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Document ID (ISN)68750
CIS number 97-646
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Le Blanc L.A., Rucks C.T.
Title A multiple discriminant analysis of vessel accidents
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.28, No.4, p.501-510. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract Data on 936 vessel accidents occurring between 1979 and 1987 on the lower Mississippi River, USA were cluster analyzed to generate four groups: danger zone accidents; accidents in bad navigating conditions; probably preventable accidents; and accidents that should not have happened. Multiple discriminant analysis was used to identify the variables contributing most to overall group differentiation: participation in the U.S. Coast Guard's New Orleans Vessel Traffic Service (VTS - an information system designed to assist vessel operators in navigating inland waterways), overall VTS utilization, river stage, traffic level, and time and location of accident. The benefits of participation in VTS are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; inland water transport; USA
Descriptors (secondary) radio communications; statistical evaluation; time of accident; analysis of accident causes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation