The Marine Casualty and Pollution Data files provide details about marine casualty and pollution incidents investigated by Coast Guard Offices throughout the United States.
The database can be used to analyze marine accidents and pollution incidents by a variety of factors including:
- Vessel or facility type
- Pollutant details
The data collection period began in 1982 for marine casualties and 1973 for polluting incidents, and is ongoing. Documentation includes entity and attribute descriptions, along with suggested solutions to general marine pollution, vessel casualty, and personnel injury and death questions.
This data is collected by the United States Coast Guard, which relies on information developed through detailed investigations of various occurrences. The U.S. Coast Guard is the nation’s leading marine safety organization and has broad, multifaceted jurisdictional authority and responsibilities. Marine Investigations are designed to determine the cause of each incident, document the event and their causes, and initiate the necessary corrective actions.