Boating Accident Statistics
North Carolina Boating Accident Stats
5 Year Summary of Accidents and Deaths in Boating Accidents in NC
2007 North Carolina Boating Accident Breakdown:
Total Accidents: 158
Collision with another vessel: 45
Collision with fixed object: 24
Skier Mishap / Injury: 16
Overboard Fall: 16
Struck submerged object: 7
Struck by motor or propeller: 7
Fall in vessel: 7
Struck by vessel: 6
Sunken ship: 3
Collision with floating object: 2
Flooding / Swamping: 2
Fire Explosion (Non-Fuel): 1
Ejected from vessel: 1
Departed vessel: 1
2007 Total Amount of property damage from boating accidents in NC: $5,209,561
This was the 3rd highest state total behind Florida and California.
In 2007 North Carolina had 2.8% of deaths by way of boating accidents in the US.
North Carolina ranked 11th in the US with 375,815 vessels registered and accounted for 2.7% of the boats registered in the US.