AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING (ABS) CASUALTY DATA (ANALYSIS)
In accordance with its function as a seaworthiness and marine plans classification society, the ABS provides casualty survey services to vessel owners. The basic instrument for data collection is a full narrative report from the surveyor. The following data are extracted from the report for computer input: file number, survey date, report number, year of ship's build, gravity of the problem, the ship's hull number, its tonnage, the name of the shipyard where built, the ship's name and type, the ship's flag, damage information, and a descriptive commentary of the casualty. The services of the ABS are usually paid for by the owner of the vessel and in most cases written permission is required from the owner before the data can be released.
American Bureau of ShippingABS Plaza, 16855 Northchase Drive
Houston, TX USA 77060
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Fatalities; Loss and damage; Maritime crashes; Safety and security; Ships; Shipyards; Surveys; Transportation safety; Water
- Identifier Terms: American Bureau of Shipping
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Ship casualties; Ship losses; Shipyard survey
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00187001
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
- Report/Paper Numbers: On-going
- Files: TSR, TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM