Total Types = 1,031
Total Accidents = 907

Chart 8 - Type of Accident

Some accidents are represented by more than one accident type, which accounts for the accident types exceeding the number of accidents. An example of such an accident is when an operator falls overboard and is then struck by another vessel. Such an accident would be represented in both the "Falls Overboard" category and the "Struck by Boat/Propeller" category, since both of these occurences were significant components of the accident.

By far, vessels colliding with other vessels were the most common type of accident, accounting for 36% of all accidents.