MAIB PUBLISHES MARINE ACCIDENT STATISTICS FOR 2019
MAIB publishes Marine Accident Statistics for 2019. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its Marine Accident Statistics report for 2019.
The year saw 1090 accidents reported, a reduction on 2018 (1227). 22 investigations were started, compared with 23 in 2018, and 21 in 2017.
The attached report includes an overview of marine casualty reports to the MAIB in 2019 along with detailed statistics for:
- UK vessels: accidents involving loss of life
- UK merchant vessels 100gt and over
- UK merchant vessels under 100gt
- UK Fishing vessels
- Non-UK commercial vessels
For the tenth successive year, no UK merchant vessels of 100gt or more were lost. The overall accident rate for UK merchant vessels of 100gt or more was 74 casualties per 1000 vessels (compared to 64 per 1000 vessels in 2018 and 75 per 1000 vessels in 2017). No passengers lost their lives due to accidents involving UK merchant vessels of 100gt or more during 2019. However, three crew lost their lives on UK merchant vessels of 100gt or more: two fatalities occurred during self-mooring / unmooring operations; and, one fatality occurred as a result of being struck by a moving gantry crane on deck.
Five commercial fishing vessels were recorded as lost in 2019, compared with eight in 2018 and six in 2017. The loss rate of fishing vessels remains low at 0.09% of the fleet. Five commercial fishermen lost their lives during the year due to accidents (six in 2018, five in 2017), though a shore-based engineer also lost his life in the engine room of a fishing vessel.
The document can be found here on the MAIB website.