Collisions ranked top marine accident

Published On: May 1, 2012Categories: Industry News

Collisions between powered and non-powered personal watercraft and sail or powered craft are a serious concern for both professional mariners and recreational boaters, according to a study from the United States Coast Guard.

The study ranks collisions with a recreational vessel as the leading primary marine accident type. Operator inattention and improper lookout were leading contributing factors to marine accidents.