Proposes a methodology to assess hazards, safety, and safety requirements in the marine transportation of hazardous materials. The basic approach is to quantify on a relative basis rather than on some absolute scale. The authors suggest that each hazardous commodity can be graded on a numerical scale indicating the relative hazard while the vessels can be graded on a numerical scale for relative safety provided by the design, operation, etc. By combining the commodity relative hazard rating with the vessel safety rating an overall transportation safety rating may be obtained. Also suggests a method to quantify, on a relative basis, the safety requirements for waterways (including ports and terminals). By relating the transportation safety rating to the port safety requirement, one can determine what vessel design features are required to transport a specific hazardous commodity to a specific terminal over a required specific water route.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at meeting, Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Danahy, P J
    • Gathy, B S
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #73-ICT-86 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM