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BY THE NUMBERS
Passenger Vessel Safety: Under the Coast Guard Spotlight
Information recently extracted from the U.S. Coast ber of passengers who travel on passenger vessels every year
Guard’s Marine Information for Safety and Law En- – the number of injuries and deaths are remarkably low.
forcement (MISLE) database chronicles the safety per- The PVA estimates that its members carry more than formance of U.S. Inspected Passenger Vessels. The Coast 200,000,000 passengers annually, while the BTS puts the
Guard’s numbers are telling, and hence we ask: “How is domestic ferry industry’s totals 115,000,000 passengers. the domestic Passenger Vessel industry doing in terms of safe- And while even one death or injury is one too many, just ty?” You can likely judge for yourself. Or, maybe not … 168 fatalities over the past