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Frustration and task deviation causes accidents at sea


Rajapakse, A and Emad, GR and Lutzhoft, M and Grech, M, Frustration and task deviation causes accidents at sea, Proceedings of the Pacific International Maritime Conference, 8-10 October 2019, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-15. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The surge in the number of maritime accidents in the last decades is the greatest challenge for the maritime industry to address. The majority of investigations on these accidents blame seafarersí poor performance as the main contributing factor. The international maritime authorities attempts to address the issue by adopting and updating maritime safety regulations and conventions has had limited success. Although accident investigation reports show that seafarersí task deviation is one of the major causal elements however, there are not many research projectsthat addressthis phenomenon. The finding of our qualitative research in task deviation in the maritime domain, discovered that seafarersí frustration is a key contributing factor which causes task deviations in maritime accidents.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:maritime accidents, frustration, task deviation, activity theory, seafaring, shipping, maritime safety
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Rajapakse, A (CAPT Asanka Rajapakse)
UTAS Author:Emad, GR (Dr Reza Emad)
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
UTAS Author:Grech, M (Dr Michelle Grech)
ID Code:136308
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2019-12-13
Last Modified:2022-09-21
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