Accession Number : ADA292146

Title :   Casualty Data Analysis of the World Merchant Fleet for Reported Fire and Explosion Incidents Resulting in Marine Pollution.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Gentile, Mark J. ; Dickenson, Robert P.

PDF Url : ADA292146

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : World wide merchant vessel fire and explosion casualty data were analyzed to determine the contribution of these casualties to the marine pollution problem. The source of information is the Lloyd's Casualty Information System Data Base. The Lloyd's data covers world wide casualty incidents for the period 1978 through 1992, regardless of insurance carrier. The major findings of this analysis were presented for: (1) the overall fire/explosion problem for the world's merchant fleet, (2) lives and vessels lost as a result of fires/explosions, (3) all casualty categories contributing to marine pollution, and (4) fires/explosions contributing to marine pollution. General categories of merchant vessel types were identified and the circumstances surrounding the applicabLe casualty incidents were then categorized and analyzed for trends to the extent possible. Findings and general recommendations were provided to the United States Coast Guard.

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION, *CASUALTIES, *FLEETS(SHIPS), *MERCHANT VESSELS, *BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, *SHIP FIRES, DATA PROCESSING, SOURCES, GLOBAL, STATISTICAL DATA, EXPLOSIONS, INSURANCE, COAST GUARD, TANKER SHIPS, FIRE PREVENTION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE