Analysis of maritime accidents due to poor situational awareness

Gommosani, Mohammad and Turan, Osman and Kurt, Rafet (2021) Analysis of maritime accidents due to poor situational awareness. In: 1st International Conference on the Stability and Safety of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, 2021-06-07 - 2021-06-11, Online.

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Many research studies have been carried out over the years to find the main causes of maritime accidents, with human error found to be the prime causative factor, as more than 80 % of accidents are attributed to human errors. By looking closer at these accidents, in some of the reviews, the lack of SA was highlighted as the most important factor in the human error chain (Baker & McCafferty, 2005; Graziano et al., 2016; Popa, 2015). This paper investigates the maritime accidents which were caused by the absence of situational awareness, which affects the performance of the bridge team by looking at what happened before the accident, what kind of action was taken and how the bridge team reacted to the emergency situation.