CAPSIZING/SWAMPING ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS FOR 1976 SEASON

From several hundred boating accidents, 28 were selected for in-depth investigations. These in-depth investigations were performed to augment and supplement the Coast Guard's data base acquired from the nationwide Boating Accident Reports (BARs). Unlike the several thousand BARs received annually, the in-depths contain details of the entire accident scenario and are used to assist in establishing national programs of loading related accident prevention by boat design and education. This report summarizes the criteria for selection of those accidents to be investigated, the investigation procedures, and the accident data obtained for the 28 in-depth investigations. Each individual accident report is presented as Appendices to the summary report. The accident reports present information concerning the weather, the involved boat and occupants, causal factors, boat capacities and loading/powering information, and occupant actions/reactions prior to, during, and after the actual accident event. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    128 Maryland Street
    El Segundo, CA  United States  90245
  • Authors:
    • Bowman, J
    • Smith, B L
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 373 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-77-59, USCG-D-80-77
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2002 12:00AM