Marine Accident Trend Downward in Canada

News Release
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) say downward trend in marine accident statistics continues

In all, 322 total marine accidents (Shipping accidents and Accidents aboard ship) were reported to the TSB in 2011, a 9% decrease from the 2010 total of 354 and a 23% decrease from the 2006–2010 average of 420.

Twenty-two vessels were reported lost in 2011, down from the 2010 total of 27 and down from the five–year average of 31. Marine fatalities totaled 15 in 2011, down from the 2010 total of 18 and down from the five-year average of 19. Fatalities occurring during commercial fishing activity totaled 10 in 2011, unchanged from 2010, and down from the five–year average of 11. All fatalities involving fishing vessels totaled 12 in 2011, down from 11 in 2010, and down from the five–year average of 11.

In 2011, there were 221 marine incidents reported in accordance with theTSB mandatory reporting requirements, down from 235 in 2010 and down from the five–year average of 251.

Shipping accidents, which comprised 89% of marine accidents, decreased to 285 in 2011 from 299 in 2010 and from the five–year average of 364. Fishing vessels comprised 43% of all Canadian–flag vessels involved in shipping accidents.

Marine activity for Canadian commercial non-fishing vessels over 15 gross tons (grt) (excluding passenger vessels and cruise ships) decreased by 7% from the 2006–2010 average, This yields an accident rate of 4.1 accidents per 1000 movements, up from the five–year average of 3.9. Marine activity for foreign commercial non-fishing vessels decreased by 1% from the 2006–2010 average while the accident rate decreased to 1.4 accidents per 1000 movements from the five–year average of 1.8.

 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Safety

USCG Boatcrew Searching for Burglary Suspect

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) search-and-rescue crews are currently searching for a burglary suspect in the vicinity of the Rickenbacker Causeway near Miami, Fla. Friday morning.

Massive Haitian Refugee Rescues off Bahamas

Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days, informs the US Coast Guard.

Maersk Line Still the Leading Carrier on Reliability in Q2

During the second quarter, the overall industry reliability has improved. However, Maersk Line is pleased to have improved their performance so that they can

Government Update

China Appeals WTO Ruling on US Solar Panel Dispute

China has appealed against a WTO dispute panel report on anti-dumping duties applied on certain Chinese products by the United States, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Friday.

WTO Rules Against Argentina Licensing Rules in Row with US, EU, Japan

A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union, and Japan against

Ballast Water Management: California Update

The California State Lands Commission (CSL) has promulgated a letter to clarify its interpretation of existing ballast water requirements under the California's

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2876 sec (3 req/sec)