Alabama has a wealth of waterways on which both commercial and recreational vessels are free to operate.  The September 13 edition of Workboat magazine features an article by columnist Captain Alan Bernstein about water safety when those mariners are in the same vicinity.  Click here for the article.

An incident on the Hudson River last Tuesday evening highlighted the safety issue when a ferry backing out of a pier off Manhattan struck three kayakers, seriously injuring all three.  Click here to see article from The Waterway Guide.