This paper proposes techniques for assessing societal risks for hazardous materials in the marine transportation industry. A formalized, logical procedure is suggested to study the sequence of events for all accidents and the displayed relationship of these events together with certain necessary physical models allows derivation of probability and consequence magnitude. This risk spectra can be compared with existing risk situations (e.g., such as losses from fires, violent storms, failure of dams, etc.), and thereby important data are provided for judging the "acceptability". Also, siting restrictions or safety measures mitigate or alter the accident event sequence and hence probabilities and consequences. The magnitude of these effects will provide criteria for selecting consistent, alternative regulatory actions to further public safety.

  • 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:
    • Simmons, J A
    • Erdmann, R C
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM