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Casualty analysis of Aframax tankers

Papanikolaou, A. and Eliopoulou, E. and Alissafaki, A. and Mikelis, N. and Aksu, S. and Delautre, S. (2007) Casualty analysis of Aframax tankers. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 221 (2). pp. 47-60. ISSN 1475-0902

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Abstract

The paper presents detailed results of a comprehensive analysis pertaining to Aframax tanker incidents and accidents that occurred in the last 26 years. The thorough review of the captured accident database information and the analysis of the historical records provided essential qualitative and quantitative information on a variety of parameters relevant to risk-based methodologies, namely the degree of severity and frequencies of accidents broken down into the pre-1990 and post-1990 periods, the spilled tonne rates and the impact of hull design and of ship's age, particularly on non-accidental structural failure accidents and geography of worldwide oil spills. The generated information enables conclusions on Aframax tanker accidents and of tankers in general to be drawn, for further exploitation in risk based design, operation and regulations.