PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF TANKER COLLISIONS AND GROUNDINGS

The report presents the results of a preliminary analysis of tanker collision and grounding data. Collisions are analyzed in terms of vessel size, vessel speed at time of occurrence, angle of collision, depth of penetration, and geographical location of collision. Correlations of penetration depth with striking ship speed, momentum, and energy are attempted. A brief analysis of tanker groundings is presented. Within the small sample of events available for collisions and groundings, certain preliminary trends and conclusions relating to pollution control through ship design are drawn. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Applied Technology Division
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Bovet, D M
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM