SAFETY LANES FOR MARINE NAVIGATION

Capt. Lorne G. Taylor

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE POPULATION and resulting economic needs of the United States-and the world in general is rising at a rapid rate and directs attention to the needs associated with an expanding economy. Marine commerce plays a leading role in our economic development. Statistics indicate that about ninety-eight percent of the Nation’s foreign trade moves by waterborne carrier, and the continued development of navigational systems is vital to the safe movement of this commerce. One of the primary considerations of any maritime nation is the safety of life and property at sea. There has been an unending search to make the seas safe from collisions and disaster. Despite man’s long experience as a shipbuilder and navigator, the efficiency and safety of maritime commerce remains a major international problem. Exclusive of war years, an average of 270 ships registered with Lloyd’s are lost every year.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 1
Pages: 52 - 60
Cite this article: Taylor, Capt. Lorne G., "SAFETY LANES FOR MARINE NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1967, pp. 52-60.
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