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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Updated Outboard Motor broke off & flipped into boat lists

We updated our Outboard Motor Struck Submerged Object and Flipped Into Boat list today (2 May 2016). We still have many more to add to the list above plus the 2015 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) will be out with more soon as well. We also updated our list of Bass Boat […]

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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 […]

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Post Sale monitoring boats for safety hazards: Introduction to our coverage

This series of posts discusses the duty of boat manufacturers, marine drive manufacturers, and other boating product manufacturers to monitor their products after sale to identify potential safety issues. Manufacturers are legally required to warn boaters (customers) of significant risks discovered after sale. These posts are NOT professional legal advice. They were written to stimulate […]

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Moral Responsibility to Monitor Products Post Sale: Boating Industry

Manufacturers are morally responsible for monitoring post sale accidents of their products and warning customers of those risks when they become significant. Some manufacturers claim their monitoring costs (dollars and manpower) would exceed any possible benefits received by monitoring, and others claim it is to costly or impossible to identify or communicate with users of […]

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How to Post Sale Monitor Boating Product Accidents / Risks / Performance

Many opportunities exist for manufacturers of boating products to monitor their products after sale for previously unknown safety issues, risk, and hazards. The legal, regulatory, and moral obligations to monitor boating products post sale / post market / conduct post sale surveillance and vigilance are detailed in two previous posts. This series of posts is […]

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Full access to BARD is CRITICAL for monitoring product safety after sale

Before anyone gets caught up in the title and thinks we are asking for full access to private information in BARD, please put that to rest. We are not calling for access to Personally Identifying Information (PII). We are calling for access to accidents that are hidden from view. This post is part of a […]

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