This Report collates data from the Coast Guard’s Marine Information Safety and Law
Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2017 calendar year.
In 2017, the Coast Guard’s fleet of responsibility contained 12,189 vessels with active COIs. There were 905 Marine
Inspectors (MIs) assigned to field units who conducted 18,424 inspections. As this is the first annual report for the
U.S. Flag fleet, 2017 will serve as a baseline to study trends, identify key performance indicators, and bring attention to
issues in the fleet.
Since this report covers the 2017 calendar year, and the compliance date for implementation of towing vessels was
July 20, 2018, the Coast Guard will include preliminary data for inspected towing vessels within the 2018 Domestic Annual Report.
If there are questions regarding any of the fleet data reported, points of contact are listed on the back page of this report.
Note: An error has been identified in the original 2017 Annual Report that impacted the Marine Casualty ratios. Corrections
have been made to pages 6, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 21 of the original report to address the error.