Table 4-1 Waterborne Transport Safety Data and Property Damage Resulting from Vessel Casualties

Table 4-1
Waterborne Transport Safety Data and Property Damage Resulting from Vessel Casualties

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Deaths 96 114 78 51 52 51 63 50 11
Injuries 163 167 176 145 223 120 130 128 44
Accidents 3,238 3,412 3,970 4,297 4,263 4,197 4,361 4,000 2,818
Vesselsinvolved 4,789 5,137 6,204 6,722 6,693 6,463 6,382 5,682 3,937
Property damage($ millions) 199.5 173.6 263.3 157.8 173.3 156.4 221.6 138.1 87.9

NOTES: Fatalities include the number of people who died or were declared missing as the result of a marine casualty. Data in this table include only vessel related marine casualties verified as reportable under 46 Code of Federal Regulations 4.05. Data include incidents involving both U.S. and foreign-flag vessels in U.S. waters, but only incidents involving U.S. flag vessels outside U.S. waters. Incidents involving only a pollution release or personal injury without vessel involvement are not included. More than one vessel may be involved in a single marine casualty.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Management System, Office of Information Resources, Data Administration Division as of December 2001.

  • In addition to loss of life and injuries, marine accidents can result in appreciable property damage.