Boating casualties decline in 2012

Published On: July 1, 2013Categories: Industry News

According to a U.S. Coast Guard report released in May, recreational-boating-related injuries, accidents and deaths decreased in 2012 from 2011; deaths in boating-related accidents fell from 758 to 651, a 14.1 percent decrease and the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. Injuries decreased from 3,081 to 3,000, and the total reported recreational boating accidents decreased from 4,588 to 4,515. Statistics contained within the report provide a clear link between operator training and safety on the water.