For most of us, Fridays are usually good days. The work week is inching to an end and weekend vibes are getting stronger.
But for sailors, Friday can be a particularly precarious time.
Turns out it’s the most dangerous day of the week at sea –175 of 1,129 reported total losses in shipping over the past decade occurred on this day. Superstitions aside, Friday the 13th was especially unlucky in 2012. Three ships were lost on this day in that year, including the Costa Concordia, the largest-ever marine insurance loss.
Overall, however, the seas seem to have become safer. Large shipping losses have declined by 38 percent overall in the past decade, according to the Safety & Shipping Review 2018 by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).