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Analytical investigation of marine casualties at the Strait of Istanbul with SWOT-AHP method

Ozcan, Arslan and Turan, O. (2009) Analytical investigation of marine casualties at the Strait of Istanbul with SWOT-AHP method. Maritime Policy and Management, 36 (2). pp. 131-146. ISSN 0308-8839

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    The Strait of Istanbul is one of the most dangerous and busiest sea passages, according to its narrowness, sharp turns, currents, heavy traffic and many other important factors. Despite the latest precautions, marine incidents still occur, especially in narrow seaways. This study shows that a management tool that is specifically applied for reducing marine casualties and consequently enhancement of safety and ship management performance can be used to prevent accidents and casualties in maritime transportation. In this study, factors which affect marine casualties examined and determined with SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis method and weighting of the factors determined by using the AHP (analytic hierarchy process) method. With this approach, strategic action plans were developed for minimizing shipping casualties at the Strait of Istanbul, taking into account the weighting factors and previously happened accidents.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 13824
    Keywords: marine, casualties, Istanbul, SWOT-AHP, Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering, Ocean Engineering, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Transportation, Geography, Planning and Development
    Subjects: Naval Science > Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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    Depositing user: Mrs Thelma Will
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 14:01
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:12

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