Monthly Marine Occurrence Statistics

April 2017

Table 1, Marine occurrences (types, vessels and losses involved)
  April Year to date (April)
2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
Accidents 14 21 20 45 81 68
Shipping accidents by type 11 17 17 40 67 58
Capsize 1 1 0 3 2 1
Collision 5 6 5 17 20 21
Fire/Explosion 0 3 2 5 11 7
Grounding 1 4 5 3 18 12
Sank 0 0 1 3 4 4
Sustains damage render unseaworthy/Unfit for purpose 4 3 4 9 12 13
Other accident types 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accidents aboard ship 3 4 4 5 14 11
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by type of vessel 12 19 18 42 75 65
Barge 0 1 0 3 7 4
Cargo - liquid 0 1 1 1 3 4
Cargo - solid 4 5 6 10 12 16
Ferry 1 2 1 3 9 6
Fishing 1 4 6 6 24 17
Passenger 1 0 0 1 1 1
Service ship 5 2 1 15 9 8
Tug 0 2 1 2 3 6
Other vessel types 0 2 1 1 7 3
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by vessel flag 12 19 18 42 75 65
Canadian non-fishing vessels 8 11 9 29 40 35
Canadian fishing vessels 1 4 5 6 24 17
Foreign vessels 3 4 4 7 11 13
Vessels lost by gross tonnage 0 0 1 2 1 3
1600 gross tons and over 0 0 0 0 0 0
150 to 1599 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 to 149 gross tons 0 0 0 1 0 1
15 to 59 gross tons 0 0 0 0 1 1
Less than 15 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 1
Unknown tonnage 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fatalities 2 1 1 5 1 4
Shipping accidents 2 0 0 4 0 1
Accidents aboard ship 0 1 1 1 1 2
Serious injuries 3 3 2 5 14 8
Shipping accidents 0 0 0 1 0 0
Accidents aboard ship 3 3 2 4 14 8
Occurrences with a dangerous good release* 0 1 N/A 0 3 N/A
Reportable incidents by type 43 61 54 139 202 136
Bottom contact 0 0 2 1 5 5
Cargo shift/Cargo loss 0 0 0 0 0 0
Person overboard 0 1 1 3 4 3
Risk of collision (near collision) 2 1 2 9 6 6
Risk of sinking 0 1 2 2 2 3
Total failure of any machinery or technical system** 40 56 46 110 170 113
Other incident types 1 2 1 14 15 6
Data extracted May 15, 2017
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.