COLLISIONS WITHIN THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES--CONSIDERATION OF ALTERNATIVE PREVENTIVE MEASURES
The report evaluates the causes and the potential results of collisions in the navigable waters of the United States. The evaluation is based upon casualty reports of major collisions for which the National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause and casualty vessel and cargo statistics compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyds Register of Shipping, American Bureau of Shipping, U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission, the Water Transport Association, et al. Methods of preventing collisions and minimizing the potential losses resulting from collisions are considered. Fundamental functions of a complete shore-based traffic control system and basic criteria for a shipboard collision avoidance system are proposed. Systems and methods for preventing collisions, which are currently in operation throughout the world, are discussed. In conclusion, the report makes recommendations which will facilitate determining and implementing the most suitable methods and systems for significantly reducing or preventing collisions, and their resultant losses, in the navigable waters of the United States. A selected bibliography is included.
National Transportation Safety Board490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1972-2
- Pagination: 58 p.
- TRT Terms: Communication systems; Crash avoidance systems; Harbors; Navigation radar; Radar; Traffic control; Very high frequency; Vessel traffic control
- Old TRIS Terms: Harbor advisory radar; Vhf communications
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00034653
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Transportation Safety Board
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-MSS-72-1 Final Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1972 12:00AM