|Document ID (ISN)||100012|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
|Convention or series no.
||Jin D., Kite-Powell H., Talley W.
||The safety of commercial fishing: Determinants of vessel total losses and injuries
||Summer 2001, Vol.32, No.2, p.209-228. 26 ref.
||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.
||ships; injuries; fishing; risk factors; fatalities; sea transport
||USA; fire; explosion hazards; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; economic aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations