Safety systems that might have averted disaster

April 1991
New Scientist;4/20/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1765, p14
Reports on the collision between the ferry Moby Prince and an oil tanker in the Italian port of Livorno. Total death caused by the collision; Refusal of ministers in charge of commercial shipping in Europe to endorse a safety system which might have prevented the accident; Capabilities of the radar system; Opposition to a traffic control system from the merchant marine.


Related Articles

  • Perils at Sea.  // Canada & the World Backgrounder;Jan2005, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p24 

    Discusses accidents and pirate attacks in international shipping. Significance of the international shipping industry to world trade; Circumstances that lead to the collision of the ferry Dona Paz and oil tanker Vector in the Philippines in 1987; Increase in pirate attacks worldwide in 2003. ...

  • Some Notable Shipwrecks Since 1854.  // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2006, p154 

    A list of the some notable shipwrecks during the period 1854-2005 is presented. The list provides information about date and site of accident, name of ship and number of deaths. Princess Alice sank after collision in Thames River, England, on September 3, 1878. British streamer Duburg wrecked in...

  • Metal to metal in the strait. Hess, M.A.; Testorff, Ken // Fathom;Jul-Aug94, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p14 

    Details the events that led to the 1990 collision of a merchant vessel with a destroyer in Western Pacific Ocean. Number of injured; Worth of the damage to the destroyer; Rescue operation.

  • Steering for trouble.  // Fathom;Jul-Aug94, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p32 

    Details the events that led to the collision of two ships in April 1980. Failure of the shipboard procedures for making sure people did not secure or disable critical equipment without supervision or authority; Failure of the fireman apprentice and the IC3 to get permission or tagging the...

  • Collision course. Nelson, Derek // Fathom;Jul-Aug94, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p36 

    Features the survivors' memoirs of their liberty boat's collision with a ship, off the coast of Barcelona, Spain on January 17, 1978. Number of deaths among the boat's sailor and Marine passengers; Rescue operations; Lessons offered by the accident.

  • North Korean Violates Maritime DMZ Line.  // Sea Power;Aug2002, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p35 

    Reports on the collision of a Republic of Korea Navy boat with a South Korean naval vessel in the Yellow Sea on June 29, 2002. Details on the accident; Number of sailors who were killed in the accident.

  • At least 15 dead in Egypt after boat flips on Nile.  // Arab American News;7/25/2015, Vol. 31 Issue 1537, p19 

    The article reports that a small boat collided with a barge on the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt in July 2015, resulting in the death of 15 people.

  • New York's Orange Crush.  // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Mar2008, p8 

    The article reports on the accident between the New York, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock's dredger, and Orange Sun, the orange juice tanker of Arctic Reefer Corp., in New Jersey. The incedent occurred in the 520 meter-wide approach channel to Port Newark. Furthermore, New York sustained a large...

  • RED SEA TRAGEDY. Wise, Lindsay; Gibson, Helen // Time International (South Pacific Edition);2/13/2006, Issue 6, p9 

    The article presents information related to the Red Sea disaster which is one of the worst disasters in maritime history. The catastrophe began as the Al Salam steamed from the Saudi port of Duba to Sagafa on Egypt's Red Sea coast, where collisions with treacherous coral reefs have led to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics