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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
Fatalitiesa 178 243 206 131 85 30 96 110 69 46 50 46 59 44
Injuried persons 105 97 180 172 175 110 167 160 179 145 129 109 107 113
Accidentsb 2,582 3,310 4,624 3,439 3,613 2,222 3,244 3,425 3,972 4,196 3,799 3,704 3,872 3,654
Vesselsc 4,063 5,685 7,694 5,694 5,494 3,514 4,910 5,309 6,433 6,849 6,075 5,819 5,793 5,285
Property damage (current $ millions) U U U U U U 174.6 160.9 218.5 127.2 111.8 128.5 161.5 115.3

a Fatalities include the number of people who died or were declared missing subsequent to a marine accident.
b Accidents in this table are cited as "marine casualty cases" by the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard.
c More than one vessel may be involved in a marine accident.

KEY: U = data are not available.

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 platyform within 200 miles, or a collision with a U.S. ship). Includes commercial fishing vessels.
1992-98 data come from the Marine Safety Management Information System. Data for prior years may not be directly comparable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Investigations and Analysis, Compliance Analysis Division (G-MOA-2), personal communication.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017