Fewer injuries on Norwegian vessels
Transport and tourism
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Norway’s maritime accident statistics show that 232 people incurred significant injuries in 2014.

Marine casualties (discontinued)2014

Discontinued statistics. Figures for marine casualties are available at Norwegian Maritime Authority.



Fewer injuries on Norwegian vessels

A total of 232 people incurred significant injuries in connection with Norwegian vessels in 2014. This is 49 fewer than in 2013. Vessel accidents were also down.

Main figures on accidents involving Norwegian registered vessels1
1Registered in NOR and NIS. All sizes. Not leisure boats.
Accidents with vessels
Total loss (vessels)6188
Partial loss (vessels)217246241
Accidents with personnell
Injuries (persons)232281263
Fatalities (persons)6510

Along with the 232 injured there were 6 fatalities. Over the last three years there have been about 7 fatalities a year on board vessels in NOR and NIS.

Passenger vessels with fewer personnel injuries

Most of the injuries happened on board passenger and fishing vessels. There were 71 injuries on board passenger vessels in 2014 compared to 100 the year before. On board fishing vessels, there were 80 injuries in 2014; the same as in 2013. As for passenger vessels, the number of injuries on board offshore vessels was also reduced, with 28 in 2014 compared to 44 in 2013.

No NIS vessels lost

All vessels that suffered a total loss were in NOR. This register also dominated partial losses, with 195 out of 217 partial losses in NOR in 2014. Note, however, that there are considerably more vessels in NOR than in NIS.

29 fatalities in accidents on board leisure boats

The number of fatalities in accidents involving leisure boats in 2014 is on a par with other years, with 28 men killed and 1 woman. No children under the age of 16 were among the deceased.