Accession Number:

AD0757175

Title:

Preliminary Analysis of Tanker Collisions and Groundings.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug-Nov 70,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE