Table 1 - Types of Recreational Boating Accidents: 1999

Table 1 - Types of Recreational Boating Accidents: 1999

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Accident type Accidents Injuries Fatalities
Collision with vessel 2,729 1,406 93
Collision with fixed object 881 460 44
Falls overboard 624 439 200
Capsizing 549 269 223
Grounding 507 190 13
Flooding/swamping 460 91 43
Skier mishap 450 444 14
Fall in boat 352 362 3
Fire/explosion (fuel) 222 125 2
Sinking 220 53 29
Collision with floating object 172 63 5
Struck submerged object 161 42 6
Fire/explosion (other than fuel) 141 18 2
Struck by boat 132 112 5
Struck by motor/propeller 99 98 9
Other and unknown 232 143 43
Totals 7,931 4,315 734

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety, personal communication, February 2001.