|Document ID (ISN)||104627|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0938-1643 - Schiff und Hafen
|Convention or series no.
||Hazards for crews: Maritime accidents involving bulk carriers - In the shadow of spectacular tanker accidents
||Risiko für Besatzungen: Seeunfälle mit Bulkcarriern - im Schatten der spektakulären Tankerunfälle [in German]|
||2004, No.2, p. 59-60.
||This article reviews the causes of tanker accidents and examines serious accidents involving bulk-carriers during the last 20 years that have cost the lives of over 2000 seamen. Identified causes include the use of damaged vessels and their non-adaptation to the cargo. In the event of an accident, tankers cause primarily environmental damage while bulk-carrier accidents result in human injury. The risks for bulk-carrier crews are five times greater than on tankers. Given the accident rate in this sector, the maritime profession has lost much of its prestige and it is difficult to ensure its resurgence in the European Union. The reduction of accident hazards among seafarers should become a priority. It is essential to have seaworthy vessels and to impose a system of surveillance from the construction stage.
||occupational accidents; sea transport; tankers; bulk carriers
||transport of materials
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations