Zout is niet Zoet: De Schepenwet en de Raad voor de Transportveiligheid [Salt is not Fresh: The Shipping Law and the Transportation Safety Board]

by James P. Kahan, Mary Colombo, John A. Stoop

Incidents and accidents in any form of transportation are investigated in the Netherlands by the Raad voor Transport Veiligheid (RvTV) [Transportation Safety Board]. Shipping incidents are however, not yet included in the RvTV, and are still conducted by the Raad voor de Scheepvaart (RvS) [Board for Shipping]. Over time the RvS will be incorporated into the RvTV. This study investigates the judicial and legal boundary conditions under which the RvTV could already start investigations into shipping incidents, before the incorporation of the RvS. The study employed expert interviews, expert discussions and a legal comparison between the Shipping law and the RvTV. Results and recommendations made will provide input into the RvTV policy concerning shipping incidents.

Research conducted by

This report is part of the RAND Corporation RAND Europe document series. RAND Europe reports (RE) were monograph/reports (MR) produced by RAND Europe. REs were published at RAND from 1998 to 2001. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.