SAFETY CHALLENGES IN THE FISHING FLEET

The U.S. fishing fleet employs an estimated 120,000 commercial fishermen and is expected to expand further, incident to the 200-mile limit. An industry of this size, confronted by the sea's severe operating environment, faces many safety challenges. Hazards discussed in this paper include fire, impaired stability and personal work-related accidents. To mitigate such dangers, the establishment of safety-oriented centers of competence, in concert with the fishing community, is proposed. The cooperative programs developed at the first such center at the University of Washington are outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, "Safety and the Marine Environment," held 3-7 June 1980 at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Adee, B H
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 10 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM