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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.