Marine Disasters, 2017 (1)
Category Number of events Victims Insured losses ($ millions)
Drilling platforms 1 0 90
Freighters 2 22 75
Tankers 1 0 32
Passenger ships 27 1,087 0
Other maritime accidents 2 54 0
Total 33 1,163 $197
(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold for a maritime disaster is $20.3 million in insured losses or total losses of $99.0 million; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless. Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 1/2018.