USCG Boating Safety Division
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Jan 7, 2024 - The USCG Boating Safety Division promotes recreational boating safety on U.S. waters. The following profile contains information about its organization, services and mission. You will also find a list of important databases and resources. Additional information can be found on its website.
The USCG Boating Safety Division is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters. The Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program describes the U.S. Coast Guard's goals and strategies to ensure the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable recreational boating experience by implementing programs that minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage while cooperating with environmental and national security efforts.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Boating Safety Division.
Databases and Resources
Boat Manufacturer's Identification Database (WikiLinks) - A searchable database of all Coast Guard assigned boat manufacturer identification Codes (MIC) can be found on the Boating safety Division's Website (WikiLinks). It can be searched by the MIC code (WikiTags) in all or selected states. The results include current details and contact information about the respective manufacturer. There is no charge for this service.
Factory Recall Database (WikiLinks) - The Boating Safety Division maintains a searchable database of factory recalls that is searchable by MIC code, manufacturer name, model or year. There is no charge for this service.
Safety Defect Report (WikiLinks) - Boaters may report any boat or equipment defects encountered by filing a comprehensive online report (WikiLinks) which can be found on the Safety Division's website.
Recreational Boating Statistics (WikiLinks) - Yearly listings of recreational boating statistics including accidents, fatalities along with state by state registration information (WikiLinks). It also provides an accident report form.
Every boat owner and operator should become familiar with the Boating Safety Division's website. It contains a wealth of boating safety information along with applicable rules, regulations and resources.
Credits and References
Jan 7, 2024 - Page revised.