WIT Press


Enhancement Of Human Reliability In Port And Shipping Operations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000091

Volume

51

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,342 kb

Author(s)

T.B. Malone, O.K. Rousseau, J.T. Malone

Abstract

Enhancement of a system s human reliability involves reducing the incidence of human error in system operations. According to the International Maritime Organization, human error accounts for 80% of accidents in maritime systems. While the majority of these accidents involve ships at sea, there have been several accidents involving ship collisions with port facilities. In 1996 the Liberian bulk carrier BRIGHT FIELD crashed into the Riverwalk marketplace at the Port of New Orleans. Property damage to the ship and to shoreside structures was estimated at $20 million. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cited several maintenance and crew communications errors as causal or contributory to the accident. The engineering discipline devoted to achieving an understanding of the caus

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