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Document ID (ISN)102799
CIS number 03-1669
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts S.E.
Title Work-related mortality among British seafarers employed in flags of convenience shipping, 1976-95
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.54, No.1/4, p.7-25. 28 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to analyse the causes of all deaths among British seafarers who were working in flags of convenience merchant shipping between 1976 and 1995, to compare their mortality with that of British seafarers employed in British merchant shipping and to discuss the implications for safety and health. Data from official mortality files were used. Out of 200 deaths in flags of convenience shipping, 68 were caused by illness, 91 by accidents, three by homicide, seven by suicide, four by drug and alcohol intoxication and 27 by unknown causes. Deaths from causes other than diseases, including maritime disasters, were significantly higher in flags of convenience ships than in British ships. There were insufficient data to determine relative mortality rates, and further studies should focus on this aspect.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; causes of accidents; sea transport; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) narcotics; analysis of accident causes; United Kingdom; violence; suicide; fatalities; alcoholism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Water transportation
Violence and terrorism