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IJME 395

Paper Title: Human Factor Analysis of Container Vessel’s Grounding Accidents



U Yildirim, O Ugurlu and E Basar, Dept., of Maritime Transportation & Management Eng., Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
E Yuksekyildiz, Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering, Ordu University, Turkey


Investigation on maritime accidents is a very important tool in identifying human factor-related problems. This study examines the causes of accidents, in particular the reasons for the grounding of container ships. These are analysed and evaluation according to the contribution rate using the Monte Carlo simulation. The OpenFTA program is used to run the simulation. The study data are obtained from 46 accident reports from 1993 to 2011. The data were prepared by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS). The GISIS is one of the organizations that investigate reported accidents in an international framework and in national shipping companies. The Monte Carlo simulation determined a total of 23.96% human error mental problems, 26.04% physical problems, 38.58% voyage management errors, and 11.42% team management error causes. Consequently, 50% of the human error is attributable to human performance disorders, while 50% team failure has been found.


Transactions RINA, Vol 159, Part A1, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Jan-Mar 2017 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2017.a1.395

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