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Table 2-42: Waterborne Transportation Safety Data not Related to Vessel Casualties

Table 2-42: Waterborne Transportation Safety Data not Related to Vessel Casualties

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 R1992 R1993 R1994 R1995 R1996 R1997 R1998 R1999 2000
Fatalitiesa 420 330 281 130 101 56 94 95 101 95 95 88 95 86 87
Injuries U U U U U U 1,489 1,448 1,718 1,833 1,327 1,037 540 500 564
Vesselsb U 321 274 128 98 51 1,592 1,549 1,823 1,941 1,434 1,135 647 593 658

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.

a Fatalities 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).


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, homocides, 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. 1992-2000 data come from the Marine Safety Management Information System. Data for prior years may not be directly comparable.


U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, Dec. 12, 2001.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017