STATISTICS

The U.S. Coast Guard maintains detailed statistics on all reported recreational boating safety accidents and incidents throughout the United States and its territories. Access published reports here.

Accident Statistics

A state-by-state look at boating accident statistics in U.S. waters.

Search Data

A search engine that allows you to produce tables and charts using accident data.

National Life Jacket Wear Rate Observational Study

Results of the latest study on life jacket wear. Data includes comparisons of wear rates from 1998 through 2012.

Recent Research on Recreational Boating Accidents and the Contribution of Boating Under the Influence

Recent research on the contribution of boating under the influence on boating accident.

National Recreational Boating Safety Survey

The results of a Coast Guard survey of nearly 26,000 recreational boat operators.

Education Quick Phase In Study

This study compares States implementing a "Quick Phase-In" approach to boating safety education versus States with other boater education policies.

RESOURCES

Media and Marketing Materials

Members of the press, boating safety specialists and advocates, and the general public are invited to utilize any and all of the media and marketing materials in this section.

 

Photo Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Image Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

 

Video Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Video Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

ACCIDENT REPORTING

Report your boating accidents.  It is your responsibility.


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.

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