Recreational Boater Accidents & Casualties 2009 - 2017:
Where Alcohol Use Was The Primary Contributing Factor
- Alcohol use continues to be the leading known contributing factor in recreational boating deaths in the United States.
- Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; where the primary cause was known, it was listed as the leading factor in 19% of deaths.
Operation Dry Water was launched in 2009 by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in partnership with the United States Coast Guard.