Navigational traffic conflict technique: a proactive approach to quantitative measurement of collision risks in port waters
Debnath, Ashim Kumar & Chin, Hoong Chor (2010) Navigational traffic conflict technique: a proactive approach to quantitative measurement of collision risks in port waters. Journal of Navigation, 63(1), pp. 137-152.
Navigational safety analysis relying on collision statistics is often hampered because of low number of observations. A promising alternative approach that overcomes this problem is proposed in this paper. By analyzing critical vessel interactions this approach proactively measures collision risk in port waters. The proposed method is illustrated for quantitative measurement of collision risks in Singapore port fairways, and validated by examining correlations between the measured risks with those perceived by pilots. This method is an ethically appealing alternative to the collision-based analysis for fast, reliable and effective safety assessment, thus possesses great potential for managing collision risks in port waters.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Navigational collision risk, Traffic conflict technique, Port safety, Quantitative risk analysis|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MARITIME ENGINEERING (091100)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Cambridge University Press|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2012 08:32|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2012 09:17|
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