The purpose of this study is to investigate one facet of the Marine disaster; the process of abandoning ship. Three hundred and twenty five commercial vessel accidents were investigated in two separate groups; small uninspected vessels under 500 gross tons and large inspected vessels greater than 500 gross tons. Three methods of abandonment, use of group lifesaving equipment (GSE), transfer and going overboard, were studied and statistical results displayed. The performance of GSE (lifeboats and liferafts) was of special interest. Availability of effectiveness of GSE was determined for the sample population which covered accidents during fiscal years 1971-1973 (small vessels) and 1950-1973 (large vessels). GSE problem areas during the launch and transit phases are itemized. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Operations Research, Incorporated

    1400 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910
  • Authors:
    • Dayton, R B
    • Cornell, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 404 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-15-76 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-31446-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM