The problem of safety of life at sea is becoming increasingly urgent. This is basically due to three reasons: an increasing number of ship losses, insufficient existing lifesaving means (especially for small vessels), and inadequate standards for providing ships with lifesaving equipment. A systematic study of the ship lifesaving situation was started in the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute in 1968 under sponsorship of the Register of Shipping of the U.S.S.R. The first results of the study are given in this paper, which includes the introduction of a new technique for evaluating the effectiveness of different lifesaving systems. The technique is based on a statistical analysis of ship losses and on a comparison of ship distress time and life-saving operation time factors. The main criterion is the probability of favorably accomplishing the lifesaving operation. An analysis of the probability of ship losses for different types of accidents and the corresponding risk to human life is given. The relevant statistical data related to hull damage caused by grounding and collision are also provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Alexandrov, Michail
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1974 12:00AM