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Boats: Accidents

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1525, tabled on 29 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents involving private leisure craft were caused by the consumption of alcohol in the last three years.

Answered on

12 July 2021

There is no obligation for leisure craft owners to report accidents directly to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) so the data provided to answer this question cannot be considered complete.

Further, unless the accident was fully investigated, it is only possible to state that alcohol was a factor in the accident, not that it was causal.

In the last three years, the MAIB have been notified of eight accidents where alcohol was a factor, none of these accidents required a full investigation.