How Do I Stay Safe When Boating in Charleston?
Charleston has a rich maritime history, dating back more than 400 hundred years and is home to more boats than any other coastal city in South Carolina. Unfortunately, more boat traffic means more boating accidents, and fatal boating accidents have been on the rise across the state:
In 2016 the US Coast Guard reported 4,463 accidents in South Carolina, resulting in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and $49 million in property damage.
The fatality rate increased 11.3% from 2015
The number of accidents increased 7.3%, the number of deaths increased 12%, and the number of injuries increased by 11.1%.
If you, or someone you know is involved in a bo…