Accession Number : ADA135602
Title : Ship Collisions with Bridges: The Nature of the Accidents, Their Prevention and Mitigation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC MARINE BOARD
PDF Url : ADA135602
Report Date : Oct 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 137
Abstract : This report provides a review of accident records of ship collisions with bridges in coastal ports and harbors, and of consideration important to preventing and mitigating such accidents--ship maneuverability in restricted waterways; dynamics of ship collisions with bridges; siting , design, geotechnical analysis and engineering criteria; protective and mitigative strategies; risk and hazards analysis. The report treats regulatory and institutional matters, and offers conclusions and recommendations.
Descriptors : *Ships, *Boat and ship accidents, *Bridges, *Collisions, Prevention, Foundations(Structures), Piers, Protective equipment, Regulations, Navigational aids, Harbors, Ports(Facilities), Coastal regions, Channels(Waterways), Civil engineering, Crash resistance, Structural engineering, Maneuverability, Vessel traffic systems, Markers, Boat and ship safety, Accident investigations, Risk, Hazards, Fault trees
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE