Accession Number : AD0786662

Title :   The Assessment of the Requirements for Survival on the Great Lakes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Jan 73 31 Jan 74,


Personal Author(s) : Baum,Joseph V. ; Doerschuk,David C. ; Tierney,James M.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 213

Abstract : The report presents an assessment of the requirements for the survival of personnel associated with merchant vessel casualties on the Great Lakes. Analyses of actual man-in-the-water casualties and reviews of selected literature pertinent to cold and in-water survival were used as bases for developing simulated casualty profiles and for constructing GERTS networks. Case analyses, casualty simulations, and analytical techniques were used to assess survival requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Great Lakes, *Accidents, *Survival(Personnel), Casualties, Merchant vessels, Drowning, Safety, Requirements, Computerized simulation, Tables(Data), Exposure(Physiology)

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Protective Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE