Accession Number:

ADA024546

Title:

Analysis of Ramming and Grounding Accidents Not Involving Bridges.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Jun 75-11 Mar 76,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

The report presents results and recommendations of an analysis of ramming and grounding accidents not involving bridges for commercial vessels. The casualty cases studied were the rammings and groundings within the intended scope for FY-1973. The results of the study include an analysis of accident causes primary causes initiating causes, and contributing cause factors plus hypothetical personnel actions and material variants that probably would have prevented the casualties. Recommendations are presented on actions that could be taken by the U.S. Coast Guard to reduce the number andor severity of the accidents and potential improvements in the casualty inspection and reporting system.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE