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Cruise shipping accidents in Asia: The trends, causal factors and implications


Lau, YY and Tam, KC and Ng, AKY and Nguyen, H-O and Nikolova, N, Cruise shipping accidents in Asia: The trends, causal factors and implications, Proceedings of the 18-th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, 11-14 October 2017, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 372-382. ISBN 978-954-8991-96-4 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Since the ‘Titanic’ disaster in 1912, safety in cruising has attracted international concerns. A number of shipwrecks have highlighted high frequencies of human failures in the cruise industry over the last century. The safety regulations and ineffective cultures of safety reflected weaknesses on increasing risks of losing lives in cruise ship accidents, notably in Asia. The paper undertakes a critical review on the trends and causal factors in cruise ship accidents using information on marine casualties and incidents since 1912. It shows how human and organizational factors contribute to cruise shipping accidents and raises issues on how to develop comprehensive safety measures and policies in Asia, where the cruise industry is rapidly growing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cruise shipping, SOLAS convention, maritime safety, Asia
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Transport planning
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Supply and demand
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Nikolova, N (Professor Nataliya Nikolova)
ID Code:122764
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-11-27
Last Modified:2018-06-08

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