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Embarkation & Disembarkation of Passenger Vessels

By Hendrik J. Keijer
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In this article, Marine Operations Expert and retired Master Mariner, Hendrik Keijer discusses the potential hazards that passengers, guests, or even crew, may face when embarking (getting aboard) or…

Stairs as Slip/Trip/Fall Hazards at Marinas

By Robson Forensic
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Floating docks can present a variety of slip, trip and fall hazards if they are not safely managed. It is best practice to use ramps and gangways to provide passage from the main dock to the floating…

Boat Party Injury: Expert Investigation

By Kyle McAvoy
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In this article, Naval Architect and Marine Safety Expert Kyle McAvoy (Captain, USCG – Retired) shares details from a forensic investigation involving an individual who broke his neck after…

Parasailing Safety

By Kyle McAvoy
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Parasailing as a recreational activity began in as an outgrowth of an activity called “parascending;” a land-based activity used to teach people how to parachute without having to use an…

Regulations & Safety Standards Related to Marina Drownings

By Robson Forensic
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Robson Forensic sponsored a research study on drowning incidents in marina waters. The study focused on incidents concerning persons unintentionally falling into the waters of a marina and…

Preserving Marine GPS Data

By Robson Forensic
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In this article, the digital forensics experts at Robson Forensic discuss the use of GPS data within marine disputes. The discussion includes the proper collection, preservation, and analysis of data.…

Towing Vessel Safety: Risk-based Maintenance and Inspection of Towing Vessel Machinery and Systems

By Bartley J. Eckhardt, P.E.
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This paper was originally presented at the 2013 ASME/USCG Workshop on Marine Technology & Standards in Arlington, VA. Download the article in PDF in the Details section of this page. Failures of…