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Boating under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs continues to be the primary contributing factor in fatal boating accidents where the primary cause was known. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 91 boating fatalities and 228 boating injuries in 2015.
No one thinks twice these days about drinking and driving – why should drinking and boating be any different? As the weather warms and boating season kicks off, every boater needs to know and understand the risks of consuming alcohol while boating.
“His efforts to build each case improved safety on the water to support successful prosecution,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null, the operations petty officer at Coast Guard Station Marblehead.
It’s nearly Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though.
Last year alone, there were more than 70 deaths and 180 injuries that were directly attributed to the use of alcohol while boating. These staggering statistics make alcohol use the leading contributing factor to fatalities on the water. In fact, alcohol is involved in about one-third of all recreational boating accidents.
Click the above image to see a video on Operation Dry Water. What is one of the leading contributing factors in fatal boating accidents? Alcohol. Just like being behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated, the consequences of boating under the influence are deadly. Alcohol can impair vision, coordination, balance and judgment. All of
Petty Officer 1st Class David Ramsey, a boatswain's mate at Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., encourages recreational fishermen to stay safe on the Columbia River near Hammond, Ore., during Operation Dry Water 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle or behind the wheel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Crewmembers from Station Portsmouth, Va., conduct a simulated field-sobriety test during a boating under the influence enforcement demonstration Tuesday, June 23, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones) For the second year in a row, Operation Dry Water hits America’s waterways this weekend, June 25-27. Operation Dry Water is
First, Happy Birthday Guardians! Today is the U.S. Coast Guard’s 219th birthday. Authorities cracked down on Boating under the Influence (BUI) during last weekend’s Seafair on Seattle’s waterfront. Officials contacted between 500 and 600 boats and issued 110 citations for BUI, up about 23% from last year. Law enforcement officers set up a temporary detention