@article{Hasanspahic_Frančic_Vujičic_Maglic_2021, author = {Hasanspahic, Nermin and Frančic, Vlado and Vujičic, Srđan and Maglic, Lovro}, title = {Near-miss Reporting as Seen from Seafarers' Perspective}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {15}, number = {4}, pages = {825-831}, year = {2021}, url = {./Article_Near-miss_Reporting_as_Seen_from_Hasanspahic,60,1180.html}, 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.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.15.04.15}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Seafarer's Perspectives, Near-Miss Reporting, High-Risk Sector, Maritime Industry, Seafarer's Knowledge, Near-Miss Management System, Seafarer's Perceptions, Maritime Accidents} }