This paper 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 relative safety rating an overall transportation safety rating may be obtained. Different commodities carried in vessels of differing designs could have the same transportation safety rating if equivalent safety had been obtained. The paper 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 specific water route.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., 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

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-86 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1976 12:00AM