Originally Posted by PCP
(snip)That was not the kind of accidents I was talking about or the ones that interested me, than I keep on searching and the best I could find in what regards that kind of accidents was this chart, that I have already posted:
Paolo, not sure you realize, but that graphic is cropped to the point of being meaningless. There are two different colors used in the bard "SAR Events..." but the descriptor for both has been trimmed after the word "Events" (on the right side of the graph). There would have to be a reason for two different colors, but we cannot see what it is due to the cropping.
Also, as has been pointed out by Take5, this graph is from the Satelite service, so of course the numbers would grow as the numbers of transmitters grow. Also, we have no way of knowing how they define and "Event" (e.g. are accidental activations excluded, etc). Lastly, a large portion of the "Events" shown on the map on their web page (which you linked to), were mainland locations, very few offshore.
Minus a LOT more information, the graph is pretty meaningless.