The purpose of this paper is to report from an investigation into risks to human life from shipping technology. The conclusions to be drawn may assist in establishing high-level safety criteria for shipping. The investigation comprises an attempt to measure safety at sea as it can be observed at present. Furthermore the investigation includes the study and utilization of methods and techniques for measuring and evaluating risk levels. The method utilized is believed to be applicable in other contexts too. As an example one may quote the evaluation of risks from oil spills and pollution. The primary objective of the investigation was to be able to quantify the safety concept in practice. This was in order to arrive at possible high-level criteria for safety which could be used for apportioning reliability to for instance cargo systems for vessels carrying hazardous cargoes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Boe, C
    • Foleide, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM