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Safety of Shipping in Coastal Waters

Objective

The main aim of this project will be to increase the safety of shipping in European coastal waters by analysing the underlying factors that contribute ot the accident risk level. This will be achieved by detailed evaluation of a range of safety critical functions by recognised experts of the project partners. The effect of each function will be assessed by the construction of risk evaluation methodology and implementation of a risk model. Analysis of the model results will identify the most important influences on ship safety in European coastal traffic.

The goal is to supply policymakers, regulators and parties in the shipping community with a model that gives an overview of ship risks. By using such a model, the impact of positive quality incentives or new rules and regulations on the enhancement of safety, efficiency and protection of the environment can be assessed.

Task models on individual maritime issues are partly available, from previous research. The main basis has been damage records and/or traffic studies, as in earlier EU projects. This will also remain an important basis and input to risk analysis. However, in this project it is also the objective to develop methods for assessment of scenarios that include the difference between individual ships of varying standards and document the effect of new actions, rules and regulations before accident data become available. This will be achieved by using simulators as a laboratory and track records to expand the data background.
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Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S
Address
Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik
Norway

Participants (9)

DANISH MARITIME INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Hjortekaersvej 99
2800 Lyngby
GEMEENTELIJK HAVENBEDRIJF ROTTERDAM (ROTTERDAM PORT AUTHORITY)
Netherlands
Address
15,Galvanistraat
3002 AP Rotterdam
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO, UNIVERSIDADE TECHNICA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1096 Lisboa
KELVIN HUGHES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
New North Road
IG6 2UR Hainault
MARINE SAFETY INTERNATIONAL ROTTERDAM B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wilhelminakade 701
3007 GG Rotterdam
MARINTEX S.A.
Norway
Address
Valentinlyst
7002 Trondheim
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou Street 5
15773 Zografou-athens
ONGSBERG NORCONTROL SYSTEMS
Norway
Address

3194 Horten
RISO NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej, 399
Roskilde