Maritime worker fatalities include crewmembers in the maritime industry aboard U.S. vessels/platforms. The data do not include fatalities on recreational boats or foreign vessels, or fatalities arising from intentional and natural causes. The largest percentage of maritime worker fatalities occur in commercial fishing.
Passenger vessel fatalities include death or disappearance of passengers aboard cruise ships, gambling ships, charter fishing boats, sightseeing boats, and passenger ferries. Deaths of maritime workers on passenger vessels are counted under maritime worker fatalities. Over 90 million people are carried aboard passenger vessels each year.
NOTE: Passenger vessel fatality measure has undergone substantial revisions. Including data before 1995 would result in misleading comparisons.
|Maritime worker fatalities||119||87|
|Maritime worker fatalities percent change from previous year||7.21||-26.89|
|Passenger vessel fatalities||29||15|
|Passenger vessel fatalities percent change from previous year||3.57||-48.28|
NOTE: Crew member fatalities involve a death or disappearance of a crew member or employee aboard a U.S. vessel.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Plans, Policy and Evaluation, Personal Communication, and U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, table 3-1, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html