Some recent fatal accidents involving passengers on commercial boats:

—March 6, 2004: A water taxi capsized in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, killing five people.

—Oct. 15, 2003: A Staten Island ferry slammed into a pier as it was docking, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60.

—June 14, 2003: A charter fishing boat capsized off the Oregon coast, killing 11 people.

—May 1, 1999: A World War II-era tourist boat sank in an Arkansas lake, killing 13 passengers.