Archive for December 2013

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) backs off prop guard statement

Cian Williams, then 13, was struck by a boat propeller in August 2012 in Wales. Since the strike, Cian and his mother have been among the leading propeller safety advocates in the UK. Cian has been gathering names on a petition to change Welsh law to require propeller guards on boat propellers. In the wake […]

Preventing Outboard Motors From Flipping into Boats

As part of our continued efforts to encourage the boating industry to address the boating safety hazard of boat outboard motors striking submerged objects and flipping into boats, we published a list of approaches, methods, and technologies used by others, or that appear potentially applicable to this problem. The paper itself is about a 10 […]

Preventing & Mitigating Injuries and Fatalities from Outboard Motors Flipping into Boats: Methods & Technologies Chart

As our list of outboard motors striking submerged objects and flipping into boats continues to grow, and we see no response, we thought we would provide a chart of methods and technologies that have been proposed to help prevent the problem, mitigate the injuries, and speed the recovery of survivors. We hope this chart will […]