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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Near-miss Reporting as Seen from Seafarers' Perspective
ABSTRACT: The maritime industry is a high-risk sector, and there is a large number of accidents its stakeholders need to reduce. Lessons learned from the near-miss analysis can prevent accidents and improve safety in the maritime sector. However, to be able to accomplish this task, near-miss events have to be identified and reported. Identification and reporting are dependent on seafarers. If they cannot identify or are unwilling to report a near miss, there will be no analysis, and valuable knowledge will be lost forever. Seafarers' knowledge, attitudes, and opinions on near-misses are important factors in determining the near-miss management system's effectiveness. The authors created a survey to gain insight into these factors. A total of 223 experienced seafarers participated in the survey. The results confirmed that near-misses are underreported and that seafarers do not report every observed near-miss because of reporting barriers. This paper reflects seafarers' perceptions of near-miss reporting and suggests measures to overcome reporting barriers.
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Citation note:
Hasanspahić N., Frančić V., Vujičić S., Maglić L.: Near-miss Reporting as Seen from Seafarers' Perspective. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.15.04.15, pp. 825-831, 2021

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