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IJME 526

Paper Title: Deriving Safety Requirement Hierarchies For Families of Maritime Systems  



B Rokseth, Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

I B Utne, Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


Ensuring the safety of advanced maritime vessels is a challenging task. While technological developments provide new options for their design and operation, the criteria for certification, such as class rules intended to ensure safety, may not be flexible enough to accommodate rapid changes. Innovation may enable more efficient, greener, and smarter systems but it may also introduce new hazards that are not addressed by current safety requirements. This paper proposes a method aimed at developing requirement hierarchies that are generic for a family of systems (such as a class of ships) and that can be adapted and specialised for a subset of the family or a particular system. Systems-theoretic process analysis (STPA) is used to develop safety requirements that are structured in a way that ensures that they can easily be kept up to date to accommodate new technological solutions and new alternatives for the design and operation of maritime vessels.



Transactions RINA, Vol 161, Part A3, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Jul - Sep 2019 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2019.a3.526

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