Monthly Marine Occurrence Statistics

August 2017

Table 1, Marine occurrences (types, vessels and losses involved)
  August Year to date (August)
2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
Accidents 31 30 30 180 200 190
Shipping accidents by type 28 26 25 150 168 156
Capsize 0 0 0 4 3 4
Collision 9 10 10 58 57 53
Fire/Explosion 5 6 4 21 29 22
Grounding 11 6 8 32 45 41
Sank 3 3 2 13 12 11
Sustains damage render unseaworthy/Unfit for purpose 0 1 1 21 21 23
Other accident types 0 0 0 1 1 1
Accidents aboard ship 3 4 5 30 32 34
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by type of vessel 32 32 30 170 197 177
Barge 1 2 2 9 15 8
Cargo - liquid 1 2 1 9 6 7
Cargo - solid 4 4 5 26 28 36
Ferry 2 3 1 11 18 13
Fishing 13 6 9 55 57 59
Passenger 3 2 3 9 10 11
Service ship 2 6 4 26 23 17
Tug 3 1 2 12 15 14
Other vessel types 3 6 4 13 25 13
Vessels involved in shipping accidents by vessel flag 32 32 30 170 197 177
Canadian non-fishing vessels 16 22 18 95 117 92
Canadian fishing vessels 10 6 9 51 56 58
Foreign vessels 6 4 3 24 24 28
Vessels lost by gross tonnage 3 1 1 7 7 12
1600 gross tons and over 0 0 0 0 0 0
150 to 1599 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 1
60 to 149 gross tons 1 0 0 2 2 2
15 to 59 gross tons 1 0 0 2 1 3
Less than 15 gross tons 0 1 1 0 3 5
Unknown tonnage 1 0 0 3 1 1
Fatalities 1 0 1 8 3 9
Shipping accidents 0 0 0 4 2 4
Accidents aboard ship 1 0 0 4 1 5
Serious injuries 4 9 7 29 37 33
Shipping accidents 1 5 3 4 5 5
Accidents aboard ship 3 4 5 25 32 29
Occurrences with a dangerous good release* 1 0 N/A 3 4 N/A
Reportable incidents by type 89 89 73 599 545 454
Bottom contact 3 2 3 21 14 14
Cargo shift/Cargo loss 1 0 0 5 2 2
Person overboard 2 1 2 9 9 7
Risk of collision (near collision) 12 10 7 33 34 30
Risk of sinking 2 6 2 10 11 9
Total failure of any machinery or technical system** 65 69 57 493 455 380
Other incident types 4 1 1 28 20 11
Data extracted September 18, 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.