Revised Draft Boating Incident Investigation Standards – Public Review Period Opens May 4, 2022
Recreational Boating Incident Standards of Investigation are for use in curriculum development and training of recreational boating incident investigators in the U.S. States, Territories, and District of Columbia. These Standards provide commonality for recreational boat incident investigations, general vessel terminology, navigation rules and regulations, environmental distractions, witness interviews, collision dynamics, evidence collection and preservation, diagramming, and report writing, including adherence to definitions and detail in the incident narrative with particular focus on human factor causal elements. Standards are developed with the intention to be recognized as the industry standard.
A revised draft standard, produced by the Boating Incident Investigation Standard Workgroup under funding from a U.S. Coast Guard National Nonprofit grant, incorporates revisions accepted due to the first public review process.
The 30-day public review period closes June 4, 2022
. To download a copy of the revised draft standard, or to submit a comment, visit the Boating Incident Investigation Project on EZ-ESP at https://esp.nasbla.org/esp/
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