Twelve died in marine casualties
Transport and tourism
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Marine casualties (discontinued)2011

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



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Twelve died in marine casualties

Eight people lost their lives associated with ship accidents, while four fatalities occurred with no damage to vessels. The eight fatalities from ship accidents were evenly divided between ships registered in Norway and ship registered abroad.

Fatalities, by type of accident

23 vessels were totally lost in 2011, all of them along the coast of Norway. Nine of these were lost between Trondheim and Tromsø. In this area 43 vessels where partially lost in 2011.

Personnel injuries are down

A total of 242 people were injured in accidents relating to maritime transport in 2011. 226 persons were injured in personnel accidents without damage to vessels. 164 of these people were injured along the Norwegian coast with.

Leisure boats

32 people were killed in accident involving leisure boats in 2011. Among these who lost their lives were 26 men, five women and one person under the age of 17.

Totally lost, partially lost and personnel injuries

The distinction between vessels totally and partially lost is not always clear. A vessel which seems to be totally lost might, at a later time, be repaired and put back into service. The damage on a partially lost vessel can be so extensive that, at a later time also, the owner might not find it worthwhile to repair. Personnel injuries are accidents without any damage to the vessel.


After current posting new tables are made available on fatalities from use of leisure boats. These can be found in StatBank.