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Conceptual Grounds of Navigation Safety
1 National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine
ABSTRACT: The most important global problem being solved by the whole world community nowadays is to provide sustainable mankind development. Recent research in the field of sustainable development states that civilization safety is impossible without transfer sustainable development. At the same time, sustainable development (i.e. preservation of human culture and biosphere) is impossible as a system that serves to meet economical, cultural, scientific, recreational and other human needs without safety. Safety plays an important role in sustainable development goals achievement. An essential condition of effective navigation functioning is to provide its safety. The ?prescriptive? approach to the navigation safety, which is currently used in the world maritime field, is based on long-term experience and ship accidents investigation results. Thus this approach acted as an the great fact in reduction of number of accidents at sea. Having adopted the International Safety Management Code all the activities connected with navigation safety problems solution were transferred to the higher qualitative level. Search and development of new approaches and methods of ship accidents prevention during their operation have obtained greater importance. However, the maritime safety concept (i.e. the different points on ways, means and methods that should be used to achieve this goal) hasn't been formed and described yet. The article contains a brief review of the main provisions of Navigation Safety Conceptions, which contribute to the number of accidents and incidents at sea reduction.
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Citation note:
Torskiy V., Topalov V.P., Chesnokova M.V.: Conceptual Grounds of Navigation Safety. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 10, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.10.01.08, pp. 79-82, 2016

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