Table 1 - Number of Commercial Vessel Incidents by Type of Vessel--Top 10 Vessel Types: 1992-2000

Table 1 - Number of Commercial Vessel Incidents by Type of Vessel--Top 10 Vessel Types: 1992-2000

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Vessel type 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Towboat/tugboat 1,508 1,690 2,355 2,633 2,429 2,211 2,180 2,049 1,802
Fishing boat 1,984 1,991 1,959 1,546 1,296 1,284 1,154 1,232 1,125
Passenger ship 684 789 932 982 977 903 944 936 908
Freight barge 723 795 909 983 964 792 747 771 640
Tank barge 818 861 1,066 949 799 778 729 647 619
Freight ship 915 955 1,037 937 746 701 689 668 510
Recreational boat 489 639 718 277 189 325 411 437 480
Tank ship 542 545 628 467 355 358 348 286 230
Oversized vessel 210 242 184 135 136 146 179 138 131
Unclassified vessel 146 132 175 153 397 393 223 166 115
Total, top 10 8,019 8,639 9,963 9,062 8,288 7,891 7,604 7,330 6,560
Total, all vessels 8,734 9,457 10,852 9,806 9,191 8,915 8,479 7,862 6,903
Percentage of total, top 10 (%) 91.80 91.40 91.80 92.40 90.20 88.50 89.70 93.20 95.00

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Resources Management Directorate, Data Administration Division, personal communication, February 2001.