Preliminary Analysis of Tanker Collisions and Groundings.
Technical rept. Aug-Nov 70,
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The report presents the results of a preliminary analysis of tanker collision and grounding data. Collisions are analyzed in terms of vessel size, vessel speed at time of occurrence, angle of collision, depth of penetration, and geographical location of collision. Correlations of penetration depth with striking ship speed, momentum, and energy are attempted. A brief analysis of tanker groundings is presented. Witin the small sample of events available for collisions and groundings, certain preliminary trends and conclusions relating to pollution control through ship design are drawn. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Water Pollution and Control