European Maritime safety Agency has issued the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents. It consists in a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). During 2015 there were 115 reported fatalities, 976 persons injured, 36 ships lost and 125 investigations launched.
With 3296 marine casualties and incidents in 2015, the total number reported in EMCIP has reached almost 12600. Some under-reporting of marine casualties and incidents still appears to exist, although there has been continuous
improvement since the implementation of the relevant EU legislation in 2011.
Estimates indicate that under-reporting relates mostly to the less serious casualties and incidents and this is consistent with the increases shown in these categories while more serious casualties remained at levels similar to previous
Over the period 2011-2015, half of the casualties were of a navigational nature, such as contacts, groundings/strandings or collisions. Amongst occupational accidents, 39% were attributed…
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