The U.S. Coast Guard seeks public input on how best to prevent recreational boating casualties caused by propeller strikes. The Coast Guard, in particular, seeks comments on specific measures to protect recreational boaters in the water near the stern of a recreational vessel.

The Coast Guard also seeks additional ideas, specific data, and other facts relating to propeller strike and CO poisoning-related casualties to help guide the Coast Guard in selecting the best course of action to address these issues.

The agency is currently evaluating and analyzing the comments that it received over the last several months. The Federal Register information on this subject is here. For athletes’ perspective, view here and here.

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