In June 1973, the first incident involving a major fire aboard a containership occurred. The Maritime Administration felt that containership operators and container builders could improve container design and manufacture, methods of handling, and ship stowage as a result of knowledge from the fire. For this reason, the Agency sponsored a special symposium on October 10, 1973, to discuss the behavior of the containers during and after the collision and fire aboard the C/V SEA WITCH. The symposium was conducted by individuals who had an administrative or investigative role in the accident. The program consisted of an extensive slide presentation with commentary by the panel. A series of deductions and recommendations on courses of future action are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM