Shipping is a pillar of global trade, with 90 per cent of the world’s trade in goods and raw materials carried by ship. Despite the economic benefits this delivers, maritime operations can be dangerous, and when accidents occur the consequences are serious. Consequential outcomes from hazards at sea include serious injury, death, loss of cargo and destruction of the marine environment.
Managing Maritime Safety will give you a thorough understanding of contemporary maritime safety and its management. It provides varying viewpoints on traditional safety topics in conjunction with critical discussions of the international safety management code and its application. The book also offers new perspectives on maritime safety such as ship and equipment design for safety and the relevance of safety management systems, in particular the application of the International Safety Management code to remote controlled or autonomous ships. The authors all work in the maritime industry, as practitioners, in education, research, government and classification. The combination of wide-ranging and extensive experience provides an unprecedented span of views with a strong connection to the real issues in the maritime domain.
This book sets out to provide much needed consolidated knowledge for university level students on maritime safety management, incorporating theoretical, historical, research, operational and design perspectives.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Setting the Stage for Maritime Safety Management
Helle A. Oltedal
Chapter 2: The History of Safety Management
James Parsons and Chad Allen
Chapter 3: Safety Management Systems
Bjørn-Morten Batalden and Helle A. Oltedal
Chapter 4: Culture and Maritime Safety
Jon Ivar Håvold and Helle A. Oltedal
Chapter 5: The Human Contribution
Helle A. Oltedal and Margareta Lützhöft
Chapter 6: Risk Perception
Chapter 7: Design for Safety
Margareta Lützhöft and Viet Dung Vu
Chapter 8: Autonomous Ships, ICT and Safety Management
Jonathan V. Earthy and Margareta Lützhöft
Helle A. Oltedal holds a PhD in safety management and safety culture within the Norwegian Controlled Shipping Industry. She is currently Program Manager of the Maritime Safety (MarSafe) Research Program at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include aspects of organizational safety management and safety culture within the maritime industry.
Margareta Lützhöft is a master mariner and holds a PhD in human–machine interaction on the ship’s bridge. Presently she holds a position as Professor of Maritime Human Factors in the Maritime Safety (MarSafe) Research Program at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include human-centered design and the effects of new technology, and she has published in these and other areas relating to maritime safety.