Table 2-41: Waterborne Transportation Safety and Property Damage Data Related to Vessel Casualties

Table 2-41: Waterborne Transportation Safety and Property Damage Data Related to Vessel Casualties

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 R1992 R1993 R1994 R1995 R1996 R1997 R1998 R1999 2000
Fatalitiesa 178 243 206 131 85 30 96 114 78 51 52 50 71 57 32
Injuried persons 105 97 180 172 175 110 162 166 174 145 223 121 135 131 125
Accidentsb 2,582 3,310 4,624 3,439 3,613 2,222 3,238 3,412 3,970 4,298 4,264 4,198 4,374 4,036 3,791
Vesselsc 4,063 5,685 7,694 5,694 5,494 3,514 4,789 5,137 6,204 6,724 6,694 6,464 6,400 5,732 5,400
Property damage (current $ millions) U U U U U U 199.5 173.6 263.3 157.8 190.1 156.4 223.3 155.2 146.9

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.

a Fatalities include the number of people who died or were declared missing subsequent to a marine accident.

b Accidents in this table include the number of "marine casualty cases" reported to the U.S. Coast Guard in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 4.05.

c More than one vessel may be involved in a marine accident.

NOTES

All deaths and injuries cited result from vessel casualties, such as groundings, collisions, fires, or explosions. The data are for all commercial vessels under U.S. jurisdiction, including U.S. flag vessels anywhere in the world and foreign flag vessels within the jurisdiction of the United States (within 12 miles, or having an interaction with a U.S. entity, such as a platform within 200 miles, or a collision with a U.S. ship). Includes commercial fishing vessels.

1992-2000 data come from the Marine Safety Management Information System. Data for prior years may not be directly comparable.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, May 15, 2002.