Accession Number:

ADA055376

Title:

Capsizing/Swamping Accident Investigations for 1976 Season.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 76-May 77,

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

373.0

Abstract:

From several hundred boating accidents, 28 were selected for in-depth investigations. These in-depth investigations were performed to augment and supplement the Coast Guards data base acquired from the nationwide Boating Accident Reports BARs. Unlike the several thousand BARs received annually, the in-depths contain details of the entire accident scenario and are used to assist in establishing national programs of loading related accident prevention by boat design and education. This report summarizes the criteria for selection of those accidents to be investigated, the investigation procedures, and the accident data obtained for the 28 in-depth investigations. Each individual accident report is presented as Appendices to the summary report. The accident reports present information concerning the weather, the involved boat and occupants, causal factors, boat capacities and loadingpowering information, and occupant actionsreactions prior to, during, and after the actual accident event. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE