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ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Investigations on Container Ship Berthing from the Pilot’s Perspective: Accident Analysis, Ethnographic Study, and Online Survey
1 Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Oldenburg, Germany
2 Institute of Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany
ABSTRACT: In recent years, container ships have had to transport more and more goods due to constantly growing demand. Therefore, the container ships for carrying these goods are growing in size, while the harbors fall short in adapting to these changes. As a result, the berthing of these container ships in harbors has become more challenging for harbor pilots. In this work, we identify problems and risks with which pilots are confronted during the berthing process. First, we analyzed approximately 1500 accident reports from six different transportation safety authorities and identified their major causes. Second, we conducted an ethnographic study with harbor pilots in Hamburg to observe their actions. Third, we gained more specific insights on pilots environments and communications through an online survey of 30 harbor pilots from different European countries. We conclude our work with recommendations on how to reduce problems and risks during berthing of container vessels.
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Citation note:
Gruenefeld U., Stratmann T.C., Brueck Y., Hahn A., Boll S., Heuten W.: Investigations on Container Ship Berthing from the Pilot’s Perspective: Accident Analysis, Ethnographic Study, and Online Survey. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 12, No. 3, doi:10.12716/1001.12.03.07, pp. 493-498, 2018
Authors in other databases:
Uwe Gruenefeld: Scopus icon56426574900 Scholar iconhQwqJCQAAAAJ
Tim Claudius Stratmann: Scopus icon55838339500 Scholar iconUAQUpssAAAAJ
Yvonne Brueck:
Susanne Boll: Scopus icon14522025600 Scholar icon1vsF_kYAAAAJ
Wilko Heuten: Scopus icon14522541300 Scholar icon0k8ZABMAAAAJ

Other publications of authors:

T.C. Stratmann, U. Gruenefeld, A. Hahn, S. Boll, J. Stratmann, S. Schweigert

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