Table 2-46: Waterborne Transportation Safety Data not Related to Vessel Casualties

Table 2-46: Waterborne Transportation Safety Data not 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 2005 2006 2007 2008 (R) 2009 2010
Fatalitiesa 420 330 281 130 101 56 89 79 89 92 86 84 95 74 69 49 41 50 62 60 65 59 61 58 43
Injuries U U U U U U 936 919 1,081 1,170 951 779 520 429 509 412 475 472 495 580 678 562 483 463 489
Vesselsb U 321 274 128 98 51 1,427 1,378 1,592 1,726 1,283 968 526 445 514 440 594 562 537 614 725 605 522 503 513

KEY: R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

aFatalities 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).

NOTES

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, homicides, 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.

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 2010 come from the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement System. Data prior to 1992 come from other sources and may not be directly comparable to the data from later years.

SOURCES

1970-2002: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communications, June 29, 2004, June 8, 2005, and June 22, 2007.

2003-10: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Investigations and Analysis CG-545, personal communication, Apr. 28, 2011.