Tanker incidents fell in 2011

Tanker incidents fell in 2011 according to data provided by Lloyd’s Maritime Intelligence service, with no major pollution incidents involving tankers throughout the year. In total there were 227 incidents involving tankers, down on the 254 reported in 2010. The number of fatalities reported for 2011 is the lowest since 2000, with 13 fatalities in 2011 compared to 29 in 2010.

Tanker incidents 2011

According to tanker owner association INTERTANKO some 55% of the incidents reported involved tankers below 10,000 dwt, which means an incident rate (incident/number of tankers) of 0.015. The incident rate was highest for tankers 10,000–29,999 dwt (0.024). For the large sizes, 30,000–100,000 dwt, it was 0.015 and for tankers above 100,000 dwt the figure was 0.013. About 54% of the incidents involved tankers built in 2000 and later. The incident rate was also highest for tankers built in the 2000s (0.021), whereas it was 0.015 for tankers built in the 1980s/90s and 0.012 for tankers built before 1980. Apparently, the older tankers fared best.