EMSA – Annual Report on Maritime Casualties and Incidents

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has released the latest version of its Annual Report on Maritime Casualties and Incidents, covering 2022. This report reveals that 2022 was favorable for reducing or stabilizing various maritime casualty indicators, including the number of incidents, lost ships, fatalities, and injuries.

In 2022, 2,510 maritime casualties and incidents were reported, representing a decrease compared to previous years: 182 fewer than in 2021 and 84 fewer than in 2020.

Data collected by EMSA from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2022, shows that the total number of reported maritime casualties and incidents during this period was 23,814, with an annual average of 2,646. The incidents reported in 2022 were 5.1% less than the average for the 2014-2022 period.

The report includes statistics on casualties and incidents involving ships registered in the European Union member states or in their territorial or internal waters, as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It also covers incidents that significantly affected the EU member states, as reported in the EU database on maritime incidents, known as the European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP).

The EMSA annual report on maritime casualties and incidents: