The writer of this letter to the editor served aboard ferries as a deck officer for more than ten years. He offers his observations concerning ro/ro safety, aiming to strike a balance between those who argue that the major cause of accidents has been the conceptual design of ferries and those who argue that operations are to blame. His observations include recommendations for design improvements, especially in ballast systems, and for operational improvements. The latter include the need for intensive crew training, the need for realistic sailing schedules that can be adhered to safely, and the need for adequate manning.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, D H
  • Publication Date: 1989-1

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  • Pagination: 1 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00657102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM