Monthly Marine Occurrence Statistics

May 2017

Table 1, Marine occurrences (types, vessels and losses involved)
  May Year to date (May)
2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
Accidents 28 25 26 77 106 95
Shipping accidents by type 23 20 21 66 87 78
Capsize 0 0 0 3 2 2
Collision 13 6 6 31 26 27
Fire/Explosion 2 6 3 7 17 10
Grounding 6 3 7 9 21 18
Sank 2 1 1 5 5 5
Sustains damage render unseaworthy/Unfit for purpose 0 4 3 11 16 16
Other accident types 0 0 0 0 0 1
Accidents aboard ship 5 5 6 11 19 17
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by type of vessel 28 23 23 74 98 88
Barge 4 1 0 7 8 5
Cargo - liquid 2 1 0 3 4 5
Cargo - solid 3 3 5 15 15 21
Ferry 4 2 1 7 11 7
Fishing 5 9 11 12 33 28
Passenger 1 1 1 2 2 3
Service ship 1 2 1 17 11 9
Tug 5 2 2 7 5 7
Other vessel types 3 2 1 4 9 4
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by vessel flag 28 23 23 74 98 88
Canadian non-fishing vessels 19 10 9 50 50 44
Canadian fishing vessels 5 9 11 12 33 27
Foreign vessels 4 4 3 12 15 17
Vessels lost by gross tonnage 0 3 2 2 4 5
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 2 1 0 2 2
Unknown tonnage 0 1 0 1 1 0
Fatalities 1 0 1 6 1 5
Shipping accidents 0 0 1 4 0 2
Accidents aboard ship 1 0 1 2 1 3
Serious injuries 4 5 5 10 19 14
Shipping accidents 0 0 0 1 0 0
Accidents aboard ship 4 5 5 9 19 13
Occurrences with a dangerous good release* 0 0 N/A 0 3 N/A
Reportable incidents by type 85 91 90 247 293 226
Bottom contact 5 3 1 6 8 6
Cargo shift/Cargo loss 2 2 1 3 2 1
Person overboard 1 0 0 4 4 3
Risk of collision (near collision) 0 3 3 9 9 9
Risk of sinking 2 2 1 4 4 4
Total failure of any machinery or technical system** 74 81 82 205 251 195
Other incident types 1 0 2 16 15 7
Data extracted June 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.