Particularity of Safety Measures on Board Ships Operating in the "Motorways of the Sea" Service

The concept of "Motorways of the Sea" represents a part of the door-to-door logistic chain in which the maritime segment of the journey is organized according to the principle of short sea shipping. The main principle of the concept is to encourage the use of the environmental friendly mode of transport such as the sea transport aimed at providing positive effect on the reduction of air pollutant emissions and enhancing connections within the EU member states. In this matter, maritime traffic is increasing in particular sea areas with the possibility of potential emergence and appearance of maritime accidents on board ships engaged in the "Motorways of the Sea" service. Generally, the "Motorways of the Sea" service uses RO-RO and RO-RO passenger ships, which have a design different from other types of ships, as well as some special features in terms of safety. This paper has analysed the particular safety features of RO-RO and RO-RO passenger ships, the maritime accidents involving these ships and the measures to increase safety of ships arising from maritime accidents. © Faculty of Maritime Studies Rijeka, 2014.


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  • Accession Number: 01598012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2016 11:44AM