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Arctic Shipping and Risks: Emergency Categories and Response Capacities
1 University Centre in Svalbard, Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway
2 Nord University, Nordland, Bodø, Norway
3 Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M. V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia
4 University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
5 University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
ABSTRACT: The sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk significantly in the last decades. The transport pattern has as a result partly changed with more traffic in remote areas. This change may influence on the risk pattern. The critical factors are harsh weather, ice conditions, remoteness and vulnerability of nature. In this paper, we look into the risk of accidents in Atlantic Arctic based on previous ship accidents and the changes in maritime activity. The risk has to be assessed to ensure a proper level of emergency response. The consequences of incidents depend on the incident type, scale and location. As accidents are rare, there are limited statistics available for Arctic maritime accidents. Hence, this study offers a qualitative analysis and an expert-based risk assessment. Implications for the emergency preparedness system of the Arctic region are discussed.
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Citation note:
Marchenko N., Andreassen N., Borch O.J., Kuznetsova S., Ingimundarson V., Jakobsen U.: Arctic Shipping and Risks: Emergency Categories and Response Capacities. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 12, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.12.01.12, pp. 107-114, 2018

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