Table 4-2 Recreational Boating Accidents, Fatalities, and Injuries, 2000
Recreational Boating Accidents, Fatalities, and Injuries, 2000
|Boat type||Boats in accidents||Number of injuries||Drownings||Other fatalities||Total fatalities|
NOTE: These data do not include: 1) accidents involving only slight injury not requiring medical treatment beyond first-aid; 2) accidents involving property damage of $500 or less; 3) accidents not caused or contributed to by a vessel, its equipment, or its appendages; and 4) accidents in which the boat was used solely as a platform for other activities, such as swimming or skin diving. Such cases are not included because the victim freely left the safety of a boat. However, the data do include accidents involving people in the water who are struck by their boat or another boat.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics – 2000, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/saf/pdf/boating_statistics_2000.pdf as of October 2001.
- Recreational boating accidents in most years results in far more fatalities than accidents involving commercial waterborne transportation (see table 4-1).
- Most recreational boating accidents and fatalities occurred in open motor boats.