22, her parents, and sister were participating in an airboat tour operated by The River of Grass Adventures when the airboat they were riding in stopped suddenly throwing them and the captain of the boat off the airboat. Tragically, Elizabeth was pinned under the boat’s engine cage and died from her injuries at Kendall Regional Medical Center.