RECREATIONAL BOATING ACCIDENTS, 2005-2009 (1)
  Accidents  Fatalities    
Year Total Involving
alcohol use (2)
Total Involving
alcohol use (2)
Injuries Property damage
 ($ millions)
2005 4,969 402 697 157 3,451 $39
2006 4,967 403 710 148 3,474 44
2007 5,191 421 685 157 3,673 53
2008 4,789 387 709 153 3,331 54
2009 4,730 308 736 120 3,358 36

(1) Includes accidents involving $2,000 or more in property damage.
(2) The use of alcohol by a boat's occupants was a direct or indirect cause of the accident.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard.