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Document ID (ISN)111579
CIS number 11-0267
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Psarros G., Skjong R., Eide M.S.
Title Under-reporting of maritime accidents
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.42, No.2, p.619-625. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract The objective of this article is to highlight evidence of serious under-reporting of maritime accidents in accident databases, which can be considered as the main contributor to questioning the direct and uncritical use of historical data. By analysing the 10-year tanker accident data from the Lloyd's Register (LRFP) and the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD) for vessels registered in Norway, it was found that the reporting performance has an upper bound of 41% for NMD and 30% for LRFP. Furthermore, based on comparison between LRFP data and self-assessment by Flag States, it is concluded that accidents reported by the Flag States are also incomplete.
Descriptors (primary) notification of occupational accidents; sea transport; occupational accidents; computerized data bases
Descriptors (secondary) IMO; reliability; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Notification of accidents and diseases