Based upon the premise that the marine industry may be able to capitalize on the progress made by the aviation industry in improving its safety performance, the authors initiated a study to (1) identify what factors seem critical to flight safety, (2) draw a comparison with marine activities in these areas (3) identify possible ways in which marine might be able to adapt this experience to reduce collisions, grounding and stranding incidents. The principal areas covered in the paper include licensing, training, procedures and discipline, monitoring and proficiency testing, traffic separation and control, navigational equipment and aids, and human factors. The authors point out that many of the possibilities suggested by the study are not new or novel and that several areas are already under study by industry and governments. However, they believe that the study highlights the importance of certain areas and provides a starting point for a concerted attack by industry and governments to improve marine safety and reduce accidents.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper for Presentation to the 17th Annual Tanker Conference of the Central Committee on Transportation by Water of the Division of Transportation of the American Petroleum Institute at Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California, May 8-10, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Petroleum Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Schumacher, D J
    • Madsen, S A
    • Nicastro, F X
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM