According to the Coast Guard Accident Statistics for last year
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, there were 514 accidents contributed to Improper lookout with 31 deaths and 391 injuries in reportable accidents which is more in line with the SAR statistics I am used to.
Going through crossfire at sea, fighting fuel/oil fires/collision damage at sea, not to mention hurricanes/typhoons are some of my quals and don't compare to some of my counterparts. I have had sailors that I am proud to have their back and they had mine. That's what sailing is about!