Coast Guard releases 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Coast Guard releases 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 658, a 6.1 percent decrease from 2016. From 2016 to 2017, recreational boating injuries also decreased 9.4 percent from 2,903 to 2,629, and...

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years. From 2015 to 2016, deaths increased 12 percent from 626 to 701, injuries increased 11.1 percent from 2,613 to 2,903, and the total number of accidents...

Coast Guard releases 2017 to 2021 National Recreational Boating Safety Program Strategic Plan

Coast Guard releases 2017 to 2021 National Recreational Boating Safety Program Strategic Plan
WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety released the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program 2017 to 2021 Wednesday. This plan is the third in a series of five-year strategic plans and continues or updates boating safety initiatives and progress measurements that have proven successful over time, while closing gaps identified in...

Coast Guard presents boating safety award to Deadliest Catch Captain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety is presenting the Pillar of Support Award to Keith Colburn, captain of the fishing vessel Wizard from the Deadliest Catch television series, Sunday at 5:30 p.m., at the opening event of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit in Daytona Beach for his outstanding contributions to the National Recreational Boating...