The report presents results and recommendations of an analysis of ramming and grounding accidents not involving bridges for commercial vessels. The casualty cases studied were the rammings and groundings within the intended scope for FY-1973. The results of the study include an analysis of accident causes (primary causes initiating causes, and contributing cause factors) plus hypothetical personnel actions and material variants that probably would have prevented the casualties. Recommendations are presented on actions that could be taken by the U.S. Coast Guard to reduce the number and/or severity of the accidents and potential improvements in the casualty inspection and reporting system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Baum, J V
    • Tierney, J M
    • Leis, R D
    • Coyle, A J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., USCG-D-46-76
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-23223-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM