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Document ID (ISN)103256
CIS number 04-391
ISBN(s) 3-86509-196-2
Year 2004
Convention or series no. S 81
Author(s) Schröder J.U.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Data collection of causes and underlying factors of marine casualties
Original title Datenerfassung bei Unfallursachen und begünstigenden Faktoren für Unfälle in der Seeschifffahrt [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 203p. Illus. 88 ref. Price: EUR 17.50.
Internet access [in German]
Abstract This study examines the international efforts undertaken to investigate maritime accidents. It focuses on the approaches used to obtain structured accident data in order to form a solid statistical basis for the assessment of existing maritime safety standards and the development of new standards. A casualty investigation follow-up method was developed, based on a process model of the maritime casualty (SEMOMAP) and data scheme. It was used to obtain data on accident processes and their underlying factors. Although the number of maritime accidents was not sufficient to enable general conclusions regarding causes, it was clear that there were gaps in the reports concerning the influencing factors of crew performance. Consequently, the accident process often cannot be modelled for safety scientific purposes on the basis of casualty reports. This underlines the need for a more structured approach in future.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; accident investigation; sea transport; IMO
Descriptors (secondary) information processing and retrieval; report; Germany; causes of accidents; statistics; risk factors; safety service records; human factors
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Water transportation
Accident investigation