ANALYTICAL DATA ON MARINE ACCIDENTS PERTAINING TO OCEAN VESSELS WITH 5000 TONS DISPLACEMENT AND OVER. PROJECT 2: 1953 ACCIDENTS

A collection of analytical data on 1953 marine accidents involving conventionally-powered merchant vessels of 5000 tons displacement and over is presented. All cases potentially affecting a nuclear power plant are included. The volume is divided into four vessel categories: passenger, tanker, passenger/general cargo and miscellaneous. The analyses of accidents within each vessel category are broken down into the causes of damage: collisions; strikings; groundings and stranding; heavy weather; fire and explosion; stevedore, crew and unknown; propulsion machinery and auxiliaries; and shipyard legal liability. Each damage reviewed and analyzed is submitted as an individual case and covers vessel particulars, circumstances of accident, detailed extent of damage, and cost of repair.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number U-4-P-2-53-Vols 1&2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Salvage Association Incorporated

    99 John Street
    New York, NY  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1959-2-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 607 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1&2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1689
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM