A new ship safety management approach - learning from the past, managing future risks

Wenkui Cai, Dimitrios Konovessis, Dracos Vassalos

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Abstract

Learning from the past has been recognised as an effective means to manage future challenges. This is particularly true for ship safety management in the maritime industry as the records of historical safety-related failures are generally accompanied by the losses of human lives, damage to the environment and the ships. However, the current 'learning' practice is not rationalised to facilitate effective safety management both from design and operational points of view. By proposing a unique approach of 'learning from the past', this paper elaborates on a formal methodology towards ship safety management so that future risk control decisions can be made in an objective, transparent, and well-informed manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-201
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Shipbuilding Progress
Volume61
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • ship safety management
  • risk assessment
  • learning from accidents
  • data mining
  • Bayesian networks

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