Benjamin Urbelis isn't waiting for the state court system to decide whether he's criminally liable for a passenger on his boat having her arm sliced off: He's filed a request in federal court that seeks to have a judge limit his civil liabilities should he get sued.
In a request filed in US District Court in Boston, Urbelis takes advantage of the fact that federal admiralty law, which can limit a ship owner's civil liabilities, covers craft in navigable waters, such as Boston Harbor. In his request , he asserts he's not to blame for the arm loss and injuries other passengers on his Naut Guilty "may have sustained" and so a judge should rule he either has no civil liability or, if he does, that liability is limited to the worth of the boat.
Moon jellyfish are flooding Boston Harbor, moving with the tides and occasionally puffing themselves into balloon-like shapes to pulse themselves a few inches forward at a time. The large rings are their reproductive organs.
Benjamin Urbelis, 33, of Charlestown, had bail set at $75,000 at his arraignment today on charges of operating a boat while under the influence causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a boat and operating a motorboat without a legally required identification number, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
WCVB reports the Navy's Blue Angels will fly over Boston Harbor twice around noon.
Christian Ilsley shows us the stripers are running in Boston Harbor.
Be Brilliant got a bird's-eye view of Boston Harbor, the Mystic River and the Tobin this morning.
Eileen Murphy watched a ship come into Boston Harbor at sunset today.
Shortly after midnight. Arriving firefighters fairly quickly got him out of the water and into a boat, to await EMTs - who also had to help a firefighter injured in the rescue effort.
Dan Santry watched the sunset from Deer Island yesterday.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the walkway under the North End side of the bridge has reopened, after several years of being closed.
With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.
Brad Tatum videoed the contractor's explosion that took out three segments of the Long Island bridge around 11 a.m.