Last Month's Event


Here are a few pictures from the Jazz Brunch. We want to give a great big thank you to Sandy for all her hard work in putting the brunch together and making it such a fun afternoon.
Thanks Sandy!

Snapshot of Upcoming Events

Monthly Luncheon ~ Thursday, April 2, 2015 ~ Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill, 1555 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Annual Picnic ~ Saturday, April 11, 2015 ~ Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Monthly Luncheon ~ May 2015 ~ TBD

Click on the Events Calendar for complete details of each event
  Whats Newsworthy This Month 

The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is happy to announce that we will be a sponsor at the 7th Annual Spinathon.
We invite everyone to come check it out.

Here are the details:

  Industry Corners 

Here is another claims story from an anonymous source…

An insured with a 33’ boat had submitted a stolen boat claim for $135,000 on a trailer from his home in Dade County. I went to the theft location and determined it was kept at a triplex group of apartments being rented in a rundown area. When I arrived, I noticed three dogs in two of the units, all of whom would not stop barking. The side walk and front area had a large trash pile along with one power pole and one light pole close together that would have blocked the movement of a 33’ boat. I talked to a few neighbors in the area who did not remember seeing the boat in the back yard behind a fence.

After going to the agent’s office and reviewing the files, I determined that the agent had asked for a photograph of the vessel and none had been provided for over 7 months. I sent a certified letter to the insured asking to help identify the vessel and that I needed few photos of the vessel. About two weeks later the insured provided a single Polaroid photo that was kind of blurry and not very detailed. On the back of the photo was a lot of Polaroid printed production numbers and letters, it was very odd. I wrote to Polaroid and asked when the photo was taken. They determined that the film was made two months after the vessel was stolen. A recorded statement was taken under oath and I learned that the vessel was behind the insured’s Uncle’s home in South Dade and had never been at the apartment complex. The insured was arrested and imprisoned for five years for insurance fraud. This shows that when detailed investigations are conducted it is possible to stop the fraud.

  Nautical Dates

February 1, 1944

Three US Navy Submarines, “GUARDFISH”, “HAKE”, AND “SEAHORSE”, attack a Japanese convoy destroying a Destroyer, Cargo Ship, and other vessels.

February 8, 1943

USS Snook attacks a Japanese convoy off the West coast of Kyushu.

February 4, 1813

Sloop Ship “HORNET” captures and burns the British Merchant Ship “RESOLUTE” off Brazil.

February 19, 1813

Fast Attack submarine USS Jimmy Carter is commissioned.

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The Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club Proudly Supports:

Boys & Girls Club of Broward County

Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadets, Spruance Division
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
MIASF Waterway Cleanup
MIASF Plywood Regatta
ReThink + ReUse Center
South Broward High School Skills USA Program
Seafarer’s House Fort Lauderdale
Shake-A-Leg Miami
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association