Oregon Recreational Boating Accident Statistics – 2001

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Oregon Recreational Boating
Accident Statistics – 2001
The following statistics were taken from boating accident reports received by the State Marine Board for 2001.
Accidents involving death, injury, or property damage exceeding $2,000 must be reported.
Comments on the year…
In 2001 there were 70 reported accidents in Oregon down by 28 accidents in 2000. There were 14 fatalities which is the
same as 2000.
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
Registered
Boats
180,138
184,007
188,792
191,915
195,080
197,315
197,634
196,102
195,691
195,636
Accidents*
Fatalities
94
9
85
25
121
10
144
18
115
8
123
19
120
20
96
16
98
14
70
14
Oregon
Fatality
Rate**
.5
1.36
.53
.94
.41
.96
1.01
.82
.72
.72
Summary Prepared By: State Marine Board, Information Office, 435 Commercial St., Salem, OR. 97310
U.S. Fatality
Rate**
.74
.71
.69
.71
.71
.67
.65
.58
.55
.53
Analysis of Fatal Boating Accidents – 2001
Activity
At Anchor ....................... 1
Cruising ......................... 0
Drifting ........................... 4
Fishing ........................... 0
Paddling......................... 6
Sailing ............................ 1
Relaxing ........................ 0
Uknown ......................... 2
Craft Type
Open Motorboat .......... 5
Cabin Motorboat .......... 0
Inflatable ...................... 3
Canoe/Kayak ............... 4
PWC ............................ 0
Driftboat ....................... 1
Sailboat........................ 1
Body of Water
River ............................ 8
Lake............................. 3
Ocean .......................... 1
Reservior ..................... 2
Water Temperature
40 & Below .................. 0
41-50 ........................... 6
51-60 ........................... 2
61-70 ........................... 1
Above 70 ..................... 0
Uknown ....................... 5
Type of Accident
Capsizing .................................................. 2
Collision w/Vessel ..................................... 1
Falls Overboard ........................................ 4
Sinking ...................................................... 0
Collision w/Object ..................................... 5
Unknown ................................................... 2
Cause of Accident
Alcohol ............................................... 1
Hazardous Waters ............................. 5
Improper Anchoring ........................... 1
Overloading ....................................... 1
Equipment Failure ............................. 1
No Proper Lookout ............................ 1
Other .................................................. 4
Boat Length
Less than 10” .......................................... 1
10’-12’ ..................................................... 1
12’-14’ ..................................................... 3
14’-16’ ..................................................... 5
16’-18- ..................................................... 2
18’-20’ ..................................................... 0
20’+ ......................................................... 1
Uknown ................................................... 1
Month
January .............................................. 0
February ............................................ 1
March ................................................. 0
April.................................................... 0
May .................................................... 3
June ................................................... 2
July .................................................... 1
August ............................................... 3
September ......................................... 2
October .............................................. 1
November .......................................... 1
December .......................................... 0
Gender
Male ........................................................ 12
Female ...................................................... 2
Personal Flotation Devices
Aboard Not Used .................................... 13
Not Aboard ................................................ 0
Aboard & Used.......................................... 1
Uknown ..................................................... 0
Operator Age
Under 18 ............................................ 0
18-25 ................................................. 2
26-35 ................................................. 3
36-50 ................................................. 5
Over 50 .............................................. 4
Waterbody Type
Rivers
Columbia River, Chinook
Columbia River, Lady Island
Columbia River, Umatilla
Dexter River
McKenzie River
Santiam River
Willamette River, N. Eugene
Willamette River, MP 102
Lakes
Crescent Lake
Emigrant Lake
Hagg Lake
Ocean
Columbia River
Cape Blanco
Bay
Tillamook Bay
Summary Prepared By: State Marine Board, Information Office, 435 Commercial St., Salem, OR. 97310
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