For our friends and colleagues who enjoy recreational boating and fishing. Simply stated – Don’t drink and boat! Additionally, always be sure to wear a personal flotation device in the water. Be safe, come home safely.
“The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics on Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years.
Alcohol was the leading known contributing factor and was listed as the leading factor in 15 percent of deaths. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.”
To learn more, please read click the link below to read the full article from The Maritime Executive: