Top Five Causes of Boat Accident

Distracted Captain or Operator

Boat captains and operators who get distracted are a frequent cause of boat accidents. The individual who takes charge of driving and navigating a watercraft safely is responsible for keeping track of factors like wind patterns and weather conditions. 

Excessive Speed

When boat captains and operators drive at a safe speed, they have a better chance of seeing and properly reacting to obstacles and sudden dangers they might encounter in a large body of water. 

Equipment Malfunction

Fatal boating accidents are often the result of faulty steering mechanisms, defective motors, and other boating machinery. It is important to properly maintain and inspect boating equipment and machinery before the boat is taken out onto the water.

Boat Operator Inexperience

Inexperienced boat drivers often underestimate just how complex the task of operating and steering a boat can be. Inexperienced boat drivers are also unaware of navigation rules, maritime laws, and how to properly handle boating emergencies