TSB Canada reports decline in marine accidents

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In its transportation statistics 2020, TSB Canada recorded a total of 262 marine accidents (resulting directly from the operation of a ship), down from the 2019 total of 267 and below the 10-year average of 289. In 2020, 18 marine fatalities were reported, up from the 17 fatalities reported in 2019, and above the annual average of 15.4 in the 2010–2019 time period. Of the 18 fatalities in 2020, 12 were the result of four shipping accidents, while the remaining six fatalities resulted from five accidents aboard ship. In 2020, there were 43 accidents aboard ship, down from 60 in 2019 and down from the 2010–2019 average of 51. The majority of accidents aboard ship occurred on cargo vessels (35%) and fishing vessels (35%). Source and more details: Maritime Magazine

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