To ensure the safety of passengers and crew on DUKWs — amphibious vehicles also referred to as duck boats — the United States Coast Guard (USCG) should issue a range of new guidelines and requirements.
TRB’s Special Report 342: Options for Improving the Safety of DUKW Type Amphibious Vessels recommends that the USCG use a consistent risk-assessment methodology and update its regulations and enforcement practices in a way that reflects the variable levels of risk to passengers and crew.
Table of Contents
|2 DUKW Boats and Safety||9-24|
|3 Flooding and Survivability||25-44|
|4 Operating Areas||45-54|
|5 Canopies and Escape During Emergencies||55-69|
|6 Wearing Life Jackets||70-74|
|7 Operations and Safety||75-80|
|8 Risk Assessment and Recommendations||81-90|
|Appendix A: Study Committee Biographical Information||91-94|
|Appendix B: Time to Sink Analysis||95-98|
|Appendix C: Simplified HAZID Register for Water Segment of the Tour||99-109|
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