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Research project

Prevention of mechanical hazards and physical

Evaluation of rolling motion-damping systems on Québec’s semi-offshore fishing boats

Marie-Hélène Fournier, Laurent Seychelles / Halieutec



0099-9729 : Completed

Comparison of fatal accident statistics in the fishing industry to those of the other occupational categories reveals that fishing is one of the most hazardous professions. On board a ship, the work is performed under difficult conditions, on an exposed and slippery moving platform. For reasons of safety and ease of execution during the fishing operations, workers attempt to reduce the impact of ship movements by using stabilizations systems whose function is to limit the lateral and longitudinal movements caused by the sea.

On the one hand, this project aims to inventory the stabilization systems for midshore fishing boats in operation in Québec, and on the other hand, to perform comparative safety and performance tests on the stabilization systems used in Québec.




IRSST publications


Coulombe, Francis; Fournier, Marie-Hélène; Langevin, Aurem
Évaluation de systèmes d’amortissement du roulis sur les bateaux de pêche semi-hauturière du Québec   (Assessment of anti-roll systems in Québec’s midshore fishing fleet)
Études et recherches / Rapport  R-811, Montréal, IRSST, 2014, 67 pages. Free download   More Info

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