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.
- 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.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Adee, B H
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Fatalities; Fires; Fishing vessels; Hazard evaluation; Ship motion; Ships; Stability (Mechanics)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship fires
- Old TRIS Terms: Personnel casualties; Ship stability
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00311123
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 10 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM