STUDY OF COLLISION EFFECTS

Statistics for casualties to ships over 2000 gross tons are given for 1975 and added, in the case of collisions, to previous statistics for the years 1964-1974, so as to give collision-derived casualties. These are differentiated for tanker and non-tanker types, and depending on whether the ship was the struck or striking vessel. The main findings are that about one-fifth of struck non-tankers sink as the result of a collision, and about one-third of struck tankers catch fire or explode.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Task 1, PB-264 556 and report on Task 5, PB-264 557.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Minorsky, V U
  • Publication Date: 1977-1-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA/RD-920-77058-T-2 Final Rpt., 5570-2
  • Contract Numbers: MARAD-6-38053
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM