Chapter Five Safety and Environment

Chapter Five
Safety and Environment

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Matthew Chambers

Water transportation provides economic benefits, mobility, and recreational opportunities, but it also creates unintended consequences, such as fatalities, injuries, and property damage due to accidents, and environmental damage. Hence, promoting safety and protecting the environment are key goals in the Department of Transportation's strategic plan.

This chapter offers data on the safety of commercial shipping and recreational boating and the environmental impacts associated with these activities.