The Little Fireboat That Couldn’t – ISO Standards Lack Risk Factors

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Nov 282009
 

m08m0062_photo_1Stability standards of the International Standardization Organization’s ISO 12217-1, Small Craft—Stability and Buoyancy Assessment and Categorization, and the Construction Standards for Small Vessels (TP 1332) lack some risk factors that may have an impact on small vessel stability. Small vessels that are assessed solely against these standards may meet the criteria yet have insufficient stability warns the The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, TSB, investigation into the capsize of  Fireboat 08-448B during training and familiarization exercises in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia on the morning of 17 September 2008.

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