TANKERS, THE COAST GUARD AND PUBLIC POLICY
This paper points out that tanker safety legislation has followed the traditional reactive pattern; that is, following a series of accidents, Congress passes laws in an attempt to curtail recurrences. Unfortunately, proposed laws and regulations seldom deal with the human element which contributes 85% to the causes of accidents. The purpose of this paper is twofold; first, to examine the evolution of legislation dealing with tanker safety and, secondly, to take a look at the direction the Coast Guard is going in its effort to deal with tanker safety.
- Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles.
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- Ide, J C
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- Volume: 2
- TRT Terms: Crash causes; Crashes; Fatalities; Human error; Legislation; Marine safety; Policy; Safety; Tankers; Water transportation crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: Ship casualties; Tanker casualties; Tanker collisions; Tanker safety
- Subject Areas: Law; Marine Transportation; Policy; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00173296
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77 CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM