A STUDY OF TANKER TOTAL LOSSES 1964-1973
Total loss ratios of tanker tonnage are on the increase. Fires & explosions in cargo tanks account for the highest amount of tonnage lost for any single casualty. Human factors appear to be the dominant cause of strandings, collisions, and fire in the cargo tanks. Tankers over ten years of age are more likely to become total losses from all types of casualties, other than strandings, collisions, and fire in the cargo tanks. This suggests that the condition of the vessel as it gets older makes it more susceptible to becoming a total loss in the event of a casualty. Investigative reports, by competent bodies, of tankers that are total losses, if made available, would alert owners and operators to use extra caution to avoid a similar casualty.
Tanker Advisory Center315 West 70th Street
New York, NY United States 10023
- MCKENZIE, A
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Crashes; Fatalities; Human error; Loss and damage; Marine safety; Ships; Tankers; Water transportation crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Ship casualties; Ship losses; Tanker casualties; Tanker collisions; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00080036
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Tanker Advisory Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM