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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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Assessment of Factors Contributing to the Risks of Cargo Liquefication Accident in Bulk Carriers (A Qualitative Approach)
1 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
ABSTRACT: Liquidation of cargo in bulk carrier has been identifying as a major hazard affecting the bulk carrier shipping and has resulted to several loss of lives. This study assesses the liquidation problem in bulk carrier shipping, it also discusses the mechanisms by which cargo liquefaction occurs in bulk carrier and the factors influencing the risks of occurrence, based on a qualitative approach. Based on the findings and survey, the unsafe storage condition, poor compliance with the testing and certification of cargoes, poor loading plan, have been identify as some of the root casual factors influencing the risk of liquidation problem in bulk carrier. This study will contribute to increasing the awareness and understanding of the problem of cargo liquefaction and will facilitate the development of regulations that reflects the realities of this problem and assist in the development of future recommendations for mitigation plans against the liquidation problem in bulk carrier.
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Citation note:
Nwigwe T., Minami K.: Assessment of Factors Contributing to the Risks of Cargo Liquefication Accident in Bulk Carriers (A Qualitative Approach). TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 16, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.16.01.17, pp. 149-152, 2022

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