RECREATIONAL BOAT SAFE LOADING - NEW STANDARD DEVELOPMENT CAUSE IDENTIFICATION RESEARCH STUDY

The report deals with the in-depth analysis of recreational boat accidents which are related to a boat's freeboard, capacity, motions, and stability characteristics. As the first phase of the New Safe Loading Standard Development process the specific hazards associated with these 'loading-related' accidents have been identified and linked to the particular boat and accident types involved. Preliminary safety measures to combat these hazards have been developed and, along with existing domestic and foreign standards, addressed as to their effectiveness. Finally, sixteen typical accident scenarios have been developed and verified by full-scale simulation. These scenarios detail the necessary boat, environment, and human factors oriented elements which must be present for the accident mechanism to progress.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, J
    • Rusinek, K
    • Secrest, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 442 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-23/75 Final Rpt., USCG-D-167-75
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM