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Statistics of marine accidents

  Marine accidents by accident type

Unit : number of vessel

Classifi
-cation


 Year
Total Collision Contact Grounding Capsizing Fire,
explosion
Sinking Engine & aux
machinery
damage
Safety
accident
Floating
matter coiled
Propeller
damage
Marine pollution * Others
2011 1,809 260 32 120 58 84 65 652 84 234 - 8 212
2012 1,573 196 33 113 39 105 41 489 60 227 - - 259
2013 1,093 175 23 91 32 79 21 290 45 191 - - 146
2014 1,330 180 19 96 35 97 19 339 113 205 - - 227
2015 2,101 235 28 84 32 100 31 703 144 331 - - 413
2016 2,307 209 23 137 49 113 27 755 131 390 - - 473
2017 2,582 258 25 149 65 96 29 838 160 311 131 - 520
2018 2,671 250 20 142 46 119 38 856 162 278 155 80 525
2019 2,971 244 38 140 110 132 61 888 228 346 151 94 539
2020 3,156 277 39 198 108 128 69 878 203 358 161 70 667

Note) * Others : Life preserver damage, Facility damage, propeller damage, Steering gear damage etc

Since 2017, safety operations prevention' items have been seperated and 'safety prevention' has been changed to 'floating matter coiled'

Since 2018, 'personal accident' has been renamed 'safety accident', and 'marine pollution' included in other items has been seperated to display separate items

Source : Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), Korea Maritime Safety Tribunal, Investigator



  Marine accidents by vessel type

Unit : number

Classifi
-cation


 Year
Total Passenger
ship
Cargo ship Fishing boat Tankers Tug boat Aquatic
leisure
equipment
Others
2011 2,139 22 118 1,573 43 86 ... 297
2012 1,854 32 109 1,315 45 104 ... 249
2013 1,306 29 107 839 52 78 ... 201
2014 1,565 51 111 1,029 51 102 ... 221
2015 2,362 66 115 1,621 65 94 ... 401
2016 2,549 65 116 1,794 67 77 ... 430
2017 2,882 46 127 1,939 73 91 472 134
2018 2,968 44 112 2,013 89 111 469 130
2019 3,274 53 111 2,134 93 94 586 203
2020 3,535 47 139 2,331 83 112 647 176

Note) 'Aquatic leisure equipment' that has been included on 'Others' since 2017 is seperated and marked as a separate item

Source : Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), Korea Maritime Safety Tribunal, Investigator