|Document ID (ISN)||104786|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Darbra R.M., Casal J.
||Historical analysis of accidents in seaports
||Feb. 2004, Vol.42, No.2, p.85-98. Illus. 7 ref.
||A total of 471 seaport accidents occurring between 1900 and 2002 were identified from databases and analysed. The results show a significant increase in the frequency of accidents over time: 83% of the accidents occurred in the last 20 years and 59% in the past decade. The most frequent accidents were releases (51%), followed by fires (29%), explosions (17%) and gas clouds (3%). More than half the accidents occurred during transport. Loading and unloading operations, storage and process plants also made a large contribution to the total. The various causes of the accidents were analysed, together with the type of substance involved and the consequences for the population (number of persons killed, injured and evacuated). The need to improve certain safety measures in ports is highlighted.
||harbours; causes of accidents; major hazards; sea transport
||dangerous substances; analysis of accident causes; statistical trends; fire; explosions; storage; frequency rates; injuries; leakage; spills; fatalities; history; loading and unloading
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards