THE ESTIMATION OF COLLISION RISK FOR MARINE TRAFFIC IN UK WATERS

The paper is in three parts. The first part recapitulates the methods used earlier and updates the statistics of both collisions and numbers of encounters, to give reviewed estimates of the risk of collision in different visibility categories both before and after the advent of the Channel Navigation Information System (CNIS). The second part assembles evidence, chiefly from reports of ships making regular weather observations, on both traffic densities and visibility in UK waters and makes forward estimates of relative collision risk in areas outside the Dover Strait. The third part gives statistics of collisions in UK waters during recent years and compares their incidence with predictions made earlier, based on traffic and visibility. Some areas of the east coast are shown to be worth considering for preventative measures.

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  • Accession Number: 00324705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM