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Document ID (ISN)107158
CIS number 07-1072
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morel G., Chauvin C.
Title A socio-technical approach of risk management applied to collisions involving fishing vessels
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.44, No.7, p.599-619. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract In this study, a case-by-case analysis of collisions at sea involving fishing vessels resulted in the identification of two basic causes: undetected signals and wrong diagnoses. It also allowed definition of the real operating space of the functional units (fishing vessels) most often involved in collisions, as well as the permeable areas of the safety barriers, through which operations migrate toward unsafe zones. As far as the collision risk is concerned, functional units work in a borderline area, close to the limits of safe behaviour. To prevent accidents, it is necessary to reinforce these safety barriers, thus limiting the migration factor and bringing the functional units back into an area where the factors of safety, performance and individual profitability are all acceptable.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; deep-sea fishing; causes of accidents; trawlers; ships
Descriptors (secondary) case study; accident investigation; accident descriptions; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Accident research