STUDY OF TOWING VESSEL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
The Coast Guard notifies the Safety Board of major marine casualties, and during the past 2 years a number of collisions were reported on the inland waterways of the United States. These collisions involved towing vessels and their tows of tankbarges carrying bulk flammable and hazardous cargoes, and seagoing vessels. Two of these collisions resulted in major loss of life due to resultant fires and explosions. The Safety Board noted the potential for more severe loss of life and property damage in a number of these cases. The purpose of this study is to supplement the information introduced at the Congressional hearings in 1965 and printed in the House Report 89-16. Based on an analysis of Coast Guard statistical data on towing vessel casualties investigations, the preventive measures necessary to improve safety are considered.
National Transportation Safety Board490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1969-8
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Hazardous materials; Inland waterways traffic; Prevention; Safety; Standards; Towboats; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Safety standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Hazardous materials transportation
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General); Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00034654
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Transportation Safety Board
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM