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Waterborne RESEARCH: SAFECO II Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: SAFECO II
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Safety of shipping in coastal waters : Demonstration of risk assessment techniques for communication and information exchange
Main contractor: DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Type organisation: Industry
Country: NO
Start date & duration: 1998-01-01 - 18 months
Area: Waterborne
Relevant tasks: 6.1.2.4
Total cost in kECUs: 1005
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 550


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The overall objective for SAFECO II is to devise improved technologies and organisation for internal/external communication and to demonstrate the application of risk analysis methods to assess economical benefits and safety improvements of the devised solutions for total quality operations.

Secondary objective:

1. Prototype of the Collision Avoidance Advisory System (CAAS) integrated with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display) and with a transponder interface. 2. Prototype of the Simulator Exercise Assessment system (SEA) which also forms relevant input to the standardisation process. 3. An updated version of the Marine Accident Risk Calculation System (MARCS) which includes risk factors related to the communication aspect of marine transportation and consequence models for economical and environmental impacts. 4. Based in identified problems, a conceptual description of technologies, procedures and regulations for improved communication in maritime transportation will be given. This information will form a relevant input to the development of international guidelines and standards. 5. Example of Formal Safety Assessment based on IMO guidelines which serve as an example of a cost/benefit analysis for decision making.

Demo Sites:

The risk assessment techniques will be demonstrated by means of three case studies covering the English Channel, the Rotterdam Port approach area and the North Sea.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
SAFECO II is related to MARCOM, COMFORTABLE, MASSTER, VASME, ATOMOS II, DISC, MASIS, RINAC, METHAR and VTMIS. Moreover, the project will follow the developments within the concerted actions on Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) and Casualty Analysis and within the network on VTMIS-NET.


Participants

Organisation Type Country
DET NORSKE VERITAS AS Industry NO
DANISH MARITIME INSTITUTE Research Organisation DK
GEMEENTELIJK HAVENBEDRIJF ROTTERDAM (ROTTERDAM PORT AUTHORITY) Other NL
KELVIN HUGHES LTD Industry GB
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Education GR
NORWEGIAN MARINE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Research Organisation NO
RISO NATIONAL LABORATORY Research Organisation DK
UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF Education GB
MARINE SAFETY INTERNATIONAL ROTTERDAM B.V. Industry NL

Coordinator's name: Dr. Eirik SORGARD
Address: DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Veritasveien, 1
PO Box: POBOX 300
1322 Hovik
NO
Tel: +47-67-577584
Fax: +47-67-577520
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Per STEFENSON
Tel: +32-2-2967073
Fax: +32 -2-2968350
 
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