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 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Fatalitiesa 178 243 206 131 85 30 96 114 78 51 52 50 71 61 49 59 (R) 59 41
Injuried persons 105 97 180 172 175 110 162 166 174 145 223 121 135 131 130 181 (R) 168 205
Accidentsb 2,582 3,310 4,624 3,439 3,613 2,222 3,238 3,412 3,970 4,298 4,264 4,207 4,397 4,086 3,887 3,937 (R) 3,619 3,090
Vesselsc 4,063 5,685 7,694 5,694 5,494 3,514 4,789 5,137 6,204 6,724 6,694 6,476 6,433 5,805 5,552 5,524 (R) 6,132 4,741
Property damage (current $ millions) U U U U U U 199.5 173.6 263.3 157.8 190.1 157.3 234.7 162.6 172.7 204.9 (R) 331.6 121.2

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.

2002-2003 data were derived from the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) System. 1992-2001 data were derived from the Marine Safety Information System (MSIS). Data from prior years were derived from other sources and may not be directly comparable.

SOURCE

1970-2002: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (formerly U.S. Department of Transportation), U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communications, June 21, 2004 and Oct. 14, 2004.