Alcohol and Pleasure Boat Operators

The report presents an initial look at the involvement of alcohol in recreational boating. It attempts to identify a problem area. The report has three objectives: (1) to define drunkenness in small boating; (2) to describe a method of determining the degree of drunkenness of boat operators; and (3) to describe the degree of drunkenness of drowning and accident victims. In addition, there is some discussion of the effects of alcohol, especially in relation to defining levels of drunkenness. The cost and benefits tradeoffs for various methods of testing for the blood-alcohol level of a boater are discussed. Finally, available data on drowning and accident victims are analyzed and criticized, and conclusions are drawn.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    7800 Governors Drive West
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35805

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Stiehl, C
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-75-29 Final Rpt., USCG-D-134-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS, NTL
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM