Monthly Marine Occurrence Statistics

December 2018

Table 1. Marine occurrences (types, vessels and losses involved)
  December Year to date (December)
2018 2017 2013-2017 average 2018 2017 2013-2017 average
Accidents 26 15 21 283 279 287
Shipping accidents by type 25 11 16 234 233 239
Capsize 0 1 1 11 5 7
Collision 11 3 5 82 89 80
Fire/Explosion 6 2 3 35 33 34
Grounding 2 3 4 58 52 60
Sank 4 1 2 27 22 21
Sustains damage render unseaworthy/Unfit for purpose 2 1 3 21 31 37
Other accident types 0 0 0 0 1 1
Accidents aboard ship 1 4 5 49 46 47
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by type of vessel 33 13 18 269 268 275
Barge 7 2 1 29 20 17
Cargo - liquid 0 0 0 9 10 10
Cargo - solid 6 2 5 47 39 49
Ferry 0 0 0 10 12 16
Fishing 8 7 7 76 88 88
Passenger 1 0 1 14 15 15
Service ship 2 1 2 27 38 35
Tug 4 1 2 25 25 24
Other vessel types 5 0 1 32 21 21
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by vessel flag 33 13 18 269 268 275
Canadian non-fishing vessels 19 4 8 159 148 151
Canadian fishing vessels 7 7 7 71 84 86
Foreign vessels 7 2 3 39 36 38
Vessels lost by gross tonnage 1 3 2 15 12 18
1600 gross tons and over 0 0 0 1 0 0
150 to 1599 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 1
60 to 149 gross tons 1 0 1 4 2 4
15 to 59 gross tons 0 0 0 2 2 4
Less than 15 gross tons 0 3 1 6 5 7
Unknown tonnage 0 0 0 2 3 3
Fatalities 0 0 0 22 11 13
Shipping accidents 0 0 0 16 4 7
Accidents aboard ship 0 0 0 6 7 6
Serious injuries 1 5 5 51 47 46
Shipping accidents 0 1 0 6 7 5
Accidents aboard ship 1 4 4 45 40 41
Occurrences with a dangerous good release* 0 0 N/A 8 7 N/A
Reportable incidents by type 109 73 70 936 885 768
Bottom contact 0 6 4 35 42 29
Cargo shift/Cargo loss 1 0 0 7 6 3
Person overboard 1 0 1 12 10 10
Risk of collision (near collision) 2 4 2 67 52 45
Risk of sinking 6 1 1 34 15 14
Total failure of any machinery or technical system** 93 61 61 729 719 645
Other incident types 6 1 1 52 41 22
Data extracted January 29, 2019
In November 2013, the Transportation Safety Board developed and deployed a new Marine Database. The new database significantly improves the TSB’s ability to collect, categorize and present statistics. In accordance with these changes the statistical summaries for January 2014 onwards will be presented in a slightly different format.
New TSB regulations came into effect on July 1, 2014, changing some reporting requirements.
* Under new reporting requirements the release of dangerous goods has been harmonized with Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Detailed data was not collected prior to July 1, 2014.
** New regulations clarify the reporting requirements for a total failure of any machinery or technical system.

Note: This is preliminary information subject to year-end validation and reconciliation.

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