Casualty analysis of Aframax tankers

A. Papanikolaou, E. Eliopoulou, A. Alissafaki, N. Mikelis, S. Aksu, S. Delautre

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The paper presents detailed results of a comprehensive analysis pertaining to Aframax tanker incidents and accidents that occurred in the last 26 years. The thorough review of the captured accident database information and the analysis of the historical records provided essential qualitative and quantitative information on a variety of parameters relevant to risk-based methodologies, namely the degree of severity and frequencies of accidents broken down into the pre-1990 and post-1990 periods, the spilled tonne rates and the impact of hull design and of ship's age, particularly on non-accidental structural failure accidents and geography of worldwide oil spills. The generated information enables conclusions on Aframax tanker accidents and of tankers in general to be drawn, for further exploitation in risk based design, operation and regulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • frequency of accidents
  • fault trees
  • event trees
  • risk analysis
  • tanker hull design


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