This paper points out that tanker safety legislation has followed the traditional reactive pattern; that is, following a series of accidents, Congress passes laws in an attempt to curtail recurrences. Unfortunately, proposed laws and regulations seldom deal with the human element which contributes 85% to the causes of accidents. The purpose of this paper is twofold; first, to examine the evolution of legislation dealing with tanker safety and, secondly, to take a look at the direction the Coast Guard is going in its effort to deal with tanker safety.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Ide, J C
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77 CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM