Table 5-8
Commercial Vessel-Waterborne Transport Safety Data and Property Damage Resulting from Vessel Casualties

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  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Deaths 61 58 53 64 64
Injuries 182 263 233 169 348
Accidents 3,658 3,250 3,232 3,189 3,675
Vessels involved 6,263 5,232 6,330 7,974 7,896
Property damage to vessels $334,741,172 $126,709,033 $151,717,872 $170,192,689 $127,363,573

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Information Resources, Data Division, as of September 2006.

NOTES: Fatalities include the number of people who died or were declared missing as the result of a marine casualty. Data in this table include only vessel related marine casualties verified as reportable under 46 Code of Federal Regulations 4.05. Data include incidents involving both U.S. and foreign-flag vessels in U.S. waters, but only incidents involving U.S. flag vessels outside U.S. waters. Incidents involving only a pollution release or personal injury without vessel involvement are not included. More than one vessel may be involved in a single marine casualty. Injuries and deaths resulting from existing medical condition, assault, homicide, suicide or self-inflicted injuries are not included. Incidents involving natural disasters are not included.

  • Marine accidents result in loss of life, injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage.