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.
- Paper presented on 5 December 1979 to the New England Section, SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Fisher, K W
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Design standards; Insurance claims; Liability; Products liability; Safety engineering
- Old TRIS Terms: Claims prevention
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Law; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00316716
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM