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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Impact of Bulk Carrier Disasters on the Amendments To the SOLAS Convention
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: Maritime transportation facilitates global trade by transporting a wide range of commodities and products across the world's waterways. There are many types of vessels that carry merchandise across the water. Among them are bulk carriers, which transport unpacked or uncontenerized goods, like ore, sand, grain, etc. Like other water vessels, bulk carriers and their crews face many occupational hazards. To minimize these hazards and improve the safety of the work environment, organizations such as the International Maritime Organization developed and maintains regulations, such as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Despite these regulations, accidents happen, and new occupational challenges arise, which result in revisions and amendments of the rules and requirements. This review focuses on the bulk carrier accidents that led to significant changes in the SOLAS convention to improve maritime transportation safety. An example of an accident and report are provided. Types of accidents and numerical trends of ships and lives lost across the last fifteen years are also summarized, demonstrating decreasing trends.
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Citation note:
Hermann W.: Impact of Bulk Carrier Disasters on the Amendments To the SOLAS Convention. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 18, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.18.02.03, pp. 287-294, 2024
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