An Analysis of 1974 Fatal Boating Accidents: Predicting the Effectiveness of a Level Flotation Standard.
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF BOATING SAFETY
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An indepth analysis of 1974 fatal accidents was performed to determine information relevant to a proposed level flotation safety standard. Particular emphasis was placed on determining the predicted effectiveness of such a standard. The general approach and results of the study are summarized in this report. It can also now be effectively predicted that the presently proposed level flotation standard will save approximately 210 lives a year once it is fully implemented. In general this standard will be applicable to outboard boats less than 20 feet in length. Canoes, kayaks, inflatables, sailboats, auxiliary sailboats, inboard and inboardoutboard boats will be exempted. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering