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 (R) 2002 (R) 2003 (R) 2004 (R) 2005 2006 2007
Fatalitiesa 178 243 206 131 85 30 97 105 77 53 55 48 69 58 53 53 61 58 53 64 64 52
Injuries 105 97 180 172 175 110 170 171 182 154 254 120 130 152 150 210 182 263 233 169 348 167
Accidentsb 2,582 3,310 4,624 3,439 3,613 2,222 5,583 6,126 6,743 5,349 5,260 5,504 5,767 5,526 5,403 4,958 3658 3250 3232 3221 3,675 3,888
Vesselsc 4,063 5,685 7,694 5,694 5,494 3,514 7,190 7,913 9,030 7,802 7,695 7,802 7,824 7,265 7,103 6,439 6263 5232 6330 8007 7,896 7,896
Property damage (current $ millions) U U U U U U 201.7 181.5 264.4 159.0 200.8 158.2 234.9 177.1 180.5 100.9 334.7 126.7 151.7 719.4 127.4 82.0

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). Commercial fishing vessels are included.

For 1992-97, data are obtained 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 this period, data are derived by combining entries in the Marine Safety Management Information System with entries in the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement System. Data for 2002 and after are from the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement System. Data for prior 1992 come from other sources and may not be directly comparable.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication as of November 2008.