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  • 50th Anniversary of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971
  • 2018 National Recreational Safety Survey Final Reports available for public viewing
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2019 Recreational Boating Statistics
In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries, and approximately $55 million in damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
Boating Safety Partners
Boating Safety Partners
Find information and links of the USCG Boating Saftey partners and other related resources that are important to boating safely and responsibly.
Recreational Boaters
Recreational Boaters
Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You, as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual, can make a difference.
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Is your boat safe? You can check for documented and alleged defects for all boats manufactured in or imported into the United States
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The Official Website of the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division

The U.S. Coast Guards Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2) is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries and property damage that occurs on U.S. Waterways by improving the knowledge, skill and abilities of recreational boaters.