|Document ID (ISN)||68750|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Le Blanc L.A., Rucks C.T.
||A multiple discriminant analysis of vessel accidents
||July 1996, Vol.28, No.4, p.501-510. Illus. 19 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; inland water transport; USA
||radio communications; statistical evaluation; time of accident; analysis of accident causes
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport