Category Archives: PFDs Personal Flotation Devices

Cruise Ship Passenger Drowning Case

I. Facts:  1. In December , Mrs. Ls (age 55), accompanied by daughters He (age 28), Fh (age 34), Es and other family members departed Miami on the  Cruise Ship Vr for a cruise which included the Cayman Islands. 2. After departing port the ship’s staff hosted an excursion scheduling and safety presentation. Passe...

20 Water Safety Questions

                     What's Your H2O (Safety) IQ? By David S. Smith, Ph.D Commander, USCG (RET) The following 20 questions were the basis of a key address to the First International Boating and Water Safety Summit, April 18-25, 1997 in San Diego, California. The Summit was spons...

Requests for case reviews

Hello- Welcome to the SASS Site! In my files I have hundreds of reports dealing with a complete range of aquatic litigation. The only aspect not touched upon is SCUBA. These reports include but are not limited to swimming/drowning, diving/cervical spine injuries, boating accident reconstruction/ collisions/prop strike...