THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S ROLE IN MARINE SAFETY

The "Transportation Safety Act of 1974" has significantly increased the responsibility of the National Transportation Safety Boards' (NTSB) role in investigation of Marine accidents. Major marine accidents and certain accidents involving public vessels are investigated in accordance with joint responsibility between the U.S.C.G. and NTSB. The Safety Board is required to determine the cause of the accident and make safety recommendations. This paper describes how the NTSB is involved in marine safety, the investigation of marine accidents, and the development of safety recommendations. Some select accidents and safety recommendations are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting, sponsored by the Chesapeake Section, at the Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC, 26 September 1979. Also published in Marine Technology (SNAME), Volume (April 1980), pp 121-130.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Swann, B J
    • Johnson, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-9-26

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM