Some marine incidents result in consequences to passengers or crew on-board. These consequences can include injury, person over-board or fatalities. Figure 15 shows the incidents involving personal consequence by severity across each year (2016 to 2019).
Figure 15. Number of incidents involving personal consequences, by severity and year (2016-2019)
Figure 16 details the non-fatal personal consequences by crew and passengers. The majority of injuries, illnesses and persons overboard involved crew members.
Figure 16. Distribution by type of non-fatal personal consequence by injury, illness and person overboard (2019)
From 2016 to 2019, a total of 1180 incidents were reported to AMSA which involved a non-fatal injury to a passenger or crew member. Of these, 60% (710 incidents) involved crew.
In 2019, there were 215 reported crew injuries and 104 reported passenger injuries.
Figure 17. Number of incidents reported with injuries for crew and passengers by year
Most injuries occurred during incidents classified as less serious. In 2019, 12.9% of injuries occurred as a result of serious incidents. This represents an increase from the previous years.
Figure 18. Incident severity distribution of injuries by year