14 died in marine casualties in 2010
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Marine casualties (discontinued)2010

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



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14 died in marine casualties in 2010

Fourteen people died in marine casualties in 2010; 9 less than in 2009. Two were killed in accidents involving Norwegian-registered vessels less than 25 gross tonnes, while 12 were lost due to personal injuries not involving damage to vessels.

Persons lost in marine casualties, by type of accident

In total, 13 Norwegian vessels were lost in 2010, of which nine were less than 25 gross tonnes. A total of 149 Norwegian-registered vessels were partially lost.

Among the foreign-registered vessels in Norwegian waters, 24 were partially lost, while one vessel was totally lost.

Most vessels lost between Trondheim and Tromsø

Six vessels were totally lost between Trondheim and Tromsø in 2010. The same area had most total losses in 2009, with eight vessels. The area between Bergen and Trondheim had most partial losses; 46 vessels in 2010. This area also had most partial losses in 2009, with 52 vessels.

Injuries are down

A total of 245 persons were injured in 2010, and 169 of these were injured along the Norwegian coast.

There were 229 injuries with no damage to vessels.

Four women died in boat accidents

Thirty-three people were killed in accidents involving leisure boats in 2010; two more than in 2009. Among these who lost their lives were 28 men, one person under 17 years of age and four women.

Totally and partially lost

The distinction between vessels totally and partially lost is not always clear. Thus, a vessel that seems to be totally lost might later be repaired and put back to service. The damage to a partially lost vessel can be so extensive that it is later considered not worthwhile to repair it. Personal injuries are accidents without any damage to vessels.