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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 […]

USCG Cadence Contest 2013 honors Terrell & Rachel Horne

U.S. Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Terrell Horne III was second in command aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut the night on December 1, 2012 as they encountered suspected smugglers off Santa Cruz Island, California. Very early December 2nd in an encounter in which the alleged smugglers purposefully rammed a 21 foot RIB with four […]

USCG Propeller Guard Test Procedure – an initial review

USCG released the new Propeller Guard Test Procedure / Propeller Guard Test Protocol earlier this week on September 11, 2013. We have since had time to quickly read through it and have a few comments: 1. The entire document appears to have been re-written since the October 2012 version. A quick comparison of page 3 […]

Benefits of Reducing Boating Accidents: USCG requests comments on report

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the availability of a report, “Estimating Benefits of Reducing Recreational Boating Accidents: Alternative Sources of Information on Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damages” in the June 28, 2013 issue of the Federal Register. The study is dated September 12, 2011. The report reviews data related to recreational boating accidents to […]

Street Named for Terrell Horne III, USCG Propeller Strike Victim

The town of Emerald Isle renamed a street as a memorial tribute to Terrell Horne III, U.S. Coast Guardsman killed by a boat propeller in a drug interdiction chase of California near Santa Cruz. We previously covered the incident in which he was killed at Terrell Horne USCG Killed by Boat Propeller Terrell was stationed […]

USCG Propeller Safety Regulations Timeline / History

Since the mid 1990’s the United States Coast Guard has published several notices concerning proposed regulations involving propeller guards & other propeller safety devices, and requested public input on those proposals. While much of the focus has been on propeller guards, other propeller safety devices have also been discussed. Among them are swim ladder interlock […]

Medical Care Advances Influence Trends in BARD Fatalities

The U.S. Coast Guard has long touted the downward slope in annual BARD (USCG’s Boating Accident Report Database) fatalities as a measure of improvements brought about by: Regulations Law enforcement presence Boater education Boating safety programs Improvements in boating equipment USCG reported 1,754 recreational boating fatalities in 1973 (the highest number of fatalities since 1970). […]

Terrell Horne USCG Killed by Boat Propeller While Interdicting Smugglers

Executive Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, age 34 of Redondo Beach, was second in command on the Halibut, a 87 foot Marina del Rey based Coast Guard Cutter. The Halibut patrols about three hundred miles of southern California coastline and provides security for the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. Officer […]

Boat Propeller Accident Statistics / BARD Database: Historical Calls for Improving Completeness, Accuracy, and Ease of Use

Many have called for improving the completeness, accuracy, and ease of use of the records surrounding boat propeller accidents. Those seeking to prevent or mitigate propeller accidents are generally forced to rely upon the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Annual Boating Statistics report for propeller accident frequency data. For example, we covered the release of the […]