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 2004
Fatalitiesa 178 243 206 131 85 30 (R) 97 (R) 105 (R) 77 (R) 53 (R) 55 (R) 48 (R) 69 (R) 58 (R) 53 (R) 53 (R) 62 (R) 53 36
Injuries 105 97 180 172 175 110 (R) 170 (R) 171 (R) 182 (R) 154 (R) 254 (R) 120 (R) 130 (R) 152 (R) 150 (R) 210 (R) 192 (R) 227 198
Accidentsb 2,582 3,310 4,624 3,439 3,613 2,222 (R) 5,583 (R) 6,126 (R) 6,743 (R) 5,349 (R) 5,260 (R) 5,504 (R) 5,767 (R) 5,526 (R) 5,403 (R) 4,958 (R) 6,008 (R) 5,163 4,962
Vesselsc 4,063 5,685 7,694 5,694 5,494 3,514 (R) 7,190 (R) 7,913 (R) 9,030 (R) 7,802 (R) 7,695 (R) 7,802 (R) 7,824 (R) 7,265 (R) 7,103 (R) 6,439 (R) 7,304 (R) 5,937 6,032
Property damage (current $ millions) U U U U U U (R) 201.7 (R) 181.5 (R) 264.4 (R) 159.0 (R) 200.8 (R) 158.2 (R) 234.9 (R) 177.1 (R) 180.5 (R) 100.9 (R) 483.8 (R) 189.6 303.3

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. Data from 1992 to 2003 has been revised to include vessels involved in pollution incidents, which the United States Coast Guard considers to be a vessel casualty . Data includes all vessel mishaps involving marine pollution discharges.

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.

1992-97 data come from the Marine Safety Management Information System. Between 1998 and 2001 the U.S. Coast Guard phased in a new computer system to track safety data, the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement System. During that period data come from combining entries in the Marine Safety Management Information System with entries in the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement System. Data for 2002 to 2004 come from the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement System. Data for prior years come from other sources and may not be directly comparable.

SOURCE

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 June 8, 2005.