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IN THE BEGINNING: THE FEDERAL BOAT SAFETY ACT OF 1971

Accession Number:

00967933

Record Type:

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United States Coast Guard

National Maritime Center, 4200 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203-1804 USA

Abstract:

This article discusses some of the early history of recreational boating safety regulations, especially the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (FBSA). The FBSA authorized a coordinated national boating safety program with broad new authority delegated to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. The FBSA created a flexible regulatory authority for the Coast Guard to address safety issues concerning the use of boats and associated equipment in a timely manner. The FBSA also authorized the establishment of comprehensive boating safety programs and created a new advisory council. It is estimated that since FBSA was enacted, 29,000 lives have been saved.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

United States Coast Guard

National Maritime Center, 4200 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203-1804 USA

Authors:

Hoedt, J
Timmons, J
Marmo, A

Pagination:

p. 6-7

Publication Date:

2003-7

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Figures (1)

Subject Areas:

History; Law; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors

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Oct 22 2008 7:27AM

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