Port and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop Report: San Francisco
COAST GUARD ACADEMY NEW LONDON CT
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Risk identification and mitigation are and have been ongoing activities within the United States Coast Guard Sector San Francisco area of responsibility. In support of that overall safety improvement activity, a formal Port and Waterways Safety Assessment PAWSA for the San Francisco Bay area and significant tributaries was conducted in Oakland, California on 12-13 August 2008, sponsored by the Coast Guard. The workshop was attended by twenty-three participants representing waterway users, regulatory authorities, and stakeholders i.e., organizations with an interest in the safe and efficient use of San Francisco waterways for commercial and recreational purposes. A previous PAWSA for San Francisco, conducted in November 1999, included a portion of the waterway addressed by this report. A Waterway Risk Model, incorporating 24 risk factors associated with both the causes and the effects of waterway casualties, was used throughout the workshop to guide discussions and numerical assessments. That model was originally conceived by a United States Dialog Group on National Needs for Vessel Traffic Services and subsequently has been refined based on experience gained during the 40 PAWSA workshops that preceded this San Francisco session.
- Safety Engineering