Involvement of cold water in recreational boating accidents final report

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Statementprepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard, Office of Research and Development.
ContributionsUnited States. Coast Guard. Office of Research and Development., Clemson University. Systems Engineering Program.
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Paginationvii, 57 p. :
Number of Pages57
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Open LibraryOL17547218M

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Witnesses testified about hazards associated with recreational boating, water safety and safety education, and potential solutions to chronic safety problems. Recreational Boating Statistics 6 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Inthe Coast Guard counted 4, accidents that involved deaths, 2, injuries, and approximately $39 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.

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