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Document ID (ISN)58509
CIS number 92-1384
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Landolt J.P., Light I.M., Greenen M.G., Monaco C.
Title Seasickness in totally-enclosed motor-propelled survival craft: Five offshore oil rig disasters
Bibliographic information Feb. 1992, Vol.63, No.2, p.138-144. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract Five mobile offshore drilling unit disasters were studied to assess the degree to which seasickness occurs and endangers the lives of occupants of totally-enclosed motor-propelled survival craft (TEMPSC). Other marine incidents were reviewed and a literature search was carried out to assess the same seasickness problem. Seasickness was found to occur in 75% or more of TEMPSC occupants in four of the rig disasters studied. Good leadership and practical training in sea survival play a major part in the amelioration of seasickness, and good ergonomics and redesign of the TEMPSC would help control seasickness and improve habitability.
Descriptors (primary) motion sickness; sea transport; offshore oil extraction; rescue equipment; lifeboats
Descriptors (secondary) rescue from drowning; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Petroleum and natural gas industry