Identifying factors influencing total-loss marine accidents in the world: Analysis and evaluation based on ship types and sea regions

Shipping industry continues to support the development of world trade and globalization of logistics network. Maritime safety has a direct bearing on human life, property and health of the marine environment, therefore, safety has always been the focus of maritime transportation. Total-loss marine accidents present the most serious accident type, which is therefore crucial for decision-making and guidance on rational safety resource allocation to analyze and evaluate its influential factors. This paper selects the data on the total-loss marine accidents that occurred in the world from 1998 to 2018, involving 16 ship types and 13 main navigation sea regions. Based on an improved entropy weight-TOPSIS model, the results show that in the both models with respect to ship type and sea region, the main influential factors are foundering, stranding and fires/explosions. This paper aims to aid the relevant maritime safety authorities such as the International Maritime Organization and ship owners/operators to take effective risk control actions to avoid/reduce the occurrence of total-loss marine accidents in future.


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  • Accession Number: 01721331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 2019 5:01PM