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USCG Releases Recreational Boating Statistics 2016

U.S. Coast Guard recently released their annual 2016 recreational boating accident statistics report. Total counts for 2016 Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) reported accidents were considerably higher than in 2016. 2016 USCG BARD reported accident statistics were 4,463 accidents, 2903 injuries, and 701 fatalities. 2015 USCG stats were 4,158 accidents, 2,613 injuries, and […]

Updated list of over the bow Pontoon Boat propeller accidents

Its been about two years since we updated the List of Over the Bow Pontoon Boat Propeller Accidents, many of which result from bow riding / bowriding. The recent cluster of pontoon boat propeller accidents, 6 media reported accidents in 8 days in late July and early August, followed by the Kaden Frederick fatality, the […]

Pontoon boat propeller accident cluster: 6 media reported accidents in 8 days

Pontoon boat propeller accidents tend to pileup in the summer months. But the recent cluster of 6 media reported pontoon boat propeller accidents in 8 days should be a wake up call for change. As always, these are media reports, exact circumstances may not be correct and things may change by issue of actual official […]

USCG Releases Recreational Boating Statistics 2015

U.S. Coast Guard recently released their annual 2015 recreational boating accident statistics report. Total counts for 2015 BARD reported accidents were 4,158 accidents, 2,613 injuries, and 626 fatalities. USCG reported 158 propeller accidents, 150 propeller injuries, and 27 propeller fatalities. We would like to thank USCG for all the efforts they put into this annual […]

USCG Releases Recreational Boating Statistics 2014

U.S. Coast Guard released their annual recreational boating accident statistics report on Wednesday May 13th, 2015. Total counts for 2014 BARD reported accidents were 4,064 accidents, 2,678 injuries, and 610 fatalities. USCG reported 153 propeller accidents, 148 propeller injuries, and 22 propeller fatalities. We would like to thank USCG for all the efforts they put […]

Preventing Pontoon Boat “Over the Bow” Propeller Accidents

Children and adults have been falling off the bow of pontoon boats and being stuck by the propeller for decades. A typical scenario involves children sitting on the bow, outside the fence, with their feet dangling in the water as the boat moves forward. They hit a larger wake or wave and are pulled overboard […]

Post Sale Duty to Monitor Product Risks / Accidents: Boating Industry

Manufacturers can be responsible for tracking post sale accidents worldwide such as this very high profile U.K. accident in which two were killed and two were critically injured. Boat builders, marine drive manufacturers, and other boating industry manufacturers have a duty to design, manufacture, and sell safe products. However, it does not end there. A […]

Our List of Pontoon Boat Over the Bow Accidents Updated 8 July 2014

We recently spent some time updating our list of Pontoon Boat Bowriding propeller accidents. Since our October 2013 update, we have become aware of or identified about 15 more over the bow pontoon boat propeller accidents. They are mostly 2013 and 2014 accidents. Several of the new 2013 accidents come from the recently released 2013 […]

Propeller Injuries Up 65 Percent in USCG 2013 Statistics

16 June 2014 UPDATE – According to corrected USCG statistics propeller injuries were actually slightly down. Below we will explain how the error was identified, corrected, and why we kept this post History of this Post We created and posted this article on 23 May 2014 based on the then recently released U.S. Coast Guard […]

USCG Releases Recreational Boating Statistics 2013

U.S. Coast Guard released their annual recreational boating accident statistics report on Wednesday May 14th. The total fatality count for 2013 was 560 deaths, the lowest number of fatalities on record. USCG reported 251 propeller accidents, 309 propeller injuries, and 24 propeller fatalities. We cover the huge spike in recreational boat propeller accidents, injuries, and […]