Shipping and marine transportation is a highly regulated global industry. With heightened public awareness of the environmental and human cost of marine accidents, and tighter legislation from governments and international bodies on ships and shipping operations, the safe and efficient operation of ships is a priority for all ship builders, owners and operators. This book is the essential guide to the safety of maritime transportation for anyone in the field. The book covers all aspects of maritime risk and safety from engineering and operational perspectives, as well as regulatory and health and safety requirements. It addresses the needs of both professionals and students working in the related fields of shipping management, ship design and naval architecture and transport management, as well as fields including safety management, insurance and accident investigation.

Key Features

* A high profile subject of great international concern * The only text to deal with safety management of marine transport in detail * Covers internationally agreed standards and requirements


Marine/shipping company managers/transportation managers. Ship masters and senior crew. Practicing and consulting maritime engineers. Maritime insurance analysts and loss adjusters. Coastal and port engineers. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of shipping management, marine and ocean engineering, naval architecture and maritime administration, plus transport engineering/logistics students. Nautical college students and those studying for professional marine qualifications.

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; The maritime risk picture; Statistical risk management; Statistical risk decisions; Traffic modelling; Damage estimation; Cost-benefit analysis; Risk analysis techniques; Formal safety assessment; Ergonomics and human factors; Accident analysis; Emergency preparedness and evacuation; Health and work conditions; Safety regulation and ISM; Safety management (and safety case); Index


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'....expertly addresses the issues of maritime safety and the tools now available to help us bring about further improvement. Everyone engaged in the design or operation of ships should be aware of and even familiar with its contents.' The Naval Architect, January 2005