Marine Statistics - 2008 - Accessibility Page

Figure 1. Figure 1 is a bar graph representing the yearly number of shipping accidents and accidents aboard ship between 1999 and 2008.
In 1999 there were 536 shipping accidents and 69 accidents aboard ship.
In 2000 there were 450 shipping accidents and 77 accidents aboard ship.
In 2001 there were 459 shipping accidents and 59 accidents aboard ship.
In 2002 there were 448 shipping accidents and 36 accidents aboard ship.
In 2003 there were 481 shipping accidents and 66 accidents aboard ship.
In 2004 there were 442 shipping accidents and 50 accidents aboard ship.
In 2005 there were 444 shipping accidents and 45 accidents aboard ship.
In 2006 there were 422 shipping accidents and 50 accidents aboard ship.
In 2007 there were 396 shipping accidents and 60 accidents aboard ship.
In 2008 there were 359 shipping accidents and 59 accidents aboard ship.
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Figure 2. Figure 2 is a bar graph comparing the number of marine fatalities and injuries per year from 1999 to 2008.
In 1999 there were 29 fatalities and 84 injuries.
In 2000 there were 31 fatalities and 94 injuries.
In 2001 there were 34 fatalities and 70 injuries.
In 2002 there were 28 fatalities and 78 injuries.
In 2003 there were 17 fatalities and 95 injuries.
In 2004 there were 28 fatalities and 82 injuries.
In 2005 there were 20 fatalities and 66 injuries.
In 2006 there were 18 fatalities and 81 injuries.
In 2007 there were 14 fatalities and 80 injuries.
In 2008 there were 24 fatalities and 74 injuries.
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Figure 3. Figure 3 is a bar graph representing the average number of shipping accidents by type that occurred between 2003 and 2007, compared to the number of accidents by type that occurred in 2008.
There was an average of 18 collisions between 2003 and 2007 compared to 17 in 2008.
There was an average of 14 capsizings between 2003 and 2007 compared to 12 in 2008.
There was an average of 23 founderings/sinkings between 2003 and 2007 compared to 31 in 2008.
There was an average of 58 fire/explosions between 2003 and 2007 compared to 62 in 2008.
There was an average of 104 groundings between 2003 and 2007 compared to 72 in 2008.
There was an average of 73 strikings between 2003 and 2007 compared to 56 in 2008.
There was an average of 17 accidents due to ice damage between 2003 and 2007 compared to 15 in 2008.
There was an average of 43 accidents due to propeller/rudder/stuctural damage between 2003 and 2007 compared to 15 in 2008.
There was an average of 53 accidents due to flooding between 2003 and 2007 compared to 45 in 2008.
There was an average of 36 accidents due to other causes between 2003 and 2007 compared to 34 in 2008.
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Figure 4. Figure 4 is a bar graph representing the average number of shipping accidents by type of vessels that occurred between 2003 and 2007, compared to the number of accidents by type of vessels that occurred in 2008.
There was an average of 23 cargos between 2003 and 2007 compared to 20 in 2008.
There was an average of 56 bulk carriers/OBO between 2003 and 2007 compared to 45 in 2008.
There was an average of 12 tankers between 2003 and 2007 compared to 5 in 2008.
There was an average of 64 tug/barge between 2003 and 2007 compared to 76 in 2008.
There was an average of 24 ferries between 2003 and 2007 compared to 29 in 2008.
There was an average of 25 passenger vessels between 2003 and 2007 compared to 14 in 2008.
There was an average of 224 fishing vessels between 2003 and 2007 compared to 174 in 2008.
There was an average of 24 service vessels between 2003 and 2007 compared to 24 in 2008.
There was an average of 12 non-commercial vessels between 2003 and 2007 compared to 11 in 2008.
There was an average of 12 other vessels between 2003 and 2007 compared to 8 in 2008.
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Figure 5. Figure 5 is a bar graph demonstrating the average number of shipping accidents by region for the period from 2003 to 2007 compared to the number of shipping accidents by region for 2008.
For the Western region, there was an average of 123 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 107 in 2008.
For the Central region, there was an average of 52 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 45 in 2008.
For the Laurentian region, there was an average of 70 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 55 in 2008.
For the Maritimes region, there was an average of 98 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 78 in 2008.
For the Newfoundland region, there was an average of 77 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 61 in 2008.
For the Arctic region, there was an average of 4 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 5 in 2008.
In foreign waters, there was an average of 13 accidents from 2003 to 2007 and 8 in 2008.
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Figure 6. Figure 6 is a line graph that shows the comparison between total Canadian fishing vessels and total Canadian non-fishing vessels involved in shipping accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 1999 was 273 compared to 220 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2000 was 227 compared to 179 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2001 was 232 compared to 197 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2002 was 232 compared to 192 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2003 was 253 compared to 216 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2004 was 223 compared to 193 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2005 was 230 compared to 185 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2006 was 198 compared to 190 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2007 was 184 compared to 192 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
The total number of Canadian fishing vessels involved in accidents in 2008 was 173 compared to 193 non-fishing vessels involved in accidents.
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Figure 7. Figure 7 is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of marine incidents by type for 2008.
Engine/rudder/propeller incidents made up 43% of marine incidents in 2008.
Close-quarters situations made up 8% of marine incidents in 2008.
Personal incidents made up 4% of marine incidents in 2008.
Cargo trouble made up 2% of marine incidents in 2008.
Other factors made up 34% of marine incidents in 2008.
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