A Brief Review of Marine and Offshore Safety Assessment

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This paper reviews some typical marine and offshore accidents in terms of major causes and resulting actions. The lessons learned from previous marine and offshore accidents are discussed in terms of the change of the safety culture in both the marine and offshore industries. The concepts of initiating events and safety system responses in an accident sequence are described. The provision of risk analysis and prevention of accidents are discussed. The offshore safety case approach and formal ship safety assessment of ships are described in detail. The future aspects in marine and offshore assessment are also discussed.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2002

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