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.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3002 AP Rotterdam
IG6 2UR Hainault
3007 GG Rotterdam