USCG Releases Recreational Boating Statistics 2013
USCG reported 251 propeller accidents, 309 propeller injuries, and 24 propeller fatalities. We cover the huge spike in recreational boat propeller accidents, injuries, and fatalities in a separate post.
We would like to thank USCG for all the efforts they put into this annual statistical report of boating accidents.
We would also especially like to thank all the USCG, law enforcement officials, first responders, those offering boating safety classes, boat safety equipment checks, safe boaters, state boating law administrators, and others who helped drive the 2013 death total to a significant all time low (the previous recorded low was 651 deaths in 2012).