Accession Number : AD0785026

Title :   Spill Risk Analysis Program. Phase II. Methodology Development and Demonstration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. (Part 1),

Corporate Author : OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD RESOURCE ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dunn,William A. ; Tullier,Pierre M.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 237

Abstract : The report describes research in the development and demonstration of systematic methods of assessing the effectiveness of merchant marine safety regulations. The methods have been designed primarily to assist Coast Guard regulatory decision-makers in their selection of alternative means of reducing marine transportation casualties and spills of hazardous or polluting materials. The integrated methodology involves both analytical and logical modeling of merchant marine operations and the casualty process. The analytical modeling of the collision is primarily in terms of the physical parameters of the operating system (e.g., vessel size, speed, maneuverability and rupture resistance). It also includes human response parameters. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Merchant vessels, *Coast Guard, *Safety, *Regulations, *Oil spills, Accidents, Casualties, Water pollution, Hazards, Risk, Management, Human factors engineering, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE