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Innovative risk-based tools for ship safety inspection

Objective

"Ships are subject to inspections from different stakeholders, such as port states, classification societies, ship owners, managers and operators, among others. Each one has its own inspection method depending upon its role in the vessel operation. Consequently, all inspections monitor the ship condition and report respective data. However no means exist today to inter-relate the data which are systematically collected by the stakeholders. In fact, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of the different inspections methods; therefore, it is uncertain to which extent the current inspection regimes are contributing to reduce accidents.

On the other hand, risk-based methods are gaining more importance in different industries. Initially, catastrophic accidents in the shipping industry demonstrated the need for proactive safety furthermore risk-based methods allow consideration of safety in processes. Risk assessment methodologies are based in the systematic or quantitative collection of potential hazards and end up with qualitative measures to eliminate or reduce these hazards.



The SAFEPEC project aims to promote proactive safety and develop a ‘unified risk-based framework’ built upon the analysis of historical data of casualties, near miss cases, deficiencies and non-conformities that are detected by various types of inspections. Another outcome of the project is a software prototype that enables the interoperability and coherent interpretation of those data sources; and can contribute to the early detection of failure, either in the ship structure or its equipment. Workshops and other engagement activities will be organised to collect the stakeholder views about the products developed during the project. Based on the feedback obtained along these events, a set of recommendations for proactive ship inspection policy will be elaborated.

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Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-TRANSPORT-2013-MOVE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

GLINTT INOV SA
Address
Rua Engenheiro Ferreira Dias 728
4100 246 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 361 472
Administrative Contact
Ana Ribeiro (Ms.)

Participants (8)

DNV GL SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 037,50
Address
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rainer Hamann (Dr.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 215 550
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Hoffmann (Mr.)
IHS GLOBAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 305 100
Address
Rue Du Quatre Septembre 16 18
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diana Illing (Mrs.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 343 367,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marnix Rhijnsburger (Mr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 312 919,50
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
ørnulf Jan Rødseth (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 720
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Straub (Prof.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 223 200
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Ventikos (Dr.)
WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 271 602
Address
Fiskhamnsgatan 1
211 18 Malmo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Schröder Hinrichs (Prof.)