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Document ID (ISN)100012
CIS number 02-1267
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jin D., Kite-Powell H., Talley W.
Title The safety of commercial fishing: Determinants of vessel total losses and injuries
Bibliographic information Summer 2001, Vol.32, No.2, p.209-228. 26 ref.
Abstract This study investigates determinants of vessel total losses and number of fatal and non-fatal crew injuries resulting from commercial fishing vessel accidents in the United States. An injury and vessel damage accident model was developed. Total vessel loss and crew injury models were estimated using regression analysis and a data set of commercial fishing vessel accidents. Results indicate that the probability of a total loss is greatest in the case of capsizing. Fires and explosions, together with capsizing accidents, are expected to result in the greatest number of crew fatalities, 3.5 and 3.8 for every 100 such accidents. For every 100 collisions, 2.1 nonfatal crew injuries are expected. The probability of total loss and the expected number of crew fatalities vary inversely with the price of the fish catch. Relevant issues related to fishing vessel safety management and regulation are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) ships; injuries; fishing; risk factors; fatalities; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) USA; fire; explosion hazards; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Fishing