THE SHIP, THE SEA, AND MAN

The author calls for more attention to be given to human factors when formulating comprehensive programs for increasing the efficiency and safety of maritime transport--for example, in West Germany's "Ship of the Future" program, the UK's "Efficient Ship" program, and others. His discussion of the problem centers around a table showing factors influencing the origination and development of five categories of accidents: (1) ship collisions, groundings, etc.; (2) loss of stability; (3) structural damage to hull; (4) structural damage to mechanisms; and (5) fires and explosions. Several examples are given to show how the generalized characteristics of some of the subjective factors influencing accidents can be quantified.

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  • Authors:
    • Aleksandrov, M N
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  • Accession Number: 00658090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM