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Risk Assessment for an Unmanned Merchant Ship
1 Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK), Norway
2 Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML), Hamburg, Germany
ABSTRACT: The MUNIN project is doing a feasibility study on an unmanned bulk carrier on an intercontinental voyage. To develop the technical and operational concepts, MUNIN has used a risk-based design method, based on the Formal Safety Analysis method which is also recommended by the International Mari-time Organization. Scenario analysis has been used to identify risks and to simplify operational scope. Systematic hazard identification has been used to find critical safety and security risks and how to address these. Technology and operational concept testing is using a hypothesis-based test method, where the hypotheses have been created as a result of the risk assessment. Finally, the cost-benefit assessment will also use results from the risk assessment. This paper describes the risk assessment method, some of the most important results and also describes how the results have been or will be used in the different parts of the project.
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Citation note:
Rødseth Ø.J., Burmeister H.C.: Risk Assessment for an Unmanned Merchant Ship. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 3, doi:10.12716/1001.09.03.08, pp. 357-364, 2015

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