Accession Number : ADA309262

Title :   Analysis of the Causes of Chemical Spills from Marine Transportation or Related Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 94-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Whitaker-Sheppard, Danny ; Kallen, Eric ; Wendel, Thearin

PDF Url : ADA309262

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This report describes the results of a study of the causes of chemical spills from vessels and facilities for the U.S. Coast Guard. The purpose of the report is to identify the chain of events that lead to spills and the frequency of these spills in order to identify potential methods of preventing spills. The data for this study were collected through visits to six U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Offices, review of Federal and State databases, and review of literature sources. The potential causes that were considered included human error, equipment failure, structural failure, and weather. Other characteristics of spills examined included time of day, location, and substance. The Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT) analysis technique was used to complete the analysis. The results of the analysis led to a number of conclusions and recommendations for the prevention and mitigation of marine chemical spills in the future.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *CHEMICALS, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *SPILLING, DATA BASES, SOURCES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, RISK, WEATHER, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, FAILURE, ERRORS, SAFETY, OCEANS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), COAST GUARD.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE