July 14, 2024
UPDATED: Maritime accidents drop by 6.5% to 357 incidents in 5 months
UPDATED: Maritime accidents drop by 6.5% to 357 incidents in 5 months
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UPDATED: Maritime accidents drop by 6.5% to 357 incidents in 5 months

.As 176 persons died

By Eyo Nsima

Global accidents in the maritime sector dropped by 6.5 per cent to 357 incidents in the first five months of 2023, from 382 recorded in the corresponding period of 2022.

A breakdown showed that 73, 76, 61, 80 and 67 incidents were recorded in January, February, March, April and May 2023 respectively; while 90,77,69,75 and 71 accidents were recorded in January, February, March, April and May 2022 respectively.

According to data collated from FleetMon report, 176 persons died as a result of the accidents in the first five months of 2023, indicating an increase of 69.2 per cent when juxtaposed against 104 persons that died in the corresponding period of 2022.

Recently, The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, reported that, “The global maritime accidents have dropped year-on-year, YoY, by 5.2 percent to 846, in the first 11 months (January-November), of 2022, from 892 incidents, recorded in the corresponding period of 2021.

“The data compiled by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, from FleetMon monthly report, also indicated that the accidents culminated in the loss of 57 ships in 2022, compared to 51 ships involved in the corresponding period of 2021.

“It also showed that many people were kidnapped at different locations, including the Gulf of Guinea during the period.”

Month Year Nu. of accidents Nu. Of ships lost Fatalities Kidnapped crew
May 2023 67 1 41 3
Apr 2023 80 4 28
Mar 2023 61 4 69 3(6)
Feb 2023 76 5 14
Jan 2023 73 5 26
Dec 2022 82 5 38
Nov 2022 83 5 4
Oct 2022 78 10 46
Sep 2022 76 3 16
Aug 2022 82 2 17
Jul 2022 74 5 32
Jun 2022 71 10 38+
May 2022 71 5 23
Apr 2022 75 5 11
Mar 2022 69 5 6
Feb 2022 77 3 55
Jan 2022 90 4 9
Dec 2021 80 9 17 6
Nov 2021 91 8 12
Oct 2021 87 1 19 3
Sep 2021 78 2 19 1
Aug 2021 74 6 14
Jul 2021 61 3 7
Jun 2021 71 5 17 5
May 2021 98 6 148(?) 5
April 2021 85 3 69
March 2021 81 6 16 15
February 2021 80 5 13
January 2021 86 6 28 15
December 2020 92 9 31 8
November 2020 85 4 22 33
October 2020 98 7 22
September 2020 60 5 53 2
August 2020 73 5 31
July 2020 94 5 15 29
June 2020 62 2 27 6
May 2020 78 1 2 4
Apr 2020 67 4 31 18
Mar 2020 82 8 16 11
Feb 2020 76 3 26 10
Jan 2020 78 2 18 3
Dec 2019 87 4 13 51
Nov 2019 89 9 9 20
Oct 2019 70 7 28
Sep 2019 88 5 76
Aug 2019 79 6 120+ 17
Jul 2019 68 3 8 10
Jun 2019 80 3 33
May 2019 91 4 17
Apr 2019 74 1 8 10
Mar 2019 104 4 22 8
Feb 2019 94 5 47
Jan 2019 108 11 59 6
Dec 2018 96 9 19
Nov 2018 95 6 17 8
Oct 2018 101 6 11 15+?
Sep 2018 105 5 26 12
Aug 2018 76 2 26
July 2018 89 4 32
June 2018 89 5 36
May 2018 98 5 10
April 2018 81 4 11 11
March 2018 126 5 15 5
February 2018 96 5 15
January 2018 149 13 87 22
December 2017 115 8 25 10
November 2017 128 17 34 10
October 2017 113 9 46 6
September 2017 93 4 14
August 2017 106 9 49
July 2017 113 14 18
June 2017 110 5 31
May 2017 124 10 17 7
April 2017 114 7 32 14
March 2017: 122 122 10 52 2
February 2017 120 4 8 14
January 2017 141 8 21
December 2016 173 15 80
November 2016 167 7

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