INJURY AT SEA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Our staff is working remotely until further notice to help protect our employees, clients, and our communities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our legal team will be answering calls, voicemail, and email, and will conduct all business by telephone, video conference, email or other electronic means. IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED AT SEA WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP! We are still available 24/7 to talk about your case. We appreciate your patience until we are able to resume full and normal operations of all of our offices. We will get through this together!

Impaired boaters to lose automobile license

Members of B.C.’s boating community have paired with the Canadian Safe Boating Council, the Lifesaving Society and MADD Canada to support the Vancouver Police Department in their recommendation that impaired boating should be included in B.C.’s new administrative license program. The change would allow police to suspend the automobile licenses of any boater found with a blood alcohol content of over .05 percent.

“Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, strong provincial license suspension programs to deal with automobile drivers who, while under the Criminal Code limit of .08 per cent, still pose a danger to others,” said MADD Canada chief executive Andrew Murie. “We would like to see those programs extended to people who endanger others by operating their boats while impaired.”

“It would seem to me that all responsible boaters would be supportive of such changes to the Motor Vehicle Act as far too many boating incidents and accidents occur as a result of alcohol consumption on the water,” said Norm Dyck, the chair of the Pacific Recreational Boating Advisory Council in an email to Pacific Yachting.

Contact Information