Personal Injury Incident Analysis and Risk Prevention during Tanker Shipping Voyages

Qingji Zhou, Maritime Institute, NTU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (e-mail: Hong Xu is with School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Hong Xu, Yiik Diew Wong
2018 International Journal of Engineering and Technology  
It is well-recognized that shipping and ship management companies face lots of potential hazards and recurring accidents in relation to occupational health and safety for their crew during the daily operations. In this study, personal injury incidents are analyzed, and factors that are strongly associated with personal injury incidents are evaluated. The results show that the contributory factors that have strong relationship with personal injury occurrences are injured seafarer's nationality,
more » ... rer's nationality, length of time on board vessel, location along voyage, trading region, and type of on-board operation. These contributory factors are examined in terms of direct factors, indirect factors, and root factors. The predominant direct factors associated with personal injury incidents are unsafe acts such as improper method/procedure and unsafe conditions such as workplace restrictions. Human factors such as inattention and haste are identified to be indirectly associated with a large number of personal injury incidents. Among the root factors, incompatible procedure is the most important factor associated with personal injury incidents. Herein, risk control measures are proposed to improve safety in tanker shipping. Index Terms-Personal injury incident, tanker shipping industry, contributory factor, Risk analysis and prevention.
doi:10.7763/ijet.2018.v10.1054 fatcat:hft56a7dkbe3llv246fpvvnlvu