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