Table 1 - Types of Recreational Boating Accidents: 2000

Table 1 - Types of Recreational Boating Accidents: 2000

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Accident type Accidents Injuries Fatalities
Collision with vessel 2,706 1,413 67
Collision with fixed object 851 484 42
Falls overboard 610 434 213
Capsizing 502 207 205
Grounding 494 257 8
Skier mishap 442 459 4
Flooding/swamping 419 61 47
Fall in boat 316 327 5
Struck submerged object 199 41 7
Sinking 187 40 22
Fire/explosion (fuel) 183 93 2
Struck by boat 157 131 5
Collision with floating object 151 73 9
Fire/explosion (other than fuel) 116 25 7
Struck by motor/propeller 88 86 3
Carbon monoxide 8 19 3
Other and unknown 311 205 52
Totals 7,740 4,355 701

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001); and personal communication, Apr. 29, 2002.