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Hazards, risks and accidents at sea. A system safety analysis of STM

Markus Pamp
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2016. 77 s. Report. X - Department of Shipping and Marine Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, 2016.
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Sea Traffic Management, STM, is a newly developed concept that will be validated and implemented in the near future. The concept aims to enhance safety at sea, improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the transportation of goods in the maritime industry. This is to be accomplished by an increase of the information exchange between all the actors involved in the concept. In order to investigate how the implementation of the concept will affect the safety at sea for marine traffic a System safety analysis is conducted. The analysis has identified hazards, risks and measures to mitigate accidents that might occur in the concept. System safety is a process commonly used to enhance safety in hazardous operations such as nuclear, chemistry process industry and in developing equipment used in a military context. The system safety process used in this thesis is mainly derived from the processes to enhance safety in the development of military systems and equipment. The results indicate that a number of areas in STM are subject to improvement regarding safety issues, such as ensuring robust routines to avoid over reliance in the system, dealing with actors not compliant to the system and ensuring that the use of the system does not lead to close quarter situations or exchange of incorrect data. The system safety process is regarded suitable in analysing complex systems like STM and a more thorough analysis using more resources may be beneficial in finding further areas to improve regarding safety in the concept.

Nyckelord: Accidents, Hazard, Risk, Safety, Sea Traffic Management, System safety

Publikationen registrerades 2016-07-06. Den ändrades senast 2016-09-28

CPL ID: 239090

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