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

Yui Yip, Ka Chai Tam, Adolf K.Y. Ng, Hong Oanh Nguyen, Natalia Nikolova

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities - Global Perspectives in MET
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Sustainable, Green and Integrated Maritime Transport, IAMU 2017
PublisherNikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
Pages372-382
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789548991964
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities - Global Perspectives in MET: Towards Sustainable, Green and Integrated Maritime Transport, IAMU 2017 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 11 Oct 201714 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities - Global Perspectives in MET: Towards Sustainable, Green and Integrated Maritime Transport, IAMU 2017
Volume1

Conference

Conference18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities - Global Perspectives in MET: Towards Sustainable, Green and Integrated Maritime Transport, IAMU 2017
Country/TerritoryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period11/10/1714/10/17

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Asia
  • Cruise shipping
  • Maritime Safety Committee
  • Shipwrecks
  • SOLAS Convention

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