Accession Number : ADA018915

Title :   Recreational Boat Safe Loading - New Standard Development Cause Identification Research Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,John ; Rusinek,Kenneth ; Secrest,Peter

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 442

Abstract : The report deals with the in-depth analysis of recreational boat accidents which are related to a boat's freeboard, capacity, motions, and stability characteristics. As the first phase of the New Safe Loading Standard Development process the specific hazards associated with these 'loading-related' accidents have been identified and linked to the particular boat and accident types involved. Preliminary safety measures to combat these hazards have been developed and, along with existing domestic and foreign standards, addressed as to their effectiveness. Finally, sixteen typical accident scenarios have been developed and verified by full-scale simulation. These scenarios detail the necessary boat, environment, and human factors oriented elements which must be present for the accident mechanism to progress.

Descriptors :   *Boats, *Safety, *Accidents, Load distribution, Loads(Forces), Stability, Standards, Recreation, Coast Guard, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE