Marine Law Symposium April 10

Marina - yachts, docksAre you registered for the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Marine Law Symposium in South Carolina? There is still time to register! The topic for this event is, “Anatomy of an Accident.”

It promises to be an exciting and engaging day, with an agenda that includes reviewing five accidents and lawsuits. We’ll learn about the implications that such events have for those of us in the marine industry.

Attendees will also learn how marine law enforcement examines different types of accidents and how they report on them. The discussion will include what they provide if they have to testify in a courtroom and what kind of information attorneys can access.

This symposium is an excellent continuing education event for boat manufacturers, surveyors, accident investigators, expert witnesses, and attorneys; there are continuing education credits (or CEUs) available.

“Last year’s Marine Law Symposium was an excellent opportunity for marine manufacturers to be introduced to a plethora of legal liability concerns concerning our products,” said Jeff Wasil, BRP-Evinrude engineering manager.
“In fact, after attending the symposium last year, I was able to bring back some concerns which made an immediate impact on our products. I’m very much looking forward to the event this year and will for sure bring some of our legal folks along.”
Originally this symposium was scheduled for January 9th of this year, but a huge winter storm made travel in or out of the Charleston airport impossible. If you were previously registered, your fees should have been automatically transferred to the new date. If you cannot attend this April date, you may want to check for a refund.

Registration is $399 if you register before March 20th. You can register online now at www.abycinc.org/marinelaw.

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Contact us at Global Marine Insurance to review your boat or marine-related business insurance needs. We specialize in recreational and commercial vessels, ranging from yachts and sailboats to passenger ships and commercial fleets.

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