This report examines the incidence of collisions worldwide in relation to the numbers and classes of ships at risk and their trends, prewar and post-war. The number of ships at risk and the number of collision losses has increased by almost 100 percent in the last 20 years. However, the incidence of sea collisions (total and partial losses) has not increased. Total losses due to collision are less than those due to stranding, and generally less than other forms of loss. The incidence of collisions has been increasing in Japanese coastal waters, the western Pacific, the Malacca and Singapore Straits and off the coasts of South and West Africa. Trends in accident occurance are analyzed.

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    Royal Institute of Navigation

    Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00149610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Institute of Navigation, England
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM