Each year hundreds of lives are lost... thousands are injured... and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You — as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual — can make a difference.
Learn how a free vessel safety check can help you navigate through problem situations.
Operator errors account for 70% of boating accidents — take a course.
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The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims.
As a boat operator, you're in command of the safety of your passengers. But accidents can, and do happen with terrifying speed on the water. There's rarely time to reach stowed life jackets.
The U.S. Coast Guard challenges you and your passengers to wear your life jacket all the time while underway.
Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple... there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation.
The U.S. Coast Guard hopes that you’re never involved in a boating accident.
But Federal Law requires you as the operator to file a boating accident report with your State reporting authority if you are.