Accession Number : ADA594965


Title :   Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) Marine Safety Risk Assessment


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Lewandowski, M J ; Heerlein, W C ; Guthrie, V ; McKenna, R ; Fitzpatrick, M ; Siebert, M ; Yankulein, N ; Perry, M E ; Kamradt, E E ; Lersch, D L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA594965


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 132


Abstract : The Coast Guard R&D Center (RDC) conducted four phases of a marine safety risk assessment for the waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) in the vicinity of the Aquatic Invasive Species Electrified Dispersal Barrier (MM 296.5), Romeoville, IL. An overarching goal of this work is to determine the adequacy of present risk mitigation strategies, and if necessary, recommend alternatives to the present strategies. The work covered by this report includes: (1) a data-driven, event-tree based quantitative risk analysis, (2) review and analysis of three-months of canal transits through the barrier zone, (3) shore measurements to categorize electrical currents at the Oxbow Midwest Calcining barge loading facility and (4) a summary of regulatory development and rule changes since the initial operation of the barrier through the present.


Descriptors :   *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, BARRIERS, CANALS, ELECTRIC CURRENT, ILLINOIS, RISK ANALYSIS, SAFETY


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE