Fatal Accident Statistics

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Fatal accident statistics 2011-2020

Between 2011 and 2020 there were:

  • 29 fatal incidents involving 39 deaths.
  • All victims were male.
  • Most victims died of drowning (87%). Others inhaled toxic gases in a fish tank on board a vessel (5%), were struck by falling (3%) or flying (3%) objects or were crushed by a net of fish (3%).
  • The most common cause of deaths was the capsizing of vessels (38%), followed by the falling of individuals overboard (28%).
  • The average age of victims was 46 years.
  • The highest number of deaths occurred in January (21%) and June (21%). The highest number of incidents that led to deaths occurred in June (21%).

Deaths by Year

Fishing Fatality Causes

Fishing Fatalities Location

 Deaths by Age