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
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE