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Ship inspection strategies: effects on maritime safety and environmental protection

Heij, C. and Bijwaard, G.E. and Knapp, S. (2011) Ship inspection strategies: effects on maritime safety and environmental protection. Transportation Research Part D, 16, 42-48. ISSN 1361-9202.

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Abstract

Global trade largely depends on maritime transport, and appropriate ships are needed to protect cargo but to minimize environmental damage and to this end, flag and port state authorities expend considerable effort in ship safety inspections. This paper investigates the safety gains of current inspection rules as well as options for further developments. The analysis is based on a dataset of over 400,000 ship arrivals covering 2002–2007, and is complemented with data on port state control and industry inspections and casualties. The results indicate considerable potential for safety gains from incorporating casualty risks more explicitly in port state control strategies to select ships for safety inspections. keywords: inspection strategy; risk factor; hazard rate; port state control

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Ned. Interdisc. Demografisch Instituut (NIDI)
ID Code:9833
Deposited On:28 Feb 2011 01:00
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