A GUIDE TO SOUTH CAROLINA
EVERY YEAR IN THE U.S. THERE ARE OVER
THESE ACCIDENTS LEAD TO APPROXIMATELY
WHAT ARE THE TOP CAUSES OF BOATING ACCIDENTS?
Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents, contributing to 23 percent of boating deaths.
of accidents involve boats where the operator did not receive proper safety instruction
Operator inattention Improper lookout Excessive speed
OTHER TOP CAUSES:
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON FACTORS IN BOAT ACCIDENTS?
Boating accidents encompass a wide range of vehicles and locations, ranging from small personal watercraft to massive ocean tankers. The factors apparent in accidents can include:
Size of the boat Speed of the boat Skill of the operator Severity of the waves Strength of the wind
BOAT ACCIDENT FACTORS
This will ensure the boat is checked and proper safety gear is on board.
1 MAKE AND FOLLOW A PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST
Always check weather and water conditions for your route and your destination.
2 PAY ATTENTION TO THE WEATHER
Make sure more than one person knows how to handle and operate the boat, and understands general boating safety, in case you become incapacitated.
Be sure to maintain a look out and be respectful of buoys and shipping lanes.
3 KNOW & FOLLOW THE USGC's NAVIGATION RULES
FIT AND ASSIGN EVERYONE ONBOARD A LIFE JACKET
of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket
If you have been injured because of a faulty watercraft or because of an operator’s negligence, contact an attorney.
AFTER A BOATING ACCIDENT
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