LIABILITY AVOIDANCE IN SHIP DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

This presentation examines the basis of some of the more common forms of potential liability facing marine designers and shipbuilders; and will offer suggestions which may be helpful in avoiding--or at least minimizing--potential liabilities. The perspective taken in this presentation is that of an engineering consultant, not an attorney. Also, this presentation recognizes the fact that, in constrast to many liability cases involving consumer goods (generally small in size, for which the engineering aspects are easily documented), ships are generally unique, one-off designs that are among the most complex mechancial items produced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented on 5 December 1979 to the New England Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, K W
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM