KEY: U = data are not available.
a Fatalities include people who were declared missing.
b Figures represent the number of vessels involved in nonvessel casualties. These vessels were not part of the accident, but the accident may have occurred on the vessel (e.g., crewmembers swept overboard by a wave).
Figures reflect the number of deaths and injuries to people on commercial vessels not resulting from a casualty to the vessel. These injuries and fatalities result from such incidents as slips, falls, or electrocutions. Deaths and injuries from disease, homocides, suicides, fights, and diving accidents have been excluded. The data reflect deaths and injuries to people on both U.S. and foreign flag vessels within the jurisdiction of the United States (within 12 miles of U.S. coast) and on U.S. flag vessels anywhere in the world.
2002 and 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.
U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, June 29, 2004.