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NBSAC 95 on outboard motors breaking off and flipping into boats

The U.S. Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Council met for its regularly scheduled NBSAC 95 meeting April 21-23, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. Minutes of that meeting were posted in October 2016. We have spent considerable effort in recent years encouraging NBSAC to: Recognize outboard motors are breaking off and entering boats with their propellers […]

NBSAC public comment on recent propeller accidents

In advance of the October 21-22, 2016 National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) 96th meeting, the U.S. Coast Guard requested public comments on items on the agenda. The announcement was published in the September 26th Federal Register and the public was given 5 days to respond. One of the topics to be presented at the […]

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 […]

We submitted 2 Public Comments to NBSAC95

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will be meeting April 21-23, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia for its 95th meeting (NBSAC95). The Coast Guard recently published a request for public comments in the Federal Register to be submitted by April 14th for distribution to NBSAC Council members. We responded today with two […]

ABYC Consolidated Boat Warnings: History of their development

This post is the second of a three part series on the new American Boat & Yacht Council consolidated warnings for recreational boats. We announced the new labels in May 2015 in part 1, our post titled, ABYC Releases Consolidated Boat Warning Labels. History of Development Note – much of our story of the development […]

Bean Pled Guilty in Barhanovich Criminal Case

Mark Barhanovich was killed 16 September 2012 when his 23 foot center console fishing boat struck a dredge pipe off Deer Island, Mississippi. The 225 horsepower Suzuki outboard motor broke off and flipped up into the boat, fatally striking him with its still rotating propeller. Mr. Barhanovich’s family settled a civil suit against the dredging […]

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 […]

USCG NBSAC 92: Our Public Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will be holding its 92nd meeting on November 6th-8th, 2014 in Arlington, Virgina. Nonprofit Grant Comments For the first time ever, they invited public comments about non-profit grant interest areas before the meeting. Each year the Coast Guard awards nonprofits a tidy some of money […]

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 […]

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 […]